Control Lights and Appliances with a Universal IR Remote
OnQ legrand MRIR1 RF Lighting Control IR to RF Interface
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- Integrates IR systems with the OnQ RF Lighting Control network
- Includes teaching remote for programming of other universal remotes
- Controls any room or house scenes and on and off
- 3.5mm jack to support optional external IR sensor
- Comaptible with industry standard 36KHz infrared (IR) frequency and frequency-agile Radio Frequency (RF) wireless communications technology
The OnQ legrand MRIR1 RF Lighting Control IR to RF Interface is a HOUSE or ROOM scene controller that works with external IR systems or components. Typically this device would be used with your a universal remote control so that you can integrate OnQ legrand lighting control with other automation systems such as TV, whole house audio or home theater systems. The IR to RF Interface accepts IR data via an internal IR sensor or an external IR sensor connected to a 3.5mm jack and then transmits control signals to the appropriate devices on the RF Lighting Control wireless network. The interface is supplied with an external 12V power supply as well as a programming remote, which may be used to directly control the MRIR1 or to teach a user-supplied learning remote its IR codes. This allows the universal remote to initiate HOUSE and ROOM level scenes while controlling audio video components. Create a realistic theater experience, by simply pressing a single button to start a movie while gradually dimming the lights, all from the convenience of a favorite chair.One-touch whole house on/off
OnQ legrand RF Lighting Control System
The legrand RF Lighting Control System delivers convenient, easy-to-use control of lights, ceiling fans and small appliances. It allows homeowners to control devices from anywhere in the home, without the need for special wiring or expensive master controllers. The system can handle up to 127 rooms and 1,023 devices - making it the perfect lighting control system for any size home. RF Lighting Control has been designed to meet the lighting control requirements of residential applications including reliability, aesthetics, functionality, and ease of use and installation. It's completely scalable architecture and no-new-wire RF technology means that it is suitable for new or retrofit applications ranging from individual rooms or offices to entire residences.
OnQ legrand RF Lighting Control offers a wide range of devices to extend the system functionality including IR, RS232, and Scene interfaces. With RF Lighting Control, the power is in the network, a key factor in understanding RF Lighting Control's superiority over centrally-wired lighting control systems. With an RF Lighting Control system, there's no expensive central panel and absolutely no control wiring. As a result of its flexibility, additions to an RF Lighting Control network can be made over time. RF Lighting Control has no control wiring, and can be configured and installed with basic tools. As a result, total cost for RF Lighting Control is far more economical than traditional wired systems when compared feature for feature.
Key Features of the OnQ legrand RF Lighting Control System
Whole house and room scene control
Simple, intuitive programming without the use of a computer or controller
Sophisticated, frequency-agile RF wireless communications technology (Topdog)
Panic alerts and vacation mode
Integration with other home automation devices and systems
Coordinated control of lamps, ceiling fans, and small appliances
Increase control with RS232 and IR to RF interfaces
Plug-in modules allow control of small appliances and table or floor lamps, giving homeowners the full control of not only their lights, but also their energy bills
- Designing a System - Designing an RF Lighting Control system involves significant advance planning, particularly in identifying what the residents want from their lighting on a daily, weekly and occasional basis as well as at different times of the day. The basic steps involved in designing an RF Lighting Control project include:
- Determining the project scope - Projects can range from controlling a few lights to controlling all interior and exterior lighting, selected appliances, and interfacing to other home automation systems.
- Determining the type of all lighting loads - Determine the type (incandescent, fluorescent, low voltage, etc.) of all lighting loads to be controlled and the location of all control devices. Also determine whether a neutral is present, as all RF Lighting Control devices (except Incandescent Dimmers) require a neutral.
- Determining and specifying the devices needed to provide the desired level of control - Power devices (i.e. Dimmers, Switches, Plug-in Modules, Fan Controllers) are required for every load on the wireless network. Control devices (i.e. Multilocation, Room and House Scene Controllers) provide additional control points or scene control capability. Interface accessories (i.e. RS232 Network Controller or Scene Interface) enable integration with home automation systems (i.e., alarm systems, time clocks). Repeaters are for installations requiring greater RF range or where occupancy emulation is desired. Plug-in Appliance and Lamp Modules allow coordinated control of lamps and appliances.
- RF Lighting Control Structure - RF Lighting Control's unique hierarchal structure provides three levels of control for unprecedented convenience and flexibility:
- GROUP Level Control
- A GROUP is two or more devices bound together so that each device controls itself and the other devices in the same way. For example, pressing and holding the up paddle on any one device would cause them all to increase in brightness.
