EcoSmart Configuration Utility

EcoSmart Configuration Utility
Overview
Welcome to the EcoSmart Configuration Utility. This utility allows you to quickly setup
your Radion light and configure your light using Natural or Artificial Mode programs.
Note: If you are using more than one Radion, please review the Multiple Radion
Overview section before you begin.
Basic Software configuration is covered in the Quick Setup sections, more advanced
customizability is described by topic in the Customization sections.
Contents
Quick Start
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Download Software
Connecting Radion
Programming Your Radion
Using Your Radion Program
Multip le Radion Overview
 Setting Up Multiple Radion Fixtures
Advanced Topic s
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Working With Projects
Setting a Custom Time
Naming a Radion
Day and Night Start Time
Artif icia l Mode
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Creating a Program
Reviewing/Playback a Program
Visualizing Your Program
Sharing Your Program
Natural Mode
 Depth Offset
 Brightness Adjustment
 Lightning Storm and Cloud Forecast
Creating Groups and Advanced Fea tures
 Advantages to Grouping Radions
 Syncing with a VorTech Propeller Pump
 Temporarily Overriding Your Program
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Quick Start
Download Software
The EcoSmart Configuration Utility software and most recent firmware are available for
download. Once downloaded, run the software and follow the on-screen instructions for
software installation.
You will be asked to enter your name and email address. This information will be used
only to contact you in the event of future software and firmware upgrades. This
information is not used for any other purpose.
Connecting Your Radion
Once the software has been installed:
1. Connect the fixture using the supplied USB cable to your computer.
2. Plug any additional units you are configuring into outlet power. Make sure any
additional units are within 25 feet of the USB connected unit.
DO NOT put any Radions face down on a surface that will obstruct airflow to the fan.
DO NOT look directly at the LEDs powering on.
Wait a few moments for your computer to recognize that a USB device is connected.
3. Click Refresh Device List button.
Check that all of your Radion(s) are recognized by the EcoSmart Desktop Utility.
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Programming Your Radion
When a Radion is connected to the PC using USB and the Program Group button is
clicked for an individual or group of Radions both Artificial Mode and Natural Mode are
automatically enabled on that Radion or group of Radions. Likewise, the default time
which is your PC’s internal time will also be set on the Radion(s) onboard clock.
It is not necessary to adjust any settings in the software from the default Artificial Mode
or Natural Mode profiles to program the Radion. If you are happy with the default
settings you can leave them as they are until you are familiar with how to further
customize the programs. You can always alter the program at any time by re-connecting
the Radion via USB.
You may wish to adjust the day start and end times in Artificial Mode and Natural Mode
to turn the light on and off at times that best fit your schedule. By default Day Mode
starts at 6AM and Night Mode starts at 7PM.
To program a Radion or group of Radion’s with Artificial and Natural Mode, simply
click on the Program Group button underneath the light icon or light group icon.
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Using Your Radion Program
Now that your Radion or group of Radions are programmed they will run the set
program according to the programming. If you power the Radion off and on manually, it
will operate at the correct time in the program.
Additionally, because the program and other information are saved on the Radion, it will
be accessed and downloaded to any new instance of the software that you may install.
Running the Program
Once the Radion is programmed it will run its program unless you over ride it
temporarily with the Capacitive Touch buttons or reconnect it via USB and change the
programming.
Overriding the Program
Overriding a program can be accomplished using the Capacitive Touch buttons on the
surface of the Radion. A complete list of over ride commands is listed in the Quick Start
Guide.
In Artificial Mode a button entered override will last for the duration of the control
point which is in effect when the override is entered. When the next control point is
reached the Radion will return to program operation.
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Switching Modes
Switching between programmed Natural and Artificial Mode is accomplished by tapping
the Cycle capacitive touch button. The LED indicator light next to the buttons indicates
which mode the LED is operating in. Blue indicates Artificial Mode Green indicates
Natural Mode.
