VIOLET Launches Two New Core Plug-Ins
VIOLET announced the launch of two new Core plugins, expanding its Works With list to include both FIBARO and HDANYWHERE. These systems can now be controlled from the company’s wall-mounted touch panel which is intended to replace a standard light switch.
The “Core” plug-ins claim to provide the core functionality to integrate with the systems alongside support for VIOLET’s sleek “Scenes Screen”. From this screen, users can trigger pre-set scenes or sequences in the integrated systems without the need to use their smartphone.
The company is expected to follow up these Core plugins with additional enhancements that integrate the partner systems together. VIOLET also recently launched their Tado plugin and alongside it their slick Climate screen, so this is something that could soon be extended to other integrations. In this case, most notably the FIBARO integration.
FIBARO smart home systems provide environment that adapts to the needs of the entire family. With FIBARO’s Home Center 3, and their Lite variant, homeowners can use Z-Wave (and recently Zigbee) devices in subsystems such as lighting, security, climate and more. Scenes within the FIBARO ecosystem are not just limited to lighting moods: users can trigger security modes; climate presets; and even activate a whole-home Holiday Mode. This means that VIOLET’s integration with the system has some serious potential.
HDANYWHERE has a range of products primarily focused on video distribution, simple control and lighting. HDANYWHERE’s sequences allow users to set predefined steps that recall certain scenarios/macros.
The full plugin list now includes:
- Sonos — Standard/Free
- Philips Hue — Standard/Free
- Tado — Premium
- Rako Core — Pro
- BluOS Pro — Pro
- BluOS Lite — Premium (coming soon)
- FIBARO Core — Pro
- HDANYWHERE Core — Pro