Connect to your Eniscope
Find the IP address of the Eniscope, if you don’t know it you can visit http://discovery.bestsupportdesk.comand scan your local network to show you the IP addresses of any Eniscopes on your network.
Once you know the IP address of the Eniscope, connect to it via a web browser by visiting: http://<insert_your_ip_address>/Admin
Enter the Administration username and password that you used when setting up the device.
You should now see the home screen of the Eniscope, with a list of the currently configured meters.
If you do not have any meters configured then please refer to the setup information that came with your Eniscope to start monitoring at least one meter.
Configuring MQTT settings
From the menu on the right hand side select ‘MQTT settings’.
If you do not see the MQTT menu item you will need to update your Eniscope to the latest software version.
Click the ‘Add MQTT Instance’ button.
This will show a form where you can set up which data you want to send to the IoT platform, and how frequently you want to send it.
- Give the setup a title so that you can refer to it later.
- Check the boxes alongside any of the meters that you want to send to the platform
- Choose an interval, this is the number of seconds between each message sent to the platform. If you want a reading every 10 seconds then input 10
- In the host field enter the hostname for IBM Quickstart Sandbox:
- The port should be set to 1883
Username should be blank, so insert a space
- Password should also be blank, so insert a space
- For the topic enter: iot-2/evt/readings/fmt/json
- The ID field should contain the unque identifier for your device in the format
You can change EniscopeExample01 to something else if you like
Be sure to click the “Save All’ button.
Once this is done the Eniscope should start sending your data to your IBM Quickstart Sandbox.
View your data in the IBM Quickstart Sandbox
Visit the IBM quickstart sandbox: https://quickstart.internetofthings.ibmcloud.com
Tick the box to confirm that you agree to the Terms and Conditions
In the Device ID box enter the device ID we used from the previous step, e.g EniscopeExample01
Then press the ‘Go’ button
You should start to see the data coming in from your Eniscope, if you set your Eniscope to send with an interval of 10 then the data should update every 10 seconds.
Click on one of the parameters listed below the graph, such as P for power, to see that value displayed over time: