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KNX Association Newsletter - September 2009





1. News from KNX Standard

News from KNX Standard

New KNX Specifications, version 2.0 now available ! 

During the summer holidays, KNX proudly released the new overhauled version of the KNX specifications, version 2.0. This was the first major release since 2004.   

Between 2004 and summer of 2009, a lot of new features had been added to the KNX standard (KNXnet/IP, KNX FTP, second generation KNX RF, extension to KNX Easy Installation Mode, KNX Application Specifications, …), but all of them in the form of Supplements and Application Notes. After several man years of hard integration work, the KNX specifications version 2.0 constitutes a version in which all the previous separate supplements and application notes were integrated into the body text. This version should be a major improvement and help for KNX newcomers during development of a new KNX solution.   

In the mean while, the new version should already have reached the desk of the representatives of the KNX members.

  • For availability to non-members, contact sales(at)knx.org.
  • For any additional information on contents, do not hesitate to contact the Editor in Chief, Mr. Steven De Bruyne (+32 2 775 86 47 –steven.debruyne(at)knx.org).

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


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

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

Training Centre

 New Training Centre:

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

Scientific Partners

New Scientific Partners:

  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Madrid, m.es)

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


 New KNX Userclub:

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


3. New KNX Journal 2/2009

New KNX Journal 2/2009

The new edition of the KNX Journal 2/2009 will be sent out to 45.000 customers in 89 countries in the course of September. Highlights of this Journal edition are:

  • KNX Heating Control
  • KNX RF & OpenTherm
  • 15.000 KNX Partners
  • KNX in Australia
  • New Manufacturer Tool
  • New rules for KNX Training Centres

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


4. New KNX Press Release

New KNX Press Release

New Press Release is available:

  • BREAKTHROUGH: FIGAWA, KNX and ZVEI Agree on Common Open Metering System Specifications Open Metering System (OMS) – open, manufacturer independent, interoperable New specification already submitted as to international standardisation (CEN) as new work item proposal Neutral certification to ensure interoperability

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


5. New KNX Presentation

New KNX Presentation

KNX: The Worldwide STANDARD for Home and Building Control with the recent KNX facts and figures.
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


6. New Requirements for KNX Training Centres

New Requirements for KNX Training Centres

The new flyer  How to Become a Certified KNX Training Centre  is now available in 7 languages:

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

You can also find this information in the Training Centres section of our website:

  • Training Centres information, link
  • Training Centres joining, link
  • Training Centres documentation, link
  • Training Centres events, link

For more information see here


7. Smart Metering

Smart Metering

The new flyer  Smart Metering with KNX  is now available in 6 languages:

You can find this information in the Smart Metering section of our website:

  • KNX Metering is Smart, link
  • KNX Metering Specifications, link
  • KNX Product overview, link
  • KNX and M-Bus, link
  • Connecting M-Bus, link
  • Energy Awareness, link

8. KNX on Twitter

KNX on Twitter

As KNX Association wants to share what is happening anywhere in the KNXWorld at any time, we have created a Twitter account in order to post the most recent information there.   

For more about KNX on Twitter see here


9. KNX at Fairs & Conferences

KNX at Fairs & Conferences
  • Ineltec (Basel, Switzerland, 01.09.2008 - 04-09.2009, link)
  • Elektrotechnik 2009 (Dortmund, Germany, 02.09.2009 - 05.09.2009, link)
  • IFA2009 (Berlin, Germany, 04.09.2009 - 09.09.2009, link)
  • Energetab 2010 (Bielsko-Biala, Poland, 15.09.2009 - 17.09.2009, link)
  • Elmässa Stockolm (Sweden, link )
  • ECL2009 (Brussels, Belgium, 23.09.2008 - 24.09.2009, link)
  • EFA2009 (Leipzig, Germany, 28.09.2009 - 30.09.2009, link)
  • KNX National Group Conference (Lisbon, Portugal, 04.11.2009 - 05.11.2009, link)
  • ICT for Sustainable homes (Nice, France, 16.11.2009 - 17.11.2009, link)
  • HI-TECH BUILDING 2009 (Moscow, Russia, 08.12.2009 - 10.12.2009, link)
  • ISE 2010 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 02.02.2010 - 04.02.2010, link)
  • interclima+elec 2010 (Paris,France - 09.02.2010 - 12.02.2010, link)
  • light+builidng 2010 (Frankfurt, Germany, 11.04.2010 - 16.04.2010, link)
  • Eliaden 2010 (Oslo, Norway, 31.05.2010 - 03.06.2010, link)

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


10. New KNX Manufacturer Tool, version 4.0

New KNX Manufacturer Tool, version 4.0

KNX Association will release in the begining of October 2009 the new KNX Manufacturer Tool, version4.0. The most important innovations in a nutshell:

  • Complete stand-alone tool, no (workspace) extension to ETS 3
  • Selectable ETS product target creation of product data base entries for ETS3 and  for the future ETS4
  • Tool is part of Visual Studio © 2008  integrated development environment (IDE), use of all commenly known IDE functions (window configuration, output window, task list, coupling on software version management system, scripts, etc)
  • Integration of external tools via the menu toolbar
  • KNX product parameter dialog preview
  • Improved copy functions for quick creation of new product parts (so-called Smart Copy & update)
  • Product report for product documentation, user-defined definition of report possible
  • Extended product specific test criteria for timely failure recognition during the product development process
  • Interface for the integration into (automated) development process, fully command line controllable
  • Support of product translation into several languages, including external interface (TMX 2 , XLIFF 3 ) to commercial tools
  • Optional spell checker via installed Microsoft © Word

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


11. KNX Tools Online Shop

KNX Tools Online Shop

KNX Tools Online Shop now offers :

  • PayPal as payment option ! 

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


12. Special KNX Discovery Package

Special KNX Discovery Package

If you would like to make your first step with KNX and ETS here is the occasion to benefit from our Special KNX Journal Action:   

If you buy ETS3 Trainee till 31. 12. 2009 you will get a Training Documentation for free. 

Please use the voucher code number at the KNX Onlineshop:JOUR0902DPWTDK3ZEER.   

For more information see the special action from KNX homepage: www.knx.org


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

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