Assisted Living: using Voice Control in a KNX System

The Amazon Echo, which runs the Alexa voice assistant, is one of the main players in the residential voice control market.

By Neil McCarry, IDES Ltd. Our long-term client, a young lady who has been severely physically disabled and recently bedridden, lives in a KNX-automated house that was originally installed eight years ago. On good days, she has a little movement … [READ MORE]

Futuresource Consulting Finds that Voice Pervades the Smart Home

At Futuresource Consulting’s recent Audio Collaborative event in London, Simon Bryant, Director of Research at Futuresource moderated an expert panel entitled ‘Voice Pervades the Smart Home – Who will have control?’. Consisting of Theunis Scheepers, Country Manager for Alexa Voice … [READ MORE]

ProKNX Releases realKNX Air for Secure Offline Smart Home Voice Control

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ProKNX has released realKNX Air, a next-generation voice control solution for home automation. In addition to the well-known voice assistants Siri, Alexa and Google Home, realKNX Air also offers extremely powerful, offline voice control that runs directly on-device, without cloud … [READ MORE]

ABB Unveils Connected Solutions for Smarter Homes at IFA 2018

ABB Unveils Connected Solutions for Smarter Homes at IFA 2018

At IFA 2018, the world’s most important trade fair for consumer and home electronics, ABB showcases its latest innovations and bespoke solutions with focus on digitalization, safety and security and interoperability within the smart home sector From August 31 to … [READ MORE]

Futuresource Consulting Expects Voice Assistants to be Incorporated into the Fabric of Smart Homes

Voice Assistants (VAs) are being integrated into an increasing number and variety of connected consumer devices in multiple markets and are on course to develop as a major user interface over the next 2-3 years, according to the latest Futuresource … [READ MORE]

Highlights from Light + Building 2018 – Part 2: Simpler Design, Installation and Control

Siemens Product Manager Ulrike Kull demonstrating the new connection technique on Siemens' new universal KNX dimmer.

By Yasmin Hashmi, KNXtoday If you were looking for tools to make KNX system planning, installation and operation easier, Light + Building 2018 had plenty to show. In Part 2 of our show highlights, we look at a selection of … [READ MORE]