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KNX Association eNews - September 2014

1. News from KNX Standard

News from Standard

A number of documents were included in the recent Voting cycle of the KNX Technical Board with a number of interesting extensions to the KNX Standard, i.e.

  • An extension to the Chapter 7/20/03 “DALI interfaces”, this time describing functions for monitoring emergency light fittings. In the new Application Note 166, KNX standardized functions are described for the triggering via KNX of the different mandatory tests for emergency lighting, e.g. functional tests or duration tests, of which the result can then again be provided to KNX
  • In Application Note 161 on the other hand, a generic Profile of a new KNX Coupler generation, called “Coupler Model 2.0”, is documented: the first realizations will be the standard KNX TP1/RF Media Couplers, which will be supported in the forthcoming ETS 5.
  • Last but not least, the Application Note 167 specifies the management for the Mask Version 091Ah by using Property based Configuration, as it is specified for the Mask Version 0912h and adds all relevant additional information needed for adapting this configuration for IP-Routers.

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

The new ETS5: one tool for ALL media

Embedded, Smart, Wireless

In order to satisfy the latest technical, economic and global demands, the KNX Association has now completely redesigned its Engineering Tool Software (ETS) and added numerous functions. ETS5 is the first tool suitable for the quick, simple integration of wireless KNX components. Moreover, the database management was considerably simplified, and its new dongle allows greater flexibility in handling projects. 

Top Improvements:

  • Integration of KNX radio frequency (KNX RF) components from a wide range of different manufacturers
  • USB dongle for easier handling with 4 GB of storage for user data
  • No database, hence faster data imports and exports
  • Improved user interface with more room for key functions
  • Even more performance when used as a 64-bit application
  • ETS5 and the older versions ETS4 and ETS3 can be installed together on the same computer

  ETS5 will be available from the 1 st of October via the KNX Online Shop

You can follow the countdown to the ETS5 release on the main page of the KNX website.

Should you have more questions about ETS5, please contact us at

ETS5 web pages 

Want to find out more about the new ETS5 sofware? You can now consult the new ETS5 web pages for general information as well as information about new features and improvements, system requirements, installation and prices.

Find out more at: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/software/ets/Backup-ETS5/about/index.php

ETS5 Flyers 

Were are now offering 2 new ETS5-related flyers.

The ETS5 flyer gives you general information abou the newest version of the software and point out all key features and main improvements. It is available in 5 languages and you can download it here:

The flyer ETS5 for Beginners shows you how you can start an ETS5 project and set up a KNX installation in 7 easy steps. This new flyer is ideal for newcomers to the system to help them on their way with their first ETS experience. You can download it here:

Press Release

With the upcoming ETS5, a new press release is now available: The new ETS5: one tool for ALL media. The press release is available in 8 languages, you can download it here:

a packed KNX city again confirms the worldwide succes of KNXzoom
ETS5 Interfacezoom
ETS Flyerzoom
ETS5 for Beginners flyerzoom

3. New KNX Journal 2/2014

KNX Journal 2-2014 coverzoom

The Newest edition of the KNX Journal, 2/2014 is now available. The main highlights:

  • The new ETS5
  • KNX RF Energy Harvesting
  • KNX secure
  • KNX in New Zealand
  • Euroskills 2014
  • KNX Award projects

You can download it here:

KNX Journal 2/2014

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


4. New Belgian and Spanish KNX Journal

KNX Belgian Journal coverzoom
KNX Spanish Journal coverzoom

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

  • New ETS5
  • KNX Experience Home
  • Smart Domotics
  • New KNX Products
  • KNX Projects

You can download it here:

Belgian KNX Journal 2014

The Spanish national KNX Journal is also available now, the main highlights:

  • New ETS5
  • New ETS Apps
  • New version 2.1 of the KNX Standard
  • KNX products, projects and solutions
  • News from KNX Spain

You can download it here:

Spanish KNX Journal 2014

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


5. KNX at EuroSkills and ASEAN Skills2014

Euroskills 2014 logozoom

The popularity of conventional installation methods not using bus technology is set to decline in the near future. For this reason, it is very important that apprentices and those at the beginning of their careers are familiarized with bus technology and building control right from the start. KNX, as the only provider of a globally-standardized bus technology, is therefore proud to announce that the European WorldSkills competition will be based on the KNX technology. Find out more in the press release:

The success of the international WorldSkills completion is clear. As sign of it, Worldskills is currently organizing regional completion around the world, among others the WorldSkills ASEAN Competition 2014 in Hanoi. This regional competition will team the neibouring countries around Vietnam, also included, such as: Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, etc. For the first time, it was decided that the skill “Electrical Installation” will be based on KNX.

