• Hager delivers easy to install smart home solutions
TXA 100

Hager delivers easy to install smart home solutions

The home automation system Tebis from Hager is based on KNX; the official standard for technical control of houses and other buildings. Hager has developed “easy link” (configuration tool TXA 100), a simplified programming method that will help installers to program the home automation system in a user-friendly way. The configuration kit TXA 100 will enable the installer to program more easily and more efficiently. The KNX installation has to be configured when all products are installed. This configuration is done by means of the configuration tool TXA 100 consisting of:

  • a configuration server. This is a central unit containing a program enabling the configuration of the installation. The server disposes of a KNX and Ethernet connection.
  • a Wi-Fi router for the connection between the configuration server and the user interfaces (PC, tablets, smartphone, etc.)
  • a KNX-bus power supply and 24V = the power supply has a tension of 24V = for the configuration server and 30V for the KNX bus components when necessary.


Source : ElectroVision magazine, juin 2016


EEBus has released its interoperability standard!

The EEBus Initiative has released version 1.0 of its interoperability standard. The goal is to standardize most of these technologies/protocols and many others in the world of internet of things and big data. The specifications can be downloaded freely for everybody. A fast implementation of real-world application is possible also for the reason that component technologies such as Modbus, Zigbee or KNX can be combined effortlessly with or integrated into applications based on EEBus.

The EEBus initiative is an initiative in the area of the Internet of things. This initiative is a non-profit organization and develops interoperable Smart Home communication technologies based on a neutral information layer with corresponding data models and their mapping onto different domain specific network technologies. The data model SPINE (Smart Premises Interoperable Neutral Message Exchange), contained in EEBus v1.0, can be transported across multiple communication paths and protocols. A possible transport protocol is IP-based SHIP (Smart Home IP), developed also by the EEBus.



‘Lifelong-housing’ test home introduces smart care solutions!

The «lifelong-housing» test home in Aalst (Belgium) can be seen as a flat equipped with smart care solutions that people over 65 can discover during a short stay. The test home is energy efficient and sports a state-of-the-art care and call system, home automation and innovative security.

The project can already count on a test panel of more than 650 elderly, family members, carers and informal carers who share their suggestions and ideas.

Source: Weliswaar


ZigBee 3.0 will help to unify the Internet of Things!

ZigBee 3.0 opens the door to a new era of improved communication and interoperability between products used in applications ranging from connected homes, intelligent buildings, smart cities, etc. ZigBee 3.0 along with the finalization of the Common Applications Library, will contribute to the further expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) market.

The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT). ZigBee is an IEEE 802.15.4-based specification for a suite of high-level communication protocols used to create personal area networks with small, low-power digital radios.

Source: Fedelec magazine, June 2016

Home Connect

Home Connect brings connectivity to the appliances in the home!

The BSH Home Appliances Group has recently launched its Home Connect app. The Home Connect app can now control household appliances made by diffenrent brands even when away from home. Of course, the exchange of device-specific information and transfer of personal data is encrypted.

The Home Connect system guarantees not only the connectivity between home appliances and a smartphone/tablet but is also an open system that guarantees compatibility between appliances from more than one brand. Home Connect uses the standard home Wifi connection to bring about its connectivity. The customer is still able to tap in via the Home Connect cloud servers to remotely operate the appliances.

Source: ElectroVision, avril 2016


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