EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert (PME) 9.x Advanced Programming

Length: 4 Days


 This course is targets an audience that has a need to expand the current capabilities of their PME system.  This class will teach students how to customize the meters and software to capture or viusualize information specific to each customers needs using tools like Vista and Designer. Students will learn the architecture of the ION meter, along with using the Designer interface to develop an understanding of how frameworks are constructed. Students will be guided through a series of lab activities to creating custom applications for equipment monitoring, alarming and logging. Students will learn to program the Virtual ION Processor (VIP) for special applications, such as data aggregation and event driven reporting. Students will then learn how to visualize these custom applications in Vista and how to link your objects to virtual nodes or custom database records.

Who should attend

PME Power users PME Meter Techs (required to program meters) PME System Integrators PME Control Engineers


  • PME software experience,  (Recommend taking PME Operations and PME Administrator courses first)
  • Working knowledge of the default capabilities of ION meters
  • General computer skills and basic working experience with Microsoft Windows

Students will be able to


  • Describe ION architecture and ION module properties
  • Examine configuration of meters installed in a PME system
  • Understand the procedure to backup and restore a meter template
  • Construct programs to perform custom calculations
  • Describe how Designer and Vista work together
  • Build programs for logging and alarming
  • Construct programs for Advanced WAGES metering
  • Build programs to read Modbus registers from one device to an ION meter
  • Program applications to monitor processes and control functions
  • Learn best practices for programming and visualization in Designer and Vista
  • Understand the ION Reference document and how to use it