Leviton announces AV integration modules with Philips Hue and Z-Wave; partners with Clever-Labs
Leviton has announced several enhancements for the international automation marketplace pertaining to the Omni security and automation and BitWise audiovisual control system platforms.
“Leviton is delighted at ISE to be revealing a new KNX integration, International Z-Wave control solution, and Philips Hue extension to our arsenal of automation solutions for light commercial and residential applications,” Scott Dudoussat, Director of Technical Services for Leviton Energy Management, Controls and Automation, said in a statement.
“Our Connectivity Partner and BitWise Developer Programs continue to energize the custom integration community and expand their solution opportunities across the world.”
Leviton will be working with Clever-Labs, its new Connectivity Partner, to offer a new dynamic to KNX integrations with customizable GUIs. The Mindbox Server by Clever-Labs brings its web server application engineered for use with home and building automation systems, such as the Leviton Omni security and automation system. The Mindbox Server is configured via web interface, which can also be used for remote access, in addition to iOS and Android apps.
Dealers can use icons made to assist in their identification and set up of the KNX units, including lighting, temperature/energy management and motors (window coverings, shades, shutters, etc.).
The Mindbox Server also offers historical archiving and data logging over the cloud, which can be used for storing, searching and displaying logged data.
As a result of the BitWise Developer Program, two new integration modules by third-party developers are now available in the BitWise Store. The BitWise audiovisual controllers now integrate with Z-Wave devices and Philips Hue lighting. The downloadable modules come with drivers and graphical user interfaces (GUIs), to help integrators save time.
- The Philips Hue BitWise Module by controlHome controls Philips Hue lamps inside the Leviton BitWise Touch app. Integrators can embed the lights in a GUI floor plan of the house by dragging and dropping the respective light icons for various Hue lighting devices. End-users can control individual lights using sliders with the ability to adjust saturation, hue, and brightness, along with powering off/on all lights. The auto-discovery tool scans the network and connects to the required Hue Bridge and retrieves all associated lamps and lighting groups.
- The Z-Wave BitWise Module by ADA is used for controlling Z-Wave lighting modules/switches, appliance plug-in modules/receptacles, roller shutters, blinds, and door locks using a Leviton VRC0P Vizia RF + Plug-In Serial Interface Module (one-way control in North America) or Omni Z-Wave Interface Plug-in for Vera Controllers via RS-232 with purchased activation key (control and two-way feedback only available with separately purchased activation key from ADA). The included GUI elements offer sliders with icons and buttons for controlling dimmers, relays, appliances, window coverings, and door locks with battery level status. The module is compatible with iOS, Android, and the Leviton OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen.
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Tradeshow attendees can learn more at stand DL-280.