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1. News from KNX Standard

News from KNX Standard

In the world of home and building automation, as regards interworking between products of different vendors and even applications, hardly anyone will debate that KNX has remained unrivalled compared to competing systems. The KNX Technical Board and more specifically the KNX Working Group Interworking have worked on an extension that will still increase the degree of interoperability between KNX products. Where interworking is today very much at data point level, an extension to the KNX standard is currently under vote, which will also standardize a minimum degree of functionality for very common KNX applications. These standard extensions are referred to as “functional block profiles”. 

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-standard/specifications/index.php


2. New Members, Training Centres, Scientific Partners, National Groups, Userclubs


New Members:

For more information see the worldwide list of KNX Manufacturers: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/manufacturers/list/index.php


New Training Centres:

For more information see the worldwide list of Training Centres: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-partners/training-centres/list/index.php


New Scientific Partners:

For more information see the worldwide list of Scientific Partners: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/scientific-partners/list/index.php


New National Groups:

For more information see the worldwide list of National Groups: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/national-groups/index.php


New KNX Userclub:

For more information see the worldwide list of KNX Userclubs: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-partners/userclub/list/index.php


3. Market research: KNX is the most used protocol in Europe with 70% market share

Market research: KNX is the most used protocol in Europe with 70% market share

KNX has been established as the most popular protocol in most of European markets. According to BSRIA estimates, in 2011 the share of KNX-based solutions exceeded 70% of the total market value. In the last three years, the KNX share has been adding three percentage points on average, suggesting the growing importance of KNX across Europe. Even in the UK, which is more of a bespoke market compared with continental Europe, the share of KNX is progressively increasing, having exceeded one-third of the market by the end of 2011. More info about the market research you will find  here .    

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/news-press/press-room


4. KNX facebook page renewed

 KNX facebook page renewed

Together with the introduction of facebook Timeline, KNX Association has renewed its facebook page. This page will now provide you with the latest news about KNX, events, products, members, special actions, etc. on a daily basis. So if you have a facebook page and don't want to miss any news about KNX, visit and like the page to join the massive KNX Community and share it with your friends.    

For more information see: http://www.facebook.com/knxassociation


5. New KNX International Journal 1/2012

New KNX International Journal 1/2012

The first  KNX Journal of 2012 is now available, the main highlights are:

  • KNX city
  • New ETS Apps
  • KNX RF Multichannel
  • KNX Online training
  • New manufacturers, products, applications

This KNX Journal is available as an English and a German version.      

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/news-press/knx-journal/index.php


6. New National KNX Journal - French Edition

New National KNX Journal - French Edition

A new national KNX Journal is now available, namely the French edition. This national KNX Journal focuses more on the local market and is written in the French language. Main topics are:

  • KNX Projects
  • New ETS4 Functions
  • New KNX Products
  • KNX Workshops and Rexel Fairs
  • New KNX Scientific Partners

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/news-press/knx-journal/index.php


7. Congratulations to all KNX Award winners

Congratulations to all KNX Award winners

14 KNX Awards were handed out on 17 April in Frankfurt (Germany) at the world’s largest trade fair for intelligent buildings – light+building 2012. The KNX Awards are given to internationally outstanding home and building control projects based on the KNX standard. The grand awards ceremony was part of the world’s largest KNX event – the KNX TOP Event 2012 – attended by more than 1,500 guests from 76 different countries. in six categories, two companies were awarded first place, in recognition of the extraordinary originality of the projects entered in these categories. The KNX Award video and the KNX nominee and winner overview can be watched on Youtube. 

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx/projects/knx-award-projects/index.php


8. KNX Association at light+building 2012

KNX Association at light+building 2012

  KNX Association's presence during the light+building fair 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany was again an overwhelming success. The KNX city, the KNX joint member booth and the KNX Top Event, with as highlight the KNX Award ceremony, were visited by thousands of people. Now you can see all   pictures   or watch the followingl video's on YouTube and relive the incredible spirit of KNX during light+building 2012:

For more information see: http://pictures.knx.org


9. New Press Releases

New Press Releases

4 new press releases are now available:

  • New Apps make ETS4 even more versatile
  • Glittering KNX Awards Ceremony 2012 attended by winners, nominees and more than 1,500 guests from 76 countries
  • KNX city – the sustainable city
  • KNX is the most popular protocol in European markets sharing more than 70% of the total market value.

