The DALI interface provides a great number of different commands and parameters which essentially emerge in the following fashion:
Highly simple control devices (plug and play) usually only access direct dimming commands (dimming values) in broadcast mode. There is no initialisation.
Higher-performance control devices facilitate addressing of control gear units. They utilise a greater range of commands. Pre-settings via DALI parameters are also utilised. Pre-settings are usually implemented automatically when initialising the system and are optimised for the intended application case.
Universal-use, freely programmable control devices provide great user freedom in implementing complex and customised control tasks. The full command and parameter range of the DALI interface is available to the user. The setup of expedient pre-settings and tailored functions is up to the skills of experts.