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KNX Association eNews - September 2016

SPECIAL: KNX IoT 1.0 – KNX Web Services

The “Internet of Things” is a buzzword in the world of information technology. It may not yet be a term common to everyone but for sure to experts in the field, who also expect it to again boost development and technology to unrivalled levels. Everyday objects become intelligent and communicate via the internet. According to visionaries, 50 billion of these objects will communicate via the Internet by 2020. However, the Internet of Things is not a sheer vision, it has already become a reality today. The KNX Standard has long formed a part of this global IoT world. By the introduction of the KNX Web Services, KNX underlines its leading position and opens up new paths in the operation and visualisation of KNX systems.


KNX Web Services Tools now Available

We are glad to announce the immediate availability of both the “KNX Web service exporter” ETS App and the “KNX Web service gateway”. They are both free of charge and can be downloaded from MyKNX.

KNX Web Service Exporter ETS App: Demonstration of the KNX Web service information model. Allows to create an XML file with the KNX information model from an ETS project. The exported project can be used with the KNX Web service gateway demo. For info and download, see here.

KNX Web Service Gateway: Demonstration of the KNX Web services with a technology demo gateway oBIX implementation. Includes an image to be used on a Raspberry Pi 2, can import an information model created by the "ETS App Web service exporter". For info and download, see here.

KNX Web Service Exporterzoom
KNX Web Service Gatewayzoom

New Flyer: KNX IoT 1.0 - Web Services
By the introduction of the KNX Web Services, KNX underlines its leading position and opens up new paths in the operation and visualisation of KNX systems. Download the new flyer in English or German.

New Flyer: KNX IoT Solutions

The KNX IoT Solutions flyer shows 11 IoT applications set up by KNX Professionals, which were also shown at the light+building 2016 fair. The flyer is available in English and German.

KNX IoT Solutions Flyerzoom

KNX IoT Webinar

A KNX Web Service (WS) gateway allows easy integration of KNX as service via internet. Join this webinar to find how KNX can offer yet new business opportunities for you. With KNX you have at least one certainty: KNX stands for future proof technology!


1. News from KNX Standard

News from Standard

KNX Colour Control
A major step was taken to finally standardize the colour lighting also in KNX. The lighting chapters in Volume 7 of the KNX Standard were extended with functional block descriptions for colour temperature, RGB(W) and xyY setting sensors as well the actuator functional blocks corresponding to that. Also a new section to Volume 7/20/3 ‘DALI interfaces’ was readied, documenting the mapping for DALI ballasts to the DALI colour control standard according IEC 62386-209. All these documents recently successfully passed the release for voting stage in the KNX Technical Board.

Volume 9/1 ‘Cables and Connectors’
The majority of KNX TP connectors used so far in KNX products comply with the “KNX connector type 5.1” connector requirements. If any other connector was used, even the minimum requirements of connector type 5.1 were not always suitable. Therefore, a requirements set was added to the new version of Volume 9.1, listing the minimum requirements any bus connector shall comply to connecting KNX TP cable to a device and for connecting bus wire sections. These connector requirements are referred to as connector type 5.x. This new extension of the KNX Standard has now positively passed the final voting stage.

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 Certified Training Centre Logo

New Certified KNX Training Centres

KNX Scientific Partner logo

New KNX Scientific Partners


3. KNX Journal 2-2016


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

  • KNX IoT 1.0
  • KNX Award Projects
  • KNX Easy Mode
  • Start@KNX
  • New KNX Products

Download the KNX Journal here:

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


4. National KNX Journals

KNX National Journalszoom

Next to a new edition of the international KNX Journal, 2 KNX National Groups have published national editions of the KNX Journals, with articles in the native language and articles that focus on the local market. Click on the links to view / download the different KNX Journals:

Belgian Edition

French Edition

National KNX Journals can be downloaded here: https://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-journal/


5. Dedicated Pages

Dedicated Pages

KNX offers several specific microsites to inform you more about dedicated topics. Visit these pages to find out more about:

Find a complete overview here.


