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Quick Start Guide RC3

KNXSERVER - Quick start guide OPTIMA RC3

Thank you for choosing DIVUS KNXSERVER with OPTIMA interface! This document should give you a short overview to the OPTIMA interface. Don't consider it a manual, since OPTIMA was conceived in a way that its configuration and usage doesn't require any sophisticated documentation. All information is integrated in the interface, at critical passages pop-ups and help pages will assist you. This document should only get you an overview to the interface and disclose you the possibilities of KNXSERVER. ATTENTION: this document explains only the OPTIMA interface! If you use KNXSERVER with CLASSIC interface, please refer to the documentation of the CLASSIC interface! Further information can be found in the internet (, for specific questions you can also refer to our technical support: Phone: 0039/0471 631570 Mail:

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The first access If you are trying to connect to KNXSERVER for the first time, please proceed as listed below: Connect the power cable and a network cable to DIVUS KNXSERVER and wait around 1 minute until the system is ready. If KNXSERVER is connected directly to your computer, please use a cross-over cable; otherwise (if KNXSERVER is connected to a hub/switch/router) use a normal cable. At delivery KNXSERVER has the following network address (default configuration): If your network does not support this address, proceed as follows: Edit temporarily your network connection parameters as shown in the following pictures, in order to be able to communicate with the server

Open the network connection status window by double-clicking the icon in the taskbar or in the network connections (Windows control panel) and click on “Properties”. Select “Internet protocol (TCP/IP)” among the available components, then click on the “Properties” button again. Set an IP address manually using the settings as shown in the figure above on the right.

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KNXSERVER - Quick start guide OPTIMA RC3 Check the communication with KNXSERVER by choosing “Run” on Windows “Start” menu and writing “ping”; if the output is similar to the one presented in figure, the communication is correct.

If a timeout error is shown, the connection is not properly established. In such a case, try a direct connection with the PC using a cross-over cable, if not already done before. As next step, please install and open the free browser Google Chrome (located on the KNXSERVER – CD) and insert the following URL into the address bar: A login window will appear where you can insert the following user-password combination: User name Administrator

Password admin

In the connection you will be redirected to the home page of the OPTIMA interface, which at this moment will be empty. You can find some information about the presented menus and functions in the next chapter.

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The interface With the new DIVUS OPTIMA interface KNXSERVER offers you the perfect fusion of intuitive usability and functionality. The visualized contents can be adjusted optimally to your needs, moreover you have the possibility to attain access to all the functions of the interface in a matter of seconds through the symbols at the edge of the display area. The following screenshot describes the available functions:

Date / Time Shows date and system time of KNXSERVER. All configured timers and schedule functions use this values as reference.

Alarm clock Create up to 8 alarm clocks which can be assigned to the singular days of the week. KNXSERVER reminds you of important appointments or can just be used as your daily alarm buzzer.

Cleaning function Starts a cleaning mode which locks all inputs of the touch screen of the client PC. In this way accidental operation during the cleaning can be excluded. The cleaning mode is deactivated automatically after one minute.

User login This button allows to quickly switch between the configured users.

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KNXSERVER - Quick start guide OPTIMA RC3 OnScreen keyboard

Plug-in menu

Permits to fade in / out an onscreen keyboard that can be used through the touch screen of the client PC. The onscreen keyboard can be used in order to make text inputs within the OPTIMA interface.

Permits to access the integrated plug-ins (like for example weather preview, family board or intercom function). On the following pages you will find more information regarding the individual plug-ins.



This function disables the automatic return to the Home page. This can be useful if you want to make permanent the visualization of a certain page of your project or of one of the plug-ins. In this case, just navigate to the desired page and activate the pin symbol.

Shows you the name of the visualized page / plug-in. This guarantees maximum overview and prevents you from getting lost.

Home button This is the primary button of the OPTIMA interface. It allows you not only to return to the Home page, but after a long click (3 seconds) it will also open the „QuickNavigator“, which enables a quick access to all the pages of your visualization.


Page changer Permits you to quickly pass from one page of your visualization to the next. This elements can be used as alternative to the „Swipe“-gesture, which is explained in the following chapter. Administration menu This button allows accessing the administrator menu of the OPTIMA interface, which permits to change various parameters and settings.

Touch gestures In order to keep the usage of KNXSERVER as simple and intuitive as possible, the interface implements so-called touch gestures, which can be applied on the DIVUS TouchPCs used as clients. These should help the user with the navigation and make functions faster and simpler accessible. The following touch gestures have been integrated in OPTIMA RC3:

„Swipe“ This gesture can be used to change between the pages of your visualization. Simply move your finger along the desired direction on the touch screen and you will automatically get to the next page. The same functionality can be obtained by using the page changer elements mentioned before.

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KNXSERVER - Quick start guide OPTIMA RC3 3 seconds

„LongClick“ If used on the Home button or on the KNX functions of your visualization, this gesture can be used to activate special functions. A „LongClick“ on the Home button launches the QuickNavigator, meanwhile a „LongClick” on a KNX function opens a context menu with further options. Both special functions are explained in the next chapter.

