KNX Association, the creator and owner of KNX technology, is celebrating the 25th birthday of the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control by launching “KNX Day”. Organised by the international KNX community, “KNX Day” will be the largest ever, global event for the building automation sector and is synchronised to take place in more than 40 countries on Tuesday 20th October 2015.
“KNX Day recognises our landmark achievement in reaching this 25 year milestone and also looks forward to dynamic, new solutions, such as, the KNX city initiative for smart cities,” comments Franz-Josef Kammerl, President of KNX Association. “On Tuesday 20th October, KNX communities in multiple countries across the globe host a variety of special activities tailored to the demands of local installers, specifiers and end-users. These will showcase the significant capabilities and benefits of KNX technology and embrace tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is a unique, exciting and, above all, an historic moment for KNX.”
The KNX story began in 1990 with the vision to “revolutionise classical, electrical installation techniques and become a system for the realisation of smart homes and buildings”.
Since this time, KNX has transformed residential, commercial, public and industrial building automation applications. The standard provides an open, reliable and easy to install approach for controlling lighting, blinds, security, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, (HVAC), water supply and irrigation, energy management, smart metering, fault finding and remote monitoring systems as well as household appliances, audio-video technology and more.
Today, over 400 manufacturers develop and supply compatible devices and technologies for over 7,000 certified KNX product groups to a customer base of more than 50,000 KNX certified installers, operating in over 125 countries across the globe.
In 2015, KNX continues to lead the sector with the development of ground-breaking concepts and market-changing technology applications. For example, KNX city demonstrates the potential of deploying the standard to provide a combined solution for buildings, infrastructure, mobility and energy generation. Other initiatives include the development of KNX Secure for ensuring higher security in home and building control; the implementation of RF within KNX’s ETS commissioning tool; the increasing simplicity of KNX configuration via smartphones and tablets and using KNX to harness the power of big data and the “Internet of Things”.
KNX Training Centres, Scientific Partners, Userclubs and Professionals, as well as KNX National Groups are co-ordinating a range of activities to mark the biggest day in the history of KNX. Highlights from these programmes will include dedicated project showcases, technology presentations and training opportunities, award recognition for prestigious KNX installations, networking events and commemorative promotions and incentives, such as, free ETS commissioning tool licenses.
“As building automation continues to evolve, so too does KNX,” adds Franz-Josef Kammerl. “KNX Day shows how we are moving forward to meet market demands and opportunities for future growth in the sector. In this way, KNX will retain its leadership position, continue to support and nurture its community and remain the right automation technology choice for the next 25 years, and beyond.”