6. New KNX Flyer: KNX in USA


Following the launch of KNX National Group USA in May 2015, KNX continues to build momentum in the “Land of the Free” on the back of its successful participation at two major national shows and a growing number of flagship KNX projects. Read about it here:

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


7. New Press Releases

8. New Video's

9. KNX invites you to Community Events

KNX Training Centre Conference
KNX Technology Day

KNX Road Show South East Asia - 19.09 - 25.09.2016 in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia (Language: English)
The KNX Roadshow is the perfect opportunity for all to participate at KNX events without long travels. We cordially invite you to the "The Green Networking Forums for KNX Technology and Application" with following "KNX Training Workshops". Registration and more info here.

KNX Certification Conference - 26.10.2016 in Dortmund, Germany (Language: English)
The first edition of the KNX Certification conference is mainly intended for KNX certification coordinators and KNX test labs as well as potential members / test labs. The first 50 (potential) member companies who sign up and attend the conference will receive a free Manufacturer Tool 5 voucher in their MyKNX account. (Potential) KNX test labs will receive a free EITT voucher. Registration and more info here.

KNX Scientific Conference - 27.10 - 28.10.2016 in Dortmund, Germany (Language: English)
Every two years KNX Association organizes the KNX Scientific Conference to encourage co-operation between universities and/or technical institutes and the KNX industry. Registration and more info here.

KNX Tech Day - Meeting - 22.11 - 23.11.2016 in Frankfurt, Germany (Language: German)
At the KNX Technology Days, novelties related to the KNX standard (IoT, Security, ETS Inside and lots more) will be shared with the KNX Members. The second day will be devoted to the many new possibilities offered by the ETS Manufacturer Tool to make ETS product entries much more powerful and easier to use, both in the ETS Professional as in the forthcoming ETS Inside. This is an ideal opportunity to again get in synch with the latest evolution of the KNX Standard and the ETS, putting you in pole position for your KNX business in the near future. Registration and more info here.

KNX Tech Day - Online 24.11.2016 and 1.12.2016, (Language: English)
At the KNX Technology Day (online presentation), novelties related to the KNX standard (IoT, Security, ETS Inside and lots more) will be shared with the KNX Members. This is an ideal opportunity to again get in synch with the latest evolution of the KNX Standard and the ETS, putting you in pole position for your KNX business in the near future. Registration and more info here.

KNX Training Centre Conference - 09.12.2016 in Dortmund, Germany, (Language: English)
Each year KNX Association organizes a conference for KNX training centres. This year's conference will consist of many interesting presentations by both the KNX Association as well as by some of the KNX members, amongst others including a live demonstration / presentation of ETS Inside and Web Services, KNX IoT and KNX product novelties. Registration and more info here.


10. Discover our newest Webinars

KNX Webinar

KNX Electrical and installation considerations
What are the main practical aspects to keep in mind when tackling KNX projects? This hands-on knowledge shows what points can save time and money, as well it claims that KNX Partners are in a good position to become Project Managers in home and building automation projects.

KNX Secure
In this webinar we explain how KNX installations can be secured. This is especially important in the context of the KNX communication media IP and RF; i.e. secure communication and protect data, within a KNX installation.

ETS Inside
The new ETS Inside – Smart, Simple, Safe. ETS Inside opens up exciting perspectives in the growing smart home market and allows easy configuration of KNX installations via tablets and smart phones.

For more webinars and free registration, visit the KNX Webinar page here.


