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P44-DSB-DEH extends your digitalSTROM system by third-party lights, buttons, sensors and actuators.

P44-DSB-DEH uses the new digitalSTROM virtual device connector technology to seamlessly integrate new devices such that these become as simple to use as regular digitalSTROM devices.

A single P44-DSB-DEH device connects to up to 64 DALI dimmable lights, many wireless buttons, sensors and actuators and Philips "hue" color LED lights

The P44-DSB-DEH is a cost effective way to extend a digitalSTROM system for climate control (EnOcean), small office lighting (DALI), modern LED lighting of various kinds (DALI, hue), light switches that can be placed everywhere (EnOcean).
It only requires a single P44-DSB-DEH to connect a lot of third party devices that ideally complement digitalSTROM components

The P44-DSB-DEH firmware can be updated by a simple press of a button to receive support for new devices, new features and general improvements.
The firmware is based on plan44.ch's modular "vdcd" open source project, which allows for custom modifications and extension to be implemented by plan44.ch upon request as well as third parties.

DALI - up to 64 dimmable lights on a simple 2-wire bus

DALI is a mature and widely used industry standard (IEC 62386) for lighting devices.

P44-DSB-DEH brings the simplicity of digitalSTROM's plug and play concept to the growing range of DALI enabled lights - LED power supplies and fluorescent tube ballasts likewise.
Just connect them to the bus and these lamps become part of the digitalSTROM system.

Up to 64 DALI slave devices can be connected to a two wire bus. The bus is powered and controlled by the P44-DSB-DEH, which acts as the DALI master.

Unlike some other DALI master devices, the P44-DSB-DEH does not need any manual configuration of DALI devices, but automatically detects all devices connected, and makes them available as digitalSTROM compatible lights.

The P44-DSB-DEH works with preconfigured DALI devices (existing short addresses) or new unconfigured devices from factory. Bus address collisions are automatically resolved.

Compatible DALI devices are available from many vendors, including Unidim, Osram, Tridonic, Meanwell, Helvar and many more.

Currently supported DALI profiles:

FunctionalityProfile(s)Status
DALI dimmer groupdimmer group

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Multiple DALI dimmer devices, grouped together on the DALI level to act like a single yellow dimmer terminal block. All dimmers in a group have perfectly synchronized timing.

DALI multi channel dimmer used for RGB or RGBW lampscolor dimmer

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

RGB or RGBW dimmer groups can be configured as a single full color light and appear as a single device with color controls in the dSS

DALI single channel dimmerdimmer

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Works like yellow dimmer terminal blocks

DALI DT8 (device type 8) tunable white and color lightsDT8

Integration planned for a future firmware release

DT8 DALI devices can support color and tunable white using only a single DALI address.

DALI dual channel dimmer used for tunable white lampstunable white dimmer

Integration planned for a future firmware release

Two dimmers can be configured as a single light with tunable color temperature

  • full /
    partial digitalSTROM dSS level integration
  • full /
    partial integration via task specific dSS apps
  • full /
    partial low level integration, but device features accessible for app development only at this time
  • Integration planned for a future firmware release

EnOcean - wireless energy harvesting devices

EnOcean is a technology for wireless, usually self powered (energy harvesting) buttons, sensors and actuators.

Adding EnOcean devices is as simple as pressing two buttons - first the learn button of the P44-DSB-DEH, second the learn button of the EnOcean device.

The P44-DSB-DEH has a built-in EnOcean radio module (TCM310) to receive data from EnOcean buttons and sensors and transmit commands to EnOcean actuators like heating valves. The P44-DSB-DEH firmware automatically detects the EnOcean device's EEP (enocean equipment profile) to integrate different types of devices into the digitalSTROM system. For example, climate related sensors and actuators will appear as blue climate digitalSTROM blocks, buttons act as light switches by default but can be used for other functions as well.

Compatible EnOcean devices are available from a wide variety of manufacturers such as Eltako, Thermokon, alphaEOS, Kieback&Peter and many more

Currently supported EnOcean Equipment Profiles (EEP):

FunctionalityProfile(s)Status
Dual two-way rocker buttonsF6-02-xx

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Key card switchF6-04-xx

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Usable in event responder

Liquid Leakage detectorF6-05-01

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Occupancy sensorsA5-07-01..02

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Quad two-way rocker buttonsF6-03-xx

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Smoke detectors like Eltako FRW or alphaEOS GUARDF6-05-xx

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Only reporting of alarm and low battery supported, but no remote alarm reset or other functions (these are proprietary extensions of some manufacturers not available for generic integration)

Window/Door contactsD5-00-01

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Light / temperature / motion / presence sensorsA5-08-01

partial digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Sensor values can be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The sensor values are also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

Note that some devices with this profile might not actually have a temperature sensor, and will therefore display a meaningless temperature value.

