When setting up the system, remember to save your work regularly using the save button in the top right corner so that you do not lose the progress you have made.
To get started with the Ampio Designer configuration tool, we encourage you to read the Ampio Designer guide. Once you are familiar with the basic functionalities of the software, you will be able to perform the example lighting configuration created in Ampio Designer, described below.
After entering the IP address of the M-SERV-s module in the browser, log yourself in. If updates are available in the Devices tab, carry them out.
Go to the Settings tab to check if there are any system updates available. Remember that regular software updates ensure system compatibility and stability. After performing any updates, we recommend refreshing the page and verifying that Ampio Designer is running the latest version.
It is good practice to name modules and objects in order to keep the installation more organised and clear. Objects can be named on the home page under the Devices tab, or under the Locations tab. The second option is described below.
In the Locations tab, create locations to which you will then assign your objects. This speeds up your work and allows you to sort objects by location at a later stage.
Due to the fact that we did not name the objects in the first step, we will do so now. Let’s name the inputs and outputs in a way that is convenient for us, so that we can easily find them later.
In our case, the input objects will be the connectors located in the house in locations such as the living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and hallway. By activating the physical inputs, it is possible to preview in Ampio Designer which input number has been activated and identify the input more accurately.
In contrast, by activating the output from within Ampio Designer, we can physically switch on the light on the object.
Select the filtering by location you have created, one after another, to reduce the list of displayed objects for yourself and simplify the set-up.
When creating conditions, you do not have to fill in the columns one by one - you can select the relevant options in the input numbers and output numbers columns and the other columns will be filled in automatically.
By filtering the conditions by the subsequent locations, we complete the configuration of the remaining lighting.
With all objects assigned to locations, we can go to the Logic tab to start programming.
For each condition, you can create a description and also assign it to a group you have defined to make it easier to sort and search for conditions.
We have created a simple configuration for most lighting that changes its state from a push of a button.
For the bathroom, we created a timer function that switches off the light after 500 seconds if it is not manually switched off.
In the corridor, instead of a basic function, we used the maximum duration of a condition so that we could create a second condition from holding on the same button.
The conditions created can be combined into groups.
From holding the switch in the hallway, we have created a condition that switches off all the lighting in the house. This way, when leaving the house, we can make sure that we have not left the lights on anywhere. We created this condition without filtering by location, so we could see all the objects in the installation. Creating this condition was done quickly thanks to naming the objects beforehand and using a smart search in the entry numbers and exit numbers columns. Once the condition was complete, we named it and grouped it with the other lighting conditions.
With the locations created, we can automatically generate the groups in our application based on them.
In this case, we do not want to have switch states in our groups, only the ability to control lighting - so the inputs have been removed from the application.