Cosmicnode’s wireless controls were recently installed in a volleyball sports hall inn Genk, Belgium, demonstrating their versatility and suitability for a wide range of applications.
The owner commissioned the project to modernize the outdated and inflexible lighting installation. The objective was to implement a user-friendly, adaptable system that would enhance the experience for both players and spectators, while also reducing the sports hall’s energy consumption.
Werner Van Genechten of VGL Elektro, the electrical installer for the project, selected Cosmicnode’s wireless lighting controls for specific reasons. He elaborated:
“Cosmicnode was the preferred choice for several reasons. Firstly, the Cosmicnode system is user-friendly, and the commissioning process is remarkably straightforward. Secondly, the wireless control system provided a cost-effective and sturdy solution that could be seamlessly integrated with minimal disruption to the existing infrastructure. Lastly, Cosmicnode’s system perfectly aligned with the customer’s need for both app-based and switch-based control.”
The Cosmicnode wireless controls bring numerous advantages to the volleyball sports hall and have fully satisfied the client’s expectations.
With the newly introduced ability to create scenes, operators can now produce dynamic lighting effects during games and events, such as using flashing lights to kick off a match.
Moreover, the group control functionality enables the creation of a more visually captivating environment for spectators. During matches, the volleyball court is brightly illuminated while the viewing and seating areas are dimmed to an optimal level, resulting in an overall enhanced gaming experience.
The implementation of Cosmicnode wireless controls has introduced dimming capabilities to the hall, allowing for the adjustment of lighting levels to match specific activities, such as matchdays, practice sessions, and tournaments. This not only promotes energy savings but also reduces unnecessary energy consumption and associated carbon emissions, as opposed to the previous binary on/off option.
The flexibility of control is guaranteed as the lights can be managed through a mobile app, iPad, or tablet. Additionally, energy harvesting wireless switches are deployed for manual control.
Location: Genk, Belgium
Electrical Installer: VGL Elektro
Luminaire: Noxion LED Highbay Ecowhite
Wireless Switch: EnOcean
Wireless Lighting Controls: Cosmicnode
The best-in-class Quality of Service (QoS) – bandwidth and latency for a wireless mesh network depends on the specific application. Cosmicnode wireless mesh network designed for high-performance applications such as real-time control and monitoring.
supports device Over-the-Air (OTA) firmware updates over the mesh network. This means that firmware updates can be pushed to all devices on the network without the need to manually update each device individually. OTA can be performed even if some of the devices on the network are offline.
Near real-time bidirectional communication is a type of communication that allows data to be transmitted and received in both directions with minimal latency. This makes it ideal for applications where it is important to have a quick response time, such as real-time control and monitoring.
Cosmicnode wireless mesh network uses a proprietary routing algorithm designed for efficiency and collision avoidance. This algorithm is based on a number of factors, including the distance between nodes, the quality of the links between nodes, and the current traffic load on the network. It is designed to find the most efficient path for data packets to travel.
All mesh nodes in a network can communicate with each other directly, without the need for a central bridge or coordinator. This decentralized communication structure makes mesh networks highly resilient to failures and capable of scaling to large numbers of nodes. Every mesh node can be configured as a transmitter and a receiver, and can forward data packets to other nodes in the network.
A distributed, highly reliable, scalable, and bidirectional wireless mesh network is a type of network that is designed to be resilient to failures and to be able to handle a large number of devices. It is also designed to be able to communicate in both directions, which makes it ideal for applications such as real-time control and monitoring.
Cosmicnode lighting control system is easy to install and commission. Integration with wide range of lighting control products and accessories from different manufacturers and vendors. Offer third party integration API’s and gateways (supported protocols Modbus, SDDP, MQTT, Rest API). Mobile app SDK for custom app development or integration to existing app eco-system.