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Check out our exciting new Aragon smart speaker features!

We would like to give you a preview of what is coming up in the very near future for the Aragon smart speaker. The additional new features will make the installer and end-user experience even more simple and satisfying than it is already. Read on below to find out the latest improvements. High quality multilingual text-to-speech that works on-device All of our smart speakers will come pre-configured to understand and carry out commands in English, French, and German without any need for an external Internet connection. All language understanding will occur on-device. No need to choose a particular language to […]

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ProKNX delighted with their success at the KNX Awards 2022!

Success at the KNX Awards 2022! We are very pleased to announce that the ProKNX Aragon Smart Speaker/ProServ bundle has been placed by popular vote in the top four best products for the KNX Awards 2022! The Best Product is one of several new categories for the biennial KNX Awards. This category was added by the organization this year in order to better showcase the vast array of development and creativity displayed by KNX members in the home and building industry. Since the first awards ceremony in 2008, the KNX awards have become established as an international benchmark of quality and […]

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A sneak preview of the e-house at the IFA 2022!

The IFA 2022 in Berlin is an event we have all been waiting for! Our CEO, Christian Kiefel, will be attending the event running from the 2/9 – 6/9. Find him in hall 20/303 at the e-house from ZVEH (Zentralverband der Deutschen Elektro- und Informationstechnischen Handwerke) where you can try out a KNX installation in ‘real-life’. What can you experience at the e-house? Find out below! What can you experience at the e-house? The e-house has been optimized with KNX products and smart devices that are interoperable with the KNX protocol. These devices are centrally controlled by ProKNX voice-activated smart speakers. The devices work […]

ProKNX and Skyresponse are pleased to announce their new partnership!

Before committing to a partnership, the two companies put their systems through rigorous testing to ascertain that there was complete interoperability of the ProKNX smart speaker with the Skyresponse alarm platform. Both companies offer very high quality products and services, therefore were not willing to compromise on this aspect. Once it was determined that the systems were seamlessly compatible, the partnership was finalized. Skyresponse takes alarm handling to a sophisticated level. Not only going from analogue to digital, but taking it next step into smart technology together with its ecosystem partners. Their dynamic, born in the cloud, platform: ➡ constructs […]

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Your ProKNX smart speaker gains multiple new capabilities

Home automation smart speakers made by ProKNX can do far more than just control lighting and heating! We have added features to facilitate everyday life. The new ProKNX smart speaker capabilities help you plan in advance before you leave the house. So now, not only does the voice controlled smart assistant make you more comfortable when you are at home, but also when you are out and about. The new features: Weather “What’s the weather forecast for tomorrow? ““Was sagt der Wetterbericht für morgen?”“Quelles sont les prévisions météo pour demain ?” Are you about to walk out the door and […]

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What do ProKNX smart speakers offer that Big Tech speakers cannot?

Smart speakers produced by Big Tech are very cheap and, as well as controlling your smart appliances, allow you to access all sorts of information. However, in order to have access to this information world, the end-user must pay in an alternative way; namely, with the harvesting and use of their personal data. The ProKNX smart speakers are first-and-foremost, made so that the end-user can maintain their privacy, but they also have a number of important advantages that ProKNX smart speakers over the voice assistants offered by Big Tech. Read on to find out the benefits of using an ethical […]

Reliable product interoperability verified by ProKNX and Skyresponse

After rigorous testing, it has been confirmed that the ProKNX smart speaker, Aragon Companion, and the alarm management platform developed by new partner, Skyresponse, are seamlessly interoperable. The emerging move toward interoperability of products and systems in the intelligent technology sector is quickly becoming essential for their longevity in the market. In order to remain viable options for the consumer, the technologies must be flexible. Each product needs to be compatible with as many complementary systems as possible. Skyresponse takes alarm handling to a sophisticated level. Their dynamic platform constructs a connected network that reacts to incidents in the environment. It […]

