Poco - Setup
The PocoDigitall Lighting Control System can be easily setup in minutes
through an MDF or connected mobile device or tablet.
User Interface Setup
The Poco setup menu is accessible through the gear wheel icon in the upper right of the user interface window.
Note: Light Groups must be configured first before setting up switches.
List of configured Light Groups:
- First step in system configuration is to define the "Light Groups"
- Select a row to edit or select "+ Add New Item" to create a new "Light Group"
Add/Edit a Light Group:
- User Configurable "Light Group" Name, Using a prefix like "LG" may help with future setup
- Hardware output channel on Poco. Gives the ability to send a command to all channels or each individual channel (1-4)
- A PLI-level identifier for one or more devices. Clans are roughly organized around product families. Allows commands to be sent to all
Clans or individual Clans in the list below.
- Color capability of lights built into light group. This is the property that provides the correct color options for a light when defining the color to
be turned on. For example a 2 color flood light may only have the capability to have white or blue light so a white and blue color wheel will
be presented when setting the color of this light rather than the full-color spectrum wheel.
|Clan||Clan Name||Family of Lights|
|0||All PLI Lights||All Lights that are PLI Enabled|
|1||Down Lights||Mirage, Orbit, Shadow (1- color, 2-color, 4 color, Spectrum)|
|2||Spreader Utility Lights||Spreader Lights and Utility Lights (Capri, Caprera, Nevis, Ibiza, Perimeter Light) (White/Red or|
|3||Rail Lights 12"||Spectrum Only|
|4||Underwater Lights||SeaBlaze X2 and Typhoon (Spectrum or Dual Color)|
|5||Mini Rail 6"||Spectrum Only|
|6||Flex Lighting||Moray Flex Lights|
|7||Pico C4||Control of Third-Party RGB(W) Lighting Accessories|
|8||Pico P1||Solid State Relay (20A max. load)|
|9||Livewell Lights||Lutra Spectrum|
|10||Pathway Dock Lights||Nautilus Pathway Lights (Spectrum and single color)|
|11||Piling Dock Lights||Scallop Piling Lights (Spectrum and single color)|
|12||Spectrum Lights||All Spectrum Color Lights|
List of configured Switches:
- Second step in system configuration is to define the "Switches" and Scenes
- Select a row to edit or select "+ Add New Item" to create a new "Switch"
Add/Edit a Switch:
- User Configurable "Switch" Name
- Type of Switch to define button action. See switch types in the list below
- Push to test commands in list, push again to issue off command to targets in list
- Push to create a copy of current switch and begin editing
- Light Group or Switch Selection. Light Groups are allowed to have intensity and color properties, switches cannot have any modification
properties and are only activated in the order they appear in the list
- Light Intensity Selection 0% - 100%
- Color and Pattern Selection
|Omnillume||Works like a standard on/off toggle switch but has the ability to modify color and brightness for the lights that are attached to it with a press and hold action of the button|
|Latching On-Off||Standard toggle switch, Press button to turn On, Press again to turn Off|
|Momentary||Standard Momentary switch, Press button to turn On, Release to turn Off. (Example: a Horn button)|
|Switch Chooser||Acts as a folder to store previously defined switches that may have similar functionality. Works like a standard on/off toggle switch for the first switch in the list but has the ability to turn on and off other switches with a press and hold action of the button|
Tips & Tricks
- Only five commands are allowed per switch but switches can be nested to create a switch with many commands. Take note that it takes time to issue commands over the power lines so the more commands that are attached to a switch the more lag there will be from the issuing of the first command to the issuing of the last command. If an advanced scene is being created it may be helpful to create a switch to turn off various lights and then nest this switch as the first command of a switch that can then issue four additional commands to turn lights on.
- In some instances, it may be desirable to define a simple PWM single color light such as Lumitec's accent lights as an RGBW Spectrum light so that if it is attached to a switch that creates a lighting scene. The lighting scene color may be adjusted via an Omni-Lume switch. The accent light will not change color but by identifying the light group as an RBGW Spectrum Light it will not prevent the full-color Spectrum Wheel from being displayed. If a switch is defined with Spectrum Lights and a 2-color White/Blue light the only options for color changing with a press and hold of the Omni-Llume button will be white and blue because the switch picks the least common color that the lights are capable of producing.
Default Maintenance pin is set to "0000". This can be changed but must be done by manually editing the configuration file. See exporting and
importing configuration below.
- Startup Switch - This could be used to turn on some amount of lighting at power up like courtesy lighting or could be used to turn on all 4 channels as an ON/OFF switch when wired in series with SPST switches. This allows for rocker switches to be used as typical and PLI
commands would modify the behavior of the connected lights. Note: Create and configure the switch as usual prior to selecting it here. Press reboot to test it.
- By default Poco broadcasts as a WiFi access point (AP). The SSID is "poco-xxxx" where xxxx is a unique ID that is hardware dependent. Default password is "lumitec561". IP address for connecting to poco (AP) is 192.168.4.1 (some devices may support accessing poco via htt
p://poco.local). WiFi can be disabled here. Connection can also be configured for connecting Poco to existing WiFi network (STA mode).
- Restores networking settings to factory default (note: reverts to default of currently booted factory app).
- Import Config file. File type must be .json
- Export current config file. This is a good way to backup and/or copy this configuration to another unit.
- Upgrade Poco Firmware using a xxx_ota.bin file supplied by Lumitec.
- Poco Server Information