realKNX – Voice Control and Automation with Node-RED

620.00  ( 620.00  excl. tax /// 744.00  incl. tax)

realKNX – Plug&Play Voice control with augmented reality and dashboard

extends proServ with additional powerful functionalities:

  • Visual programming with Node-RED, no programming skills required.
  • Create powerful tasks: “When my mobile connects to home Wifi, turn on lights – if after sunset”
  • Voice control through Siri®  to control KNX devices
  • Voice control with Alexa®  and Amazon Echo (Dot)
  • Voice control with Google Home
  • Geo-fencing and automation
  • Modern Dashboard with controls and graphical data presentation in browser
  • Dashboard connection with remoteConnect from anywhere – no VPN, no port forwarding
  • Augmented reality
  • Data logging, scheduling, sonos driver, email alarm, VPN server and more

Please note:

  • the realKNX delivery contains: realKNX embedded mini server and pre-installed software.
  • the accompanying realKNX iOS app is free on App Store.
  • this product requires additional hardware proServ.
  • voice control with Alexa requires additional hardware Amazon Echo/Echo Dot
  • voice control with Google Home requires additional hardware
  • this product is also available as part of realKNX Package at a reduced price.
  • realKNX is backwards compatible with any proServ.
  • realKNX is not a Apple HomeKit certified product
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Description

 

realKNX – Voice Control (Siri, Alexa,Google), Automation with Node-RED, AR and Dashboard

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. Programming Node-RED does not require any programming skills. Our customers have access to an extensive code library to copy paste and modify as needed. The library modules demonstrates function blocks, for example AND/OR logical functions as well as SMS & Push notifications to mobiles phones.

Use voice recognition through Siri® to control or query your KNX devices. The realKNX mini server acts as bridge between a KNX network and iPhone or iPad. This enables voice-control, powerful automation including geofencing and a variety of traditional applications.

In addition, realKNX can be used for voice control with Alexa and Google Home. The same configuration is also used to bridge to the Amazon Echo devices. A simple command ‘Alexa, discover devices’ will make the functions and rooms configured in ETS available as voice commands. This makes voice control independent of the smartphone.

realKNX Voice Control requires no configuration. Just plug in the realKNX mini server and it will do the job. It will automatically find the KNX proServ gateway then load all KNX functions and zones, finally expose them in a relevant manner for each bridge . This will take 5 min and requires no interaction. In the case of Siri/iPhone, just launch our realKNX app – it will automatically sort all KNX functions in rooms based on the ETS building structure. Siri® and Home apps are now ready to use. In the case of Alexa/Echo, add our Alexa skill and simply ask your Alexa device to ‘discover devices’.  The Google Home is certified by Google and is easy to install and use.

realKNX augmented reality enables yet another unique feature: the user can control KNX devices by using the camera of the smartphone. By aiming the camera towards a real world object, the appropriate controls appears on the camera screen (compare Pokemon Go). The augmented reality functionality is configured through the embedded realKNX Designer.

The realKNX Dashboard organizes and presents KNX functions as well as data graphs in a modern graphical user interface. The Dashboard requires no configuration and is automatically generated. However it is also highly customizable, it can present widgets like Spotify player, web cam and calendars etc. The Dashboard is compatible with most modern web browser and operating systems. The realKNX Dashboard can be accessed from anywhere on the internet, without the use of VPN client software. To connect the user enters a custom url and authenticates with username and password.

Additionally this product allows data logging with graphical presentation and scheduling. It possible to control up to 5 Sonos zones. All these features are completely configured through the ETS product database of proServ. It is truly Plug & Play.

realKNX embedded Miniserver

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’. Our customers have access to an extensive code library. The library demonstrates low level functionality as logical functions (AND/OR etc), SMS & Push notifications to mobiles phones, HTTP requests. We will soon add high level functions as smart energy management modules as well as Feelgood light modules.

