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Meet PRATGLAD, the world’s first voice-controlled offline smart home assistant

We are proud to announce the launch of our new product, PRATGLAD; an offline voice controlled smart home assistant that works seamlessly with Home Smart Trådfri products. PRATGLAD means ‘chatty’ in Swedish. The device uses machine learning and ‘Natural Language Understanding’ to comprehend and respond to commands said in thousands of different ways. This means that it works completely offline and records no data. Users can enjoy all the comforts of a smart home assistant without giving up any of their privacy. What’s said at home, stays at home. PRATGLAD is a wall-mounted voice assistant which measures only 81 x […]

Help mitigate climate change: get an offline voice control system!

Why would buying an offline voice control system like realKNX Aragon help? It is very simple. As of 2019, Amazon have sold 100 million Alexa devices. When Alexa is turned on, regardless of what it is doing, it sends out data. So even when idle, energy is being used to send, and to store information in data storage centres around the world creating an unnecessary carbon footprint. On top of that, each time a cloud-based voice control system like Google Home or Alexa Echo is actually used to control your lights or your heating, your voice command is recorded. The […]

Security and Privacy Review of Online Smart Home Assistants

Read the full article on LinkedIn: Conclusion Home automation has been developed to simplify our daily lives. The use of Smart Home Personal Assistants allows us to enjoy an increased comfort level, and as an added bonus, save a large amount of energy when compared to traditional manual operation of appliances such as lights and heating. However as this review has highlighted, in the case of the majority of Smart Home Personal Assistants on the market today, hand-in-hand with this convenience, serious privacy issues are being brought into play. The ability of malicious actors to attack these systems in […]

Smarthome Deutschland has endorsed the new ProKNX development

We are really proud! The winners of the SmartHome Germany Awards 2020 have been announced. We are very pleased to report that ARAGON won second place from the jury as the Best Smart Home product of the year. During the online event, ARAGON was voted as the Best Smart Home Appliance for 2020 by the audience across several award classes. ARAGON, the cloud-free device for the switch box If you have not had the opportunity to get to know ARAGON yet, here is a short video that describes some of its many skills for aiding people of all ages to […]

Offline voice control now also connected via standard gateway

ProKNX believes that the configuration for voice control is closely related to the configuration of the visualization of an installation. It does not make sense to create and maintain more than one configuration. That is why we offer “Plug and Talk” for all our solutions. The voice control retrieves the names used for rooms and functions from the visualization, trains them and can be used immediately afterwards. Thus even modifications in the configuration of the visualization are taken immediately into account for voice control. Now there are some applications (e.g. applications for hotel rooms) where the configuration is simply to […]

Press Release : “ProKNX Launches Aragon, a Unique, Offline Voice Control System for Homes “

ProKNX Announces the World’s First Wall-Mounted Voice Control System, Compatible with Major Home Automation Systems; Privacy Guaranteed. SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, December 3, 2019 ( – ProKNX, a French startup specialized in home automation systems, announced another world’s first today, with the development of Aragon. Aragon is a unique product in this area; it is the first internet-free voice assistant, fitting into a flush-mounted box. With an existing compatible home automation system in place, the user would typically install one Aragon device in each room where voice control is desired. Aragon is part of the product line that works with Snips […]

realKNX: Software update v4.3.10

The new update for realKNX is not mandatory and is only useful if you’re interested in the new features and improvements. This version v4.3.10 replaced the previous update v4.2.7 which doesn’t exist anymore. Changes & new features for Snips  Snips voice Functions for the private home automation Ask for the Wi-Fi name and password – by voice. Mute by voice – realKNX will stop listening until it is unmuted – by voice. Enable and disable sound confirmation after hotword – by voice. Set the volume of the speaker and/or the audio system – by voice. Ask for current Date and […]

‘No one will ever hear your voice but you’

ProKNX announces its cutting-edge voice control solution for Home Automation with the release of realKNX Air. The release brings the next generation of voice recognition, which runs directly on-device, without cloud services and without the need of an Internet connection. We’re very proud to announce our latest product update realKNX Air. This release brings the next generation of voice recognition. It runs directly on-device, meaning no one will ever hear your voice but you. We have worked with to integrate their cutting-edge technology. Snips provides Private-By-Design, Decentralised Voice Assistant Technology. realKNX Air with Snips realKNX Air is an evolution of previous releases of realKNX, i.e. you […]

Offline Voice Control with Smarty-Vox : Privacy guaranteed!

