Good news for electricians and installers: Overkiz and Somfy’s IoT solutions now support the KNX wired communication protocol, which is compatible with all brands within the entire ecosystem for the smart building market.
Light + Building Exclusive
Overkiz and Somfy will present their latest innovations for smart buildings and community residential homes at the 20th edition of the Light + Building trade fair taking place from 27 September to 2 October 2020 in Frankfurt.
Visitors will learn about connected solutions covering all families of products found in homes, including heating systems, lighting, doors and windows, security, access management, and voice control. These solutions are developed to make work easier for electricians and installers in the field and to ensure the comfort, security, and well-being of occupants within the home.
At a shared booth, Overkiz and Somfy smart home experts will showcase a never-before-seen solution that combines the Somfy’s smart gateway TaHoma DIN Rail customized by Overkiz, KNX technology, and the io-homecontrol, EnOcean, RTS, Zigbee, Z-wave, Wifi, and Bluetooth radio communication protocols. This new compatibility solidifies the commitment of the two companies to openness by ushering the wired world closer to the world of radio, through an all-new KNX module within the TaHoma DIN Rail box for new homes.
Among the 150 brands compatible with KNX, you can find equipment by B.E.G., Gira, Hager, Jung, Theben, Schneider Electric, and Siemens. Numerous other brands of radio communication equipment will also be on display, including Danfoss, Merten, Micropelt, Osram, Philips Hue, Somfy, Thermokon, Velux, and many more!
Streamlining the work of electricians and installers
Installers and electricians often choose to invest in a turnkey solution, particularly thanks to Somfy’s TaHoma DIN Rail home automation box. Now, they can go even further by customizing their end-to-end solution with the Overkiz infrastructure.
Two demonstration kiosks will be available at the booth to let technicians try their hand at installing KNX products, in just three steps:
1 – The Tahoma® Configurator: Designed for electricians and installers and installed on a PC, the Tahoma® Configurator is used to set up and configure KNX products.
2 – The Tahoma® application: Also designed for electricians and installers, the Tahoma® application integrates settings from previously installed KNX products and radio products.
3 – The Tahoma® application: Designed for end users, the Tahoma® application lets users manage their products and also create and launch smart scenarios.
By choosing the flexibility, openness, and interoperability of Overkiz and Somfy products and services, manufacturers now have the means to enter the IoT market more easily, quickly deploy their connected solutions, simplify and streamline the work of technicians, and offer a new lifestyle to occupants of smart buildings.
Light+Building – Frankfurt
27. September – 2. October 2020
Hall 9.1 Booth B20
About Light + Building
Light + Building is the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology, bringing together architects, planners, installers, retailers, and real estate professionals from around the world every two years. Light + Building is simultaneously a hotspot for the latest lighting trends, a business forum, and a networking opportunity for manufacturers, who present their latest innovations in the fields of lighting, electronics, home automation, and building. Light & Building holds 15 trade fairs worldwide (Argentina, China, India, Russia, UAE), but Frankfurt is the most popular event, combining lighting and building.