At the ISE 2020 show, URC announced a two-way IP module for seamless integration with Home Connect appliances with its Total Control system. End users can enjoy conveniences that automate morning routines – for example, coffee brewed by Home Connect appliances can be ready simultaneously with a wake-up alarm sounding, thanks to seamless integration of URC’s smart automation technology with Home Connect.

“End users with URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system can now automatically or manually brew the coffee of their choice from any URC Total Control interface, or even via voice commands in English or German, via URC’s TRC-1480 handheld remote with voice control, or any Amazon Alexa device connected to URC’s Total Control system,” said Lars Granoe, URC’s vice president of product management, in the announcement statement. “And, with the URC’s Total Control system a dealer can even automate their normal routine through this integration with Home Connect, so end users can enjoy coffee at regular times during the day. This integration takes automation to a completely new level.”

Compatible Home Connect-enabled coffee machines are available from Bosch, Thermador, Siemens, Neff and Gaggenau brands.

Support for additional Home Connect appliances will be added during the year, according to URC.

Total Control 2.0 is URC’s whole-home automation and control system featuring premium performance, highly customizable GUIs and robust third-party integration. Total Control 2.0 is also suitable for installation in commercial facilities such as bars and restaurants, conference rooms and executive offices, common areas, and amenities spaces in multi-dwelling units, hospitality facilities and classrooms.