The best of two worlds: KNX visualisation servers from JUNG are now able to connect to the smart home solution from Samsung. KNX is the gold standard for smart buildings. Samsung products are located in many households – ranging from a smart TV to a robot vacuum cleaner to a networked fridge. A collaboration is now bringing both worlds together.
JUNG, the specialist for KNX, builds the bridge to SmartThings. The smart home system of the same name is Samsung’s platform for home networking. SmartThings links household appliances of the manufacturer but also products of other brands with a central app and controller. Radio standards such as Z-Wave and Zigbee are used in addition to WLAN. As a member of the Matter Alliance, SmartThings will also integrate the upcoming smart home standard across different manufacturers.
JUNG server as a link
The communication takes place via the existing LAN connection: a Smart Visu Server or the JUNG Visu Pro establish contact to the SmartThings cloud with the myJUNG cloud. The only prerequisite: a Samsung account which the users of SmartThings have at their disposal. After the registration, JUNG ensures bidirectional communication between both systems.
This creates new possibilities which extend the functional scope of the house installation. Products which are integrated in the smart home on the Samsung side can be controlled with KNX and vice versa. Classic JUNG push-buttons thus also operate SmartThings devices or trigger scenarios which have been created in the Samsung app.
The fridge speaks KNX
Real-time information about the KNX installation appears on the screen of Samsung Family Hub™. The touchscreen becomes an operating panel for KNX functions. And in the living-room, the smart TV can activate a lightscene for a relaxing movie night.
If you want to switch off the light during the film you just use a command on the voice-operated remote control of the Samsung TV. The KNX home also listens to Bixby via the connection to SmartThings. Thus, there is a third voice assistant available in addition to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The systems of JUNG and Samsung complement each other as if they had always belonged together.
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