- A GROUP is any number of Switches, Dimmers, Fan Controllers, Shade Controllers, Plug-in Modules and Multilocation Controllers into an 'intelligent' three-way or four-way switch circuit.
- A GROUP usually comprises a dimmer with one or more Multilocation Controllers. GROUPS may also contain multiple dimmers, such as in a large area lit by a large number of ceiling downlights.
- ROOM and HOUSE level devices (i.e., Scene Controllers and Repeaters) cannot be included in GROUPS.
Like all RF Lighting Control system elements, all GROUP members must first be bound to the same house ID. GROUPS may be included in ROOMS, but they may also stand alone. RF Lighting Control GROUPS are commonly used as a substitute for a four-way circuit with multiple control points, particularly in retrofits where adding wiring may be an issue.
- Please note that when a GROUP is bound into a ROOM, it is not necessary to also bind each GROUP member into the ROOM; one in, all in is the rule.
- ROOM Level Control
- A ROOM is a number of RF Lighting Control devices (any except HOUSE level devices or Repeaters) bound together under the control of one or more In-wall or Remote Room Scene Controller(s). Room Scene Controllers allow users to set, modify and recall up to five scenes per Controller, evoke ROOM on/off and proportionally raise/lower overall ROOM brightness. Any number of Room Scene Controllers may be used.
- A ROOM may contain one or more Room Scene Controllers to operate a combination of any number of Wireless RF Lighting Control devices and/or GROUPS.
- ROOM Scene Controllers, Switches, Dimmers, Fan Controllers, Shade Controllers and Plug-in Modules can operate a combination of any number of RF Lighting Control devices and/or GROUPS.
- A ROOM scene is a configuration of light level and fade time information for every RF Lighting Control device bound to the ROOM. ROOM scenes have a default fade time of two seconds. Scene information is stored in the device connected to the load (Dimmers or Switches), NOT Room Scene Controllers.
- Typically, users locate In-wall ROOM Scene Controllers at room entrances. They may also wish to have a Remote Room Scene Controller for convenience. Remote Room Scene Controllers operate exactly like In-wall Controllers plus have the ability to adjust individual circuits remotely (also referred to as the Seek function).
- Additional Scenes - Most users will find that five ROOM scenes are plenty. For users who want more scenes, RF Lighting Control supports up to 15 scenes per ROOM in sets or ranges of five. In-wall Room Scene Controllers provide three scene ranges while Remote Room Scene Controllers provide two scene ranges. For more detail and instructions on additional scene ranges, refer to the RF Lighting Control Installation Guide.
- HOUSE Level Control
A HOUSE may contain practically any number of RF Lighting Control devices, GROUPS and/or ROOMS.
- In-wall Remote House Scene Controllers and Repeaters are HOUSE level devices.
- With Wireless RF Lighting Control, users can control their entire home with a single touch using RF Lighting Control HOUSE scenes. Other important HOUSE level functions include occupancy emulation and Panic mode.
- House Scene Controllers look like Room Scene Controllers, with the difference being the house icon on the paddle. Typical locations for In-wall House Scene Controllers are inside exterior doorways and inside the doorway to the garage. Remote House Scene Controllers are typically used at the bedside in the master suite.
- HOUSE Scenes - RF Lighting Control supports up to ten HOUSE scenes. Commonly used scenes include:
- Pathway lighting (e.g., from the master bedroom to the kitchen)
- Balanced whole HOUSE look for entertaining, including patio and landscape lighting
- HOUSE sleep scene at night, in which desired general lighting is off and low level pathway lighting is on
- HOUSE off scene when leaving, which can include occupancy emulation (see page 21)
- HOUSE arrival scene in which desired lighting throughout the house is on upon arrival
- HOUSE scenes differ from ROOM scenes because:
- They may include any or all RF Lighting Control devices and GROUPS in the house
- They may include a Repeater for occupancy emulation
- Every device in the scene must be individually bound to that scene.
- Devices may be toggled in and out of a HOUSE scene using a simple binding process.
- Scene Labels - RF Lighting Control Room and House Scene Controllers come with preprinted labels describing many common scenes and locations. Users may customize their RF Lighting Control devices to match their settings. Each device also comes with a number of blank labels.
- Binding - In order to function, RF Lighting Control devices have to be 'bound' together into a simple wireless network. This is very easy to do, but it helps to understand how and why it works.
- All RF Lighting Control devices must obtain a unique house ID to prevent interference with neighboring systems.
