Casambi Wireless Lighting
What is bluetooth low energy (BLE)?
Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology standard that operates in the ISM band from 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz. There are two different types of Bluetooth technology: Bluetooth Classic (Bluetooth BR/EDR) and Bluetooth Low Energy.
Bluetooth Classic is the technology that supports point-to-point device communication and is used to enable wireless audio streaming and data transfer across relatively short distances. It is commonly used in wireless speakers, keyboards, headphones, and in-car entertainment
Bluetooth Low Energy is designed for very low power operation and to transmit small data packages over 40 channels. BLE supports multiple communication topologies such as point-to-point, broadcast and mesh.
How does it work?
Casambi’s technology forms a mesh network (‘Casambi Mesh’), which enables node-to-node communication inside a lighting network. The Bluetooth Low Energy protocol enables communication between a mobile device (or the control device) and the Casambi platform.
The mesh topology is self-healing, which means that, if a device fails, the signal flow automatically reroutes through other devices, ensuring that data has multiple routes to its destination. This increases reliability through multiple nodes and redundancy of nodes. Therefore, there is no single point of failure because no single critical element that stores the information is needed for the proper functioning of the network or part of it.
No special wiring for lighting controls is needed and all hardware complexity is reduced to a minimum because no central units such as routers, controllers or gateways are needed for the operation of a Casambi network. A Casambi network can contain up to 250 devices and each one is independent and has a backup of the entire network – i.e. all nodes of the mesh network carry the complete system intelligence.
Advantages of Casambi
An intelligent and wireless mesh network can control a large number of fixtures from any point. It also allows for firmware updates over the network, allowing any kind of changes to be made ‘over the air’. In this kind of fully distributed and symmetric architecture, any unit can go offline and catch up from others when they return back online.
The Casambi app works as one of the user interfaces in a Casambi lighting control solution, as the commissioning tool and as well as a remote gateway. The Casambi app works with iOS as well as Android devices. The app is free to download by any end user.
The Casambi app is made by user interface experts for anyone, regardless of technical proficiency.
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Casambi Lighting Experts
As Casambi lighting experts, Holders Technology is a leading provider of their Bluetooth lighting control systems. Our offering includes the largest range of ecosystem hardware products, as well as all the services required to successfully support and maintain the implementation of large-scale projects.
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