Gira HomeServer

The on-board computer for intelligent buildings

The Gira HomeServer is the on-board computer for intelligent buildings. It connects the KNX system’s electrical installation to the computer network and the internet, thereby allowing intelligent building technology to be controlled centrally via a large number of operating devices, regardless of the user’s location. What’s more, numerous other technologies can be seamlessly integrated in the building control in this way – for example: door intercoms, cameras, and audio systems, as well as systems from other manufacturers for the bathroom or kitchen or for home entertainment. Expanding the KNX system with the Gira HomeServer offers numerous advantages: occupants don’t just enjoy the advantages of mobile technology control, but rather the full Gira experience, which provides maximum comfort, security and energy efficiency. The award-winning Gira Interface makes controlling intelligent technology enjoyable by enabling complex scenarios to be controlled easily – with just one finger.


HomeServer update 4.11

Besides new functions in the Quad Client, the HomeServer update 4.11 also includes an update for the Gira Expert start-up software. The Quad Client now allows users to select a white interface. The drawing system has also been modernised and extended. Building floor plans can additionally be recorded and retrieved via the floor plan navigation, and the lighting status, blind position, & window status information can be viewed via a floor plan display. This offers increased convenience and time savings for the customer. 

In the Gira Expert, a connection to the HomeServer can be established via the graphic logic editor, which can be used to test and analyse logics online. This enables the early detection of faulty logics in text mode. Configuration has also been simplified in many ways. DHCP can be set in the project or network settings, scene nodes can now be called up & executed directly via URL, and various logic nodes are available for visualising and controlling the Gira Alarm Connect security system.

New functions in the Quad Client

  • New interface in white
  • Simple changeover between day (light) and night (dark) design
  • Revision & modernisation of the symbol system
  • 600 new symbols
  • Floor plan navigation enables clear display of a floor plan with current lighting status, blind positions & window status information

New functions in the Gira Expert

  • Logics can be tested & analysed online in the graphic logic editor
  • Configuration simplified: Templates folder, enlargement of the viewports, tree structure can be saved, quick assignment & search option in various windows
  • Logic nodes for simplified visualisation and control of the Alarm Connect security system
  • The DHCP communication protocol can be integrated into the project and network settings
  • Scene nodes can be called up & executed directly via URL.


Voice control with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

Building functions can also be used with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant via the Gira HomeServer using an IoT interface. To do this, simply set up the "Gira Smart Home" skill. In addition to the Gira HomeServer (from version 4.10.0), you will also need the Gira S1 for secure encryption and a corresponding device from Amazon (e.g. Amazon Echo) or Google (e.g. Google Home) for voice control. All devices must be fully set up and connected to the internet. 

"Setting up Google Assistant" operating instructions
"Setting up Amazon Alexa" operating instructions

Incidentally: This skill can also be set up for the Gira X1.

Simple operation with the Gira Interface

With the Gira Interface, the user interface of the Gira HomeServer, controlling innovative building technology is child’s play. The menu navigation is clearly designed and intuitive. Any function can be reached within only two levels. Additional detailed information or operating elements are displayed directly in a pop-up window. This allows very convenient operation via touch screen – with just one finger. In addition, all the devices that can be used to control the building via the Gira HomeServer/FacilityServer possess a uniformly structured interface design. As a result, users won’t need to get used to a new menu navigation each time – and it doesn’t matter whether you’re using a Gira G1, a PC, a tablet or a smartphone. The user interface has been adapted to the particular screen sizes of the individual end devices for optimum usability. The Gira HomeServer offers the resident a high degree of flexibility with self-configurable if/then scenarios in the Gira HomeServer app. This makes complex things easy to control – any time and anywhere.

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Gira G1 Firmware-Update_EN

Gira G1 as a HomeServer client, release 1

In systems with a Gira HomeServer, the Gira G1 can now also be used as a client. With release 1, the Gira G1 displays the interface design of the Gira HomeServer. Nearly all the functions included in the scope of series delivery of the Gira HomeServer are supported.

 

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More convenience thanks to intelligent networking

Intelligent building technology from Gira makes living more convenient and comfortable – with functional details that are precisely adapted to the individual wishes and needs of occupants. The central control of lighting, blinds, and heating, design of room scenes, requirements-based single-room ventilation and heating control, fully automatic garden sprinklers, multimedia entertainment in all rooms, and much more. With the help of the Gira HomeServer, a wide variety of functions can be seamlessly integrated into the background atmosphere and provide a sense of wellbeing throughout the entire home.

