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Termineter is a Python framework which provides a platform for the security testing of smart meters.

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Termineter is a Python framework which provides a platform for the security testing of smart meters. It implements the C1218 and C1219 protocols for communication over an optical interface. Currently supported are Meters using C1219-2007 with 7-bit character sets. This is the most common configuration found in North America. Termineter communicates with Smart Meters via a connection using an ANSI type-2 optical probe with a serial interface.



Termineter is released under the BSD 3-clause license, for more details see the LICENSE file.


Special Thanks To:

  • Caroline Aronoff (Alpha testing and fixing older PySerial compatibility)
  • Chris Murrey - f8lerror (Alpha testing)
  • Jake Garlie - jagar (Alpha testing)
  • Scott Turner - fantomgoat (Bug report and fix)
  • Kevin Underwood (Bug report and fix)
  • Don Weber - cutaway (Developer of InGuardians’ OptiGuard)

Termineter Development Team:

  • Spencer McIntyre of the SecureState Research and Innovation Team


Author: Spencer McIntyre - zeroSteiner (@zeroSteiner)

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Termineter can be installed from the Python Package Index using pip. Simply run sudo pip install termineter.

For additional install information please see the file.

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