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Updated on 24 July 2021


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JULY 2021: NEW PERFORMANCE FEATURES FOR TIMBERWOLF SERVER

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We continuously provide our customers with updates and upgrades for the Timberwolf Server. In addition to upgrades for completely new features, updates include performance improvements, bug fixes, and updates for the kernel and operating system.

As of today (July 2021), the Timberwolf Server now supports nine bus systems and protocols natively and in parallel (KNX-TP, KNXnet/IP tunneling, DMX, 1-Wire, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, MQTT, ekey home, ekey multi).

All data exchange points of the respective bus systems and protocols can be exchanged with each other as well as with the logic module, the visualisation, the time series module with Grafana, etc. as desired. Via MQTT, simple networking of several Timberwolf Servers - with all data points - is thus also possible. This allows the installations of any number of locations to be networked with each other, even if the KNX group addresses have the same or overlapping structures.

We provide all updates for the Timberwolf Server free of charge in perpetuity, no maintenance contract is required.


The installation of updates for the Timberwolf Server is very simple and comparable to updates for Windows. In the web app under "Settings -> System -> Updates", press the button "Check for updates" and if an update is displayed, then press the button "Install updates". The update process runs automatically. Important information for the update will be displayed. All your previous settings will of course be retained. The update can be carried out during operation.
We recommend making a backup before the update via the system menu in the web app. For this purpose, an SD card is built into all models of the Timberwolf Server - separately and in addition to the internal flash of the Timberwolf Server.

We provide updates in two release trains. Firstly as a "released Major Version" and as an "Insider Version". As a user of the Timberwolf Server, you can freely choose in the web app from which release train you should be offered new versions.

If you want to be informed about new updates and upgrades, please subscribe to our newsletter, read regularly in our support forum or join our two Telegram channels (for the two release trains). You can find the invitation links in the web app under "Updates" or further down on this NEWS page.

Information is available at the following Link zu Versionsinformationen zur jeweils aktuellsten Version.


List of released Major Versions for the Timberwolf Server:

  • 19 July 2021 / V 2.0.0: NEW! Completely redesigned web app, new operating system, performance improvement and support for Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP and MQTT bus systems and protocols
  • 06 Jan. 2021 / V 1.6.0: NEW! Support for ekey home and ekey multi; completely revised web APP with many performance improvements, a new menu navigation, a new colour concept with 485+ detail improvements to all function modules
  • 23 Jan 2020 / V 1.5.3: Hotfix update, user interface improvements
  • 20 Dec. 2019 / V 1.5.1: Hotfix for shortcut wizard
  • 19. Dec. 2019 / V 1.5: First released Major Version for all Timberwolf Servers with KNX Stack for 8,000 objects and 64,000 group addresses, 1-Wire, DMX, Logic, CometVisu, Grafana, Time Series, ETS Inside, WireGate Plugins, Container Administration, Object Management

List of released Insider Versions for Timberwolf Server:

  • 16 June 2021 / V 2.0 RC 1: NEW! Now with MQTT V2 and Modbus improvements.
  • 28 May 2021 / V 2.0 IP 5: NEW! Now with MQTT support
  • 22 April 2021 / V 2.0 IP 4: NEW! Now support for Modbus complete with Modbus device manager
  • 18 February 2021 / V 2.0 IP 3: NEW! Now with Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP
  • 9 February 2021 / V 2.0 IP 2: Update Influx DB and Statistics Time Series
  • 2 February 2021 / V 2.0 IP 1: Update for the operating system and new formula parser
  • 18 December 2020 / V 1.6 RC 8: with final polish for the new Major Version 1.6 in January 2021
  • 11 December 2020 / V 1.6 RC 7: completely redesigned interface of the web app, update to Grafana 6.7.4
  • 07 October 2020 / V 1.6 RC 6: with privacy info and granular shutdown internet and cloud services
  • 30 September 2020 / V 1.6 RC 5: automatic renewal TLS (SSL) certificates for encrypted access
  • 26 August 2020 / V 1.6 RC 4: with many improved applications for connected 1-Wire devices
  • 03 August 2020 / V 1.6 RC 3: with support new soil moisture sensor & new 4-way valve actuator
  • 21 July 2020 / V 1.6 RC 2: with detail improvements for new ekey support
  • 14 July 2020 / V 1.6 RC 1: with many small improvements
  • 02 June 2020 / V 1.6 IP 3: completely reworked and expanded management of Docker containers
  • 28 April 2020 / V 1.6 IP 2: massively enhanced management of KNX interfaces and KNXnet/IP tunnel overview
  • 10 March 2020 / V 1.6 IP 1: New! Support for ekey home and ekey multi as well as new logic modules
  • 10 Dec. 2019 / V 1.5 RC11: PW restore, improvements to logic and KNX bus monitor
  • 13 Nov. 2019 / V 1.5 RC10: Enhancement to single sign-on, update to Grafana 6.4.4, download backup
  • 02 Nov. 2019 / V 1.5 RC9: Improvements to logic editor and KNX bus monitor, clean-up web APP
  • 02 Nov. 2019 / V 1.5 RC8: OS update to Debian 9.11, update kernel, extension Docker and admin interface
  • 12 Oct. 2019 / V 1.5 RC7: Logic editor, plugin container
  • 07 Oct. 2019 / V 1.5 RC6: Logic Editor, Introduction Object Management, SD Card
  • 13 Sept. 2019 / V 1.5 RC5: Extensions Logic Editor and on the KNX Bus Monitor, real-time display of 1-Wire Slaves
  • 31 Aug. 2019 / V 1.5 RC4: Better performance logic editor, optimisation Docker logging
  • 23 Aug. 2019 / V 1.5 RC3: Additional logic modules, improved list display
  • 08 Aug. 2019 / V 1.5 RC2: Introduction logic editor, system enhancements, customer VPN


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MAY 2021: NEW! SUPPORT FOR MQ TELEMETRY TRANSPORT MQTT WITH TIMBERWOLF SERVER

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From now on, support for MQTT is available for all models of the Timberwolf Server. Administration is carried out via a modern graphical web APP from any end device.

All common protocol and data encodings are supported. A wide range of configuration options, which are easy to use with graphical wizards, facilitate the integration of new MQTT clients into the Timberwolf Server. Extensive feedback and diagnostic support in real time directly when setting up the functions enable efficient commissioning.

Integrating MQTT devices has never been easier. Upgrading to this new version can be done from any previous version on the fly with just a few clicks.


Highlights

  • Easy to use modern web APP: NEW! Setup and administration are done via an easy-to-use graphical user interface that can be used with any browser. The setup of the MQTT data communication can - for an MQTT device accessible via an MQTT broker - also be done interactively with feedback for each parameter. Several graphical wizards with context-sensitive info texts and plausibility checks simplify the creation of the functions for data exchange. This greatly simplifies the set-up. In addition, a help system integrated in the Timberwolf Server, a wiki and videos with instructions are available.
  • Flexible configuration allows generic adaptation to MQTT clients: The MQTT module is designed generically, i.e. the Timberwolf Server can communicate with most available MQTT devices. The web APP allows granular settings for topics, encoding / decoding of common data types as well as selection and production of data in - even complex - JSON data structures.
  • Any link with objects of other technologies: The data exchange with the MQTT devices can be arbitrarily linked with objects of all other supported technologies such as KNX (currently 2,000 objects, 32. 000 GAs), all created logic modules, to other MQTT devices, Modbus devices, 1-Wire devices, time series with evaluation with Grafana, visualisation with CometVisu and Grafana, with DMX and soon also with systems that are addressed via HTTP-API (Web-API, CGI, REST API) as well as UDP/TCP.
  • No Limits: Complete support for MQTT over TCP/IP networks (via Ethernet). Any number of MQTT brokers can be used in parallel. The number of connections to MQTT devices, MQTT topics and the number of MQTT data points is not limited. As far as routeable, connections to MQTT brokers in other networks, via VPN or to the Internet can also be configured, enabling data coupling between many Timberwolf Servers in different networks and buildings distributed across the world.

