DaliControl Service and Comisioning Wizard Version 1.1

DaliControl Service and Comisioning Wizard Version 1.1
DaliControl Service and
Comisioning Wizard
Version 1.1
Softwaretool
User Manual
Revision: 2012-02-06
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Copyright and Notes
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Content
1. Overview ........................................................................................................................... 5 2. Installation ......................................................................................................................... 6 2.1. Installation requirements ............................................................................................ 6 2.2. Requirements for DALI commissioning...................................................................... 6 2.3. Setup .......................................................................................................................... 7 3. Working with the tool ........................................................................................................ 9 3.1. Control Panel ............................................................................................................. 9 3.2. Menu structure of the control panel ......................................................................... 10 3.2.1. File ..................................................................................................................... 10 3.2.2. EIB ..................................................................................................................... 10 3.2.3. Extras ................................................................................................................ 10 3.3. Action-Toolbar of the Control Panel ......................................................................... 11 3.4. DALI-Data back up with the tool .............................................................................. 12 3.5. DALI-Commissioning with the tool ........................................................................... 13 3.5.1. Setting the correct interface .............................................................................. 14 3.5.2. Setting the physical address ............................................................................. 14 3.5.3. Starting the DALI-ECG new installation ............................................................ 14 3.5.4. Identification and allocation of ECGs ................................................................ 15 3.6. DALI subsequent installation with the tool ............................................................... 19 3.7. DALI scene programming and scene testing with the tool....................................... 19 4. Error solution .................................................................................................................. 21 4.1. Frequent problems and their causes ....................................................................... 21 4.2. Technical Support .................................................................................................... 22 3
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1. Overview
First of all we would like to thank you for choosing MDT hard and software. The
DaliControl Service and Comissioning Wizzard is a powerful software tool for
commissioning MDT DALI Gateways from the DaliControl product range. The usage of the
tool is optional. All MDT DaliControl devices can also be commissioned directly on the
device without software tool. In addition to the DaliControl Service and Comissioning
Wizzard the EIB Tool Software (ETS) is also required for commissioning in order to be
able to program the physical addresses of the gateways, allocate group addresses and set
device specific parameters.
The software tool makes the commissioning of DALI installations easier, particularly with
regard to the identification and allocation of connected lights with electronic control gear
(ECG). As the gateways used for connecting EIB and DALI are implemented in distributor
or switch cupboards and the lights are therefore usually not directly visible from the device,
the identification of the lights is often problematic. By using the tool, the identification can
now be undertaken locally at the installation site. All that is required is an EIB access, to
which a serial interface is temporarily connected. As EIBnet/IP devices can also be used
as communication interface, the possibility exists to use radio communication via a
wireless local area network (WLAN connection) for commissioning. The commissioning
technician can thereby move around with a notebook within the installation and carry out
the work.
This handbook describes the softwaretool DaliControl Service and Comissioning
Wizzard in detail and serves as reference for all implemented functions.
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2. Installation
2.1. Installation requirements
The software tool DaliControl Service and Comissioning Wizard can be installed on any
PC with either Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system. The required space on
the hard drive is around 15 MByte. Please ensure before beginning the installation that
enough space is available on the hard drive. We recommend devices with at least 1GHz
tact frequency and 256MB RAM processor.
2.2. Requirements for DALI commissioning
The software tool DaliControl Service and Comissioning Wizzard has been developed
solely for commissioning MDT DALI-Gateways from the DaliControl product range.
Devices from other product ranges or devices by other manufacturers are not supported
by the software.
At present the product range includes the following devices:

