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HOME AUTOMATION

What do home automation courses consist of?


TRAINING COURSE

Table of Contents:


Presentation

  • Presentation: VIVION SA.
  • Presentation: Technical Team.
  • Presentation: Course participants.


Point 1. Introduction

  • Introduction to the basic concepts to be developed during the course.
  • Definitions: Home automation (Domotics), building automation (Inmotics), Urbotics
  • General description of the main features of home automation systems. Structure and operation
  • Benefits, functionalities, requirements, examples


Point 2. Classification of home automation systems


Classification according to: architecture ? topology, transmission media, home automation levels.
The set of properties of a home automation system which are accessible by the user or designer is called 'Architecture'.

  • Topology, The types of architecture: centralized (VIVION Home Automation), decentralized, distributed, mixed media.
  • Transmission media: explanation of the physical interconnection of home automation components (Organization), and the interaction among them through signals digitally transmited (architecture).
  • Home Automation protocols


Topic 3. VIVION Home Automation

  • International standards for home automation levels. Home automation applications spreadsheet.
  • Description of automation systems, also known as domotics, which do not follow international rules.
  • Introduction to electronic modules. Installation, benefits and functionalities.
  • Presentation: VIVION Automation Technology[Video Reel].
  • Introduction to the concepts involved in the structure and functioning of VIVION Home Automation systems.
  • Characteristics of VIVION Automation Technology (general settings).
  • VIVION Automation Modules, main features, BUS wire crimping, module encoding (settings with jumper or pushbutton), Multipoint panel.
  • Description of typical applications, displaying the corresponding installations in real situations.
  • Experimentation with VIVION Automation modules. Examples.


Point 4. Programming. The Central Unit

  • General Programming.
  • Presentation and description of the Central Unit.
  • Explanation of Central Unit programming.
  • Switching on lights
  • Dimmering
  • Time Programming.
  • Setting off a ring
  • Timers (example: staircase timer)
  • Scene programming and assembling
  • Blinds control
  • Presence simulator
  • Definition of integration with security systems.
  • Technical alarms: types, classification (sensors, detectors), explaining their programming
  • Explanation of access to the system via SMS.
  • Alert call settings
  • Software for PC.


Point 5. Installation

  • Electrical project: plans, single-line diagrams
  • Input and output wiring project
  • Installation recommendations: duct for signal wires, use of filters for lamps with mechanical ballasts, practical advice
  • Installation descriptive diagram: inputs and outputs - habitable premises - modules - conduction and distribution system
  • Users? manual


Point 6. Commercialization

  • Specifiers system.
  • Warranties: VIVION Warranty Certificate


Conclusions:

  • Course evaluation. Remarks.
  • Coordination: practical sessions.
  • VIVION SA Training Certificate awarding event


How can we contact you for advice on Home Automation?

You can communicate through our contact section, or at our web site www.automatismosvivion.com where you will also find additional information about our systems. 



ELECTRICAL MATERIALS


Does VIVION S.A. own Conatel brand?

Yes, we do. Conatel is the most renowned brand of VIVION S.A. This brand is commercialized in a large number of markets. It is important to point out that CONATEL S.A., the company VIVION S.A. spun off, keeps conducting their businesses under their historical name.


Are VIVION S.A. products suitable for any markets?

VIVION has a wide range of products which meet the needs of a very wide range of markets. In case we do not carry a specific product, our Design Department in coordination with Export Office will develop a product according to a country?s specific needs.


Can I buy directly from VIVION S.A. in Uruguay?

VIVION has a large distribution network where our products can be purchased. Anyway, if you have consultations or queries with respect to our products you can phone or email our "Contact" section.


Where can I buy VIVION S.A. products?

All our basic lines are available under CONATEL brand name at most hardware stores carrying electrical or construction materials. The most sophisticated lines are available at specific points of sale. Contact us and we will tell you which place is closer to you.


Do VIVION wallplates fit all flush mounted boxes?

Our plates fit all flush mounted boxes with 2x4? format, which is used in Uruguay and in most parts of the world.


Are there any color wallplates lines?

We have several wallplate lines with a wide palette: Atelier, Vitta, Loft, Duomo and Presta.


What does the child icon on the socket stand for?

It means that the socket has internal protection blockers which block the passage of any object children might insert. These blockers or shutters are folded back only when an electrical plug is inserted.


LIGHTING


How to choose a lamp?


THE CORRECT CHOICE OF A LAMP: FACTORS TO CONSIDER.

A lamp must conform to aesthetic, functional and economic needs. Below we list a series of criteria to keep in mind to make the right choice.


a) Selection of a lamp according to its use:

- General lighting

For general household lighting lamps, LEDs, or compact fluorescent (energy saver) lamps can be used. Both are replacing incandescent lamps (light bulbs) in this use. At offices, LED tubes and fluorescent tubes provide adequate and efficient general lighting.


- Lighting to accentuate

Lamps to accent lighting are those with a directed beam, such as halogen dichroic lamps, LED dichroic and LED AR111 format.


