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Rako's wireless system provides all the benefits of a sophisticated lighting control system without the need to re-wire and can be used in both new and retro-fit installations. The wireless capability provides the most cost effective and simple to install solution saving on cabling and re-decoration.
Wireless systems can use either individual modules or Rako's RAK system with the RxLink wireless interface.
Modules wire in-line with each lighting circuit and can be mounted either in the ceiling or in a central cupboard. Split lighting into circuits to allow independent control and provide the ability to highlight different areas and features within a room. Wall-plates can be flush mounted into a standard back-box or can be surface mounted, requiring no cabling at all as they communicate wirelessly with the receiver modules.
Modules are available to suit all types of load from incandescent, low voltage and fluorescent to the latest generation of LEDs. Systems can be as small as one circuit and one wall-plate up to whole home installations with master house controllers and full system integration. Signal repeaters make wireless practical for the largest of projects.
Simple connection of the Rako Bridge to a wireless router provides programming access via Wi-Fi and allows control from Rako's iPhone, iPad and Android Apps, giving access to both scene and individual channel control.
The Rako wired system is the option for customers who prefer a cabled network. It offers LED backlit buttons with the option for custom etching and ultimately can cope with the largest of projects. Using CAT5 cabling, system components are wired either as a daisy chain network or star arrangement using the RAK-STAR box.
Circuits are wired to a central location or a number of hubs, linked together on the network and connected to appropriate RAK-4 packs which include the silent transistorised RAK-4T, RAK-4F for 0-10V, DSI, DALI or switch control. The RAK-4R is available for curtain and blind control and colour changing can be incorporated using Rako DMX or LED control packs.
User controls, including wall-plates, PIR's, time-clocks and system interfaces are added to the network and programmed from a PC connected via Wi-Fi to a Bridge unit. Adding a WTC Bridge to the system gives access to timed events, 'Holiday Mode', dawn/dusk programming and advanced macros and mapping features. End users can then program scenes for events such as breakfast, lunch and dinner from a tablet or smartphone providing total user control.
Rako lighting systems make the Smart Home dream a reality. Mood lighting systems offer the user the ability to recall a scene, or mood of lighting at the touch of a single button despite controlling multiple circuits and lamp types. Circuits are split to define zones and highlight room features and then programmed to suit the different uses of a space. Advanced programming features allow master off control from any keypad or maybe a button to create a welcome home scene. The addition of a TCM time-clock module provides 'Holiday Mode' security, timed events and astro dawn/dusk programming.
Push button systems allow two, or multi-way control and can be controlled from hand-held remotes, as well as the new generation of Smart phones. Digital communication means system integration is easily achievable, linking lighting to audio-visual, security and home controllers, including control of curtains, blinds and screens. Advanced technologies allow control of all light fittings, including the dimming of LED's fluorescent lighting and low voltage fittings, saving energy and increasing lamp life as lamps are dimmed.
Rako offers a number of installation options including wireless control for ease of installation and retro-fit applications. More complex projects may suit the wired network with centralised RAK units, or possibly combined systems giving a mix of both. The ability to offer wireless, wired or combined options means Rako can offer the best possible approach for any project and gives the safety net should cables be forgotten, or extra wall-plates be needed after walls are sealed.