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2 KNX Scores with Energy Efficiency in Europe, Asia and the US 4 Splendid KNX Award 2010: Participants and Winners from All Over the World 6 Superb prospects for bus-based installation technology 2010 market survey on bus technology

KNX Projects

Heinz Lux, Director KNX Association

7 Three-fold Networking for Car Showroom Central management via KNX / IP and internet 8 Outstanding Reference in Moscow Reliable and energy-efficient building technology in the Federation Tower

ETS 4 U Thales of Miletus believed that the world consisted of water; Heraclitus held that the original substance was fire, and Pythagoras thought that the intrinsic nature of reality was the number. However, the total is greater than the sum of its parts. As we can read in Goethe: “…has then the parts in one’s hand, regrettably misses the mental band.” Today we know what holds the world together on the inside – it is information. Nothing works without software. You could say that it is the ‘soul’ which determines the behavior of systems as well as the interaction with its user. In other words: MMI. We are talking about user interface design, and that is exactly the approach which was at the center of development and design of ETS4. Easy assimilation, rapid work progress, tried-and-tested everyday usability and focused access are advantages which bring about significant simplification in today’s practice.

These are the reasons why they are used in the new software. The combination of parts that originally did not belong together to form new solutions is a characteristic of creative processes. The ability to visualize something as a whole which is composed of different parts is an important prerequisite for developing new things. This is the case here: with the ETS4’s facility for comparing projects, copying for rational design, long-term recording and project and tool diagnosis, this software opens new doors for modern home and building control technology – and all that with automatic on-line update. In other words, typical KNX: an ETS for you – ETS 4 U. The thinker Charles S. Peirce reminds us that “the importance of an idea ultimately rests in its practical effect”. So to find out the importance of ETS4, you have to try it out yourself.

9 Delhi International Airport with Efficient Lighting KNX shows world class format at the new Terminal 3 10 Home Automation – To Luxury Standard World standard in uniform design for apartement building in Seoul 11 Multimedia with ECO Mode Los Angeles: prominent residence with intelligent building technology 12 Multifunctionality in Community center Energy consumption for town and citizens made transparent 13 My Smart Home is My Camper Van For more holiday and security – the first camper van with KNX 14 Showroom Vividly Presents Building Automation System integrator underpins market leadership in southern Russia with KNX showroom 15 Superlative Holiday Resort Future-proof KNX concept guarantees growth and flexibility 16 Success with Energy Management Group headquarters reduce the cost of electricity for lighting through automatic KNX controls 17 Pupils Build a European „Smart Home“ Teaching project with KNX

KNX Tools 18 ETS4 Put to the Test 20 8 Steps to Success with the ETS4

KNX Members 23 New Members 28 New Products

KNX Partners 40 46 49 51

National Groups KNX Trainings Centers KNX Scientific Partners KNX Userclubs / KNX Professionals

KNX Out & About 55 KNX at International Conferences/Fairs 56 Imprint

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KNX Scores with Energy Efficiency in Europe, Asia and the US KNX shows above-average growth in all regions worldwide

As KNX celebrates its 20th birthday, it is indisputably the world leader for home and building automation, thanks to its exceptional versatility and openness. In recent years, KNX has developed particularly strongly in terms of system properties, international standardization, international prevalence, and product variety. In the context of integrated room automation incorporating lighting, shading, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, KNX ensures a high level of comfort and low energy costs (savings of up to 50%). At the same time, the use of KNX in residential construction – which represents a quantum leap in comfort and security compared to conventional electrical installations – has increased dramatically (+55%). Thanks to KNX IP, the scale and networking possibilities of KNX systems have also increased yet further. And with the user-friendly ETS4, the wide range of new KNX applications available, the new KNX specification 2.0, and a sharp increase in the number of KNX manufacturers, the scene is set for the continued above-average growth of KNX.

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20 years worldwide STANDARD for home and building control

Success is cause to celebrate but calls for a certain duty and commitment at the same time. This also goes for the KNX community. Industry, commerce and small trade have brought KNX to what it is today - the leading home and building automation system in the world. At the light+building trade fair in Frankfurt this success was evident. The large number of booths which showed KNX solutions surprised even KNX insiders. More than 27,000 potential customers and users could see first-hand how KNX can make a building more intelligent, more economical and more comfortable at the same time.

More than 27,000 visitors could experience at four KNX booths firsthand, how KNX can make buildings more intelligent, economical and more comfortable.


A strong community KNX’s success is continuing unabated, underlining its leading role as the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control systems (ISO/IEC 14543). The number of KNX manufacturers has doubled since the last Light+Building in 2008, reaching a total of almost 200 KNX members from 28 different countries. More than 40% of the new KNX manufacturers come from countries outside Europe – and particularly Asia. In addition, the number of ETS licenses held and the number of active KNX partners have also doubled since 2008. Despite the economic crisis, KNX member companies in some countries experienced up to 60% growth in sales in 2009. New certified training centers are being set up at numerous locations around the world, for example in India, South Africa, Australia, Uruguay and Brazil. KNX is currently used in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Light+Building is the KNX trade fair 83 KNX members exhibited a total of 225 new KNX applications at Light+Building 2010. The latest KNX applications include not just LED and WLAN control, but also – most notably – operation of the full range of KNX technology via iPad, iPhone and iPod. In addition, system integrators from six different countries showed 16 innovative KNX applications at the KNX stand. And more than 1,000 guests from 54 countries registered for the world’s biggest KNX event – the KNX TOP Event, which took place at the exhibition center at the fairgrounds.

The KNX-based “e-house” The special show “The ehouse: combining energy, efficiency, electrical engineering and intelligence” has been put together for professionals, by professionals, to bring the subject of energy efficiency to life. The “e-house” is a 160-square meter model house with seven rooms, specially built to demonstrate proven, practical, functional KNX building automation applications. Built

The presentation of the new ETS4 was received with great interest.

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Are we right up to date?

The „E-Haus“ based on KNX

on a scale of 1:1, it shows just what is possible today with building automation. The components, all networked via KNX, and from a variety of different manufacturers, will all be in operation during the fair. Thanks to the networking and intelligent coordination of the individual KNX components in the system, energy is deployed and used with maximum efficiency.

Are we right up to date? The tenth KNX competition for electro and information technology trainees, run by BZL Lauterbach (Training and Technology Centre for Electro and Information Technology) in cooperation with the Hessen/Rhineland-Palatinate Electro and Information Technology Association (FEHR), took place at this year’s Light+Building. At the event, all trainees in these sectors had once again the opportunity to win generous prizes by demonstrating their knowledge of KNX building automation.

The jubilee festivities KNX plans to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a number of different activities throughout the year. Already in mid-February the inaugural event took place at the Brussels “Atomium” during the general assembly of the KNX members. The celebrations to honour the 20th anniversary culminated with the KNX worldwide top event 2010 held at the “Light+Building“ Fair in Frankfurt, the leading trade fair for architecture and technology. On April 13, the

great 20-year jubilee show including the KNX Award Ceremony and the world premier of the new ETS4 took place in the “Forum“atn the fairgrounds. Over 1,000 guests from 54 countries throughout the world attended the show. All national KNX groups plan to organise a jubilee event in fall (October20, 2010). They are planning to connect the worldwide members via a web conference. The active KNX national groups will organize their own large-scale national events in their countries.

The successful team of the Light + Building

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Splendid KNX Award 2010: Participants and Winners from All Over the World On 13 April 2010 in Frankfurt (Germany), a total of 11 KNX Awards were presented for internationally outstanding KNX home and building control projects. The grand awards ceremony was part of the world’s largest KNX event – the KNX TOP Event 2010 – attended by more than 1,200 guests from 54 different countries. This year for the first time, in order to take account of the huge diversity of projects from around the world, three additional categories were created for the KNX Award, each based on a geographical region: Europe, Asia, and Africa, America and Australia. In addition, in three categories, two companies were awarded first place, in recognition of the extraordinary originality of the projects entered in these categories. This year’s ceremony once again broke all previous records: four times more KNX projects were submitted than just two years ago, and this time from 48 different countries. The KNX Award, which was created in 1996, is a reflection of the growth of KNX around the world. Initially just a very few projects from Germany and Switzerland were entered, whereas in

Godehardt Schneider, President of the International KNX Association, skillfully spanned the bridge between the past and the future of KNX standards in his keynote address.

Various international show acts entertained the KNX TOP Event audience, among them the Danish Flying Superkids. Heinz Lux, Director of the International KNX Association, moderated the three hour KNX TOP event before 1,000 attendees from 54 countries.

The KNX vision for the next decade was presented by representatives of the KNX National Groups from China, England, France and Italy.


The awards ceremony at the light + building fair was met with resounding enthusiasm by the audience.

recent years more and more projects have been submitted from all over the world. At the eighth ceremony on April 13, 2010, at light+building in Frankfurt, a total of 11 international KNX projects received awards in eight different categories, in recognition of their exceptional originality, sustainability, and future orientation. Selecting the winners was no easy task for the jury: more than four times more entries were received this year than just two years ago, with entries coming from 48 different countries. More than 1,000 guests from 54 countries attended the award ceremony, which formed part of the KNX Top Event at the light+building trade fair. The

awards were presented by Ms. Jeglitza-Moshage (Director of the light+building trade fair) and Messrs. Wetzel (AIE President), Demarest (Director, KNX Association), Glasow (CEO of Andromeda Ltd), Krabbe (President, KNX Germany), Jakobi (CEO of ZVEH), Dr. Mittelbach (CEO of ZVEI) and Conrad (winner of the “Competition Young Electricians 2008”). The impressive range of award-winning projects entered from Asia, the USA and Europe testifies to the diversity of ingenious solutions being developed using KNX. 1,000 euros were awarded in each category of the KNX Awards 2010. Every winner in each of the categories also received the KNX trophy.

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KNX Award 2010 Winner International – Europe Autoarena SpA by MAPE s.a.s. (Italy)

International – Asia VTB Bank by Eco Prog Ltd. (Russia)

International – Africa, America, Australia

Delhi International Airport Ltd. by Entelechy Systems (India)

Mark Hills by DANA corp. (Rep. of Korea)


Los Angeles Hof Baseball Player‘s Mansion by Benolli (USA)

Show Room BIS by BIS Group (Russia)



„Wolke 14“ Sonneberg by GST Schumann (Germany )

Navarino by GDS Digital Systems Ltd. (Greece)

KNX Wohnmobil by KNX Userforum (Germany)

Energy Efficiency Infineon/Campeon by EIB-Tech (Germany)

Young SmartHome in Europe by Six-Nations EU Comenius Project (European Project)

KNX Awards 2010 Winner

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Superb prospects for bus-based installation technology 2010 market survey on bus technology Very generally, what is your opinion of „bus-based installation technology“? (Comparison in %)

87 percent of users foresee a great future for bus technology.

Over the past few years, bus technology has become very firmly established within the industry. Whereas five years ago less than one in every two respondents (47%) foresaw a future for bus-based installation technology, in 2010 more than 86 percent of users predict a great future for the technology. According to respondents, the benefits of bus-based installation technology are: increased comfort and convenience, more efficient energy management, greater flexibility, and better building safety and security. For the fourth time running, there was a very strong consensus among respondents regarding the global standard for home and building automation: KNX was the clear favourite. These statistics are taken from an international market survey1) compiled with the help of South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences. The survey was conducted in April 2010 during “Light+Building”, the world’s largest trade fair for architecture and technology, in Frankfurt, Germany (The survey is available to download at http://www.


Some three quarters of all respondents said that their companies already use bus technology. A further 18 percent intend to use it in the future. The facilities for which bus technology is most commonly used are still lighting (84%) and shutters and blinds (77%). 69 percent of respondents said that their companies use bus technology for controlling heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems. One in every two respondents said that they use bus systems for safety/security/alarms/fire alarms/water sensors. As regards future trends: in the future, the use of bus technology is expected to increase in virtually

What bus technology do you work with most frequently? (Comparison in %)

Overview of the most commonly-used bus technologies.

all areas, but particularly in the areas of multimedia/audio/TV/ internet/telecommunications and innovative building services.

Companies are making ever more professional use of bus technology The more extensively bus technology is used, the more skilled the installers are becoming at using it. 62 percent of visitors to Light+Building who participated in the survey said that their company had either a high or a very high level of skill in working with bus technology. This result represents a 14 percent increase compared to the figure for 2005.

How in general do you rate future demand at your company for bus technology in residential buildings? (Comparison in %)

Growth in demand – residential construction is catching up. Following surveys in 2005, 2006 and 2008, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences conducted its market survey for a fourth time in 2010, using a product-neutral questionnaire. The survey was carried out over the duration of the 2010 Light+Building trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Polls took the form of live interviews, and were conducted in halls 3, 4, 8, 9 and 11 at the fair. Respondents included visitors to the fair from Germany and abroad.


Huge growth in demand –

residential construction is catching up

Almost three quarters of respondents expect demand for the technology in non-residential buildings to continue to grow. But use in residential construction is also becoming ever more popular: even in the 2005 survey, every second participant estimated that demand for bus technology in residential buildings would increase. By 2008 this figure had risen to as much as 68 percent, and by 2010 to 72 percent.

KNX is the market leader by far What are the best-known bus systems, and what degree of acceptance have they achieved? The survey also provided answers to these questions. 78 percent of respondents said that they were familiar with KNX. The really important question, however, was: what bus technology do you use most frequently? 76 percent replied that they work most frequently with KNX. This represents an increase of 9 percentage points compared to 2008. Companyspecific bus systems ranked in second place, with six percent of respondents using these systems most frequently. For the other suppliers, the figure was less than four percent.

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KNX Projects

Three-fold Networking for Car Showroom Central management via KNX / IP and internet

New Autoarona car showroom in Paruzzaro: a KNX visualization system displays building services data from three of the car dealer’s showrooms in one place.

To the south of Lake Maggiore, the well-known Concessionaria Autoarona operates three branches: an Audi center in Arona, a showroom for Skoda in Dormelletto and in Paruzzaro a Volkswagen showroom where fans of this brand can find the car of their dreams. The new display premises are impressive with their modern architectural style. The glazed facades allow a lot of daylight to flood in, resulting in a pleasantly bright interior. In this environment, it should be a true pleasure to choose one’s favourite model from this high-end brand. Artificial lighting provides interesting highlights in the showroom – controlled and dimmed via KNX. Right from the beginning, Autoarona opted for a flexible bus system which allows quick and easy adaptations of the installations when changes in the use of the buildings require modifications. An important factor for selecting the world standard for building automation was also the guaranteed compatibility with a range of different brands. This has been well worth it – particularly when it came to networking all three locations with one central station via KNXnet/IP. However, the main emphasis was on modern, high-quality building services which reflect modern automotive technology.

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Broad application spectrum with integration of special systems Back in 2001 the first showroom in Dormelletto was equipped with the futureoriented KNX building system technology. In 2007 the installation of the new display area in Paruzzaro followed suit, and not much later, the interior refit of the new showroom in Arona. A broad application spectrum was implemented with KNX: lighting control systems with dimmer function and emergency lighting. An example of one of the features is that the lighting is switched off centrally when the intruder alarm system is set. In contrast, when the alarm system is activated, the lighting switches on as a deterrent and panic function. Likewise, an intruder alarm will activate the roller shutters and close them. In all other cases these are controlled manually or

automatically via a weather station. KNX also controls the room temperature where under-floor heating has been installed. In other areas, heating and cooling is provided via fan coils which are also controlled via KNX room temperature controllers. At the AutoArona facility, the air conditioning and heating system is linked to KNX. In addition, an audio PA system in the showroom can be operated via KNX. However, the feature that especially impressed the jury when it selected the project for the award was the networking of the three locations across a distance of many kilometers. All three KNX installations are linked together via KNXnet/ IP to a central visualization facility. This means that the three KNX installations communicate with each other via the internet. In this way, the technical department at the

KNX-controlled lighting spots create customer-friendly highlights in the Autoarona showroom

Winner KNX Award 2010 Category International – Europe

headquarters can control all functions such as lighting, heating, ventilation, cooling, roller shutters and security technology, receive messages about technical failures and pass on alarms. At the same time it is possible to operate and maintain the installations remotely via KNXnet/IP. The universal application of this world standard for building services is further highlighted by its interfaces with the intruder alarm system, the fire alarm system and the HVAC system. Benefits provided by KNX in this project • Changes to the services installations are quick and easy to carry out when these are required due to modifications in the buildings. • All different services functions, such as lighting, heating, ventilation and solar screening can be linked to one visualisation facility. • Technical fault reporting systems and their central monitoring can be connected. • Integration of the intruder alarm system. • Remote control and maintenance via KNXnet/IP interface. Technical refinements • Networking of KNX installations in three different locations via KNXnet/IP and internet. • Interfaces with the HVAC control system, the intruder alarm system and fire alarm system. • Intruder alarm system is linked to lighting functions. • Sound system control. Companies involved Building owner: Autoarona SpA, 28040 Paruzzaro, Italy Architect: Massimo Corradino, 13011 Borgosesia (VC) Services Engineers: Studio Technico Alberti, 28100 Novara Electrical Engineers: IME die Pastore C SNC, 28021 Borgomanero (Novara) KNX System Integrator: MAPE SAS, 28021 Borgomanero (Novara)


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Outstanding Reference in Moscow Reliable and energy-efficient building technology in the Federation Tower

Currently, the “Federazija” in the Moscow International Business Center is probably the most spectacular building complex in the Russian capital. The skyscraper, with its 243-m-high towers “Zapad”(West Tower) and “Wostok” (East Tower), was completed in 2010. Originally the planned height of the East Tower was 360 m, with an antenna of 506 m. Of the 64 floors in the West Tower, 33 stories with an area of 60,000 m2, are occupied by the Russian Bank VTB and used as different kinds of offices, including those for the top management, and conference rooms. The importance of the bank for the Russian financial market is best illustrated by the fact that the national market leader maintains branches in 114 cities and is represented in 21 countries worldwide. KNX has therefore won quite an outstanding reference in the true sense of the word. Modern technologies for comfort, energy conservation and security are increasingly in demand in Russia, following the trend of new developments in the construction sector. With this project, KNX has met all conditions for openness, compatibility, efficiency and scalability in an ideal manner.

Functions for comfort and efficiency Engineering and system integration of the extensive KNX installation with its approximately 3,600 bus sharing units was carried out by the EcoProg Company in Moscow. This engineering company was formed in 1990 and is a very competent building automation provider with several years of KNX experience, based on prominent projects


Winner KNX Award 2010 Category International – Europe

On 33 floors of the “Zapad”, in the rooms of Bank VTB, KNX is used to control building services functions.

all over Russia. In the VTB contract, the company had to create a comfortable and secure environment for staff and customers using building services functions and facilitate efficient operation of the technical installations. For example, a constant lighting control system which takes daylight levels into account was installed in order to provide reliable and yet economical lighting. In the top management offices and conference rooms, adjustable scenarios with switch and dimmer functions for the lighting, solar screening and black-out functions for presentations contribute to perfect meetings and conferences. In order to reduce energy costs, it is

possible to activate different operating modes for air conditioning and heating using the KNX control system via manual operation, presence sensors or the BMS. Likewise, the valves and control of the additionally-installed fan-coil units are efficiently operated via a control algorithm, depending on the ventilation and air conditioning operating modes.

