New: Loxone Config and App 12.1

Luke Murphy
17th June 2021 in Technology
As of today, Loxone Config & App 12.1 is available to download – bringing new functionality and improvements, as well as new Function Blocks, interfaces, templates and much more! This free update further opens up the possibilities for intelligent building automation and makes your Loxone installations even better.
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Trust –
user administration across Miniservers*

With the new Trust function, user data such as passwords and access authorisations can be transferred to several Miniservers. This feature has been specifically developed to enable the simple exchange of user data across multiple buildings – for example, in a company with several office locations or a building complex with several independent Miniservers.

*The trust functionality is only compatible with the 2nd generation Miniserver and Miniserver Go.

CSV Import

To make user administration even easier and more flexible, you can now import and update user data quickly and easily using a CSV file. An import template is available for download directly within Loxone Config.

New Function Blocks –
Energy Management

Energy Manager

This Function Block is used to optimise self-produced energy coming from solar panels, for example. If there is a surplus of energy being generated, up to 12 electrical devices can be switched on – to avoid energy being sent back to the grid. The Energy Manager can be seen from within the Loxone App, with the ability to set a user-defined time for completion – how long an electric car takes to charge, for example. 

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Load Manager

The new Load Manager monitors the current load in a building and protects against overload. When the pre-defined maximum power limit is exceeded, the loads assigned to the Function Block are disconnected and locked according to a set priority.

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New Function Blocks –
Temperature Management

New: HVAC Controller

With this new Function Block, you can control various HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems. This block is optimised for use with the Intelligent Room Controller to manage the heating or cooling source and its intelligent mode switching.

The current states and setting options of the “HVAC Controller” can be seen in the Loxone App.

Updated Intelligent Room Controller

The Intelligent Room Controller Function Block now manages room temperatures in a more effective way – with automatic switching between heating and cooling modes. In Version 12.1, both the Function Block itself and its appearance in the Loxone App have been updated.

Set different Comfort Temperatures for heating and cooling modes.

Furthermore, separate temperatures can be defined for when shading is used for heating or cooling.

The view of the current room temperature has been improved.

Set individual temperature timers easily and quickly.

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Android Support

Android Shortcuts

With version 12.1 it is now possible to save up to four actions from the Loxone App as shortcuts and access them quickly from your home screen.

Android Wear OS

Shortcuts are also available on wearable Android devices – meaning that important functions can be conveniently controlled from your wrist.

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Home Connect

Version 12.1 offers full integration of the Home Connect interface – meaning Bosch, Siemens and other supported household appliances can be easily and quickly integrated into a Loxone installation. This offers great added value, especially when it comes to energy management.

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Automatic Blinds –
setting end positions

With the new functionality of the “Automatic Blinds” Function Block, blinds can be put into Setting Mode in order to define the end positions. This means that maintenance of any automated blinds is now possible directly from the Loxone App.

This feature makes installation and commissioning easier in areas where the blinds are difficult to reach, such as multi-storey buildings.

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Automatic Designer Scenes

In the new version of Config, you can link a sequence of actions to a scene. A scene that is created using this method can then be added to the visualisation and controlled directly via the app. This means that your customers can intuitively create their own automation sequences.

New Function Blocks

Skylight Central

The new Skylight Central Function Block enables simple control of multiple skylights – allowing them to be centrally operated from the app. The status of all windows can also be seen at a glance.

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Irrigation

The new Irrigation Function Block makes watering plants a breeze. When watering is initiated, valves are activated one after the other for a set period of time, to ensure an even spread of water. Irrigation can be started manually via the Loxone App or, of course, it can be completely automated.

Support for new products

This release brings full support for some of our newest products: the Intercom, Button Air, and Wrist Button Air!

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…and much more 

In addition to the above highlights, there are several other innovations and improvements such as:

New templates: Stiebel Eltron, Negotica P1, SMA Sunny Boys, E+E Sensors and SOLARFOCUS.
Improvements to Auto Config
Remote Connect Service for China
Push Service for China

You can find more information about what is included in version 12.1 in the changelogs: Config and App.

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Download Now: Loxone Config & App 12.1

Discover the many new features in Loxone Config and App V12.1 for yourself!