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KNX Association eNews - May 2016

KNX Secure

KNX Secure allows the creation of secured communication channels between KNX devices. In order to authenticate the sender to the receiver, each message can contain a MAC (message authentication code). All sent messages moreover include sequence numbers to prevent attempts to log data and resend it later (called ‘replay attacks’). Finally, data can also be encrypted, so that only receivers having the proper key to decrypt the information – as assigned by the ETS 5.5 software (see info below) - can interpret the sent data. The standard extension is based on worldwide established security protocols and KNX secure devices can be integrated seamlessly into existing KNX systems.

New ETS5.5 now Available - KNX Secure included
ETS5.5 is now available for download. This new update is free for ETS5 licensed users. The main new features are:

  • Integration of KNX IP Secure and KNX Data Secure in ETS. The different flavors on KNX Secure plus corresponding procedures/ settings are described in detail in the ETS5 help.
  • Introduction of restore points for automatic backup of project work when closing the ETS project.

Find out all new features and improvements in the release notes here.

KNX Secure Web Pages
All information about KNX Secure is bundled on the new KNX Secure Landing pages. You can visit them here.

KNX Secure Flyers
Are you eager to find out more about KNX Secure? There is already an offer of several flyers in different languages that cover this topic.

KNX Secure Presentation
You can also download the presentation, where one of the topics focuses on KNX Secure:

KNX Secure Webinar The complementary webinar „KNX Security“ informs you currently on the required protection measures for your KNX installation. Register here

You can also watch a recording of the KNX Secure Webinar in English, German or French.

IP Secure
KNX Secure
Data Secure

1. News from KNX Standard

News from Standard

Deadlines to take into account for registration of ETS product data
By the KNX Technical Board, it has been decided that the KNX Certification Department will stop accepting ETS3 product data as a basis for KNX certification from 01 st July 2016 onwards, unless such data relates to corrections or smaller updates of existing applications (to be decided on a case by case basis). By the KNX Executive Board, it has been decided that the KNX Certification Department will stop accepting product data with an ETS3/4 style of plug-in from October 2016 onwards, when relating to new product developments. In the case where the ETS3/4 plug-in is an update to an existing product, certification is still possible until October 2019. The KNX manufacturers are herewith encouraged to abandon the old style plug-in technology for the new Device Configuration App technology introduced with ETS5.

New required labelling of KNX Secure devices
In the recent KNX Technical Board voting cycle, a revision of the KNX Certification Manual was positively voted, by means of which it becomes obligatory to label new KNX IP Secure and KNX Data Secure devices with a distinct indication (the letter ‘X’) to indicate that these support KNX Secure. In this way, the KNX installer will be able to clearly distinguish from the product label not only the supported KNX physical layer but also the supported configuration mode (S, Controller Mode, Push Button mode or LTE) and whether the product supports security or not.

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


2. KNX Association welcomes to the KNX Community

KNX Member Logo

New KNX Members

For the complete list of KNX Members, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/manufacturers/list/index.php

KNX Certified Training Centre Logo

New Certified KNX Training Centres

KNX Scientific Partner logo

New KNX Scientific Partners

For the complete list of certified KNX Scientific Partners, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/scientific-partners/list/index.php


3. KNX Journal 1-2016


The new edition of the KNX Journal is now available for download. The main topics are:

  • KNX Internet of Things (IoT)
  • KNX in USA
  • KNX Secure
  • New KNX Products
  • New KNX Manufacturers

Download the KNX Journal here: KNX Journal 1-2016

All KNX Journals can be downloaded here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-journal/


4. KNX Award Winners

KNX Award winnerszoom

Again, the most prestigious awards for the world’s best projects in the world of home and building control have been handed out during the KNX Top Event, the biggest event during Light + Building 2016.  With more than 1.500 participants from over 80 countries, the 2016 edition of the KNX Award ceremony again exceeded all expectations! All in all, the KNX Top Event 2016 with the KNX Award Ceremony underlined again the constant success of KNX and showed once again that KNX, even after 26 years in the market, is still the worldwide STANDARD of home and building control!