Interface to the Building Management System The functional reliability of the different bus lines is ensured through additional USV units. In addition, the lines of the different floors are linked via LWL. Central management, moMultiple tasks for KNX: energy conservation, reliability, control and representation

nitoring and visualization of all processes are carried out via the Building Management System (BMS). It combines all building services systems, including the KNX installation, via an RS 232 interface. The system allows central monitoring, setting and operation of all KNX functions in addition to their local manual operation via buttons or touch panels,as well as the automatic functions via movement sensors, light sensors, room temperature controllers etc. The highlight of the building control technology is the display of technical information on four 46” LCD monitors.

Benefits provided by KNX in this project • High degree of dependability, reliability and quality for the operation of the lighting and air conditioning systems • Reduced power consumption through optimization of operating processes • Comfortable operation for customers and staff • Central control through integration with the BMS Technical refinements • Constant lighting control in the offices • Automatic lighting control via movement sensors and BMS in public areas • Manual and remotely controlled temperature setting in the offices • Controlling lighting scenes in the conference rooms and top management offices in combination with media technology • Central visualization of all KNX functions via the BMS Companies involved Building owner: Bank VTB, Moscow Architect: NPS Tchoban Voss, Berlin/Hamburg/Dresden Engineering and system integration: EcoProg Ltd, Moscow

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Delhi International Airport with Efficient Lighting

Winner KNX Award 2010 Category International – Asia

KNX shows world class format at the new Terminal 3

At the new terminal of Delhi Airport, 100,000 light fittings and KNX provide an efficient lighting system.

With 27 million passengers a year, Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the busiest airport in India. The airport handles about 100 domestic flights and is a destination for 70 airlines worldwide. As a gateway between agricultural land and the highly developed industrial region, it is of great commercial importance. As one of the fastest growing airports, Delhi Airport opened its new Terminal 3 in June this year. The 111,600 m2 large building complex was designed especially with the Commonwealth Games in mind – an important international sports event taking place in October 2010. Visitors from all over the world will be welcomed in worldclass style at Terminal 3, which has a handling capacity of over 10,000 passengers per hour. This is supported by a lighting system with about 100,000 light fittings which ensures passengers’ wellbeing and safety, and helps them to find their way. The control system is based on ABB I bus KNX technology and designed by Entelechy Systems. The hitherto largest KNX reference in Asia, with 11,000 components, has been selected for the International Award Asia.

lighting must be switched on 24 hours a day. Nevertheless, there is scope for energy-conserving lighting management – brightness can be reduced, and automatic dimming and switching can follow patterns of demand; it is possible to make maximum use of daylight, and systems can be automated using timing and occupation programs. The public areas were divided into zones in order to facilitate implementation. In the busy areas, lighting remains switched on continually at full brightness. In areas which are only frequented during certain hours, for example Arrivals and Departures, the lighting is controlled according to whether the zone is activated or deactivated. In deactivated zones, the light fittings are operated with a preset dimmed value of 10 percent whereas in activated zones, the lighting is

on continually at 100 percent brightness. For example, in vacant sanitary facilities, presence sensors will reduce the lighting brightness from 100 to 50 percent, whereas full lighting levels are reactivated when someone enters. Likewise, lighting and HVAC in the offices and service rooms can be controlled by presence sensors to suit demand. This means that comfort and personal needs are fully catered for; certain lighting in deactivated zones can also be switched on manually. Operating and setting the lighting functions is possible from the workstation of the CMS management system.

Complex integration of building services The Delhi Airport project represents an outstanding reference for KNX in India and Asia. The flexibility of the system, its connectivity with other standards and the option of combining decentralized functions to one central building management hub were decisive factors in its favor. This latter function is performed using IP routers, KNXnet/IP and Ethernet network. This allows central control of the lighting system and connection of error messaging via interfaces with the Building Manage-

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Benefits provided by KNX in this project • KNX provides the ideal basis for energy-conserving lighting control systems. • The communication between KNX and the Building Management System (BMS, Honeywell), the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC, ETA), the fire alarm system (Fire CMS, Minimax), a Network Management System, the Energy Management System (Electrical CMS, ABB) and the integration of visualization software provide the basis for complex applications involving energy conservation, safety and comfort.

Technical refinements • The capability of the KNX system is demonstrated by the fact that it can cope with 100,000 light fittings which are switched and dimmed, and by its perfect coordination of functions such as switching and dimming, lighting control, light sensors, brightness sensors, presence sensors, logic control components and central management with visualization. • The creation of interfaces to six different Control Monitoring Systems with international standards.

Companies involved

Comfort lighting only in active zones Where there is daytime and nighttime public circulation, such as in an airport building, the

ment System. Presence sensor signals are evaluated by the Control Monitoring System of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation in order to establish the correct room temperatures. Alarm messages from the fire alarm system activate emergency lighting and the lighting on escape routes and, last but not least, the consumption data computed by KNX can be used for cost control purposes.

In public areas, KNX controls the lighting according to demand.

Building owner: Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) Architects and Electrical Engineers: GMR, New Udhan Bhawan HVAC contractor: ETA, ETA Consortium, Delhi Electrical contractor: ABB, New Delhi


KNX Projects Winner KNX Award 2010 Category International – Asia

Home Automation – To Luxury Standard World standard in uniform design for apartment building in Seoul

room temperature. Another convincing feature was the effective conservation of energy through single room control – even more so as this could be implemented within an overall uniform design. This comprises a large selection of aesthetically pleasing switch designs and is another advantage of KNX amongst worldwide competition. The timeless Berker K1 program is a perfect match for the bright and modern living environment.

Integrated home network system

In the 18 luxury apartments about 500 KNX components control lighting, heating and solar screening functions.

The view from Mark Hills across the River Han and the Seoul skyline is breathtakingly beautiful. To the south of the ten-million-inhabitant metropolis and 600-year-old capital of Korea is a new development including luxury apartments. These are the residences of famous film, music and television stars and bosses of industrial corporations, banks and stock exchanges. The 18 apartments in Mark Hills, the KNX installation of which was selected for the International Award Asia, are also reserved for the ‘privileged’ classes. The apartments, with their 400 m2 of living space, are equipped to high quality standards including building services, which are mostly controlled by KNX. And this, in spite of the fact that it is not easy to prevail against the usual national technologies. Because home network systems are very popular in Korea – for example, systems made by Samsung or LG. Dana Corp., with hitherto 30 completed


projects, is an experienced and competent KNX system integrator in Korea, and was able to convince designers and building owners of the world standard for the ‘intelligent home’.

Consistent appearance of operating units One argument for the KNX building system technology was the multi-functionality of the bus buttons. This means that residents only need one control unit to switch on and dim the lighting, move and position the blinds and control the

The building, with its 18 apartments on nine levels and underground car park, is equipped with modern building services; it features a passenger lift, gas boiler for under-floor heating and hot water supply, air conditioning units, solar screening system and safety technology for fire alarm and intruder protection. The KNX controls for lighting, blind control, curtains, heating distribution, hot water circulation and clothes dryer are designed as island installations. Thanks to the open protocol, it was possible to integrate LCD touch panels that are typical for the country in order to allow comfortable central operation via KNX/ RS-485 gateways. These can be used to call up operating and control menus for the

Comfortable operation of KNX functions by a central touch panel: for example, menus for heating, curtains and lighting.

different installation elements. In addition, residents can use the Home Network Server to set and control pre-set functions for lighting (on/off), blinds (half/full), ventilation and air conditioning units and even the gas valve from their mobile phone or laptop.

Active throughout Korea Since its formation in 2007, the eight-person team at Dana Corp. has been implementing KNX projects for single family homes, luxury villas and commercial premises. It covers all services connected with KNX building system technology: consultancy, support for design and installation, project design, import of components, construction of distribution boxes, programming, commissioning and customer service. Benefits provided by KNX in this project • A large selection of switch ranges and uniform design of KNX operating units such as switches, dimmers, temperature controls, blind switches and other installation elements such as sockets, communication connectors etc. • Central operation via LCD touch panel and remote access via mobile phone and laptop. Technical refinements • The interface between KNX and a local RS-485 Home Network System is unique for Korea. This means that KNX functions for lighting, blind system, air conditioning units and heating can be operated and controlled from one unit. Companies involved Building owner: Mega Mark, Seoul Architect: Highlife, Seoul Services Engineers: Mega Mark, Seoul HLK Installer: Samil ENG, Janghang KNX System Integrator: Dana Corp., Seoul, Mr. Moon S. Park

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Multimedia with ECO Mode Los Angeles: prominent residence with intelligent building technology An exclusive residence with a 1,900 m2 home nestled in the quiet Los Angeles hills: This substantial home includes six suites, two living areas, a theatre room, two game rooms, a wellness landscape with waterfalls, pool, sauna, fitness gym and a basketball court outside. It stands to reason that such a building complex relies on intelligent building control technology. The choice of KNX confirms once again the advantages of this world standard for certified and compatible components. This is precisely the solution with which designer and system integrator Benolli Smart Systems in Los Angeles, USA, was able to meet the customer’s wishes for high comfort, exciting design and energy efficiency. The KNX installation for the comfortable home and guesthouse of the famous HOF baseball player Eddie Murray in Los Angeles, California, impressed the jury sufficiently, leading them to select it for the KNX Award International Africa/America/ Australia. This project includes all applications that are typical for upscale installations in private residences, almost in the manner of a showroom: comfortable lighting, automatic solar screening, energy-saving control technology, media technology, security monitoring and central operating touch panels with exclusive visualization.

High degree of lighting comfort The numerous preset scenes, which can be used to transform the interior and exterior into changing light moods are an example of what can be done with modern artificial lighting. There are buttons

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Winner KNX Award 2010 Category International Africa, America, Australia

Pool landscape in party lighting mood – easy operation via one-touch scene button

for room, house and event scenes, for coming and going, and scenes for daytime and nighttime operation as well as an Eco mode. To this end, the installation includes 220 lighting circuits with dimmer, switching and LED functions. For example, the energy saving mode switches the exterior lighting via a timing program and uses a brightness level of 40 percent. When the lights are activated, for example by a movement sensor, dimmers increase the brightness level. In the bathroom facilities, presence sensors activate the lighting on demand. The operation via the graphic user interface is very comfortable and can be accessed by iPhone, touch panels and from a PC.

Efficient in Eco mode The automatic solar screening reacts to time switching, scenes, solar sensor and to Eco or absence scenes, wherein the blinds are generally closed. Individual room temperature control for heating, ventilation and air conditioning contributes to energy efficiency, using adjustable operating modes, automatic temperature profiles, window contacts

and a link with the scene control system. In addition, an energy management function is activated in Eco mode which operates lighting, solar screening, pool heating and heating, ventilation and air conditioning more efficiently using dimmer functions, lower target settings and shading.

Appealing user interface KNX controlled monitoring functions take care of security; for example, using movement sensors, door and window contacts and video cameras. Panic functions are also included. A high performance multi-room control for audio and TV with 16 zones and comfortable entertainment technology streams music to all rooms. The fixed installed touch panels of varying sizes with exclusively designed visualization look very impressive. As the visualization client communicates with the central network server there are many options for operating the system. For example, the owner can use his own MacBook to operate the system from anywhere in his house.

Benefits provided by KNX in this project • The system facilitated the installation of numerous interesting features for this ‘intelligent home’ and the integration of other systems so that all functions and media can be controlled and operated via one visualization. • An energy management system for lighting and temperature control, which is activated via the Eco mode, ensures a reduction of about 20 percent of energy consumption for lighting, space heating, solar screening and pool heating. • Comfortable lighting with preprogrammed lighting scenes for different events and uses, and mobile operation options. Technical refinements • Dynamic and interactive user interface with attractive graphics, operating and configuration options, web services such as weather forecast, email, Google Maps etc. • Interfaces for Mac, Windows and Linux which are independent of operating systems • Pre-settable and modifiable scenes for lifestyle, Eco mode, nighttime and daytime operation etc. • Bi-directional KNX/RS232 interfaces with the swimming pool technology for the control, display and setting of water temperature, target settings, PH value, control of the water features etc. • Control of gas valves for six fireplaces. Participating companies: Building owner: Eddie Murray, Los Angeles, California USA Architect: Design Control Inc., Culver City, USA Services Engineers: Benolli Smart Systems, Los Angeles, California USA www. [email protected] 866.424.3444 Heating/ventilation/air conditioning: Carrier, USA KNX System Integrator: Benolli Engineering Group, Los Angeles, California USA


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Multifunctionality in Community Center Energy consumption for town and citizens made transparent

In this public building, energy consumption was optimised with the help of KNX functions, and a visualisation informs the public about the energy efficiency achieved. In this public building, energy consumption was optimized with the help of KNX functions, and a visualization informs the public about the achieved energy efficiency

It sounds like a fairy tale: ‘Wolkenrasenplatz in Sonneberg’! (Cloud lawn in sunny mountain). However, this project in the Thuringian town is actually real – including its energysaving building technology which is controlled via KNX. The Wolke 14 multifunctional community center in Sonneberg in Thuringia is intended to promote shared activities between the young and the old in the Wolkenrasen district. The center was built by the local council in cooperation with the Protestant church and provides rooms for cultural and sporting events, such as a multi-purpose hall, workshops, a computer room, a prayer room, a meeting room and the pastor’s apartment. As the whole project was part of a project study, particular emphasis was placed on sustainability, energy efficiency and flexibility. After all, such public buildings should also serve as an example when it comes to climate protection and careful use of resources. For example, the energy for space heating and hot water is derived from the groundwater using two heat pumps. The heat is distributed through a low-temperature under-floor heating system. The room temperature is controlled individually in each room using the KNX facility. A touch screen in the foyer of Wolke 14 is used for controlling the


building technology functions, and its visualization informs the public about the energysaving functions in the building.

Many different use patterns for lighting, heating and solar screening What is impressive about this relatively small KNX installation is that the building services in this public building can be used for a range of different functions. As the building is used by a number of different organizers, automatic controls were called for in order to save energy as well as man-hours. In addition, the building automation was intended to facilitate the operation of events, make consumption figures and accounting transparent and provide the necessary security. For this purpose, KNX controls lighting systems, solar screening, HVAC installations, alarm systems, media technology. It also records consumption data, sends fault messages and can be maintained remotely. A Gira Facility Server was installed for central visualization and control. Most of the lighting is controlled manually, but presence sensors make sure that the respective lighting circuits are switched off automatically after a pre-set time. A weather station and the Facility Server organize the automatic solar

screening, including safety functions during stormy weather and security when the alarm system is set. During normal operation it can also be operated manually. There are 28 individual room controls; the target values and the time of day when the temperature is dropped from the comfort level to nighttime temperature can be pre-programmed via a time programme. In summer an automatic night cooling function (passive ventilation) ensures a comfortable room climate.

Monitoring and information The complex security system also uses the KNX facility: internal room monitoring via KNX presence sensors and external monitoring via an IP access control system are both connected to a KNX alarm center. When an alarm is triggered, it is shown on the visualization display and is automatically relayed to a security company. Likewise, KNX is used to record consumption data. This data can be accessed by the contracted company via VPN, using the Facility Server. The heart of the system is the Facility Server with its main computer. The visualization can be accessed from the touch screen and personal computers. The menu has pages leading to the different rooms and services to provide central switching of lighting, setting of target values etc. However, the general public is probably most interested in the start page. It shows a schematic of the heat pump system with flow and return temperatures, the consumption of electrical energy and the resulting heat energy – an easyto-understand illustration of modern building technology.

Winner KNX Award 2010 Category National

Benefits provided by KNX in this project • Automatic functions for comfort levels and for the support of events • Energy conservation through individual room control and automatic lighting control. • Transparent consumption patterns to promote energy consciousness. • Exact data for cost accounting relating to events by different user groups. • Alarm function for technical faults and break-ins. • Flexible building services to ensure that the multi-functionality of the building can be maintained in the future. Technical refinements • Through the networking of the KNX and IP technologies it is possible to set the KNX alarm system via the transponder of the IP access control system. The command switches the presence sensors to monitoring function and, at the same time, closes any open windows. • In order to save energy, the presence sensors will automatically switch off the lighting in vacant rooms and areas and turn down the room temperature. • For the control of the night ventilation facility, the Facility Server evaluates data for internal temperature, external temperature, set minimum value, timing program and switch over from manual to automatic. • Consumption data is recorded and can be called up remotely. Companies involved Building owner: Sonneberg Town Council D-96515 Sonneberg Services engineers: Thomas Röthig, D-96472 Rödental, Electric installations: Elektro-Sonneberg eG, Sonneberg System integrator: Bert Schumann, Gebäudesystemtechnik Schumann, D-99091 Erfurt

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My Smart Home is My Camper Van For more holiday comfort and security – the first camper van with KNX

ted, the flat screen moves out, the SAT system automatically aligns itself and the blinds are lowered if the sun is shining outside – and so on. A real holiday feeling! There is not enough room here to list all the creative functions.

Endurance test on Europe’s roads Travelling in the smart camper van – the idea and its implementation won the Publicity Award.

