Book 25:
NFC Readers with Bluetooth interface for in-field programming of drivers

 

An increasing number of lighting applications requires reading out parameters and changing of settings of LED drivers in the field.
Manufacturers of LED luminaires currently use a variety of methods for in field programming. Zhaga aims to give installers, system integrators and utility companies the option to select only one programming tool which works with all field-maintenance applications from all vendors implementing Book 25.
Zhaga Book 25 builds on Book 24, NFC programming of drivers made easy, but now includes mobile NFC Readers with a Bluetooth interface. It enables maintenance and replaceability with a cross vendor harmonized method of NFC programming for in-field use.
The specification defines a Bluetooth communication protocol (GATT-Service) which NFC Reader manufacturers can implement for the communication between the field-maintenance application on a smart device (cell phone, tablet, etc.) and the NFC reader. This allows the field-maintenance app to read and write parameters on NFC enabled LED drivers without the need for a cable-based connection.

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