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KNX Association eNews - January 2015

1. KNX Association shares it success with UNICEF

Happy 2015!zoom

The launch of new version of the engineering tool software ETS5 in October 2014 was an unprecedented success for KNX community. KNX decided therefore to make a donation of 10 € for every license of ETS5 sold in the month December to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

You can watch our KNX Holiday Greetings video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew_aaE7IJBI


2. News from KNX Standard

News from Standard

In the most recent KNX Technical Board voting cycles, the following extensions to the KNX Standard were put to vote:

  • As known, the KNX Standard not only lays down configuration mechanisms for linking and parametrization of devices via the help of a PC tool but also for device configuration without the help of a PC (generally referred to as “easy configuration”). As laid down in the KNX Security Paper, the KNX Standard also foresees the possibility to authenticate and encrypt messages sent by KNX devices. With Application Note 169/14, extensions to the Easy Push button mode configuration are added to the KNX Standard to ensure secure configuration using the Diffie Hellman algorithm or a Factory Default Setup Key. Next to that, it extends the push button mode configuration with the possibility to also start the configuration from the input device (previously only possible from the output device) and select output devices for linking that are physically not accessible.
  • With the introduction of KNX RF S-Mode devices, it was necessary to also specify the requirements for the standard KNX RF USB interface, so that the configuration device (typically ETS) can in an open and standard way communicate directly on the KNX RF Communication Medium and configure the USB interface. This is defined as mask 2311h in the Application Note 168/14.

For more information about the KNX Standard, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx/technology/standardisation/index.php


3. KNX Association welcomes to the KNX Community

KNX Certified Training Centre Logo

New Certified KNX Training Centres

KNX National Group logo

New KNX National Groups

KNX Userclun logo

New KNX Userclubs

  • KNX Userclub France
  • KNX Userclub UK

For the complete list of KNX Userclubs, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/userclubs/list/index.php


4. KNX at ISE2015

Digital invitation for ISE2015 with free admission codezoom

The Show ISE, Integrated Systems Europe, is Europe´s no.1 show for professional AV and electronic systems integrations. Whatever your level of interest in audiovisual technology might be, ISE has something for you and many also benefit from of the diverse range of education and networking opportunities available before and during the show. The fair will take place from the 10th until the 12th of February in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) at RAI Exhibition Centre. Once again, KNX will have an own booth during the fair, this time in hall 12 booth C92 of over 120 m².

Click on the picture on the left to view the digital invitation with your free admission code to enter the fair.

Overview of all KNX Members at ISE 2015zoom

At the KNX stand, 7 KNX Members will each have two panels where they will show their latest innovation:

In total more than 40 KNX Members will be exhibiting at the ISE fair, click on the picture on the left to see the complete overview.

Mr. Morcillo presenting during Light+building2014zoom

Furthermore there will be a large offer of KNX presentations during the fair. Both at the residential and commercial solutions theatre of the ISE fair as well as at the KNX booth. Underneath you can find the overview:

  • KNX residential solutions, how to make it happen: 10.02 at 11:30 at the residential solutions theatre
  • KNX commercial solutions, one step ahead: 11.02 at 15:30 at the commercial solutions theatre
  • KNX, the worldwide standard for home and building control: 10-12.02 at 10:00 and 14:00 at the KNX booth
  • KNX and audio/video integration: 10-12.02 at 12:00 and 16:00 (except 12.02) at the KNX booth.


5. New KNX Webinars, register now

KNX Webinars

KNX Association now offers many webinars to inform you about various KNX-related topics. These are online live presentations about both technical as non-technical matters you can follow from behind your computer and interact if you have questions. Next to the already existing Webinars, we now offer a whole new range about the following topics:

  • KNX E-Mode
  • KNX Solutions for LEED strategies
  • ETS App Development

We hope to meet you online soon at one of our webinars!

For all webinars and registration: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/training/knx-eacademy/webinars/index.php


6. New KNX presentation: Advantages of KNX

 Are you interested to learn more about the main advantages of KNX and the market relevance of KNX worldwide? Or do you want to show the benefits of KNX at your events, showroom, etc.?

We have updated the advantages of KNX presentation with recent figures, you can download it here:

Advantages of KNX Presentation

This video of advantages of KNX was already in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, French, Russian, Portuguese and Korean. More languages will follow. You can find all versions on our YouTube Channel.

