ABB launches KNX building control compatible with three major voice command ecosystems

ABB launches KNX building control compatible with three major voice command ecosystems
In March, ABB has launched Busch-VoiceControl®KNX, a new voice activated KNX control system and the first to be compatible with the major three voice control ecosystems: Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit.

Capable of managing a range of building functions including lighting, heating and window blinds, the Busch-VoiceControl®KNX can manage up to 99 functions and is fully configurable via the secure and simple to use MyBuildings portal, powered by ABB Ability, the company’s cloud based, industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions.

“Voice control is one of the fastest growing areas in the smart building market and we believe this is the smartest device available. While many products are only compatible with either Amazon, Google or Apple, this is the first certified device for KNX that can be used with all three simultaneously. Digitalization is a key driver for our business. Whereas remote access and control of building systems was once viewed as an add-on, the combination of automation and data exchange is now at the heart of our new product development,” said Axel Kaiser, Global Product Manager of ABB Building Automation.

The Busch-VoiceControl®KNX acts as a bridge to Amazon Echo, Google Home or Apple’s HomeKit devices. It enables users to control a range of functions, including light switching and dimming, the operation of window blinds and thermostat settings.

With the Busch-VoiceControl®KNX device it is possible to receive information about the current status of the building, including room temperature, light intensity and humidity. It will also detect any motion or occupancy within the property, giving added reassurance to the homeowner when they are away from the house.

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