Overview of MQTT features:

  • MQTT: NEW! Complete support for MQTT over TCP/IP networks (via Ethernet) with MQTT versions 3.1 and 3.11.
  • Any number of local and remote MQTT brokers can be addressed: Any number of MQTT brokers can be used in parallel for communication with MQTT clients. This means that MQTT brokers can be used in the entire IP network that can be addressed and reached from the Timberwolf Server. For operation in the local network, one (or more) MQTT Brokers can be installed (with a few clicks) in the container system of the Timberwolf Server and operated there in parallel.
  • Graphical user interface on any device: All settings can be made via an easy-to-use graphical user interface, which can be accessed from almost any device with a browser. Most settings can already be made with a smartphone with a diagonal of 6 inches or more. No special knowledge is required for operation. Interactive support during the creation of the definitions for the data exchange with Live Diagnosis & Live Check enables a comfortable and simple configuration with immediate control.
  • Free adjustable decoding / coding: An easily configurable decoding / coding enables data exchange with all common data formats. In addition, a conversion of the data types is supported.
  • Free configurable selection or configuration of JSON data structures: MQTT clients often send data in extensive JSON data structures, partly also multiple nested and expect commands also in such structures. The Timberwolf Server therefore supports both the selection and the configuration of JSON data structures, which may also be nested several times. For this purpose, Timberwolf Server objects can be assigned to the individual data in the JSON structure (both receiving and sending), so that complete JSON data communication via MQTT - per topic - is also possible.
  • Unlimited number of brokers / devices / topics / data points: The number of simultaneously supported brokers, devices, topics and decoded / encoded data points is not limited by the software. Any number of settings can be set up and activated within the system resources.
  • Any links of the data points: Each MQTT data point can be linked in the Timberwolf Server almost arbitrarily with any other data point in the same or other protocols in an n:m relationship. This means that every Modbus data point can be linked with many other data points of the same or other technologies such as KNX, 1-Wire, DMX, time series, logic, Visu, ekey, other MQTT objects and soon also with REST, UDP/TCP/ etc.
  • MQTT Device Bus Monitor: Interactive display of received or sent data allows communication verification and easy diagnostics, individually for each connected MQTT Topic.

Application area for MQTT:

  • Coupling any number of buildings: With MQTT, the wolf becomes a pack. MQTT is a symmetric protocol that supports full-duplex connections to the MQTT broker. The protocol is very efficient, so MQTT brokers can support tens of thousands of connections simultaneously. This makes it easy to connect practically any number of Timberwolf Servers via MQTT, especially since the Timberwolf Server also supports the connection to several MQTT Brokers in parallel. MQTT brokers are also available on the internet, partly free of charge. The simple and free linkability of all objects in the Timberwolf Server makes it possible to link any object (regardless of whether this is an object of the 1-Wire, KNX, DMX, MQTT, Modbus, ekey, REST, UDP protocols, of logic and time series or an object of another supported technology) with any number of objects of other Timberwolf Servers. Apart from the system resources of the servers and brokers involved, as well as the transmission bandwidth, there are no limitations for this. This enables multi-universe coupling between many buildings for overarching signalling, data consolidation and control.
  • Connection of modern MQTT devices: Many sensors (e.g. Steinel IP series, Shelly sensors, many ESP8266 based sensors), cameras (Instar), actuators (Shelly), wall charging stations for electric vehicles (OpenWB) and services can now be connected to the Timberwolf Server via MQTT. Through the arbitrary linking, all data can be recorded in the time series module included in the Timberwolf Server and evaluated with Grafana, which is also included, transferred to visualisation systems such as CometVisu and linked with the communication objects of other bus systems and devices to KNX, Modbus, HTTP API, 1-Wire, DMX, other supported protocols as well as the internal logic system.
  • Linking with other automation systems: Other automation systems such as Node Red, OpenHAB, io:Broker and Home Assistant support special solutions created by an active community. Until now, a connection from this to the Timberwolf Server was only possible via KNX and thus only with limited bandwidth overall. With the new support for MQTT, these other automation systems can now also be connected to the Timberwolf Server - or a pack of them - to interact with the resources available at the Timberwolf Server.

Important Links

These new features have been available since version 2.0 IP 5. This firmware has been intensively tested by several hundred participants of the Insider Programme. Upgrading to this new version can be done from any installed firmware version on the fly with just a few clicks.


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APRIL 2021: NEW! SUPPORT MODBUS RTU AND MODBUS TCP WITH TIMBERWOLF SERVER

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From now on, extensive support for Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP is available for all models of the Timberwolf Server. Administration is carried out via a modern graphical web APP from any terminal device.

Multi-register access and all common data encodings are supported. Value checks, value adjustments with free formulas and type changes allow diverse configuration options that are easy to operate with graphical wizards. Loadable device profiles enable effective connection of even complex Modbus devices to the Timberwolf Server. Detailed feedback and comprehensive diagnostic support in real time incl. Modbus bus monitor enable efficient commissioning.

Setting up Modbus bus systems and devices has never been easier. Upgrading to this new version can be done from any previous version during operation with just a few clicks.


Highlights

  • Easy to use modern web APP: NEW! Setup and administration are done via an easy-to-use graphical user interface that can be used with any browser. Setting up Modbus data communication can be done interactively - if a Modbus device is connected - with feedback for each parameter. Several graphic wizards with info texts and plausibility checks simplify the creation of functions. This greatly simplifies the set-up. In addition, a help system integrated in the Timberwolf Server, a wiki and videos with instructions are available.
  • Loadable Modbus Device Profiles: NEW! The definition of the data exchange points of a Modbus device can be loaded as a Modbus profile. For many Modbus devices, predefined profiles are available in the Modbus subforum of the ElabNET Support Forum
    This special product feature allows the Timberwolf Server to be generically adapted to any Modbus device conforming to the Modbus standard. This means that all Modbus devices on the market can be connected to the Timberwolf Server.
  • Any link with objects of other technologies: The data exchange with the Modbus devices can be arbitrarily linked with objects of all supported technologies such as KNX (currently 2,000 objects, 32. 000 GAs), all created logic modules, to other Modbus devices, 1-Wire devices, time series with evaluation with Grafana, visualisation, with DMX, MQTT devices and shortly also with systems that are addressed via HTTP-API (Web-API, CGI, REST-API) as well as UDP/TCP.
  • Practically no limits: There are no predefined limitations. Within the available system resources, any number of Modbus RTU bus interfaces can be connected and any number of connections to Modbus TCP-to-RTU gateways and Modbus TCP servers can be set up in parallel. In turn, any number of Modbus devices can be addressed in these respective Modbus bus systems (as far as permitted and addressable within the scope of the protocol). The number of configurable data exchange points is also not limited.

Overview of Modbus features

  • Modbus TCP: NEW! Extensive support for Modbus TCP over TCP/IP networks (via Ethernet) with a very wide range of features. Any number of Modbus TCP devices can be used in parallel.
  • Modbus RTU: NEW! Support also for Modbus RTU via serial RS-485 bus systems over any number of interfaces in parallel. One of the two RS-485 interfaces of the Timberwolf Servers 950Q or 960Q can be configured for use with Modbus RTU. For all models of the Timberwolf Server, the new Dual Modbus Extension is also available as an extension. This extension offers two separate RS-485 interfaces, each of which can be used for Modbus RTU bus systems. Any number of such extensions may be connected in parallel. Each channel supports an independent Modbus universe, each with a complete address range. Depending on the bus load, up to 248 Modbus RTU devices can be connected to the same RS-485 bus over a length of up to 1,200 metres. The free linkability of all objects in the Timberwolf Server also allows, among other things, a translation - incl. conversion and re-conversion - between different devices of the supported Modbus protocols.
  • Graphical user interface: All settings can be made via an easy-to-use graphical user interface, which can be accessed from any end device with a browser. An interactive support during the creation of all definitions for the data exchange with Live Diagnosis & Live Check enables a comfortable and simple acquisition with immediate control.
  • Exchangeable Modbus device profiles: Some Modbus devices have several hundred to over a thousand data exchange points. The definition of these device properties can be entered interactively in the profile editor and exported and imported as desired. Profiles that have already been created are available for import for many Modbus devices in the ElabNET Support Forum. By using such Modbus device profiles, the time required for commissioning is reduced to a few minutes. The profile management in the Timberwolf Server allows the local management of several thousand device profiles.
  • Free configurable intervals (from 10 ms): Intervals for queries and transmissions can be freely set from 10 ms. An automatic assistance function determines the actual time requirement according to the configuration (depending on baud rate, timing of the devices, etc.).
  • Multi-register, byte order, bit mask: Multi-register transactions allow data exchange from 1 bit to 256 bytes. Data order can be swapped for bytes, words and double words in all eight possible combinations. For data widths from 1 to 64 bits, arbitrarily configurable bit masks can also be applied.
  • Free configurable decoding / encoding of binary data: An interactively configurable decoding / encoding enables data exchange with all common binary data formats. In addition, a conversion of the data types is supported.
  • Value check before processing: Queried values can be subjected to a check for compliance with specified value limits before further internal processing. Likewise - for the reverse direction - the object contents can be subjected to a check against configured value limits before being transmitted to the Modbus device.
  • Unlimited number of data points: The number of data points supported simultaneously is not limited. The sequence of queries and transmissions from and to the Modbus devices are configurable and can be triggered in a grouped manner.
  • Any links of the data points: Each Modbus data point can be linked in the Timberwolf Server almost arbitrarily with any other data point of other protocols and technologies in an n:m relationship. This means that every Modbus data point can be linked with many other data points of the same or other technologies such as KNX, 1-Wire, DMX, time series, logic, Visu, ekey and in the future also Web-API (CGI, REST), UDP/TCP etc.
  • Modbus bus monitor for diagnostics: The function module Modbus bus monitor allows a check of the communication of the Timberwolf Server with the Modbus devices and supports the diagnosis of possible errors.

