EKM Push3 - Cloud Data/Control System



The EKM Push3 data system is our cloud-based meter data solution that supports our v.3, v.4, and v.5 Omnimeters

The Push3 data service is completely free! No recurring fees of any kind.

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Description: Instantly Push Meter Data to the Web or log Data Locally!

Meter Support: v.3, v.4, and v.5 Omnimeters

Connections: Ethernet or WiFi, RS-485, Power, Micro SD Card or USB Storage (optional)

Data: Reads Meters are as Fast as Possible (up to once/second), One Minute Data Send Interval (to the cloud)

Features: Meter Settings and v4/v5 Omnimeter Relay Control, On-board Data Storage, New Online Account Portal, No Limit of Meters Per Gateway

Included: Push3 gateway, pluggable terminal blocks, small screwdriver, 16GB Micro SD card. 12V power supplies sold separately.

Model: EKM-Push3

The Push3 is supported by www.encompass.io, the EKM Widget, the EKM Dash software, and our open cloud API for both real-time data and summary data.

*Please note, starting May 25th, 2023 the Push3 case has be changed to white/blue, from black/blue. Some of the product photos still reflect the old black/blue case. The Functionality of the Push3 has not changed.

We are proud to introduce an entirely new communication system with unprecedented capabilities and exceptional ease of use. It is designed to support our Omnimeter line of kWh meters, in order to maximize their capabilities and data readability. All you have to do is plug it in! -- the Push3 gateway handles all of the meter communication and inserts the reads into our cloud database. Your data is then freely available from a known, fixed location in the cloud, by way of your unique access key. The data can be accessed via our Open API for free. Yes, the data is provided for free. There are no recurring fees for the Push3 data!

Version 3 of the EKM Push system includes some new features. It is natively WiFi enabled (the Push3 has a TI WiLink 8 2.4GHz wireless module, which supports MIMO 802.11 b/g WiFi), so it can connect to the internet via WiFi or ethernet. If you intend to connect the Push3 to your WiFi network, please make sure that your WiFi router supports the 802.11 b/g standard.

The Push3 is able to send settings commands to the Omnimeters, so changing things like CT ratios, resetting Max Demand, or programming TOU tariffs is easily done online. The v.4 and v.5 Omnimeter relays can also be controlled with Push3, so turning things on/off is possible.

Push3 also has default onboard data storage via a ≥16GB Micro SD card. This allows the gateway to log data as a stand alone device, or as simply a back up when the internet goes down for any reason. Once the internet connection is reestablished, data is uploaded to the cloud. The included SD card can be replaced with Micro SD cards or USB drives with more available storage (of any size), if needed. The Micro SD card and/or USB drive should be formatted to FAT32 before being used with the Push3.

There is nothing like this available on the market; whether you are metering a single cottage or an international electric car charging network, with tens of thousands of metered points, we believe the Push3 will be the backbone of the next generation of metering. It represents an entirely new paradigm for meter data management, and control.

Our intent is to provide our customers with FREE, seamless, and unrestricted access to their data in real time. What we are offering is the most robust and capable hardware set available, with easy and and reliable access to your data. Again, this service is free, with no monthly or annual fees.

Up to 128x Omnimeters can be daisy-chained together and connected to each Push3 gateway.  However, an unlimited number of Omnimeters can communicate with a single Push3 gateway by using our 485Bee radio modules, which create a mesh network for wireless communication between the Omnimeters and the Push3 gateway.

For each meter that is read by the EKM Push3 gateway, the Push system provides the latest 1000 reads of real-time data. This is typically the last 1000 minutes of data (once/minute read rate). Beyond that the Push database stores a summarized version of that real-time data. It stores 15 minute summaries for 2 years. It stores 1 hour summaries for 4 years. After 4 years, only daily summaries are available and they are only available in UTC time, so the data is no longer timezone adjustable. Daily summaries can also make weekly and monthly summaries but again, those summaries are only available in UTC time after 4 years of storage.

DIN Rail mountable. It is possible to fit this gateway and a v.3 or v.4 Omnimeter inside of this Watertight Enclosure, in the horizontal orientation.

For developers who are interested in working with our Open Push API, please check out our Developer Portal.

For additional information about our products and services, we encourage you to visit our online Knowledge Base, which provides spec sheets, videos, tutorials, FAQs, diagrams, and more.

Meter Reading Device Comparison Chart: Meter Reading Device Comparison Chart

Spec Sheet: EKM Push3

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Michael W
Water and Electric Submetering

I have a duplex and needed to do sub-metering and billing. Let's start with the issues. Ordering from the website is a little confusing (emphasis on little, not a lot) and it is very important to read everything when placing the order to get the correct parts. For example, I wanted to put my water meters on the wall with the lids facing out so I can see the numbers. This was a no/no. I was able to adjust on the fly. Don't trust the shipping dates, even when you pay more, as I ordered 3 day and mine came in 6. Getting the water meters added to the online account and daisy-chaining the two meters took a little digging, but found the information.

Now on to the good. The items came professionally packaged and without damage. Setting up the components was just as they indicated in the videos and if you can follow video, you can install this with minimal knowledge prior. When I connected the Push to the Internet, it just worked and was pushing my data to my account. I created my first invoice and they look professional and have no problem using them to represent my business. In SE MI, we have time-of-day billing with DTE and it seems that the EKM Push does have Tariff schedules. Their knowledge base is full of good articles. Lastly, I made a mistake in my ordering and they caught it before sending everything out. They worked to recreate my order so in a couple of clicks, I had the old order cancelled and the new order placed. Their customer services was very quick and very professional. I strongly recommend the product.

John Simcoe

I had a Push2 for 9 years before it failed. It was replaced with the newer Push3. I realty like the smaller more compact size . The volume of the Push3 is approximately one half of the unit it replaced (Push2). I also appreciate the din rail mounting system for the Push3.

Toby Miller
Great Product

Easy to install, works as claimed. Very good system

Electrical components performe as advertised.

EKM products perform as advertise and I would recommend them for monitoring the electrical usage of a sub panel. The free cloud software provides very detailed data and also works as advertised. My only criticism is that all communication is via email with no voice phone support. Also, the recessed plastic remodel box sold for the Omnimeter II ULv.3 , is too small to adequately (easily) accommodate and facilitate the wires for the Omnimeter from the electrical panel. In the context of an installation in an existing drywalled room, locating the recess remodel box, installing a flex conduit, and pulling wires from the electrical panel to the recessed box can be challenge especially when there is not much space in the recessed box after the Omnimeter is installed. A surface install with a larger enclosure per EKM video would be substantially easier.

Rex Heintz
So far so good

Seems very solid . I have not been able to break it . Maybe I need to try harder.
I have three now so far no major complaints.