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KNX Association eNews - January 2018

Security, IoT, and worldwide premiers – 2018 is holding something for everyone in the world of KNX. With ground breaking developments in the industry’s dominating topics, KNX is yet again to set the agenda for the whole smart home and smart buildings market.

“Success stories of the future evolve from activities and efforts in the past” – So it is for KNX! Thanks to the active KNX community all over the world, KNX can look at many successes, such the approval of KNX in the Australian Technical Specification or the usage of KNX as the chosen technology at WorldSkills.

But at KNX, we are not only looking at past successes, we already like to get you ready for the newest innovations in home and building control with KNX! Also in this year, KNX Association is cordially inviting you to get a sneak preview of the latest KNX developments at ISE2018 in Amsterdam. The biggest highlight, the whole industry has been waiting for the last 2 years, will take place again from March 18th till 23rd - The Light + Building Show 2018. Do not miss this year’s edition, which is destined to be the best performance of KNX Association!

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and will join us at one of our many worldwide events:

First and foremost, we welcome:

New KNX Members


View the full list of all 420 KNX Members

New Certified KNX Training Centres


View the full list of all 438 KNX Certified Training Centres

New KNX Scientific Partners


 View the full list of all 137 KNX Scientific Partners

KNX becomes Technical Specification Down Under

Australian Standardzoom

After KNX became European Standard in 2003 (EN 50090 series), International Standard in 2006 (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1 to 7), it continued to try and convince national standardization bodies to make the text of the international standard also a local standard for home and building automation. KNX first convinced the P.R. of China to translate the specifications of the KNX media, the protocol description as well as the management procedures into Chinese to become the GB/T 20965 standard, at the end of 2017, Standard Australia decided to adopt the relevant 14543-3 parts as national technical specification. As the technical specification will also be applicable in New Zealand, this is a major milestone in the further proliferation of the KNX technology worldwide, now also Down Under!


KNX at ISE 2018 now with 2 booths at 1-N30 and 9-F120

Free Ticket ISE 2018zoom

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), is the largest AV systems integration show in the world. As leading technology for home and building control, it is no surprise that KNX is again playing a leading role at the coming edition of this show from February 6th – 9th at RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. But KNX will not only be present with a booth – There will be a wide range of activities, events, trainings, workshops and special actions!

  • Free Admission to ISE for the KNX community
    KNX Association is happy to invite you to visit ISE for free. The official invitation code can be found here.
  • Learn about KNX IoT and meet the KNX members and their solutions (Hall 9, F120) 14 KNX manufacturers will be present at the KNX booth, presenting the latest innovations with KNX. In addition, 25 KNX member companies will be present with own booths at ISE, making KNX visible all over the fair grounds. 
  • Get Training on ETS Inside, Discover Award-Winning KNX Projects and the Latest KNX Solutions (Hall 1, N130) For the first time at ISE, KNX will be present with a second booth, at the prominent hall 1 of the ISE exhibition. KNX Professionals will show their latest solutions and integrations possible with KNX. Award-winning KNX projects will also be shown as a reference of what you can achieve with KNX. You will also have the chance to learn about the new ETS Inside. 
  • KNX solutions explained by experts at the “Smart Building Solutions Theatre”  Experts from the KNX industry have gathered to give the audience a deeper insight in the world of Smart Building Solutions. You can find the schedule here.
  • Smart Building Conference 2018 is the perfect place to visit, when you cannot wait for ISE to start
    One day prior to the big opening of ISE2018, you can visit the SBC (Smart Building Conference), where KNX is the main sponsor. KNX will be present with an info point for conference visitors. For getting your discounted ticket to the Smart Building Conference, please click here.  

To learn more about the upcoming show and the many benefits for the KNX Community visit http://KNXatISE.knx.org


KNX: the main attraction at Light + Building 2018


This year KNX will again be represented at the Light + Building trade fair in Frankfurt (18.-23. March 2018) in a manner befitting its status as the world’s leading standard for home and building control. The three letters of the KNX will be visible at eye-catching locations in several halls at the fair. There will be a wide range of novelties presented, events organized and major celebrations. KNX Association will exhibit with own booths at 4 different locations:

KNX city – The IoT city at Galleria
KNX Members at Hall 8 F98 and Hall 11.1 C92
KNX booth at Hall9 B30

Furthermore KNX will also be present at the Intersecure, BZL, ZVEH e-Haus & Smart Living invitiative booths.

For more info and updates, check: http://KNXatLB.knx.org


Book your seat for the KNX Top Event

KNX Top Event

For the 5th time, KNX Association would like invite you and anyone accompanying you to celebrate the KNX Award 2018 ceremony with us on Tuesday, 20 March at 6.30 – 8.00 pm (aperitif from 5.30 pm). The event will take place in the Building ‘Forum’ at the Frankfurt Fair grounds, during the light+building 2018 trade show.

Make sure you are there to attend this unmissable event. You can now register for the KNX Top Event. Don't hesitate as places are limited.