Important links

  • Timberwolf Wiki for Technology Modbus: Find out more about commissioning the function modules for the bus systems Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU in our Wiki. Link to the Wiki
  • Presentation of the Modbus feature in the ElabNET Support Forum: Comprehensive presentation of support for the Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP bus systems in the ElabNET Support Forum
  • Loadable Modbus device profiles: The descriptions and loadable Modbus device profiles can be found in the Modbus section of ElabNET support forum
These new features are available from version 2.0 IP 4. This firmware version has been intensively tested by several hundred participants in the Insider Programme. Upgrading to this new version can be done from any installed firmware version on the fly with just a few clicks.
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JAN. 2021: NEW! TELEGRAM CHANNELS FOR PUSH INFO ON NEW VERSIONS

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To provide Timberwolf Server users with even more up-to-date information about new versions of the firmware, we are making two Telegram channels available
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One channel for current information about released Major Versions and another channel for the versions of the Insider Programme. Both channels exclusively provide information on new firmware. You will not receive any advertising about promotions, etc.

Telegram channel for firmware of the released Major Versions:

  • Informed about new Major Versions via Push: New! From now on we offer the users of the Timberwolf Server a Telegram channel with which we inform about released Major Versions of the software. This provides our customers with a push notification service as a supplement. The existing information offers in the support forum and via the known links will remain. Joining the Telegram channel is very simple, click on the framed box on the left (or the button included in the Timberwolf Server user interface) to join the Telegram channel.
Telegram channel for Insider Programme firmware:

  • Also for Insider Versions: New! We also offer such a Telegram channel for the software versions of the Insider Programme, in addition to the previous sources of information. Please click on the framed box on the left to join.


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JAN. 2021: NEW! FIRMWARE VERSION 1.6 FOR TIMBERWOLF SERVER

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We released the new released Major Version 1.6 of the firmware on 6 January 2021. With this version we provide many hundreds of improvements and enhancements.

The update to this new version can be done from any other installed version during operation with two clicks. The new features have been intensively tested by hundreds of Insider Programme participants over the past three quarters of a year and are mature.


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New features:

  • Integration ekey: New! Support for ekey home or ekey multi. A graphic ekey rule editor enables comprehensive evaluation of the telegrams sent by the ekey systems. The ekey systems can be linked with all other supported technologies. The ekey bus monitor, which has also been added, enables diagnostics of the ekey telegrams received - in each case for each connected ekey controller. Up to 10 ekey systems can be connected in parallel. Integration on the Timberwolf Server only requires the port number to be specified.
  • Subsystem management: NEW! Subsystem Manager for management of technologies and subsystems. The Timberwolf Server allows multiple parallel connection of many technologies (DMX, Modbus, ekey), each with full address space. The assignment of these universes to the respective interfaces can now be freely assigned.
  • KNX: New! The KNX subsystem has been extended by a graphical management for status and configuration of the integrated or connected KNX bus couplers. In addition, a real-time updated list of the current KNXnet/IP tunnel connections and a log of all connection events are now available. With this version, the import of encrypted ETS project files is also supported.
  • APPs & Containers: New! Graphical container management. The functionality of the Timberwolf Server can be extended with the APPs available ex works and additionally with containers created by users themselves (e.g. OpenHAB, io:Broker, Edomi, Niode Red etc.). An easy-to-use graphical container management is now available for status management and configuration.
  • Offline help system: New! Extensive expansion of the user interface to include advanced status and diagnostic displays as well as a help system that can be used without connecting to the Internet.
  • Support soil moisture & 1-Wire valve actuators: New! The new 1-Wire soil moisture sensors and the 1-Wire valve actuators (incl. heartbeat control against unintentional watering) introduced in summer are automatically recognised and supported with the new firmware.
  • Automatic certificate renewal: NEW! Certificates for TLS (formerly known as SSL) are now renewed automatically. This fulfils the now stricter requirements of browsers, which are a prerequisite for encrypted access to the Timberwolf Server.
Improved features:

  • Configurable internet connection: The Timberwolf Server basically works completely self-sufficiently without internet. The permission for connections for NTP (time synchronisation) and VPNs were already granularly configurable. With the extended settings from this version onwards, automatic certificate renewal, access to the update server and support feedback can now also be activated individually by the user. A separate data protection page in the Timberwolf Server provides information on which data is collected when connections are activated and which IP addresses and ports are addressed, so that local firewall settings can be adjusted accordingly. Absolute transparency is very important to us.
  • Menu structure and colour concept optimised: The system menu was redesigned for better effectiveness and usability and prepared for the use of future features. This simplifies the use of the web APP even more and now requires even fewer clicks than before. A completely revised intuitive colour concept provides additional support.
  • Anonymous access to Grafana for visualisation: So that visualisations can be used from touchscreens, tablets etc. without prior login, anonymous read access to the Grafana dashboards operated locally in the Timberwolf Server can now be enabled with a click.
These top features of the new version 1.6 have been intensively tested over the past three quarters of a year by several hundred participants in the Insider Programme over approximately 1 million hours of operation. We thank our testers for their great efforts and helpful feedback.

Please click on the preview image on the left to see a gallery of the screenshots with more information. Within the gallery you can switch between the images with the cursor keys or by clicking / touching on the right or left half of the screen.


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JAN. 2021: NEW! SUPPORT EKEY HOME & EKEY MULTI WITH TIMBERWOLF SERVER

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From now on, the bus protocols "ekey home" and "ekey multi" (each via UDP) are natively supported by all versions of the Timberwolf Server from firmware version 1.6.

The Timberwolf Server now offers the integration of up to ten ekey installations in parallel. This means that a total of up to 40 fingerprint scanners, RFID scanners, code keypads and signal inputs can be evaluated. An ekey bus monitor is available for function checks and quick diagnostics.

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Features:

  • System "ekey home": The ekey identification system "ekey home" supports a finger scanner with up to 99 fingerprints. The coupling with the Timberwolf Server takes place via the ekey converter "CV:LAN" via UDP.
  • System "ekey multi": The ekey identification system "ekey multi" supports up to four finger scanners, code keypads or RFID scanners with a total of 99 fingerprints or codes or RFIDs per system. Coupling with the Timberwolf Server takes place via the ekey converter "CV:LAN" via UDP.
  • Multiple instances: The Timberwolf Server supports the simultaneous management of ten ekey systems connected via UDP. Both systems with "ekey home" and with "ekey multi" - also mixed as desired - can be integrated. In total, a maximum of 40 fingerprint scanners, RFID readers and code keypads can be connected, whose combined 990 IDs can be managed and evaluated.
  • ekey Busmonitor: For each connected ekey system, the Timberwolf Server runs a bus monitor. This allows a very simple check of the data communication.
  • ekey rules: The graphical ekey rule editor can be used to create rule sets for evaluating the ekey data telegrams. These rule sets can be freely configured for every possible combination in the ekey system.
  • Further integrations: ekey rules can be linked to any other bus system or module supported by the Timberwolf Server. Currently these are KNX, 1-Wire, DMX, logic, visualisation and recording in time series. With future firmware versions, integration with Modbus, MQTT, UDP, etc. will also be possible.
  • Proven and Mature: The new ekey integration has already been made available and productively used by hundreds of participants in the Insider Programme on 10 March 2020. All feedback has been incorporated into ongoing improvements.
These new features are available as of version 1.6. This firmware version has been intensively tested by several hundred participants of the Insider Programme. Upgrading to this new version can be done from any installed firmware version on the fly with just a few clicks.