Any higher-spec car contains significantly more technology than your average home. That is surprising, as modern electrical technology has fully developed systems and components for domestic installations which make life more comfortable and secure, and help conserve energy. Somebody owning a ‘home on wheels’ can make use of many functions in his vehicle which make sense at home. For this reason, when the team of the KNX User Forum Germany tackled this unusual project, it decided to upgrade the functions of a camper van with KNX. They even integrated an on-board computer for which they used a Gira Homeserver. This unusual idea impressed the jury so much that it honored the project with the Publicity Award. The imaginative creators of the first KNX camper van, Günther Sumser, Markus Schwarz and Matthias Schmid, scored special points for their clever comfort, security and energy management functions.

is really new. All functions can also be viewed and controlled externally via the internet. But the control center of the electronic nerve system accomplishes many tasks fully automatically, to an extent that was hitherto not known. Sensors have been installed in the floor, in the bed and the seats of the camper van, which recognize at all times where someone is – the on-board computer will then automatically switch on the respective lights. If somebody gets up at night, the light comes on and is also dimmed. The central intelligence also detects meal times: if somebody sits down on one of the armchairs in the dining area, a pre-programmed lighting scene is called up. When the TV mode is activa-

A holiday is when everything works automatically In a way, the KNX camper van is even more functional than an intelligent home. This does not mean that mobile operation using a touch panel and sensors

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Visualization on the mobile touch screen

People travelling in the camper van will also appreciate improved security functions. When the intruder alarm system is set, the automatic control of lighting and blinds is also activated. Alarm messages can be received by telephone provided a potential intruder even considers breaking in, because there is also a programme simulating the presence of persons in the vehicle. It goes without saying that the onboard computer displays tank levels and manages the power supply from a solar system and batteries. However, the system integrators were not only concerned with finding useful functions for the camper van, but also wanted to test the behavior of KNX components while on the road. The ProLiner Classic 760 S MEB is said to have travelled 22,000 km on Europe’s roads without a

Winner KNX Award 2010 Category Publicity

single equipment failure. This compact ‘luxury liner’, with its high-specification technical equipment was presented as a prototype at the Caravan Salon 2007 trade exhibition. In the future, the manufacturer wants to offer this version as a standard high-end solution. Benefits provided by KNX in this project • Everything works automatically: during dinner, when watching television, when going to bed – the lighting with scene control, TV and audio system, blackout and solar screening and even the activation of the monitoring functions during the night and absences. • Improved security on the road through intruder and theft prevention and remote monitoring. • Helpful functions for everyday camping, such as fill level monitoring and alarms, energy management, window and door monitoring, and recording the overnight camp sites using coordinates on a visualization page. Technical refinements • Automatic control and manual operation. • Visualization via touch panel, iPhone etc. • Gira Homeserver as on-board computer. • TV and audio control linked to the KNX system. • Central switch functions such as setting the alarm, sleeping mode, absence mode. • Blinds automatically controlled by the weather station. • Video monitoring and alarm function. • Presence simulation during absence Camper van team: Design and system integration: Günther Sumser, Freiburg Communication technology: Markus Schwarz, Radolfzell LED lighting, solar screening controls Matthias Schmidt Interface with third-party systems: Christian Berg, Kiel Software solutions: Alfred Scherff, Frankfurt/Main Mobile internet: Michael Grosalkski, Radevormwald


KNX Projects Winner KNX Award 2010 Category Publicity

Showroom Vividly Presents Building Automation System integrator underpins market leadership in southern Russia with KNX showroom

Showroom at BIS: Customers can receive advice and derive inspiration for the technical installations of their own building projects.

An impressive exhibition of the equipment available helps potential customers to acquire information and make their decision. In building technology this concerns not only the appearance of switches, operating elements, displays etc. but also the functionality of the equipment. The new showroom of the BIS group of companies in Rostov-on-Don is the ideal information source for customers. The KNX jury felt that the Publicity Award should go to them. The BIS Group for Engineering and Integration was founded in 1993 and is one of the leading suppliers of building automation in southern Russia. Since 2005, the first projects were residential buildings where specialists installed proprietary home automation systems. After recognizing that the limited conduction capacity of these systems could no longer cope with the ever-increasing customer requirements, BIS has been concentrating on the KNX building system technology. For the purpose of informing customers and other parties, the company used a 200 m2 space to install


and illustrate various systems which are based on state-ofthe-art technology by international market leaders.

Experiencing modern lighting comfort The BIS Group opted for KNX because the system is open and flexible, meets increasing demand in residential and commercial developments, can be used for various different functions, and because the market provides suitable components and systems by different manufacturers. The idea was to demonstrate these advantages in the showroom. With products by the system suppliers ABB, Gira, Berker, Busch-Jaeger and other manufacturers, the trends and

advantages of building automation are very clearly displayed. For example, visitors can experience move the advantages of modern lighting comfort themselves by operating design buttons, sensor operating panels, touch displays or remote-control units to create interesting lighting scenarios. Or they can just walk through a room and experience how lighting is automatically switched on and off. A model of a heating and air conditioning system demonstrates, with colourful neon tubes, how to conserve heating and cooling energy with automatic room temperature control. A multi-room control system with a comfortable operating element and a representative touch screen invites customers to create the music backdrop they want anywhere in the house and at the same time, use the controls to enhance the mood with lighting scenes.

An impressive switch and control center The showroom also offers solutions for security scenarios. Examples are sensors and video cameras to monitor spaces or the integration of biometric access control. Finally, all of this is linked to a central display unit. The moni-

In the showroom, display boards illustrate each of the different functions that are controlled via KNX.

tor displays all functions of the simulated building automation which are represented by colored symbols and which are easy to control and operate by touch. Equally impressive for customers are internet functions such as email, news, weather reports, internet TV and radio. The BIS Group’s latest press release is indicative for the Group’s marketing activities for building automation. Here the management states that the award is a clear indicator of the competence of the company and further confirms its market leadership in the region.

Advantages of KNX for building automation as stated by the BIS Group • Flexibility and multifunctionality • Compatibility between products by different manufacturers • Open for other systems • Integration of different building functions such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, solar screening etc. • Can be linked to a higher-level building management system Technical refinements in the showroom • One of the impressive technical highlights is the visualization on a touch panel with layout drawings and views of rooms, color coding for different functions, options for control, dimming and switching, options for creating scenarios by controlling the lighting and window blinds, including central and decentralized operation, multi-room control, internet functions, video monitoring and display of consumption data. Participating companies: Building owner, designer and KNX system integrator: BIS Group, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation, homepage:

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KNX Projects Winner KNX Award 2010 Category Special

Superlative Holiday Resort Future-proof KNX concept guarantees growth and flexibility

the integration of fire alarm and evacuation systems, it is possible to trigger the correct building services functions in emergencies. Likewise, remote control and maintenance of the complete KNX system was part of the initial design.

Expansion possibilities with KNX The Navarino Resort has one of the most extensive KNX installations in Greece

Lovers of luxurious holidays will now find their paradise in one of the most beautiful holiday regions of Greece. The first part of the Navarino Resort in the southwestern Peloponnese was opened in time for the 2010 season. Two hotel complexes with 766 rooms and suites, 265 private pools, a golf course, sports, spa and therapy facilities and conference rooms await the visitor. A total of 750 staff are ready to spoil their guests. You only need to imagine the white sandy beaches, the turquoise color of the lagoons, the Greek sun and shady woods – and your dream is perfect. The KNX system installed at the resort can boast similar superlatives: to organize 6,000 KNX units, 190 main distribution points, 16 zones, 198 lines and 18,000 group addresses was a considerable challenge for the system integrator GDS Digital System Ltd. – not least because this had to be accomplished taking into account the planned expansion of the complex to four times its current size by 2015. Unless a future-proof concept had been found, the KNX system would have been stretched beyond its limits in trying to accommodate the expanding building services. This was all of this reason for the jury to select the project for the Special Award.

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Guarantee for energy efficiency, comfort and security Environmental protection is of great importance in Navarino: trees were uprooted and replanted, water cisterns were built, solar collectors installed etc. The plan right from the beginning was also that the resort should be operated with zero emissions. By controlling air and monitoring the automatic conditioning system, controlling and dimming the lighting system automatically in accordance with demand and activating cooling and shading functions at the right time, KNX makes a contribution. In addition, KNX ensures comfort and security. Lighting scenarios can be called up to bring about the desired lighting mood, sensors control the lighting of the building and media control. KNX also ensures that conferences run smoothly and, through

Central operating and monitoring facilities have been installed in all five receptions. A visualization of the complete installation is used to operate these facilities. In the coordination of all this necessary data, the system integrator has demonstrated his extensive experience with KNX. In order to manage all building services functions centrally, it was necessary to link up the main distribution points with thousands of kilometers of cable. The installation relies on various media, i.e. TP, LWL, as well as, locally, IR and RF. This is managed powerfully via the KNXnet/IP package. In order to maintain an overview of the many items of equipment and functions, subsystems were formed, each with the same group address, which can be distinguished from the center using specially programmed routers. This means that the KNX installation remains open and flexible for further expansion. Luxury suite with view of the Costa Navarino

Ultimately it is also this flexibility which persuaded the designers and clients to opt for KNX. Compared with other systems, the flexible installation and reduced installation time, interfaces with other systems, extensive range of products available, trained technicians and the option for structured programming all spoke for KNX. Benefits provided by KNX in this project • Versatile applications for lighting, solar screening and air conditioning. • Options for managing the whole range of building services centrally. • Remote monitoring and maintenance. • Compatibility with different media and protocols, such as twisted pair, optical fiber and KNXnet/IP for coping with large distances. • System flexibility for coping with changes and expansion. Technical refinements • In order to be able to cope with the enormous number of addresses required for the successive expansion of this gigantic KNX project, it was necessary to divide the KNX system into sub-systems. The resulting identical group addresses can be recognised by the visualization at the central merging point of the sub-systems via specially programmed routers. This allows central management with access to all functions. • Redundant cable installation and power supply increases the availability of the system. Companies involved Building owner: Temes S.A, Athens, Greece Architect: Meletitiki – Alexandros N. Tobazis and Associates, Architects, Athens, Greece Electrical Services Engineer: Triedros Melititiki S. A., Athens, Greece GDS Digital System LTD, N.Eritrea, Greece System integrator: GDS Digital System LTD, N.Eritrea, Greece


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Success with Energy Management Group headquarters reduces the cost of electricity for lighting through automatic KNX controls

The success of lighting energy management in the Campeon development was rewarded with the Energy Efficiency Award.

It is well known that there is often enormous potential for energy conservation with respect to lighting systems used in industrial companies, offices and public buildings. By using automatic KNX lighting control systems it is possible to reduce the cost of electricity by double-digit percentage figures. This becomes interesting when the first real figures are recorded. The system integrator, Helmut Lintschinger, of EIB-TECH in Andechs, has implemented a KNX lighting energy management system in the new group headquarters in Munich, called the Campeon, of Infineon Technologies. Prior to the installation, the building featured an exceptionally high consumption of electrical energy. In the fourth quarter of the 2008/2009 business year alone, the consumption statistics show cost savings of about EUR 31,846 or 20 percent compared to the previous year. This project – an impressively sized KNX installation with its approximately 10.000 sharing units – was submitted for the Energy Efficiency Award. In order to combine these into one central management system, the system integrator has formed six KNX ‘worlds’


with one Gira Facility Server each, which communicate with each other via TCP/IP.

Server calculates artificial lighting times from daylight data In 2006, Infineon Technologies moved into its new group headquarters with its approx. 150,000 m2 of offices and about 6,500 work places. Owing to the company’s positive experience with KNX, the electric installations were carried out using this system. In 2008, the company decided to implement an energy management system. One of the tasks of the automated functions was

to switch off lighting when it was not in use. For this purpose, the data of light intensity sensors are evaluated. Based on the assumption that the daylight levels inside the building are proportional to the light intensity outside, it is possible to calculate the switch-off times via the server. The higher the value in lux, the longer the switched-off phase. This period can be manually optimized by presetting the lux value on the display. During the busiest periods at the beginning and end of the working day, the automatic switch-off facility is deactivated. Outside business hours the lighting is switched off via a timing programme. To safeguard against accidents, a pre-warning function with lights flashing three times was provided for stairwells. Similar energy-saving functions were programmed for the toilets and ancillary rooms.

Flexible for further optimization The success of this measure soon became apparent through the reduction in electricity consumption. For this reason, Infineon Technologies

Winner KNX Award 2010 Category Energy Efficiency

decided on a second stage of the lighting management system which included areas such as underground car parks, meeting rooms, rest areas and even kitchenettes. The lighting in these areas is switched off at 10:00 pm – this ensures that the light does not stay on continually. The master server receives all information from the KNX ‘worlds’. This includes data from sensors which are needed for the automatic lighting control systems. Touch panels are available to access the visualization system which was programmed by EIB-TECH. The company management has announced further measures for conserving energy used by the building services. Benefits provided by KNX in this project • Installation of a light energy management system using decentralized bus units and one central server. • Substantial savings on lighting costs through automated switching. • Owing to the flexibility of the system it is easy to implement further energy management optimization measures. • Large selection of compatible bus sharing units for many different functions by different manufacturers. Technical refinements • Networking of six independent zones / KNX ‘worlds’ using six Gira Facility Servers. The master server evaluates and documents the data and carries out the control functions. • All KNX functions are graphically displayed and controllable via touch panels and personal computers. • Control of different building services such as solar screening, shutters, SHE and car park control systems.

Six servers link the KNX ‘worlds’ in accordance with the building zones for lighting management.

Companies involved Building owner: Infineon Technologis AG, Munich System integrator: Helmut Lintschinger, Andechs

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Pupils Build a European ‘Smart Home’ Teaching project with KNX

A prizewinner, even before the work has been completed? The jury for the KNX award was already enthusiastic about just the idea that pupils from six European countries intended to develop an ‘intelligent home’, based exclusively on their own ideas. Further, the activities would not only include the functions of the home, but also the marketing and – in connection with that – a market analysis. In 2008 six vocational colleges from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy and Hungary started the ‘Smart Home in Europe’ project – as part of the Comenius EU learning program. The 200 participating students set themselves the goal of developing useful functions in a networked house of the future. For this purpose, each formed team took on a special task. In their search for the right technology, they discovered KNX because the system can cover all applications in the house and represents an international standard which is recognized in all participating countries – that means that KNX also has a unifying aspect, which is particularly appropriate for a European teaching project.

Promoting the idea of ‘Smart Houses’ to the general public and politicians The Comenius school partnerships are supported by the EU Commission and link teachers and pupils from different participating countries to join in shared activities over a two year period. Initial meetings about the ‘Smart Home in Europe’ took place in Recklinghausen (D), Kokemäki (FIN), Békéscsaba (H), Modena (I), Pilsen (CZ) and Genk (B). These served not

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Winner KNX Award 2010 Category Young

Benefits provided by KNX in this project In this teaching project, pupils take the lead in designing their own ‘Smart Home’ of the future. Their ideas and creative solutions are a good match for the international KNX standard due to its many functions, its large selection of compatible components and brands and the international applicability of the system.

The participating class teams scored points after receiving an award for their public participation project. Above is a collage by the participating Belgian school relating to the event.

only to determine the division of labor but also to gather basic knowledge. This led to the conclusion that ‘Smart House’ technologies are still largely unknown to large parts of the population. So there is a task for the marketing team: the future commercial assistants of the Kuniberg vocational college in Recklinghausen assume that the demand for ‘Smart Homes’ will increase, particularly amongst older people, although currently there are not enough political or commercial incentives. Their idea: a campaign to bring the idea of helpful functions, safety and energy efficiency in one’s own home to the public and hopefully also to representatives of the political parties.

Saving energy with lighting A first technical application was implemented at Kokemäenjokilaakson ammattiopisto in Finland. The lighting system of their own classroom is controlled via KNX/DALI, including dimmer function and lighting scenarios, and is intended to increase the awareness of artificial lighting and the need and potential for saving electrical energy. In addition, the solar screening system, black-out system

and screen were linked up to automatic KNX operation, which includes a visualization representing the functions. The pupils received support with equipment from BEMIautomation (specialist for lighting design in Vaasa, general manager Micheal Bendtsen), Somfy Group (world leader in window motorization and control), Ulvilan Kaihdin (local producer of Venetian blinds), Berker and Wago. As a result, BEMI automation has designed very modern lighting for the classroom using the latest findings of psychology on illumination and the most modern instruments of KNX. Further projects are underway. The Technisch Instituut St. Lodewijk in Belgium and the Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale ‘Fermo Corni’ in Italy work on solutions for conserving energy. Students of the Békéscsaba Central Vocational School and Student Hostel, Békéscsaba in Hungary work on audio and video control systems. And a team of budding electricians at Vyšší Odborná Škola a Střední Průmyslová Škola Elektrotechnická Plzeň, Pilsen, Czech Republic works on the communication technology in ‘Smart Houses’.

Participating institutions Technisch Instituut St. Lodewijk Mosselerlaan 110, 3600 Genk, Belgium Main project coordinator: Robert Gabriëls Kokemäenjokilaakson ammattiopisto Suoratie 1, 32801 Kokemäki, Finland Project coordinator: Marko Kemppinen Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale ‘Fermo Corni’ Sede Largo Aldo Moro 25, 41100, Modena, Italy Project coordinator: Enrico Artioli, Cecilia Lombardi Kuniberg Berufskolleg, Recklinghausen Im Kuniberg 79, 45665 Recklinghausen, Germany Project coordinator: Andrea Thommes, Erich Drotleff Békéscsaba Central Vocational School and Student Hostel 5600 Puskin tér 1, Békéscsaba, Hungary Project coordinator: László Kruzsic Vyšší Odborná Škola a Střední Průmyslová Škola Elektrotechnická Plzeň, Koterovska 85, 32600, Pilzen Project coordinator: Karel Hajzman Companies involved to date: BEMI, Vaasa, Finland Somfy Group, Finland Ulvilan Kaihdin, local producer of Venetian blinds, Finland Hager Modulec NV, Anderlecht, Belgium


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ETS4 Put to the Test With a new version of their most valued tool set to be released soon, KNX professionals are naturally interested to see what it`s like, and ready to criticise if necessary – as demonstrated by the fact that a total of some 30 members of KNX Professionals Deutschland came along to two special ETS4 workshops held recently in Germany. At the workshops, the professionals tried out initial versions of the program on their own projects, and came up with numerous ideas for improvements and new functions. Naturally, users are well accustomed to the current version of the popular ETS, with all its benefits, features, and indeed its failings. But in the meantime, KNX has been making huge advances. Any new version of the software must be able to satisfy the new, increased demands. Now that the standard for building automation is used worldwide, with the introduction of new media such as wireless, Ethernet/IP and power line, and with increased demand for economy, for example, the conditions have changed. The new ETS4 must be easier to use, faster, and more open for new applications. To enable it to satisfy the latest technical and economic requirements, and meet the demands of globalization, the KNX Association has now completely redesigned the ETS and added numerous new, convenient functions. Since its unveiling at light + building – the world‘s leading trade fair for architecture and technology – ETS4 has been subjected to a second round of testing by members of KNX Professionals.

Professionals putting the ETS4 to the test with their own projects

Tips from the pros Even for the first workshop in September 2009 in Lehrte, Germany, system integrators brought along their own projects, in order to test out the new version on them. KNX Association Tool Manager André Hänel was present, as were representatives of the software developers. Even by this stage, suggestions from KNX professionals had already been incorporated into the software. Now the testers gave it their all: the workshop was a maze of laptops and tangled cables, with devices being in-

stalled on-the-fly, and software and projects being loaded onto computers. Discussion was intense, expressions of bewilderment abounded, and more and more the program seemed like nothing more than a big building site. But this was the whole point of the workshops. A system as complex as the Engineering Tool Software for building automation can only be successful if it is the result of communication between all parties involved. The software developers went home with a long list of suggested improvements and

further ideas for making working with the program easier. The general consensus after the first meeting was that it is a good thing that the KNX Association takes the views and practical knowledge of KNX Professionals seriously.

Practical features Testing of the beta version in June 2010 in Stuttgart yielded praise for the program, but also more suggestions for improvements. This time, some 30 members attended the workshop, in order to take

System integrators and developers discuss individual functions of the new tool software


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KNX Tools a close look at their future tool prior to its release on the market. Phrases such as “That’s handy,” “That function will be useful for us,” and “That’s very clearly laid-out,” came up time and time again. In the concluding discussion, a number of features in particular received praise, For example, the improved database management system. This will be of particular benefit to team workers and system integrators who work with several laptops, because with ETS4 it will no longer be possible for a project to be altered simultaneously on different computers. The open address structure, the way in which work tasks are created, the faster download speeds, and the new design also all received praise. Professionals also responded enthusiastically to the simplification of certain works steps, for example the way in which parameters in a finished project can be accessed more quickly.

