PEAKnx introduces its PEAKnx USB-Connector. Simplified for systems integrators, the new USB-Connector speeds up the link between your computer and KNX networks. In interplay with adapter, PEAKnx IP router, PEAKnx bus monitor and ETS configurator, the USB-Connector makes it possible to flexibly address, program and analyse a smart home’s KNX network. In an industry first, systems integrators obtain a full software and hardware package. The new connector is usable from ETS5 and up and is compatible with PC operating systems Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
No more need for a KNX USB interface in the control cabinet
“The PEAKnx USB-Connector makes everyday working life easier for systems integrators, and is a cost-effective alternative to conventional KNX USB interfaces,” says Axel Dohmann, President & CEO of PEAKnx. Previously, in order to gain access to the KNX network when building a smart home – or for subsequent maintenance, too – integrators needed to install an expensive KNX USB interface in the control cabinet. The USB-Connector means that there is no longer any need for this interface, as integrators can use the connector flexibly at constantly changing locations – thus offering their end customers a more cost-effective and faster way of doing things.
Full bus communication in a small number of easy steps
To enjoy the advantages of the PEAKnx USB-Connector, users just need to complete a handful of installation steps: Attach the USB-Connector to their computer and install the software supplied by PEAKnx. This software consists of PEAKnx IP router, PEAKnx bus monitor and ETS configurator. The router enables access to the KNX network via IP-capable devices. The ETS configurator makes it possible to address and program the KNX network via ETS, using the USB-Connector. The PEAKnx bus monitor provides users with a transparent overview of the KNX network, along with extensive analysis options. Systems integrators then just need to connect an appropriate adapter, suitable for mounting in the control cabinet, to the KNX network. If they wish to gain access to the KNX network in the future, they simply link their USB-Connector with the adapter – and get the full data in an instant.
Transparent overview due to combination with the PEAKnx bus monitor
The combination of USB-Connector and software-based bus monitor provides users with an even better overview of the KNX network, along with improved analysis options. The recording range of the PEAKnx bus monitor can be defined as desired. Both the import and saving of ETS group addresses can be accomplished simultaneously from multiple projects. In addition, the bus monitor offers comprehensive filter options according to various properties, such as source, time and objective, plus the parallel use of multiple filters as well as the saving and retrieval of filter rules. Systems integrators are also able to export the analysed values to MS Excel and send the files by e-mail.Go to USB-Connector