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1. News from KNX Standard

News from KNX Standard

First edition of the updated KNX Cookbook 
This cookbook is set up as ‘Volume 2’ of the KNX Specifications and its purpose is to provide development help for KNX newcomers. It gives concrete and practical help in order to start the development process of KNX certified devices, based on the currently existing KNX standardized solutions as offered by a number of our members. The KNX cookbook is available via our FTP server. At least one scientific partner: KHK Belgium, has already been using it with success. 

New HVAC easy mode channels
In the most recent KNX Technical Board voting cycle, the work of a co-operation between KNX manufacturers active in the HVAC domain was put to vote as Application Note AN138. This extension to the KNX specifications will allow developing a full-fledged KNX regulated central heating system, including hot water production, influencing heat/cool production depending on the valve positions in individual rooms and taking into account systems like heat pumps and solar panels. The solution will contribute significantly to the energy efficiency of homes and buildings,  makes use of the new KNX flexible E-Mode concept (see previous Newsletter, thus no need for a PC tool for set-up) and is ideal for realization on KNX RF. 

Prioritized Scene Control
In the same voting cycle, the Application Note 131 was put to vote. This Application Note describes mechanisms for the realization of powerful load management inside homes and buildings depending on received tariff information from the meter or other parameters (e.g. time, weather, …).  By using the Prioritized scene control data point, a central management unit can step by step manipulate linked receivers to reduce their consumption by switching off their outputs, manipulating their setpoint values or any other action.

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


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


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


3. New KNX President and Executive Board

New KNX President and Executive Board

In February, the new KNX Executive Board, the KNX President and Vice-President, were elected during the KNX General Assembly in Warsaw (Poland). All KNX Shareholders were invited to vote on 13 candidates, all of whom were approved as new members of the Executive Board for a term of 5 years. KNX therefore proudly announces the new composition of its Executive Board consisting of:

  • Mr Stephan Bauer, KNX President (Siemens Switzerland Ltd.)
  • Mr Dirk Giersiepen (GIRA Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Mr Thomas Goes (Theben AG)
  • Mr Harald Hasenclever (Merten GmbH)
  • Mr Harald Horst (ABB Stotz-Kontakt GmbH)
  • Mr Harald Jung (Albrecht Jung GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Mr Franz Kammerl (Siemens AG)
  • Mr Roger Karner (Feller AG)
  • Mr Peter Kellendonk (Kellendonk Elektronik GmbH)
  • Mr José Lorenzo Lista (Schneider Electric)
  • Mr Adalbert Neumann (Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH)
  • Dr. Herbert Schliffke (Insta Elektro GmbH)
  • Mr Bernard Schott, KNX Vice-President (Hager Group)

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx/association/structure/executive-board/index.php



 ISH 2011

The ISH brings two trade fairs together under one roof: energy building and air-conditioning technology and the bathroom experience. Held every two years ISH draws around 2,400 companies together onto a fully booked trade fair site (250,000 square metres) – including all market and technology leaders.Click on the ISH logo to visit the official website.

 ISH 2011

Of course KNX Association will be present at this important fair. You will find the KNX booth in hall 10.2 booth A15. The following active panels with KNX solutions will be shown at the booth:

  • The right room climate
  • Energy efficiency in school buildings
  • Smart metering
  • Smart metering & energy saving
  • New KNX RF HVAC Specification
  • Alliance for smart energy solution

You can click on the booth picture for a larger image. We hope to meet you all at our booth during ISH 2011.

 ISH 2011

Not only KNX Association will have a booth during ISH 2011. Around 30 KNX member companies will also be represented. You can find a complete overview of the exhibiting member companies and their position on the ISH mapguide that we created for this occasion. You can view/download it by clicking on the mapguide picture. This mapguide will also be handed out during the fair.


4. KNX Journal 1/2011

KNX Journal 1/2011

The first KNX Journal of 2011 is now available, the main highlights are:

  • Energy Efficiency Projects
  • New KNX RF HVAC Specification
  • ETS4 for experts
  • Energy Saving with KNX

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

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


5. New Press Releases

New Press Releases

4 new press releases are now available:

  • KNX scores with energy efficiency in Europe, Asia and the US
  • United States opens up to KNX green building technology
  • Improved energy balance through building automation
  • Alliance for intelligent energy management

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


6. New flyers: ETS4 for Beginners/Experts

New flyers: ETS4 for Beginners/Experts

Together with the release of ETS4, KNX Association created 2 new flyers. "ETS4 for Beginners" explains how to create a basic project in 8 simple steps. "ETS4 for Experts" explains more advanced features and compares these improved functions to the ETS3 software. Both flyers are currently available in 7 different languages.       

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


7. New flyer: KNX Solutions

New flyer: KNX Solutions

KNX can be used in all types of homes and buildings for many purposes in an efficient way. The flyer KNX solutions shows 15 cases in which way KNX can be used an what the advantages are as well as all outstanding projects that one the KNX award in 2010. The flyer is currently available in 5 different languages.

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


8. New flyer: Energy Efficiency with KNX

New flyer: Energy Efficiency with KNX

In this flyer, KNX projects showcase the possibilities for energy efficiency, lighting systems and reduced life cycle costs provided by KNX. The brochure demonstrate that energy saving potential of 40% with shading control, 50% with individual room control, 60% with lighting control and up to 60% with ventilation control is possible. The flyer is currently available in English and German.

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


9. New KNX Presentation

9.   New KNX Presentation

KNX Assoctiation now offers a new presentation:   

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.   

