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.
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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 March 8-13, 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.
The new KNX products being presented include B.E.G., Busch-Jaeger, Gira, Hager, Jung, Theben, Schneider Electric, and Siemens brand equipment. Numerous other brands of radio communication equipment will also be on display, including Danfoss, Osram, Philips Hue, Qubino, Somfy, Velux, and many more. By combining wired and radio connections, Overkiz and Somfy are leaping forward in demonstrating their multibrand, multiprotocol, and multiproduct support capabilities.
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.
To achieve this, a PC available at the booth will allow technicians to try their hand at installing KNX products. Two smartphone apps will also be featured: one for installing products that communicate by radio and another designed to allow end users to control equipment and run 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
March 8–13, 2020
Hall 9.1 Booth B20
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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.