DaliGazeway IP
Order number: SCN_DALI64.01
Figure 1 – DALI Gateway
The tool is connected with the gateway via the EIB by means of a connected interface. At
present any RS232 interfaces and USB interfaces as well as EIB/Net-IP interfaces (e.g.
MDT USB-Interface) are supported.
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Figure 2 – Communication via connected interface
If an EIBnet/IP interface is used for communication, the connection to the notebook can
also be made via a WLAN radio connection. In addition to the interface and the notebook
with WLAN card this also requires a suitable WLAN router. Please see the advice of the
respective manufacturers for the exact procedure.
2.3. Setup
A simple installation setup is available for the installation of the software tool DaliControl
Service and Commissioning Wizard. The setup can be downloaded directly from the
Customer Center on the MDT Homepage www.mdt.de.
Copy the file Setup_DALIControlSCW_10000.exe to your hard drive. Create a new
directory, e.g. c:\install\dali. Initiate the setup by double-clicking Windows Explorer. If you
are using the CD version of the software, the setup can be started directly from the
installation CD.
After initiating the setup the software will guide you through the installation process.
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Figure 3 –DaliControl Service and Comissioning Wizard, setup initiation
We recommend using the standard installation (Typical) for the software. A specifically
adapted installation should only be used by experts.
Figure 4 –DaliControl Service and Comissioning Wizard, setup modification
Please close any open programs after completing the installation and restart the computer.
After the restart the software tool is ready to use.
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3. Working with the tool
3.1. Control Panel
The software tool can be operated and all settings be performed via the control panel
which appears after loading the program.
Abbildung 5 –DaliControl Service and Comissioning Wizard, Control Panel
The control panel structure is similar to Windows Explorer and is therefore generally easy
to use.
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3.2. Menu structure of the control panel
The main menu of the control panel is divided into three menu points with different entries:
3.2.1. File
The menu point File contains the following entries:

New
Creates a new and empty device file. Please remember that all changes in the tool are lost
if you use New.

Open device file
Opens an existing device file

Save device file
Saves the device file under the existing file name

Save device file as
Saves the device file under a new file name
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End
Closes the control panel and ends the program
3.2.2. EIB
The menu point EIB contains the following entries:

Program DALI PC  EIB
Loads the read-out or changed device data into the DALI Gateway with the respective
physical address.
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Read DALI EIB  PC
Reads out device data from a connected DALI Gateway with the respectivr physical
address.
3.2.3. Extras
The menu point Extra contains the following entries:

Interface
Under this menu point you can set the possible interfaces for connecting the tool with the
EIB. At present four different interface types are available: RS-232 interface standard, RS232 interface FT1.2, USB interface, EIBnet/IP interface
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Version
This menu point informs about the currently installed version of the software tool.

Language
This menu point allows setting the language of the tool. Presently available languages are:
English, German and Spanish
3.3. Action-Toolbar of the Control Panel
The most important program functions can be directly performed via the action tool bar.
The functions are visualized by self-explanatory ICONs. If the cursor remains above an
ICON for a certain amount of time, a brief explanation of the function appears (Tool-Tip).
The following functions are available:

Create new file
This function creates a new and empty device file. Please remember that all changes in
the tool are lost if you use this function.

Open file
This function opens an existing device file.

Save file
This function saves under the existing file name.
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
Save file as
This functions saves under a new file name.
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Read device EIB  PC
This menu point allows the readout of device data from a connected
DALI Gateway with the set physical address.

Program device PC  EIB
This menu point allows the loading of read or changed device data into the DALI Gateway
with the set physical address.

Info
This function informs about the currently installed version of the software tool.

