Energy management software varies from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to elegant online programs that cost either thousands of dollars to buy or a few dollars a month for every meter in the system. On the theory that Davidge Controls will sell more meters if we provide good software for free, we developed the EZ Meter Reader program about 10 years ago. While numerous users still use that program, the new EZ Meter Power Suite is a much more elegant program. Development has stopped on the EZ Meter Reader program although bugs will continue to be fixed if anyone reports them. The Power Suite program is still in active development with new features being added every month or so.
The free version of Power Suite allows software developers to access the data without getting into the intricacies of reading the meters in their own code. SQLite is the most widely used database in the world today and most development systems can easily query it.