IoT Gateway, KNX IP Router, visualisation server. With the APPMODULE you can easily connect the whole IoT world with KNX and EnOcean.
COME TOGETHER – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF
Whether TV, multi-room system or LED lights – more and more everyday objects are becoming »smart«. However, these systems are often stand-alone solutions. The APPMODULE brings them all under one roof, connecting them with KNX, EnOcean and each other.
Now included: Integrate Amazon’s Alexa voice control system into your Smart Home with KNX, EnOcean and IP. In combination with Alexa Skill “BAB TECHNOLOGIE” you can effortlessly connect your APPMODULE with Alexa. Connect the whole world of IoT and building automation with Amazon’s voice control. The “BAB Alexa” app for the APPMODULE is now pre-installed free of charge.
AS CUSTOMIZABLE AS YOUR SMARTHOME.
A smart home is individual and changes over time. With the APPMODULE you can extend and change the functionality according to your needs. You decide which functions it should offer. At any time. This is how today’s intelligent home remains tomorrow’s home.
FULL INTEGRATION. FULL CONTROL.
With the help of Smart Home Apps, you can integrate numerous IoT devices and services into building automation based on KNX and EnOcean. Choose from a wide range of products in the BAB APP MARKET and easily integrate multimedia products, for example: Simply assign an address to the desired function and you’re done. The integrated components can be controlled either via push-button sensors, an existing building visualisation or the »Smart Screens« visualisation provided automatically by APPMODULE. Everything in one interface – eliminating the hassle of switching between individual apps.
Whether it’s an IoT device or an intelligent function extension, the BAB APP MARKET offers a growing selection of smart home apps for the intelligent home. Simply load, install and start right away. Thanks to the available SDK, third-party manufacturers and developers offer their own apps for the APPMODULE in the BAB APP MARKET. More information can be found at www.bab-appmarket.de.
Smart Home Apps installed on the APPMODULE can exchange information among themselves via their assigned addresses. For example, start your SONOS® players with your favorite playlist via the presence detection feature of the FRITZ!Box®, or start a lighting scene with Philips hue® as soon as you turn on your TV. Use the Amazon® or Google® voice assistants to control any device you connect to the APPMODULE.
SIMPLE AND WEB-BASED CONFIGURATION.
Apps on the APPMODULE can be configured easily and platform-independent with a web browser.. All Smart Home Apps from the BAB APP MARKET offer a uniform configuration interface. You will find your way around immediately.
KNX. ENOCEAN. IP.
Whether new installation or retrofitting: Equipped with a KNX/TP or an EnOcean interface, or on IP basis, the APPMODULE fits in almost every installation. The App »KNXnetIP for EnOcean«, which is available for the EnOcean version, makes the APPMODULE a complete gateway between EnOcean and KNX.
KNX IP ROUTER INCLUDED.
Simply use the APPMODULE instead of a conventional KNX IP router. This eliminates the need for a separate device in the installation. It can also be used as an interface to the ETS.
Example: APPMODULE KNX
The functions of the FRITZ!Box® and the HEOS® players are triggered either with a KNX button or by voice command via Amazon® Echo. For example, the guest WLAN can be switched on or playlists can be started. Through bidirectional communication, functions of the FRITZ!Box® (e.g. presence detection) can trigger KNX telegrams.
APPMODULE KNX TUTORIALS (German)
In this section you will find a lot of information about APPMODULE and our Smart Home Apps for KNX and EnOcean. Presented by Markus Büchelhofer and with friendly support of SIBLIK.
02 Create account in BAB APP MARKET and register APPMODULE
03 Download additional Smart Home Apps
04 Import ETS project
05 Integrating Amazon® Alexa into KNX
06 Integrating SONOS into KNX
07 Integrating Pushbullet into KNX
08 Firmware update
The APPMODULE – Explained by Bastian Niemann (German)
Thanks to installable Smart Home Apps, customers can expand KNX systems according to their requirements – just as one would expect from a smart phone or tablet. The APPMODULE can also be used as a KNX IP router. In this video Bastian Niemann of clever4home explains how the APPMODULE works and talks about the numerous benefits of this unique product.