- In addition, RF Lighting Control devices may be bound together in GROUPS - usually one or more Multilocation Controllers with a Dimmer or Plug-in Module.
- All RF Lighting Control devices and GROUPS in a room may be bound together with one or more Room Scene Controller(s) to provide pushbutton control of multiple recorded lighting scenes.
- Every programming process in an RF Lighting Control system consists of placing the devices into a 'learn' or program' mode by pressing the top and bottom of the device paddle simultaneously. Once this has been done, any configuration, from establishing a House ID to creating GROUPS, is accomplished by pressing the paddles or buttons on the faces of the devices.
- Expanding and/or Increasing an RF Lighting Control System
- We recommend including a Repeater in all whole house systems for the following reasons:
- Increases transmit/receive range of an RF Lighting Control network
- Provides occupancy emulation
- Additional range ensures effective operation in any setting, while occupancy emulation is a significant feature for homeowners.
- The Repeater has a large antenna which allows it to receive and retransmit transmissions from other devices up to 100 feet away. When the Repeater picks up a message including its own House ID, it retransmits it.
- When a single Repeater is being used, users should locate it close to the center of the building, remembering that the building is a three-dimensional space. Identify a place near the vertical and horizontal center line. The Repeater uses an external power supply that needs to plug into any 120-volt outlet.
- Up to two Repeaters may be used in very large buildings. There is no benefit to using a second Repeater unless actually necessary.
- Using two Repeaters extends the RF range up to 300 feet. A purely linear extension is therefore limited to about 300 feet, using two Repeaters. In practice, however, the coverage range encompasses three-dimensional space, as illustrated to the right.
- In an open field, Wireless RF Lighting Control devices will reliably communicate over several hundred feet. In a conventional wood or steel frame building, communications typically range up to 100 feet, which is more than adequate for most homes. Some factors may reduce transmitting range, such as solid concrete walls and slabs. Another factor is the use of metal wall plates - particularly if they are used in combination with metal back-boxes. These factors are unlikely to be relevant in apartment buildings, as each RF Lighting Control application is usually within a concrete shell. Where multifloor apartments exist, there will probably be a stairwell opening in the slab, enabling communications between floors. In applications where these factors may be an issue or in very large applications, one or two Repeaters may be used to increase the effective communication range of RF Lighting Control devices.
- Interfacing with Other Automation Systems via the RS232 Network Controller
- Users can connect their RF Lighting Control system with external automation systems for expanded functionality by using the RS232 Network Controller. The RS232 communicates control commands to RF Lighting Control components using the controllers of other home systems.
Common applications include: Home automation systems, Home theater systems and whole house audio/video, Control of lighting scenes for television or movie viewing using a home theater controller.
- Interfacing with External Devices via IR Interface
- In an RF Lighting Control system, the optional IR to RF Interface (MRIR1) is used as a house or room scene controller that works with external IR systems or components to integrate lighting control with other home automation systems, i.e., whole house audio or home theater systems. The MRIR1 accepts IR data via an internal IR sensor or an external IR sensor connected to a 3.5mm jack, and then transmits control signals to the appropriate devices on the RF Lighting Control wireless network. The interface is supplied with an external 12V power supply as well as a programming remote.
- Interfacing with External Devices via Scene Interfaces
- Using the House Scene Interface (MRHC3-G) or Room Scene Interface (MRRC3-G) to connect an RF Lighting Control system with common external devices provides increased functionality. The Scene Interfaces can be set up to accept either momentary or maintained inputs. The scene assignments are fixed and cannot be changed. Mode A is typically used with momentary control signals while Mode B is typically used with maintained control signals.
- Security Systems Applications
- Connect RF Lighting Control Scene Interfaces and security systems using a two-wire connection between a maintained or momentary output relay at the alarm panel and the desired input on the scene interface. Common applications include switching on or flashing house lighting when an alarm event occurs or recalling a scene when the homeowner deactivates the alarm system upon arrival.
- Occupancy or Vacancy Sensor Applications
An occupancy sensor application could use either Mode A or Mode B. Most applications would use Mode B. In this configuration, a scene executes when the sensor initially detects motion; a second scene executes when the sensor determines that the space is unoccupied. Mode A allows auto-on, manual-off and manual-on/auto-off functions. A manual-on/auto-off application requires the input to be wired to a NC contact and the scene stored to turn the appropriate lighting off.
