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ABB presents intelligent app to control KNX building functions

The new Busch-ControlTouch® KNX turns smartphones and tablet into a practical remote control at home or at work

Not only smartphones and tablets (left), but also soon the Apple Watch (right) turns into practical remote controls for KNX systems.

 

Frankfurt, March 13, 2016 – ABB, a global leader in power and automation, will present the new intelligent KNX app at the Light+Building event in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The solution is introduced in Germany, Austria and Netherlands under the Busch-Jaeger brand – a member of the ABB Group.

The Busch-ControlTouch® KNX IP gateway combines the KNX installation with the IP network (LAN) and controls all KNX functions in the building. The easy-to-use app – for iOS and Android – turns not only smartphones and tablets, but also soon the Apple Watch into practical remote controls for KNX systems.

In addition to controlling switches, dimmers, blinds and scenes, the Busch-ControlTouch® KNX also integrates IP cameras, Sonos wireless boxes and Philips Hue lights within the system. Local user support can assign roles with user rights. Additional product features include Scene Editor, RGB/RGBW support, week timer with practical astro function, optional presence recording and alarm notifications via push messages or E-mail. Busch-ControlTouch® KNX also enables the creation of individual logic scripts. The end customer can also activate remote control via ETS programming, without requiring a VPN tunnel.
ETS4 and ETS5 project data can be fully uploaded and/or imported and then be available in the myABB-LivingSpace online portal (my.abb-livingspace.com).
The compact device with its fireproof housing (72 x 90 x 60 mm) features a KNX connection, LAN connection and 5-36 V connection for an external Power Pack. It also features two buttons for restarts and two LEDs for status and connection display. Complete module start-up and modifications are made via the myABB-LivingSpace online portal.

Suitable for private housing, offices, large housing complexes or commercial properties – the Busch-ControlTouch® KNX takes modern, intelligent living and working to the next level. Simply take control of all smart devices in the KNX system. Using your smartphone on the move, tablet in the office or even your Apple Watch from the comfort of your sofa.

Product advantages


  • For smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) and the Apple Watch
  • Implementation and modifications via the Internet
  • Intuitive and user-friendly operation
  • Integration with IP cameras, Sonos wireless box and Philips Hue lights
  • Logic scripts option possible
  • Error and alarm messages via push

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

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