- Visible lamp

When the lamp is an element exposed in a luminary, there is certainly an aesthetically matching solution. In certain cases spiral shaped lamps may not be the most appropriate ones, but a bulb, candle or round bulb kind. Have a look at our product brochure.


- According to the existing luminary

  • Base: check the type of base that the luminary?s lampholder has.
  • Power: check the maximum power (watts or W) the luminary supports so as to choose a lamp which is not higher than its value.
  • Voltage: check whether the lamp requires a voltage transformer, according to the voltage indicated on the package (Volts, or V).
  • Space: choose a lamp whose size is suitable to your luminary .


b) Temperature


- Light temperature: Light temperature is connected with the ?psychological image? of light perception. Lights can be classified as warm, neutral and cold.

More precisely, these effects of light are defined by using "color temperature", which represents the temperature at which a blackbody would cast light of a similar spectral composition. It is expressed in Kelvin degrees (K). Warm lights correspond to low temperatures of color and cold lights to higher color temperatures.
WARM


<3.300 K

NEUTRAL


3.300 - 5.000 K

COLD


> 5.000 K


- Ra color rendering index
The ability of a light source to reproduce colors is measured with the concept of color rendering index (Ra). It is defined as the chromatic aspect bodies have when they are illuminated compared to the chromatic aspect they would have under the light of an incandescent light bulb (Ra=100).

A light Ra=100 source displays all colors correctly, the lower the index, the worse the color reproduction.

Tabla de colores DIN 5033


c) Lighting needs

- Light intensity
It is essential for the lamp to deliver enough light.
Lamps of different types and powers deliver different amounts of light. The magnitude that will guide you better in this issue is called Luminous Flux. It is the radiant energy from a light source that produces a luminous sensation perceived by the human eye. It is represented by the Greek letter ? (fi) and its unit is lumen (lm).
As a reference, we present a table with some sources? luminous flows.

Light output of some light sources

Type of lamp

Luminous flux (lm)

WAX CANDLE

10

BIKE LIGHT

18

12W LED LAMP

800

75W INCANDESCENT STANDARD

890

15W COMPACT FLUORESCENT

900

36W FLUORESCENT TUBE (COLD)

2.400

400W HIGH PRESSURE MERCURY

18.000

400W METAL HALIDE

36.000


d) Energy saving

- Luminous efficiency
If you want to economize on energy costs, use more efficient lamps.

Efficiency or luminous efficiency of a light source indicates the flow that it casts per unit of power consumed for producing such flow. It is represented by the Greek letter ? (eta) and its unit is lumen per vatio (lm/W). The formula used to calculate luminous efficiency is: ? = ?/W

Energy efficiency is a broader concept and can be defined as the reduction of energy consumption while maintaining the same energy services, without diminishing our comfort and quality of life, protecting the environment, ensuring the supply and fostering its use sustainable behavior.
Effectiveness of some lamps

Type of Lamp

Power (W)

Cast flux (lm)

Luminous efficiency (lm/W)

INCANDESCENT STANDARD

60

715

12

TRIPHOSPHOR FLUORESCENT TUBE

36

2.950

82

COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMP

11

620

56

HIGH PRESSURE MERCURY

250

11.000

44

METAL HALIDE

400

36.000

90

LED

12

806

67


e) Lamps? useful life

Quality
A lamp?s useful life primarily depends on its quality and the quality of the voltage supply.

Type of lamp
Each lamp?s technology determines different useful life times, which differ depending on usage time and the number of times it is turned on and off.

For instance, statistically, the useful life of compact fluorescent lamps (energy saving) is 8 times higher than incandescent incandescent lamps. It is estimated at approximately 8,000 hours, so if it is permanently turned on for 3 hours per day, its useful life could almost reach 8 years.

LAMPS? AVERAGE USEFUL LIFE

LAMP

AVERAGE LIFE (hs)

INCANDESCENT STANDARD

1.250

COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMP

8.000

LED

40.000

TRIPHOSPHOR FLUORESCENT TUBE

12.000

HIGH PRESSURE MERCURY

12.000


What are LED lamps? main features?

LED lamps are made of light emitting diodes. To reach a light intensity similar to that of compact fluorescent tubes or incandescent bulbs which this new technology tends to replace, LED lamps have a greater or lesser number of pills of diodes, oriented in different directions, each providing light in only one direction. After several performance evaluations, VIVION has chosen for their LED lamps, pills of diodes designed and manufactured by a prestigious and renowned Korean company, the global leading company in this technology, in the most varied applications.

It has already been tested that lamps made with this lighting technology are the best for maximizing environmental care, throughout their complete life cycle, from the very beginning, meaning the extraction of raw material, manufacturing process, and final disposal. Needless to say, this is not the case of any LED lamp, but only for those whose components and manufacturing process meet enough quality and durability requirements.


Can I buy directly from VIVION S.A. in Uruguay?
VIVION has a large distribution network where our products can be purchased. However, any consultations or queries with respect to our products can be asked by phone or email at our "Contact" section.