 

realKNX nodes: in, out, get

Dynamic scenes – Cosy day and night

Video presentation: realKNX Node-RED



Node-RED for realKNX – SMS high energy consumption

 

Node-RED

realKNX – Plug&Play Voice Control with Siri

  • Use voice recognition through Siri®  to control or query your KNX devices.
  • Use Home or other compatible apps to control.
  • 10+ excellent alternative iOS applications available in the App Store (e.g. Elgato Eve)
  • Use our realKNX iOS app to pair and sort all KNX devices in rooms. It is possible (but not necessary) to do the sorting or renaming manually with the Home App.
  • Secure remote access via Apple TV 4th generation.
  • Automation provided via Apple TV
  • Limited to 99 devices.
  • Requires additional hardware: KNX-proServ
  • Backwards compatible: With an existing proServ, realKNX will connect and configure automatically, zero-configuration.

More info

  • Use the “Home” app or other compatible apps (eg Eve). This will provide many new GUIs for proServ.
  • Compatible with Apple Watch.
  • Creation of own scenes from compatible devices
  • Speech recognition by means of SIRI.
    • Device specific voice commands, e.g.  “Switch on the ceiling lamp in the living room” or “Set the blind in the kitchen to 35%”
    • Group voice commands, e.g. “Switch off the lamps in the living room” or “switch off the living room”.  This is possible without having to have defined scenes on the basis of KNX. In the latter example, all switches not only light but also music etc.
    • Voice commands – relative operation, e.g. “Increase the brightness in the living room with 10%”
    • Voice commands  – state queries, e.g. “What is the pool temperature” -> Answer: “The pool temperature is 23.5 ° Celsius”.
    • Voice commands  – check the entire installation, e.g. “Are the lights on in the house?” -> Answer: “Three lamps are switched on, the others are off”
    • Siri supports many languages (35+ )
  • Automation support – when configuring an iOS10 iPad or AppleTV V4 as a stationary device in the house, commands can be triggered. Read more Apple support Automate and remotely access your HomeKit accessories
  • Geofencing support – geofencing is a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area. Leaving or entering the perimeter can be used as trigger for automation, e.g. Trigger “Switch on lights” when entering home.
  • “RemoteConnect” is also supported – without configuration of VPN or port forwarding – you are simply connected to the installation with or without Wifi (only possible with stationary Apple TV or iPad)

HomeKit iOS Apps :

realKNX iOS App – pairing & automatic sorting of devices in rooms:

realKNX in App Store

 

Vidéo:

 

The setup and installation process

  1. Power up and connect the realKNX mini server to the same network as the proServ
  2. Wait 5 minutes
  3. Launch the realKNX iOS app, follow on-screen instructions regarding pairing.
  4. Ready!

 

 

realKNX – Plug&Play Voice Control with Alexa and Echo

  • Voice control with Amazon Echo for the KNX installation
  • The following KNX functions are enabled by Alexa voice control:
    • Switching and dimming for light
    • Control blinds and awnings
    • Switching all kind of devices including heating controllers (using AUX)
    • Detailed description of all realKNX skill features in:  Amazon Skills store
  • realKNX is backwards compatible with existing proServ,
  • realKNX is Plug and Play and will automatically perform the configurations
  • Example utterances:
    • “Alexa, turn on Kitchen.”
    • “Alexa, turn off Home.” 
    • “Alexa, what is the temperature of the Dining Room?”

More info

    • Echo allows the control to be room-related without having to call the room name in the command
    • Creation of Alexa group commands in free Amazon Alexa app
    • Automatic creation of Alexa scenes to enable room commands

The setup and installation process

  1. Connect an Amazon Echo (or Echo Dot) to the same network as the proServ
  2. Power up and connect the realKNX mini server to the same network as the proServ
  3. Wait 5 minutes
  4. Say ‘Alexa, discover devices’
  5. Ready!

Amazon Echo DOT and Echo

 

realKNX – Plug&Play Voice Control with Google Home Assistant

  • Voice control with Google Home smart home speaker for the KNX installation
  • The following KNX functions are enabled by Google Home Assistant voice control:
    • Switching and dimming for light
  • realKNX is backwards compatible with existing proServ,
  • realKNX is Plug and Play and will automatically perform the configurations

 

The setup and installation process

  1. Connect an Google Home smart speaker to the same network as the proServ
  2. Power up and connect the realKNX mini server to the same network as the proServ
  3. Wait 5 minutes
  4. Follow the provided instructions to enable and add devices
  5. Ready