 

Occupancy sensorsA5-07-03

partial digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Illumination value can be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The sensor values are also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

Weather StationA5-13-01/02

partial digitalSTROM dSS level integration

Only "rain" indicator can be used directly in dSS scene responder.

Sensor values can be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The values from sensors are also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

The DCF 77 clock features of certain weather stations are not supported.

Window handlesF6-10-xx

partial digitalSTROM dSS level integration

The status "tilted" can only be used in event responder

Heating valve actuatorA5-20-01

full integration via task specific dSS apps

Supported by digitalSTROM heating app.

The built-in temperature sensor is not supported.

Temperature sensors, various rangesA5-02-xx

full integration via task specific dSS apps

All temperature sensors can be used in the heating app.

Sensor values can also be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The values from sensors are also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

Energy meterA5-12-01

partial integration via task specific dSS apps

Sensor value can be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The sensor values are also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

Illumination sensorsA5-06-01..03

partial integration via task specific dSS apps

Sensor value can be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The sensor values are also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

Indoor temperature/humidity sensorsA5-04-01

partial integration via task specific dSS apps

Only temperature can be used in heating app.

Humitity sensor value can be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The humidity sensor value is also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

Outdoor temperature / humidity sensorsA5-04-02

partial integration via task specific dSS apps

Sensor values can be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The values from sensors are also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

Various Room control panelsA5-10-01..0D,10..17,22,23

partial integration via task specific dSS apps

Temperature sensor may be used by heating app.

Other sensors and settings can be processed using P44-DSB Evaluator Devices to trigger signals to the dSS when reaching threshold values.

The values from sensors and control dials are also accessible via the dSS JSON API.

  • full /
    partial digitalSTROM dSS level integration
  • full /
    partial integration via task specific dSS apps
  • full /
    partial low level integration, but device features accessible for app development only at this time
  • Integration planned for a future firmware release
  • Please Note: Older documentation may list EnOcean profiles A5-xx-xx as 07-xx-xx, D5-xx-xx as 06-xx-xx and F6-xx-xx as 05-xx-xx.

The P44-DSB-DEH firmware will be updated to support new profiles as needed - if a profile you need is not yet supported, please let us know.

hue - colorful LED lights, wirelessly controlled

"hue" lights are colored LED lights from Philips, which can be wirelessly controlled via smartphone apps and third party software

P44-DSB-DEH makes hue lights become part of your digitalSTROM light scenes. Create your multi-colored light scenes, then recall them by simply pressing the light switch.

The P44-DSB-DEH automatically detects and connects to the "hue" bridge by press of a button. Once connected, all hue lights appear as digitalSTROM light (yellow) devices. All normal hue functionality remains unaffected, you can still control the lights via hue mobile app, the hue cloud and third party apps. The monochrome hue "lux" lights are also supported.

Currently supported hue profiles:

FunctionalityProfile(s)Status
hue color lamphue

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

hue lux warm white lamplux

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

LivingColors mood lightLivingColors

full digitalSTROM dSS level integration

  • full /
    partial digitalSTROM dSS level integration
  • full /
    partial integration via task specific dSS apps
  • full /
    partial low level integration, but device features accessible for app development only at this time
  • Integration planned for a future firmware release

Open Source - the basis of P44-DSB-DEH

P44-DSB-DEH is based on plan44.ch's "vdcd" virtual device connector daemon open source project. Being based on open source, the P44-DSB-DEH allows third parties to contribute features and build their own versions for experiments and support of new hardware. "vdcd" is not restricted to run on the P44-DSB-DEH but can be used on different platforms.

However, only buying the P44-DSB-DEH product from plan44.ch entitles you to get ready to use firmware updates from plan44.ch.

"digitalSTROM" is a registered trademark of digitalSTROM AG, Schlieren, Schweiz, see digitalstrom.com

"DALI" is a registered trademark of the Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V., see dali-ag.org

“Hue Personal Wireless Lighting” is a trademark owned by Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V., see meethue.com

“EnOcean” is a registered trademark of EnOcean GmbH, 82041 Oberhaching, Deutschland, see enocean.com