Tool to create i3 lite projects
i3 lite config is a part of i3 lite app for integrators and installers that is used to create projects for smart homes and buildings. Config can be launched on a PC, as well as on mobile devices: tablets and smart phones. You do not have to go to the office to make changes in a project by your customer's request. Simplu launch "Config" on your mobile device and make required changes.
There are 9 tabs in the app:
We recommend that you create yout first project following this manual "Creating i3 lite projet", to learn how to work with i3 lite Config.
There are general project settings in the "General" tab.
Renaming a project:
iOS style is the default style. There are other available styles (free and commercial) in iRidium store.
Selecting project display (allows to adapt the interface for different panels):
The short report about the Smart home devices shows the number of licensed subdevices in the project
Detailed report about project devices allows to see individual information about devices - names, location in rooms, types.
Selecting measure units of temperature:
Selecting date format:
Selecting time format:
Selecting geographical location:
You can enter longitude and latitude manually by pressing "Enter".
If there is no GPS- tracker in a mobile device, there is no "GPS" button, you can enter location only manually.
You can create a list of floors and rooms in the "Floors and rooms" tab. Later on you can place devices in the rooms. As a result it is easier for an end-user to find a device if he knows a room where it is located.
A device is real automation equipment that an integrator installs in the customer's object. A "module", a special program of i3 lite is responsible for working with every device.
Some modules can work only with a definite type of equipment, others - with a whole class of equipment, for example, KNX or HDL devices.
You can display a list of devices in 2 ways:
By pressing on you can go to “Setup”.
Setting connection with a device is done in a separate menu, as these settigns are done once and are not changed later on.
Connection settings differ greatly depending on the type of a device.
Some devices can consist of several simpler devices that are called "subdevices" in i3 lite.
Example of setting server work iRidium server lite.
The event can be
Routine is a logocal component of a project that keeps track of changes in the equipment state and reacts to the changes according to the set logics.
Routines can be server and panel ones.
A panel routine works on users' panels when i3 lite app is on. A server routine works on the server even is the app is closed.
Here are the common properties of routines:
You can set several "BUT ONYL IF" conditions of one routine, but they can be absent, as well.
If there is no server on the object, the routines will work only when there is an open i3 lite project on the panel where the routines are set up. If the project is closed or the panel is off, the routines will not work.
In this case you can use the Working on all panels property:
If the property is activated and, at least one panel has an open i3 lite project, the routines will work.This way you can set up the project on the panel and if you have no server on the object but have a PC where the i3 lite project is constantly running, you can download the project on the PC. In this case the PC will serve as a server and all routines will work.
If the object is controlled from several devices, then with the help of this property you can also simplify editing of routines in the project. For example, there is a routine in the project: turn on the audio system and play music at 8 am each Saturday. You need to change the time from 8 am to 9 am but have no access to the panel with the routine. If the Working on all panels property is activated, then you can edit the routine from any panel with the running project.
Also, if the property is active, you can set up routines in projects on your device and you don't have to set them up on the user's device. The user will just have to download the project from the cloud and all routines will work on his device.
Here is an example for the deactivated state of the property.
Let's say the project is controlled from 2 panels and they have a routine: to charge the battery of the control panel if it is
5% and disconnect power at 100%. If we activate the Working on all panels property, then when one of the panels is charged 100%, the power will be disconnected disregarding if the second panel is charged 100% or not. In this case it is recommended to create separate routines for each panel.
There are the following types of the "WHEN" events:
Day&Time event can be set to happen at sunrise and sunset in server routines.
To do it, first set the location of an automation object. It can be done in the regional settings of the General tab in the Config.
There are the following types of actions:
"Device", "Modes" and "Schedules" types of conditions do the same functions as "WHEN" event.
In the Day&Time condition you can set time and day of the week. Routines can also be set to work on workdays and in the weekend.
The following can be changed
The following can be set
Display of modes in the Template
Exmple of setting user access to a project: Preparing a project for an end-user.
Press a button in the top right corner. Control menu is located there.
For the main page:
“Add macros” and “Add mode” - to add created macros and modes to the main page,
“Edit mode” - to edit (to move and delete) macros and modes of the main page,
“Schedule” - to go to the config and create new macros, modes, schedules,
“Config” - to go to “Config”,
“Save to cloud” - to save a project,
“Close project” - to save a project to the cloud, close the project and go to “Welcome” page.
“Macros”, “Routines”, “Schedule”, “Config”, “Save to cloud”, “Close project” in the room do the same.
“Room editor” - to go to the room settings,
“Add header” - to add a heading,
“Add column break” - to add column break,
“Add widget” - to add all device widgets existing in a project,
“Add photo” - to add an image to a room,
“Add macros” and “Add mode” - to add macros and modes that already exist to a room,
“Edit mode” - to edit (move, delete) all items added to a room.