Gira HomeServer

The on-board computer for intelligent buildings

The Gira HomeServer is the on-board computer for intelligent buildings. It connects the KNX system’s electrical installation to the computer network and the internet, thereby allowing intelligent building technology to be controlled centrally via a large number of operating devices, regardless of the user’s location. What’s more, numerous other technologies can be seamlessly integrated in the building control in this way – for example: door intercoms, cameras, and audio systems, as well as systems from other manufacturers for the bathroom or kitchen or for home entertainment. Expanding the KNX system with the Gira HomeServer offers numerous advantages: occupants don’t just enjoy the advantages of mobile technology control, but rather the full Gira experience, which provides maximum comfort, security and energy efficiency. The award-winning Gira Interface makes controlling intelligent technology enjoyable by enabling complex scenarios to be controlled easily – with just one finger.

New functions provided in HomeServer update 4.10.

  • KNX Secure-capable
  • Connection to the Gira IoT Portal (use of IFTTT & Alexa for example)
  • Connection of ONVIF/PTZ cameras via logic node
  • URL call for integration of websites in the QuadClient
  • Extension to 500 timers
  • Jump to the relevant function by means of a long keypress

Simple operation with the Gira Interface

With the Gira Interface, the user interface of the Gira HomeServer, controlling innovative building technology is child’s play. The menu navigation is clearly designed and intuitive. Any function can be reached within only two levels. Additional detailed information or operating elements are displayed directly in a pop-up window. This allows very convenient operation via touch screen – with just one finger. In addition, all the devices that can be used to control the building via the Gira HomeServer/FacilityServer possess a uniformly structured interface design. As a result, users won’t need to get used to a new menu navigation each time – and it doesn’t matter whether you’re using a Gira G1, a PC, a tablet or a smartphone. The user interface has been adapted to the particular screen sizes of the individual end devices for optimum usability. The Gira HomeServer offers the resident a high degree of flexibility with self-configurable if/then scenarios in the Gira HomeServer app. This makes complex things easy to control – any time and anywhere.

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Gira G1 as a HomeServer client, release 1

In systems with a Gira HomeServer, the Gira G1 can now also be used as a client. With release 1, the Gira G1 displays the interface design of the Gira HomeServer. Nearly all the functions included in the scope of series delivery of the Gira HomeServer are supported.

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More convenience thanks to intelligent networking

Intelligent building technology from Gira makes living more convenient and comfortable – with functional details that are precisely adapted to the individual wishes and needs of occupants. The central control of lighting, blinds, and heating, design of room scenes, requirements-based single-room ventilation and heating control, fully automatic garden sprinklers, multimedia entertainment in all rooms, and much more. With the help of the Gira HomeServer, a wide variety of functions can be seamlessly integrated into the background atmosphere and provide a sense of wellbeing throughout the entire home.

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Greater security in everyday life and in dangerous situations

The diverse security functions that can be implemented by being connected to the Gira HomeServer ensure a sense of security around the clock. Whether the risk is of burglary, fire, or storms – the Gira KNX system offers special solutions for a wide variety of dangers. Special applications such as panic buttons, video monitoring and occupancy simulations guarantee optimum protection for the home and its occupants. IP cameras with digest authentication can be integrated.

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Improved energy efficiency with smart consumption control

With modern energy management, intelligent building technology from Gira not only helps to save power; it protects the environment too. The seamless interaction of the functions means energy consumption is reduced to a minimum and coordinated exactly to the individual requirements of the household. The energy module clearly displays all the consumption values at any time, meaning that occupants always have an eye on their energy costs and can permanently lower them – without cutting back on convenience.

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high system flexibility through the client-server model

The application concept of the Gira HomeServer is based on a genuine client-server model. Because of this, the Gira HomeServer offers a particularly high degree of access flexibility with a wide variety of operating devices. Other technologies are easily integrated into the building control via the open IP interface.
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Installation

Connection options: 1 serial port, 1 RJ 45 network connection, 10/100 Mbit Ethernet. To the KNX system via IP router 2167 00, flush-mounted USB data interface 1070 00, USB data interface DRA 2014 00. Connection to ISDN via USB-ISDN adapter 2093 00.

Start-up

System requirements for control devices: The internet browser of any operating device must support at least HTML 4.0, Java Script 1.1, CSS and Dynamic HTML. Start-up with the following software: HomeServer Expert software for operating systems from Windows XP™ including Internet Explorer from version 6.0. Adoption of ETS group addresses from ETS 2, ETS 3 and ETS 4. Integration of graphics programs. Updates can be easily imported into the HomeServer via USB port.

Gira Smart Home

Smart Homes are booming. But with all the different products and systems that are around, it’s easy to get confused.
Here we present application examples for the Gira HomeServer and the Gira X1 Server, as well as wireless networking with Gira eNet SMART HOME based on concise application examples.

Explore the Gira Smart Home

Intelligent Smart Home systems for the building owners of tomorrow, networked by specialist partners

Are you looking to enter the Smart Home market and are you seeking up-to-date solutions that can be easily adapted to your customers’ individual requirements? Gira Smart Home products can fulfil these requirements. Smart home networking offers the electrical trade the opportunity to make its customers’ households fit for the future, while at the same time opening up new customer potential.

Gira Smart Home boasts the following features:

Can be personalised

Can be extended at a later date

Available as a wireless system or as a cable-connected KNX solution

Solutions available for new and old buildings

Professional system integrators offer installation support

Gira Smart Home will increase your sales. Reap the benefits of this future-proof system and successfully enter a lucrative growth market.

The future is smart: Intelligent Smart Home systems from Gira are revolutionising building technology

With Gira Smart Home products the desire for a networked home can be easily fulfilled. Whether your customers are planning a new build or living in an old building: Both wired and wireless solutions can be used to combine lighting, heating, blinds and audio control in a single system in almost any property. Two options are available for networking rooms:

The Gira eNet SMART HOME system

A stable, reliable and secure wireless system for existing and new buildings

Blinds, lighting, heating and timers can be individually configured, together with if-then rules

Future-proof wireless system based on manufacturer-independent industry standard

The Gira KNX system

Enables networking in accordance with the KNX standard for building automation

Flexible extension and an almost endless range of programming possibilities

Integrates, among other things, blinds, lighting, heating, door intercoms, cameras, alarm and audio systems and systems for sanitary, kitchen and entertainment areas