We develop an application called Energy Station which downloads and analyses electricity consumption data from a Current Cost device and helps people to understand how they use electricity around the home and how they can reduce waste and save money. The Current Cost device connects to the PC using a serial to USB cable. During testing, we found that the Prolific driver was causing bluescreen problems on Windows Vista. We tested several alternatives and found the Serialio.com driver to be the most stable. We recommend the Serialio.com driver for use with Techtoniq Energy Station and the Current Cost Device
Matt Daniels Managing Director and CTO, Techtoniq Ltd.