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About philipp.schuster
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I have always been interested in technology. I learned from an early age how home electrics and heating worked, since my dad was obsessed with energy saving. I guess that all the DIY work and PLC programming with him lead me to where I am today.

I decided to study Electronic Engineering and Cybernetics at the University of Reading, where I wrote my Masters thesis on Low Power Wireless Sensor Networks. After 4 years spent studying I was itching to apply my knowledge, instead of just writing about it and joined WebBrick, a small UK start-up that made home automation products. During my time at WebBrick I picked up many valuable skills and learned more about the home automation industry in general. I found it to be extremely frustrating how inferior technology was sold at horrendous prices and how there were so many proprietary devices, that would not work with each other.

In 2010 I decided to build my own house to apply what I had learned during my time at WebBrick and also be able to experience living in an automated home.

After a year of consultancy in home automation during the final phases of my own building project I came across Loxone, an Austrian home automation company and was blown away with their products. Their products were simple to use, yet did not impose limits when designing your own logic, nor did they only work with a limited number of peripheral devices (switches etc.), but supported open interfaces. I realised that if I ever was to design a home automation solution from scratch, this is exactly how I would have done it. Following a meeting with the founders I made the decision to bring Loxone to the UK.
Location:
Reading, UK
Interests:
Home Automation, Kite Surfing, Triathlons
Occupation:
Managing Director of Loxone UK

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Home Automation Enthusiast and Head of Loxone in the UK.

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