ENTTEC recommends the use of DALI-certified devices only.
There are several options to integrate an S-Play with a DALI / DALI2 system using 3rd party hardware. The main ways to achieve this are listed below:
Relays & Digital Inputs
By far the most cost-effective method to interact with a DALI system. This method should be used for triggering up to 4 playlists on the S-Play (Using the Digital Inputs) and triggering up to 2 DALI states (reliant on the S-Play Digital Input).
DMX -> DALI Bridge / DALI -> DMX Bridge
Several DMX / Art-Net to DALI devices are available on the market to allow the S-Play to directly control DALI groups and zones.
Configure the S-Play to output DMX to these converters to control DALI fixtures and groups directly (each scene can be formed from a dynamic recording or manually produced using static cues using the S-Plays onboard cue editor).
Alternatively, use DALI to DMX converters to act as a virtual ballast to activate playlists on the S-Play using different DMX channels. This method allows RGB or pixel controllers to be controlled from DALI-compatible sensors and switches.
PLC / System Controllers
For integration with larger projects, Programmable logic controllers with DALI functionality can be used to send triggers to trigger the S-Play remotely to interact.
Integrate with PLCs and system controllers capable of receiving DMX, RS232, or UDP Events from the S-Play to playback remote DALI Scenes to trigger remote DALI scenes from the S-Play using triggers.