Please click on the preview image on the left to see a gallery of screenshots with further information. Within the gallery you can switch between the images with the cursor keys or by clicking / touching on the right or left half of the screen.


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SEPT. 2020: NEXT LIGHT + BUILDING FROM 13 - 18 MARCH 2022

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The world's leading trade fair for building automation, Light + Building takes place every two years in Frankfurt. In view of the global situation caused by the Corona pandemic and the associated event bans and travel restrictions, Messe Frankfurt, together with its partners - ZVEI and ZVEH - and the Advisory Board, has agreed to postpone the fair from spring 2020 to autumn. Due to the ongoing situation, it has now been decided to suspend the 11th Light + Building and to hold the next event in Frankfurt am Main as scheduled from 13 to 18 March 2022. According to the trade fair company, the expenses for visitor tickets already purchased for the 2020 fair will be refunded.

In order to keep you optimally informed despite the cancelled fair, we are continuously improving our digital presence on all levels. In addition to this new shop, we are working on a new internet presence with product information as well as revised brochures, catalogues and videos. Please visit us regularly or subscribe to our newsletter so that we can inform you promptly about the improvements and new products and features.
We look forward to seeing you again in 2022 at Light + Building and wish you and your family good health.


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AUG. 2020: NEW! 4-FAN VENTIL ACTOR FOR INSTALLATION IN VENTIL BOX IN THE GARDEN

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Matching the new soil moisture sensor, we offer an inexpensive valve actuator for the control of four consumers. The actuator is equipped with robust, wear-free and silent solid-state relays ("SSR"), each of which can be used to switch direct or alternating voltage up to 48 V / 500 mA. Protection through double galvanic isolation of bus and power supply by super wide range DC/DC converters and optical control of the output drivers ("SSR"). All inputs and outputs of the electronics are also equipped with powerful overvoltage protection. Another special feature is the included safety circuit (hardware watchdog) for deactivating the four outputs within one minute if the life bit ("heartbeat") fails. This effectively prevents accidental continuous watering.

Several LED indicators for switched channels, for supply voltage and the 1-wire bus traffic facilitate commissioning and troubleshooting. Valves can be switched over any distance. An optional IP67 aluminium housing set including all seals is available for mounting in a valve box in the garden below ground level. The actuator can also be used to switch heating valves or other low-voltage consumers (LEDs, etc.).
Intended use:

  • Smart Garden: Control of valves for irrigation. Particularly optimal irrigation based on soil moisture measurement
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  • Smart Home: Control of heating or swimming pool valves as well as for frequently switched small consumers (such as LEDs)
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  • Horticulture farms: Optimisation of irrigation, control of valves via digital bus system
  • Research & Education: The electronics are lock-free and allow infinite switching cycles for very precise control of irrigation for research purposes
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Application:

  • Turf: Controlled irrigation for optimal growth and lush greenery
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  • Balcony planting, vegetable beds: Controlled water delivery for flowering balconies and maximum yield
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  • Large potted plants, palms: Soil in the pot has only a small volume available. The risk of over- or under-watering is particularly high here. Guided watering enables ideal plant conditions. We strongly recommend measuring the soil moisture with the separately available sensor and controlling the watering according to the soil moisture.
  • Vacation watering: Water potted plants during extended absences. Move all plants into one room and use a Micro-Drip system with a valve. Measure the soil moisture at one of the plants. Instead of a pump, you can place the water container with drain (and valve on it) slightly elevated.
  • Greenhouses, farms: Optimum yield with irrigation precisely matched to the respective plant. Recording and graphic evaluation of the valve switching times with the Timberwolf Server.
  • Sports area irrigation: Control of valves for the irrigation of golf courses and sports fields
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Main features:

  • Four channels: Independent digital control for four channels via 1-wire
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  • Wearless: Four solid state relays ("SSR"). No mechanics, no wear, any number of switching cycles
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  • Galvanic isolation: Double galvanic isolation of the power supply via DCDC converters as well as additional isolation from the bus by optoelectronic control of the solid-state relays ("SSR")
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  • Calibration & Maintenance: No calibration and no maintenance of the assembly necessary
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  • Data transmission: Interference-free digital data transmission, no distortions due to line or contact resistances
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  • Strong overvoltage protection: The four valve connections (SSR) as well as the voltage supply connections are each protected up to 30 kV /400 W peak pulse (10/1000 µs) with a response time of better than 1 ps! This effectively counteracts the higher risk of overvoltage damage in the garden. All 1-Wire ports are protected up to 30 kV and 25 A (8/20 µs)
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  • Plug'n'Play: This 1-Wire valve actuator is automatically recognised by the Timberwolf Server, the special control of the HW watchdog is automatically executed. All switching commands are additionally checked by read-after-write. This protects very effectively against incorrect watering, e.g. in the event of a wire breakage or short circuit in the bus system.
  • External systems / Loxone / OpenHAB / IPS: The module can be used - except with the Loxone Miniserver - with all other external systems known to us. The Loxone Miniserver does NOT support 1-Wire In/Out.
  • Material Housing: The valve actuator can be installed in the house or in the garden. For installations in a valve box, an optional IP67 ALU housing kit with all seals is available
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AUG. 2020: NEW! FLOOR LIGHT SENSOR

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We now offer soil moisture sensors for the 1-Wire bus system. The sensor determines the plant-available soil water via automatically repeated measurements. This involves determining the negative pressure that the plants have to apply in order to absorb the pore water against the capillary forces of the soil. This measurement method is particularly precise and works independently of the soil type.

The sensor can be laid up to a distance of 100 m from the electronics. Optionally, an IP67 ALU housing set optimised for use is available with all seals so that the evaluation electronics can also be mounted in valve boxes below ground level.
The soil moisture sensor has a wide measuring range of 0 to 2,000 hPa (0 - 200 cbar). The electronics are designed with double galvanic isolation of the voltage supply and 1-wire bus from the sensor, contain a co-processor for determining the measured values and filtering on the incoming and outgoing connections for the 1-wire bus system for optimum range. All connections are equipped with overvoltage protection.

Intended use:

  • Smart Garden: Pinpoint control of irrigation, matched to actual needs, avoiding under- and over-watering for lawns, home growing, hedges, balcony and patio plants, flower beds
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  • Horticulture farms: Optimisation of irrigation for outdoor vegetables, asparagus, potatoes, sugar beet, berries and tree fruit, viticulture, hops as well as in seed production
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  • Research & Teaching: Determination and recording of matrix potential as well as soil temperature (with optional pod temperature sensor)
Application areas:

  • Turf areas: Measuring the soil moisture of turf areas for the most economical watering
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  • Balcony planting, vegetable beds: Optimal control of irrigation to the point for maximum yield
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  • Large potted plants, palms: Soil in the pot has only a small volume available. The risk of over- or under-watering is particularly high here. Therefore, regulation on the basis of measurement is also very sensible. This also applies in particular to palms whose root balls - and sometimes also the trunk - need to be heated in winter. With an optional temperature sensor, the temperature in the pot / root ball can also be monitored and recorded - in addition to the humidity.
  • Greenhouses, farms: Best yield with a water requirement precisely matched to the respective plant. Control through recording and evaluation with the Timberwolf Server.
  • Sports area irrigation: Control of irrigation of golf courses and sports fields
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Main features:

  • Measurement principle:Determination of plant available water by measuring the electrical resistance of the matrix potential of the soil and converting it to soil suction voltage
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  • Measuring range: Soil suction voltage from 1 to 2,000 hectopascals (alternatively also 1 - 200 centibars or pF value 0 - 3.3)
  • Temperature compensation: In the Timberwolf Server, if separate 1-wire sleeve sensor for measurement in the soil is connected
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  • Galvanic isolation: Double galvanic isolation of the power supply and the data transmission to the 1-Wire bus system
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  • Calibration & Maintenance: No calibration and no maintenance of assembly or the sensor element necessary
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  • Data transmission: Interference-free digital data transmission, no distortions due to line or contact resistances
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  • Overvoltage protection: All ports are individually protected up to 30 kV and 25 A (8/20 us)
  • Plug'n'Play: This sensor is automatically recognised by the Timberwolf Server, all necessary formulas and characteristic curves are automatically taken into account and integrated
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  • Foreign systems / Loxone / OpenHAB / IPS: The sensor can be used with all foreign systems known to us as well as the Loxone Miniserver. All necessary formulas are given in the product description.
  • Material housing: The sensor element itself is buried, the evaluation electronics can be installed 100 m away from it. For installations of the electronics in the garden, an optional ALU housing set IP67 with all seals is available
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ISE 2020 Amsterdam

FEB. 2020: INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE 2020 FROM 11 - 14 February 2020

We will be there again this year. Please visit us at ISE in Amsterdam from 11 to 14 February 2020. You will find us in the RAI at the KNX partner stand in Hall 9, Stand 9-F120.