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/news-press/press-room/index.php


10. New KNX Flyers

New KNX Flyers

KNX Association now offers 3 new flyers, you can find them all in the download section of the website under KNX Flyers

  • How to become a KNX National Group (available in English)
  • How to become a KNX Member (available in English)
  • How to become an ETS App Developer (available in English)
  • KNX Development Getting Started: System Components  (available in EnglishGerman)

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/downloads-support/downloads/index.php


11. New KNX Presentations

New KNX Presentations

KNX Association now offers new presentations:   Do you know the history of KNX or to which international Standard it complies? Or maybe you are interested to learn more about the main advantages of KNX or be informed about the market relevance of KNX worldwide? If so, download the updated general presentation on KNX, available in 7 languages.    

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/downloads-support/downloads/index.php


12. Update new KNX Devices page

Update new KNX Devices page

You can now see the newest KNX products of our KNX members that were also published in the latest KNX Journal directly on our website and in ETS4! This overview informs you about the latest innovations in KNX products with a short product description, a picture and a direct link to the website of the KNX manufacturer in question. You can click on the following link or open the ETS4 software to see all new KNX Products! 

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx/devices/index.php


13. Generation KNX Video Contest winner

Generation KNX Video Contest winner

More than 100 videos from 25 countries were submitted for the Generation KNX Video Contest organised by KNX Association.  More than 1500 people registered for the contest that was set up as a unique and novel way to explain what KNX - the Worldwide Technology for Home and Building Control actually means to people. You can swatch a compilation video of the nicest video's and the video that one the 'Best Video' here. An overview of all videos and winners can be seen by visiting the special Generation KNX video contest webpage.   

For more information see: http://contest.knx.org


14. KNX Training Centre Conference

KNX Training Centre Conference

The annual conference for training centres was this year held in the lovely city of Montpellier (France). Around 50 representatives of training centres and partners of the KNX community received information about product novelties that previously had been presented at the light+building fair in Frankfurt. The highlight of this year’s conference was the presentation of the ETS apps.   

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/training-centres/tc-conferences/index.php


15. KNX Scientific Conference: Call for papers

KNX Scientific Conference: Call for papers

KNX Association is looking for presentations on new and exciting KNX system innovations as well as on on-going/completed research projects of KNX scientific partners. Do not miss this occasion to present your work to other partners and to the KNX members. This may take the form of a presentation and/or by means of a small demonstration panel. Presentations are accepted from members of our industry, universities and/or technical institutes. All the conference papers will be offered for download on the KNX website. Presentations are accepted from members of our industry, universities and/or technical institutes. All the conference papers will be offered for download on the KNX website. 

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


16. KNX at Fairs & Conferences

KNX at Fairs & Conferences
  • Predialtec 2012 (Soa Paulo, Brazil, 07.08.2012 - 09.08.2012, link)
  • IBS 2012 (Paris, france, 26.09.2012 - 27.09.2012, link)
  • Shanghai intelligent Building Technolgy (Shanghai, China, 20.09.2012 - 22.09.2012, link)
  • Light Middle East (Dubai, UAE, 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012, link)
  • 23rd Congress AADECA (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 03.10.2012 - 05.10.2012, link)
  • Euroskills 2012 (Spa, Belgium, 04.10.2012 - 06.10.2012, link)
  • Electrotec 2012 (Athens, Greece, 04.10.2012 - 07.10.2012, link)
  • Light India 2012 (New Delhi, 05.10.2012 - 08.10.2012, link)
  • Smart Homes 2012 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 09.10.2012 - 11.10.2012, link)
  • Bex Eco Xpo 2012 (Singapore, 10.10.2012 - 12.10.2012, link)
  • Hem & Villa (Stockholm, Sweden, 11.10.2012 - 14.10.2012, link)
  • KNX National Group Conference (Istanbul, Turkey, 15.10.2012 - 17.10.2012, link)
  • CEP Expo (Budapest, Hungary, 17.10.2012 - 18.10.2012, link)
  • Belektro (Berlin, Germany, 17.10.2012 - 19.10.2012, link)
  • Matelec 2012 (Madrid, Spain, 23.10.2012 - 26.10.2012, link)
  • Hi-Tech Building 2012 (Moscow, Russia, 30.10.2012 - 01.11.2012, link)
  • KNX Scientific Conference 2012 (Gran Canaria, Spain, 01.11.2012 - 02.11.2012, link)
  • Interlight Moscow 2012 (Moscow, Russia, 06.11.2012 - 09.11.2012, link)
  • Sicurezza 2012 (Rho, Italy, 07.11.2012 - 09.11.2012, link)
  • National Domotics & Smart Living Fair (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 21.11.2012 - 22.11.2012, link)