Google Home smart speaker

 

realKNX – Dashboard with remoteConnect

  • The realKNX Dashboard is a modern graphical user interface that runs in most modern popular web browsers.
  • The realKNX Dashboard is Plug and Play – the default configurations are automatically generated. The default config can be regenerated at any time and can be modified.
  • realKNX Dashboard is highly customizable, choose images, icons, text size and colors, background images. Quick start from the default auto generated dashboard.
  • Two Dashboards are auto generated, one large and one small.
  • Create personalized dashboards (e.g. minimalistic, family, geek, mobile etc)
  • Allows secure remote connection without VPN client or port forwarding. Login via most modern browsers under most operating systems.
  • See video presentation under “Videos”

More info

The setup and installation process

  1. Power up and connect the realKNX mini server to the same network as the proServ
  2. Wait 5 minutes
  3. Open dashboard in browser
  4. Ready!

Dashboard – autogenerated start page

Dashboard – Living room

remoteConnect – Login page

 

realKNX – Augmented reality

The realKNX embedded miniserver will read the ETS configured information of the KNX-proServ. Hence it allows to control your KNX installation:

  • Lighting On/Off
  • Lighting Dimmer
  • Shutter
  • Blind
  • Heating/Cooling room controller
  • Sonos (multi room audio control)
  • Media systems (with  RTI)
  • State information (values/texts)
  • Url schemes

The realKNX server connects automatically to the KNX installation – via proServ – and pulls the necessary information. All you have to do is to open the realKNX designer in any browser. Here you upload your photos and select which KNX function(s) that should be controlled.

Functions and Operation

  • The realKNX app is included in iKNiX v2, available for iPhone, iPad.
  • The smartphone application can recognize most objects in your home, when the light is on.
  • The server is configured on an http page.
  • Data is stored locally on the realKNX embedded miniserver.

More info

Augmented reality apps:

Download Android APK

App for Android with augmented reality

Download “iKNiX 2” 

App for iPhone with building structure and augmented reality

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Augmented reality demo

Show a demo of the realKNX demo app

 

realKNX Designer – configuration of augmented reality

Configurator for your realKNX

  • Runs in any modern browser
  • Upload images from disk or directly from smartphone camera
  • Assign functionality to the object of the photo i.e. create a link between the photo and the KNX object that should be controlled.
  • Function test

realKNX Designer

realKNX Designer – configuration of augmented reality

proServX – Graphical presentation and scheduling

Data logging, presentation and task scheduling, easy configuration in ETS (add #L for logging or #T for timer/scheduler in the function name). For power-users, proServX offers advanced capabilities for automation, calculation and custom data views.

  • KNX data logger
  • Graphical Data presentation of logged data
  • KNX function scheduling
    • modification of heating mode (comfort/night)
    • activation of scenes
    • lighting and shutter control
    • hourly, daily, weekly, weekdays etc
  • Data export as csv
  • Customizable presentation of individual graphs
  • E-mail notifications for KNX alarms
  • VPN server
  • SONOS Integration into the KNX installation

proServX

proServX – Graphical presentation and scheduling

 

Smart Charts – Graphical presentation interface

Smart Chart offers a simple data viewing platform. No configuration needed, Smart Chart displays graphs for all the data logged on the proServX. Smart Charts will also display “smart” graphics such as pie charts depending on the selected data.

  • Graphical presentation of logged KNX data
  • Interactive graphics
  • Data updated in real-time
  • View data by Room and/or Unit type
  • Select the time period
  • Choose from 4 different colour schemes
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Smart Charts

Smart Charts – Grapical presentation

 

Find the realKNX server web app

Sometimes it is difficult to find or remember the realKNX server address. 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 is connected to the same network as the realKNX server(s), open the browser and type any of the following url:
  • In Chrome and Firefox
    • the scan starts immediately based on the devices 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 button “What is my Local IP

Screenshots

Video

realKNX: Voici Control with Siri..

realKNX: Installation realKNX Server + proServ

Augmented reality – Switch ON/OFF

Augmented reality – Sonos Control

Node-RED for realKNX – Logical function

Dashboard – presentation

GIF

 Centralized Administration (new in realKNX v2.2)

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Additional information

Weight0.4 kg
Dimensions13 x 13 x 2 cm