- Topdog Communications
- RF Lighting Control uses a revolutionary Topdog RF communications layer with a comprehensive protocol technology. Via this 900 MHz communications technology (like many cordless phones), RF Lighting Control creates an invisible wireless control network throughout the home. And since Topdog is frequency-agile, there's never any interference with other 900 MHz devices. Up to 1000 times faster than traditional power line technologies, Topdog is bi-directional and uses sophisticated error-correcting codes to guarantee reliability. Topdog also automatically assigns a unique ID to every installation (or structure), so there's no chance of interference from neighboring installations - even in multi-installation buildings.
- Using RF Lighting Control Dimmers, Switches and Fan Controllers
- Dimmers and Plug-in Lamp Modules Multilocation Controllers work the same way)
- Tap the top of the switch once - Fade the circuit to its last-used level
- Tap the top of the switch twice - Full bright
- Press and hold the top of the switch - Increase the present level
- Tap the bottom of the switch once - Fade the circuit to off
- Press and hold the bottom of the switch - Decrease the present level
- Switches and Plug-in Appliance Modules
- Tap the top of the switch once - Turn circuit on
- Press the top of the switch and hold - Turn circuit on
- Tap the bottom of the switch once - Turn circuit off
- Press and hold the bottom of the switch - Turn circuit off
- Fan Controller
- One Tap Up - Fan turns on to last used level
- Two Taps Up - Fan turns on at full output
- Pressing any of the individual speed buttons will turn the fan on to that speed
- Press and Hold (Up) Increases or (Down) decreases fan speed
- One Tap Down - Fan turns off
- Room and House Scene Controllers - Room and House Scene Controllers have a paddle on the left and five scene buttons on the right. House Scene Controllers display the icon of a house on the top of the paddle, while Room Scene Controllers display the icon of a doorway on the paddle.
- Tap top of the paddle Once - Raise all room devices to 100% (ON)
- Press and hold top of the paddle: Raise the current scene's level
- Press and hold bottom of the paddle: Lower the current scene's level
- Tap bottom of the paddle once: Lower all room devices to 0% (OFF)
- Scene Buttons
- A --> 100% (Dimmers) or ON (Switches)
- B --> 75% (Dimmers) or ON (Switches)
- C --> 50% (Dimmers) or ON (Switches)
- D --> 25% (Dimmers) or ON (Switches)
- E --> 0% (Dimmers) or OFF (Switches)
- User-defined Scenes
Press and hold: saves the current device settings as the scene that is recalled the next time you tap this button
- Room Scene Controllers
- The Seek feature on the Remote Room Scene Controller lets you find up to 30 Wireless RF Lighting Control devices or GROUPS in a room, adjust light levels and turn devices on or off. Use UP and DOWN arrows to control the device, or use Scene buttons for 0% (bottom button), 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% (top button) levels.
- House Scene Controllers
- To invoke the Panic mode, which provides a whole house response such as flashing lights, press and hold the Panic button on the Remote House Scene Controller for two seconds. To cancel and revert to normal operation, press the Panic button a second time. Each device included in the Panic mode will revert to its status prior to Panic mode initiation.
- Configuration Lock
- To prevent unauthorized tampering, a user can lock the present configuration at the house and the room level using a simple, no-tools procedure. Configuration lock can be done at one level or at both levels. Activating or removing house lock must be done from a House Scene Controller; room lock must be invoked or removed from a Room Scene Controller.
When house lock is active:
- All binding operations are blocked
- House scene recording is blocked
- Room scenes may be overwritten
When room lock is active:
- Room binding is blocked
- Room scene recording is blocked
- RF Lighting Control Key Fob
- When pressed by the user, the Key Fob buttons recall room or house scenes or activate the panic feature (flashing lights). Specific button functions are defined during system setup. The device may be locked to prevent inadvertent reset to factory defaults. No auxiliary interfaces are required. An unlimited number of Key Fobs can be added to any existing RF Lighting Control installation
- Using Occupancy Emulation/Vacation Mode
- The Repeater monitors all Wireless RF Lighting Control network traffic, and records a seven day 'loop' of network events. When activated, it 'plays back' the recorded loop, providing a highly realistic emulation of occupancy - a great security feature when homeowners are away. Users can activate occupancy emulation in either of two ways:
- Press the 'away' button on the Repeater
- Include a Repeater in a house scene
When the Repeater is included in a house scene, the user presses the relevant scene button to activate emulation when leaving the premises. The system begins occupancy emulation after a one-minute interval.
Upon an occupant's return, as soon as a user presses any device, the Repeater stops playback and starts updating its loop for the next occasion.
- All wireless devices and accessories shall be UL listed and FCC approved as required.