A new analysis feature for the ProKNX smart speaker

Do you like to know what’s going on? Then you’ll love this new Voice Usage Statistics feature from ProKNX! For users and integrators who want to understand exactly how an installed ProKNX smart speaker is functioning, a new feature has been added that enables them to download a Voice Usage Statistics application from the ProKNX Node-Red library. Your privacy is still protected as the statistics that are optionally recorded stay on the device, and are never transferred to the cloud. the data will never be shared to a third party. The user can delete the data, and the application at […]

ProKNX Smart Speakers now control Philips Hue lights

ProKNX announce that their offline, voice-controlled smart speakers, Aragon and PRATGLAD, are now compatible with Philips Hue smart lights. Philips Hue lighting consists of an extensive range of high quality bulbs, lamps, and lightstrips. This wide choice of products gives the user a complete solution for an entire home, without any need to rewire. The smart lighting is designed with versatility in mind. Consequently, the options for using the lighting system are extensive. The user has the choice of the Philips Hue app, a remote control, or voice control to change the environmental lighting. ProKNX has developed their smart speaker […]

ProKNX is now an Arm® EcoSystem partner!

ProKNX is proud to announce its entry as an Arm® Ecosystem partner. The British-based semiconductor company is a world leader in the development and distribution of processors used in almost every aspect of our technological lives. Arm’s strong commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, privacy rights, and ethical business practices help to make them a leader in their field. With these core values as their base, Arm® searches out thousands of like-minded businesses from all over the globe. Their goal is to create a comprehensive solution for every sector of the technology industry. As an Arm® ecosystem partner, ProKNX works […]

Time to throw out your smart TV remote control

ProKNX offline smart speakers can now be used to vocally control Sony Smart TVs How many times have you had to search for the TV remote control in the last few months?  It happens to all of us at one time or another; the remote control for the television is mislaid, runs out of batteries, or gets broken in a (pretend) Jedi sword fight.  We experienced this issue just recently. After much searching for a lost remote control, it turned up in the kitchen fridge. It turned out that a member of the family (who shall not be named) went […]

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Voice control: Five important reasons it makes your smart-home smarter

You may have noticed that smart home assistants of all different kinds are starting to pop up everywhere. They are becoming more and more commonly seen in homes and offices up in all corners of the world.  The number of smart systems available are nearly eclipsed by the number of ways to control them. Depending on the system, they can be controlled with remote controls, with tablets, or with apps on your phone. The choice is dizzying.  There is a danger of ending up with a slew of remote controls, apps, and tablets to control all the smart devices and […]

Voice control “Plug & Talk” with realKNX Aragon

The Smart Visu Server from Albrecht JUNG can now be expanded to offline voice control with ARAGON. All you have to do is connect the PoE cable of the realKNX Aragon, and the KNX installation can be operated with voice. No internet required, what’s said at home stays at home! The existing configuration of the SV server is read out in order to train the words for rooms and functions in thousands of sentence positions using AI.Stored names for light, scenes, shading and heating are then recognized and can be executed or queried in relation to the room. realKNX Aragon […]

Let’s talk X1

ARAGON – works offline, in 55×55 switch design ARAGON is the first offline voice control system based on AI that fits in a flush mounted box. It is now available in Plug & Talk with GIRA X1, which means no additional configurations are required. Once it is connected to the same network everything happens automatically. The words stored with the GIRA Project Assistant are trained by ARAGON in thousands of possibilities. They control, query, inform you about conditions or activate a help call. The spoken data are staying at home and are not recorded. There are no silent updates, the system […]

Smart Home technology keeps people happy at home for longer

“I felt so very guilty.  My grandmother lay with a broken hip on her bathroom floor for hours before the cleaner arrived and discovered her. We had bought her a call-for-help transmitter. She refused to wear it and always left it on her bedside-table”. This is a true story that replicates itself far too often all over the world where elderly people live alone. Unfortunately, many of us have been in the worrying situation of having a frail loved one living by themselves, and and being unable to check on them frequently.  Now, new innovative smart home technology keeps people […]

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: https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/6661978072369123329/ 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 (Newswire.com) – 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 […]

‘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 Snips.ai 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 […]

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 realknx.com 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 my.proknx.xyz 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 […]