Hello and welcome to the Gira booth at Light & Building Autumn Edition 22. My name is Marco Strelow and I will now briefly introduce the new pushbutton sensor 4. I’m doing this today by proxy at this point. Very, very kind regards to Ralf Engels, who should actually be here. So if you’re looking, Ralf, very, very best regards from the trade show. What do we want to start with? Not with a view of what we will have, but with a look back at where we actually came from. A little like back to the future and then we’ll get started.
The KNX system is already over 30 years old. And what did Gira start with? With a very simple KNX push button. A push button sensor at that point. And back then, not much was really done. You had an LED on two buttons, on off. That’s basically all it was at the time, the whole thing started over 30 years ago. How did it continue? We then moved it into the system so that you could make a frame around it and our S-Color system at that time, this product, you can hardly believe it, what was it often called in the past? The ladybug. Guess why? Then we found out that in the KNX system, you can do a lot of things and that you need even more switching options, like the two rockers that we have just seen.
So you have four rockers here, which are also still labeled, that you could use the function, which were then able to KNX, and really knew okay, what are all the buttons that you now suddenly have available in this smart home? After all, that was still relatively new. So we had a touch sensor with a labeling field and significantly more buttons. We then integrated the whole thing into our System 55. And here is a small example of what that could look like. Suddenly you could activate on, off, up, down and different scenes and everything with one control unit. That was a real revolution at the time, when it was still much more common to just turn off the lights.
Then the push button sensor 2 arrived, I think it was 2000, and that was the next step for Gira. The System 55 was brought in, the control panel, and was then the prelude to other products that we then developed at Gira, where we took over the design and the look, such as the wireless pushbuttons or the Gira radio or the home station. So that you already said at that time, okay, it should look similar, it should actually look similar, so exactly the same. The same design throughout the different programs with the different systems and the different functions. Let’s take another look at the past. Starting more than 30 years ago, through the ladybug to the various versions to the touch sensor 2. Let’s take a quick look at the current portfolio. We have the KNX push button as an entry level device.
We do have the Test Sensor 3 by now. We have the Tast Sensor 4 in the High Line and we have the G1, the all-round talent of the panel, with which you can do much more. The KNX push button: What was that thing good for again? Simply explained. There are a lot of people who say, “I’d like to have a smart home, but I want to be able to control it as simply as possible.” It should look like a normal switch. That’s why we have the KNX push button here as an entry-level product. At the very top at the end, we have the multi-talent. As I had just said, with this device you can do different things, like door communication or operate the smart home, but also an alarm system and the push button sensor 4, our design highlight. In the KNX Smart Home area with real materials. Here is also already quite a lot possible. We have eight different LEDs on board and are able to measure not only the temperature, but also the room humidity. A topic, which is becoming increasingly important these days. This device gets, briefly mentioned by the way, a small update to December, then it gets KNX Secure.
So also this device is brought up to date and is made Secure capable. A brief overview of the portfolio, as just mentioned, so KNX push button, push button sensor 3 the push button sensor 4 and the G1. What are we doing now? We will continue to develop the push-button sensor 3. What do we want to do in the process? Very briefly explained.
Of course, we want to make it more precise, add a bit of lighting, and improve the haptics as much as possible. And how does that look? It looks like this. What have we done? We worked on the precision, as just mentioned. We’re talking about the gap dimension here, so the rockers that are together, that they run really straight and not crooked and skew.
The labeling should also be precise. For this, we use straight labeling service and the haptics. In other words, the tactile feel. What does a button like this feel like? I always say that you can always have to touch a sensor, you have to try it, in stead of looking at a brochure. You should not do that if you are looking for such a product. So you really have to have touched it and you should have touched it, so that you know, that’s exactly what I want to have and that’s a kind of ‘’what you see is what you get in reality’’. The lighting, we wanted to work on it, we now have different LED colors, just like the touch sensor 4 already has it.
There is something for everyone in any case. There should be a little video coming. Hopefully. Should see it somewhere, if not, shout. I see it’s actually on. I have to say, with all the presentations, I haven’t even looked up there yet. Fine let’s move on. So this is what the new touch sensor 4 looks like in System 55. As I just mentioned. The gap dimension has become beautiful, the haptics have become beautiful. We now have the eight LEDs on board here and also a room temperature sensor and a room humidity sensor is included. A few small examples of how it can look. This is it in simple, the simple version, the version in stainless steel, the version with an Esprit glass frame around it as a double.
I’ll talk about that in a minute. The version in matte gray. That’s the beauty of this new touch sensor 4, now in the system of 55 that you can combine it with the frame specifications that we have at Gira. I think the customers have also been waiting for it for some time and it is now available. Again, the stainless steel version triple. Yes, let’s continue. We’ll just summarize that very quickly. What is the great new thing about this push button sensor 4? and System 55? It can be combined, as I just said, it has an excellent feel. And if the product manager says so, then that’s what it will be. You can install it horizontally and vertically, so you can rotate it 90 degrees, you can’t operate it left right, you can operate it up and down. I think that’s very exciting as well. You can also look at the water level, you should try it. I look through again, now we see the single and the double. Previously, we had always had the single and the triple button. That was often the case when we talked to the customer.
The customer says yes, if you have a single triple, which one do I want? The double one. So we also added a double one for me in sales. And I’m very pleased that we now have it with us. On the right, a quick look at how it can also look in vertical mounting. So here you can think about quite, quite a lot of new exciting functions, how you really want to use it. The whole thing in the dual version horizontal and vertical. We’ll take another look at the range now. We have a version where you can label it yourself, a version where there is no labeling on it, and a version where you can label it with the Gira labeling service.
Then we have other versions in an overview. The system colors, of course. So not only that we have the different labelable versions, but also the system colors in which the new touch sensor is available. And of course a small example of how it could look with the different frames. For example here in the Esprit, so we go on to the function overviews. A small overview: who can do what? We have a standard version, we have a Comfort version explained very briefly. With the LEDs, for example, the Standard has the RGBs here, the classic colors and the Comfort would then have the full function.
The Comfort push button sensor has the internal scene memories, the Standard push button sensor doesn’t have that. And the humidity sensor, which is included in the comfort. So depending on which case you have, you then simply use the Comfort or the Standard. Let’s take another look at the entire portfolio. We have the KNX push button. We have then shortly the push button sensor 4, System 55 and we have the push button sensor 4 in the high-end area and in addition the G1 as control panel.
The whole thing will be available from January 2023, so look forward to that. You now have the opportunity to look at the product again here at the fair. Otherwise on our website you will find more information about this super nice new product. Thank you for your attention and have another fantastic day here at the trade fair. Thank you very much..