This product is discontinued and replaced by realKNX Aragon realKNX Aragon is Private-by-Design. realKNX Aragon is small, it fits in a flush mounted wall box. What’s said at home, stays at home   ProKNX was first to present Siri, Alexa and Google Home voice control for KNX and now we’re proud to present the next level: offline voice control for KNX. Privacy is guaranteed! We have teamed up with Smarty-Vox for this. The Smarty-Vox solution is fully integrated with realKNX v2. The setup is faster and easier than a cloud based system – no online account is required. Note that it is possible to use Smarty-Vox with realKNX […]

Node-RED App Library gets a complete revamp

What can I use Node-RED for? With Node-RED you can build your own powerful applications such as a full fledged Alarm System, Feel Good lights or Voice Alarm Activation. You may think of the Node-RED App Library as an collection of recipes, each app/recipe lists the ingredients and how to use them. Quick start by downloading our ready-to-use Node-RED flow examples. Configure your devices and publish – it’s really that easy and requires no programming skills. Good to know: The Node-RED apps run locally on your realKNX mini server, that is not in the cloud! realKNX Node-RED App Library gets […]

Meet realKNX – Smart Home the easy way

We’ve launched our new website and we invite you to take a look. Here is a preview of the exciting things you will find:     Hands-free help around the house. With realKNX you can use more than one voice assistant. We make Alexa, Siri and Google Home work together. Mix as you like – realKNX make them it work together! Your all-in-one Smart Home server, your Swiss army knife. Create your own atmospheres using smart scenes. realKNX helps you track your energy habits. Get the big picture easily using smart charts. Set alarms on high power consumption. Save energy by using realKNX!

realKNX works with the Google Assistant

We’re proud to announce our realKNX smart home action now is certified by Google. The realKNX action works with the Google Assistant and the Google Home smart speakers. Simply say “OK Google, turn on the lights” or “OK Google, set the thermostat to 24 degrees”. Google Assistant speaks english, french and german amongst all.

Finding the realKNX server

We have developed a browser application that makes it easier for you to find your realKNX server. We have tested the tool with Chrome, Firefox and Safari. With a device connected to the same network as the realKNX server(s), open the browser and type In Chrome and Firefox the scan starts immediately based on the device’s IP address. you can scan another subnet by editing ‘Subnet to search’ In Safari it is semi-automatic In Safari enter the ‘Subnet to search’ and press Search button You can find your Local IP by clicking the What is my Local IP button.

New feature in realKNX – visual programming with Node-RED

The latest addition to the realKNX feature list is the very powerful but yet easy-to-use visual programming tool Node-RED.  Node-RED is used for building automation tasks, simply by ‘wiring together’ code blocks. It uses a visual programming approach that allows wiring together predefined code blocks (known as ‘nodes’) to perform a task. The connected nodes, usually a combination of input nodes, processing nodes and output nodes, when wired together, make up ‘flows’. This visual programming approach requires no programming skills. Our customers have access to an extensive code library. The library demonstrates low level functionality as logical functions (AND/OR etc), SMS […]

New in next realKNX release: graphical programming of KNX

The next coming release of realKNX introduces a new feature which is really interesting if you want to add some logic to your KNX installation. Example: as you’re coming home, you may want to turn on some lights, but only if sunset is within an hour. You may want to receive a notification if you’re out and forgot some lights on. Then you would want to turn off all lights – remotely. Programming tasks like this usually requires some programming skills. Instead of using a scripting language for this, we’ve chosen a visual programming tool that doesn’t require any programming […]

realKNX 2.2 – Voice Control with Google Assistant/Home (new in v2.2), Alexa and Siri

Update 2017 Nov.  We’re proud to announce our realKNX smart home action now is certified by Google.   realKNX – already packed with features like voice control with Apple Siri/HomeKit and Amazon Alexa/Echo – now supports yet one more virtual assistant:  Google Assistant and Google Home device. Google Assistant is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google.  Google Home is a smart speaker developed by Google. Siri is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Apple. Apple HomeKit is a smartphone home automation platform that allows to control smart home products with iOS apps and Siri voice commands. Siri and HomeKit is part of iOS 10. Echo […]

realKNX 2.0 – Voice Control with Alexa® and Dashboard

We’re proud to announce a major upgrade of our realKNX server! The already powerful realKNX with features like voice control with Siri and the unique augmented reality for KNX is now extended with: voice control with Amazon Alexa® using Amazon Echo or Echo Dot Dashboard, modern presentation of KNX controls and data graphs Dashboard accessible from ‘anywhere’  without VPN-client or firewall modifications. And the good news for integrators, all these features are Plug and Play. Plug it in, wait and you’re ready to go! Continue reading: realKNX – Voice Control, Augmented Reality and Dashboard