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[thing-it-node] Device Plugin for a generic Smart Meter for electrical energy consumption. Manufacturers of Smart Meters may use this as an example to implement a [thing-it-node] Device Plugin for their Smart Meter products.


Installation of NodeJS and [thing-it-node]

First, install node.js and [thing-it-node] on your Gateway Computer (e.g. Raspberry Pi or C.H.I.P) following the instructions on the [thing-it-node] Wiki.

Initialization and Start of [thing-it-node]

The [thing-it-device-smart-meter] Plugin is installed with [thing-it-node], hence there is no need to install it separately.

The Plugin is simulation-only so far, hence you only have to create a directory in which you intend to run the configuration, e.g.

mkdir ~/smart-meter-test
cd ~/smart-meter-test

and invoke

tin init

and then start [thing-it-node] via

tin run

If you don't want to use Autodiscovery, you may use configurations like the sample configuration via

tin example --device smart-meter

If you want to pair the [thing-it-node] Gateway and its sample configuration with, invoke

tin pair --mesh Test

and enter your account and password. The pairing will allow you to configure and monitor your local Gateway from and use the Mobile App below to connect to the Gateway from everywhere.

Mobile UI

Install the thing-it Mobile App from the Apple Appstore or Google Play and set it up to connect to [thing-it-node] locally as described here or just connect your browser under http://localhost:3001 to check how the Mobile UI would look like.

The following screenshot shows the Node Page of the sample configuration with the Mobile UI to monitor and control the Smart Meter:

Where to go from here ...

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npm i thing-it-device-smart-meter

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