Views expressed at the KNX Professionals workshop: The fact that we professionals can get involved, offering criticism and practical suggestions, looks set to benefit all ETS4 users. I really like the new, clear layout and improved handling.

Praise and acceptance from experienced system integrators

Comprehensive functionality Opinion was divided on the new arrangement of windows. Here it is important to remember that the new interface is designed to make entry into KNX technology easier. After all, more and more electricians worldwide want to learn to use the ETS. Finally, the testers pointed out a number of omissions: “Before it is released, the new ETS4 should at least have all the functions that the previous ETS3 had,” argued one tester.

In the final stage, convenient drop-down lists, simplified project processing, error checking, and various other auxiliary functions are to be added, in order to allow yet faster work with the program. The KNX professionals also said that they valued additional functions such as project tracking, project comparison, long-term recording and reconstruction, though the latter is only planned for a later, powered-up version of the program. The testers also made many more suggestions.

What struck me are the benefits in terms of programming the devices. But there are other improvements and practical features too, that give reason to hope it’s going to be a good tool. What I found good was the improved handling of databases and projects, which is particularly useful if you work in a team and with several laptops. I like the improved way in which historical data is documented, and the fact that you can undo parameterizations already carried out. Even the basic version should come with the planned extended functions such as reconstruction, etc., because after all, we need these in our day-to-day work.

After a theoretical introduction from Tool Manager Andrè Hänel, then it was time for testing to start.

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8 Steps to Success with the ETS4 Start the ETS4  The installation of ETS4 can be done via– from KNX provided – setup.  After installation is completed an ETS4 icon appears on the desktop.  By double clicking it, the ETS4 will be executed for the first time. It is also possible to navigate on windows “program” folder the ETS4 and start the program from this location.



Create a new database  To build any KNX projects, first of all a data base must be created; within this the projects are stored.  Via the overview menu/ quick actions the data base will be created by clicking on the corresponding entry. A file dialog appears; via this dialog the possibility exists to enter the data base name and also the storage location.






Import manufacturer product (catalogues)  Subsequent to the database creation, certified KNX products from various KNX manufacturers can be imported. Via overview tab “Catalogs” and a file dialog choose the product file, which can be downloaded from the manufacturers’ web site.  The import of file is controlled via a „wizard” who gives you several selection opportunities as single selection of a product to be imported or corresponding translation languages.  After closing or rather at the end of „wizard“ in the „Catalogs“ tab overview all imported products – sorted by manufacturer – are enumerated. From now on they are ready to use in project creation.

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KNX Tools Create a new project  Inside tab “”Projects” and a click on “new” a new project will be created. The project name is arbitrary.  In the properties of „Project“, the used KNX media and how group addresses will be displayed are adjusted.  If the project is created, it can be opened by double clicking on it in the project list.




Create an installation 5.a Create building structure  A project consists of KNX devices and their links to each other.  The devices itself are located in the installation within building parts; e.g., rooms. Hence in ETS4 in panel “Buildings” e.g. the building structure and also equivalent effigies of appropriate rooms must be created (picture 5.a).  Within building structure, an assignment of KNX devices in an installation takes place to the installation point. 5.b Insert KNX devices in building structure


 In next step via the panel „Catalogs“ the designated devices will be inserted in the previously created rooms (picture 5.b)  The used devices reflect in principle an application what you want to achieve, e.g. in child‘s room, lighting including a dimming and sunblind control.

5.c Establish links between KNX devices  After this the links (in KNX terminology “group addresses”) between the different devices will be established. For this a communication object from at least two different devices (the green arrows) will be dragged on a previously created “group address” in the “Group Addresses” panel. Result is a logical link between these two devices (picture 5.c).

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Adjust product parameters


 The properties of a device, e.g. a lighting release delay will be adjusted in the “Parameter Dialog” of appropriate device.

Project Download  When all adjustments are done, the download of parameters into KNX devices will be started. For this, all necessary devices will be marked and via mouse context or menu bar the function will be called (picture).  After finishing the download, the device status will be automatically adjusted by ETS4. This status shows the correct cycle or also errors during the download. To check this it is also possible to select a device and call its status explicitly.




Exit ETS4


 Before you exit ETS4 you should as a last step always perform a backup of the database (tab “Database”). If this is currently not necessary, you can exit ETS4 via “Exit” button.


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KNX Members

New Members


Apricum d.o.o.


Blucasa s.r.l.




Colorado vNet


Control4 EMEA Ltd.

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Apricum d.o.o. was founded in 2004 in Podstrana, Croatia as the authorized Dallmeier Electronic Branch Office for South East Europe. In close cooperation with their partner company TAPKO TECHNOLOGIES GmbH Apricum, d.o.o. today offers everything from product definition for development to manufacturing of electronic components. Their focus is in the range of KNX-based building automation. As part of their activities, a

KNX training center was also established. To promote the acceptance of KNX in this latitude, they provide support for consulting and design of buildings which are equipped with KNX. Since April 2010 they have been a member of KNX Association and the first manufacturing plant of KNX products in Croatia.

Blucasa produces computers dedicated to the supervision of home and building automation. The coordination of home automation allows us to create breakthrough innovations in the areas of security, comfort and energy savings. Blucasa improves these features thanks to new devices, designed in our research & development area. Kairos is the heart of their solution. It is a complete micro computer the size of a business card and

has the power of a desktop. Kairos is very power efficient and consumers use just 1 Watt of power. Their computers are dedicated to the control of KNX systems, according with original data exported from ETS software. Thanks to its audio video support, Kairos is very attractive for those who want to integrate KNX and video entry phone.

Cisco views KNX as a strategic technology going forward into the Smart Buildings and network-based Energy Solutions space including Smart Metering & Smart Grid. Cisco will develop the KNX access to Cisco’s applications on the network, such as energy management applications and advanced solutions like the Personal Virtual Office which allows you to reserve an office on the fly using Cisco’s Unified Communications infrastructure, control

the KNX environment such as HVAC, lights etc., but also to personalize the office with Cisco’s digital signage and collaboration tools, which in a classic automation environment has not been done before. CISCO is proud to be a key player in moving the KNX home and building automation world to the next level of network infrastructure!

Colorado vNet manufactures a wide range of complete home control solutions for lighting, climate, security, CCTV, weather and distributed digital entertainment. Blending reliability, scalability and flexibility with award-winning contemporary design, Colorado vNet products are quick to install, easy to use and complement any decor. Colo-

rado vNet is a Russound company with operations headquartered in Loveland, CO. Colorado vNet home & building automation systems have been deployed in over 3000 homes and 500 commercial businesses in Northa America, Australia, Saudi Arabia and South America.

Control4 is a leading manufacturer of home and hospitality automation systems that are installed around the world. Offering a low cost, simple, yet versatile solution has enabled Control4 to be implemented in a growing number of projects. Inevitably this brought them in contact with the large KNX community and multiple requests for an interface. To

fulfill their aim to be as “open platform” as they can, and include KNX as a platform they integrate with, they have commenced two strategies: Assist several of their distribution partners to develop their own bespoke KNX integration solutions and embark on a Control4 gateway.







KNX Members switzerland

Dätwyler Cables


Dialogic Systems GmbH & Co. KG


Dinuy S.A.


EAS Systems


easyMOBIZ mobile IT solutions GmbH


Dätwyler Cables is a leading provider of high quality total solutions for electrical and communication infrastructures for buildings and FTTx networks. In addition to the production and sales of products, Dätwyler Cables offers comprehensive

services ranging from design and consultancy via harnessing, logistics and turnkeyservices including multi-site projects to maintenance.

Dialogic Systems GmbH is a dynamic solution provider for integrated building automation. The portfolio consists of powerful touch panel PCs for wall mounting, innovative software applications and supporting services for electronic and audio/video specialists. The differentiator in the market is the combination of very high performance PC-technology with state-of-the-art video intercommunication system software at affordable prices. The roots of Dialogic Systems

are an electrical installation company that started ten years ago. Realization of KNX-projects with high demands in a fast way became their expertise in the Munich area. At first a touch panel PC was developed for their own customers which can be used to fulfill the growing demands of builders and architects at an attractive price/performance ratio.

Dinuy S.A., founded in 1950, is specialized in developing and manufacturing timers, dimmers, motion detectors, etc. The HQ is in Spain (Irun), with a working center of 50 people. At this moment, Spain is the main market, but they also export products to 30 other countries around the world. Their product portfolio includes devices to be operated by the mains

and also radio frequency. All these RF products are the ones to be adapted to the KNK protocol, specifically dimmers, electronic transformers incorporating dimmer, impulse relays, KNX signal amplifiers, chimes, and temperature and luminosity sensors.

EAS SYSTEMS is a German company, founded in 1988. Since 2004, they have established themselves as a powerful partner in all KNX related planning, consulting and programming facilities. Upon this specialization, in 2005 EAS SYSTEMS started to develop own building automation products for special markets to provide solutions exactly

fitting their customer’s needs. As KNX plays a major role in many of these projects, they plan to extend their product range by adding KNX interfacing components to close the gap between their standard products and the KNX world.

Tired of classic touch panels? easyMOBIZ focuses on mobile controls for smartphones and tablets. With direct and real-time access to the bus system without the need for servers and browsers, easyMOBIZ offers truly intuitive solutions, based on widely popular devices like iPhone and iPad. easyMOBIZ develops and markets its own products like ayControl KNX and works as a custom software provider for established players in the field of building automation. Knowing that mobile devices such as iPad and iPhone, BlackBerry and

Android will complement and replace mainstream touch wall panels more and more, easyMOBIZ invested early in mobile control know-how. This experience serves as the basis for efficient to configure, intuitive, high-quality mobile visualizations and next generation mobile solutions. Interested in ayControl KNX? Read more about it in the „New Products“ section of this journal.






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KNX Members germany

Eleborated networks GmbH


Electrónica Integral de Sonido S.A.




HEP Tech Co. Ltd.


Hugo Müller GmbH & Co KG

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In the area of wiregates Elaborated Networks develops solutions for the home and office automation in the area of wired and wireless sensor networks, multifunctional gateways, bus monitors, access control and encrypted remote control. The product range for sensoring includes high precision and very affordable digital temperature and humidity / air quality

sensors with local bus interfaces in more than 20 design and housing types in industrial quality. The robust, fully pre-installed multifunction gateway allows the connection of 1-Wire sensor networks, KNX, Ethernet, Internet, and serial interfaces.

EISSOUND provides technology solutions that integrate their Multi-Room Audio Systems 400 series and i500 series with the latest trends in intelligent home and buildings. Their technology enables them to incorporate interfaces that enhance a home automated system with the features of their 400 series and i500 series, control the audio sources FM

tuner, iPod, MP3 players, etc, control an entry-phone intercom from the Audio Control Unit (in-wall in 400 series and RF remote in i500 series), program and manage the Muli-Room Audio System from a PC and connect their system to a telephone switchboard.

Empure is a manufacturer and distributor for modern and creative multimedia & system technologies. They are always striving to be on the cutting edge and are permanently developing new products. Their distribution network can be used by other manufactures. The design-division supports the engineering and finishing process for other products as a service. They

offer full tech-consultancy and multimedia development. They develop hardware as well as mobile Apps and ProntoScripts. They are furthermore very active in the KNX/IP market and offer a wide range of intelligent and cost effective solutions.

The HEP group markets in Europe, managed by HEP GmbH, and the technical know-how is derived from HEP Engineering GmbH. HEP Taiwan HQ performs group administration, global sales and R&D. The past decade, HEP Group has been active in lighting electronics, by introducing energy efficient lighting control gears and marketing initiatives that go in sync with the latest lighting trends and solutions towards a greener environment. HEP’s gears cover electronic ballasts for fluorescent, MH and HPS lamps, emer-

gency inverters, LED drivers and RGB control units. HEP’s products strength are dimmable gears; including fluorsecent lamps, LEDs, daylight harvesting and KNX solutions, also newly innovated dimmable 250 HPS electronic ballasts, seen as a further commitment to green lighting. HEP’s KNX products provide a complete solution for home & building control and takes the lighting industry into a new era.

The company was founded by Hugo Müller in 1929. Within a very short time the innovative company had become well known in the area as a manufacturer of high quality loud speakers, headphones, radio assembly kits, radios and, some time later, radio time switches. For Hugo Müller, the change to electronics occurred in 1978, when the first time a switch capable of being programmed for a year was introduced to the market. Its succes was so virtually pre-programmed – the new

product was exceptionally well received. Today, time switches continue to be an important element of the product range, albeit with features which are subject to continuous improvement. The characteristics reflects the company’s objective for the future: The consistent optimization and expansion of the standard product range, including tailor-made products to meet individual customer’s specific needs.







KNX Members canada



Nanjing Tiansu Automation Control System Co. Ltd.


Nordwestdeutsche Zählerrevision GmbH & Co. KG



the netherlands

Picell B.V.


MatrikonOPC is the world‘s largest supplier of OPC connectivity products, with a collection of over 500 interfaces such as OPC Servers, OPC Clients and OPC Historians. Boasting more than 30,000 users and over 100,000 installations around the world, MatrikonOPC provides connectivity to every major control system and application on the market. Their products are MatrikonOPC‘s pas-

sion. They have put a great deal of effort into producing building automation OPC servers that are not only reliable, but also have met their rigorous quality assurance standards. The KNX OPC Server from MatrikonOPC is the new addition to the building automation OPC Servers suite.

TIANSU Automation Control System Co., Ltd. was established in 2003. As a high-tech enterprise which specializes in software/hardware development and system integration for power system energy management, industrial process control automation and home & building control automation. TIANSU focuses on customers’ demand, providing stable and reliable automation solutions and rapid quality service. TIANSU is a company enterprise integrating scientific research

production & manufacturer sales. The quality of products is always their top priority and they acquired ISO 9001:2000 Quality System Certification in 2007. In 2010, TIANSU is planning to make the development & manufacturing operation of lighting control series products and to provide the commercial and home building multi-intelligent lighting total control solution, based on KNX technology.

With about 90 employees, the NZR supplies power supply companies, municipal utilities, wholesalers, industry, installers and exporters with products and services in the field of metering. After first starting with maintenance and repair of electrical meters, today the company is active in the fields of electricity, water, heat and gas both in the development, production, maintenance and repair as in calibration of metering instruments. The

NZR owns seven government-approved test laboratories for electricity, water, heat and gas. These are among the largest German testing agencies. Because of the broad range of services, customers will find a competent partner in NZR not only for standard metering, but also when it comes to new technologies and requirements for electricity meters.

Normalux is a company that has specialized in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of emergency lighting for more than 30 years. Always with the quality of the products as a motto, this small family company has been growing day by day, based on the security of installations, its state of the art designs and offering solutions to all the needs that the European market has been requesting over the years. The R+D department, certified at the highest European level, gives conclusive solutions to problems

such as energy efficiency. These solutions range from its LED luminaires to the most mordern building control systems that have become the most versatile option of the market. Nowadays, the emergency lighting fittings manufactured in normalux are present in more than 30 countries worldwide, and Normalux keeps on searching for new horizons for its solutions.

Picell is a Dutch company which was founded in 1994. They are active in markets where quality is of key importance. Their main interest in KNX is the ability to link multiple products. Picell has already been a protocol specialist for more than 16 years and understands the necessity for standardization. In addition to producing custom gateways for propriety protocols, they will now focus on KNX. Our aspiration is to connect every possible device

or protocol to KNX. This is especially interesting for companies and manufacturers which have their own protocol or device, but would like to connect to KNX and utilize the benefits of a worldwide standard. Besides this Picell has also planned to produce a KNX interface for our stand alone multi-room audio player.






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KNX Members germany

Preussen Automation GmbH


Schneider Electric Denmark A/S


Sinapsi SRL


Sommer Antriebsund Funktechnik GmbH


Toshiba Europe GmbH

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Preussen Automation designs, manufactures and sells media systems, lighting and building automation products for professionals and home owners. The portfolio includes complex products for the KNX standard as well as easy to use Smart BUS components for small and medium enterprises, based on RS485 bus technology projects. Next to media storage, playback systems, and stage

and studio equipment, ready to use SMART-pack systems are part of the product range. Preussen Automation is a company of the Eventa Group and has been managed as an independent brand and company since 2008. Besides the headquarters in Seehaupt by Munich, it also has a presence in Hong Kong.

Schneider Electric is a manufacturer of Danish installation materials and the market leader in Denmark. The company manufactures the intelligent installations system LK IHC Home control for residential, LK IHC wireless system and stand alone electronics. And now Schneider DK is launching KNX for Danish instal-

lations boxes.The Danish KNX offer is based on Schneider/Merten products, and all design independent products are identical. For design products,the housing is changed but the electronics are the same.

Sinapsi srl is a synergy of professional competences in the home and building automation area. As a system integrator, Sinapsi is interested in the development of systems, software and devices that allow the intelligent control of several kinds of plants such as home, building and energy. Especially in this field Sinapsi developed

a large range of devices for the control of many different kinds of renewable energy sources. Sinapsi offers to fitters and designers of electrical systems its own „know how“ in the planning and programming of the various automation systems.

The SOMMER Company is a leading manufacturer of high quality garage door operators, swing & sliding gate operators, operators for blinds and awnings as well as radio technology for home automation. SOMMER has achieved worldwide distribution of its innovative products. Excellent quality, a complete range of products which conform to the highest European standards, with comprehensive service and specialized trade support: these are SOMMER‘s characteristics. The unique and patented SOMMER garage

door operators with moving motor carriage and fixed chain provide exceptional maintenance-free, long term reliability. Comprehensive customer support package is available with fully trained, dedicated and motivated staff. Whatever your door or gate requirements are: e.g. sectional, swing, canopy, side-opening or collective garage block, SOMMER offers the most comprehensive range for your needs.

Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG) is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo, a global corporation with more than 130 years of company history. Toshiba is one of the largest IT and electronics companies in the world. Headquartered in Neuss, Germany, TEG is comprised of the following business divisions: Computer Systems, Storage Device Products, Consumer Products, Digital Products & Services and Electronic System Operations. Together, these divisions provide product ranges including

industry leading portable computers and other mobile products and solutions, HDDs, DVDs, LCDs, TVs and electronic office equipment. As the headquarters of the EMEA region, TEG provides support and assistance to its local branch offices. Digital products & services is a division of TEG’s computer systems providing solutions that deliver high quality multimedia experiences and enhance digital lifestyles.







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New KNX Products ABB Stotz-Kontakt GmbH

Albrecht Jung GmbH

DALI Light Controller DLR/S 8.16.1M

KNX Facility Colour Touch Panel IP

The new ABB i-bus® KNX DALI Light Controller can be used to control up to 64 DALI devices, the DALI control devices can be assigned to one or several of the possible 16 groups of lighting. Eight of the 16 groups of lighting can be individually combined with a light sensor such as the LF / U 2.1, to automatically regulate the brightness in the assigned rooms. Like this, a constant control of energy efficient lighting can be managed in a simple and convenient way. Each control loop is also offset brightness adjustable, so that e.g. a second light strip (slave) is controlled with different brightness.

