The Zūm™ Net Wireless Gateway (ZUMNET-GATEWAY) is a 2-way RF wireless transceiver designed for use with Crestron® Zūm Net wireless devices. Specifically, it enables wireless communication between the Zūm Floor Hub (ZUM-FLOOR-HUB ) and any rooms on the floor equipped with a Zūm Network Bridge (ZUMMESH-NETBRIDGE ). Networking each room with the Zūm Floor Hub allows each room to be centrally monitored, managed, and controlled as part of a complete Zūm enterprise lighting solution. Using Zūm Net wireless technology affords fast, easy installation and configuration without wires.
Zūm Across the Enterprise
Zūm delivers cutting-edge wireless lighting control and heightened energy efficiency for the intelligent enterprise. With each room wirelessly networked to a Zūm Floor Hub, Zūm synergizes lighting control across the enterprise by providing centralized monitoring, management, and reporting capabilities. Zūm Net wireless communication is enabled by simply adding a Zūm Network Bridge to each room and pairing it with the Zūm Net Wireless Gateway, which connects via Ethernet to the Zūm Floor Hub’s Control Subnet port.
Zūm Net Wireless Technology
Ultra-reliable Zūm Net wireless technology provides steadfast 2-way RF communications throughout a commercial structure without the need for physical control wiring. Employing a Wi-Fi® friendly 2.4 GHz mesh network topology, every Zūm Net device acts as a “routing node,” relaying wireless commands between the Zūm Net gateway and all the other Zūm Net devices to ensure that every command reaches its intended destination without disruption. Each Zūm Net device that is added to the network effectively increases the range and stability of the entire network by providing multiple redundant signal paths. The wireless range between any two Zūm Net devices is typically 50 feet (15 meters).
Setting up a network of Zūm Net devices is simple, utilizing dynamic discovery to locate and acquire each device automatically. The Zūm Net gateway can support up to 100 Zūm Network Bridges. A complete Zūm enterprise lighting system commonly consists of multiple Zūm Net gateways and Zūm floor hubs dispersed throughout a building or campus, all networked together via Ethernet.
The ZUMNET-GATEWAY communicates with the Zūm Floor Hub over Ethernet and gets its operating power over the same Ethernet connection using PoE technology. PoE (Power over Ethernet) simply requires the presence of an 802.3af or 802.3at PoE power source.
Crestron offers the PWE-4803RU PoE Injector, which connects in line with the Ethernet cable, allowing for installation at any convenient location between the gateway and the floor hub (or network switch if implemented). The PWE-4803RU is capable of powering a single gateway and is sold separately.
Crestron also offers Ethernet switches with built-in PoE (models CEN-SW-POE-5 and CEN-SWPOE-16 ), affording a complete networking solution capable of providing PoE for multiple gateways and other PoE devices. Using an Ethernet switch with built-in PoE eliminates the need for individual PoE Injectors.
As an alternative to PoE, the ZUMNET-GATEWAY can be powered using an optional 24VDC power pack, model PW-2407WU.
The ZUMNET-GATEWAY features the Crestron IFE form factor, a compact “Integrator Friendly Enclosure” design that fits almost anywhere and enables a variety of installation options. Using the included mounting bracket, it can be fastened to any flat surface or snapped onto a standard DIN rail. Rack mount and pole mount kits are also available separately.
Please refer to the Zūm Lighting Control System Setup Guide (Doc # 7957) for additional information.