Customize Your XIM Luminaires
Xicato Configuration Tool (XCT) is a compact, dedicated computer running Xicato custom software that allows luminaire manufacturers to program Xicato Intelligent Modules (XIM) in a variety of ways. Applicable to all XIM models, XCT is particularly valuable for luminaires that contain the XIM Generation 4 (XIM Gen4), since it allow configuration of data that can be reported wirelessly to end users for branding, service and support purposes.
Brand XIM with your company name and model number
Xicato Configuration Tool (XCT) allows luminaire manufacturers to electronically brand their XIM-based fixtures. Add your company name, luminaire model number, and serial number to the data that is reported by the XIM through the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or compatible DALI network. XCT branding provides important information to end users who might want to purchase more units, or purchase accessories such as optics or track adapters. XCT allows you to make XIM your own!
Permanently set maximum flux to fit the XIM thermal envelope
XCT allows luminaire manufacturers to set the maximum lumen output of the XIM module to between 50-100% of its peak intensity, in order to perfectly match it to the thermal capacity of its luminaire heat sink, or to meet a thermal challenge in a specific installation and prevent the unit from going into thermal protection mode. This setting cannot be changed by the end user.
The ability to use a single XIM model in luminaires with different outputs can also reduce manufacturer component SKUs and inventory levels, and end user spares. For example, a XIM capable of 2000 lumens can be sold in luminaires with maximum output of 1000 lumens, 1500 lumens, and 2000 lumens. XCT automatically adjusts the dimming curve... the XIM continues to dim smoothly to 0.1%, and coordinate perfectly with other modules (such as XIM 1300LM) that have lower native output capacity.
Pre-Configure XIM to facilitate installation
XCT allows you to preconfigure settings for the convenience of installers, commissioners, and end users... setting such as power-on behavior, maximum and minimum flux levels, dimming curve, and wired control.
Built for the Production Environment
XCT software is designed for the manufacturing environment. Engineering setup is password protected, and configuration files can be created and exported for later import. The Production Mode facilitates rapid programming of many identical modules, automatically or manually incrementing the serial number for each unit. XCT validates that the configuration matches the unit being programmed, and verifies successful installation of the configuration settings. Configuring units takes less than 30 seconds, so manufacturers can produce many hundred units per day.