By using a gateway it is possible to control Casambi-enabled luminaires remotely.
- Cloud gateway: This must be powered, and in Bluetooth range of the network it is acting as a gateway for.
- Casambi Gateway (Beta): This is a specific device only in Beta. It is not generally available and instructions for use are not included here.
- This device: This is an iOS or Android device (e.g., a phone or tablet) permanently powered and running the Casambi app. It must be in Bluetooth range of the network it is acting as a gateway for and have internet connection.
The network to be controlled must have been shared as Admin only or Password protected to enable gateway use. It is not possible to use a gateway on an Open or Not shared network.
Note that Classic network do not have the Cloud gateway or Casambi Gateway (Beta) options available.
To set up the gateway device, select Gateways in the Network Setup screen. If the Internet gateway option under the REMOTE ACCESS heading is grey and cannot be selected, make sure the network is shared (see the Sharing settings section of this guide).
The GATEWAY SELECTION section displays the possible gateway options
Note: The Casambi gateway feature relies on third-party devices and connections. For this reason, continuous and error-free operation cannot be guaranteed.
If your gateway appears offline, please first check and confirm your internet connection to the gateway is stable.
Choose this option if you are using the Casambi cloud gateway product.
- When Cloud gateway selected, a list of serial numbers of powered nearby gateways will be displayed under AVAILABLE GATEWAYS.
- Select the gateway device you wish to use, and push ADD TO NETWORK.
- A message is displayed while the Gateway is added. Then you will be presented with options for configuring the Gateway settings and connecting to WiFi.
In Gateway settings, Notify on disconnect means that a message will be sent to the network Administrator email address (detail shown below this option) if the gateway is disconnected for some reason. You can disable this option if you do not wish to receive the notification.
- See the DATA COLLECTION and SCANNING INTERVAL sections later in this guide for information on these settings.
- To connect to Wi-Fi, select the Wi-Fi option. Enter the name of your WiFi network and the Password. When connected there will be a brief message at the bottom of the screen stating this.
- To disconnect a Cloud gateway from the network, select the bin symbol in the top right corner and confirm the pop-up message. An information screen will be displayed during the disconnection process.
Casambi Gateway (Beta)
This is a specific device only available in Beta. It is not generally available and instructions for use are not included here.
Select this option to enable the gateway on the mobile device (phone or tablet) that you are currently doing the configuration on.
- Enable Notify on disconnect (if desired), so that you will receive a notification to the network Administrator email address if the gateway is disconnected for some reason.
- See the DATA COLLECTION section of this guide for information on these settings.
- To disconnect the gateway from the network, select the bin symbol in the top right corner and confirm the pop-up message.
After enabling the gateway on a phone or tablet, please ensure the following:
- The Casambi app is always open on the gateway device. The app can be in the background when using iOS devices, but when using Android devices, the app must be active and in the foreground.
- The gateway device must always have a reliable Internet connection.
- The gateway device must have a reliable Bluetooth connection to at least one Casambi device in the network.
- Disable all automatic updates on the gateway device.
- The gateway device must always be connected to a power source.
- Disable any power saving options on the gateway device that could cause the Bluetooth or Internet connection to drop.
This can be configured in the various gateway option settings. Data collection options can be enabled if you need to access your network's sensor or device usage data separately. The collection of sensor data and usage of devices data can be enabled separately. Enabling these options will increase the amount of network data while collecting and uploading the information from devices.
To prevent excessive data usage, it is recommended to enable these options only when necessary.
The data logging contains information about device-specific details such as information about its state and changes in the state. Certain devices may be able to provide more details. For example, a DALI device may also be able to provide data on specific hardware capabilities.
Enabling “Sensor data” allows readable sensor data to be uploaded. For example:
- Presence/occupancy signals (Presence/Absence)
- Light sensor (lux)
- On-board temperature
- Battery level
- Overheating/overloading indicator (Hardware specific)
“Usage of devices” enables the gateway to collect and upload other network-specific data, such as:
- Status of the device in the network
- State of device controls, e.g., dimming data, CCT level, colour settings, etc.
- Energy counters
- Manufacturer details of DALI drivers
- Other extended diagnostics and maintenance data that may be retrievable from (DALI) devices
This only applies to DALI devices in your network. DALI sensor and/or device data from your network can then be uploaded to the Casambi cloud service at an interval defined by the Status update interval setting. The data can then be accessed by using a suitable 3rd party software interface designed around the Casambi Application Programming Interface (API).
The data available for collection depends on the designed DALI capabilities of the sensors or other devices used in the network. e.g., a DALI device without thermal measurement capabilities cannot provide temperature data.
This option may use a significant amount of network data bandwidth and can slow network operation.