- December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019 - ProKNX, a French startup specialized in home automation systems, announced the development of Aragon. Aragon is an internet-free voice assistant, fitting into a flush-mounted box. With an existing compatible home automation system in place, the user would typically install one Aragon device in each room where voice control is desired.
Aragonis part of the product line that works with Snips (now Sonos), which does not require any cloud services. This means Aragon is not depending on an internet connection, and there is no need to create a cloud account. Furthermore, software updates out of the user’s control are never imposed. Aragon was designed to protect the user’s privacy; it is designed according to the privacy-by-design model. What is said is neither recorded nor stored, all software runs directly on the device. What is said at home, stays at home.
One of the properties of Aragon is itssize. Aragon has been designed to fit in a flush-mounted, in-wall box. It is compatible with many switch fronts of different manufacturers. Furthermore, it is connected through standard power over Ethernet, which allows a single cable to provide both data connection and electric power to the device. The installation is plug-and-play, and automatic. Aragon integrates with major home automation servers.
This first release of Aragon will be available in three languages: French, German and English.