The Trulifi 6800 Controllers are designed for scaling up your LiFi network. The Controller is available as a Controller Unit or as a Controller Application. They are functionally identical, apart from their form factor and scalability.
The Controller Unit is a hardware device that can easily be connected to any LAN network. It is intended for small and medium-size LiFi networks up to 16 access points and it is easy to install and maintain. Note that there is a Controller Unit SKU available specifically for the EU market and an SKU for North America.
The Controller Application is a software application, delivered as a virtual machine that can be installed on an already existing network server. It is intended for enterprise organizations requiring large LiFi networks up to 64 access points. In case even larger LiFi networks need to be addressed, the network shall be divided into subnets. For each subnet one Controller Unit or one Controller Application shall be applied.
The Controllers offer various network scaling functions which can be unlocked using licenses. Licenses are available from Signify and must be ordered in addition to the Controller Unit or Controller Application. A license is ordered per access point and per function such as Roaming and Network Monitoring and Control (NMC).
The 6002.2 Access Points can be combined to create one large LiFi area with roaming and seamless handovers. To enable roaming, a Controller and Roaming licenses are required.
Network Monitoring and Control
Both 6002 and 6014 systems support central monitoring and management of all LiFi devices present in the network. If NMC is licensed, the customer can connect the LiFi system to his existing Network Management dashboard to create a central overview of all network equipment. Note that the dashboard is not delivered by Signify: The NMC license only enables the management interface between the Controller and the dashboard.