For lighting manufacturers and designers who want a single, open standard, wireless control solution for a wide variety of LED light sources, Xicato introduces the Xicato intelligent drive controller (XID). XID provides worry-free, hassle-free and economical Bluetooth lighting control with no compromise to power or performance.
XID are compact, programmable, deep dimming drive controllers that enable Bluetooth and/or wired control of most constant current LED light sources up to 56W. This includes the entire Xicato XTM portfolio, but also most 3rd party vendor LEDs, CoBs, and LED arrays.
There are two XID models, which can be manufacturer-programmed using the Xicato Configuration Tool (XCT) to fit specific light sources and luminaires. One has a programmable maximum current of 350mA to 700mA, and another has a programmable maximum current of 700mA to 1400mA. Both accept either 24V or 48V DC input, provide smooth, IEEE 1789-compliant dimming performance to 0.1%, can be programmed with beacons, and provide detailed operating data over Bluetooth or DALI.
Fast, Easy, and Affordable
Xicato Bluetooth saves time and money, enabling simple, flexible system design. Installation and commissioning in hours or days, rather than weeks or months. No more expensive wires, hubs, or dedicated control gear. All without sacrificing fast, responsive performance or powerful features such as groups, scenes, schedules and sensor control.
Bluetooth architecture features direct, peer-to-peer communication between nodes, ensuring nearly instantaneous response to input from switches, sensors, or mobile devices. No need to “hop” to a hub or a central controller. Lights are intelligent; programmed to respond directly and individually to one or more inputs.
Unlimited Scalability for Large Installations
Xicato Bluetooth is highly scalable to meet the needs of large commercial sites. There is no practical limit on the physical size or number of nodes in a network. Tens of thousands of nodes can share a single secure network, and there can be tens of thousands of secure networks. Define thousands of groups or scenes, if you like. Extend the network using the Xicato Intelligent Gateway, and eventually through Bluetooth Mesh.
Fully Automated Lighting
Lights can be individually programmed to respond to manual commands or time of day, but the power of the system is fully revealed when switches and schedules are combined with occupancy (motion) and ambient light (lux) sensors. Put the light you need, where you need it, and when you need it. Automation provides the ability to minimize energy consumption to meet government regulations (and operating budgets!), but also creates a comfortable, convenient environment for people.
Don’t worry – the lights know what to do! The elimination of wiring, connectors, hubs andcentral controllers eliminates the possibility that one of them will fail, taking down the entire system. Distributing intelligence to the lights means that there is no single point of failure – a failed node affects only that node.
Beacons for Location-Based Services
Bluetooth enables location based information and navigation services via integrated, programmable Eddystone, AltBeacon, and iBeacon functionality. Beacons act as indoor GPS satellites, periodically broadcasting tiny messages that can be read by mobile apps to determine the users’ location and provide relevant displays or wayfinding.
Xicato lighting nodes protect themselves by detecting thermal overload, and automatically reduce intensity to stay cool.
Xicato nodes also collect and report data – such as total operating hours, temperature, intensity, wattage and input voltage – that allow facility managers to see and correct problems before they cause failures.
Standards Based Interoperability
Xicato Bluetooth is compatible with the technology built into billions of devices worldwide. Bluetooth has an ideal combination of features for lighting control, and is widely recognized as the likely foundation for the emerging Internet of Things.
As a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and contributing member of the Bluetooth Mesh Working Group, Xicato is at the forefront of Bluetooth evolution, and is dedicated to incorporating Mesh compliance into its products as soon as possible.