HAI Targets Europe with New Omni-Bus Scene Controller, KNX and DALI Gateways
HAI by Leviton DIN rail-mounted Omni-Bus Scene Controller to be demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2013
The new product joins Omni-Bus line of DIN rail-mounted controllers launched in 2011. Unique to the Scene Controller is that dealers can configure lighting scenes and moods without the need for a full HAI control system. (Of course, for a richer feature set, you’ll want to tie in an HAI Omni controller.)
Here’s how HAI describes the product:
The Omni-Bus Scene Controller is an Omni-Bus control unit which enables lighting scenes or moods to be configured. Up to 32 different scenes can be defined, controlling up to a total of 256 Omni-Bus load control modules (dimmer, power switch, or relay module channel). Each scene can be triggered from up to 8 different Omni-Bus input device buttons (wall switch, wall mount remote, switch interface, or keyfob remote). When used in conjunction with a HAI Controller and Omni-Bus Interface Translator, scenes may also be triggered from the Controller or HAI Touchscreens.
Even without a central control system, integrators can configure the behavior of each individual scene or channel including:
- Occupancy mode
- Device startup
- Scene groups
- Scene Behavior
KNX and DALI Gateways
KNX and DALI interfaces are not entirely new for HAI, but the company will demonstrate a working KNX ecosystem for the first time at ISE 2013, featuring integration with lighting, thermostats and motorized window coverings.
The relatively new DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) provides on/off switching, dimming, DALI group control, DALI broadcast control, and DALI scene control for compatible devices.