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KNX Association eNews - May 2014

1. News from KNX Standard

News from Standard

In the recent weeks, KNX Association as Partner Organization to CENELEC made two more important contributions to international standardization, with the objective to extend the EN 50090 series. 

On the one hand it submitted for approval an update of the EN 50090-5-3, i.e.  a revised edition of the HBES Radio Frequency Medium, including the new KNX RF Multi channel solution. RF single channel solutions are suitable for most environments, multi-channel solutions are an advantage in environment with expected disturbances. Thanks to a defined compatibility scheme, multi- and single channel KNX RF solutions are fully compatible. Multi-channel RF solutions are able to jump to another channel if having to cope with disturbances. Multi-channel devices can use up to 5 channels, 3 fast and 2 slow channels.  

On the other hand a new chapter on Data security was submitted, allowing encryption and authentication, an important aspect when linking smart home/building solutions to smart metering/smart grid applications.

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 Scientific Partner logo

New KNX Scientific Partners

KNX Userclun logo

New KNX Userclubs

  • KNX Professionals Poland
  • KNX Userclub Norway

For the complete list of KNX Userclubs, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/userclubs/list/index.php


3. ETS5 beta test

a packed KNX city again confirms the worldwide succes of KNXzoom

We offer you the possibility to test it in advance by participating in our beta test. This will be a unique occasion to test our new product and give us your feedback.  

Are you ready to be the first in the starting blocks of ETS5? Do you want to discover the new features and important improvements at all levels? Here is a code which is your key to participate in the ETS5 Beta Test:   


How to proceed?  

  • Login in or register to the KNX Online Shop at https://onlineshop.knx.org 
  • Add the code in the section: MY VOUCHERS
  • You must wait until you receive an email from KNX Association which will give you all the details and instructions (email will be sent in June).

4. KNX at light+building 2014

a packed KNX city again confirms the worldwide succes of KNXzoom
a packed KNX city again confirms the worldwide succes of KNXzoom

This edition of light+building 2014 was a great performance in the 24-year history of KNX / EIB Association. More than 230.000 visitors visited the fairground of the Messe Frankfurt.

KNX Association had 4 booths in this home and building automation fair (the KNX City in the Galleria, the KNX joint member booth in Hall 8.0, the ZVEH/ZVEI/KNX joint booth in Hall 9.0 and the satellite booth in Hall 11.1).

The KNX colours were everywhere, starting from the Frankfurt main station crossing the whole fair ground. You can now relive the light+building experience via the updated light+building page where you can:

So visit the light+building page now and enjoy all the content: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/lb2014/index.php


5. KNX Award 2014

KNX 2014 Award winnerszoom
Smart Building Design GmbH both won the Special and the People's Choice Awardzoom

The KNX Award Ceremony started out 18 years ago as a relatively modest event at a KNX trade fair stand; since then it has metamorphosed into the most important and biggest event of the light+building fair, the world’s largest trade fair for light and building technology.

This year eight companies received prizes at the ceremony, the culmination of a selection process that started with companies from 67 different countries sending in details of their KNX projects for consideration – roughly a third more than in 2012.

In total the KNX TOP Event attracted 1,500 guests from 80 countries worldwide. 

You can now visit the new KNX Award 2014 page to find out about who won the KNX Awards, watch the ceremony and view pictures of the KNX Top Event: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-awards/2014/index.php


6. New KNX Journals: KNX Journal International Edition 1/2014 and French Journal 2014

KNX Journal 1-2014 coverzoom

The Newest edition of the KNX Journal, 1/2014 is now available. The main highlights:

  • New ETS5 Beta
  • New: KNX RF S-Mode
  • KNX Arrived in Latin-America
  • New manufacturers, products, applications
  • ETS4 Professional to win

You can download it here:

KNX Journal 1/2014

You can find all KNX Journals here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-journal/index.php

KNX Journal 1-2014 coverzoom

The national edition of the KNX Journal in French is now available. The main highlights:

  • ETS Apps and ETS eCampus 
  • New website and web App
  • New KNX products
  • KNX Projects
  • KNX approved as Chinese standard

You can download it here:

French KNX Journal 2014

You can find all KNX Journals here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-journal/index.php


7. New Press Releases

8. New Advantages of KNX Presentation and videos

 Are you interested to learn more about the main advantages of KNX and the market relevance of KNX worldwide? Or do you want to show the benefits of KNX at your events, showroom, etc.?

