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How to test if your Internet access point is configured properly for HTTP communication with Wattics

Metering devices and gateways can communicate data to the Wattics platform in various ways. When HTTP communication on port 80 is used, you need to test first the Internet access point with your laptop to ensure that the network and firewall are configured properly to allow HTTP outbound traffic to Wattics.   The idea here…

How to configure your laptop to be within the same IP address range as your meter or gateway

You have a Windows laptop A. Right click on the network icon at the bottom right of your screen, and select Open Network and Sharing Center.   B. Click on Change adapter settings.   C. Right click on Local Area Connection (also called Ethernet Connection) and select Properties.   D. Select Internet Protocol Version 4…

Wattics Portable Unit Start Guide

This Start Guide explains how to set up and use your Wattics portable units for energy audits, ISO50001 certification, and other energy efficiency projects. The steps below should be followed for 3-phase 4-wire (three phases with a neutral) Wye/Star electrical systems typical to European member states, UAE, Malaysia, China and more. Separate installations steps should…

Configuring your Octopus Gateway with the Wattics Octopus Software Tool

This post outlines the configuring steps for the Wattics Octopus Software Tool, for configuration of data collection for your Wattics Octopus. This document should be used to: Familiarise yourself with the Octopus Software Tool. Quickly start using the Octopus Software Tool to commission and operate your Octopus Gateway and I/O Extension units   NOTE: Read…

Installing your Wattics Octopus

This post explains how to supply power to your Wattics Octopus, and outlines the main device configurations and hardware interfaces.   The Octopus is a data logger that is built around the following components: Gateway Unit with network, serial and I/O interfaces; (optional) I/O Extension units if more I/Os are required; (optional) GPRS Extension if…

1 – Gathering information for your project proposal (in Retail Stores)

Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. —   This first post describes the information you need to get from the store to produce your project proposal. 1 – Gathering information for your project proposal 2 – Preparing your project proposal…

4 – Preparing your installation (in Retail Stores)

Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. —   As this stage the PO has been received and works can be conducted. You must now aim at a quick meter installation with no surprises or delay. This fourth post provides the…

2 – Preparing your project proposal (in Retail Stores)

Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. —   At this stage you have gathered information about the store’s electrical setup, and whether you can use the store’s Internet to transmit the readings to the online dashboard, see Stage 1 –…

3 – Preparing your quote (in Retail Stores)

Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. —   At this stage you have gathered information about the store’s electrical setup and computed your project proposal. You also know whether the customer IT infrastructure can be used and the policy for…

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