EKM Dash Software - Start Meter Reading on Application Open

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yelhsahtims
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EKM Dash Software - Start Meter Reading on Application Open

Post by yelhsahtims » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi EKM Forums,

I would like to know how it may be possible to have EKM Dash application automatically start meter reading when the application is started.

Currently, when the application starts, you then have to manually click 'Start Reading' for it to begin recovering data from meters configured.
Then you can "Pause Reading" or exit the application to stop reading.

Is there any way (check box?) to have 'Start Reading' occur on startup?

Reasoning behind this is on too many occasions now, I have come back after a few days to find that my EKM Dash application has not been running and so not collecting data, and it has overrun the 1000 latest reads available, resulting in effective data loss.
I am looking to have EKM Dash be auto restarted by a separate application (made to auto restart applictions), but cannot find a way for EKM Dash to start reading the meters without manual intervention.

Thank you for your help.
-A

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Re: EKM Dash Software - Start Meter Reading on Application Open

Post by Jameson » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:01 am

Your EKM Dash software should start to read your meter after about 30 seconds of first starting up. If you have your EKM Dash software set to read meters, then you quit your Dash, and then start it again, it will wait for about 30 seconds and then start reading your meters again.

If your Dash is set to NOT read your meters, and then if you restart your Dash, it will NOT start to read meters on its own.

Let us know if this is not what you find.
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Re: EKM Dash Software - Start Meter Reading on Application Open

Post by yelhsahtims » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:21 am

Hi Jameson,

Thank you for the response.
I have checked as you suggested and indeed EKM Dash software starts to read automatically after around 30s from starting up on configured meters.
I clearly was impatient in my checking before.
It is great to see it automatically starts after a short time, this will allow me to achieve what I was looking to achieve without any additional configuration.

Thank you.

-A

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