Find out more here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/events/2014/2014-10-23_Aseanskills.php


6. New Advantages of KNX Presentation / video

 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, French, Russian and Korean. Now you can also find the Portuguese version on our YouTube Channel.

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


7. 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. Next to the already existing Webinars, we now offer a whole new range about the following topics:

  • KNX Principles
  • KNX Basics
  • ETS5
  • ETS Apps
  • KNX specifications & KNX product development
  • KNX product development tools & KNX product certification
  • KNX Ctrl-mode
  • KNX PB-mode

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

For all webinars and registration: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/training/knx-eacademy/webinars/index.php


8. New KNX Flyer: KNX city solutions

KNX city solutions flyerzoom

KNX Association is offering a new flyer: KNX city solutions. This new flyer shows 7 solutions that fit in the KNX city concept, like enewable mobility, saving energy costs, distributed facilities, energy management and more. The new flyer is available in:


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


9. KNX Scientific Conference

The attendees of the 2012 KNX Scientific Conferencezoom

Every two years KNX Association organizes the KNX Scientific Conference to encourage co-operation between universities and/or technical institutes and the KNX industry.   This year’s Scientific Conference is to take place at the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain in Wiesbaden, Germany on the 30 th & 31 st October 2014 .   Download the invitation, registration form and program here . At the end of the conference, the KNX Scientific Award 2014 will be granted for the best presented paper, based on criteria like novelty of the topic, added value of the topic for KNX, clarity and overall quality of the presentation. The winner will be handed out the KNX Scientific Award Trophy and win 3000 € in prize money.

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


10. KNX at Fairs and Events

The KNX Team at light+building 2014zoom
  • Intelligent Building System (Paris, France | 24. - 25.09.2014)
  • KNX Natonal Group Conference (Dubai, UAE | 30.09. - 02.10.2014)
  • Hem & Villa Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden | 02. - 05.10.2014)
  • EuroSkills 2014 (Lille, France | 02. - 04.10.2014)
  • Home & Living Expo 2014 (Kirchberg, Luxembourg | 11. - 19.10.2014)
  • CIHAC 2014 (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico | 14. - 18.10.2014)
  • Automation 2014 (Mumbai, India | 15. - 18.10.2014)
  • WorldSkills ASEAN Competition Hanoi (Hanoi City, Viet Nam | 23. - 28.10.2014)
  • Matelec (Madrid, Spain | 28. - 31.10.2014)
  • HI-TECH Building Moscow, Russia | 29. - 31.10.2014)
  • KNX Scientific Conference (Wiesbaden, Germany | 30. - 31.10.2014)
  • European Utility Week 2014 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 04. - .06.11.2014)
  • Interlight Moscow (Moscow, Russia | 11. - 14.11.2014)
  • ISE 2015 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 10. - 12.02.2015)
  • Batibouw 2015 (Brussels, Belgium | 26.02. - 08.03.2015)
  • ISH 2015 (Frankfurt, Germany | 10. - 14.03.2015)
  • myenergydays 2015 (Kirchberg, Luxembourg | 20. - 23.03.2014)

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


11. New ETS Apps

Check and Improvezoom
Project Data Exchangezoom
Moov 'n Groupzoom

Check and Improve from IT GmbH: this App helps you ensure and improve the formal quality of your ETS projects. This includes the verification and semi-automatic correction of spelling, configurable naming conventions, and the assignment of Datapoint types. Without much effort, the project is arranged more clearly, better maintainable and will be the perfect base for further use, e.g. for a visualization.

Project Data Exchange from IT GmbH: The App is now also able to import preconfigured device combinations into the ETS and supports the data flow between planner and system integrator in both ways – import and export. The new version follows the open ETS idea consequently. The app uses the open XML format to enable project data exchange between an additional software tool (e. g. a planning tool like DDS-CAD/Data Design System) and the ETS or the import and export from project data.

Moov’n Group from Newron System: MooV’n’Group is a graphical studio for ETS. The latest version besides the bug fixes and the several improvements, allows the MooV’n’Group users to buy and use credits for this App. The main ETS App MooV’n’Group incorporates a limited number of functions and MooV’n’Group users are able to renew them by purchasing ‘Credits’ from the KNX Online Shop.

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


For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact

Previous Newsletters Link

Newsletter May 2014


Newsletter Special - light+building 2014


Newsletter March 2014