We will present our multi-interface and multi-protocol servers and will be happy to inform you about all available variants and the new performance features for 2020.

We show among others:
  • Timberwolf Server 950Q - the powerhouse with 9 processors and 10 interfaces on 6 HP
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  • Timberwolf Server 2600 - powerful server with integrated UPS
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  • New! ekey Home & ekey Multi - We now support the ekey Home and ekey Multi access systems. It has never been so easy to integrate fingerprint verification, codepad and RFID into KNX, MODBUS, 1-Wire and MQTT.
  • New! Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU - The Timberwolf Server will support Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP from winter 2020/2021. Loadable device profiles make commissioning much easier. This allows any Modbus devices to be integrated into the Timberwolf Server and all supported protocols and logic modules.
  • New! MQTT - The Timberwolf Server will also support the IoT protocol MQTT with local MQTT broker from spring 2021.
We look forward to your visit and to showing you the many features of the Timberwolf Server. The simple operation of the responsive web APP will inspire you.




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SEP. 2019: TIMBERWOLF SERVER 350Q - LATE ACTIVATION TO 950Q

For customers who do not need all interfaces and possibilities of the Timberwolf Server 950Q, we now offer the Timberwolf Server as model 350Q - with reduced activation. With this new model, the serial interfaces CAN, RS-232 and RS-485 are not activated. Otherwise, the models 350Q and 950Q do not differ. All software features remain the same and all extensions can be connected.
A later upgrade to the complete functionality of the Timberwolf Server 950Q - i.e. the activation of all serial interfaces - will be offered at a later date.


The server is equipped with 4 cores ARM Cortex A9 with 2 GB RAM and further 5 co-processors for maximum real-time capability. The internal pSLC eMMC flash comprises 16 GB. In addition, a µSD card is included for backup.

Main features:

  • Power: ARM Cortex A9 CPU with 4 cores at 800 MHz, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB pSLC SSD
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  • Realtime capable: Support by 5 CoProcessors for KNX, DMX, 1-Wire and two Crypto-Chips for secure signature and encryption of flash and backup
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  • Backup: Industrial Grade µSD card with 4 GB pSLC Flash (built-in)
  • Durability: Optimized passive cooling of flash and processor enables long life
  • Housing: Plastic housing, labelled on all sides
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  • Low energy consumption: approx. 2.5 Watt (approx. 22 kWh/year = approx. 6 EUR)
  • Functions: Visu, logic, KNX, 1-Wire, VPN, time series, Grafana, bus monitoring, own containers, ETS Inside
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  • Connections: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, KNX-TP 256, up to 3 x 1-Wire, 10-24 VDC
The features of the Timberwolf Server are continuously developed and are available at the push of a button ("in-system update"). An average of three major and about six medium firmware updates and upgrades are offered per year. The kernel and operating system updates contained in these updates keep the system up to date and secure at all times.



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MARCH 2019: TIMBERWOLF SERVER 960Q - 12 INTERFACES AT 6 TE

We are now delivering the Timberwolf Server 960Q, the further expanded server in the REG housing for the top-hat rail. This variant offers 12 interfaces with a width of 6 TE.

Compared to the 950Q model, this server is additionally equipped with WLAN and SP/DIF audio out. This model has about 20 times the performance of the previous WireGate server (which we introduced in 2009). The Timberwolf Server 960Q is equipped with 4 cores ARM Cortex A9 with 2 GB RAM and further 5 co-processors for maximum real-time capability. Despite its very compact dimensions, the server has 12 interfaces for 1-Wire, CAN bus (for later extensions), RS-232, KNX-TP 256, two RS-485 interfaces for DMX or mixed with Modbus RTU as well as USB, WLAN and SP/DIF. The internal pSLC eMMC flash comprises 16 GB. In addition, a µSD card is included for backup.

Main features:

  • Power: ARM Cortex A9 CPU with 4 cores at 800 MHz, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB pSLC SSD
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  • Realtime capable: Support by 5 CoProcessors for KNX, DMX, 1-Wire and two Crypto-Chips for secure signature and encryption of flash and backup
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  • Backup: Industrial Grade µSD card with 16 GB pSLC Flash (built-in)
  • Durability: Optimized passive cooling of flash and processor enables long life
  • Housing: Plastic housing, labelled on all sides
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  • Low energy consumption: approx. 2.5 Watt (approx. 22 kWh/year = approx. 6 EUR)
  • Functions: Visu, logic, KNX, 1-Wire, VPN, time series, Grafana, bus monitoring, own containers, ETS Inside
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  • Connections: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, KNX-TP 256, RS232, CAN, up to 3 x 1-Wire, 2 x RS-485, SP/DIF Audio out, 10-24 VDC
  • WLAN: This model is equipped with WLAN for particularly easy commissioning
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The features of the Timberwolf Server are continuously being developed and are available at the push of a button ("in-system update"). On average, three major and six medium firmware updates and upgrades are offered per year. The kernel and operating system updates contained in these updates keep the system up to date and secure at all times.



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JAN. 2019: TIMBERWOLF SERVER 950Q - 10 INTERFACES AT 6 TE

We are now shipping the Timberwolf Server 950Q, our first server model in a compact REG housing for easy DIN rail mounting. This server offers 10 interfaces with a width of only 6 TE.

This server is very compact and has about 20 times the performance of the previous WireGate server (available from 2009). The server is equipped with 4 cores ARM Cortex A9 with 2 GB RAM and another 5 co-processors for maximum real-time capability. Despite its very compact dimensions, the server has 10 interfaces for 1-Wire, CAN bus (for later extensions), RS-232, KNX-TP 256, two RS-485 interfaces for DMX or mixed with Modbus RTU as well as USB. The internal pSLC eMMC flash comprises 16 GB. In addition, a µSD card is included for backup.

Main features:

  • Power: ARM Cortex A9 CPU with 4 cores at 800 MHz, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB pSLC SSD
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  • Realtime capable: Support by 5 CoProcessors for KNX, DMX, 1-Wire and two Crypto-Chips for secure signature and encryption of flash and backup
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  • Backup: Industrial Grade µSD card with 16 GB pSLC Flash (built-in)
  • Durability: Optimized passive cooling of flash and processor enables long life
  • Housing: Plastic housing, labelled on all sides
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  • Low energy consumption: approx. 2.5 Watt (approx. 22 kWh/year = approx. 6 EUR)
  • Functions: Visu, logic, KNX, 1-Wire, VPN, time series, Grafana, bus monitoring, own containers, ETS Inside
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  • Connections: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, KNX-TP 256, RS232, CAN, up to 3 x 1-Wire, 2 x RS-485, 10-24 VDC
  • WLAN: As a variant with WLAN, the model 960Q will be available in future
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The performance features of the Timberwolf Server are continuously being further developed and are available at the push of a button ("in-system update"). On average, three major and about six medium firmware updates and upgrades are offered per year. The kernel and operating system updates contained in these updates keep the system up to date and secure at all times.





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DEC. 2018: TIMBERWOLF SERVER 2600 - INCL. UPS

We are now shipping the Timberwolf Server 2600. This model differs from the 2500 model by a built-in UPS, additional interfaces for CAN and SP/DIF audio and the option for a 5 TB HDD.

