Bluetooth Mesh vs Hub Systems     


Most traditional smart devices are not so smart, they rely on a central hub or gateway to tell them what to do. 

If the centralized hub goes down for any reason, the rest of the devices that are relying on the hub won't know what to do. 


With Casambi, this is not the case! Any of the 100s of Casambi enabled devices all have their own microcontroller inside with their own memory. Once you program the network, all the devices in the network know exactly what they should be doing, without relying on any hub or gateway. 


Set it and Forget it


Let's say you program a Casambi network with the following controls:

-Xpress Wireless Switch

-Scheduling

-Occupancy Sensors

-Daylight Harvesting Sensors


Once you setup the controls, the lights all have this information of the network stored inside each and every device. There is no need for a phone, gateway or any hub to tell them what to do. Each Casambi device can act on its own, even if its out of range of any other device.


In fact, the only time Casambi devices communicate is to communicate through the mesh network itself. Most of the time, this communication only needs to occur if a switch, sensor or the app needs to tell lights what to do. In that case, the appropriate Casambi devices will send a message across the mesh to take this action. 


So in theory, if you take a device from this network and put it in a completely different space, the single Casambi device will still know exactly how to act and what sensors and schedules control it.


"Self-Healing Mesh"?


Believe it or not, the Casambi mesh is actually self-healing. What does this mean? It means when a Casambi devices goes offline for any reason (power interruption or any issue), the device will inform the mesh network that its going offline and the network will reprogram itself to create a new mesh that's as strong as possible.