DigitalSTROM

This driver supports communication with DigitalSTROM system, allowing to control Lights, Light Groups, Shades, Shade Groups and fire global independent scenes.

Connecting to the system

Connection to the system is done via Ethernet interface. For achieving this, the following parameters should be provided:

  1. Host ip: The IP address or hostname of the DigitalSTROM Server.
  2. Host port: The port number where the device is waiting for connections (by default equal to 8080).
  3. Login: Username on DigitalSTROM Server.
  4. Password: Username password.

Important Note : DigitalSTROM uses a self-signed certificate, so in order to establish the connection with DigitalSTROM Server the box “Check Server certificate” on Connection Settings must be unchecked.

Available resources

The available resource types are:

  • Dimmer with State : Dimmer/Switch with state of GroupID 1 of DigitalSTROM devices.
  • Dimmer with No State : Dimmer/Switch without state of GroupID 1 of DigitalSTROM devices.
  • Dimmer Group : Dimmer/Switch Group without state.
  • Shade with State : Blinds/Shades outside of GroupID 2 or Blinds/Curtains inside of GroupID 12 with state of DigitalSTROM devices.
  • Shade with No State : Blind/Shade outside of GroupID 2 or Blind/Curtain inside of GroupID 12 without state of DigitalSTROM devices.
  • Shade Group : Blinds/Shades outside group or Blinds/Curtains inside group without state of DigitalSTROM devices.
  • Apartment Global Scenes : Fire Global Independent Scenes.

Resource Address

Resource address for each resource type is shown below:

  • **Dimmer with (No) State Shade with (No) State** : Equal to dsID (Internal DigitalSTROM identification number for each device). Eg: 3504175fe0000000000182f6.
  • Dimmer Group : Equal to 1,<ZoneID>, where ZoneID refers to the internal DigitalSTROM identification number for each zone. ZoneID = 0 (address = 1,0) refers to whole zones defined on the DigitalSTROM system.
  • Shade Group : Equal to [2 | 12],<ZoneID>, where GroupID = 2 refers to Blinds/Shades outside and GroupID = 12 refers to Blinds/Curtains inside. ZoneID refers to the internal DigitalSTROM identification number for each zone. ZoneID = 0 (address = 2,0 or 12,0) refers to whole zones defined on the DigitalSTROM system.
  • Apartment Global Scenes : Not apply. Leave address empty.

Commands, Events and States

  • **Dimmer with (No) State Dimmer Group** :
    • SET : Sets brightness of light in porcentage value.
    • _SET_BRIGHTNESS : Sets Brightness of light.
    • _FIRE_SCENE : Fire DigitalSTROM scene on device
      • INC : Increase output value.
      • DEC : Decrease output value.
      • MAX : Set maximum output value.
      • MIN : Set minimum output value.
      • STOP : Stop output value transition.
      • AUTO_OFF : Fade off.
      • PRESET_0 : Sets output value to 0.
      • PRESET_1 : Sets output value to 100.
      • PRESET_2 : Sets output value to 75.
      • PRESET_3 : Sets output value to 50.
      • PRESET_4 : Sets output value to 25.
  • **Shade with (No) State Shade Group** :
    • SET : Sets height of shade in porcentage value.
    • _SET_HEIGHT : Sets height of shade. (Not available for Shade Group)
    • _SET_BLADES_ANGLE : Sets blades angle of shade (only for jalousie type). (Not available for Shade Group)
    • RAISE : Shade starts raising. Executes DigitalSTROM MAX scene.
    • LOWER : Shade starts lowering. Executes DigitalSTROM MIN scene.
    • STOP : Stops shade transition. Executes DigitalSTROM STOP scene.
    • PRESET : Set Digital Strom PRESET number between [0-4]
      • NUM = 0 : Sets output value to 0.
      • NUM = 1 : Sets output value to 65535.
      • NUM = 2 : Sets output value to 65535.
      • NUM = 3 : Sets output value to 32768.
      • NUM = 4 : Sets output value to 16384.
    • _FIRE_SCENE : Fire DigitalSTROM scene on device
      • INC : Increase output value.
      • DEC : Decrease output value.
  • Apartment Global Scenes :
    • _FIRE_SCENE : Fire DigitalSTROM Global Independent Scene of Structure
      • ABSENT : Sets structure in Absent mode.
      • PRESENT : Sets structure in Present mode.
      • SLEEPING : Sets structure to night operation.
      • WAKEUP : Sets structure to daytime operation.
      • DOOR_BELL : Fire DoorBell structure.
      • PANIC : Sets structure in Emergency state.
      • FIRE : Sets structure in Fire Alarm state.
      • ALARM_1 : Fire user defined Alarm 1.
      • ALARM_2 : Fire user defined Alarm 2.
      • ALARM_3 : Fire user defined Alarm 3.
      • ALARM_4 : Fire user defined Alarm 4.
    • _UNDO_SCENE : Undo Global Independent Scene of Structure
      • PANIC
      • FIRE
      • ALARM_1
      • ALARM_2
      • ALARM_3
      • ALARM_4

Important notes regarding status update latency and end user expirience

Resources with state require a constant polling to get the resource state. Due to DigitalSTROM limitations, it’s only possible to ask for one device output every 60 seconds per circuit (referred to the electrical installation of one fuse box). Because of this, the latency on the status update could be big and will increase with the number of defined resources with status on the BeoLink Gateway. So, it’s recommended to use as less as possible resources with state. Regarding end user experience, it’s recommended to use predefined DigitalSTROM scenes to change output values on devices (instead command SET) and use device groups when is necessary to change states of more than one device.