We have updated the advantages of KNX presentation with recent figures, you can download it here:

Advantages of KNX Presentation

This video of advantages of KNX was already in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Japanese and Korean. Now you can also find the French and Russian version on our YouTube Channel.

You can find all videos in the different languages here: http:www.youtube.com/KNXassociation


9. New KNX Community videos

KNX Association consists of a strong worldwide community of manufacturers, training centres, certified installers, research institutes,... If you need more information about joining this strong and fast growing community, you can now consult the new videos, How to Become a:

You can find all videos in here: http:www.youtube.com/KNXassociation


10. New KNX Webinars, register now

KNX Webinars

KNX Association now offers many webinars to inform you about various KNX-related topics. These are online live presentations about both technical as non-technical matters you can follow from behind your computer and interact if you have questions. On the webinar pages you can see more information about each type of webinar we offer as well as the dates and registration link. Scheduled new Webinars:

  • KNX Development
  • Secure KNX Installations
  • KNX RF S-Mode
  • KNX city
  • KNX Specifications: V2.0 vs. V2.1

We hope to meet you online soon at one of our webinars!

More info and registration:http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-journal/index.php


11. New KNX Flyers

KNX Flyer overviewzoom

KNX Association is offering the following new flyers:

  • General Info flyer
  • KNX Solutions
  • KNX city
  • Smart Metering
  • ETS5
  • ETS Apps
  • How to become a KNX Member
  • How to become an ETS App Developer
  • KNX Development getting started

or a complete overview of all flyers at light+building, please go to http://www.knx.org/knx-en/downloads/ (section: KNX Flyers)


12. KNX Training Centre Conference in Portugal

The attendees of the 2014 KNX Training Centre Conferencezoom
The attendees of the 2014 KNX Training Centre Conferencezoom

This year’s annual conference for training centres was hosted by the ATEC training centre near Lisbon (Portugal).   More than 50 delegates from various training centres around the world (including Lebanon, Israel, Brazil, India and various European countries) listened carefully to presentations held by KNX Association.

Mr. Unal explained the training centres the major recent changes in the requirements for training centres as well as in the updated training documentation. The KNX certified training centres were given an update on the latest facts & figures of KNX members, training centres, partners including information on recent publications offered by KNX Association.  

Mr. Hänel gave the audience an A-Z introduction into the novelties of ETS 5 after which the represented training centres had a full day to test as a first KNX community other than the KNX manufacturers the ETS 5 beta version. The ETS 5 was welcomed positively by the various training centres: They really look forward to its introduction into the market in October 2014.  

A renewed conference for the German speaking KNX training centres is scheduled for July 8 and 9 in Bayreuth (Germany). More information will follow shortly.

For presentations and pictures, see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/training-centres/tc-conferences/index.php


13. KNX at Fairs and Events

The KNX Team at light+building 2014zoom

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


14. New ETS Apps

NETx BMS Appzoom

NETx BMS App from NETxAutomation: The export OPC functionality in ETS provides only basic information about the KNX installation. The NETx BMS App is a user-friendly way to import the whole KNX project and its meta-information into the NETx BMS Server or the NETx KNX OPC Server.

EIdoc from Nautibus Electronics: EIdoc is an automatic documentation generator, which can print out a detailed project documentation. It uses all the inputs of an ‘EIplan’ ETS project.

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


15. May sales action: Buy ETS4 Professional and receive the update to ETS5 for free

ETS logozoom

ETS5 has been announced during the light+building fair and will be available around October 2014. Still, do not hesitate to buy ETS4 Professional now. When buying a new ETS4 Professional license or an update from ETS4 Lite to ETS4 Professional regular price (updates from ETS3 or new ETS4 Supplementary licenses are not valid for this action) you will also receive the update of the license to ETS5 Professional free of charge (new ETS5 Dongle to pay additionally +€60) when released.

More information about ETS5 can be found in the new ETS5 brochure:

ETS5: one tool for all media

More information about this offer and how to benefit from it, will be available on the KNX Online Shop (menu SPECIAL OFFER).


For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact

Previous Newsletters Link

Newsletter Special - light+building 2014


Newsletter March 2014