Boost wireless lighting within smart buildings
A collaboration between photonics specialist, OSRAM, and Casambi, has presented the interoperability between the Casambi CBU-DCS module and OSRAM DEXAL (Data Exchange for Advanced Lighting) driver. Therefore, the module is listed as an official ‘Works with OSRAM DEXAL’ component. This emphasises the ability of lighting professionals to implement a wide range of lighting solutions in smart buildings.
This interoperability means that OSRAM’s DEXAL LED drivers can be connected via a single interface, utilising Casambi’s lighting management system along with ‘Casambi Ready’ luminaires, components and control devices (including sensors and switches) from an ever-growing list of leading manufacturers. Casambi’s compatibility with DEXAL interface technology will enable simpler lighting installations across a broad range of applications.
Once connected to Casambi’s wireless control platform, OSRAM’s DEXAL LED drivers enable bi-directional communication based on the DALI protocol. Data, including power consumption, operating time and temperature profiles, can also be extracted from each luminaire, to enable end users to benefit from connectivity, such as remote energy monitoring and predictive maintenance.
In response to customer needs for which compatibility with DALI is a necessity, Casambi has recently introduced the CBU-DCS module, a Bluetooth-operated DALI controller which effectively serves as a DALI-to-Casambi gateway. Casambi’s modules and integrated software operate easily and reliably with OSRAM DEXAL solutions including OSRAM and other daylight sensors and presence detectors along with other connected luminaires in a lighting control solution without the need to add other connectivity infrastructure.
Casambi’s CEO Timo Pakkala commented: “OSRAM’s DEXAL interface technology enhances Casambi’s intentions to continue to offer high performing, functional and interoperable solutions to our customers based on standards and de facto solutions that are successful in the market place. The fast-growing Casambi ecosystem is controlled in seamless harmony, and Casambi views interoperability with DALI as very important.”
Hannes Wagner, Senior Product Manager at OSRAM Digital, added: “The goal of our ‘Works with OSRAM DEXAL’ partner programme is to enable our OEM partners to become active participants into the dynamic and rapidly growing world of connected lighting. We strongly believe in partnerships to make a wide variety of connected lighting solutions available to the market. The compatibility between our Dexal LED drivers and Casambi’s control module supports the growing demand for connected devices.”