KNX IoT: Part 1 – an introduction

In the first of this series of articles on KNX IoT, Bruno Johnson and Wouter van der Beek explain how KNX has fast become the leading wireless IoT solution for commercial building automation. Digital transformation has been one the main strategy topics on company board meeting agendas for the last few years. The opportunity to […]

Interview: Thais Giordani on daring to dream

Thais Giordani talks about the challenges facing women in automation technology, and what has made her two-times KNX-award-wining systems integration company such a success. Eight years ago, Thais Giordani and Valeria Gonçalves were two public servants with a dream: to transform people’s lives through technology. With the growth in civil construction, they saw automation as […]

Trade Talk: we must spread the KNX word to M&E consultants

Simon Buddle explains why KNX professionals must evangelise about how simple, reliable and cost-effective KNX can be for multiple system control in apartment blocks. That’s definitely enough mince pies and terrible films for me. How about you? It felt like a very compact break. Working at 5pm on the 23rd and straight into Christmas Eve […]

CEDIA: training is key to integrating KNX systems with AV for complete home automation

Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA, explains how integrating KNX technologies with home entertainment can bring opportunities for installers and benefits to clients. The smart home sector continues to evolve. CEDIA grew out of the home entertainment industry, driven by the consumer demand for professionally installed and integrated cinema, TV and high-quality music systems […]

Best Practice: labelling your panels to be safe for all

Simon Buddle explains how using the correct labelling helps to make KNX panels safe for everyone to use. It’s difficult to comprehend our world if you are looking in from the outside. We have at our fingertips one of the great control systems of our time. The possibilities with KNX are nearly endless, and I […]

Home Shading: the benefits of jalousie

Andy Ellis explains why more of us should consider the jalousie for managing solar gain and security in a KNX-controlled environment. A jalousie is a blind with adjustable slats for admitting light and/or air whilst excluding direct sun and rain. The first patent for a jalousie window was applied for in 1902 by Joseph W […]

Home Control: KNX user interfaces offer beautiful form and superb function

Light + Building brought us many new user interfaces, and for those in the UK that were not able to travel to Germany, distributor Ivory Egg put on a dealer event, from which Simon Buddle gives his top picks. The problem with engineers is that, typically, they are more interested in what is under the […]