For more information see http://www.knx.org/knx-en/news-press/events-fairs/index.php


SPECIAL SECTION: ETS Apps: Functional, Flexible, Tailor-made

SPECIAL SECTION:   ETS Apps: Functional, Flexible, Tailor-made

What are ETS Apps?
There are apps for iPhone, for smart phones, for tablet PCs – and now there are new KNX apps for the Engineering Tool Software ETS. In principle, the ETS Professional is sufficient for users wishing to install and configure KNX systems. Just as for mobile phones, users may however wish additional functionality when applying KNX. With the concept of the ETS Apps, the KNX Association has found a perfect solution. ETS remains open for future wishes of users and technical developments. The apps will be developed by KNX members.   

The first apps are already available
The ETS apps are available exclusively via the KNX online shop (http://onlineshop.knx.org). Apps can be activated via an ETS4 license. You can find a complete overview of all current ETS Apps on the KNX website, download the flyer.or watch the video on YouTube.   

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/software/ets-apps/description/index.php


17 . ETS4.1 now available

ETS4.1 now available

The ETS4.1 is now available:   

New Features

  • Introduction of ETS App concept for execution of ETS Apps from various vendors in ETS
  • Selective transfer of parameters on choosing several, equal devices/ applications
  • Support on creation/ edit within IP projects (check of IP topology constraints)
  • Display “online” group address values directly within the group address panel


  • Significant improved performance on drag & drop and copy operations
  • Improved visualization of selections in ETS panels


New installations (setup):                      Via the KNX Online Shop  and subsequent online update of ETS 

Existing installations:                              Via ETS4 online update   

For more information see: https://onlineshop.knx.org


18 . KNX Online Shop in Finnish

KNX Online Shop in Finnish

Very good news for our Finnish customers! The KNX Online Shop has been fully translated in their Nordic language and is already available. From now on, the Finnish users will be able to purchase any products, check their important information in their own language and much more. Visit our KNX Online shop and shift to Finnish if you are interested. Welcome Finland!   

For more information see: https://onlineshop.knx.org


19. ETS eCampus available in 3 new languages

ETS eCampus available in 3 new languages

The eLearning tool “ETS eCampus” from KNX can help set you on the path to success. This new web-based training tool, the KNX ETS eCampus, will help the KNX newcomers to quickly start with the basic principles, functions and control concepts of the KNX system and learn the most important steps with ETS4. The tool is available FREE OF CHARGE via the KNX Online Shop and is now also available in French, Dutch and Italian next to the already available English and German version.                        

For more information see http://onlineshop.knx.org


For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact heinz.lux(at)knx.org

Previous Newsletters Link

Newsletter, Special light+building 2012


Newsletter, January 2012


Newsletter, September 2011


Newsletter, March 2011


Newsletter, October 2010


Newsletter, May 2010


Newsletter, Special light+building 2010


Newsletter, January 2010


Newsletter, September 2009


Newsletter, July 2009


Newsletter, March 2009


Newsletter, January 2009


Newsletter, October 2008


Newsletter, June 2008


Newsletter, September 2007


Newsletter, March 2007


Newsletter July 2006