AMBR is plug n’ play programming center of the wireless mesh network, hosting up to 100 wireless devices per unit and spanning up to 200 feet, while collecting real-time data uploaded to the Amatis Lighting Dashboard. AMBR outperforms other routers on memory, stability, signal strength, functionality and affordability.

Every Amatis device connects to AMBR via our 6LoWireless protocol. AMBR uses this wireless communication to configure each device automatically to create a secure 6LoWireless mesh network. Each device is in constant communication with other devices in the network, thereby eliminating range limitations, creating a system that is fault-tolerant should one of the devices lose communication and allowing for a system that acts cohesively across zones.

    • Plug and play installation
    • Communicates with all connected Amatis devices using secure IPv6 6LoWireless mesh network
    • Keeps track of time for network, enabling scheduling features
    • LEDs indicate power and Internet status
    • Hosts up to 100 wireless devices
    • IPv6 addressable wireless nodes
    • Mesh communication up to 200 feet between nodes
    • Open-source OS for third-party integration
    • Real-time data uploaded to Amatis Lighting Dashboard
    • Dual antennas provide robust signal strength and dependable communication
    • Includes CAT5E cable
    • Includes DC power adapter
    • Includes Ethernet connection for BACnet-over-IP integration, web-based Amatis Lighting Dashboard access, scheduling and real-time data capture
    • Includes AES 128-bit encryption and secure VPN connection to the Internet
    • Connects to Amatis Commissioning app via phone or web browser to program all devices on the mesh network

 

Product dimensions6 ¾’’ (171mm) w
4½’ (144mm) h
¼’’ (32mm) d
ColorWhite with black faceplate
FinishHigh gloss
Item package quantity1 unit
Included components(1) CAT5E cable
(1) DC power adapter
RangeUp to 200 feet
External OutputsSingle Ethernet port for LAN connectivity and management

Amatis 5-year warranty: All Amatis LED lighting products and controls come with a 5-year parts and labor warranty. All parts are UL certified. Lamps are DLC certified, therefore eligible for utility incentives. We warrant that our products will be free from defect in material and workmanship for a 5-year period from the date of purchase. Defective products under warranty will be replaced with equal or higher quality product.

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What do the external lights mean on my AMBR device?
Light Indicator Reference Table   
LEDFlashingSolidOff
GreenProcessor boot-up
SUCCESS
Processor boot-up
SUCCESS
Processor
ERROR
OrangeOff line data logging
SUCCESS
Off line logging
ERROR
BlueData logging and configuration enabled
SUCCESS
Data logging enabled
SUCCESS
Internet connection error
ERROR
WhiteNormal operation
RedPower connection
SUCCESS
Power connection
ERROR

When AMBR is connected to power, all lights turn on, then turn off, then turn back on one-by-one.

Note: this table is only valid after AMBR has completed it’s startup sequence and the green LED is solid.

What are the functions of the buttons on my AMBR device?

Button “A”: Press and hold this button for 2 seconds to hard reset the AMBR. This functionality is the same as unplugging and plugging in the AMBR. Note: Do not press this button repeatedly upon AMBR startup.

Button “B”: Allows user to select between DHCP (selected by default) and Static IP address, or reset their AMBR. To adjust the following settings, first press the “B” button for 3 seconds. The white LED will begin to blink, indicating the AMBR is ready to receive the next inputs. Press the “B” button…

    • 1 time to configure AMBR to DHCP. Blue LED will illuminate
    • 2 times to configure the AMBR to Static IP. Orange LED will illuminate
    • 3 times to exit configuration mode. Green LED will illuminate. Press and hold “B” button for 3 seconds to commit to selection.

The USB connection is disabled to the end user.

How many AMBRs do I need when designing a space?

Each AMBR can communicate with up to 100 devices in a mesh network, provided that those devices are within communication range of the AMBR (up to 200 feet) and/or other devices in the mesh (see spec sheets for each device type in space for range).

Where should I mount my AMBR?

The AMBR communicates wirelessly with the mesh network. We recommend mounting your AMBR as central to the mesh network as possible for most ideal interaction range.  The AMBR should not be placed in metal IT cabinets, or behind metal barriers which could block the signal from the AMBR to the mesh network. The wireless signal can go through other barrier types (drywall, cinderblock, etc.) but the signal strength will be reduced.  To avoid lapses in signal, mounting the AMBR close to the mesh and with fewest barriers between the mesh and AMBR is best.

Can the AMBR integrate with a Building Management System (BMS)?

Yes, the AMBR can integrate with BMS using BACnetIP connection over ethernet/RJ45 to each AMBR on-site. We recommend the following:

    1. Configure control scenes that you wish to trigger from BACnet using our interface.
    2. These control scenes provide a standard writable point on AMBR, where you can “call” the scenes created in our system.

Examples include:

    • Turn lights on in the evening to a dim, constant output (set light output to 30% and disable vacancy control)
    • Turn lights on in the morning to normal operation during the day (set light output to default and enable occupancy control)
    • All lights on full override
    • All lights off override
    • And any other custom scenes you wish to have control of via your BAS

As for schedules, we can trigger schedules either within our own system, or via your BACnet system.

Does 6LoWireless interfere with my WiFi?

Nope!

6LoWireless uses the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol to communicate, and we specifically use channels that sit between the main WiFi channels. We did this on purpose because we know your Netflix is important, but we also don’t want your Netflix interfering with your lights!

Check out this image that tries to show how the 802.15.4 channels sit between the key WiFi (802.11) channels:

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