The "Engine" software is a Windows based application which runs in the background. Its primary function is to collect real-time data from one or more ECM-1240 or ECM-1220 energy consumption monitors (or combination of both) and storing the assembled binary packets to a SQLite3 database. This stored data is the source for the Dashboard software.
This software also includes system configuration tools along with additional features such as:
- Local tabular data viewing
- Data forwarding to other applications such as:
- Home Automation Systems (CQC, Homeseer, etc.)
The Engine software may run without the Dashboard software if so desired.