This model has the same power as the Timberwolf Server models 2400 and 2500, but is equipped with dual power supply connections (screwable) and a UPS integrated in the housing. In addition, further interfaces such as CAN (screwable, for later extensions) and SP/DIF Audio Out are included. The power button is illuminated with RGB LEDs for status feedback. Additional active cooling is included to increase the service life. The SD card included in the scope of delivery is plugged in from the rear for easy replacement. Optionally, the server can also be equipped with a 5 GB HDD. The housing has a recess for a Kensington lock
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Main features:

  • Power: AMD 64 bit CPU with 4 cores at 1 GHz, 4 GB ECC RAM, up to 1 TB SSD, opt. 5 TB HDD
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  • Realtime capable: Support by 2 CoProcessors for KNX and a Crypto-Chip for secure signature and encryption of flash and backup
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  • Backup: Industrial Grade SD card with 8 or 16 GB pSLC Flash (built-in)
  • Durability: Optimised passive and active cooling of UPS, HDD; SSD and processor enables long life and use in warmer environments (e.g. control cabinets with higher waste heat)
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  • Housing: Solid ALU housing, milled from the solid block, in six colours, laser-marked
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  • Low energy consumption: approx. 7 - 14 watts, depending on options (approx. 60-120 kWh/year = approx. 17-34 EUR)
  • Functions: Visu, logic, KNX, 1-Wire, VPN, time series, Grafana, bus monitoring, own containers, ETS Inside
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  • Connections: 3 x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB 3.0, KNX-TP, RS232, CAN, SP/DIF jack, 2 x 12 VDC
  • WLAN: Optionally with WLAN and two antennas
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The features of the Timberwolf Server are continuously developed and are available at the push of a button ("in-system update"). On average, three major and about six medium firmware updates and upgrades are offered per year. The kernel and operating system updates contained in these updates keep the system up to date and secure at all times.





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AUG. 2018: TIMBERWOLF SERVER 2500 - INCL. KNX-TP INTERFACE

From now on we deliver the Timberwolf Server 2500, which was available for pre-order since Easter. This model differs from the 2400 model in that it has a built-in KNX-TP interface.

This model has the same performance as the model 2400, but is equipped with a KNX-TP interface integrated in the housing, which additionally supports up to 25 simultaneous KNXnet/IP tunnels.

Main features:

  • Power: AMD 64 bit CPU with 4 cores at 1 GHz, 4 GB ECC RAM, up to 1 TB SSD
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  • Realtime capable: Support by 2 CoProcessors for KNX and a Crypto-Chip for secure signature and encryption of flash and backup
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  • Backup: Industrial Grade SD card with 8 or 16 GB pSLC Flash (built-in)
  • Durability: Optimised cooling of SSD and processor enables long life
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  • Housing: Solid ALU housing, milled from solid block, in six colours, laser-etched
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  • Low energy consumption: approx. 7 watts (approx. 60 kWh/year = approx. 17 EUR)
  • Functions: Visu, logic, KNX, 1-Wire, VPN, time series, Grafana, bus monitoring, own containers, ETS Inside
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  • Connections: 3 x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB 3.0, KNX-TP, RS232, 12 VDC
The features of the Timberwolf Server are continuously developed and are available at the push of a button ("in-system update"). An average of three major and about six medium firmware updates and upgrades are offered per year. The kernel and operating system updates contained in these updates keep the system up to date and secure at all times.





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Aug. 2018: NEW! OVERVOLTAGE CONNECTORS FLASH TYPE FOR KNX-TP AND KNX AID VOLTAGE

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Two-stage surge arrester with very low protection level and outstanding short response time.

With the new surge arrester for KNX, we are establishing our new "BlitzART" product series. This designation stands for our innovative surge protection products.

The design as two-stage surge protection, in which a strong surge arrester is combined with a very fast surge arrester, in conjunction with a very low-impedance PE connection, previously impossible parameters are achieved for improved protection. This BlitzART KNX surge arrester thus enables an approximately 20-fold better protective effect at 1,000 amps compared to conventional products.

  • Application: KNX-TP or KNX auxiliary voltage, bus terminals in rt/sw and ws/ge are supplied
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  • Protection elements: Max protection by four flashover paths, all flashover paths bidirectional
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  • Reaction time: better 40 ps (more than 1000 times faster than conventional products)
  • Certification: Tested with 1,000 A according to DIN in accredited lightning laboratory
  • Protection level rt/sw: only 220V (for test C2 with 1 kA)
  • Protection level sw/PE: 220V only (for test C2 with 1 kA)
  • Protection level rt/PE: only 370V (at test C2 with 1 kA)


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AUG. 2018: OPENING FORUM AND KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR TIMBERWOLF SERVER, 1-WIRE AND BLITZART

To keep our customers optimally informed, we have set up our own forum. Here we inform about new functions and offer quick support. Questions are answered several times a day by the ElabNET support team, and the developers of the Timberwolf Server also read in. The forum can be reached at forum.timberwolf.io.

In our new forum we offer support for WireGate Server, Timberwolf Server, 1-Wire Sensors & Actuators as well as BlitzART surge protection products.

Note as of 23 June 2021: The forum has been wonderfully received by our customers. As of today, we have 32,500 posts in 2825 topics. We thank you for the respectful and helpful interaction and look forward to connecting with you.


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FEB. 2018: TIMBERWOLF SERVER 2100

The Timberwolf Server 2100 is now available. This model differs from the 2400 model in terms of housing and computing power.

This model is designed as a low-cost variant. This server uses two CPU cores with 600 MHz each. Thus, it has about 1/3 of the performance compared to the other desktop models. The server is available for order now.

Main features:

  • Power: AMD 64 bit CPU with 2 cores at 600 MHz, 4 GB ECC RAM, up to 1 TB SSD
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  • Security: Crypto chip support for secure signature and encryption of flash and backup
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  • Backup: Industrial Grade SD card with 2GB pSLC Flash (built-in)
  • Case: ALU sheet metal case, in four colours, laser-etched
  • Low energy consumption: approx. 5 Watt (approx. 45 kWh/year = approx. 13 EUR)
  • Functions: Visu, Logic, KNX, 1-Wire, VPN, Time Series, Bus Monitoring
  • Connections: 3 x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB 3.0, RS232, 12 VDC
The features of the Timberwolf Server are continuously developed and are available at the push of a button ("in-system update"). An average of three major and about six medium firmware updates and upgrades are offered per year. The kernel and operating system updates contained in these updates keep the system up to date and secure at all times.
Note as of 28 December 2020: The Timberwolf Server 2100 has now been discontinued and is no longer available. We recommend the Timberwolf Server 2500 or the REG variants 350Q or 960Q as a replacement.


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NOV. 2017: KNX BUS TOPPLER FOR TIMBERWOLF SERVER

Fitting the new Timberwolf Server 2400 (and in the future the model 2100) we offer the KNX bus coupler "TP-UART". Up to three such KNX bus couplers can be connected to a Timberwolf Server (for further logging, among other things)
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This KNX bus coupler "KNX TP-UART USB" is used for direct communication of the Timberwolf Server (all models) with the EIB / KNX installation bus via KNX-TP (twisted pair). The connection to the server is made via USB with the cable supplied (also via USB hub). The KNX stack of the Timberwolf Server has 8,000 KNX universal objects, these can be associated with up to 65,000 group addresses. This bus coupler also supports one (1) KNXnet/IP tunnel for visualisation or programming from the ETS. The bus coupler is automatically recognised by the Timberwolf Server. Administration is carried out via the web APP included in the Timberwolf Server.

Main features:

  • Application: This KNX bus coupler "KNX TP-UART USB" is intended for use with the Timberwolf Server, especially for the models 2100 and 2400, which do not contain an integrated KNX interface
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  • Design: Modular housing with 1 TE width
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  • KNX Medium: KNX TP 256, current consumption less than 10 mA
  • Compatibility: Contains KNX certified Infineon chip TP-UART2+ for maximum data throughput
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  • Features: KNX bus coupler for KNX stack in Timberwolf Server as well as KNXnet/IP tunneling
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  • Galvanic isolation: Galvanic isolation 4 kV between USB and KNX-TP
  • Overvoltage protection: All connections are equipped with overvoltage protection
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  • Indicators: 3 LEDs for USB, data transmission and KNX-TP
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  • Connectors: USB 2.0 and KNX-TP
  • Power supply: The USB part of the circuit is supplied from the USB port, the KNX part of the circuit via KNX-TP
Please note that this KNX bus coupler "KNX TP-UART USB" can NOT be connected to a PC. This is NOT a "USB interface" for use with KNX under Windows. This bus coupler is exclusively an accessory for the Timberwolf Server for connection to the KNX-TP.

Note as of 23 June 2021: This KNX bus coupler is currently not available. We expect to be able to resume delivery in July 2021.


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NOV. 2017: TIMBERWOLF SERVER 2400

We are now shipping the Timberwolf Server 2400. This is the first model in our new "Timberwolf Server" product line. Eight years after the rollout of the legendary WireGate Server, we are presenting the completely redesigned successor. With this, we are implementing the many requests that have been made to us in recent years.