The new intuitive control surface of the KNX Facility Color Touch Panel IP from JUNG now enables an even more convenient operation. With the labelling tool (free of charge) you can easily create functional control pages and upload your individual symbol selection into the touch panel software. This technique offers a multitude of display elements for your application. Additionally, the panel contains a sample project in state of delivery to demonstrate to the customer the advantages of the KNX system and clarifies its simple operation via the Color Touch Panel.



b.a.b.- technologie GmbH

eibPort + iPad

The perfect visualization for Touch Displays. While sliding with your fingers, task bars appear and disappear from the screen. So what you see is what you need. Tapping (or spreading) with your fingers let the screen zoom, so elements are easier to handle, making this KNX-visualization follow the Apple philosophy. Self explanatory and international for Touch Displays, WebPads and Smartphones. A further attraction: This Ajax visualization is automatically created while designing the “normal” visualization in eibPort. See the video on YouTube! Contact:

ABB Stotz-Kontakt GmbH

Albrecht Jung GmbH

b.a.b.- technologie GmbH

ABB i-bus® KNX Security terminal

Smart Remote

Noble Touch panels

The new security terminals provides a compact security solution for KNX applications to detect and report burglary, robbery and technical risks. It contains applications as an interface between security sensors and KNX. The devices have four or eight inputs, so-called detector groups. They serve the monitored connection of passive detectors (e.g.: magnetic contacts, glass break sensors, etc.) to ABB i-bus ® KNX and the connection of floating contacts in applications with increased security requirements. Contact:

With JUNG, the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad turns into a multifunctional remote: Now you control various room functions in a KNX installation in a convenient and flexible way with the new App Smart Remote – from illumination or blinds control via temperature adjustment up to your multimedia systems. The JUNG App with two sample pages is available in the iTunes-Store free of charge. You can download the Smart Remote Starterkit from the JUNG website to connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with the KNX system via the Facility-Pilot visualization software. The JUNG Smart Remote can also be integrated with m..myhome of the company ibs.

By waiving on cheap consumer hardware these touch panels are extremely powerful and thereby whisper quiet. The frames, available in stainless steel or aluminum but also in black, white and green glass only extend 10 mm from the wall. The devices run with Windows XPe and pre-installed HomeInformationTerminal (HIT). Beside the KNX building visualization, additional pages (e.g. weather- and traffic forecast, email) can be integrated into the user interface. These are browsed in a matter of seconds, because the pages are continually kept open in the background. A nice and fast information center in 10,4", 15", 19" and 22", and all this for an attractive price. Contact:



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KNX Members Basalte bvba

B.E.G. Brück Electronic GmbH

Bilton LED Lighting


B.E.G. LUXOMAT® RC-plus next 230 (KNX/EIB)

BILTON® dim-sequenceactuator CURVE

Enzo is a multi-touch switch that is available in dual and quadruple variants. Its smoothly rounded retro design and the use of high-quality materials make it a timeless product with an exclusive touch. Despite its retro look, Enzo uses the latest technology and features highly sensitive touch sensors, a multi-touch function, and a temperature sensor. The entire housing is touch-sensitive – with a finger swipe across the surface, light is activated. The integrated, multicolored LED backlight makes Enzo visible in the dark. It can also be used for status feedback. Enzo features a monobloc design with the integrated KNX buscoupler and is available in black and white glass and black and white leather.

The motion detector LUXOMAT® RCplus next 230 is now also available as a KNX version – the new KNX outdoor motion detector is one new highlight in the B.E.G. product range. The special features of the 230° detector include its large range of 20m and its additional energy saving potential thanks to the dynamic follow-up time adjustment. It has a modern sensor system for improved detection quality and is available in black, white or with a stainless steel finish. Contact:


The new dim-sequence-actuators by BILTON create a rare and unique option in lighting technology: the possibility of combining the latest technology in the LED-control with ease of handling. And this is what BILTON® products stand for: With this bus-compatible 3-port-dimmer for KNX Bus, we enter a new phase of production of high-performance LEDs with constant current. The BILTON® dim-sequence-actuator CURVE enables the user to easily set the respective output current via dip switch. The device of uses up to 6 LEDs and depending on the color will operate correctly with an output voltage of 22 V per channel. This means users can now directly control 6 RGB-spots or 15 single color LED’s. Contact:

B.E.G. Brück Electronic GmbH

Berker GmbH & C0 KG

BleuComm‘Azur EURL

B.E.G. LUXOMAT® KNXnet/IP Interfaces

IP-Control Mobile

ProKNX-IP+ gateway for media remote controller + iPhone / iPad

The KNXnet/IP interface serves specially as a hardware interface for connecting a KNX system to a TCP/IP network. As a multifunctional control unit, the KNXnet/IP Interface Multicontrol also has many other functions for monitoring and controlling KNX systems, such as time switching, scenes, event triggers and logic functions. Alternatively, the KNXnet/IP Interface Web features an integrated web server for convenient visualization of the system, such as with a PDA (iPhone) or a PC. Contact:

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Besides the tried-and-true connection of KNX and IP technology via IP-Control, the new software version (Release 03) allows access to all building functions, even from small, mobile terminals. This means that it is no longer essential to have a stationary network or Internet connection. IP-Control can be opened simply using a browser, in order to visualize and operate the programmed building functions. Suitable are e. g. iPhone/ iPod Touch, Blackberry, Nokia N series devices, HTC Touch, PDA with Internet Explorer for Windows Mobile 6.5 (or higher) or Opera mobile. A new feature for easy building control – whatever the time, whatever the place.

One configuration for two wireless remote systems to control KNX: There’s no easier way! After having finished the configuration of the Pronto remote controller (TSU9400, 9600, 9800 or the new TSW9500), just upload the configuration file to our web server. The 4-digit pin code that you will receive has to be inserted in the iPhone application – and as many of your Apple devices as you want will be charged automatically with your personal KNX control data. Those who are doing media installation will appreciate that they do not have to borrow their customers‘ iPhones for configuration or testing. Of course you may also do exclusive iPhone or media controller configuration.




KNX Members BMS Solutions

Controltronic GmbH

Cytech Technology pte. Ltd

Weather station for KNX

KNX Power Supply

KNX Motion Sensors as Alarm Inputs

BMS has launched a weather station on to the market that brings forth a new generation in sun protection: It not only gives an overview of the weather, it also replaces a complete sun protection central. Apart from the remarkable design of the weather station it measures the wind ultrasound, which makes the device wear-free. It detects brightness, global radiation and wind from all directions and also measures the temperature and rainfall. At the same time, the weather station is a central for up to eight facades and provides various security and comfort programs. The device will be controllable via KNX.

The new KNX power supplies with 320mA resp. 640 mA are available for a very attractive price, so they are excellent alternatives to the typically used system components. Due to a wide range input 100-240V AC, the power supplies are useable worldwide. LED indicators for power, overload and reset are placed on the front. A special push button activates an automatic reset on the KNX line. An additional auxiliary voltage output with 30V DC is available in both versions. Nominal current is 320mA resp. 640mA. The outputs are short circuit protected. Contact:

Cytech Technology‘s UCM/KNX interface between the Comfort Security System and KNX now allows KNX motion detectors to be used as alarm sensors in the comfort system. This is achieved by assigning the KNX devices as virtual inputs in the security system, allowing it to behave just like any other alarm sensor in the system. The KNX sensors trigger an alarm when they detect motion only when the security system is armed. Comfort can also also provide scheduling, telephone control, SMS control and conditional logic functions and integrated home management for KNX. Contact:


Controltronic GmbH

creston international


CM.1.1.1 KNX Connection Module



The Connection Module CM.1.1.1 allows you a fast way to get access to the twistedpair- (TP)-KNX wires. The Connection Module is for DIN rail mounting, two modules wide and is connected within the distribution box with a standard KNX connection terminal to the KNX line. On a special KNX socket, the KNX line is available at all times from outside. The new module is a cost-efficient alternative to the fixed installation of a USB- or IP-Interface. An additional available KNX configuration tool with accordingly connector can be connected very easy to the KNX line without any installation work. Contact:

Crestron has unveiled their new KNX interface, the CI-KNX. This new product makes bi-directional communication with any KNX network possible. The CI-KNX is capable of addressing and controlling up to 250 KNX objects. The unit is equipped whith a TCP/IP port that is capable of handling Power Over Ethernet. CI-KNX can be programmed in ETS and its competitive price point makes it ideal for smaller KNX installations although it is scalable for bigger projects if required. Contact:

DIVUS OPTIMA is the name of the new graphical interface of KNXSUPERIO and KNXSERVER. This new, designoriented interface provides a variety of pre-configured KNX elements, which makes the quick creation of visualizations possible even for KNX newcomers. A revolutionary wizard accompanies the user and allows him to import his ETS DB and to create his visualization by selecting pre-configured command and application pages. On KNXSUPERIO the OPTIMA interfaces are installed per default. KNXSUPERIO is “green”: the panel equips the new Intel Atom CPU N450, a 10,1“ widescreen LED display and many interfaces, consuming only 12W! Contact:


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KNX Members Easydom

Eelectron spa


Easydom Kute

Eelectra Switch

KNX interface 43495

Easydom Kute is a new powerful software for home automation systems: graphics completely renovated, clean and intuitive, robust and reliable software structure, Easydom Kute will also manage KNX systems. Using a Touch Screen, a Windows MediaCenter or a PC running Microsoft Windows platform, the end user can manage the home automation system through navigation within a plan – or photograph – which shows the spaces of his home. Graphic icons included in the plan represent lights, automations and all equipment installed in the home that can be managed through the system. The end user has the possibility to enable / disable individual icons, create timer, scenarios, change the layout themes and much more. Contact: EayMOBIZ mobile IT solutions GmbH

Eelecta is the new KNX switch range coming from Eelectron. It is characterized by a flexible system that brings design and intelligence into your house. Featured 8–4 channels KNX switches with temperature sensor embedded, 4–2 channels conventional switches, control of dimmers, light, load, shutters & blinds and scenes with KNX technology. Large icons and buttons for easy usability and clear signaling on leds, night localization in a smooth and soft mode are available. The cost of the installation is reduced with four KNX free inputs available in the KNX switch to interface Eelecta conventional switches in the same design or to connect other signals.


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Contact: Eelectron spa


Eelecta Touch Panel

KNX interface 53495


Unlike other iPad and iPhone visualizations, ayControl KNX is fast, absolutely intuitive and uses your time as a professional efficiently. No servers or dedicated hardware are required. Use this native ayControl iPhone / iPad app together with a standard KNX IP router/ interface. With the free desktop software (with ETS import) you instantly create a fast, appealing, mobile visualization. Use your time wisely and have a look at the ayControl website showing KNX, DMX, RGB, IP cam surveillance and multimedia use cases. International dealer inquiries welcome!

EISSOUND has developed a Din Rail KNX interface module (Ref. 434 95) for its 400 Series Multiroom Audio System. As a result, our audio system can be integrated and controlled from any home automated system that utilizes the KNX communication protocol. Users from up to 24 zones can choose the different audio sources, control the volume, go forward and backwards in the FM stations memorized and turn on/off the entire system.

Eelecta’s Touch Panel is dedicated to all users and for every home thanks to a flexible system, attractive design and easy installation in 2 or 3 modules, in round or squared boxes. This product is characterized by 3,5 colored display, covers and screensaver that can be personalized, expandible icons and personalized images, configuration with ETS, temperature sensor and beep signal, timers, chrono multizone scheduler and thermostat; all are included in this device. Easy to use, Eelecta’s Touch Panel can manage dimmers, light, load, shutters & blinds management, DMX and scene control, passwords with KNX technology. Available in three different colors: white, silver & anthracite.

EISSOUND presents its KNX interface (Ref. 53495) for the i500 Series “Made for iPod” that allows you to integrate and control your sound from any home automated system that utilizes the KNX communication protocol. The interface gives users the possibility to control from up to 24 zones all the sound sources of the i500 Series such as the FM tuner, the CD/DVD audio player, the iPod docked in the central unit, and the two external audio sources. In addition, you can control the local input in the remote control and the local FM tuner in the main active loudspeaker. Users can choose the audio source from any zone, go forward and backwards, control volume, and turn on/ off the entire system.




KNX Members Elaborated Networks GmbH

elka-elektronik gmbh

Elsner Elektronik GmbH

WireGate Gateway

KNX Gateway RS232/485 IP

KNX TH65-AP Thermo-Hygrometer

ElabNET presents the WireGate multifunction gateway as a powerful solution for access and administration of 1-Wire sensor networks in the KNX environment. Ethernet, internet and serial interfaces can be additionally connected. Further functions are logging and monitoring of the KNX telegram traffic, graphic data logger, simple logic, VPN remote and precise time synchronization. The preinstalled gateways are based on robust embedded hardware with no moving parts, an ultra-stable Linux kernel and are only implemented in open source software. There are different versions and types available.

The new KNX gateway offers various possibilities of connection and control of subsystems via the KNX system. The projection software KNX-Gate makes it possible, for instance, to define own strings by which, for example, a beamer can be controlled via KNX. In case of a failure, the operator can be informed by e-mail. Communication with KNX is affected via one of the interfaces RS232, RS485 or Ethernet. The bidirectional gateway is fully downward compatible and is supplied with 24 V AC / DC.

The KNX TH65-AP measures temperature and air humidity in indoor or outdoor areas and may be used for the prescribed monitoring of store rooms, stables or green houses. In passive houses the thermo-hygrometer checks the inlet of the outer air in automatic ventilation systems or it controls the comfort field according to DIN 1946. Besides the calculation of mixed values, adjustable switching outputs and logic gates, the KNX TH65-AP offers a PI control for heating, cooling and ventilation.



Contact: eltrak

Elsner Elektronik GmbH

esa elettronica

Fully addressable LCUs

KNX T-UN All-purpose Temperature Sensor

ESA Visualyser

The fully addressable lighting control units from the Lightrak range offer you a solution that when used alongside Electrak’s Buscom provides the quickest feasible installation time. Buscom trunking enables you to tap-in to both power and the KNX bus at any point. The Lightrak lighting control units then simply clip onto the buscom and plug in. Lighting and switching components interlink using Wieland or RJ45 connectors. The system provides the perfect solution for power and control in lighting installations and offers an impressive array of control features including dimming, corridor hold, presence detection, daylight linking, time scheduling, load shed and emergency lighting test facilities.

KNX T-UN consists of the evaluation electronics and the measuring head, which are connected with a flexible cable. Through splitting the elements, the sensor sleeve (only 15 x 6 mm) can be placed in indoor and outdoor areas which are difficult to access, for example, as a contacting or feed probe for sanitary and heating installations. The temperature sensor offers four switching outputs with adjustable threshold values and additional linkage options with AND/OR. A PI controller for one- or two-stage heatings and coolings is also integrated in the program of KNX T-UN.




ESA Visualyser is a complete gamma of KNX enabled touch devices from 4" to 19". The new PC-based touch panels provide all the power of the ATOM CPU with a low-energy consumption and with a ready-to-use KNX port. ESA Touch PCs allow you to experience the home & building automation in a completely simple way: they can be easily wallmounted in order to create a perfect system for the home, public buildings, hotels, hospitals and complex infrastructures. ESA products are the result of an avant-garde production system, designed to make quality a cutting edge solution reality: each product is submitted to strict internal tests in order to reduce any possible defectiveness to ZERO. Contact:

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KNX Members Esylux GmbH

Presence detector PD-C 360i/12 Mini KNX

The new 12 m ceiling mounted presence detector PD-C 360i/12 Mini KNX with integrated bus coupler (TP) with high dusk and water protection (IP 55) as well as a small dimension of only 58mm Ø is optimally suited for the presence dependent light control in medium-sized areas. A light output (switching or dimming), full or semi-automatic plus a 2nd, dependent on the 1st. Presence dependent HVACoutput, ON- and/or OFF switching delay, choice in the disable objects between ON, OFF or no reaction, usable as master or slave. The light value is temporarily adjustable via KNX touch sensors. This and additional functions can be additionally executed with the remote Mobil-PDi User.

Function Innovation & Technology AS

KNX MultiLight


Interface apps

KNX MultiLight is a three-part room controller designed to be pre-fabricated into suspended luminaries. The device will control lighting, climate and shutters in both closed and open plan offices. This offers the user control of the environment, as well as control via the KNX bus. The KNX MultiLight has a two-step heating/cooling regulator with automatic switchover and parameter controlled dead-band. The device also offers two binary inputs for lighting control, general switching or shutter functionality, in addition to the intuitive user panel in sleek design. The KNX MultiLight is ideal for offices and commercial buildings.

The new Gira Interface applications offer the possibility of mobile operation for the complete range of building technology and route or from any room within the building – using iPhone, iPod touch or iPad via GSM, UMTS or WLAN. Because this solution does not access building technology using a web interface, it is extremely quick and also secure with regard to transmission: control is practically implemented in real time. The new Gira Interface applications communicate with the Gira HomeServer 3/FacilityServer. The Gira Interface optimized for mobile device touch screens visualises all functions clearly. The applications are available exclusively through the Apple iTunes store.



Contact: Esylux GmbH

Gepro mbH


Presence detector PD-C 360i/8 Mini KNX


Push button sensor 3

The new 8 m ceiling mounted presence detector PD-C 360i/8 Mini KNX with integrated bus coupler (TP) with high dusk and water protection (IP 55) as well as a small dimension of only 33 mm Ø is optimally suited for the presence dependent light control in smaller areas. A light output (switching or dimming), full or semi-automatic plus a 2nd, dependent on the 1st. Presence dependent HVACoutput, ON- and/or OFF switching delay, choice in the disable objects between ON, OFF or no reaction, usable as master or slave. The light value is temporarily adjustable via KNX touch sensors. This and additional functions can be additionally executed with the remote Mobil-PDi User.

The hardware of the 12-fold display panels has been completely revised and now has improved electrical and mechanical attributes. The two-color LED (red/ green) light up brighter with less power consumption. The LED-caps are integrated on the front panel. The operation is also possible without auxiliary voltage. An auxiliary voltage 12V to 28V DC is possible, which enables an operation in combination with KNX alarm systems. A reduced depth makes the panel easy to install. With the help of ETS, red, green, blinking, timing and duration are are programmable. The tableau is in a robust and attractive aluminum housing.

Gira is introducing a new push button sensor generation: Gira push button sensor 3 Basic, Gira push button sensor 3 Comfort and Gira push button sensor 3 Plus. These allow control of the various bus functions of KNX building technology such as saving and activating lighting scenes ,as well as switching and dimming lighting. The operating buttons are softly backlit, enabling them to be easily located in the dark, and each has its own inscription space. With the frame variants made of metal, individual inscriptions can be engraved into the buttons. The Gira push button sensors 3 are available starting November 2010.