You can find all videos in the different languages here: http:www.youtube.com/KNXassociation


7. New Press Releases

8. New KNX Flyer: KNX security checklist

KNX Security Cheklist coverzoom

KNX now offers a new flyer called KNX Security Checklist. This checklist provides you with a list of verifications to be made to ensure more safety and security in the installation you are setting up with checkboxes to mark them. This new checklist is currently available in 6 languages and can be downloaded from the Downloads section of the KNX Website.

You can download it here:

KNX Security Checklist

You can find all KNX Flyers here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/downloads/index.php


9. New KNX Flyer: ETS5 for Experts

ETS5 for Experts flyer coverzoom

KNX Association is offering a new flyer: ETS5 for Experts. ETS5 for experts informs more experienced users about the new functions and improved workflow, compared to the previous version ETS4.  The new flyer is available in:


Not and expert? Don't worry, we also have the ETS5 for Beginners flyers available in the downloads section.

For a complete overview of all flyers, please go to http://www.knx.org/knx-en/downloads/


10. New KNX Journal: Russian Edition

KNX Russian Journal coverzoom

The national edition of the KNX Journal in Russian is now available. The main highlights:

  • KNX Award 2014 Winners
  • New KNX Products
  • The new ETS5
  • KNX in Russia

You can download it here:

Russian KNX Journal 2015

You can find all KNX Journals here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-journal/index.php


11. New KNX Videos

KNX Association is now offering 2 new videos. The video KNX for Installers shows installers why KNX is the system they should choose for home and building control in a simple and graphical way.

The other new video shows a report of the first KNX National Group conference not held on the European continent, but in the city that best reflects KNX as the worldwide standard: Dubai. The conference was attended by more than 30 country representatives.

You can view all KNX Video's here: http:www.youtube.com/KNXassociation


12. KNX Scientific Conference

Mr. Gossé answering questions from the audience following his presentation on the use of KNX RF for street lighting applications.zoom

In October, KNX organised the Scientific Conference in Wiesbaden at the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain. The audience of more than 60 participants was again a nice mix from different backgrounds: also the contributions reflected this background, some of them made by industry and some by the scientific partners. This year the audience were again invited to cast their votes on the contributions, with the goal of handing out the KNX Scientific Award to the best presentation, by not only judging the novelty of the topic, the overall quality of the presentation but also the added value of the topic for KNX. Mr. Praus of University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien on KNX and Security came first, making him the new lucky owner of 3000 € of prize money. The conference again showed that a challenging future lies ahead of KNX and that the scientific conference is appreciated by the audience as a high value conference for the exchange of views on ongoing technical evolutions, directly or indirectly influencing the future of KNX.

For more information, see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/scientific-partners/scientific-conferences/index.php


13. KNX National Group Conference

More than 50 delegates from 30 different countries from all continents together at the 2014 National Group Conferencezoom

KNX has just celebrated its annual KNX National Group Conference in Dubai (United Arab Emirates. On this occasion, more than 50 delegates from 30 different countries from all continents in the world joined this special event, which also was at the same time as the ETS5 launch. A lot of new ideas were put forward by the different delegates from experienced KNX National Groups. Besides, delegates shared experiences about the promotion of KNX in their countries, which helped new regions to implement their good ideas in their countries as well.
Everyone was very enthusiastic to hear what all KNX National Groups have achieved so far and what new ones will do from now on. This will certainly have a positive effect: a greater worldwide success of KNX. This was the best KNX National Group Conference ever and we are looking forward to make it better again next year in Athens!

An overview of all National Groups can be found here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/scientific-partners/scientific-conferences/index.php