The new Timberwolf Server is about 50 times more powerful than the previous WireGate Server. The software's performance features are significantly expanded compared to the WireGate Server. The new software architecture allows almost unlimited expansion of the bus systems and protocols. Convenient export/import functions are available for migration from the Wiregate Server. In addition, we provide the "Timberwolf Importer" app for the ETS, which easily creates the KNX objects and their link with group addresses in the ETS application of the Timberwolf Server.

Main features:

  • Power: AMD 64 bit CPU with 4 cores at 1 GHz, 4 GB ECC RAM, up to 1 TB SSD
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  • Security: Crypto chip support for secure signature and encryption of flash and backup
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  • Backup: Industrial Grade SD card with 8 GB pSLC Flash (built-in)
  • Durability: Optimized cooling of SSD and processor enables long life
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  • Housing: Solid ALU housing, milled from solid block, in six colours, laser-etched
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  • Low energy consumption: approx. 7 watts (approx. 60 kWh/year = approx. 17 EUR)
  • Functions: Visu, logic, KNX, 1-Wire, VPN, time series, Grafana, bus monitoring, own containers, ETS Inside
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  • Connections: 3 x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB 3.0, RS232, 12 VDC
The features of the Timberwolf Server are continuously developed and are available at the push of a button ("in-system update"). An average of three major and about six medium firmware updates and upgrades are offered per year. The kernel and operating system updates contained in these updates keep the system up to date and secure at all times.
Note from 23 June 2021: The Timberwolf Server 2400 is currently not available because a necessary accessory (KNX bus coupler TP-UART) has to be produced again. We expect to be able to resume delivery in July 2021.




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NOV. 2018: NEW BOOK HOME AUTOMATION WITH KNX, DALI, 1-WIRE AND CO.

The New Heinle. The second updated and 1300-page expanded edition of the standard work on home automation. If you want to automate your home professionally with KNX, 1-Wire, Dali and Co. then this is your book.

The second edition now also takes into account ETS5 and OpenHAB2 and contains many new sections on the new Timberwolf Server, IP-Symcon, io:Broker, the eKey system, special gateways from ISE, Glastaster 2 Smart as well as the MeTa from Enertex, the Asano system and KNX-RF for existing buildings. The book has also been expanded in details, e.g. on DALI and lighting control, the planning section has been expanded to include room book, distribution boards, terminals, installation boxes, circuit diagram, biometric access control and the basic section has been expanded to include the new fire protection switches, 1-wire power supply and energy saving.
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From the contents:

  • All the basics: electrics, intelligent building technology, networking, programming, Linux administration
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  • Concepts, standards, procedures and planning
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  • Clear answers on smarthome right away, prepare and retrofit
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  • Basic knowledge about electrical installation, tools and materials required
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  • Complete equipment: sensors, actuators, drives, interface, gateways, logic machines and much more
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  • Central software: ETS, Home Server Expert, Kodi, MPD and much more
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  • Setting up multi-room audio, home cinema and networking
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  • Bus systems presented: KNX, DALI, 1-Wire, EnOcean, RS-232, RS-485, DMX, ZigBee, Ethernet and WLAN, SMI
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  • Basics KNX, KNX-TP, KNX-PL, KNX-RF, topologies, structure, protocols, physical addresses and group addresses
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  • Basics 1-Wire, master, slaves, iButtons, connection, topology, cabling
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  • Best practice: the golden and silver rules of smarthome installation
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  • Free automation: eibd, linknx, OWFS, OpenHAB, FHEM, SmartHome.py
  • Visualisation/control: via room controller, touch panel PC, smartphone or web browser
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  • Home security with alarm system, cameras and access control
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  • Integrate telephone, door communication, intelligent household appliances, smart metering and much more
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  • Money-saving shopping tips and immediately applicable practical solutions
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The book is available now in bookshops or from the publisher. For €5 extra, the buyer now also receives the EBook in addition, this bundle is only available from the publisher (free shipping).


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MARCH 2018: LIGHT + BUILDING IN FRANKFURT

We will be there again this year - even twice. You will find us twice at the fair. Once at the KNX partner stand (Hall 8.0 Stand F98) and for the first time also at our own stand D46 in Hall 9.0.

At our own stand we have plenty of space for your visit on 70 m². On 8 steles we show you the many fantastic possibilities with the Timberwolf Server. With us you will be advised directly by the developers. The team is complemented by two experienced integrators: Sepp Lausch and Stefan Heinle are looking forward to advising you on all other topics related to the smarthome.

We present:

  • Timberwolf Server 950Q - the powerhouse with 9 processors and 10 interfaces on 6 HP
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  • Timberwolf Server 2600 - our top model with CAN, SP/DIF, 5 TB and integrated UPS
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  • Timberwolf Server 2500 - with internal KNX interface for 25 tunnels
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  • Timberwolf Server 2400 - the strong server for beginners
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  • Timberwolf Server & 1-Wire the new features with 1-Wire
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  • Timberwolf Server & KNX - 8,000 objects and 65,000 group addresses
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  • Timberwolf Server & KNX - Logging up to 1 billion telegrams and bus monitor
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  • Timberwolf Server & KNX - KNXnet/IP with up to 25 tunnels simultaneously
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  • Timberwolf Server & DMX - we show 1024 simultaneous dimmed LEDs
  • Timberwolf Server & Time Series - recording thousands of individual time series
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  • Timberwolf Server & Grafana - Dashboards for Buslog and the time series
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  • Timberwolf Server & Logic - Logic creation & real-time debugging
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  • Timberwolf Server & Visu - Creating responsive visualisations with Comet Visu
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We look forward to your visit and to presenting the many features of the Timberwolf Servers to you. The simple operation of the responsive web APP will inspire you.


ISE 2018 Amsterdam

FEB. 2018: INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE 2018 - WE ARE THERE!

Visit us at ISE in Amsterdam from 6 to 9 February 2018. You will find us in the RAI at the KNX partner stand in Hall 9, Stand 9-F120.

We will present our new product line of Timberwolf Servers and unique performance features.

We will show you, among other things:

  • Timberwolf Server 950Q - the powerhouse with 9 processors and 10 interfaces on 6 TE
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  • Timberwolf Server 2400 - affordable smarthome server in an ALU housing
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  • Timberwolf Server 2500 - additional with integrated KNX-TP interface and 25 simultaneous tunnels
  • Timberwolf Server 2600 - additionally with integrated UPS, CAN bus and S/PDIF audio
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  • Features - KNX, 1-Wire, DMX. Logging, time series, logic, visu
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Our specialists will show you on site the revolutionary web APP for easy integration of sensors, creation of time series, visu & dashboards, evaluation of the bus monitors and data loggers.

We look forward to your visit, interesting discussions with you and a lively exchange of information.


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JAN. 2018: SOFTWARE UPDATES FOR WIREGATE SERVER

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The "WireGate Server" was launched by us at the end of 2008 and supported with free updates over a period of ten years. Below is a list of the most important updates since 2015.

To install an update, please click on the "Install update" icon on the Wiregate server user interface. The update process then runs automatically. Important information for the update will be displayed. All your previous settings are retained.
For complete information on the firmware for the WireGate server, please regularly check the following link Release-Notes. This link can also be accessed via the WireGate Server user interface (under "Updates").

Short overview of updates for the WireGate Server (from 2015):

  • January 2018 / V 1.4.2: Updating the OpenVPN certificate display, switching the certificate verification to SHA256
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  • June 2017 / V 1.4.0: Data export for migration to Timberwolf Server improved
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  • May 2017 / V 1.3.5: various improvements and bug fixes for 1-Wire IOs
  • April 2017 / V 1.3.4: Support for 1-Wire Sensor VOC 3.0
  • January 2017 / V 1.3.3: Support for KNX telegrams with main values greater than '15'
  • November 2016 / V 1.3.2: with first version of export tool for migration to Timberwolf Server
  • June 2016 / V 1.3.0: with update to CometVisu V 0.92; interface improvements; many small improvements and fixes
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  • January 2016 / V 1.2.6: support for new 1-Wire couplers, new alarm feature
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  • November 2015 / V 1.2.3: Improved warnings for unclean user plugins, many small improvements and fixes
  • October 2015 / V 1.2.0: Enhancements in backup, Small fixes in help
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  • May 2015 / V 1.1.10: Extensive revision of the backup; Many small improvements and fixes
For all details and all updates from 2009 onwards, please read the following link to release notes.


