Commissioning Overview

Modified on Tue, 26 Sep 2023 at 08:38 AM

Setting up your installation

The following sections describe the procedures to configure the smartengine installation to achieve the desired behavior and performance. The following are the prerequisites that should be complete before you start on tasks below (also referred to as commissioning).

Commissioning Prerequisite Checklist

  • Smartengines and smartdirectors are mounted and powered up.
  • Smartengine endpoints are installed and connected back to the ports on the smartengines.
  • Fixture specific issues and cabling issues have been resolved.
  • IP Network infrastructure is available to connect the smartdirector and smartengines

Commissioning Overview

The system can be commissioned by using its web browser based management interface called smartmanager. The process of commissioning involves the following steps performed using the smartmanager1:

  • Setting up the networking configuration and forming a cluster. A cluster of smartengines and smartdirector work together as a one unified system for management and operation.
  • Configuring the rooms and spaces as locations. A location is a virtual entity that represents a space or collection of spaces. The locations are organized as a hierarchy that best represents the layout of the installation. Building, floors, offices, corridors can all be represented as locations in the system. Locations can then be configured for desired lighting behaviors, data gathering and other features of the system.
  • Setting up fixtures. Every smartengine endpoint is represented as a fixture. Fixtures can be named and assigned to locations where they reside by mapping the physical smartengine endpoints to the fixture entities in the system.
  • Defining different lighting behaviors desired in each location and the schedule or event that governs when the behavior is in effect. Lighting behaviors are defined in the system as policies. Daylight harvesting, occupancy settings, light levels are some of the settings that are defined as a part of a policy. Schedules and events are triggers like time of day, or manual events like wall controller actions that activate different policies in the locations.
  • The commissioning process ends with a walkthrough of the space to validate that all spaces are working as intended. The system commissioned data can be generated as a tabular reports for future references.


Some of the commissioning tasks may be completed offline on another smartdirector in your lab, and the resulting configuration can be uploaded on to the smartdirector on site.

  • This includes setting up clustering, configuring locations, and configuring the lighting schedules and policies.
  • There are a number of actions particularly those involving fixtures need to be performed on site for actual validation.

  1. Please visit smartmanager reference guide for details of the smartmanager user interface

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