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Postby ricks » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:30 pm

X10 users beware. TED doesn't seem to play well with the old fella.

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Postby mcascio » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:59 am

dr.frazier wrote:Will it support the T1002 for 400 amp service. Do I need to order that direct fron the company?


We are currently not planning on stocking this model.
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Postby bjdraw » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:26 am

What would be really cool is if there was a way to collect data from a device like a kill-o-watt. That way you could not only see the total usage, but individual device usage as well.
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Postby mcascio » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:33 am

bjdraw wrote:What would be really cool is if there was a way to collect data from a device like a kill-o-watt. That way you could not only see the total usage, but individual device usage as well.


ONe of the kill-o-watts does provide a usb port for data collection. It would be up to the user to analyze the data themself though and make an informed decision.

Also, you can put the clamps of the ted device on a single breaker if you only want to measure an isolated area.
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Postby ccharmatz » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:01 pm

Hello,

Would it be posible to have graphics with higher ranges?

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Postby mcascio » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:13 pm

ccharmatz wrote:Hello,

Would it be posible to have graphics with higher ranges?

Charles


Charles,

The graphic meters allow for customized low and high ranges...so you are covered. :)
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Official Press Release

Postby mcascio » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:19 pm

Cinemar Offers Green Energy Solutions to its Customers
Reduce Energy Costs and Carbon Footprint


Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, 08/15/2008 – Cinemar Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of affordable home automation and media management solutions since 2002, has announced support for Energy, Inc.'s TED (The Energy Detective) line of energy saving products. TED allows you to see your entire electricity usage at a glance in real-time. Display your energy usage in kilowatts, CO2 or dollars and cents. Better budget your electricity dollars by monitoring the costs associated with leaving lights or electrical devices on. TED can be a great visual learning tool for you and your family. It will assist you in the reduction of energy costs and overall carbon footprint.

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Cinemar's driver communicates directly with TED's Footprints software to deliver energy usage information to all supported user interface devices. A variety of predesigned graphical meters and gauges can be tied to the data for a completely customized interface. Display over forty up-to-the-second energy use and cost data items in an understandable and easy-to-read format. Historical data for up to thirteen months can also be displayed.

Cinemar CEO Mario Cascio stated, "With rising energy costs, it's great to offer homeowners a solution that can actually save them money. The ability to see your projected bill before it arrives encourages the conservation of energy and puts the homeowner back in control."

For more information about this new product, please visit the following web page: http://www.cinemarsolutions.com/mlserver.mlenergymanagement.html.


About Cinemar Solutions, Inc.
Cinemar Solutions, Inc. offers home automation and media management solutions to the budget conscious. Cinemar's affordable and easy-to-use Windows based products control multiple systems from a single customizable interface. Visit http://www.cinemaronline.com for more information.

About Energy, Inc.
Energy, Inc. designs and manufactures real-time electricity management devices for residential and commercial use. Their flagship product is a user-friendly, accurate monitor aptly named TED – The Energy Detective. Operating under patented and proprietary technology, Energy, Inc. is focused on assisting homeowners, businesses, and electric utilities interested in conservation and reducing demand during peak periods. Energy, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Charleston, South Carolina. Visit http://www.theenergydetective.com for more information.
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Postby kgingerich » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:32 am

mcascio wrote:
dr.frazier wrote:Will it support the T1002 for 400 amp service. Do I need to order that direct fron the company?


We are currently not planning on stocking this model.


So does that mean the plugin doesn't support the 400 amp T1002 or just that cinemar has no plans to sell the hardware via their website?

I just want to be clear before I shell out the 200 bucks.

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Postby mcascio » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:50 am

kgingerich,

We are looking at possibly stocking the TED 1002. There appears to have been a few who have needed this model. I'll let you know later today hopefully. Due to the volume purchase, we didn't want to stock a lot of inventory that takes a long time to move.

Our plugin should have no problem with the TED 1002 model since we communictae directly to their TED Footprints software rather than the hardware.
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Postby kgingerich » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:59 am

Any update?

mcascio wrote:kgingerich,

We are looking at possibly stocking the TED 1002. There appears to have been a few who have needed this model. I'll let you know later today hopefully. Due to the volume purchase, we didn't want to stock a lot of inventory that takes a long time to move.

Our plugin should have no problem with the TED 1002 model since we communictae directly to their TED Footprints software rather than the hardware.

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Postby RonX » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:38 pm

Mario, is there any possibility that a driver for the Brultech ECM-1220.H could be developed?, it seems from this post that could be a better product than the TED.

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Postby mcascio » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:17 pm

kgingerich,
Still waiting to hear back from TED on this.


Ronx,
No plans to add support for Brultech at this time. We'll certainly download their protocol if its available though. But we've currently got quite a bit on our plate at the moment. The TED plugin was moved up in the priority list due to dealer funding. It's always possible another dealer may require a plugin for Brultech though that could bump it up on the list.
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Postby erikhimber » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:06 pm

Mario,

I really really want one of these, any timeframe on when you will have
available stock ? ?
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Postby mcascio » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:56 pm

Erik,

I was informed today that our first batch shipped to us today. So hopefully we'll have them in shortly. The products will ship out in the order that they came in.

I'm still waiting for a call back regarding shipment of the 1002 models. But we are planning now to stock them.

BTW, one thing I've found in my own home that even when it seems everything is off, my house is still using around 3 kW. So I'm anxious to go around and start turning things off to see where the energy consumption is occuring. Could end up saving me quite a bit of money. My guess is it is somewhere in my component rack. :)
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Postby ricks » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:37 pm

Ronx,

Thanks for pointing out the Brultech. Very nice feature that you can use cat5 from the CR to the monitor so the monitor can be placed next to the PC and connect via USB. Much more reliable and no PLC interference. I've checked into several energy monitors and this one seems to be the best for the price. I'll buy one and see if I can access the data via MLDB.

Thanks,

Rick


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