„Scroll“ Unlike traditional scrolling through scrollbars or arrow buttons, DIVUS OPTIMA allows you to scroll at any position. In pages, whose contents are not completely visualized, simply move the finger in the desired direction over the touch screen in order to execute the corresponding scroll movement.

„Drag&Drop“ This gesture is used above all in the wizard and allows you to move objects from one place to another. Use Drag&Drop in order to assign KNX functions to the corresponding rooms / pages or to rearrange the disposal of the rooms / pages.


QuickNavigator and context menu As mentioned before, the „LongClick“ gesture can be used to activate special functions (on a classic ClientPC, the “LongClick” corresponds to a simple right click): „LongClick“ on Home button:

The QuickNavigator is a pop-up window which offers you the possibility to jump directly to the single pages of your visualization. Therefore you don't have to go through your complete visualization in order to reach the last page, but you can also do this directly through the QuickNavigator.

„LongClick“ on KNX function: Just like the QuickNavigator, also the context menu of KNX functions is opened as pop-up window in consequence of a "LongClick" gesture. In OPTIMA RC3 the context menu can be used for example to add functions to the Home page or to schedule the selected function. These functions are accessible to all users. Page 7/16

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The administration menu The administration menu of KNXSERVER is used to configure and maintain the OPTIMA interface. Many of the contained menus and settings are accessible only to the installer, just a few of them are accessible also to the final user of KNXSERVER. Below you can find an overview of the contained menus:

OPTIMA wizard (access restricted to installer): This novel wizard was created to bring you from your ETS project to a complete visualization within the shortest possible time. The wizard is self-explanatory and offers a lot of help functions, which means that the wizard can also be managed by KNX newcomers. Just try it out‌ you will be surprised!

Theme configuration (free access): Here you can change the language of the displayed menus and dialogs. DIVUS OPTIMA RC3 is available in German, Italian and English.

Network configuration (access restricted to installer): This menu can be used to adjust the network settings of KNXSERVER, in order to configure internet access or to activate the remote access to the administration menu.

Diagnostics (free access): This page allows you to create and export a detailed diagnostic report. If you should encounter any problems / errors / bugs within the OPTIMA interface, just send us the created report and we can assist you within the shortest period of time.

Software update (access restricted to installer): This menu allows you to load updates and new functionalities for the OPTIMA interface. All future versions of the interface will be backward compatible and can be loaded using this menu.

Database management (access restricted to installer): At completion of the visualization you can create a backup copy of your project. It is even possible to transfer backups from one KNXSERVER to another. And if a project once shouldn’t meet your requirements, you can even use this menus in order to bring KNXSERVER back to factory defaults.

System configuration (free access): Change the date and time settings of KNXSERVER. If you dispose of a working internet connection, you can synchronize these settings with an online time server.

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KNXSERVER - Quick start guide OPTIMA RC3 License and modules management (access restricted to installer): In this page, beneath the serial number of KNXSERVER you can also find the installed and licensed modules / functionalities. If you by additional modules, you will get a license code which can be entered in this page in order to activate the new functionalities. Furthermore you can use this page to modify the parameters of the modules, like for example the physical address of the device (by marking the “eib� checkbox and selecting the edit button).

Save all changes (free access): A click on this symbol makes sure that all the changes that were made to the system will be stored within the persistent memory of KNXSERVER. THIS IS NECESSARY FOR EVERY CHANGE YOU WANT TO MAKE TO THE SYSTEM THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATION MENU!

Mail configuration (access restricted to installer): Set the parameters of your mail account. In this way, KNXSERVER can be used to send out event-triggered mail notifications.

Switch to CLASSIC interface (access restricted to installer): In this menu you can disable the OPTIMA interface and start KNXSERVER with the CLASSIC interface. By choosing this option the server will be rebooted.

Intercom (access restricted to installer): This menu permits to change complex parameters regarding the management of intercom systems. Normally these parameters do not need to be changed, since they already are pre-configured in the correct way.


The additional functions (plug-ins): Right beneath the Home button you will find the menu bar of the additional functions of KNXSERVER. This so called plug-ins offer a great advantage: they are already preconfigured and can be integrated into your visualization with minimum effort. At the end of the OPTIMA wizard you can select and configure the desired plug-ins and add them to the visualization. The menu bar will only show the plug-ins which were actually added to your visualization. Even the configuration of the plug-ins is self-explanatory and is documented within the wizard. The following pages should just reveal the possibilities the plug-ins can offer by using them:

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KNXSERVER - Quick start guide OPTIMA RC3 RSS reader: This plug-in is able to show you RSS news from all round the world. Up to 10 RSS feeds can be displayed within this page. Only feeds in the xml format are supported. Requires active internet connection for correct work!

Family board: The Family board can be used to enter text messages directly over the touch screen. No matter if short info, messages or the shopping list: your mates thanks to this plug-in are always up to date.