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Multiple Radion Overview
Setting Up Multiple Radion Fixtures
Setting up multiple Radions is very simple. Your Radion light fixtures come with a built in
wireless module which allows them to communicate with each other.
In order to program multiple units at once, only one unit needs to be connected to your
PC via USB. The other units must be powered on and within 25 ft of the PC connected
unit.
To make units work in unison you must add them to the same group. This is easily done
using the Groupings tab in the EcoSmart Configuration Utility.
Once a group has been created all of the Radions in that group will be programmed
together when the Program Group button is pressed.
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Advanced Topics
Working with Projects
Projects allow you to create a workspace in which you create the program that your
Radion or Radions will follow. A project is just a fancy name for a file containing the
program instructions that you create for your Radion or Radions.
Creating a New Project
To create a new project, simply choose the New Project menu item. This will create a
new project for you to work in.
Saving a Project
1. Choose Save Project As from the File menu.
2. Name your file and save it to a desired location on your computer.
Note: It is a good idea to save your work regularly.
Opening a Saved Project
To load a project file that was created previously or that has been provided to you by a
trusted source, choose the Open Project menu item, select the file you wish to load and
click Open.
Note: To share Programs please use the Export Schedule and Import Schedule buttons in
Artificial Mode as sharing project files also contains light information which may not
work correctly if opened in a new light setup.
Setting a Custom Time
When a Radion is connected by USB, by default the PC’s internal time will be used to set
the Radion or group of Radions being programmed. This can be changed to a custom
time if the PC is not running the time which you wish the Radion to use.
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Single click the Custom Time radio button to select custom time.
Adjust the time to be the desired current time.
Click the Set button.
Program the Radion or Group of Radions to load that time onto the Radion unit.
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Naming a Radion
Naming individual Radions allows for the easy identification of units within the software.
This makes configuration simple and prevents confusion especially if you have multiple
Radions.
If you have more than one Radion identify each unit by double clicking on the image of
the Radion. This will cause the light to flash (note a unit must be plugged into outlet
power to flash).
To more easily identify which unit you are working with. Rename the Radion(s) by
double clicking on the Radion name and typing in a significant name.
When a Radion is named and programmed through the software the name is stored on
the unit along with the program. If you re-install the software the software will
automatically query the Radion and indicate the name and program that has been
previously configured.
Day and Night Start Time
You may wish to change the default Start Day and Start Night times set in Artificial Mode
and Natural Mode to better fit your daily schedule. This is done the same way in both
modes.
Select the desired start times from the drop down tabs located above the Artificial
Mode and Natural Mode program graphs.
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Artificial Mode
Creating a Program
Control Points allow you to set the Radion(s) spectrum and intensity as well as additional
light features for a period of time. Each control point that is created within the program
will remain in effect until the program reaches the next control point.
Creating a Control Point
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Double Click on the program graph where you wish to create a new control point.
Make adjustments for the control point in the Color Selection Window that pops up.
Save the control point in the Color Selection Window.
Close the Color Selection Window.
Review the program graph to ensure the
data point has appeared and that the
settings are what you intended.
Modifying a Control Point
1. Double click on an existing control point
on the program graph.
2. Make changes in the Color Selection
Window.
3. Save the control point
4. Close the Color Selection Window
Deleting a Control Point
1. Right Click on an existing control point to
be deleted.
2. Click Delete
Reviewing/Playback a Program
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This function allows you to see the day-long Artificial Mode program you have created
being run on the Radion over a short period of time. This allows you to see how the
control points you have created look when they are run before programming them to
your light.
Using the Playback Toolbar
1. Set the duration of the playback period eg. 1m (1 minute)
2. Click the play button.
3. Click the stop button to stop the accelerated playback.
1. Visualizing Your Program
The spectrum contribution toggle allows you to look at an Artifical Mode program by
channel contribution by control point. This may be a useful tool to see spectral
contribution of your program over time. The default Artificial Mode view shows control
point intensity that can be the same even if the color composition of multiple control
points is very different.
