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Fresco nLight nIO-X Configuration

Fresco nLight nIO-X Configuration

Requirements

Hardware: An nLight nIO-X, Fresco, and external control system using serial commands for control.

Firmware: Fresco Firmware 104.2+

Software: nIO-X Encoder/Decoder Application, nIO-X Tester Application

Restrictions

  • The channel does not matter when specifying the ON/OFF/DIM/LEVEL action (default to use Channel 1).
  • The specific level or dim % command will vary depending on the level or % required, if there is a specific value required, the command string can be generated for it using the nIO-X Encoder/Decoder application. Otherwise, the remaining strings are constant.
  • Some status and command / response strings used with the nIO-X are not supported.

Configuration

Button Configuration

  • Assign Button #1 to control a Zone, Group, Channel, Scene, and Link. The serial commands listed will perform that operation on the target control such as zone ‘on’ to 100% or going to preset level, or linking/unlinking a room for instance.
  • Review the Reference section for serial strings for the Button command string to use for a desired action.

Scene Configuration

  • Assign Scene #1 - #4 to control a Fresco scene. The serial command is always the same, simply change which scene is assigned to the respective scene button (i.e. Scene #1 = Lights On, Scene #2 = Presentation, etc.).
  • Review the Reference section for serial strings for each Scene Button command string to use for a desired action.

Tips

  • Use the nIO X Encoder / Decoder application to generate the strings for dim % values or for the specific level values which may not provided in the Reference section.
  • The Reference section lists the serial strings used for the Scene Buttons and some basic levels for the general Button input.
  • Use a terminal application such as TeraTerm or Putty (prefer TeraTerm) to validate sending command strings.
  • Use the nIO-X Tester application to create and send the serial commands to nIO-X to emulate a thirdy party system sending serial commands.

System Overview

System overiew showing External System connected to nIO-X.

Serial commands sent to nIO-X are interpreted by Fresco system.

Fresco System acts on nIO-X commands as configured by the nIO-X configuration.

Reference

Scene Commands

Scene #1 Activate

A5 06 85 01 DF F8

Scene #2 Activate

A5 06 85 02 DF FB

Scene #3 Activate

A5 06 85 03 DF FA

Scene #4 Activate

A5 06 85 04 DF FD

Button Commands

ON

A5 08 7A 01 01 00 21 F6

OFF

A5 08 7A 01 02 00 22 F6

DIM UP 5%

A5 08 7A 01 03 05 23 F3

DIM DOWN 5%

A5 08 7A 01 04 05 24 F3

LEVEL 0

A5 08 7A 01 05 00 25 F6

LEVEL 100

A5 08 7A 01 05 64 25 92

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