CasaTunes and KNX

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A brief introduction to KNX taken from the KNX Web Site:

"...Automation doesn't have to be difficult. It simply requires a system that does away with the problems of isolated devices by ensuring that all components communicate via one common language. The kind of device you want to use doesn't matter anymore.

Whether you want to control lighting, shutters, security systems, energy management, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning systems, signaling and monitoring systems, interfaces to service and building control systems, remote control, audio and video control,... All these functions work via an uniform system. This is called the principle of interworking. This is home and building control made easy. This is KNX..."

The benefits of KNX include: future proof technology, endless flexibility and personalization, safe and secure system, quick and easy installation, all backed by an international community

All CasaTunes Systems, as well as third party audio distribution systems supported by CasaTunes are supported, including systems from AudioControl, Acurus, Audio Authority, ChannelVision, Dayton Audio, HAI/Leviton, Monoprice, Nuvo, Russound, RTI, SpeakerCraft and Vanco.

Why CasaTunes?

Advanced multi room music systems

CasaTunes brings many new exciting capabilities to KNX projects, including:

  • Large multi room music systems (up to 64 rooms)
  • All CasaTunes and many popular non-CasaTunes audio distribution systems
  • Popular Internet radio and music services
  • Music control using KNX panels and devices
  • Streaming any music App from one or more iOS devices
  • Playing different music in each room
  • Storing your own music collections on your music server
  • Waking up and sleeping to music
  • Creating custom scenes to automate your music with the simple press of a button

Seamless Integration

Simplified Setup

Setting up your KNX driver for CasaTunes is a breeze.

In less than five minutes you can use CasaSetup to configure your CasaTunes zones, assign KNX panels to zones, playlists, chimes and scenes to use with your KNX project.

With built-in support for popular KNX Panels and automatic generation of Group Addresses for all your zones, CasaTunes ensures a quick and trouble free setup.

CasaTunes exposes a rich set of functions you can program to control room properties, control playback, select music, execute scenes and more.

  • Room Properties: Power, Volume, Mute, Source, Bass, Treble, Loudness Compensation, and Balance
  • Control Playback: Play, Pause, Stop, Next Song, Previous Song,
  • Select Music: Playlists, Chimes
  • Scenes: Execute custom scenes
  • Other: Display Metadata, Power All Rooms

You can finely tune which CasaTunes functions should provide feedback allowing you to optimize KNX bus traffic.

For more technical information on how to configure the KNX Driver for CasaTunes, please check out the following KNX SetupTech Note

CasaTunes Apps

Advanced control

You can use the beautiful CasaTunes Apps for Android and iOS, in addition to the KNX Panels to control your whole house CasaTunes music system in a KNX installation.