Find out all you need to know about the winning projects: https://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-awards/2016/index.php


5. Upcoming Certified Courses


Are you looking for a KNX Certified Course? On this new page you can have a convenient overview of all the upcoming certified training courses (basic, advanced and tutor) and register to the course of your choice. You can also filter the search based on your location and needs.

Find a complete overview here.


6. New KNX Flyers

KNX Flyers

2 new KNX Flyers are now available:

  • KNX News: At the light+building fair the latest innovations will be shown at the KNX IoT city. You can already find out what's new in the flyer KNX News with topics KNX IoT, KNX Secure and ETS Inside.
  • Start@KNX: this flyer offers an overview of the various training options and identifies how teaching materials and methods can effectively be used in order to increase knowledge about KNX.

You can find all flyers in several languages in our download section


7. New KNX presentations


8. New Press Releases

9. New Video's

10. KNX at Fairs and Events

The KNX joint Member booth at light+building 2014zoom
  • EL & TEKNIK 2016 (Odense, Denmark | 10.05. - 12.05.2016)
  • Tektonica (Lisboa, Portugal | 04.05 - 07.05.2016)
  • El & Teknik 2016 (Odense, Denmark | 10.05 - 12.05.2016)
  • ISH China 2016 (Beijing, China | 30.05. - 01.06.2016)
  • Project Lebanon 2016 (Beirut, Lebanon | 31.05 - 03.06.2016)
  • Eliaden 2016 (Lillestrøm, Norway | 01.06. - 03.06.2016)
  • KNX Conference 2016 (Bucharest, Romania | 06.06.2016)
  • Predialtec 2016 (Sao Paulo, Brazil | 12.07. - 14.07.2016)
  • Integrate 2016 (Sydney, Australia | 23.08. - 25.08.2016)
  • Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology 2016 (Shanghai, China | 31.08. - 02.09.2016)
  • BEX Asia 2016 (Singapore, Singapore | 07.09. - 09.09.2016)
  • IEAS 2016 (Bucharest, Romania | 20.09. - 23.09.2016)
  • Light India 2016 (New Delhi, India | 05.10. - 07.10.2016)
  • Elmässan 2016 (Stockholm, Sweden | 19.10. - 20.10.2016)
  • Matelec 2016 (Madrid, Spain | 25.10. - 28.10.2016)
  • HI-TECH Building (Moscow, Russian Federation | 01.11. - 03.11.2016)
  • Facilities Integrate 2016 (Auckland, New Zealand | 03.11. - 04.11.2016)
  • Interlight Moscow (Moscow, Russian Federation | 08.11. - 11.11.2016)
  • Beurs Domotica & Slim Wonen (Eindhoven, Netherlands | 23.11. - 24.11.2016)
  • Euroskills 2016 (Göteborg, Sweden | 01.12. - 03.12.2016)

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


11. New ETS Apps

Terminal Appzoom

Terminal-App by Alexander Bürkle
With terminal-App you can import KNX projects from terminal, the universal online configurator. In addition to the requirement specification generated by terminal, you can import floors, rooms and group addresses directly to your ETS project.

EI Importzoom

EI_Import by Nautibus
Electrical installation Import EI Import generates a ETS5 project from a CSV list of actuators and circuits. The list can easily be created using Excel or a text editor. The project produced contains all the necessary group addresses, the building structure and the actuators. It can be further processed with the ETS5 or EIplan5.

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


12. Special ETS offer in May


In 2016, KNX Association is celebrating its 26th birthday and for this occasion, and only for 1 month, a discount of 26% will be offered when buying a new ETS5 Professional license. Do not miss this opportunity.

For more info and orders, visit: http://my.knx.org


For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact

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