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JAN. 2018: CATALOGUE FOR NEW PRODUCT LINE TIMBERWOLF SERVER

We are launching sales of our new Timberwolf Server product line in spring 2018.

Our new catalogue clearly guides you through our new and extensive range of Smarthome Servers:

- Selection: Thirteen different basic models for all tasks
. - Configurable: Scope of flash and backup, WLAN and colour freely configurable
- Performance features: Extensive software equipment with strong performance features
- Desktop models: Five variants in one- and two-litre enclosures
- Powerful: Up to 4 cores AMD64 at x 1 GHz each / 4 GB ECC RAM / up to 1 TB Flash
- Durable: Housing for desktop variants milled from the full ALU block
- DIN top-hat rail: Three server models in REG enclosure with 6 TE
- Variety of connections: KNX, 1-WIRE, CAN, RS232, RS485, DMX, Modbus, USB, LAN
- 1-Wire Plug'n'Play: Plug'n'Play recognition of our 1-Wire products
- Data recording KNX I: Recording up to 1 billion KNX telegrams for analysis
- Data recording KNX II: Thousands of time series over several years
- Data recording 1-Wire: Automatic recording from connection
- Visualisation: CometVisu pre-installed
- Extensibility: Support for users' containers on all servers
- ETS Inside: APP with ETS Inside Server included
- Logic engine: Logic engine with intuitive interface and real-time behaviour
- Remote access: Worldwide access with browser (TLS) or OpenVPN
- All end devices: Web APP for administration, almost any end device with browser is sufficient

Note as of 23 June 2021: The Timberwolf Server catalogue is currently being revised. Please subscribe to the newsletter, we will inform you as soon as the revised catalogue is available again.



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MARCH 2016: COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING MANUAL FOR 1-WIRE


Our planning guide for 1-Wire in the Smarthome is aimed at home builders, electrical installers and system integrators.

Our new planning manual contains many explanations on the topics:

- Sensors and actuators: What makes a smarthome really smart?
- A comparison: Development of smart vehicles and smart homes.
- Application area: Which sensors are suitable for what.
- 1-Wire bus system: Principle, structure and benefits of sensor networks with 1-Wire.
- 1-Wire bus master: Overview of 1-Wire bus masters as system components.
- 1-Wire topology: Which routing topology is suitable for 1-Wire busmasters.
- 1-Wire installation cables: Overview of available cable types.
- 1-Wire bus masters: Overview of the 1-Wire bus masters as system components.
- In-house installation: Hints and tips for installation in the building.
- 1-Wire sensors: Overview of available sensors for indoor and outdoor.
- Tips & Tricks: Tips for mounting sensors and avoiding errors.
- Troubleshooting: Hints for troubleshooting 1-Wire networks.

Note as of 23 June 2021: The planning manual is currently being revised. Please subscribe to the newsletter, we will inform you as soon as the revised planning manual is available again.



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MARCH 2016: MAIN CATALOGUE FOR SERVER, KNX and 1-WIRE

OUR CATALOG FOR SERVER; KNX AND 1-WIRE FOR HOUSE BUILDERS, ELECTRICAL INSTALLERS AND SYSTEM INTEGRATORS.

Our catalogue guides you clearly through our entire product range and exciting topics:

- Servers: A first overview of our new servers 950 and 2xxx.
- 1-Wire bus system: Principle, structure and benefits of sensor networks with 1-Wire.
- 1-Wire sensors: Overview of available sensors for indoor and outdoor.
- 1-Wire Busmaster: The Professional Busmaster for 240 sensors.
- L-Series: All our probes and sensors with assembled cable.
- Multisensors in probe housing: Multisensors with cable up to 15 m.
- S-series: Room temperature sensors and room multisensor.
- K-series: Housing temperature sensor in polyamide housing.
- K-Series: Duct temperature sensor in polyamide housing.
- K-Series: Screw-in temperature sensor in polyamide housing.
- B-Series: Sensors and multisensors for flush mounting.
- B-Series: Mixed gas sensors VOC for flush mounting.
- B-Series: Multi-IO modules for 2 to 6 Universal IO for flush mounting.
- C-Series: Compact sensors and IO in surface-mounted housing for indoor and outdoor.
- CR-series: Compact sensors for surface mounting made of aluminium - especially for cold rooms.
- Z-series: Very small sensors for the central plate.
- A-series: Special modules for LED control.
- Couplers: The couplers for the "old" bus masters.

Note of 23 June 2021: We have withdrawn the catalogue as print catalogue is no longer state of the art. Instead, we are expanding our online presence and will present our innovations online in the future.





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NOV. 2015: MULTISENSORS IN THE MEASURING SENSOR CASE

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The proven multisensors now also as cable sensor with stainless steel sleeve with and filter cap made of stainless steel or polyamide. Including shielded connection cable made of PVC with 5, 10 or 25m length. Ideal for measuring moisture in cavities, insulation and hard-to-reach places (wooden beam ceilings, in insulating materials as well as under shower trays and bathtubs).

Application examples:

- KWL / HKL: Measurement of temperature and humidity in ventilation pipes
- Insulation: Measurement of temperature, humidity and dew point in insulation
- Leakage warning: Measurement of humidity under bathtubs / shower trays
- Radiation sensor: For concealed mounting in own enclosures (e.g. birdhouses)
- Cavity monitoring: For monitoring air humidity in cavities


Main features:

- Design: robust probe housing with screw-on cap and lead
. - Measurement: Precise measurement of temperature and relative humidity
- Calculation: Dew point and absolute humidity in the WireGate Server
- Plug'n'Play: Versions for our servers with Flash. No configuration necessary
- Loxone / OpenHAB / IPS / OEM: Versions for third-party servers without Plug'n'Play Flash available
. - Material housing: stainless steel, filter cap made of stainless steel or polyamide (depending on model)
- Connecting cable: PVC, black, shielded; length as specified in the article
- Electronics 3rd generation: Overvoltage protection; high-frequency filter; auto-parasitic circuit
- Lowest power consumption: Multisensor max. 1.6 mW
- Humidity protection: PCB coated with fluoropolymer; pressure compensation through filter cap
. - Warranty: Professional Line with 3 years warranty (please refer to the warranty statement at the end of each product description).


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NEW Z-SERIES SENSORS WITH AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR

Hereby we introduce the Z series. These are sensors designed for installation in the central plate of a sensor insert. All three versions will include the new ambient light sensor V 2.0.

Special features of the ambient light sensor:

- Extremely wide usable range: The ambient light sensor can be used from 1 lux (candle at a distance of approx. 1 m) up to 200,000 lux (full sunlight).
- High resolution in twilight: The resolution is logarithmic and thus very high, especially in twilight or near darkness.
- Application: Suitability for controlling a shade as well as for constant light control.
- Compatibility: Software support is included in the WireGate multifunction gateway from PL36. For users of other software platforms, a developer data sheet with the calculation formulas will be available approximately two weeks after availability.
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3 versions:

- Version analog ambient light sensor: Assembly only with sensor as accessory for connection to the evaluation circuit included in the multisensors BMS or AMS via current interface 0-50 uA .
- Version 1-Wire ambient light sensor: Assembly with its own 1-Wire connection and temperature sensor. A multisensor for evaluation is not required here.
- Version 1-Wire ambient light multisensor UMS incl. measurement of temperature and humidity: In this version, the module contains an integrated multisensor in addition to a 1-Wire ambient light sensor. The performance characteristics with regard to the measurement of temperature and humidity correspond to the AMS / BMS multisensors of the B series. Including overvoltage protection. In this version also well combinable with the already released multi-IO modules of the B series with up to 6 IOs in one flush-mounted box.
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All ambient light sensors of the Z series in 10 versions:

- Finished in central plate - 7 colour variants: These assemblies are optimised for installation in the central plate for the Berker sensor insert (for flush mounting). This makes integration into almost any switch range particularly easy. We therefore offer the three versions described above each ready-installed in a central plate - in seven colour variants.
- For self-mounting - with or without mounting kit in 3 variants: Alternatively, we also offer the modules (in all three versions) for self-mounting in three variants. On the one hand without mounting kit, and on the other hand with the recommended mounting material with special VHB adhesive tape and fibre optic cable. In addition, a version with mounting material and special 4.2 mm drill bit is also available.