Logging utility for various meters & sensors
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  • is a part of the volkszaehler.org smart meter
  • is a tool to read and log measurements of a wide variety of smart meters and sensors to the volkszaehler.org middleware
  • can run as a daemon or via cron
  • includes a tiny onboard http daemon to serve realtime readings
  • is written in C++ and should run on most embedded devices which conform to the POSIX standard

Feel free to implement support your own hardware ;)


To install, follow the detailed installation instructions at http://wiki.volkszaehler.org/software/controller/vzlogger/installation_cpp-version

If you're impatient you can quickstart using (Debian Wheezy):

sudo apt-get install build-essential git-core cmake pkg-config subversion libcurl3-dev \
  libgnutls-dev libsasl2-dev uuid-dev uuid-runtime libtool dh-autoreconf

For Debian Jessie be sure to add:

sudo apt-get install libgcrypt20-dev

For Debian Stretch use:

sudo apt-get install git cmake autoconf libtool uuid-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libssl-dev \
  libgnutls28-dev libgcrypt20-dev libmicrohttpd-dev libsasl2-dev

Ubuntu 18.04LTS (bionic) needs an additional:

sudo apt-get install libunistring-dev (this might be needed on others now as well as we link unconditionally against libunistring)

Then run the installation:

wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.github.com/volkszaehler/vzlogger/master/install.sh
sudo bash install.sh

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If you have questions, contact the volkszaehler mailing lists:

More information is available in our wiki: http://wiki.volkszaehler.org/software/controller/vzlogger