Legrand has added the integration of KNX, the worldwide communications protocol for smart home devices, into its Nuvo Player Portfolio whole-home audio system products via a free and automatic firmware update. With it, owners of these systems will be able to control them using the technology platform that more than 400 manufacturers build upon.
All connected Player Portfolio products will automatically implement the v4.2.0 software update to support this integration. The corresponding app update for iOS and Android devices will also be available for download from iTunes and the Google Play Store.
“Our integration of the KNX protocol is very important to our dealers across Europe. It greatly multiplies the opportunities for them to recommend the Player Portfolio as a part of larger home systems,” said Desirée Webster, senior marketing communications manager, Legrand North America.
The Nuvo Player Portfolio integration of KNX is made possible via ETS programming, and in conjunction with the Nuvo KNX Interface that will serve as a bridge between system components and all KNX based systems, products, and functions. Integrators can purchase the Nuvo Interface (Nuvo KNX-INTFPOINT) via Nuvo’s distributor, Vantage EMEA.
Among the other features firmware version 4.2.0 adds to Player Portfolio control capabilities will be the addition of maximum volume and line-in boost settings, and the option to set the mute button to the play/pause function. Additionally, it adds support for Wi-Fi channels in Russia, the Deezer music streaming service in the U.S., and the Napster streaming service in additional regions worldwide.