MIYO conquers Google Home & now also runs with LOXONE

It finally exists - the possibility of only having one sensor in a garden area. No automatic irrigation, just control. Thanks to the latest integrations is MIYO now also via Loxone and Google Home controllable. This makes gardening easier for millions of users and, thanks to the sensible use of resources, is a further step towards climate protection.

New Smart Garden function

The intelligent Smart Garden Innovation MIYO supplies green spaces fully automatically, environmentally friendly and needs-based. In order to maintain full control of the soil moisture even with raised beds and potted plants, there is now a new function that only allows sensors to be connected to the MIYO app and the corresponding data to be determined. This means you always know exactly when the earth is dry. Manual watering is possible without using up the valuable resource water unnecessarily.

MIYO is now offering four combination options and functions. The cube, the "brain" of the MIYO garden irrigation system, always acts as the central interfaces:

  1. One sensor measures data such as soil moisture, temperature and brightness and forwards them to the valve for fully automatic irrigation.
  2. One sensormeasures the relevant data and several valves control the needs-based irrigation of several water pipes and garden areas.
  3. Just a valve (without sensor) can be controlled and operated remotely with the MIYO app.
  4. Just an energy self-sufficient sensortransmits its measurement data to the MIYO app. The respective plants and areas are then watered manually depending on requirements or the status of the soil moisture.

The MIYO plugin for LOXONE

In our home and garden, an average of 150 building technology and entertainment electronics devices are controlled today. None of the devices knows exactly what das others are doing or whatever the resident wants.

With Loxone Smart Home on the other hand, everything is controlled by a central core, a small mini server. The system behind Loxone takes care of most tasks relating to safety, comfort and energy efficiency by itself and has done it a million times over for many years. ViRaTec can now proudly announce that a MIYO fan and tech-savvy customer has programmed a plug-in for easy operation and integration with Loxone and made it available as an open source for all MIYO owners. Also one detailed instructions is available online here for installation. The plug-in programmed and documented in detail by our customer builds a websocket interface to the MIYO Cube and sends the messages received via it to the Loxone mini server in a format that is easy for Loxone to process. These incoming messages for the MIYO irrigation system from the mini server via UDP (minimal, connectionless network protocols) are received by the plug-in and in turn passed on to the cube via websocket.

Thus, not only can the data from the MIYO system (such as temperature or soil moisture, or the status of the valves) be visualized or further processed in Loxone, but the irrigation valves can also be controlled using their own logics within Loxone.

MIYO conquers Google Home

Above all, it is our express wishesr customers owed to be able to switch MIYO or irrigation on and off via the voice control assistant Google Home. Once activated by saying the words “Ok Google” or “Hey Google”, you can use your voice to transmit a corresponding command to the assistant. We want to make life a little easier for our customers and make their smart home even more efficient.

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