The Meniscus Calculation Engine (MCE) API calculation engine that allows users to create their own complex calculations to turn raw data into information that is meaningful and actionable. It comprises some 45 separate methods that control all aspects of configuring the underlying database, uploading raw data and downloading the calculated data. The API Includes methods to return and update the data structure, add new RAW and CALC Items, add costs and conversions, add Targets and High and Low exception limits, and import RAW data.
MCE was originally developed in 2002 as a web-based calculation engine (Meniscus Real Time Calculator) built as a separate layer on top of a SQL Server database. The core engine was completely redeveloped in 2008 to improve speed and to deliver real-time calculations. The calculation syntax was considerably enhanced to make it possible to create practically any calculation you want. MCE is a proven and established platform used to monitor the operational and energy performance from thousands of assets.