ProKNX Announces Offline Multilingual Voice-Controlled System for Smart Homes

ProKNX has launched a world-first offline multilingual voice-controlled system for smart homes. It performs all the actions of familiar home automation assistants without compromising the privacy of the user. The new table-top smart speaker, available in English, German, and French, is easily adapted for use in new or existing smart homes via either an affordable […]

Independent Living: KNX meets assistive technology

Andy Ellis looks at how standard KNX technology can be used to help elderly and disabled people have control over their environments, and gives some great practical examples of installations using assistive technology. Assistive technology can help people stay independent and perform tasks that they had previously found difficult or impossible for various reasons. These […]

A Fresh Perspective: three ways that KNX changed my opinion of ‘smart’

By Luke Thomas, Ivory Egg. Until joining Ivory Egg, my idea of a smart home was smart plugs, off-the-shelf ‘intelligent’ lightbulbs, a few clever widgets on my phone and some home assistant speakers dotted about the house. Please feel free to scoff at my ignorance now! Fast-forward a few months and KNX has unravelled this […]

Thinka Explains How Security and Data Protection Underlie the Thinka KNX Smart Home Hub

Thinka is a KNX bridge, a smart home hub, connecting and controlling smart home devices, enabling homeowners to easily control their homes. Thinka’s first product is Thinka KNX. Design principles: • Make use of existing, state-of-the-art smart controls• Be able to work stand-alone• No access to user data• No work-arounds: officially Apple HomeKit certified With […]

xxter Celebrates 12½-Year Anniversary with Price Reduction on Pairot KNX Bridge to Voice Control

Hey Siri, Make it Cheaper to Control my House… xxter B.V., the Dutch manufacturer of the first Apple certified KNX-Bridge ‘Pairot’ in 2017, celebrates its 12½-year anniversary and release of the Pairot app with a big and permanent price reduction. Since the first release, the Pairot is on the market for €595 ex VAT. From July 1st, the new price will be €495 ex VAT. And of course, our installers can still count on a proper discount. […]

JUNG Presents First New Products for 2020

Our innovations have been influencing the entire industry for over 100 years. We are also continuing this trend this year and presenting the first new products for 2020. We will be presenting further products, services and innovations on a regular basis until Light + Building in September. SCHUKO® sockets with USB ports The new JUNG SCHUKO® sockets […]

Freedompro Presents Version 2.0 of Easykon Voice Control Bridge for KNX at ISE 2020

• Made in Italy certified and by Apple HomeKit, Google and Amazon Alexa After last year success, Freedompro comes back to ISE to present all the new features of Easykon for KNX version 2.0. Mapping KNX components is faster than ever Import KNX project file (.knxproj) directly in Easykon for KNX interface, transform a traditional […]