Case Study: The KNX Experience Home, Antwerp, Belgium

By Helgi Decreus, KNX Experience Home. On March 15, 2012, the KNX Experience Home opened its doors in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium. KNX Experience Home is a multifunctional platform for everything concerning the integration of contemporary technologies in residential environments. Antwerp is the largest city in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. The home is […]

Interview: Tarek Zakaria, ABB

Having studied electrical engineering, Tarek Zakaria joined ABB in 1988 as manager for building automation in Heidelberg, Germany, where he developed the export market for ABB within Western Europe. The ABB Group of companies operates in over 100 countries and employs 145,000 people. Its power and automation technologies are designed to enable utility and industry […]

Dr KNX: Difficulties with Installing the SQL Server

By Dr KNX. Dear KNXer, A lot of problems are due to the Microsoft SQL Server installation, so please be aware that these are not necessarily ETS issues as ETS only uses this Microsoft product. Let’s start by making sure you have the following: 1) A stable Windows platform. 2) The latest version of ETS […]

Product Review: Cytech Comfort

By Andy Ellis, Household Automation Ltd. Having been involved with KNX now for a number of years, I know that no one manufacturer offers the ideal solution to any design. In fact to the seasoned KNX integrator, I suggest that a typical installation would consist of KNX devices from a number of manufacturers. I say […]

Research: Smart Home Market in Poland

By Piero Russo & Oleksiy Danilin, BSRIA. In this series of reports, we highlight key findings of our European Smart Home Market Study which was carried out during 2011 with a view to anticipating how the market will develop over the coming years. We undertook the research by interviewing and exchanging information with the top […]

Country Profile: KNX South Africa

By Geny Caloisi, KNXtoday. KNX has had a presence in South Africa for more than eight years, but the KNX National group office only opened at the end of 2012. Over the course of time, training and education, along with the tireless work of both distributors and integrators, have helped to grow KNX’s presence and […]

ProtoCessor Offers ProtoNode KNX OEM Gateway

The ProtoCessor KNX OEM Gateway enables manufacturers to provide KNX communications output to meet their customer’s interoperability needs. Most KNX datapoint types are supported, allowing communication to almost any kind KNX device in the installation, such as temperature sensors, shutters, light switches, actuators, alarms etc. This allows OEM devices to access a KNX network using […]

ON Semiconductor Offers NCN5120 KNX Transceiver for Twisted Pair Networks

The NCN5120 is the first IC from ON Semiconductor’s family of KNX transceivers, handling the transmission and reception of data on the bus. It integrates a 20 V regulator and two high efficient DC-DC converters generating a fixed 3.3 V and a selectable 3.3 to 21 V regulated voltage from the bus with 100 mA […]

China Approves KNX as GB/T 20965-2013 National Standard for Home and Building Control

In April 2013, the National Standardization Management Committee of the People Republic of China, formally approved “The Technical Specification of HBES Control Network – Home and Building Control System”, as standard number of GB / T 20965-2013. To promote this historic event, the Standardization Technical Committee (SAC/TC124) organized a press conference at the Diaoyutai State […]

KNX Training Facility at the ABB Energy Centre, City College, Plymouth Wins BCIA Award

The 2013 awards were held in association with the BCIA (Building Controls Industry Association), and sponsored by some of the leading brands in the building controls sector including Centraline by Honeywell, Western Automation, Johnson Controls, Modern Building Services, Priva Building Intelligence, B&ES, Trend Control Systems, Siemens Building Technologies, KNX UK, Parts Center & Reflex Recruitment. […]