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DALI commissioning tools and methods for implementing

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides for a system that: automatically detects new DALI ballasts that join a lighting network, automatically detects sensor inputs on devices that reside on a lighting network, automatically configures the DALI short addresses on a DALI devices on the lighting network to ensure each ballast and device is uniquely addressed, automatically sets configuration parameters on a newly detected DALI ballast or whenever the DALI controller or lighting network manager role globally adjusts ballast configuration, and masquerades non-DALI ballasts as a native DALI ballast such that they can be integrated into a DALI lighting system transparently.
Yeh, Thomas I. (Rochester, NY), Sheehan, David W. (Glenville, NY)
Verified Energy, LLC (Rochester NY)
14/ 038,676
September 26, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provide for by the terms of DOE Cooperative Agreement DE-EE0003971 CFDA No. 81.086 awarded by the Department of Energy.