Enabling decentralised light monitoring and control from anywhere in the world, the connecDIM has been introduced by Tridonic. Comprised of a connecDIM gateway and a connecDIM cloud, the device allows DALI systems to be integrated into a high-level light management system easily, quickly and cost-effectively. The solution also offers automated emergency lighting test functions.
Once connected to the internet, the gateway collects all the data and parameters of the connected DALI devices and transfers them via TCP/IP to the central connecDIM cloud.
The data stored in the cloud can be accessed at anytime from anywhere in the world. Access is possible via web browsers from any PC or Mac, and also wirelessly via tablets or smartphones running iOS or Android. There are apps available for wireless access, namely connecDIM Lite for monitoring and controlling the installation within the property via the in-house WLAN and connecDIM Architect for commissioning and maintaining the installation. If the luminaire installation is expanded, additional DALI devices can be easily integrated via a PC or Mac internet connection or wirelessly via a tablet or smartphone.
The central monitoring functions benefit building operators, facility managers and operation and maintenance personnel. Alongside an overview of the connected DALI devices, these users receive information about lamp faults, hardware faults and dimming values. It is also possible to change the energy consumption without having to be present on site.
"When asked, more than 50% of all employees would like individually adjustable lighting that they can tailor to their specific needs and to the requirements of changing work situations," commented Simon Blazey, Pre Sales Manager, Northern Europe, Tridonic. "connecDIM makes this possible. This light management solution not only enables the lighting to be monitored at any time and from anywhere in the world, it also allows employees to adjust the lighting to suit their own individual needs quickly and easily via a PC or smartphone app."