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KNX Members Hager

tebis KNX flush mounting presence detector

Effective immediately, Hager is proud to offer two bus-compatible flush-mounting presence detectors: the TCC520 model with integrated KNX output and the TCC521 model with DALI output and constant light level regulation. The devices operate in automatic or semiautomatic mode. The model with the KNX output can switch lights on and off directly, or the output can perform other tasks via the bus. The DALI version is able to carry out light control functions directly, in connection with up to 24 DALI or DSI ballasts, in the form of a broadcast. Alternatively, the DALI output can also be controlled via the bus.

Guangzhou Hedong Electronic Co., Ltd (HDL)

HDL-Switch Actuator

The Guangzhou HeDong Electronic Co., Ltd (HDL), with its headquarters in Guangzhou, is an electronic manufacturer with its own R&D team. HDL specializes in stage lighting, high power dimmers and home automation. Based on the KNX BUS system, the first new products are switch actuators: this product series includes three types: M/R4.16.1, M/ R8.16.1, M/R12.16.1. All of those modules use 50A magnetic latching relays for switching the load, which gives a large capacity and long life. They have (according to type) 4, 8 or 12 channels for AC/DC loads up to 16A for every channel. The following functions can be set individually for each output channel: status response, status recovery, time function, scene, threshold level, logic and heat actuator.

Ingenium sl

BUSing-KNX Gateway

The BUSing-KNX gateway is an eagerly awaited development designed to connect BUSing and KNX devices in the same system. This gateway allows two-way connection between these two powerful protocols so far incompatible. This development increases the versatility of BUSing protocol, developed by Ingenium, which had shown great flexibility in both home and building automation installations. And now this device opens a new range of possibilities; a large number of combinations joining KNX and BUSing catalogues. Contact:

Contact: Contact: Hager

Ingenium sl

Intesis software sl

tebis KNX TR131A media coupler


IntesisBox® KNX gateways for LG Air Conditioners

Using the new TR131A media coupler from Hager, radio inputs and outputs can be linked directly via the ETS to TP bus systems for the first time – integration in both tebis KNX TX systems and tebis KNX ETS systems is possible. Only the new Hager media coupler, which is equipped with comprehensive plug-in software for integration in the ETS as standard, offers the option of ETS programming. In order to allow unrestricted use of ETS parameterization, Hager has equipped all tebis radio components with their own ETS applications. Contact:

The SR is an innovative radio frequency movement detector, now available for both BUSing and KNX. It has been designed for hidden installation, and thanks to its radio frequency technology, it can detect movement through non-metallic solid objects. The hidden installation protects against unwanted tampering, thefts, vandalism; in addition it does not interfere with interior design. Its sensitivity, detection time and other parameters can be adjusted, allowing the user to configure detections according their needs. This device clearly outperforms infrared optical detectors in sensitivity and precision, and this means energy and money savings. Contact:

IntesisBox LG-AC-KNX-16 and LG-ACKNX-64 are KNX gateways for LG air conditioning systems. Designed in close cooperation with LG Electronics to offer a fully bi-directional integration (monitoring and control) of the air conditioners with KNX. IntesisBox connects to the air conditioning system through the outdoor unit and to the KNX TP-1 network, compatible with Multi V (Plus, Space, Sync, Water, Mini), Single A, MPS and ECO V air conditioning lines. Configuration tool and a ready-to-use product are also provided for a quick and easy integration. Integrate up to 64 air conditioners with a single gateway, a very cost-effective solution for integration of LG air conditioners in your KNX projects. Contact:


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KNX Members Intesis software sl

MDT Technologies GmbH

IntesisBox® KNX - BACnet gateways

AKD-0201.01 / AKD-0401.01

IntesisBox KNX-BACnet gateways provide a fully bi-directional integration (monitoring and control) between KNX and BACnet. With IntesisBox you can integrate any BACnet equipment into your KNX building control system, or you can also offer integration of your KNX projects controlling any sub-system of the building (lighting, etc) to existing BACnet based Building Management Systems (BMS). A full range of models of IntesisBox is available to cover any integration requirement (different capacity, BACnet server or client…). No need of any additional network adapter, direct connection to KNX TP-1 and to BACnet/IP networks. Configuration tool and examples also provided without any additional cost.

The new MDT universal 2-fold/4-fold dimming actuators for switching and dimming incandescent lamps, 230V halogen lamps, LED lighting and dimmable energy saving lamps. Operation in phase control or phase alignment mode. Integrated short circuit and excess-temperature protection. Softstart function to increase lamp life time. 250 W maximum load per channel, separate power terminal for each channel. Integrated bus coupling unit. Contact:


NETxKNX® OPC Server 3.5

The NETxKNX® OPC Server has been in use in countless KNX projects for years. At the light+building 2010, our OPC Server was in use for control of the plant, for five nominated projects for the KNX Award. The winner in the category International Europe (Ecoprog Ltd. – Project VTB Bank Moscow) uses 31 NETxKNX® OPC Server for control of their project. The high reliability and performance of the software is therefore, once again demonstrated. The ongoing development and optimizing regularly affords additional features and new add ons. Like the new NETxLAB® Fidelio interface for integration of the hotel management system micros® Fidelio. Contact:

MDT Technologies GmbH

Multidomo Networks

BE-TA55x / BE-TA55Px

Multidomo MeteringEnterprise – New version for multiple facilities

The new 2,4,6 and 8-fold MDT push buttons in pure white fit all reputable switches with 55 mm rocker. The KNX bus coupling unit is integrated. The rockers can be parameterized with single and dual button functions for dimming and blinds. The application offers extensive functions. In addition, the Plus version offers bicolor LED indicators (red/green) for each button, for status, nightlight and logic functions. The LED can be triggered directly by own objects.

Multidomo Metering® is software for data collection, storage, analysis, charting and alerts, from any KNX sensor, actuator or measurement equipment. This new version combines information from multiple facilities in a single point of management over the internet or LAN. New Product Features: Multiples sites, consumption average per area type, web interfaces, view application for users, manager application for integrators, compare consumptions with other facilities, user’s management automatic, customize area types, customize consumption type.


NetxAutomation Software GmbH

Connection to KNX: IP(Falcon) Contact:

NetxAutomation Software GmbH

NETxLAB® Voyager Global Visualization

The visualization system consists of the central Voyager Server and the different Voyager Clients. This product line enables, you through its flexible number of client connections, to realize variable project sizes – from a small home to the largest projects in the world – with the same software. The individual visualizations are connected as clients to the server, which analyzes, configures and updates them. The entire system is managed centrally. Server and clients are communicating over the VNET protocol, which provides an encrypted and efficient fast connection. The Voyager Server provides an integrated web server that enables a global, platform and independent access to the clients. Contact:

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KNX Members Normalux

Preussen automation

Promoveo technology


Super I/O 12 Module

Client for Android

Normalux – a Spanish Company with more than 25 years experience in the design, manufacture and marketing of emergency lighting- launches new models of the Europrisma range on the market which are KNX compatible. Waterproof fitting (IP65) with circuit on a tilting surface for a quick assembly. Models with 1, 2 or 3 hours duration. Models with LED technology for energy save. “PROTECTOR” system to protect the battery. Contact:

The Super I/O 12 module provides a complete automation solution in one device. It is the ideal basis for vertical integration and upgrades with KNX, for which specific requirements for switching capacity and sensors are provided:.With its twelve floating input contacts and twelve switching outputs, as well as extensive configuration possibilities, the software can realize a superior switching performance with this module. Pre-selection determines whether the channels are configured separately, in groups of six or together. Functions like scene, block and switch are possible over central objects which can save whole group addresses. Contact:

The Promoveo platform launches a fully integrated Android client using the same Promoveo Configuration tool providing the same consistent user experience. The Promoveo Android client always gets the latest information from the Promoveo server which means changes are only made at the Promoveo Server. By using the latest Flash technology, the user interface scales automatically to any screen size, and with an estimated 250 million smartphones running Flash by 2012 this means unrivalled customer choice and supports the vision of Promoveo on all customers’ devices. Further, this means an even more affordable solution for clients as their latest devices can be used to control their KNX installation. Contact:


Promoveo technology



7" KNX touch panel

RolloTube X-Line

Excellence model is the perfect fusion between style and functionality. In addition to its innovative design, it offers multiple assembly possibilities without accessories (surface, recessed, tube, etc.). Availability of models where the lamp is replaced by LED diodes. In maintained models, the power consumption can be reduced up to 70%. “PROTECTOR” system to protect the battery. Thanks to this system, the charging time is reduced to 10 hours (against 24 hours in conventional fittings) and must only charge for the lost percentage. This way, the battery life is increased and the power consumption of the fitting is reduced. Contact:

The new slim 7’’ fanless touch panel from Promoveo offers KNX visualization with the same intuitive Promoveo user experience where no user manual is required. The client works seamlessly over IP with the Promoveo server and is configured via the Promoveo configuration tool where the user interface is automatically generated for you. The 7" Promoveo client always gets the latest information from the Promoveo server which means changes are only made at the Promoveo server.The 7" touch panel is specially designed for hotels and offices to meet the industries demand for low cost combined with high reliability, sleek design and frame options to comply with any interior design requirements.

The intelligent tubular motor RolloTube X-Line is the first KNX tubular motor with an integrated interface for connection to the KNX bus. The self-learning drive is based on the new RolloTube electronic platform with Safe-Drive System* for precise positional detection of the motor shaft. The blockage and obstacle detection systems as well as torque monitoring guarantee safety during operation. The FlexiClick Principle* enables flexible configuration of the obstacle detection system. The current position of the roller shutters and possible malfunctions are read-out by the remote service and reported to the output medium. Contact:



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KNX Members Siemens AG

Sitek S.p.A.

Steinel GmbH

GAMMA instabus wall switches


Presence Control PRO HF 360y

The new Building Management System GAMMA instabus wall switch generation is distinguished by a uniform bus coupling unit (BTM) and a unique application program. Thus the planning costs decrease and installation and commissioning get easier. The user interfaces provide maximum functionality based on KNX technology and are available in a wide range of designs. The parameter settings range from typical switching functions, value transmissions, value-controlled status lighting of up to nine status LEDs to an integrated scene controller, room temperature sensor and IR receiver decoder.

With new innovative visualization software, it‘s flexible, powerful and intuitive to use. The visualization runs on multiple platforms such as PC, Touch Panel and mobile devices. A rich set of more that 1000 symbols, widget, dynamic objects and advanced functions, like rotating menus and RSS feed reader, allow system integrators to easily create KNX home & building applications. The full vector graphic object library, allows users to resize applications without losing quality of visualization. Page templates and project themes, reduce the time for project creation. Contact:


Bringing out the new Presence Control PRO HF 360 KNX, STEINEL PROFESSIONAL now for the first time offers a KNX presence detector that uses HF technology. Given the way they work, HF motion sensors respond reliably to the tiniest of movements and provide comprehensive detection coverage. The HF 360 KNX is extremely slim, almost „invisible“ and offers hardly any target for intentional damage (e.g. from vandals). This makes it ideal for energy-efficient lighting automation in WCs, changing rooms, stairwells etc. The presence detector‘s reach is electronically adjustable and can be limited in two directions. The numerous functions and all KNX parameters can be selected using an optional remote control. Contact:

Siemens AG

Steinel GmbH

tci GmbH

I/O-push button interface

Presence Control PRO IR Quattro HD

Top hat rail server logico-hs

Push button interfaces provide an optimal way to utilize conventional wall switches to use KNX actors without being bound to a switch design. Moreover, status LEDs can be steered for in conventional switching elements. With its low height it fits in standard flush-mounted boxes. The connection line length can be up to 10 m. An extensive application program provides universal use. By the high output current the direct drive of status LEDs is possible. Contact:

The new KNX IR Quattro HD presence detector from STEINEL PROFESSIONAL sets new standards in building automation. Benefiting from previously unequalled detection zone resolution (4,800 switching zones), it provides maximum detection quality, making it the ideal sensor for energy-efficient lighting automation in offices, schools, conference rooms etc. The detection zone can be extended in any way by as many as 10 presence detectors connected in parallel. With a scalability matched by no other system in the world, the square detection characteristic is shown to be a huge advantage. The numerous functions and all KNX parameters can be selected using an optional remote control.

tci presents the logico-hs, a full-function PC with Intel atom processor. The compact row housing corresponds to the requirements of DIN 43880. The computer has the cross-section of an automatic fuse and can be mounted standard-compliant in the distribution boxes of the electrical installation. Due to the cable free tci baseboard technology and the construction without fan and hard drive, the computer is robust and durable. The power consumption of only four watts (idle loop) provides minimal heat generation. With two Ethernet ports, two USB interfaces and a KNX connection port, the logico-hs can overtake various control and communication tasks. Contact:


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KNX Members tci GmbH

Theben AG


tci tabletop devices

MIX switch actuators for C-load with current monitoring


tci introduces the iBiento and the amena70MBC, two new tabletop devices for KNX building automation. All conceivable comfort and security functions can be realized with the new devices. iBiento offers an exclusive design and a 9“ multitouch display in an ergonomic widescreen format. Due to the power saving Intel atom CPU and low-loss LED backlighting, the iBiento is very energy efficient. The amena70MBC is an especially low priced all-in-one device designed for hotel rooms. With the integrated infrared transceiver, it can also be used as a remote control for audio/video/TV. PoE (Powerover-Ethernet) over a single cable is an option with both devices.

The new four channel RMG 4 I switch actuators in the MIX 2 range can be upgraded with up to two upgrade devices to 12 channels at 10 AX/250V~ each. The new MIX 2 modules can be used with the MIX1 range. Basic device and bus module can be separated mechanically. The latest Mix application makes it possible to copy channel parameters. The current at each output can be measured accurately to approx. 100 mA for fault monitoring. Using the configurable power calculation, it is possible to show the display in watts or show whether the output is exceeded or not. Contact:

The KNX MSE 8M230 permits the centralized and localized operation of up to eight independently operating sun shading systems. The motor outlets are protected using two replaceable 6.3 AT fine-wire fuses (four outputs each). For this, the KNX MSE 8M230 requires only six horizontal pitches (HP) in the electrical distributor. A Byte value triggering from curtain position and lamellar angles are possible without any synchronization! The slat tracking and annual shading function, allows you to optimize slat angle in accordance with sun position with an additional unit.Efficient set-up using the ETS is assured thanks to the simultaneous parameterization of all eight outputs. Contact:

Contact: Theben AG


Weinzierl Engineering GmbH

VARIA 826 KNX multi-function device with black glass cover


KNX Stack ‘System B’ for complex devices

Theben offers this single room controller to suit modern decor complete with multifunction display. Its slim housing is fitted with a square, gleaming black or white glass cover. Backlit LEDs provide an interesting light effect. Various functions such as heating, air conditioning, ventilation, light and solar protection are automatically controlled or manually operated using the solid aluminium buttons. In addition, weather data, room temperature, CO2 concentration, song titles etc. can be displayed. Contact:

The KNX MSE 6M230 is a multiple combination actuator designed with KNX technology and is used for the centralized and localized operation of up to six independently functioning sun shading systems. Or, for example, four sun shading systems and four light circuits, which also function independently of each other. They are independently protected by the miniature fuses of the actuator. The surface-mounting housing is a perfect complement to installing the units in the ceiling or ground. This kind of installation reduces wires and the fire load in the building! Conventional push buttons can be connected directly and are available to the bus system for light activation/ deactivation, sending values, etc.

With the increasing complexity of KNX installations, KNX devices need to meet greater demands. For this reason a device model with considerably more resources is now available in the KNX specification and is fully supported by ETS. Weinzierl Engineering now offers ‚System B‘ as a new system software targeted at 32-bit controllers. The platform supports up to 10,000 group objects and with an optimized system architecture can support large tables without loss in performance. The stack implements a complete 32-Bit architecture and is also available for Linux. Contact:



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KNX Members Woertz AG




Well-Documented KNX Projects with the New Flyers Checklists The Raptor has an additional power supply which generates and controls a 29VDC KNX system voltage with max. 640 mA. The control and display elements allow the monitoring and interruption of the bus voltage supply. Like the whole series of Raptor actuators, the power supply may quickly be installed and connected– decentralized, without any tool, without any error. Just in one click! The supply occurs by means of a 3-pole flat cable box. If the Raptor is supplied through the emergency mains, the KNX functions will be ensured also in the event of a power failure. Contact:

ZAS is the new multifunction room controller from Zennio which manages main KNX functions such as thermostat, lights, shutters, scenes, music, etc. ZAS has a freely configurable KNX touchpad with eight push buttons, and four additional push buttons that allow navigation of the menu with ease. The 1.5" display (128 x 64 pixels) offers customizable labels and language support, keeping the user fully informed of the room’s status. An IR receiver and temperature probe are built in, and two more inputs may be found on the back for push buttons, or additional temperature probes, making the ZAS a complete solution. Not forgetting its modern design, the ZAS fits perfectly in hotel rooms, apartments, buildings and more. Contact:

Zennio Advance Tecnologia, S.L. IRSC Open

IRSC Open is an evolution of the popular IRSC from Zennio. The IRSC Open satisfies a need in KNX, with its most important feature being the open IR code. This allows the installer to integrate any device with an IR receiver into KNX. Up to five remotes can be emulated by IRSC Open. It is possible to mix IR commands from different remotes creating scenes where all the IR devices are involved (the IR emitter needs a direct line of sight to all the IR devices). The manner in which the IR commands are captured is very easy due to the use of a special program which can be downloaded to the Z38 touch screen. The IRSC Open extends the Open family, which began with the SKX Open (RS232 gateway).

Two new flyers for KNX step-by-step project management are now available. On the one hand is Part 1 – Start of project, which contains a checklist for implementing an electrical installation with KNX and a supplementary sheet for other possible applications; and on the other hand is Part 2 – Handover, which covers the visual inspection, functional check, customer induction and the handover of the system. These documents are already available in two languages: English and German. Additional language versions are already being prepared.

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KNX Partners KNX Professionals Kickoff Meeting On Thursday 20, May the first event of the newly founded Userclub took place in cooperation with the KNX Belgium National Group at the Van Der Valck hotel in Brussels-Diegem. All existing userclub members and other installers, system integrators, educators, etc. interested in the KNX world were invited for this splendid event. The participants could first follow a presentation about the “KNX Professionals” and their goals for the future. Afterwards the participants received presentations of the new KNX products that were

introduced at Light+Building. This was done in small groups as a speed-dating concept. To conclude this successful event, participants had a nice dinner together with the manufacturers of KNX Belgium. This was the first event of many to come for the national KNX manufacturers in cooperation with the Userclub. The Belgium KNX National Group and KNX Userclub together during the meeting.