- All wireless devices for installation in standard NEMA electrical wallboxes shall incorporate heavy duty plated steel or aluminum straps, with auto-alignment lugs designed to locate accurately on a plated steel subframe.
- Devices shall be available in either warm white, light almond, or charcoal gray textured polycarbonate. Thermoset materials shall not be acceptable.
- Devices shall require a maximum of two screws per device to mount the device and its wall plate or its portion of a multigang wall plate. No screws shall be visible from the front of the wall plate.
- Single pole, 3-way and 4-way switches with pilot lights shall incorporate green light emitting diodes. The pilot light shall be on when the circuit is off.
- No part of the Switch paddle may protrude more than 2mm outside the front surface of the wall plate when in either the on or off position, or while transitioning between them.
- Switches shall incorporate pressure plate backwire terminals.
- All Dimmers shall incorporate automatic load sensing firmware causing the dimmer to close down and signal an error condition to the user in the event that the Dimmer is energized with an overload or load side short circuit condition, without causing damage to the dimmer, and without the use of integral fuses or current trips.
- All dimmers shall be controlled using only a single paddle, covering the whole of the front of the device, with no surrounding rim. Tapping the top of the paddle once shall cause the dimmer to return to its last-used non-zero level. Tapping the top of the paddle twice shall cause the dimmer to execute a two-second ramp to full bright. Tapping and holding the top of the paddle shall cause the dimmer's load to gradually increase in brightness. Tapping the bottom of the paddle shall cause the dimmer to execute a 2-second fade to off. Pressing and holding the bottom of the paddle shall cause the dimmer's load to gradually decrease in brightness.
- All dimmers shall incorporate a status LED, providing indication of correct function and various fault conditions.
- All permanently-installed dimmers shall incorporate a means to isolate the load for relamping, without any switches or other controls visible from the front of the dimmer, and without requiring tools.
- Dimmer Derating - Derate Dimmers by 100W for each of these cases:
- (a) The Dimmer is located in a multigang box with other Dimmers or Fan Controllers.
- (b) The Dimmer is mounted in a middle position of a 3- or 4-gang box with other Dimmers or Fan Controllers.
- (c) The Dimmer is connected to a non-incandescent load, such as: fluorescent, low voltage, neon or cold cathode loads.
Site Dimmers carefully to minimize derating factors.
- Incandescent Dimmers
- Dimmers designated as incandescent dimmers shall be rated for use with incandescent loads only. Incandescent dimmers shall be designed to be inserted in series with a resistive load and shall not require a neutral connection.
- Universal Dimmers
- Dimmers designated as universal dimmers shall be rated for incandescent loads and for dimmable magnetic low voltage, electronic low voltage, neon, cold cathode and 2-wire fluorescent (Advance MK X or equivalent) loads. Universal dimmers shall require a neutral connection in order to function.
- Dimmers and Multilocation Controllers
- In non-wireless applications, dimmers shall have the ability to be used either alone, or as part of a control circuit with up to eight Multilocation Controllers. The Dimmer shall be connected to the load circuit and may be designated either incandescent or universal (see above). When used as part of a multilocation control circuit with up to eight Multilocation Controllers, each Controller shall be connected to the Dimmer, using a 14-gauge insulated wire. When so connected, it shall be possible to control the load in the manner described above from either the dimmer or from any of the Multilocation Controllers. The Multilocation Controller shall be identical in appearance to the Dimmer with the exception that a status LED shall not be required.
- Dimmers and Switches for Permanent Installation
- Dimmers shall incorporate all the dimmer features indicated above with the exception of multilocation control.
Switches shall be identical in appearance to dimmers, but shall incorporate an air-gap relay providing zero-crossing switching of any loads up to 800 watts. The switch shall be controlled manually by pressing the top of its paddle for on or the bottom for off.
- Plug-in Lamp and Appliance Modules
- The Plug-in Lamp and Appliance Modules shall function exactly as described above for the Universal Dimmer and the Switch.
- The Plug-in Modules shall plug into any grounded 120 volt 15 amp or 20 amp receptacle, and shall pass the ground connection through to the load, which shall connect to a grounded 15 amp receptacle embodied into the Plug-in Module.
- The Plug-in Lamp Module shall function as a Universal Dimmer, with a maximum load of 300 watts. The Plug-in Appliance Module shall function as a switch, with a maximum load of 800 watts.