Click the Spectrum Contribution toggle button.
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Sharing Your Program
You can easily share your Artificial Mode programs with other Radion users. To do this
you simply use the Export and Import buttons in Artifical Mode to save or load a
program graph file.
Importing a Program Graph
Click the Import Button and accept the import confirmation dialogue.
Exporting a Program Graph
Click the Export Button and create a file name for that exported graph.
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Natural Mode
Control points for the daytime period of Natural Mode are not available. Natural Mode may
be tailored to your aquarium in several ways.
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Depth Offset
Brightness
Lightning Storm Forecast
Cloudy Day Forecast
Night Mode
Depth Offset
Different wavelengths of light penetrate water to different depths. As you travel deeper
on the reef the spectrum of available light becomes predominately bluer. The Depth
Offset selector (denominated in Feet) weights the light output to a bluer scale.
Changing the Depth Offset
1. Click the Depth Offset Selection Dropdown
2. Select desired Depth (in Feet)
Brightness Adjustment
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By default maximum output at peak time is set to 100%, this may be too high for your
application or you may wish to run Natural Mode at a lower level as your tank adjusts to
the new light.
Adjusting Natural Mode Brightness
Click the Brightness adjustment slider and drag to the desired level.
Note: The brightness slider allows for as little as a 1% adjustment and the change will be
reflected as they are made on the graph.
Lightning Storm and Cloud Forecast
In Natural Mode storms and clouds can occur on a daily basis. The probability that one
storm and or one cloud event period will occur is determined by the Storms and Cloud
sliders. Each slider position indicates a 10% increase in likelihood for a maximum of
100% probability (setting 10) in a day period.
By default both sliders are set to 0 or 0%.
Adjusting Storm Forecast
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1. Click on the Storms adjustment slider and drag to the desired level.
This is the probability of one occurrence in a 24 hour period (0=0%) (10=100%)
Adjusting Cloud Forecast
1. Click on the Clouds adjustment slider and drag to the desired level.
This is the probability of one occurrence in a 24 hour period (0=0%) (10=100%)
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Creating Groups and Advanced Features
Advantages to Grouping Radions
By grouping multiple Radions the option exists to program all of the grouped lights at
once and also have different groups of lights do different things. This is particularly
useful if you have multiple tanks or want to distinguish between different groups of
lights on your aquarium.
Grouping Multiple Radion Units
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Click on the Groupings tab.
Click on the (+) to create a new group.
Double click on the group name to rename it. Click OK to save.
Add lights to the created groups: Click the right arrow button to open that group
of lights.
Once you have a group open you can add ungrouped units (in the left column) by
clicking on them and then clicking on the directional arrow in the central column.
You can move lights into groups and out of groups. The multiple arrows will
move all units shown at once.
Identifying members of a Radion Group
In the Groupings tab, double double-clicking the magnifying glass will cause all members
of a group of Radions to flash.
Deleting a Radion Group
In the Groupings tab the pressing the trash can will cause a group of Radions to be
deleted. All Radions in that group will be returned to the Ungrouped Devices column.
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Syncing with a VorTech Propeller Pump
Your Radion comes equipped with a RF wireless module which allows it to communicate
with other wirelessly equipped EcoTech products such as the VorTech pumps. This
functionality allows your equipment to interact in unique ways such as entering night
mode together or allowing swipe commands on the Radion to control VorTech pumps.
EcoSmart Participation
1. Simply click the EcoSMART Participation radio button.
2. Click Apply
Currently only Feed Mode and Night Mode are supported.
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Temporarily Overriding Your Program
The override command is executed using the touch sense buttons located on the fixture
and will force the light to go from day to night or vice versa. The default period is one
hour. If you wish to set a specific duration that the override commands will remain in
effect you may do so using the dropdown box shown.
Override Timer
1. Click the Override Timer Radion radio button.
2. Select the time from the drop down box.
3. Click Apply
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