In the same way as broadcasted television and video playback has changed into streaming, IP-TV and “on-demand” watching whenever you like, wherever you like, also playback of music is changing. A music system should nowadays be a part of the home automation system, being able to set-up for different scenarios. It should also be able to be controlled from where ever you want.
Sounds like a perfect solution ? The lack of possible ways to integrate with these products, made many home automation integrators needed to go for other solutions.
The Sonos OpenRemote integration – With the Sonos OpenRemote integration your music solution comes one step closer to a fully integrated home automation system. Now you can control your Sonos music system not only by the dedicated Sonos remote or by your phone. Sonos OpenRemote integration also makes it possible to control functions like “change track” or “increase the volume” as in my case by KNX devices like physical buttons, or automated by deﬁned events such as “turn of the music when I leave the house”.
The OpenRemote integration adds the most common commands to your own OpenRemote (UI) graphical user interface layout such as play/pause/next track/volume etc, as well as add the possibilities of display information like the current track playing. Another additional feature, is that it´s now possible to reach the Sonos system outside your local WiFi network.