Loewe, a world renowned German manufacturer of luxury TVs and related products, have partnered with fellow German technology firm ISE to create what the two companies claim is the first ever KNX module for a TV set.
KNX is a standardised OSI-based network communications protocol for building automation and Loewe’s new module allows their TVs to be integrated within a KNX based smart home environment.
The new technology from Loewe and ISE was first previewed at last week’s Light + Building technology trade show in Frankfurt and according to Loewe the new module will be able to deliver a raft of different functions and benefits to users.
Those functions and benefits include the ability for homeowners to pre-programme the Loewe set to switch on in the morning or to use a motion detector to track when they wake up and switch on the Loewe TV to a favourite channel.
What’s more, the new module also means that a Loewe TV could interact with a smart home lighting system to deliver mood lighting whilst watching a movie or other innovative functions. Finally, too, the added integration made possible by the KNX connected module can also allow a Loewe TV to be programmed to become part of an occupied-home simulation, enhancing security.
The introduction of the KNX module by Loewe signals the company’s continued dedication to make their TVs more suitable for the smart home environment, and comes on the heels of the company’s introduction of certified IP and RS232 drivers for Crestron and Control4, plus drivers for Savant and RTI.