14. KNX at Fairs and Events

The KNX joint Member booth at light+building 2014zoom
  • ISE 2015 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 10. - 12.02.2015)
  • Batibouw 2015 (Brussels, Belgium | 26.02. - 08.03.2015)
  • ISH 2015 (Frankfurt, Germany | 10. - 14.03.2015)
  • Power Days Austria (Salzburg, Austria | 11. - 13.3.2015)
  • Eltefa (Stuttgart, Germany | 18. - 20.03.2015)
  • myenergydays 2015 (Kirchberg, Luxembourg | 20. - 23.03.2014)
  • Energy Efficiency Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa | 24. - 25.03.2015)
  • Hem & Villa (Jönköping, Sweden | 24. - 26.04.2015)
  • Elfack 2015 (Göteborg, Sweden | 05. - 08.05.2015)
  • BCIA Awards 2015 (Warwick, UK | 14.05.2015)
  • Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology 2015 (Guangzhou, China | 09. - 12.06.2015)
  • Predialtec 2015 (Sao Paulo, Brazil | 28. - 30.07.2015)
  • WorldSkills 2015 (Sao Paulo, Brazil | 11. - 16.08.2015)
  • Integrate Australia (Melbourne, Australia | 25. - 27.08.2015)
  • BEX Asia 2015 (Marina Bay Sands, Singapore | 02. - 04.09.2015)
  • Ineltec 2015 (Basel, Switzerland | 08. - 11.09.2015)
  • Hem & Villa (Göteborg, Sweden | 10. - 13.09.2015)
  • Biel light+building (Buenos Aires, Argentina | 15. - 19.09.2015)
  • Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (Shanhai, China | 23. - 25.09.2015)
  • Elektrotechniek 2015 (Utrecht, The Netherlands | 29.09. - 02.10.2015)
  • Hem & Villa (Stockholm, Sweden | 08. - 11.10.2015)
  • Facilities Integrate 2015 (Auckland, New Zealand | 15. - 16.10.2015)
  • Global KNX city Day (Worldwide | 20.10.2015)
  • Interclima+elec 2015 (Paris, France | 02. - 06.11.2015)
  • Interlight Moscow 2015 (Moscow, Russia | 10. - 13.11.2015)
  • Beurs Domotica & Slim Wonen (Eindhoven, The Netherlands | 18. - 19.11.2015)
  • Concreta 2015 (Porto, Portugal | 19. - 22.11.2015)

For more info, see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/events/index.php


15. Special ETS upgrade offer in February

ETS logozoom

Our older successful software version ETS3 has been discontinued in October 2014. Now is the right time to make the step to ETS5 and to benefit from our special offer in February. If you are still the owner of an ETS3 Professional license you can update it to ETS5 Professional with a reduction of €110. More information about this offer and how to benefit from it, will be available on MyKNX.

For more info, see: http://my.knx.org


16. Upgrade of ETS demo Version

ETS logozoom

The demo version of the Engineering Tool Software, ETS5 has now been upgraded. Now you can create projects with up to 5 instead of 3 devices with this demo version. This version is completely free of charge and can be downloaded from your MyKNX-account without the need any license. This version is ideal if you want to test the many useful features of ETS5 before buying the software license.

For more info, check the MyKNX download section: http://my.knx.org


17. New ETS Apps


EIBlib/IP by KNX Association: Reactivates the protocol EIBlib/IP in ETS (not standardised and since KNXnet/IP redeemed). With this ETS App the establishment of an ETS connection using with this protocol is again possible.


EIplan_Professional, EIplan_Light, EIplan_Demo from Nautibus:The app EΙplan extends the ETS with a floor plan view. After pre-selection of the desired KNX devices lamps, sockets, blinds, touch sensors, heating circuits, room thermostat, radiator and window contacts actuators can be easily placed in the floor plan. The EΙplan app automatically generates the necessary group addresses with meaningful names, such as "living room ceiling lamp". This group addresses are also automatically assigned appropriate actuators. The paddles of the buttons can be assigned in the graphical user interface with a mouse click. Thus, a complete, well-structured and documented ETS project during the graphical input occurs simultaneously with installation plan and distribution plan. This app saves a lot of work for professionals, the beginner has a lot of help and in any case creates a better overview of the project. The new wizard for floor plan and equipment, as well as the complete operation in one window make the creation of ETS projects as easy and efficient as never before. EIplan_Professional is the unlimited full version of EiPLAN. EIplan_Light is limited to 20 devices. Eiplan_Demo is limited to 3 devices and 15 groups.

SIEMENS Address by IDzoom

SIEMENS Address by ID from Siemens: Users can program the individual address of a KNX device by using the KNX serial number. Siemens offers selected products with removable labels printed with the unique KNX serial number on. In practical work the installer of a KNX device can fix the label to the device in the installation plan. So later on the ETS expert can program the KNX device without pressing the programming button. Therefore the KNX serial number is labeled as bar-code, it is possible to use a bar-code scanner.

SIEMENS Address by IDzoom

SIEMENS KNX2S7 Export by Siemens: Siemens offers the possibility to exchange data from SIMATIC S7 PLC to KNX systems via KNXnet/IP interfaces. This ETS App enables the user to export a Group Address data from ETS in a CSV file which can be imported to Siemens KNX2S7 Editor. The additional available KNX2S7 Editor creates required data for SIMATIC S7.

For an overview of all available ETS Apps, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/software/ets-apps/features/index.php


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Previous Newsletters Link

Newsletter September 2014


Newsletter May 2014


Newsletter Special - light+building 2014


Newsletter March 2014