Frequently Asked Questions
ayControl is the mobile KNX + IoT home and building control on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
ayControl is a professional KNX app which offers comfort, security and an intuitive visualization. It is easy to set up in every home or office with an KNX bus. ayControl also offers direct communication (no server is needed) and real-time presentation of your building.
Information like room temperature, current status of the lights, heating/air conditioning etc. can be accessed and controlled from any place. This offers you security when you’re not at the building because you don’t have to be there in order to control or monitor it.
With ayControl you can control the following:
- Lights, sun blinds, garage door and air conditioning via EIB/KNX. Multimedia devices like TV, SAT and many more either via low-cost infrared gateways or via direct control via IP connection.
- Integration of SIP door stations
- Various IoT devices (Philips Hue, Modbus-TCP, AV-Receiver, TVs, Siemens LOGO! 8, Kodi, Dreambox, Netatmo weather station, user defined drivers etc.)
- IP or web cameras (MJPEG, H.264)
ayControl KNX + IoT offers you comfort, information and security through:
- Control of your smart building from virtually everywhere
- Real-time visualization and embedding of IP camera streams
- Comfortable scene control, e.g. “movie night”, “relax”, “bright”
- Easy control of RGB color lights
- Added value of the KNX system.Multimedia control.
- Direct communication and quick response, no server needed
- In the near future: Control via voice assistants like Alexa or Google Home
ayControl offers an intuitive user interface and a very fast and simple configuration. If you have basic knowledge in IT and KNX, you can create your graphical user interface with our ayControl Academy video tutorials. Within shortest time you will be able to control your KNX installation or your IoT or multimedia device with your Android, iOS or iPad OS based smartphone or tablet.
With the different upgrade packages ayControl is perfect for small as well as for really big projects and is used from the 1 room flats to palaces and hotels. By integrating IoT, TVs, webcams and VoIP based intercoms you can use one intuitive app for many functions instead of many different apps with different user interfaces.
The optional EcoButler App, is used for simple and efficient automation of functions and processes. You can enter and manage the rules intuitively directly on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
The software is constantly being developed. In addition, our trained support team will help you with any challenges / problems with ayControl and will be happy to advise you!
ayControl runs on almost all Android devices with an Android version of 4.x or higher. Just download and install it from the Play Store and see what ayControl can do for your project!
ayControl for iPhone and iPad runs on devices that have either iPadOS or iOS 9 or higher installed. Download and experience it directly from the App Store.
The ayControl Editor is the configuration software for ayControl. We offer versions for Windows and for macOS. With the editor you can adjust ayControl to your needs. You can import ETS group addresses and adapt the graphical user interface of ayControl KNX + IoT to your needs.
Have a look at our ayControl Academy videos, which explain the configuration with the ayControl Editor in detail and will save you a lot of time. Here you will learn how to create a profile and how to control your KNX system within minutes.
You only need the ayControl Editor for the configuration. In contrast to competing solutions, after the created configuration has been transferred to the desired ayControl devices, no software has to run permanently on a Windows / macOS device! The configuration works the same under Windows and macOS. Here you can download the latest version of the ayControl Editor.
Our free KNX App offers you a basic function for up to 6 functions, with which you can start immediately without investing in software and use it as long as you want.
An extension package is an upgrade to a more powerful package for a fee. With an extension package you can use significantly more control elements. This means that you can use considerably more and other functions and thus implement larger projects with many lights, blinds, heating or air conditioning zones and all other KNX functions.
Extension packages can be conveniently purchased in our online shop and can be used immediately after payment.
Alternatively you can purchase extension packages at one of the numerous ayControl sales partners. If you do not have enough KNX knowledge, our sales partners offer you additional consulting and project configuration for a fee.
Which Upgrade Packages can I purchase?
There are currently these ayControl extension packages available:
- Titan, the extremely inexpensive starter package for small projects with few functions.
- Silver, an also inexpensive package for apartments and moderately equipped single family houses.
- Gold, the extensive package for bigger and more complex projects.