For more information see here


10. The Worldwide Web Event - 20 October 2010

The Worldwide Web Event - 20 October 2010

20 October 2010 was a special day. Next to the release of the ETS4 software, KNX Association organized its first KNX Worldwide Web Event. This event consisted of several national events organized by a KNX representative in each country. In total, more than 2500 people attended one of the 26 events organized in 20 countries. You can watch an overview of all events on Youtube or in this presentation.   

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




Once more, in order to keep you up-to-date, KNX Association has now implemented the Really Simple Syndication or the so-called RSS. By using this technique you can regularly receive the latest news and much more by simply adding the KNX RSS to your bookmarks. Simply join us to start receiving KNX Association´s weekly news from the KNX website: be connected!   

For more information see: http://www.knx.org/fileadmin/scripts/news_rss.php


12. KNX Scientific Conference

KNX Scientific Conference

The annual KNX Scientific Conference took place on the 4th & 5th November 2010 at the Public University of Navarra (Spain). On this occasion, 24 speakers explained to a total of 86 attendees important topics such as: IP and web services with KNX, new software and applications for KNX and based on KNX, new interfaces and KNX system evolution and development. Moreover, the event ended with a visit to the local Parliament where the KNX Scientific Award was granted to Georg Neugschwandtner for his project: Congestion Control in Building Automation: considerations for KNX.   

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


13. KNX Training Centre Conference

KNX Training Centre Conference

Once again the KNX Training Centre Conference was hosted by ABB Stotz Kontakt in Heidelberg (Germany). The audience of more than 70 delegates from training centres ranging from India to Sweden, listened attentively to the presentations given by KNX Association. The main topic of the conference was the new ETS4 training documentation for training centres in order to be ready in a near future.   

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


14. CYE 2010

CYE 2010

CYE 2010 stands for the Competition of Young Electricians 2010, on this occasion a total of 7 countries participated. It took place from 26th to 29th October 2010 in Madrid. The competition was organized by AIE and FENIE and powered by KNX. We would like to congratulate the winners of the competition Markus Stöger from Austria (gold medal), Bernt Erlend Fridell from Norway (silver medal) and Arno Conradin from Switzerland(bronze medal). In addition, we would also like to congratulate all the participants on the well deserved 4th position: Daniel Villa Romo (Spain), Fabian Moser (Italy), Joel Miranda (Portugal) and Neil Frew (England/UK).   

For more information see: http://www.aie-cye.eu


15. 1st Workshop in Korea

1st Workshop in Korea

The 1st Korean Forum of KNX Technology and Application for Home and Building Control took place on the 12th of Januar at the Seoul Palace Hotel in Korea. Over 60 people joined together to listen to KNX Presentations, done by the KNX members and KNX partners in Korea, and to have the opportunity to talk to representatives of the KNX Association directly. This was the first Forum in Korea and more events and activities in Korea will follow.


16. KNX National Groups Meeting

KNX National Groups Meeting

For the first time, the Annual Conference of KNX National Groups was held together with the KNX General Assembly in February in Warsaw (Poland). This year were invited the KNX National Groups as well as KNX manufacturers and the KNX Executive Board. The two day event is organised and funded by KNX Association to bring together all the nations and this year 23 countries were in attendance. Each country gave a report on their current and future activities showing their own approaches and their achievements in recent years. Moreover, on this occasion a panel discussion about the agreements between several KNX National Groups and their respective National Associations of Electrical Installers were shown to the audience.


17. KNX at Fairs & Conferences

KNX at Fairs & Conferences
  • ISH 2011 (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 15.03.2011- 19.03.2011, link)
  • Energy Efficiency and Rehabilitation of Buildings Congress (Malaga, Spain, 16.03.2011 - 17.03.2011, link)
  • Eltefa 2011 (Stuttgart, Germany, 23.03.2011 - 25.03.2011, link)
  • Power-Days 2011 (Salzburg, Austria, 06.04.2011 - 08.04.2011, link)
  • The 37th International Building Trade Fair (UFI) (Belgrade, Serbia, 12.04.2011 - 16.04.2011, link)
  • RENEXPO 2011 (Budapest, Hungary, 05.05.2011 - 07.05.2011, link)
  • Elfack 2011 (Göteborg, Sweden, 09.05.2011 - 13.05.2011, link)
  • ECA Annual Conference 2011  (Marbella, Spain, 14.05.2011 - 21.05.2011,link)
  • Electrical Building Technology Guangzhou (Guangzhou, China, 09.06.2011 - 12.06.2011, link)
  • The 2nd Forum of KNX Technology and Application for Home and Building Control (Beijng, China, 12.07.2011)
  • IBS 2011 (Paris, France, 20.09.2011 - 21.09.2011, link)
  • The 5th Shanghai International Intelligent Building Exhibition (Shanghai, China, 21.09.2011 - 23.09.2011, link)
  • Elektrotechniek 2011 (Utrecht, The Netherlands, 03.10.2011 - 07.10.2011,link)
  • Worldskills London 2011 (London, UK, 05.10.2011 - 08.10.2011, link)
  • EFA 2011 (Leipzig, Germany, 12.10.2011 - 14.10.2011, link)
  • National Domotics & Smart Living Fair (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 23.11.2011 - 24.11.2011, link)
  • Hi-Tech building 2011 (Moscow, Russia, 08.12.2011 - 10.12.2011, link)

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


18. Falcon 2.0

Falcon 2.0

The new Falcon version 2.0 is now available. With this version Falcon now has a local gateway management function and the KNX/IP error handling has been improved. The most important change is that the licensing has been removed, so the new Falcon verion will be free of charge.                          

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


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

Previous Newsletters Link

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