11. KNX at Fairs and Events

The KNX joint Member booth at light+building 2014zoom
  • IEAS 2016 (Bucharest, Romania | 20.09. - 23.09.2016)
  • KNX Road Show South East Asia (Singapore | 22.09. - 23.09.2016)
  • KNX Road Show South East Asia - (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 24.09. - 25.09.2016)
  • ASEAN Skills (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 24.09. - 26.09.2016)
  • KNX Day by KNX Italy (Brescia, Italy | 30.09.2016)
  • Light India 2016 (New Delhi, India | 05.10. - 07.10.2016)
  • SIL - Salao Imobiliaro de Lisboa (Lissabon, Portugal | 05.10. - 09.10.2016)
  • Elmässan 2016 (Stockholm, Sweden | 19.10. - 20.10.2016)
  • Matelec 2016 (Madrid, Spain | 25.10. - 28.10.2016)
  • KNX Certification Conference (Dortmund, Germany | 26.10.2016)
  • KNX Scientific Conference (Dortmund, Germany | 27.10. - 28.10.2016)
  • Light Middle East (Dubai, UAE | 31.10. - 02.11.2016)
  • KNX Middle East Workshop (Dubai, UAE | 31.10.2016)
  • HI-TECH Building (Moscow, Russian Federation | 01.11. - 03.11.2016)
  • Facilities Integrate 2016 (Auckland, New Zealand | 03.11. - 04.11.2016)
  • IBS 2016 (Paris, France | 08.11. - 09.11.2016)
  • Interlight Moscow (Moscow, Russian Federation | 08.11. - 11.11.2016)
  • Wireless Congress: Systems & Applications (Muncih, Germany | 09.11. - 10.11.2016)
  • European Utility Week (L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain | 15.11. - 17.11.2016)
  • KNX Technology Meeting (Frankfurt, Germany | 22.11. - 23.11.2016)
  • KNX Technology Day (Online | 24.11. - 25.11.2016)
  • Beurs Domotica & Slim Wonen (Eindhoven, Netherlands | 23.11. - 24.11.2016)
  • Euroskills 2016 (Göteborg, Sweden | 01.12. - 03.12.2016)
  • KNX Training Centre Conference (Dortmund, Germany | 09.12.2016)
  • ISE 2017 (Amsterdam, THe Netherlands | 07.02. - 10.02.2017)
  • Batibouw 2017 (Brussels, Belgium | 16.02. - 26.02.2017)
  • ISH 2017 (Frankfurt, Germany | 14.03. - 18.03.2017)

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


12. New ETS Apps

KNXMCM BAline Studio Exchangezoom

KNXMCM BAline Studio Exchange by Warema
With the “KNXMCM BAline Studio Exchange” ETS app, CSV files that were previously generated in BAline Studio can be imported to ETS. These files contain information about names and types of objects and the direction of data flow, which were set in BAline Studio projects. With “KNXMCM BAline Studio Exchange” the settings on KNX devices can be easily made so that the corresponding BAline Studio Project can run perfectly on these devices. “KNXMCM BAline Studio Exchange” can in each case be run for only one device. If a receiver heartbeat was set up for group objects in BAline Studio, a message appears in the “Information” field.

MDT Glastaster Smartzoom

MDT Glastaster Smartby MDT Technologies
DCA for loading and changing the symbols in the MDT Glass Push Button II Smart with and without temperature sensor.

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


13. Special ETS Apps offer in September


In September and only for one month, order the 11 KNX Association ETS Apps and receive 50% off the whole bundle! These ETS Apps are: EIBlib/IP, Extended Copy, Split&Merge, My Product Templates, Replace Product, Labels, Long-Term Recorder, Project Tracing, Online KNX Product Catalog, Device Reader, Project Compare. Just order ALL the ETS Apps as indicated here above and use the voucher code to receive a 50% discount on its price.

For more info about the action, visit: https://my.knx.org/en/news/view/2276


14. ETS 5.5.2 now available


Version 5.5.2 of the ETS5 software is now available for download and contains new features, improvements and some bug fixes. Highlights are Optimised (expand) behaviour of Group Objects and channels on devices in the tree view and Update of non -certification relevant data on KNX product entries. The update is free for licensed ETS5 users and can be installed via ETS online update or via MyKNX.

For more info, check the release notes.


For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact

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