Intercom (with MO-KNX5 or 6): The VoIP plug-in of KNXSERVER permits to perfectly integrate the intercom stations of the DIVUS OPENDOOR series. An incoming call automatically activates the plug-in: you are able to see the video stream of the door camera and can accept the call or just open the door. The configuration of this plug-in can be done within the OPTIMA wizard, the standard license permits to create a maximum of 1 external unit and 2 clients.

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Web browser: You need to access internet? No problem, the browser plug-in of KNXSERVER enables you to freely surf in the world wide web. You can even mark your preferred pages and add them to your personal favorites, in order to have a quick access. Note: in order to be able to input texts in the visualized web pages you will need an external keyboard on the client PC! Requires active internet connection for correct work!

Timer: No matter if quick weekly scheduling or longranged calendar timers: this plug-in offers you an intuitive interface which allows you to manage and schedule your functions with great comfort. The timer window can be accessed by making a LongClick gesture on the desired function.

Scenarios + logics: These plug-ins give you an overview of the scenarios and logic functions which were created during the OPTIMA wizard. Naturally you can modify every created function and adjust them to your special needs. Meanwhile scenarios can be launched through this page, the logics work completely autonomically and just show their current state.

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KNXSERVER - Quick start guide OPTIMA RC3 KNX weather station: Integrate the values of your KNX weather station into KNXSERVER. This plug-in can be connected to the corresponding group addresses through the wizard and guarantees, that you will have this information always ready in a quick and clear way.

Weather forecast: Thanks to the free online weather forecast service of, this plug-in shows you all information about the past / current / future weather trend. Besides many additional weather facts like wind, air pressure etc. also the nice graphical interface makes sure that this plug-in will be a great „eye-catcher“.

Graphical logging: Through this plug-in you can show up to 8 log values in graphical form, being able to create 2 graphs with respectively 4 values. The right upper area shows a preview of the graph which also permits to zoom certain areas of the graph. You can change between the graphs by using a Swipe gesture in the lower right area. The configuration of the graphs can be done within the OPTIMA wizard.

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KNXSERVER - Quick start guide OPTIMA RC3 Video surveillance: You are using IP cameras? Then this plug-in will be very convenient for you, since it permits to integrate up to 8 IP cameras into KNXSERVER. A click on one of the preview images shows the desired video stream in full screen mode.

Mail management: This plug-in permits to manage your personal mail account directly on KNXSERVER. Just use the wizard in order to set the parameters regarding to your account, in order to be able to use this functionality. The plug-in supports only POP3/IMAP – SMTP accounts. Please note that some accounts use special encryptions and can therefore not be used in combination with this plug-in. Requires active internet connection for correct work!

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FAQ: Q: KNXSERVER is the heart of a so called server solution. What does this mean? A: This simply means that KNXSERVER contains everything in order to be able to create a KNX visualization (all necessary software and hardware interfaces make part of the product), but the server itself can’t be used to visualize it. Therefore, so called ClientPCs are required, which connect to KNXSERVER via network and can then show the contained visualization. As a ClientPC your laptop can be used as well as all TouchPCs of the DIVUS product range or also different mobile devices. This naturally means that also the configuration of KNXSERVER has to be done remotely, since it is not possible to access the device locally. This server-based solution on the other side brings you many advantages: the ClientPCs not only can be used to show the contents of the server, but you can also install your own proprietary software on it. It is up to you to define the way in which the PCs will be used.

Q: How can I change the network configuration? A: As already told, KNXSERVER can be configured only remotely. The configuration of the device by using the OPTIMA wizard therefore has to be done by accessing the interface remotely, which means that you need to set the correct networking parameters. Furthermore, some of the plug-ins of the OPTIMA interface require an internet connection in order to work correctly. If you want to use those plug-ins or if you want to activate the remote access to the administration menu, you have to align the network settings with the one of your network. KNXSERVER is delivered with the default IP address The network settings can be changed through the administration menu by selecting “Network configuration”. In this menu you can set the IP address, the DNS address and the gateway (normally modem/router) and adapt this values according to your network.

Q: I have started KNXSERVER for the first time, what to do now? A: In order to configure your project, you have to connect remotely to KNXSERVER. Please start Google Chrome on your PC and access KNXSERVER by typing in the following URL:

https://<IP_address_KNXSERVER> (default: If you get a certificate warning, please confirm the certificate in order to connect to the interface! In order to login, please use the following user-password combination: Username Administrator

Password admin

Afterwards you can access the OPTIMA wizard through the administration menu. Just follow the instructions of the wizard, which will accompany you through the whole creation of your visualization.

Q: What is „ETStoKNXCONTROL“ and where do I find it? A: The wizard mentions the application „ETStoKNXCONTROL“. This is required in order to convert your ETS database into a compatible format before starting the import. Therefore it has to be installed on the PC that contains your ETS database. You can find „ETStoKNXCONTROL“ on the product CD which is included in the delivery of KNXSERVER.

Q: I’m stuck at a certain point, what should I do? A: DIVUS OPTIMA offers a clear Information and help system: every page contains information about the available functions / options, please read them carefully. However, if it should happen that you are stuck or feel insecure with certain parameters, please contact our technical support

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