If you are programming Dynalite for a living then you would have experienced the frustrations of having to be plugged into a Dynalite panel or dimmer using a network node.
Sometimes it would be nice to be able to just walk around and program wirelessly with your laptop.
It is now quite easy as there are a number of serial to IP gateways readily available on the market because there is a large amount of legacy devices that people are trying to support over current infrastructure.
Not all serial gateways perform the same and Dynalite will tell you to use their network node. This is not such a bad idea as sometimes a device directly connected to the network can cause problems.
We however have been communicating directly to the network with AMX control systems for a number of years and have never had any issues.
The serial gateways that we have tried and tested come from Quatech. They make a number of wired and wireless products which are suitable and can be configured to communicate directly to the network.
The gateways come with some software to emulate a serial port on your PC making it a seamless connection to your Dynalite network.
The really big benefit to using a serial gateway is that you no longer need to go to site to support your customer!