The E100 Gateway (CGW-E-0100) from Cortet by CEL is a compact (approx. 2″ x 2″ x 1″) wireless Gateway that provides both local and IoT based control for a wide range of lighting devices, accessories, fixtures, controllers, and switches for small or medium scale commercial facilities. It acts as a smart lighting control hub, processing sensor data and programmed schedules to optimize the environment while also enabling user control via Cortet Certified devices and the Cortet Lighting app.
Cortet Smart Lighting Control System components are designed to communicate with each other in a mesh network via a 2.4GHz radio frequency (RF) using the zigbee wireless standard. Within a zigbee mesh network, messages that are exchanged between individual devices (also referred to as nodes) and the E100 Gateway are frequently routed through other devices. This mesh topology provides a robust wireless network where connected devices provide redundant links to the E100 Gateway. The building’s entire lighting system can also be controlled remotely from a mobile device accessing the Gateway via the Internet.
With a range of up to 328′ and typical latency of less than 200ms, this scalable IoT network can support 120 devices in 30 different rooms. By using range extenders and/or additional Gateways, it can further scale throughout an entire facility.
The E100 Gateway and Cortet technology supports code compliant requirements for task scheduling, occupancy sensing, and daylight harvesting. It is flexible and can be used to schedule and automate lighting based on specific commercial lighting needs. The current software supports up to four different daily programmable schedules with up to two day groupings (e.g., Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri + Sat/Sun) per room. The E100 Gateway can also be used to adjust color and temperature on light sources that support these features.
“Our E100 Gateways are custom designed and optimized to manage smart lighting systems,” says Erik Davidson, Director of Marketing & Product Management, Cortet by CEL. “With our Cortet Certified program, we are working closely with the industry’s leading lighting and lighting accessories manufacturers to develop a complete range of products that have been rigorously tested to work out of the box with other Certified devices.”
The E100 Gateway comes with software pre-installed. Upon installation, it will download applicable software updates over the Internet and immediately install to the latest version. Uninterrupted Internet connectivity over time will allow the E100 Gateway software to update its software automatically, ensuring that important updates are applied to the Gateway as required.