The Cetrus Process Meter (CPM) architecture captures data at the precise moment of use. CPM consists of 4 layers, each carefully designed with our customers in mind.
1. Cetrus Website
The Cetrus Website is a web application for administration, configuration, and data storage.The Website Contains:
- User Interface
- Web service
- REST API
- Data base
The Manager is an intelligent communication hub between the Cetrus Website and Agent(s).
The Manager typically is installed on a server class machine.
- REST connection
- Data base
The Agent(s) acts on the behalf of the user. It collects and transmits data to the Manager.
The Agent typically is installed on workstations, laptops, and other workstation class machines.
- TCP/IP connection
- Plug-in architecture
Plug-ins access different system resources depending upon the Plug-in:
- Device driver
- WMI queries
See our Plug-in list below.
Activity Monitor: tracks application use, down to the second.
Application REStrictor (ARES): restrict application use to contain licensing costs.
Expense-2-Project (E2P): associates application use to projects for billing and analysis.
Hardware Inventory Reader: scans the computer hardware.
LMAP (License Manager Agent Plug-in): reports license use information from License Servers.
Software Inventory Reader: collects information about the installed software.