Faqs (Cabinet Remote Control)

Frequently asked questions about Cabinet Remote Control

Q: What is central Andros and where is it installed?
A: Central Andros, to  remotely control and manage the electric panel, is composed of modules installed on the power and distribution panel which feeds the lighting lines.

Q: Which are the functions of central Andros?
A: Central Andros dialogues, utilizing the already existing electric line, with the Syra devices placed on the lamps which are fed from the line; it receives all the information regarding the causes of operational defects and transfers them to supervisor Ios for the management of the collected data; it receives instructions from Minos X software and transfers them, dialoguing on an already existing electric line, to all Syra devices so as to order either the switching on/off times or the reduced lamps flux; it carries out all the controls on both the electric panel and the feeding lines and communicates any possible anomaly for data management; it carries out by remote the reading of consumption and measurement of all the electric parameters relevant to the panel (optionally, it is possible to combine it with other types of sensors for air pollution, weather surveys, etc.); it receives instructions from Minos X software for the execution of commands for the switching on/off of systems, through the programming of the astronomical clock.

Q: What modules make up central Andros ?
A: Central ANDROS consists of modules necessary for the minimum functioning of Minos System and other optional modules for additional functions. The necessary modules are: Andros CMS, Andros TR or TRS, Andros PLS, PHIL 15-30-60-63D, GSM/GPRS/RTG modem. The optional modules are: Andros RDE, CAP 3

Q: What is Andros CMS?
A: Andros CMS is the main module of central Andros. It collects and elaborates all information acquired both directly (entry status, voltage status of the network) and from peripheral modules.
How many lamps can be configured by central Andros?
Central Andros is able to configure and manage 1,023 lamps.

Q: Which types of communication are used by central Andros for data transfer ?
A: Central Andros communicates with Supervisor  Ios through GSM/GPRS/RTG modem, dedicated line or TCP/IP protocol.

Q: What is Andros PLS module for?
A: ANDROS PLS is the module necessary to control any single lighting point. It carries out the communication of power line carrier with Syra modules, in compliance with the status demands by ANDROS CMS, and it executes the control of voltage presence/absence on a three-phase line with neutral.

Q: What is Andros RDE module for?
A: ANDROS RDE is necessary to collect the measurements carried out by peripheral devices (e.g. meteorological measurements, electrical parameter measurements).

Q: Why is a filtering system of the electric network necessary?
A: The filters (PHIL from 15 to 63A) installed in the electric panel are necessary to reduce, in the installations with remote control of the lamps, the effects of disturbances coming from the external feeding network. They avoid power line carrier signal transmitted between ANDROS PL and SYRA spreading to undesired areas, and they prevent possible capacitive loads connected in the installation from causing the weakening of the power line carrier signal. It is necessary to install one filter for any phase of each ANDROS PLS module. If the PHIL filtering action is not sufficient, then it is necessary to use CAP 3, a capacitive filter.