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Dynamic Behaviors Technical Brief

Many small stadium and arena customers would like the capability to produce simple lighting effects during events to increase the excitement and experience for their fans. With this new feature, sports lighting companies will now have the ability to offer their customers an easy way to add this to their installation. This licensed feature enables SimplySnap users to produce stunning lighting effects using dynamic behaviors.

Overview

Many small stadium and arena customers would like the capability to produce simple lighting effects during events to increase the excitement and experience for their fans. With this new feature, sports lighting companies will now have the ability to offer their customers an easy way to add this to their installation. This licensed feature enables SimplySnap users to produce stunning lighting effects using dynamic behaviors.

To gain access to this feature customers will need to purchase the SimplySnap Dynamic Behaviors license and install the license on a SS450 or CBS site controller or purchase the LM-SPORT or LM-SPORTPLUS cloud based sports lighting subscription.

Key Capabilities
Dynamic Behaviors included in the license:

  • Paparazzi
  • Fast Paparazzi
  • Sparkle
  • Fast Sparkle
  • Random

Sparkle: All lights in the zone randomly fade in and out.
Paparazzi: All lights in the zone emulate busy flash bulbs.
Random: All lights in the zone cycle through random levels.

Configuration
To create a Dynamic Behaviors, users will create a new Scene and choose one of the included Dynamic Behaviors from the drop down menu of behavior types. If the Sparkle or Paparazzi behaviors are selected, then the option will appear to select normal or fast speed.

To complete the configuration, the user will select which Control Zone(s) will be associated with this scene. When the Scene is applied all the lights in the associated control zones will start the Dynamic Behavior for that Scene. Users can apply a scene through the software user interface, a wireless wall switch or directly from the CBS front panel buttons.

System Requirements
The Dynamic Behaviors license can be installed on the SS450-002 or CBSSW-450-002 gateways running SimplySnap version 10.2 or higher.

The messages sent from our gateway to our controllers are almost instantaneous and the messages sent from our controllers to the attached LED drivers are also extremely fast. Most drivers have a delay built in for dimming to allow a smooth transition when a dimming command is received. LED Drivers used for these Dynamic Behaviors must be capable of making changes to light levels extremely fast to properly deliver all the dimming commands sent from the gateway.

Lighting companies that want to offer this feature are expected to utilize the Synapse DIM10-087-06 or ZHA-S1 controllers. The DIM10-087-06 controllers work with both D4i or Fast Dimming 0-10V drivers; the new Zhaga ZHA-S1 controller from Synapse can only be used with certified D4i drivers.

LED Driver Requirements
The Dynamic Behaviors feature requires one of the following LED Driver types:

  1. Certified D4i LED Driver - include a configurable fade rate
  2. Fast Dimming 0-10V LED Drivers - Include “fast dimming”* capabilities.
    * Note- The Inventronics “fast dimming” specifications are 70ms for dimming transitions and 300ms for off-to-on transitions. This capability is not the default setting on the drivers listed, by default they are set to slow transitions. The Fast LED Drivers must be programmed for Fast Dimming before installing the LED Drivers in the luminaire or mounting the luminaires on poles. Inventronics can provide assistance, Hardware and Software to program the LED Drivers.

Click Here to check out the latest Certified D4i LED Driver list and Inventronics 0-10V drivers that include the fast dimming option.

Note: It will be the responsibility of the fixture manufacturer to test the performance to ensure the solution meets customer expectations.

System Options

Dynamic Behavior System Options

*Note: Future Release of Advanced Features.

Option 1- Local Sports Lighting
For basic sports lighting applications, customers can choose a stand alone system without Dynamic Behaviors. These stand alone systems require a site controller which provides local browser based access to the user interface through a local wired or wifi network connection. Any remote access capability would be provided by the customers local network provider or their IT department.

Option 2- Local Sports Lighting with Dynamic Behaviors
For sports lighting applications that require special lighting effects, customers can choose a stand alone system with Dynamic Behaviors. These stand alone systems require a Dynamic Behaviors License to enable this feature in the local SS450 or CBS site controller. Any remote access capability would be provided by the customers local network provider or their IT department.

Option 3- Sports Lighting Cloud with Dynamic Behaviors
For larger sports facilities with multiple site controllers, Dynamic Behaviors, and the need for remote access, the Site controller and the LM-SPORT cloud application provides a single browser based interface that is available from anywhere/anytime to access and control all the lights across an entire sports facility

Option 4- Sports Lighting Cloud with Advanced Features
Building off Option 3, we have a new features in addition to Dynamic Behaviors planned for demanding sports lighting applications. The LM-SPORTPLUS cloud application will include new capabilities like RGBW control, Fade, Behavior Sequencing, Lighting Triggers and Notifications.

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