For more info, visit https://topevent.knx.org


A surge on eCampus and new products makes 2017 a record year for KNX

Plant for the Planet

In 2017, KNX has continued its legacy of success by introducing many new products, achieving ambitious milestones and great success with the ETS eCampus. The latter has gained over 20,000 more newly registered users than in 2016. Just three years after the launch of the free online training platform, eCampus has already been used by more than 100,000 people from 192 countries worldwide. "We can look back on 2017 as a truly record-breaking year. KNX has further cemented its position as the frontrunner for the most widely used, leading global standard in intelligent networking," says President of the KNX Association, Franz Kammerl, who can enjoy a positive annual balance. In honour of their successes in 2017, KNX will be making a donation to Plant for the Planet.

Read the full press release here


Maximum data protection for smart buildings

KNX Secure

KNX is the first and only smart home and smart building standard that meets the highest security requirements in cyber security worldwide. International standardisation bodies have now officially confirmed this. With its security architecture KNX Secure, which is now standardized according to EN 50090-4-3, KNX successfully blocks hacker attacks on the digital infrastructure of networked buildings, thus ensuring maximum data protection.

Visit the microsite here and read the KNX Secure Press Release here


Webinar offer extended - New Tool Webinars

KNX Webinar

The KNX Tools are an indispensable cornerstone of home and building automation with KNX. That is why we are now offering newly revised ETS Professional and ETS Inside Webinars. Here the basic functions will be demonstrated to easily help newcomers on their way.

Register now and learn in interactive webinars how to always be ahead of time with KNX. For all webinars and free registration, visit the KNX Webinar page here.


Webinar Recordings - a great database of knowledge

KNX Webinar recording

In 2017, webinars have been more successful than ever. Because of the great offer of interesting topics provided by us and our KNX Members, most webinars were directly fully booked. Luckily you can now find an extensive database of these webinar recordings on our YouTube channel. Check out the ever expanding webinar recording database here and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be informed when something new is up and give the videos you like a thumbs up or leave a comment so we can even improve this service.


KNX Blog: Home and Building Control made easy


Next to free online trainings, KNX webinars and other opportunities to broaden your KNX horizon, KNX Association is proud to announce KNX Blog! The new KNX Blog is a platform for the whole KNX community to share knowledge and raise more awareness for KNX, in order to become the leading source for information and educational content about home and building control. Read and subscribe to it here: http://blog.knx.org

Interested in contributing to the new KNX Blog? Contact here


WorldSkills ending with tears and joy


The world's best integrators have again made history! After 4 intense day of completing a task, which brought the competitors to their last breath, the competition of Electrical Engineering and WorldSkills came to an end! Interesting fact of the competition is that the world is becoming more and more familiar with KNX, making KNX not only the most suitable technology for the competition, it is also a part of the world, underlining its position as the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control!

Congratulations to the winners of the WorldSkills Electrical Installation Skill, carried out with KNX.

Gold: Beat Schranz, Switzerland
Silver: Hui Dong, China
Bronze: Hannes Innerbichler, South Tyrol, Italy


KNX Training Centre Conference in Helsinki

TC Conference

The annual conference for KNX certified training centres took place at the Prakticum training centre in Helsinki (Finland) in September 2017. More than 70 participants listened attentively in the morning of the first conference day to the presentations given by Mr. Hänel and Mr. Unal. In the afternoon of the first day and on the second day of the conference, the KNX training centre representatives contributed in small brainstorming sessions how KNX Association could reshape the future of KNX training. Many interesting ideas were put forward by the training centre representatives. Moreover, KNX Association invited all the KNX training centre representatives to a unique Helsinki Archipelago cruise. All participants appreciated the beautiful shorelines of Helsinki whilst enjoying their evening dinner.

The presentations shown at this conference and all pictures are now available here


Upcoming KNX events near you

The KNX joint Member booth at light+building 2014

KNX will be present at several important events of the industry all over the world. Some of the upcoming events where you can find us:

  • HTNG 2018 (United Arab Emirates | 23.01 - 24.01.2018)
  • ISE 2018 (The Netherlands | 06 - 09.02.2018)
  • Batibouw 2018 (Belgium | 22.02 - 04.03.2018)
  • light+building 2018  (Germany | 18 - 23.03.2018)
  • KNX Top Event 2018 (Germany | 20.03.2018)

When you want to know, when KNX will also stop near you, have a look at the complete list of KNX events all over the world.


Support made easy for you


Finding answers to your questions and getting support from the KNX staff has now been made even more accessible via our new support system. You can now more easily find all information you need. Do you still have questions? Now you can open tickets via your account, via email or even your social media account.

Find out how it works here


New ETS Apps from Schneider Electric and ABB


'eConfigure KNX’ by Schneider Electric is a graphical configuration ETS app for KNX projects. This tool is adapted for residential projects and small / medium building projects. You can design the complete KNX project by drag-and-drop sensors and loads directly to a floor plan of the building and connect them easily. The actuators are automatically generated and linked to loads in each floor of the building. ‘eConfigure KNX’ is supported in Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Belgium, Chili and Portugal.


ABB Update Copy Convert provides a series of useful functions for device configuration (parameters and Group Addresses) in an ETS project. The functions are:
Update: Changes the Application Program to a later or earlier version while retaining current configurations.
Convert: Transfers/adopts a configuration from an identical or compatible source device.
Channel Copy: Copies a channel configuration to other channels on a multichannel device.
Channel Exchange: Exchanges configurations between two channels on a multichannel device.
Import/Export: Saves and reads device configurations as external files.

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


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