Participation by KNX at Electrical Building Technology Guangzhou for First Time KNX China’s first appearance at the Electrical Building Technology Guangzhou trade fair on the 20th anniversary of KNX in 2010 was a highly significant event. KNX China brought together all four board members to participate in this fair.Apart from presentations at the booth, a press conference and a technical seminar were also held during the fair. A comprehensive and detailed introduction to the updated KNX technology and its application was

presented to the visitors and attendees. Most of them showed great interest and said they expected to attend more KNX activities like this in the future.The participation of KNX China at the four-day fair achieved great success. KNX at Light+building Guangzhou during the KNX conference and presentation.


Energy Efficiency Events in Croatia In association with Green Building Croatia,KNX Croatia organized symposiums in Split and Zagreb on June 14 –15, respectively.Both symposiums were held with architects, engineers and students present. These events were opened by the President of Energy Efficiency Fund, Mr.Vinko Mladineo, which clearly showed that KNX technology is very important for future energy efficient projects even at a state level. The key speakers of the presentations, Mr. Petar Tomić and Mr. Renato Krikšić, presented KNX technology, and highlighted the quality and im-


KNX Energy Efficiency Seminar in Croatia

portance of KNX. Moreover, some case studies and project examples implemented in Croatia, providing evidence of “KNX as Green Building Technology”, were also presented. These workshops together with new members showed what the national organization has achieved, as well as their interest in KNX. Contact:

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KNX Partners KNX at EL & TEKNIK fair in Odense The EL & TEKNIK fair was the starting point for KNX in Denmark and the first marketing event where all KNX members in the new national group joined efforts and worked together to make it happen. The purpose of being at the fair was first and foremost to create a bigger KNX footprint within the Danish building automation market. The visitors represented a mix of interests; there were installers working on their first KNX project, suppliers looking for membership, planners trying to understand the KNX

Denmark philosophy and concept, and utility companies interested in energy optimization solutions. This is the starting point for several more events that have been scheduled. In the near future, the Danish website will be running and a one day event is planned for the next months. KNX at El & TEKNIK fair in Odense from May 18 – 20, 2010


KNX Finland and Investment in Training The scene is now set for the long term success of KNX, with KNX Tutors, a certified training center, partnership with schools, and the KNX documentation in Finnish. KNX Finland invested in the translation of the KNX handbook which was published in January 2010. Following this step, during 2010, KNX Finland has enrolled members in the organization and they have been able to make agreement with six technical schools to start dialogue on KNX training oriented toward electricians and technicians as part of their regular timetable.


Facilities of the first Training Center in Finland

And last May,the Finnish market was boosted with six new KNX tutors and the first Finnish certified KNXTraining Center at the Technical University of Tampere, TAMK. Considering all these facts, we can say that Finland is now ready to meet the next 20 years of growth and challenges with KNX. Contact:

KNX France with the ENR - Show of Renewable Energies KNX France has just taken part in the Show of Renewable Energies - which was held from the June 16 – 18, in Paris. The KNX booth was located together with Rexel Group (leader in the distribution of electrical supplies). The stand showed the technical assets of the KNX standard and the energy performance made possible by KNX in an installation. During the show,KNX noticed growing interest in new trends from external companies looking for new solutions such as

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KNX. The results in terms of energy performance meant KNX was a viable solution for them. Standardization, interworking, a wide range of application areas, etc. also played a role. Members of the KNX France at the show



KNX Partners KNX at the Berliner Energietage (Berlin Energy Conference) “Smart building” symposium reveals the potential of building automation KNX Germany was represented at the “Berliner Energietage” (Berlin Energy Conference) in May. As part of a series of presentations entitled “Smart Building”, the Central Association of the German Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry (ZVEI) explained the potential of building automation based on the KNX standard. Klaus Jung, General Manager of ZVEI Installation Equipment and Systems, said in his speech introducing the topic: “The smart building brings together all home and communication devices, sensors, and the components of the various building

systems in the house, with the energy and communications network, both internally and externally.” The call for the introduction of intelligent power networks thus automatically requires “smart buildings”, he said.The integration of “smart meters” into building automation systems ensures greater transparency of energy flows Klaus Jung, General Manager of ZVEI Installation Equipment and Systems


KNX Hungary Puts Emphasis on KNX Documentation According to their strategy for 2010, the KNX National Group of Hungary decided to continue expanding KNX literature in the Hungarian market. Therefore, not only does it already have the Green Building flyer translated into Hungarian,but also much more documentation will soon be available.The KNX Handbook for Home and Building Control and the Energy Efficiency and Checklists flyers are already in preparation. Parallel to this activity,the president of KNX Hungary took part in the BuildingTechnology

and Environmental Awareness Fair in Budapest on the May 18. The 20-year anniversary of KNX was presented to 150 attendees at the conference. New KNX Documentation in Hungarian


2nd KNX Technical Workshop in Italy KNX Italy’s efforts to spread KNX technology in the local market continue. On June 11, the Italian Association, in collaboration with KNX Association and IMQ – the Italian KNX certified test laboratory – organized a workshop in Milan aimed at companies interested in developing and certifying new KNX products. Participants had the opportunity to understand the capac-


ity for growth of the KNX market in Italy and worldwide. Technical Event at the KNX Italy premises


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KNX Partners KNX Association of Ireland Launch Following an initial meeting in November 2009, the KNX Association of Ireland was formally launched in Dublin on May 28. Peter Walsh, Chairman, outlined the aims of the association which include the promotion of the KNX Standard and increased sales of KNX products for Irish Members.An introduction to KNXTechnology was presented by Brian Kennedy, KNX Tutor at the FÁS Training Center in Dublin, following by case study presentations by Steering Committee Members Stephen Shannon and Tom Weafer.

The Association currently boasts 11 Members who are: ABB, Best PowerTechnologies, Davenham Switchgear, Dublin Institute of Technology, EIB Technical, Fusion E&I, Hager, IDAS, Lifestyle Electronics and PEWL. Steering Committee of KNX Ireland

Contact: [email protected]

KNX Norway participated in Eliaden 2010 KNX Norway had a large 35m2 booth at this year’s Eliaden, with many visitors at the stand. The great interest in KNX in the Norwegian market at the moment was clear. In addition to a strong presence via a KNX booth, KNX Norway held two seminars with NELFO and participated in both the Contest of Young Electricians organized by Nelfo and a seminar on KNX in residential care. Moreover, KNX Norway organized two more seminars: Energy Efficiency with KNX and a presentation


about the ETS4 software. Both workshops were well attended, and we received good feedback from the public on these. ETS4 presentation at Eliaden


“Success is Infectious” KNX Swiss, too, are proud of KNX technology’s 20-year anniversary, and are celebrating accordingly. Under the motto “Success is infectious”, the organization is holding a major conference on October 20, 2010 at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne.The aim of the Swiss conference, which will be networked with other events all over the world, is to make KNX technology even better known, and to familiarize visitors with current social and technical megatrends. There will be well-known speakers, a large marketplace where, in parallel to the talks,

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visitors will be able to see the latest products from the Swiss KNX manufacturers, and a mixture of entertaining interludes to ensure an informal atmosphere. The event is aimed at specialists in the field, and will provide ample scope for networking. It is supported by a number of professional associations Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne (Photopress/Alexandra Wey)



KNX Partners “KNX International Forum” in Madrid

Participants could watch the presentations on a large screen, or on a number of other screens around the exhibition area.

The Spanish KNX association held its first “international” conference on April 27 – 28 this year. The locations for the event were provided by Telefonica, the Spanish market leader for fixed line and mobile phone services – the company made the conference and exhibition rooms at its headquarters in Madrid available for the conference. The conference was supported by, among other organizations,the Madrid provincial government and the Ministry for Housing Construction and Industry consisted of three sub-events: The KNX Congress: this consisted of a series of presentations held in parallel in two different conference rooms. In

the main hall, which held some 300 visitors, presentations focused on the three key topics of energy efficiency,sustainable architecture, and care for the environment. Several topclass speakers from Spain and abroad,and in some cases from outside Europe, shared their insights and experience with a large audience. These presentations were supplemented by a number of round table discussions. Presentations and discussions aimed specifically at KNX partners took place in a second hall.These dealt with the latest trends in the integration and installation sector. The presentations here also looked at the very latest products from

the Light+Building trade fair, which had taken place shortly beforehand. Of these, the absolute highlight was the beta version of the ETS4 software. KNX Expo:this exhibition gave a total of 16 companies the opportunity to present their latest products and services relating to KNX in a space covering more than 900 m2. The companies included not only members of the Spanish association, but also other Spanish and foreign exhibitors. The stands were all constructed according to a uniform design, to underpin the “interworking” nature of the KNX world.They were also a perfect place for participants to discuss in greater depth issues raised during talks and presentations at the KNX Congress. KNX awards Spain: this competition was exclusively for universities,vocational schools, students and young engineers. A total of 14 projects had been submitted, all with the intention of winning a prize in one of 5 different categories. Once again it was clear that the KNX standard enjoys high significance in the Spanish market. In conclusion: with more than 400 participants attending, the large amount of effort expended in the months leading up to the event more than paid off. The numerous discussions taking place during, but especially after the event, were a clear sign that it had been a success. Notably, it

Godehardt Schneider (President of the KNX Association) and Antonio Moreno (President of Asociación KNX España) during their opening addresses.

provided an opportunity for sectors that we do not encounter in our “normal” daily business – for example architects’ associations and public decision-makers – to find out about KNX technology. All of this is more than reason enough to continue holding this event every two years in the future. Contact:

KNX Scientific Flyer in 6 Languages KNX Association has created a flyer with the most important information for the target group “Scientifics”. The purpose of the KNX Scientific Partnership is to establish communication and enable mutual information exchange

amongst universities, institutes of technology and/or research bodies and members of KNX Association. This flyer is available in six different languages: English, German, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish.

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KNX Partners New Members, New Activities In the first half of 2010, in addition to the eight current members (ABB, Berker, Gira, Hager, Isolectra, Jung, Schneider and Siemens) two new manufacturers, Somfy and Theben, became members of KNX Nederland. In early 2009, KNX Nederland started a forceful marketing and communication campaign in order to familiarize contractors and system integrators with KNX. Today, more than 250 contractors and system integrators have become members of this network. At the end of 2010, manufacturers in KNX Nederland plan to go public together in a collective stand at the only

home automation fair in the Netherlands. Preparations for that have already started. And for next year, the members will keep supporting the development of KNX Professionals,but they will also try to convince other partners in the building industry of the importance of KNX, for example, technical advisors. In 2010, KNX and KNX Professionals will again try to create a distinctive profile for themselves at the home automation fair in the Netherlands.


Successful Participation at CEDIA Home Technology Event KNX UK’s participation at the CEDIA Home Technology Event in London, held during June, opened the door to many home automation specialists looking to familiarize themselves with KNX.This initiative helped to further strengthen the links between KNX and CEDIA, and the KNX UK stand was a center of attraction for all visitors. The KNX CIBSE CPD seminars were also extremely successful and popular presentations. KNX UK was once again involved

in the sponsorship of the 2010 Building Controls Industry Association Awards.The Association successfully promoted KNX to another important target audience and may look to increase its support of the event next year KNX at the CEDIA Home Technology Event


The World Cup and Beyond Quietly but steadily, KNX is taking a foothold in SouthAfrica.In association with ABB, the Peter Mokaba Stadium was completed using KNX as the backbone. Built especially for the World Cup, i.e. the lighting system comprises eight lines and over 200 KNX Devices, controlling lighting in concourses, kiosks, ablutions,VIP boxes and parking areas. Automatic changeovers for generator power were also implemented. In addition this, the Green Building Council of South Africa will have their annual convention in Cape

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South Africa Town, Sept. 20-22. Based on Australia’s initiatives,standards are being established for Green Buildings,and KNX will be there explaining the benefits of open standards and interworking in building automation. For South Africa and KNX, this is only the beginning ... Peter Mokaba Stadium, one of the eight stadiums at the World Cup 2010



KNX Partners

New Training Centers KNX Online Introduction Course

A new way for studying KNX - online

participant‘s schedule. The course takes about 6-8 hours to complete and normally the course period last about 1-3 months.The course has been field tested in Sweden for about two years and is now available also in English. It is well suited for educating beginners, schools, and for example, your contact at the municipality. Furthermore, the course is suitable for electrical contractors and electro consultants who want to know more about KNX in the first step. Gain the advantage and

use it for your self or fast group education. It is low cost for the single user and even lower with high volume registration.The course can be branded and utilized for various campaigns. This is a fast way to increase knowledge about KNX.

As a global specialist in energy management and automation with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric provides integrated solutions for energy and infrastructure, industrial processes,machinery and industrial equipment, building automation, data centers and networks and residential buildings.As practice shows, KNX attracts more and more enthusiastic customers. Well-designed training courses are certainly the best way to keep up with

the fast-growing electronics market. It also creates a promotional contribution to ensure the future of each company through know-how. Schneider Electric Austria now offers KNX basic courses recently in addition to the comprehensive product training. In addition, for the first time in Austria, there’s an opportunity to obtain a trainer certificate to give basic courses yourself.

KFE is a fully-registered, independent Kuratorium für Elektrotechnik (Austria) association offering services to the elec-

develops concepts for further training, for legal protection, and for assisting electricians in generating more business. The training offered is practice-oriented, and is seen throughout Austria as the gold standard in terms of quality. As of now, KFE is offering basic and advanced courses in the field of KNX. In addition, there is a special focus on installation technology and distribution board design.

The entire course is online via the internet. This gives the following advantages: Simplicity, felxibility, ability to study from work, solid documentation, customized digital content that is easy to use, and an online support system with a personal connection to a certified KNX Tutor. As the course is entirely online-based, training sessions can be adapted to each

Schneider Electric (Austria)

trician’s trade. It is member-focused, but also sees itself as bearing a responsibility towards all electricians. KFE represents the interests of, and serves a competent partner to, its members with regard to business issues, acts as an advocate for businesses, and works together with experts at theAustrian umbrella organization for chambers of commerce in solving the problems faced by the industry. It


Contact: Find out more at trainingcenter/en



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KNX Partners DCE (Belgium)

Schneider Electric (Denmark)

ABB KNX Training Center (Egypt)

Innung für Elektro- und Informationstechnik Nürnberg-Fürth - Z E.I.T. (Germany)

KNX – Hollendong (Germany)

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The company DCE is specialized in the study and reselling of KNX equipment. It has developed itself towards training courses and ofer different options in that area: • KNX Basic Course • KNX Advanced Course • KNX Tutor Courses Specific training on targeted products DCE proposes KNX trainings in the view of work „in situation“.The trainers being professionals themselves, are focusing their training on the functional side and

on concrete applications. Moreover, they offer the possibility of assistance as to the startup of KNX installations. As installers do not always find time for training sessions, DCE offers the option of personalized schedules as well as individual courses. Moreover, training on site is also a possibility if needed.Thanks to this, the customers interested in such training sessions have a great deal of flexibility as and fewer constraints.

KNX certified training from Schneider Electric is available to the electricity industry in general in Denmark pointing at the importance that electrician, installers, planners and consultant engineers have sufficient KNX know-how. Schneider Electric promotes KNX training through its own channels and media as well as through wholesalers in Denmark who are very strong partners in developing the

KNX market in Denmark. KNX training is based on products from Schneider Electric including visible design products in classic Danish design FUGA and OPUS which fit into the Danish installation boxes. At the end of May 2010, the first team was KNX-certified.

ABB Egypt KNX Training center is the first KNX certified training center in Egypt and the Middle East. The training center provides a basic and advanced course. It is equipped with the required material for the basic applications like switching and dimming actuators, and switch sensors.The course will cover the design, programming and commissioning

of the system. For the advanced course, there are devices for heating, cooling and monitoring and interface with the LAN network.The training center is equipped with two laptops with an ETS license and the required facilities like air conditioning, electronic board and data show.

Z.E.I.T. is the training department of the Innung für Elektro- und Informationstechnik Nürnberg (Nuremberg Guild for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology). Based in the Nuremberg metropolitan area, it offers training for electrical engineering and information technology specialists. In addition to providing training at an intercompany level to supplement in-house training, its main tasks include running further training courses for specialists following their basic training.This promotes a high

degree of technical competence and provides training for unemployed specialists, giving them up-to-date technical skills that will enable them to integrate quickly into the work world. Z.E.I.T. has been offering training courses in KNX project planning and implementation since 1993 and, among other things, was responsible for developing the first course documentation for those training locations closely allied with the Bavarian state guild.

‘Comprehensive solutions’ – that is the motto of KNX Hollendong. From consultancy through to design and support during implementation – all services are provided with cost-effectiveness being a primary concern. The service must be commercially viable,i.e.the cost-effectiveness of the installation.And, above all, the on-going operation of buildings is a top priority. KNX Hollendong specializes in electrical and building services engineering (MCT) as well as network technology,

alarm systems, building automation and energy optimization. However, its main focus is on building automation.The main objectives of work carried out to date are energy optimization and the management of the increasingly important ‘intelligent buildings’. ‘Intelligent building’ concepts have already been implemented in office buildings, schools and industrial premises.







KNX Partners BGE der Handwerkskammer Aachen (Germany)

ABB KNX Training Center (The Netherlands)

Schneider Electric Norge AS (Norway)

Vueko d.o.o. (Serbia)


The Chamber of Commerce for the region ofAachen has modern training centers and academies in different locations in their district.They offer a wide range of about 2400 courses in the areas of education and training for students, employees and business owners.Whether in the field of modern technologies, training in environmental or quality management, participants of all ages can visit the institutions for education.The educational centers of

the Aachen Chamber of Commerce are DIN EN ISO 9001 certified. KNX training and trade promotion have been offered by the Aachen Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years. Recently the number of participants has been increasing steadily. Since 2010 the training center BGE of the Chamber of Commerce in Aachen is one of the KNX-certified training centers.

From the beginning,ABB has been closely involved in the development of KNX systems. Over the past years, they have gathered a vast amount of know-how regarding the KNX system. Now, their qualified KNX experts will gladly share their in-depth knowledge within their certified KNX Training Centre in Ede; a fully equipped training center with stateof-the-art products fromABB.They offer a wide range of courses including an introductory KNX training and courses that focus on specific ABB KNX products. A

The KNX introduction course will give the professional installer a brief overview of what a KNX installation is and how to program a simple KNX installation. In addition to these single day courses they offer the official six day KNX basic training, which is rewarded after successful completion with an official KNX certificate. For the six day training they work closely together with ROC Aventus.

Schneider Electric Norge offers KNX related training such as PLC programming, variable speed drives and energy efficiency with KNX.The training sessions are based on either products or solutions. The training offers a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions using their course equipment. They train in classrooms or arrange customized sessions that suit their customers needs as far as timetable and location are concerned. Other related activities are seminars for existing and

new customers. They focus on energy efficiency and details about new laws and regulations. They try to arrange training sessions in line with the market needs. They always carry out evaluations by distributing questionnaires on a random basis in order to get customer feedback to better plan their future training options.

