New MCE widgets update is now available. Makes it even easier to build and display your own analytics
Our new MCE widgets update is now available. This lets users build their own dashboard solutions. Using the widgets, you can build your own dashboards and select the way that you want to display your data. Key features in the new widgets include:
The MCE widgets build on the existing MCE low-code analytics platform and are designed to give users simple access to their data.
This is an example of an iframe built using the new Gauge widget code. Electricity values are updated every 6 seconds. The widget updates every 2 minutes.
For more information on MCE widgets
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Home Energy platform upgrade lets users create their own dashboards
We have upgraded the Meniscus Calculation Engine (MCE) on our free-to-use Home Energy monitoring platform. We are phasing out of the existing Silverlight dashboard as it only runs on Internet Explorer over the next couple of months.
Example of an MCE real-time widget
This graph will update every 2 minutes.
New Widget graphs and getting your API key
The widgets let you easily create your own dashboards that you can configure yourselves.
To use the widgets you will need your API key which is the first 16 characters of the email address that you used to create your account with us. Please note a couple of things.
If you would like to change your API key please send a mail to [email protected] and quote the e-mail address you use for your Home Energy account
To create the widgets
- Go to the widget page
- In the “Create Widget – Enter API key” tab enter your API key
- Click Connect to Server
- In the “Create Widget – Meter Options” tab select the Items you want to display
- For the Real time data use Electricity use – channel 1. This is the RAW data type with units of W
- For the Half hour aggregated data for the three main channels then use Electricity use – channel 1 – HH. This is the CALC aggregated W data converted into kW
- You can add any other Item that you want to display
When you are ready – select the Output HTML. This will generate the iframe code that is can be pasted into any HTML web page to generate the graph displayed.
Create the Dashboard
Follow these steps to create an HTML dashboard with the widgets you have created. This will give you a lot more visibility for the Home Energy platform.
For more information on the MCE widgets click here
See an example of the MCE widget dashboard
DCP 228 – the name of the upcoming regulatory change brought in by OFGEM – will see a modification to the way electricity distribution charges are calculated.
Pleased to announce that we have released a re-purposed version of the Current Cost Bridge that sends data from the Current Cost Envi unit directly to the Meniscus servers making it much easier to use our Real Time Energy Management Dashboard.
Using our Real Time Energy dashboard to work out overall energy used for hot water, central heating and cooking (using an AGA) as well as comparing the cost of hot water using cheap Economy 7 night time electricity for heating water versus oil.
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