- The Plug-in Lamp Module shall sense the load connected to it and switch on if it senses that the load circuit is being opened and closed (i.e., person turning switch on or off). It shall be possible to configure the Plug-in Appliance Module to do the same, for use with non-dimmable floor and table lamps.
- Fan Controllers
- Fan Controllers shall be designed to mount in a standard NEMA back box and be uniform in size and general appearance with dimmers and switches. Fan Controllers shall be rated for continuous use with one or two 120 volt ceiling fans of the same type and with a combined load no greater than 1.5 amps.
- Fan Controllers shall incorporate software-controlled overcurrent and short circuit protection that shall be able to safely close down the controller and switch off the load in the event that the control is energized with a load-side short circuit or overload, without the use of fuses or current trip and without damage to the Fan Controller.
- Fan Controllers shall incorporate silent or 'de-humming' technology and shall neither buzz audibly themselves nor cause the fan(s) connected to them to buzz.
- Fan Controllers shall provide pushbutton control of a minimum of four fan speeds and off. It shall be possible to switch from off to any desired speed, without passing through full speed.
- It shall be possible to increase or decrease the fan speed by pressing the Fan Controller paddle up or down respectively.
Fan Controllers shall be available for stand alone operation or as part of a wireless network.
- The Wireless Network
- It shall be possible to construct a distributed peer-to-peer network of dimmers, controllers and other devices, using the unlicensed 900MHz radio band. Each device in the network shall have an RF range of not less than 100' in a timber construction building. It shall be possible to increase this range to 300' by the use of two Repeaters.
- It shall not be necessary to apply filters or bridges to the building's power supply to correctly operate the wireless network.
- All communications across the wireless network shall be bi-directional, at a speed (baud rate) not less than 9600 baud. The wireless network shall incorporate means to avoid message contention and shall operate dynamically over at least five channels in the permitted band to avoid interference with other 900MHz devices.
- The wireless network shall automatically establish a system (House) ID, and shall provide that ID to each member of the network. It shall not be possible for neighboring systems to interfere with or to be influenced by other similar systems.
- The use of special tools or computers to configure or program the wireless network shall not be a requirement.
- The wireless network shall support, within system range, at least 255 discrete House IDs, 127 rooms per house, 1023 devices/groups per house.
- Wireless Groups
- It shall be possible to GROUP two or more wireless Dimmers, Switches, Fan Controllers, Plug-in Lamp Modules, Plug-in Appliance Modules or Multilocation Controllers together without the use of tools or coding devices. When so grouped, the devices shall act as one.
- Wireless Room Control
- It shall be possible to assign one or more Room Scene Controllers with a number of other wireless devices in a room, without the use of tools or coding devices. When so assigned, it shall be possible to record up to fifteen lighting scenes per room.
- The Room Scene Controller shall incorporate five large push buttons, each of which shall be assigned to a room scene. Each room scene shall include a level (or on/off) for all of the dimming or non-dimmable devices in the room. It shall be possible to record and recall a room scene with a single touch, and without the use of tools or coding devices. It shall be possible to increase or decrease light levels in the room by pressing a paddle incorporated in the face of the Room Scene Controller.
- A handheld Room Scene Remote shall be available, incorporating all the functions of the Room Scene Controller and also allowing the user to control individual loads assigned to the room. The Room Scene Remote shall incorporate the same RF technology as the wireless network, and it shall not be required to aim the remote at a device in order to function.
- Wireless House Control
- It shall be possible to record and play back up to 10 house scenes per network, including every load-connected wireless device in the house. It shall be possible to record actual wireless network usage for a period not less than seven days, and to play it back through the touch of a single button to emulate occupancy when the building is unoccupied.
- Through the use of a House Scene Remote, it shall be possible to record and recall a Panic setting, which shall cause dimmers assigned to it to flash on and off, and switches assigned to it to latch on.
- Configuration Locking
- It shall be possible, without the use of tools or coding devices, to lock system configuration at the house and/or the room level. When the house is locked, no changes to system configuration or house scenes are allowed, but room scenes may be modified at will. When a room is locked, no changes to room configuration or scenes are allowed.
- Scene Interface/Contact Closure
- The Scene Interfaces shall include house level and room level devices incorporating a 2-wire interface from other control devices. It shall provide two operating modes for maintained and momentary type outputs respectively. It shall contain three inputs providing access for up to six functions.
- RS232 Interface
- The RS232 Network Controller shall be compatible with the RS232 standard. It shall communicate with standard ASCII communication protocol and shall utilize a 38.4 Kbd baud rate. It shall provide two user interfaces and be accessible via any PC running a terminal emulator.