- 10491 – APPMODULE IP
- 10495 – APPMODULE KNX
- 13501 – APPMODULE EnOcean
- Operating voltage: 12 – 32V DC
- Typical power input 300 mA at 12 V DC
- Power input: <= 5W
- Connection: power supply via pluggable screw terminal
- Environmental conditions: EN 50090-2-2
- Ambient temperature: –5 to +35°C
- Storage temperature: –10 to +60°C
- Relative humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 80%
- Installation: MDRC 4 MW
- Dimensions (W x H x D) in mm: 70 x 90 x 63
- Housing: plastic
- Protection class: IP20 (in accordance with EN 60529)
- Ethernet via RJ45 socket
- KNX®: twisted pair via terminal (1.5 mm≤)
- EnOcean®: external SMA antenna
- Free function selection and expandability in the BAB APP MARKET
- Development of your own applications possible
|Instances cannot be saved or do not work properly.||The instance cannot be saved:
This can happen if, for example, an entry is created in an app instance, in a list element and not all group address fields have been filled in. Therefore the instance configuration cannot be closed by clicking on Save The instance does not work properly:
Case: If all fields in a list element are filled in, the instance can be saved, but it does not work. This affects all instances that were edited in firmware version 1.3.2.
This bug has been fixed in firmware version 1.3.3. The solution is an update to firmware version 1.3.3.Procedure:
- Perform update and
- manually open all instances of the apps and save them again.
|The web interface is not accessible.||Check the status of the LED. If the power LED is constantly orange after a restart, contact the BAB TECHNOLOGIE Support.|
|How can the EnOcean variant communicate with the KNX bus?||Since the EnOcean variant does not have a KNX/TP interface, the KNX/IP app is available for this function. This converts the EnOcean telegrams into KNXnet/IP telegrams and sends them via the network.|
|The APPMODULE "Pushbullet" app does not send any messages.||Perform a firmware update to version 1.4.1 or higher.|
|A KNXPROJ file cannot be loaded into the module or cannot be loaded completely.||The KNXPROJ file has been password-protected in the ETS to prevent misuse. For an upload into the module, you must generate a password-free project file.|
DEVELOPING FOR THE APPMODULE
The SDKMODULE opens up new possibilities for developers to help shape the world of the Smarthome and to make it even smarter through creative ideas. Together with the associated platform-independent SDK, new, unprecedented applications for the APPMODULE can be created for the KNX, EnOcean and IP worlds. In contrast to many other products in the field of building automation, the APPMODULE with its permanently expandable functionality offers highest flexibility through the app concept. It grows and changes with the requirements of the customer. Whether IoT integration or special automation solutions – the possibilities for developers and users are almost unlimited. Benefit from a convenient library for Java™ or Groovy applications and a modern distribution infrastructure that ensures transparent and lucrative monetization of your products – the BAB APP MARKET. The SDK simplifies your work with its provided methods and does not require in-depth KNX or EnOcean knowledge.
Advantages of the SDK
SDK and SDKMODULE
The SDK provides all the necessary prerequisites for programming Smart Home Apps for the APPMODULE. The SDKMODULE (hardware) provides a connection to KNX or EnOcean and the IP world. This offers developers the opportunity to test their smart home apps in a realistic way.
Scripting language for convenient development
Ideally, you should develop apps in Java™. To facilitate access for developers, the SDK also offers the scripting language
«Groovy». Groovy includes closures, native syntax for maps, lists and regular expressions.
Be creative – we take care of the rest
Utilization of Smart Home Apps
Completed Smart Home Apps are loaded into the APPMODULE by users from the growing portfolio of BAB APP MARKET. The Smart Home Apps are immediately available and can be used in projects with the APPMODULE. Developers decide for themselves how many instances of an app can be executed in parallel in an APPMODULE.
Visualisation of Smart Home Apps
The control of all Smart Home Apps in the APPMODULE is realized via the visualization of the system into which the it is integrated – i. e. any KNX or EnOcean visualization. You do not have to create a separate GUI. In addition, the APPMODULE provides its own visualization that can be used with iOS® and Android® devices, the so-called «Smart Screens». The SDK offers you the possibility to integrate your Smart Home App into this visualization without having to develop your own UI. In so-called Smart Screens, users control different IoT devices and smart home components within a single app.
Selling Smart Home Apps in the BAB APP MARKET
The BAB APP MARKET is the primary marketplace for Smart Home Apps. Registered developers have the opportunity to sell their own Smart Home Apps. They are provided with a modern and transparent sales platform. In this way, they benefit from a solidly growing customer base and existing marketing structures.
Integration of the APP MODULE
The APPMODULE can be integrated into almost any existing or planned building automation system. Regardless of the manufacturers and versions of the devices used – every KNX® or EnOcean® system is qualified. Of course, a purely IP-based control of the integrated devices is also possible.
Apps installed on the APPMODULE can interact with each other. For example, it is possible to control Denon HEOS® devices with Amazon® Alexa without having to install a skill from the manufacturer. Of course, this applies to all other installed IoT control apps.