Homematic IP components are now compatible with other Homematic devices and could therefore connected to a CCU2 (with Firmware 2.17.14). This allows a mixed mode with older Homematic devices and new Homematic IP devices. With the update the cloud is no longer needed and the devices could be used via the CCU2.
Today a hand-held transmitter for Homematic was released. The 4 keys from the hand-held transmitte could (according to the source) be assigned with various commandy and a response is done by a BiColor LED.