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KNX Association eNews - January 2016

1. News from KNX Standard

News from Standard

KNX Specifications now fully free of charge

In order to fully underline the openness of the KNX Technology, it has been decided to no longer require any financial compensation from any non-KNX member to acquire the latest official release version of KNX Standard. This will help anyone interested in the technical intricacies of the KNX System – be it software, hardware developer or even integrator - to have access to the detailed KNX descriptions of the KNX media, protocol and interworking definitions. The 2.1 version of the KNX Standard can now be downloaded free of charge from any KNX MyKNX account (https://my.knx.org/) in the section ‘Shop’. 

IoT and KNX, an even stronger integration thanks to KNX Web Services

It has been possible for over ten years to integrate KNX into IP based networks, be it wired or wireless, thanks to the KNXnet/IP tunneling and routing specifications. This has resulted in a multitude of different hard- and software solutions allowing to access KNX networks over IP. In order to integrate KNX installations even better into IP, the KNX manufacturers have decided to again join hands and have come up with the KNX Web Services extension to the KNX standard, recently positively voted by the KNX Technical Board. The KNX Web Services approach provides clear advantages for the communication between client and server, as it is completely based on standard IP web services instead of including the KNX telegram into an IP frame. On top of that, standard security mechanism can be applied (instead of VPN) and data from the KNX project can be easily exported to the KNX web server using a soon to be available ETS App.

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

For the complete list of certified KNX Training Centres, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/training-centres/list/index.php

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 at ISE2016

Digital invitation for ISE2016 with free admission codezoom

The Show ISE, Integrated Systems Europe, is Europe´s no.1 show for professional AV and electronic systems integrations. Whatever your level of interest in audio-visual technology might be, ISE has something for you and many also benefit from of the diverse range of education and networking opportunities available before and during the show. The fair will take place from the 9th until the 12th of February in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) at RAI Exhibition Centre. Once again, KNX will have an own booth during the fair, this time in hall 12 booth C92 of over 160 m².

Click on the picture on the left to view the digital invitation with your free admission code to enter the fair.

Overview of all KNX Members at ISE 2016zoom

At the KNX stand, 13 KNX Members will each have two panels where they will show their latest innovations:

In total more than 40 KNX Members will be exhibiting at the ISE fair, click on the picture on the left to see the complete overview.

Mr. Morcillo presenting during Light+building2014zoom

There will be a large offer of KNX presentations and training during the fair, both at the residential and commercial solutions theatre of the ISE fair. KNX will fill 8 presentation slots with as topics:

  • KNX and the Internet of Things
  • 10 reasons why KNX must be in any residential project
  • KNX: One system. One market. The world
  • 10 reasons why KNX must be in any commercial project

Furthermore companies Instaver and Domonetio will deliver KNX Training sessions at the KNX booth throughout the fair.

More info at: https://www.iseurope.org/ise-2016-show-floor-theatres

Mr. Morcillo presenting during Light+building2014zoom

KNX will also be present at the Smart Building Conference 2016 on the 8th of February. The Smart Building Conference will stage a full-day’s programme including expert speakers and thought leaders drawn from across the international Smart Building industry. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Network is the Building”. This year, KNX will contribute to this conference with presentations about “Securing the Smart Building” and “A case Study in Residential Backbone”.

More info at: http://www.smartbuildingconference.com/sbc2016/index.php


4. KNX at light+building 2016

The KNC city at light+building 2014zoom

This year KNX will again be represented at the light+building trade fair in Frankfurt (13.-18. March 2016) in a manner befitting its status as the world’s leading standard for home and building control. The three letters of the KNX will be visible at eye-catching locations in several halls at the fair. There will be a wide range of novelties presented, events organized and major celebrations.KNX Association will exhibit with own booths at 4 different locations:

  • KNX city – The IoT city at Galleria
  • KNX Members at Hall8 F98 and Hall11.1 C92
  • KNX booth at Hall9 B30

For more info and updates, check: http://KNXatLB.knx.org


5. KNX Top Event

KNX Top Event 2012 audiencezoom

We would cordially like to invite you and anyone accompanying you to celebrate the KNX Award 2016 ceremony with us on Tuesday, the 15th of March at 6.30 – 8.00 pm (aperitif from 5.30 pm). The event will take place in the Building ‘Forum’ at the Frankfurt Fair grounds, during the light+building 2016 trade show. Enjoy over refreshments the environment and the view of the Panorama-Hall together with your business partners, friends and together with other participants from over 50 countries. Congratulate with us the winners of the KNX Awards for their excellent achievements in the field of building control. A live show of outstanding artists will perform during this Top Event. Relax and bring the day at the trade show to a close at our After Show Party.

Places are limited so register now at: http://topevent.knx.org


6. People's Choice Award

KNX Award 2014 winnerszoom

For the 11th time a Jury of KNX experts has nominated the best and most innovative projects in the 5 categories: International, Energy Efficiency, Publicity, Special and Young. The Jury has nominated 35 outstanding KNX Projects to compete for the People's Choice Awards. Now it's up to you to choose the winner! If you go to the KNX People's Choice Award page, you will be presented with the nominated projects. Here you will be able to read a short description of the projects as well as look at some project pictures. Based on this information you can make your vote count and decide the best project in your opinion. Furthermore you can also share your decision with the world via Facebook or Twitter and convince others to vote too.