Exit
This function closes the control panel and ends the program.
3.4. DALI-Data back up with the tool
An important function which is performed by the software tool DaliControl Service and
Comissioning Wizard is the readout of DALI device data from an existing, already
programmed MDT DALI-Gateway for data backup. The readout can be performed from
any Gateway independent of whether it has been previously commissioned with the
software tool or directly on the device. The data can be saved in the device file. In case of
a device exchange the data can be used to program a new device. Thereby the
cumbersome process of new installation and group allocation of the DALI segment can be
avoided. To save the data, you should proceed as follows:
First choose the menu point Physical Address from the function tree. Please enter the
physical address of the desired DALI-Gateway in the now open window:
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The readout can be started via the action tool switch Read device EIB  PC.
After completing the reading process the window is closed automatically. You can now
enter the device data under a suitable file name, e.g. Office_Dali_1_4_4.dal.
The device file is now saved and in case of a necessary exchange of the DALI-Gateways
the data can be imported into the new Gateway with the function Program device PC 
EIB.
3.5. DALI-Commissioning with the tool
As an alternative to commissioning the DALI-Segments through the buttons and display of
the device, the segments can also easily be commissioned by using the software tool
DaliControl Service and Comissioning Wizard. Commissioning with the tool has the
advantage that it can be performed anywhere within the EIB installation in the building,
where a serial interface (also temporary) is connected.
Please remember that the communication with the connected gateways is performed on
basis of the physical addresses of the devices. This means that before working with the
tool the physical addresses of the DALI Gateways need to be allocated with ETS as usual.
The parametered application programs can also be loaded into the gateways with ETS
before commissioning DALI. You need to ensure that all DALI – ECGs have been
connected to the respective DALI segment and are ready to use.
In order to install DALI, proceed as follows:
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3.5.1. Setting the correct interface
First set the correct connected interface type and the communication parameter via the
menu point Extras  Interface:
Figure 6 –Setting the interface and communication parameter
3.5.2. Setting the physical address
Now choose the menu point physical address from the function tree. Enter the physical
address of the desired DALI gateway in the now open window:
3.5.3. Starting the DALI-ECG new installation
Choose the menu point new installation from the function tree and start the installation
process. Please remember that all data which may have been saved in the ECGs
previously (group allocation, group parameter, scenes, etc) will be lost through the new
installation. The sequence of ECGs in the DALI segment is reordered through a new
installation. Therefore, please only perform the new installation when it is absolutely
necessary.
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Figure 7 – DALI new installation
During the new installation process the DALI segment is searched for the connected
ECGs. After completing the search, the number of ECGs found is displayed. Please check
whether the number of ECGs found corresponds to the one actually installed. Should there
be any discrepancies, please check your installation.
3.5.4. Identification and allocation of ECGs
During the new installation process the ECGs are arranged according to a random internal
number (ECG1 up to max. ECG64). The identification of the devices and the allocation to
the 1 up to 16 DALI groups is performed via the function ECG allocation.
If this function is invoked, the following allocation window appears:
Figure 8 – ECG allocation, Overview after new installation
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The ECGs found during the new installation, which have not yet been allocated to any
group, are highlighted in red. The grey-colored ECGs do not exist. If you select the
individual ECGs by mouse click, an additional entry field appears in the right part of the
ECG allocation window.
Figure 9 – EVG allocation of individual ECGs
There are different ways of identifying the selected ECG and naming the ECG or light after
identification.
The usual way in DALI technology is to bring the ECG into a blink-mode. This is done with
the tool via the “Start Blink-Mode – key“. After the optical identification of the blinking light,
the blink-mode can be stopped by pressing the key “Stop Blink-Mode“. The blink-mode of
the lights also stops automatically 30 seconds after activation. Especially in installations in
which the lights of the DALI segment are spread over several rooms or difficult to see, the
identification via the blink-mode can be difficult. It may therefore, potentially, be more
appropriate to use an identification strategy in which the lights are switched on (100%) first
by using the „Set all ECGs’ value“ button. After this the selected ECG can be switched off
(0%) by pressing the individual „Set value“ button. Now it is easy to check which one is the
concerned light.
The window also displays the Long Address which shows the manufacturer-specific
random address of the ECG. This address cannot be changed by the user and has
therefore only an informational function.
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After identifying and entering a suitable name, the ECG can be directly allocated from the
open window to one of 16 possible groups. Select the desired “group allocation“ and click
on the button “Program allocation“ with the mouse. Depending on the interface used the
allocation may take a few seconds. Please wait until the program confirms the successful
allocation before you continue.
If an ECG is allocated to a group, the respective color will change from red to green.
As described above, ECGs can be allocated to individual groups directly from the ECG
allocation window during identification. However, especially in installations in which many
lights need to be allocated to few groups, we recommend a different allocation strategy. In
such systems you should first only identify and name the ECGs. After identifying and
naming all ECGs, please close the window and change to the function “group allocation“.
The following window opens:
Figure 10 –Group allocation
In this window several ECGs can be selected by ticking the respective boxes and can be
allocated all together to the group set in the upper part of the window. As in the other
windows, already allocated ECGs are green and non-allocated ECGs red. Please
remember that the individual ECGs are programmed sequentially and that the
programming process may therefore take a few seconds depending on the number of the
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ECGs programmed. The window may only be closed when the “please wait“ sign has
disappeared.
Once the ECG group allocation is completed, the system structure is displayed in the
lower part of the function tree under the “group“ function.
Figure 11 – Control Panel with allocated groups
If one of the groups within the function is selected, a group name can be allocated in the
now open window and a test of the respective group be carried out.
After pressing the „Up-date value“ button, the currently set value of the group is displayed.
The value can be changed by means of the “Set value“ button.
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3.6. DALI subsequent installation with
the tool
In addition to commissioning a new system, the tool can also be used effectively for
subsequent installations in case of ECG exchanges or system amplification. You should
first load – if available – the file corresponding to the respective device. If this file is not
available as the first installation was not carried out with the tool or if you have doubts
about the device file being up-to-date, download the current device data from the
respective device via the action toolbar switch:

Read device EIB  PC
If you carry out an installation with an invalid device file, all ECGs may be deleted from the
segment and a totally new installation may become necessary.
Start the function Subsequent Installation from the function tree. The respective DALI
segment is compared with the device data. ECGs that no longer exist are deleted and
newly added ECGs are entered. After carrying out the installation the tool responds with
the number of deleted and newly found ECGs:
If any new ECGs were found, these must still be identified and allocated to a group. The
identification and group allocation is done as described under point 3.5.4.
3.7. DALI scene programming and scene
testing with the tool
By means of the software tool DaliControl Service and Comissioning Wizard you can also
save and recall DALI light scenes.
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In order to save a scene you first need to set the desired light situation in the respective
groups. The setting can be performed either on the operating elements connected to the
EIB or with the tool itself. If you wish to use the tool, open the group functions in the
function tree and set the desired light value.
After setting the light situation which is to be saved in the scene, choose the desired scene
from the function tree and open the following window through double-click:
Figure 12 – Scene allocation
In this window groups can be allocated to the respective scenes by ticking the
corresponding box. If you press the “Program scene“ button, the set light situation is
saved in the selected scene.
The respective scene can be tested by means of the “Recall scene“ button.
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4. Error solution
4.1. Frequent problems and their causes
Problem:

The setup cannot be installed.
Possible causes:

The necessary system requirements are not met by your system (outdated
operating system). Please use a permitted operating system: Windows 2000,
Windows XP

An older version of the software is already installed on your PC. Please de-install
the old version.
Problem:

The software tool does not work in the desired language.
Possible causes:

The language setting was changed before last leaving the program. Please set the
desired language under: Extras  Language and re-start the program.
Problem:

When performing a function the window “You have not entered a valid physical
address“ appears.
Possible causes:

You have not set a physical address. The tool works with reference to an address.
Before you invoke specific functions, you first need to set the address or open a
saved device file.
Problem:

A function or a DALI Gateway cannot be accessed and the window
“Communication Error“ appears.
Possible causes:

The interface cable is not connected to the interface or the interface is not
connected to the EIB. Please check and revise all connections and wiring.

The connection to the Gateway cannot be made because the interface has not
been set correctly. Please check all settings under Extras  Interface. The set
type and properties of the interface need to correspond to the connected interface.

The set physical address has not been assigned. Please check whether the set
physical address corresponds to the one of the Gateway which is to be
programmed. Program the correct address with the ETS into the DALI Gateway
and try again.
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Problem:
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When performing the new installation function no ECGs are found
Possible causes:

The ECGs could not be contacted by the Gateway. Please check the DALI wiring
and make sure the mains supply of the ECGs is ok.
Problem:

When performing the new installation function not all connected ECGs are found.
Possible causes:

One or more ECGs could not be contacted by the Gateway. Please check the
DALI wiring. Ensure that all ECGs are connected correctly to the respective DALI
segment and no circuits are interrupted

One or more ECGs could not be contacted by the Gateway. Please check whether
all ECGs are supplied with power.

One or more ECGs could not be contacted by the Gateway. Please check whether
the cable cross sections have been laid correctly and whether the cable length is
within the range prescribed by DALI.
4.2. Technical Support
For all problems and queries, which cannot be solved by using chapter 4.1, please contact
the technical support team at MDT GmbH: [email protected]
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