Enable control of lighting systems, window shades and room climate via your AV controller with this new interface

by Brianna Crandall — February 27, 2019 — Audiovisual (AV) technology provider Extron has just announced the immediate availability of the KNX 100G KNX IP Interface. This compact IP (internet protocol) KNX Interface provides control and monitoring of multiple building management disciplines with an Extron Pro Series control system. The KNX 100G provides bi-directional communication to control and receive feedback on the status of KNX devices. This enables control of lighting systems, window shades, and room climate control from a TouchLink Pro touchpanel or MediaLink Plus controller.

Extron KNX 100G KNX IP Interface

IP KNX Interface enables control and monitoring of lighting systems, window shades and room climate from TouchLink Pro touchpanel or MediaLink Plus AV controller. Image courtesy Extron

According to the company, adding an Extron KNX 100G Interface to an Extron Pro Series control system is easy, requiring minimal configuration using Engineering Tool Software (ETS). Users can implement KNX control quickly by configuring the required KNX group addresses using the Extron Global Configurator device driver or Global Scripter module for the KNX 100G.

Casey Hall, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Extron, explained:

Customers have been asking for a KNX interface that efficiently handles multiple BMS demands and provides communication and feedback for all their devices. Our KNX 100G supports up to five simultaneous KNXnet/IP tunneling connections, allowing you to interface five Extron Pro Series Control Systems with a KNX system.

Engineering Tool Software (ETS) is an application for designing, commissioning, and debugging KNX installations. KNX system setup should be done by a certified KNX professional, notes the company. The compact enclosure mounts to an industry-standard DIN rail.

For more information on the KNX 100G, visit the Extron website.

Extron’s advanced audiovisual signal processing, distribution, and control solutions are designed to create better looking images, higher quality sound, and systems that are easier to control and work more reliably. The company’s asset management tools help technology professionals efficiently manage large numbers of AV systems deployed throughout their enterprises and institutions. Extron AV technology solutions are deployed in a wide variety of corporate, educational, government, healthcare, retail, and entertainment applications around the world.