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PRATGLAD launch announced by ProKNX, its innovative fully offline voice controlled smart home assistant

PRATGLAD by ProKNX is a world-first offline voice control system for smart homes. It performs all the actions of a familiar home automation assistant without compromising the consumer’s privacy.

ProKNX, the South of France based, award-winning start-up, has proudly announced the upcoming launch of their newest home automation product, PRATGLAD. PRATGLAD is a unique smart home automation device, that will to take the smart home industry by storm. Jens Kastensson, CTO of ProKNX stated that the initial idea for the development of PRATGLAD arose because of serious concerns about intrusions into the privacy of smart home device users.

“We see this as an unacceptable compromise. The constant recording of utterances and, above all, the nonstop transference of data to the cloud is a serious breach of user privacy . Not only that, but it creates needless energy wastage. Along with Christian Kiefel, our CEO, we decided to find workable solution to support a user’s right to enjoy the comfort of smart home technology without having to deal with the negative aspects of owning a home automation device. Consequently, we came up with the idea to develop PRATGLAD.”

What makes PRATGLAD stand out from other devices on the market today?

Pratglad means “chatty” in Swedish. As its name implies, PRATGLAD a voice controlled smart home assistant that understands and responds to a variety of commands said in thousands of different ways. The device does this by machine learning and ‘Natural Language Understanding’. This allows it to work completely off-line to protect the privacy of its users.

What can PRATGLAD do for you?

PRATGLAD is an inexpensive plug-and-play device, with an extremely simple set-up. As a result, fans of Trådfri products can use PRATGLAD to control all their smart lights and blinds by voice alone with no need for a remote control, app, or tablet. The cost of the device puts it well within the reach of the average consumer.  Unlike many other smart home assistants on the market today, PRATGLAD is individually customizable by the buyer. Therefore, this gives them the freedom to purchase and install the product by themselves, with no need for installation experts.

PRATGLAD for Trådfri is now available to order online . It understands English, with German or French language options on request.

This article has been slightly amended since being published in Hidden Wires , Essential Install , and as a general public Press Release

About ProKNX

ProKNX is a dynamic IoT company. It develops and sells completely offline smart home assistants that provide all the comforts of a cloud-based system while maintaining the consumer’s privacy. ProKNX has more than 10 years of experience developing innovative, prize-winning smart home devices for the KNX Home Automation sector. ProKNX works in collaboration with Jung and Sonos to produce high quality devices for the home and office. Its flagship product, Aragon, is listed as one of the best smart home products of 2020 in Germany. It has additionally won the Audience Choice Award at the Smart-home Deutschland Conference 2020.