Loxone Stands Out From Crowd With 'Invisible' Touch Switch
The smart home market is really starting to capture some unique profiles. Changing lights from a picture on your smartphone, hiding entire speaker enclosures in a wall, to contextual home control commands that simply work - the CI industry is really entering an exciting era of home control.
The competition gives newcomer Loxone - at least to the North America space - pretty big shoes to fill. Enter, the Touch Surface. Loxone has already made a name for itself by sort of re-inventing the way homeowners think about control panels. Their Touch pure Tree is a 5-point touch switch that controls music, shades, lights at-will as well as temperature, fans, and scenes automatically. Offered in both black and white, the panels are aesthetically pleasing and fully functional.
Which makes their 'invisible touch switch' even more attractive.
The Touch Surface is really an obvious piece of tech in a world connected by smartphones and panels. Hiding behind any or underneath any non-conductive surface - i.e. stone, wood, ceramics, or glass - the Touch Surface marries form and function.
The Touch Surface not only blends into any aesthetic, it becomes it. Small decorative engravings give homeowners feedback from LED status lights, audible click feedback and an activation touch point to prevent unintentional clicks. Loxone says the switches work through material up to 30mm or 1 3/16".
Loxone touch really gives integrators the power to get creative with their panels. It's the level of inspiration that helps drive an industry and make a name for the budding home control company, as it expands its footprint in America. For integrators, the 5-button touchpad is offered hardwired (Touch Surface Tree) or wirelessly (Touch Surface Aire) utilizing a 24V power supply or battery pack. Both the Touch Surface Tree and Touch Surface Air are available later this week.