YOUVI Basic software package (visualization, IP router, bus monitor)
YOUVI Basic enables the reliable control of all basic tasks of your KNX Smart Home. The software package consists of a visually appealing visualization including a Smart Home App (iOS/Android), a bus monitor and IP router software. YOUVI thus offers a Smart Home solution that works without an external KNX server or IP router. Further functions, such as the integration of surveillance cameras, voice control or logic, can be added as required by the respective add-on modules. The additional modules only need to be purchased once per building installation and work on several PEAKnx panels at the same time.
Please note! YOUVI can only be used with PEAKnx hardware. This item is intended for USB connector owners who have not previously purchased YOUVI. Please enter the serial number of your USB connector during the ordering process. As an owner of a PEAKnx touch panel or server, YOUVI is available to you free of charge.
YOUVI: KNX visualization for an intelligent home.
YOUVI Basic guarantees intuitive usability with maximum functionality: users receive three functions (visualization, IP router and bus monitor) in one software package. In combination with PEAKnx hardware, YOUVI becomes a complete smart home solution for KNX home control. With YOUVI Basic you can control sockets, dimmers, RGB lights and blinds, or adjust the heating appropriately. All functions at a glance are listed at the end of the description. In addition to the bright design, the Smart Home visualization also offers an eye-friendly Dark Mode and is available in German, English and French.
Flexible expansion of smart home functions
For integrating surveillance cameras, door stations, voice control or for creating your own routines and logics, you can flexibly expand the range of functions of YOUVI Basic with modules. Devices outside the KNX world, such as sound systems from Sonos or Trivum, are connected via YOUVI Bridges. Control via smartphone with the free YOUVI Smart Home app is also possible in your own home network. The use of the home control app while on the go is possible with the YOUVI Connect module.
Visualization creates itself automatically from ETS import
The smart home visualization is created with YOUVI by an ETS import directly from the ETS project structure. System integrators can thus save a lot of time when implementing the automation project. The import result can easily be checked and edited with the YOUVI project editor. Standard widgets, such as groups for lighting or shading, are automatically created for each room – as is the building structure. How the YOUVI visualization is set up in just a few steps is shown in our YOUVI setup tutorial.
Overview of power consumption and energy management
Power flows are clearly displayed in the visualization via a dedicated energy monitoring widget. The widget includes, among other things, the total power consumption of the building, the power from the photovoltaic system or the charging status of the house battery. The power fed into the electric car is also displayed.
If the Ntuity system is used, this can also be connected with a YOUVI Bridge. With Ntuity, surplus energy generated by the photovoltaic system can be fed into the house battery or back into the grid during energy peaks.
In addition, it is possible to use surplus power generation specifically via the YOUVI logic module in the KNX-controlled smart home, so that certain devices are only used or charged when there is a power surplus. Via the energy tracker, further power currents and current flows can be displayed as sensor widgets and values can also be viewed in the form of diagrams.
Automatic display of sensor values
Many different sensor types are already supported in YOUVI – for example, values for weather data such as humidity, rainfall, wind speed, but also sensors for CO2, noise or temperature. Each sensor widget also has a graph display that shows the sensor value over the course of the day, week, month or year. Those who do not have weather sensors at home can simply use the integrated weather station with 3-day forecast and current humidity, wind direction and speed.
Customizing your visualization for the KNX smart home
The user interface can be edited by the smart home owner as desired using drag and drop. All favorites and rooms are pinned to the dashboard so that you can see and control them at a glance. Three different layouts and up to five dashboards are available for swiping. Devices are clearly displayed by floor and room. And they can also be dragged and dropped between rooms or rearranged, collapsed or expanded in any view. In addition, there are functions for creating your own groups, timers and scenes. Web widgets easily integrate websites directly into the visualization. You can find out more about all YOUVI functions on our YouTube channel.
No external KNX IP router required
The IP router software connects KNX building control and the IP network – IP-capable devices such as the Controlmicro or Controlpro can thus be used as KNX IP routers without the need for additional hardware. The IP router is compatible with most common KNX programs (e.g. ETS) and supports IP tunneling, EIBlib/IP and multicast. Furthermore it allows the individual transmission of incoming and outgoing group addresses. In addition, YOUVI supports the processing of extended frames.
Detecting errors in the KNX network quickly
A bus monitor software is also included in the YOUVI Basic software package. This provides an overview of the KNX network without the need for an ETS license. All telegrams transmitted on the KNX bus are logged in tabular form. With the help of numerous filter options, any faults that occur can be found and solved quickly.