In order to promote and gain knowledge of the KNX standard, Vueko Ltd. has founded the first registered KNXTraining Center in Serbia.The aim is the theoretical and practical education as many electricians, electrical technicians, electrical engineers as possible by the standards prescribed from KNX Association, and also raising the qualifications level of experts to introduce and spread the KNX standard in Serbia. Professional team and associates of Vueko company signify to

corporations and individuals the benefits of KNX technology, automation, and software solutions in the KNX standard. Vueko Ltd. distributes KNX equipment from different manufacturers in Serbia and the Balkan countries. As a special offer, we provide the introduction to the software solution vavei ™ for the visualization and management of intelligent objects.





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New Scientific Partner

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (Austria)

Technical university (Denmark)

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Dublin Institute Of Technology (Ireland)

The Department of Embedded Systems at the University of Applied Scientifics Technikum Wien serves as a bridge between computer science and electronic engineering. Research and teaching activities focus on all practical aspects of embedded systems design and verification at an international competitive level. The research and development topics cover domains like automotive electronics, test and diagnosis, model checking, embedded control & navigation, ambient

assistive technologies and range from modeling over hardware/software architectures up to FPGA and ASIC design. By becoming a KNX scientific partner, the Department of Embedded Systems will allow students of the University of Applied Sciences to work with this well-established standard and to develop projects in the area of home automation and smart home control.

Within their activities related to network architectures and services, the Technical University of Denmark (Lyngby Copenhagen) is working on different home networking environments and architectures. Within this set of activities, they have recently started a line of work related to energy efficiency in home-network environments, where you can access

and communicate with different devices in order to control and manage their consumption. Being a member of the KNX Scientific Forum allows them to have access to documentation and tools to use in activities with their students.

The Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) has approximately 10,000 students, which makes it the third largest university of applied sciences in Finland. They have fully equipped a training room in a TAMK apprentice training center. This system allows one to learn a technical building management system based on the KNX protocol and also learning SCADA systems based on the OPC Server. They offer KNX training

to the institute’s own students, including building technology for students in basic education. On the other hand, the courses are also designed for all people who would like to learn more about KNX. Nowadays, TAMK offers the Basic KNX Courses (since 2001) and the Certified Basic KNX Courses. The Advanced courses will be available in the autumn.

With a history stretching back over one 120 years, Dublin Institute of Technology has been recognized as a pioneer in technological higher education: the Institute's alumni have played important roles in technical and scientific innovation, economic and social development and culture and education both in Ireland and internationally. Our Institution offers a wide range of courses in engineering and the built environment.

These include: • Electrical Services Engineering • Control and Automation Systems • Electrical Engineering • Communications Engineering • Electronic Engineering • Building Services Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Computer Science With KNX we wish to expand our interests in building management systems, sustainable design and energy monitoring projects.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact: [email protected]


Contact: [email protected]

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KNX Partners University of Florence (Italy)

Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

The Sergio Stecco Energy Department, founded in 1938, belongs to Florence University and it is involved in several fields of research related to the industrial world.The primary research activities are thermodynamic process studies, engine development, energy saving process, renewable energy, computational fluid dynamics modeling and combustion process. Therefore, the Energy department of Florence University presents several

services to help industries in scientific development to find innovative industrial solutions. Since 2007, a research team has been established to study advanced telecommunication system technology to solve several industrial problems like spatial location, personal tracking and power cable communication.

The Departmentof Computer and Control Engineering ( DAUIN ) pursues research and teaching activities focusing on three main scientific topics: Automation, Computer Engineering and Operation Research. The research at DAUIN has a very concrete impact on both social and industrial systems both at the regional, national and international level, as proven by the large number of research projects founded by leading public and private companies. In particular, the elite research group is active in the field

of intelligent domotic environments and ambient intelligence. One of the main recent achievements is the Dog (Domotic OSGi Gateway) open source platform, a software-based residential gateway able to control multiple domotic plants and to provide an application interface that abstracts from specific differences in devices thanks to a semantic modeling (called DogOnt).

Contact: [email protected]

Contact: [email protected]

KNX Handbook now in 13 languages!

Handbook for Home and Building Control The KNX handbook has already been translated into Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Perisan, Russian, Swedish and Spanish. The handbook introduces the reader to the KNX system and common applications. This 5th edition addresses beginners as well as professionals who already have a basic knowledge of home and building control based on KNX. You can order the book for 24,90 E plus shipping from: KNX Association De Kleetlaan 5 Bus 11 B - 1831 Diegem-Brüssel Belgium

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KNX Partners First KNX UserClub Austria Event This Year The first event of the KNX UserClub Austria was a raving success. The meeting was attended by many members and interested parties, and there was a great deal that was new, from Agfeo (telephones), Netzwerktechnik (basic terminology) and ABB (IP routers and IP interfaces). After the presentations, extensive discussions continued about various KNX topics.



KNX Professionals Belgium: Exemplary Concept for the KNX Market! KNX Professionals Belgium have presented the new structure with five divisions: KNX Distributors/Integrators,KNX Integrators, KNX Installers, KNX Introducers and KNX Trainers & Researchers. It is clearly the aim of the Userclub in Belgium to go beyond the usual internal information activities and to convince public authorities, engineers, planners, and investors to encourage KNX integration into all their projects by an integrator recognized by the


Members of KNX Userclub Belgium

KNX Professionals. All actors in the market, (partners, integrators and distributors,) will need to comply with extra

quality criteria. Moreover, the implementation of this criteria will be evaluated every year. On the one part, KNX Profes-

sionals Belgium is a vital part of KNX in Belgium; and vice versa. Both of them constitute the principal bodies in the country and will ensure consistency and quality in Belgium. Contact:

Workshop with cultural extras When speaking about high end products, one likes to refer to “The Mercedes of…” Therefore it was only logical for the KNX Professionals Germany to visit the famous Daimler Museum after the ETS4 Work-shop in Stuttgart. Because with KNX and their know-how, they are perfectly situated to use the “Mercedes of bus systems” for building services. On June 11-12, approximately 20 members really put the new tool software ETS4 to the test. They brought with them complex projects out of their own practical experience.Through the testing, some new features like interface, project management, database management, etc. were found to be positive

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KNX Professionals testing the ETS4

changes. But there were also many tips given for possible improvements. As always during the summer meeting, the KNX Professionals’ spouses

were also invited. Together, the participants from all over Germany enjoyed a play on a theater ship, learned the interesting automobile history

of Daimler and Benz, as well as a wine tasting in the beautiful area of Uhlbach. Weeks before the meeting,the German KNX Professionals were already busy:At the international Light + Building trade fair April 1016 in Frankfurt am Main, ten members presented their solutions to current issues in building and home automation at the KNX booth. Contact:


KNX Partners Spanish Userclub was activ As it is being usual, the Spanish KNX Userclub organized some activities during light+building 2010. Installers and system integrators of KNX had a private guided visit to several KNX member booths, where they learned about products and their features in both Spanish and English. In addition, the KNX Userclub of Spain had its own space within the KNX Association stand: A great panel showing a solution focused on to enhancing the energy efficiency of homes. This project was designed by members of the

Spain Userclub and supported by Spanish KNX manufacturers such as Multidomo, Zennio, Mecel, Anasuslab and Jung. Before the end of the year, more activities will follow:The Ordinary GeneralAssembly,at Matelec trade show, as well as an extraordinary meeting in La Rioja. Contact:

KNX Userclub at the KNX booth

Three meetings, and attending the fair More and more Dutch contractors and system integrators become members of the KNX Professionals network. There are already more than 250 members. Three times a year, members can attend a meeting that has the ‘transfer of knowledge’ as a central theme. In March there were more than 120 members who attended a conference about KNX in combination with new lighting technology, such as LEDs and low-energy light bulbs. On September 14, the second meeting will be held focused on project-based organiza-

The Netherlands tion. And, October 20, KNX Nederland and Professionals will celebrate their 20th anniversary.On this day,the election of the Dutch KNX Professionals Award will be celebrated. On November 14 and 15, KNX will again try to create a distinctive profile for themselves at the HomeAutomation & Smart Living fair in Eindhoven. At the KNX Professionals meetings, there is the chance to have speed dates with manufacturers. In March it had lighting as the central theme.


You can order now! Country Related Journals in China, Spain, Belgium, France, Nordics Some of the KNX National Groups have now released their own KNX National Journal with the support of KNX Association. China and Spain have recently published the new edition of the KNX Journal 2010. The magazine shows many interesting topics translated into the local language and focused on the local market. Currently there are also additional

country related journals in preparation. Soon the KNX Journal will also be published in France, Belgium and Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden).

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KNX Out & About

KNX at International Conferences / Fairs Navarra (Spain)

Beijing (P.R. China)

Scientific Conference and KNX Scientific Award 2010

Sino-EU Smart Grid Technology and Standardization Forum 2010

KNX would like to invite you to the upcoming KNX Scientific Conference. This is the annual highlight of the scientific KNX Partner forum. At this two-day conference – which is hosted each year by a different KNX Scientific partner – the industry teams up with representatives from KNX scientific partners from all over the world to present the results of their

Madrid (Spain)

CYE 2010 The young electrical engineering technician generation is looking for a European champion with KNX. For the twelfth time, young talent from the European electrical industry is taking part in the Competition of Young Electricians 2010 (CYE 2010). Teams from different countries have already registered for this event, which will take place in Madrid (Spain) October 26 – 30, 2010. KNX is playing an important role in the process for the second time. The practical assignment includes functions from the area of KNX, and for that reason each candidate must be familiar with ETS. KNX is equally

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recent KNX research work. In 2010, the KNX Scientific Conference will be held at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (Spain), on the November 4 – 5, 2010. During this occasion, the KNX Scientific Award will also be presented for the most outstanding student project, diploma thesis or paper in a renowned scientific periodical, in the field of home and building automa-tion. The call for papers may be downloaded from the KNX website. Contact: scientific/scientific-events


The KNX presentation was followed with great interest by 350 participants.

On the May 20, 2010 the Sino-EU Smart Grid Technology and Standardization Forum took place at the Kempinski Center in Beijing. EuropElectro, the representative of the European electrical industry in China, had initiated and organized this forum in co-operation with the China Electricity Council (CEC), the China Energy Conservation Association

(CECA) and the China Electrical Equipment Industrial Association (CEEIA). The event was attended by approximately 350 participants, including representatives from the Chinese Ministry, authorities, associations, network operators and utilities. KNX highlighted the advantages of using KNX technology in context with smart metering.

tion. Due to the general trend in electrical engineering the umbrella organization – the European Association of Electrical Contractors

AIE (Association européene des entreprises de l‘installation électrique) – has decided that all future competitions should be based on KNX. The key visual for the CYE is „Konny“ a friendly young chap, pictured here doing some ETS programming, who has been created to advertise the international Competition of Young Electricians –CYE – among his peers. Konny represents the KNX generation – up-andcoming electrical engineers who have grown up with building system technology and for whom the networking and automation of buildings is an everyday matter.

European Competition for Young Electricians

accepted as the world bus standard by all countries and therefore offers the optimal technological platform for this international competi-



KNX Out & About Hornu (Belgium)

Cambridge (UK)

Visit to the School „Lycée Technique Provincial Stievenart“

LPRA Conference

This school, located in Hornu, has existed now for over a century and is well-known in the area. Conventional courses are offered, but it‘s “Electricity” section particulary attracted our attention. Indeed, this part of the school includes not only a workshop dedicated to courses on this topic, but also ones dedicated to house automation and the KNX system. Moreover, the center will carry out an installation which will be a copy of true parts of a building, thus making it possible to study and test the knowledge of the pupils in a true realistic environment. The school is now also preparing its certification actively in order to become a certified KNX school and to offer its students unparalleled advantages.

KNX was invited to this year’s LPRA conference. LPRA is the abbreviation for the Low Power Radio Association (LPRA), an association that exists to represent the interests of the Short Range Devices industry. The SRD industry covers a very wide range of applications, including medical telemetry, RFID, transportation, radio telemetry and telecommand and home and building Automation. Each year LPRA organizes a three day conference, this year held at the Robinson College in Cambridge (UK) in June. KNX was invited to present the KNX technology and its SRD wireless solution, the KNX RF medium, as a representative for the industry section “Home and Building Automation”. Contact: Exposition area at the School

Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Brussels-Diegem (Belgium)

Connected Home Laying the Foundation for Extensive KNX Training in France Event – May 2010 In order to fully open up the French market for the potential of KNX, KNX Brussels recently took the initiative of proposing to the established customer base in France the possibility of attending KNX tutor training at its premises. The crash course was held in June and was attended by as many as 12 candidate tutors, of whom a majority succeeded in passing the final theoretical and practical exam. Due to the high demand, a second training session is planned for September, for which the maximum number of participants has also been reached. Contact: [email protected]


Participants in the KNX Tutor Course

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In May 2010 the Connected Home Event took place for the fourth time in a row, with a triptych of seminar discussions, exhibition and networking. During the seminar section on the topic of home networking, KNX was invited to present its ideas on how the topic of the smart home could contribute to the ultimate success of the smart metering project, by creating a win-win situation for both applications and their respective industries. Contact:

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Tampere (Finland)

Six New KNX Tutors in Finland At the end of May, KNX organized a KNX Tutor Crash Course at the premises of the Technical University of Tampere, attended by nine candidate tutors from all over Finland.The course was a success for KNX in Finland, and there are now KNX Tutors spread around the country. The KNX

representative was pleased with the results achieved by his students and, moreover, with the fact that the first KNX certified Training Center became a reality, immediately after the course, at the Technical University of Tampere. Contact:


Habitare 2010 1. – 5. 9. 2010 Helsinki (Finland) Design and home and building control trade show

IFA 2010 3. – 8. 9. 2010 Berlin (Germany) Consumer electronic fair

Participants of the KNX Tutor Course in the classroom.

New Flyers – Green Building Also Now in Greek In this flyer, renowned architects showcase the design possibilities for energy efficiency, lighting systems and reduced life cycle costs provided by KNX. The brochure and the impressive movie (downloadable movie online – see below) demonstrate that energy saving potential «Πράσινα of 40% with shading control, »Κ Green Bu τίρια 50% with individual room ildings control, 60% with lighting control and up to 60% with ventilation control is possible. Download: GBGR.ind

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Energetab 2010 14. – 16. 9. 2010 Bielsko – Biala (Poland) International power industry fair

ECL 2010 23. - 24. 9. 2010 Brussels (Belgium) The event that unites electricity, communication and lighting sectors ecl_3473/ecl-brussels-2010_3610/

Belektro 6. – 8. 10. 2010 Berlin (Germany) Trade Fair for electrical engineering, electronics and lightning

Green Building Council Convention & Exhibition 2010 20. – 22. 9. 2010 Cape Town (South Africa) A place where architects, contractors, suppliers, specifiers and installers come together

New Flyers – Touch KNX A new flyer presenting all the touch panels displayed at the KNX booth during Light + Building is now available in two languages: English and German. Many of the KNX manufacturers have developed their own KNX touch panels, through which you have the opportunity to both visualize and control your entire KNX installation! If you want to see the wide choice of KNX touch panels, please visit the following page:

Wireless Technologies 2010 22. – 23. 9. 2010 Bochum (Germany) 12th edition of the conference for wireless technology

IBS 2010 21. – 22. 9. 2010 Paris (France) Trade fair for intelligent building systems

Hem & Villa Stockholm 7. – 10. 10. 2010 Stockholm (Sweden) The largest doityourself trade fair

20th Anniversary of KNX Association 20. 10. 2010 Worldwide Event A KNX worldwide event celebrated all around the world.

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Elmässa 2010 20. – 21. 10. 2010 Stockholm (Sweden) Find innovative products and solutions for building automation

ELECTROtec 2010 1. – 4. 10. 2010 Athens (Greece) The biennial exhibition for electronics developments and lighting design

2010 European Competition for Young Electricians

CYE 2010 26. – 30. 10. 2010 Madrid (Spain) The 11th European Competition for Young Electricians

KNX Scientific Conference 2010 4. – 5. 11. 2010 Navarra (Spain) The bi-yearly event bringing together most of the KNX Scientific partners and also KNX Members of the KNX Association.

Beurs Domotica & Slim Wonen 17. – 18. 11. 2010 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) A trade show mainly based on home and building electronic systems (Domotics).

HI-Tech Building 2010 7. – 9. 12. 2010 Moscow (Russia) This exhibition presents intelligent technologies for building operation and management.

2011 MATELEC 2010 26. – 29. 10. 2010 Madrid (Spain) An ideal platform to present new developments related to HBS and telecommunications.

Smart Metering and Grids 28. – 29. 10. 2010 Rome (Italy) Event for system operators and regulators to showcase their successful Smart Meters and projects. www.smartenergysoutherneurope. com/

Hem & Villa Göteborg 4. – 7. 11. 2010 Göteborg (Sweden) The largest Nordic doityourself trade fair

GET Nord 17. – 19. 11. 2010 Hamburg (Germany) Trade fair electronic, sanitary and HVAC

ISE Europe 1. – 3. 2. 2011 Amsterdam (The Netherlands) Europe’s No.1 event for the professional AV and electronic system industry

Distribution This bi-annual and bi-lingual Journal (English/German) can be ordered free of charge by all members, partners (installers, scientific, training centres, associated, national groups) and by media representatives of KNX Association international. Order the KNX Journal by Email from [email protected] Online Distribution The KNX Journal international is posted as a Portable Document Format (PDF)-File to Editor KNX Association cvba De Kleetlan 5 Bus 11 B-1831 Diegem - Brussels, Belgium Phone: +32 (0) 2 775 85 90 Fax: +32 (0) 2 675 50 28 Email: [email protected] URL: Editorial Office: Redaktion KNX Journal Bahnhofstraße 13 12555 Berlin Germany Phone: +49 (0) 30 64 32 62 79 Fax: +49 (0) 30 64 32 62 78 Email: [email protected] URL: news-press/knx-journal/ Translation: Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Schwabe Print edition: 60,000 copies Picture credits: KNX Association cvba, editorial office and specified companies

ISH 15. – 19. 3. 2011 Frankfurt (Germany) Trade fair for bathroom, building, energy, HVAC, renewable energies

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KNX Journal international The KNX Journal is the international magazine for home and building control based on KNX technology. Experts, practitioners and professionals show the way in applying and developing the KNX standard – from home and building control trends to devices and application projects; from the KNX members and partners to useful information on event stand and publications. Special attention is given to members and activities of the KNX Association international and their national groups.

KNX Association wants to be able to share anything that happens, at any time, anywhere in the KNX world. We have therefore now launched RSS news from KNX – in addition to our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts – to allow you to get all our latest news. If you are interested, use the KNX feed:

Copyright Reproduction of contributions only with permission of the publishing house under detailed source data. For unsolicited sent-in manuscripts and entries the publishing house does not take any responsibility. The photos are provided from the respective companies. Brands used in this magazine without guarantee of the free usefulness. Texts, illustrations and technical data are carefully compiled, nevertheless errors cannot completely be excluded. The publishing house and the authors can neither take a legal responsibility nor any adhesion for incorrect data. KNX ® and ETS ® are registered trademark of KNX Association cvba, Belgium.



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