RTI Announces KNX Driver for European Market
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - May 9, 2011 - Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced a powerful new solution for control of KNX-compatible devices and systems such as lighting and climate control. Developed by RTI's European distribution partner VIVATEQ (a member of the COMM-TEC group), this two-way integration was created specifically to meet the needs of the European market. Utilizing any of RTI's XP series of control processors, the two-way software driver works together with the CTG-KNX/IP Gateway device to provide seamless integration of all functions and feedback of a KNX system on RTI's two-way-enabled handheld and in-wall controllers.
VIVATEQ's CTG-KNX/IP Gateway and software driver utilize the Ethernet network as a communication link between KNX-compatible devices and any RTI XP series processor. Two-way communication provides a powerful control experience by allowing for visual feedback from compatible electronic devices such as HVAC, lighting, and motorized blinds, on RTI's two-way enabled controllers. For installers, these new capabilities are easy to take advantage of via the simple drag-and-drop programming of RTI's Integration Designer® software.
"With Philips having exited the market with its Pronto line of universal controllers, there are a lot of dealers right now who are making the switch to RTI," said Alex Tempel, managing director of VIVATEQ. "We believe RTI is in a prime position to dominate the market, and with this new driver as well as other solutions, we can easily provide our customers with an exceptional control experience with complete integration of all systems and components."
"KNX is a dominant control protocol in Europe, and the new VIVATEQ driver will be a very instrumental and powerful tool for our European dealers," said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "And by utilizing our Integration Designer programming software, installers will be delighted with the ease and efficiency with which they can integrate KNX-compatible devices with any of our XP series processors."