Why Casambi?

The most robust, cost effective and future proof wireless lighting control solution

Casambi was founded in 2011 by Timo Pakkala, and Elena Lehtimäki, with the belief that smartphones and wireless technologies can fundamentally change the way we interact with everyday objects around us.

 

The Casambi solution is based on Bluetooth Low Energy, the only low power wireless technology used in all modern smartphones, tablets and smart watches, making it the only mainstream and future proof low power radio technology in the world. 

 

Casambi’s products can be integrated into fixtures, LED drivers and even with LED modules, allowing for easy installation and functionality, with minimal additional hardware and deployment costs.

Wireless Mesh Network

On top of Bluetooth Low Energy, the Casambi technology provides a mesh network where all the intelligence of the system is replicated in every node and, in such a way, creates a system with no single points of failure.

Such self-organizing wireless mesh network can control a large number of fixtures from any point. It also allows for firmware updates over the network, allowing any kind of changes to be made over-the-air. In this kind of fully distributed and symmetric architecture, any unit can go offline and catch up from others when they return back online.

The Casambi devices are smart on their own and only connected when needed. An Internet connection is not necessary for normal operation, it is just needed for user interface configurations to be sent or recalled from the cloud service.

Casambi App

 

The Casambi app works as one of the user interfaces in a Casambi lighting control solution, as the commissioning tool and as a remote gateway. The Casambi app works with iOS as well as Android devices, like smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. The app is free to download by any end-user.

The Casambi app is simple to use, so that anyone can use it, regardless of technical profiency. The Casambi lighting control technology gives a possibility for Casambi’s partners to implement and develop anything needed for a full-featured lighting control system, but the Casambi app only shows in the user interface the functionality that is relevant to that particular installation.

User Interfaces

 

Casambi offers a big variety of possibilities for a user to interact with the lighting depending on the user’s individual requirements. The app for smartphones, tablets and smartwatches is the most detailed user interface. Besides the app, traditional wall switches, push buttons, Casambi’s own scene controllers and many other control points can be used.

Thanks to the Casambi Bluetooth module and the versatile customizable software, all of Casambi’s partners can develop their own user interfaces for a Casambi lighting control system. All of the partner products are compatible with each other as well as with all Casambi native products.

Luminaires

 

Casambi technology works with any manufacturer’s range of existing luminaires or already installed wall switches, but can also be easily integrated into LED drivers, LED bulbs or LED modules, creating an optimal solution in terms of ease of installation and functionality with minimal additional hardware and deployment costs.

Casambi collaborates with all of the leading luminaire manufacturers.

Casambi Functionality

The Casambi lighting control solution provides for all the control options that are expected from a full-featured professional lighting control solution.
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Light Colour

Casambi offers a comprehensive colour controlling possibility. A luminiare manufacturer can define the limits of the Casambi Ready luminaires’s colour range beforehand. A user can change the colour in a simple manner from the app and also save his/her favorite colours in a colour palette.

Sunrise & Sunset

Casambi units are able to calculate the the local sunrise and sunset times, provided that the network’s timezone and location are set. When the location is requested the application is temporarily using GPS to retrieve the current location of the mobile device.

Grouping

Grouping luminaires in the Casambi app is very easy. Grouping works with the same gestures as grouping apps in your smart device. After grouping, all the luminaires in the group can be controlled all together or the group can be opened for indvidual control.

Scalability

The Casambi system is scalable and is suited equally well for small one room solutions as for big building complexes. The Casambi solution is based on networks and an unlimited amount of networks can be created. Casambi also offers possibilities to turn on and off several networks at the same time or scenes that combines luminaires across networks.

Scenes

Different lighting situations for different occasions can be created. It is possible to control multiple luminaires with one tap to create the perfect ambience for different occasions and needs. One luminaire can be used in several scenes.

Synchronisation

The Casambi devices are smart on their own. All the intelligence is replicated in each node leaving no single point of failure. The system itself is self organizing and in constant synchronization. In this kind of fully distributed and symmetric architecture any unit can go offline and catch up from others when they return back online.

Calendar & Timer

With the calendar and timer functionality scenes and animations can be turned on and off based on a convenient time, date or certain weekdays to fit users’ needs, seasons and different activities. All the Casambi units keeps track of time.

Colour Temperature

Casambi offers a comprehensive colour temperature control. A luminiare manufacturer can define the limits of the Casambi ready Tunable White luminiare beforehand so it appears with the correct levels in the Casambi App. A user can change in a simple manner the colour temperature for the luminaire just by sliding the finger on top of a luminaire icon.

Animations

Animations are dynamic scenes, where it is possible for the lighting to fade from one scene to another scene. Animations can be recalled to cycle through different lighting situations once or they can be set on repeat. The duration of each scene and the fade times between scenes can be set.

Elements

The Custom Elements is a functionality that allows Casambi partners to make unique, company specific features and products within the Casambi ecosystem. The products that can be developed could be controlling blinds, curtains, doors, or any relay equipped gadgets that our imagination allows us, like table height or even a coffee maker. This functionality also makes it possible to control luminaires with motors.

Gallery

Casambi’s unique gallery feature makes control more intuitive than ever. Users simply take photos of a space, or upload a floor plan to the app, and mark the positions of the luminaires. The images then appear in a gallery in the app, with luminaires shown, and users simply tap the one they want to control.

Parameters

Fixture parameters are manufacture specific data about the luminaire in question. Examples of parameters could be LED versions, current consumption, driver version, dimming curve or temperatures. These parameters can be read on demand and also changed from the app by simply writing a new value and sending it.

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