Most important features at a glance
- Creating the visualization from a direct ETS import
- Create scenes via drag & drop
- Up to 5 different dashboard pages with 3 different dashboard layouts
- Web widgets for the integration of web pages into the visualization
- Diagram view of the sensor values, display: daily, weekly, monthly and yearly view
- Widget for energy monitoring
- Device filter by type, device state and location
- Light and dark design
- Visualization editable even by laymen
- Add-ons, for example for the integration of sound systems, door stations and voice control
- Supported languages: English, French, German
You can find the complete range of functions of the app under "All YOUVI features".
- Sockets and switchable devices
- Dimmers, also tunable white
- RGB(W) Lights
- Weather stations
Supported camera streams of the camera module
- Formats: RTSP, MJPEG, JPEG
- For example from Mobotix, Hikvision, Reolink, Axis
- Active Energy (kWh)
- Brightness (lux)
- CO2 (ppm)
- Current (mA)
- Humidity (%)
- Noise (W/m², dB)
- Power (W, kW)
- Pressure (Pa)
- Rain amount sensor (l/m²)
- Wind speed (m/s)
- Wind direction
- Temperature (°C)
- Time (12h and 24h format)
- Further numerical values (ETS data point types 7.x, 8.x, 9.x)
- IP-capable devices (Controlmini, Controlmicro, Controlpro, Laptops together with USB-Connector) function as KNX IP routers, additional hardware becomes superfluous
- Supports up to 15 IP tunneling connections, EIBlib/IP, multicast and extended frames
- Individual transmission of incoming and outgoing group addresses via filter table
- Logs all telegrams that are transmitted on the KNX bus in tabular form
- Offers numerous filter and export options
- Occurring faults are quickly found and solved
> YOUVI Connect Module: Building control on the road via Smart Home App and on site via voice control (online/offline)
> YOUVI Camera Module: Integration of JPEG, MJPEG and RTSP streams from the surveillance cameras into the visualization
> YOUVI Logic Module: Creation of logics, routines and presence simulations in the user-friendly logic editor
> YOUVI Door Station Module: Integration of SIP door stations into the visualization
> YOUVI IKEA Tradfri Bridge: Integration of various IKEA Trafri devices
> YOUVI Netatmo Bridge: Integration of Netatmo thermostats and weather stations into the visualisation
> YOUVI Ntuity Bridge: Integration of the Internet of Energy platform Ntuity
> YOUVI Sonos Bridge: Integration of a Sonos Multiroom system into the visualization
> YOUVI trivum Bridge: Integration of a trivum Multiroom system into the visualization
Please note: The free trial version gives you the opportunity to experience the look and feel of the YOUVI software. However, YOUVI can only be used with PEAKnx hardware! For this reason you can upload a KNX project and test the software, but you cannot actually control your building. After download and installation, the YOUVI Basic software package is available for 90 days for testing.
Hard- and Software Requirements
YOUVI can only be used with PEAKnx hardware (Controlpro, Controlmini, Controlmicro, Performance Server or USB-Connector).
Minimum requirements – YOUVI Basic
- ETS-Version: ETS 5 - 6
- Operating System: Windows 10, Version 1709 (32/64-Bit) or higher
- CPU: 1.44 GHz Quad-Core
- RAM: 4 GB (64 Bit)
- Disc Space: 2 GB
- Graphics: DirectX 12
- .NET Version: ID 4.7.0. (in Windows 10)
- Ethernet: LAN or WLAN
Minimum requirements – YOUVI Mobile App
- Android: Android 6.0 (SDK 23); Recommended: Android 9.0 (SDK 28)
- iOS: iPhone/iPad: iOS 8.0
Installation of the trial version
Get to know the full functionality of the YOUVI software package Basic with our trial version!
Please note: The free trial version gives you the opportunity to get to know the look and feel of the YOUVI software. However, YOUVI can only be used with PEAKnx hardware! For this reason, you can upload a KNX project and test the software, but you cannot actually control your building. After download and installation, the YOUVI Basic software package is available for a 90 day trial period.
To activate the full version, please proceed as follows:
- When ordering the YOUVI software package, provide the serial number of your USB-Connector.
- After completing the order process and payment of the bill, you can take the license key from your customer account.
- Log in to our shop and call up the corresponding order in your order overview - the license key will be displayed there.
- Enter the license key into the software to use the YOUVI software package Basic for an unlimited period of time.