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Greater security in everyday life and in dangerous situations

The diverse security functions that can be implemented by being connected to the Gira HomeServer ensure a sense of security around the clock. Whether the risk is of burglary, fire, or storms – the Gira KNX system offers special solutions for a wide variety of dangers. Special applications such as panic buttons, video monitoring and occupancy simulations guarantee optimum protection for the home and its occupants. IP cameras with digest authentication can be integrated.

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Improved energy efficiency with smart consumption control

With modern energy management, intelligent building technology from Gira not only helps to save power; it protects the environment too. The seamless interaction of the functions means energy consumption is reduced to a minimum and coordinated exactly to the individual requirements of the household. The energy module clearly displays all the consumption values at any time, meaning that occupants always have an eye on their energy costs and can permanently lower them – without cutting back on convenience.

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high system flexibility through the client-server model

The application concept of the Gira HomeServer is based on a genuine client-server model. Because of this, the Gira HomeServer offers a particularly high degree of access flexibility with a wide variety of operating devices. Other technologies are easily integrated into the building control via the open IP interface.
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Installation

Connection options: 1 serial port, 1 RJ 45 network connection, 10/100 Mbit Ethernet. To the KNX system via IP router 2167 00, flush-mounted USB data interface 1070 00, USB data interface DRA 2014 00. Connection to ISDN via USB-ISDN adapter 2093 00.


Start-up

System requirements for control devices: The internet browser of any operating device must support at least HTML 4.0, Java Script 1.1, CSS and Dynamic HTML. Start-up with the following software: HomeServer Expert software for operating systems from Windows XP™ including Internet Explorer from version 6.0. Adoption of ETS group addresses from ETS 2, ETS 3 and ETS 4. Integration of graphics programs. Updates can be easily imported into the HomeServer via USB port.

Gira Smart Home

Smart Homes are booming. But with all the different products and systems that are around, it’s easy to get confused.
Here we present application examples for the Gira HomeServer and the Gira X1 Server, as well as wireless networking with Gira eNet SMART HOME based on concise application examples.

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Operating instructions

Gira HomeServer / FacilityServer

Operating instructions.

Bestell-Nr 0529 00, 2075 00

ZIP, 7,4 MB

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Protocol specification of TCP/IP Gira Control

Operating instructions.

Bestell-Nr 2068 00, 2078 00, 2088 00, 2097 00

PDF, 145,6 KB

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USB ISDN Interface

Operating instructions.

Bestell-Nr 2093 00

PDF, 25,2 KB

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Set up IFTTT

This document describes the setup of IFTTT in connection with the Gira S1 and the Gira X1 or Gira HomeServer.

Bestell-Nr 2089 00

PDF, 1,3 MB

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Set up Amazon Alexa

This document describes the setup of Amazon Alexa in connection with the Gira S1 and the Gira X1 or Gira HomeServer.

Bestell-Nr 2089 00

PDF, 4,6 MB

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Set up Google Assistant

This document describes the setup of Google Assistant in connection with the Gira S1 and the Gira X1 or Gira HomeServer.

Bestell-Nr 2089 00

PDF, 2,2 MB

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Installation instructions

Wall mount for Gira HomeServer 4

Mounting manual.

Bestell-Nr 2098 00

PDF, 48,9 KB

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Product information

Gira Home Server

Product information Gira Home Server Controlling intelligent building technology easily – at home and while away Order no. 18871 90

Bestell-Nr 18871 90

PDF, 5,6 MB

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Brochures

Gira for the home

Planning tool for intelligent electrical installations Order no. 1911 90

Bestell-Nr 1911 90

PDF, 1,9 MB

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Gira Smart Home

Bestell-Nr 18124 90

PDF, 2,0 MB

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Software

Gira Expert

Software for the Gira HomeServer 4 or Gira FacilityServer 4.

Bestell-Nr 0529 00, 2075 00

ZIP, 448,1 MB

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Gira Control Point

UPnP plug-in for the controlling of Loewe and Revox devices.

Bestell-Nr 0529 00, 2075 00

ZIP, 2,1 MB

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Gira HomeServer / Gira FacilityServer – Firmware

Attention! Only for Gira HomeServer 4 or Gira FacilityServer 4.

Bestell-Nr 0529 00, 2075 00

ZIP, 15,0 MB

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