The Smart Driver is connected to the wireless mesh network via the AMBR and the Amatis 6LoWireless protocol. Every Smart Driver includes an RJ12 port designed to connect with the Amatis Controls Sensor2 MLTH. When connected, the sensor can detect occupancy, vacancy, available daylight, temperature, and humidity levels within the sensing area. Then the sensor leverages the Smart Driver’s on-board 6LoWireless communication to transmit that data across the network.
The Smart Driver wires in like any other driver. Line (voltage) and neutral wires give power to the Smart Driver. The Smart Driver outputs low voltage DC to the LED tube or tubes, with a positive wire on 1 side of the LED tube, and the negative wire to the other side. Dimming capability is controlled within the Smart Driver, requiring no additional wiring.
Amatis offers a few select Smart Fixtures, which come with Smart Drivers pre-installed, making installation as simple as putting in a new fixture.