Cast your vote now at http://contest.knx.org


7. 25 Years of KNX

The Anniversary cake for 25 years of KNXzoom

20th October was the day of KNX! Therefore, taking the opportunity of the 25th anniversary of KNX, the KNX Association in collaboration with KNX National Groups, KNX Training Centres, KNX Scientific Partners and KNX Associated Members, celebrated worldwide with the biggest KNX event ever in the history of KNX. The 25th anniversary of KNX event consisted of different events organized in the countries where KNX is represented. In total 53 events were celebrated in 36 countries during the 24 hours of the 20th of October. For the follow up of all events, organizers and supporters promoted their events by sending their own best moments to the Social Networks. Hence, those not attending any event could have the opportunity to enjoy the celebration as well. Thank you very much for helping us making history with KNX, the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control. Special thanks goes to all the Organizers and Supporters to the 25th anniversary of KNX.

You can check the highlights at http://knxis25.knx.org


8. KNX Association shared its successful 2015 with UNICEF

Happy 2016!zoom

The celebration of 25 years of KNX and the sales of the ETS5 software was an unprecedented success for the KNX community. KNX decided therefore to make a donation of 10 € for every license of ETS5 sold in the month December to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

You can watch our KNX Holiday Greetings video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqhmsqwG68s


9. New KNX presentation: Advantages of KNX

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, Portuguese and Korean. You can find all versions on our YouTube Channel.

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


10. New Press Release

Press Releases

A new press releases are now available:

You can download all Press Releases here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/press-room/index.php


11. New KNX Flyer: KNX System Principles

KNX System Principleszoom

KKNX Association has created a new flyer, KNX System Principles. This publication will bring you closer to how KNX in combination with this conventional technology, allows every owner to make an investment in sustainability and the future. Without any doubt, this publication will open your eyes to the fantastic world of building automation with KNX and will specifically teach you about the flexibility of building automation with KNX.

You can download it here in English and German, more languages will follow:

KNX System Principles

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


12. New Video's

KNX Association now offers several new video's about:

  • ETS Apps: are you interested in extending your ETS functionalities, but you need more information on what the different ETS Apps are used for? We have added separate instructional video's for all of KNX Association's own ETS Apps to inform you how they work. Have a look now to see what extra possibilities you have with the ETS Apps.
  • Following the 25th Anniversary of KNX celebrations, you can now find several new video's about this topic, like an overview of 25 years of KNX history, a compilation of birthday wishes we got from our community and a special speech of the President of KNX Association, Mr. Franz Kammerl.

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


13. KNX National Group Conference

KNX National Group Delegates at the 2016 Conferencezoom

Once again, KNX Association invited the representatives from all KNX National Groups to attend the annual KNX National Group Conference. This year, the conference was held in Athens from September 29th - 30th. With participants from Asia, USA and Europe, the diversity of the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control showed again, why KNX is the worldwide leading technology.

An overview of all National Groups can be found here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/national-groups/about/index.php


14. KNX Training Centre Conference

Training Centre Conference in Brugeszoom

This year's annual conference for training centre was held in the historical city of Bruges on October 23rd and was hosted by the VDAB training centre. More than 70 representatives of different training centres received information on various trending topics in the world of KNX. The main focus of this year's conference was the training centre management tool, KNX web services, new & planned functionalities of ETS and a presentation on KNX Data / IP Security.

For more information/presentations, see here


15. KNX at Fairs and Events

The KNX joint Member booth at light+building 2014zoom
  • Sähkö Tele Valo AV exhibition (Jyväskylä, Finland | 03.02. - 05.02.2016)
  • ISE 2016 (Amsterdam, Netherlands | 09.02. - 12.02.2016)
  • Elecrama 2016 (Bangalore, India | 13.02. - 17.02.2016)
  • Batibouw 2016 (Brussels, Belgium | 26.02. - 08.03.2016)
  • 6th Eco House & Eco Building Expo (Tokyo, Japan | 02.03. - 04.03.2016)
  • light+building 2016 (Frankfurt, Germany | 13.03. - 18.03.2016)
  • Energy Efficiency World (Johannesburg, South Africa | 15.03. - 16.03.2016)
  • 2016 LIGHTFAIR International (San Diego, United States | 26.04. - 28.04.2016)
  • EL & TEKNIK 2016 (Odense, Denmark | 10.05. - 12.05.2016)
  • BCIA Awards 2016 (Birmingham, United Kingdom | 12.05. - 12.05.2016)
  • ISH China 2016 (Beijing, China | 30.05. - 01.06.2016)
  • Eliaden 2016 (Lillestrøm, Norway | 01.06. - 03.06.2016)
  • 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)
  • 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


16. Track your Express orders via MyKNX


When you order products to be shipped in MyKNX, you can always verify the status of your order in your account. You will find the details in the section MY DOCUMENTS and INVOICES. From now on you can also find the link to the "Track & Trace" with the tracking number in that same section, if you have selected an express shipment. In this case you can now check any time where your parcel is.

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


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Newsletter - September 2015


Newsletter Special - ISH 2015


Newsletter January 2015


Newsletter September 2014


Newsletter May 2014


Newsletter Special - light+building 2014


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