Control4 expands KNX line and ecosystem with support for popular keypads
Provider of smart home solutions, Control4 Corporation has expanded its Control4 KNX line by adding native import capabilities for popular keypads, including Basalte, CJC Systems, Ekinex, Gira, Jung, Tense and Vitrium. This new integration enables home automation integrators to quickly add KNX keypads and create customised programming for a Control4 Smart Home.
With more than 100 Control4 KNX products launched in the fall of 2018, and more than 200 KNX ecosystem products that can be supported natively by Control4 including new keypads, lighting, HVAC, blinds and rollers, and bus management products, Control4 delivers a fully-integrated experience available only through independent authorised Control4 Dealers. The Control4 KNX Network driver, supported in the latest Control4 OS, natively connects to KNX devices within the home without requiring a third-party gateway device. This support for KNX enables interoperability with the entire Control4 ecosystem, including support for Amazon Alexa voice control, where available, and nearly 13,000 other connected products.
Control4 chairman and chief executive Martin Plaehn says KNX has had a hard time extending its control to voice, audio and video entertainment.
“By deeply integrating KNX products with Control4, we are bringing the power of Control4 AV entertainment, smart lighting, comfort and more to a breadth of new customers.”
Bieger Bild- und Ton custom installer Sebastian Bieger says that the great thing about Control4 is the simple and uniform operating system that allows customers to personalise their home.
“The new Control4 KNX components have allowed our dealership to offer a more comprehensive overall solution linked to KNX building automation,“ he says.
For home owners, the new KNX solution provides access to a complete Control4 experience, including intuitive ways to control and interact with a home through a mobile app, touch screens, handheld remote and voice control. Additionally, home owners now have the ability to directly fine-tune their smart home automation using When >> Then, a unique and innovative approach to home owner automation personalisation, now available in most KNX systems.
For dealers, the new Control4 KNX line is easy to install and program using existing ETS tools, and also includes an automatic import into a Control4 project. This integration makes it simple to tie programming — such as streaming audio — to a KNX keypad button-press or add Amazon Alexa voice control to lighting scenes where available.
The new Control4 KNX product portfolio is available through authorised Control4 Dealers in Australia, China, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Control4 will be showcasing its extensive smart home solutions including the KNX line of smart lighting, multi-room audio and video offering, Triad speakers, award-winning Intercom Anywhere video intercom solution, Pakedge intelligent networking solutions, and security cameras at ISE 2019, stand 10-N130 this week.
For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com.