- Platinum, the unlimited package for customers for whom the best is just good enough or for huge private or commercial projects.
A more detailed description of each package can be found here .
I already own an ayControl KNX extension package and would like to extend it to use more functions or to equip more users with ayControl.
We also offer upgrades, i.e. you can switch from a cheaper package to a higher quality package with more features.
The price is calculated on the one hand from the difference of the packages on the other hand it can be that if you change only after years that additionally another position for the new functions becomes due. The latter would be the case, for example, if you purchased a Silver package in 2015 and now want to upgrade to a current Gold package. (Silver 2015 -> current Gold)
Upgrades cannot be purchased from the online shop. If you already own an expansion pack and are interested in an upgrade, please let us know by contacting us. We will be happy to advise you.
The easiest way to purchase this intuitive KNX+IoT control for iPad, iPhone and Android devices is directly in our online shop on digistore24. There you can pay your chosen product with a variety of payment methods (Visa / Mastercard, PayPal, direct bank transfer, etc.) and receive your upgrade package and invoice automatically within minutes! If you have basic IT and KNX experience, you can start using your upgrade package directly from our online shop.
Furthermore ayControl KNX + IoT is offered by selected KNX installers and KNX system integrators, the ayControl sales partners. They also offer configuration and implementation of your project as well as individual consulting for your special requirements as a paid service. This is the optimal way to get and use ayControl if you do not have a distinct IT or KNX know-how yourself.
If you send us a brief description of your project, the location of the project together with your contact details, our support team can check our database to see if we can recommend a suitable sales partner in your area.
Yes, ayControl is permanently developed.
The ayControl development was started in 2008. The intuitive usability of ayControl KNX + IoT was already awarded with the Austrian User Experience Award in 2009. Due to more than 10 years of intensive development time and years of experience in international projects we are able to offer our customers this proven, comfortable mobile KNX + IoT control.
Although ayControl has a very high degree of maturity due to the permanent improvements, we are constantly developing our products. Future functions will be released as before with our regular updates. With the regular updates you benefit automatically.
ayControl works very well with most KNX-IP products on the market. But it is important that you use KNX-IP products which support at least four KNXnet/IP tunnelling connections at the same time. Furthermore, these KNX-IP products must be configured to support multiple connections at the same time. Depending on the manufacturer, different steps are required for this (please refer to the manufacturer’s manual).
KNX-IP interfaces recommended by ayControl (at least 4 simultaneous connections):
- WEINZIERL 731 KNX IP interface
- Various older or other WEINZIERL KNX IP products such as the 730 KNX IP interface, various current devices of the BAOS series.
- ABB IPS/S3.1.1 IP interface
- SIEMENS N 148/22 Interface (5WG1148-1AB22 KNX IP Interface)
- JUNG IPS 300 SREG KNX IP interface
KNX-IP routers recommended by ayControl (at least 4 simultaneous connections):
- WEINZIERL 751 KNX IP Router
- ABB IPR/S 3.1.1 IP Router
- SIEMENS N 146/02 Router (5WG1146-1AB02 IP Router)
- JUNG IPR 300 SREG KNX IP router
- Arcus-eds KNX IP Gateway
There are certainly other KNX-IP products that work perfectly with ayControl, but we have not tested them in our laboratory yet. If you know such products that work perfectly with ayControl, please write us so that we can do a detailed test with the manufacturer of the product.
Products that we do NOT recommend because of problems with some firmware versions: JUNG IPR 200 REG or JUNG IPS 200 REG, devices from Gira as well as the old ABB IPS/S2.1 IP interface or the old ABB IPR/S2.1 IP Router because the last two only support a KNXnet/IP tunneling connection and this leads to loss of comfort or other difficulties.
For a quick introduction we recommend our ayControl Academy, a series of videos. Watching these tutorials will save you time and help to avoid errors when setting up your Smart Home.
You prefer written manuals? No Problem!
You can download the full ayControl KNX + IoT and EcoButler manuals here.