The DALI to BACnet Gateway has been specially designed to allow bidirectional control and monitoring of all parameters and functionalities of DALI ballasts from a BMS, SCADA, PLC or any other device working as a BACnet client.
The aim of this integration is:
- Providing a DALI physical channel with the necessary bus voltage (about 15V) and current regulation (max. 250mA).
- Setting the proper configuration values of the DALI ballasts (addresses, groups, max/min levels, …).
- Performing control and monitoring of the DALI ballasts in the DALI bus from a BACnet/IP-based control system or device, so that the ballasts become part of the own BACnet system.
Once set up, the gateway acts as a BACnet/IP Server device in its BACnet interface, allowing other BACnet/IP client devices to perform COV subscription requests, and reading or writing its internal BACnet objects. These objects provide control of the DALI ballasts connected to IntesisBox.