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YasminHashmiThis month again, our newsletter reflects the truly international dimension that KNX is achieving, and features news and articles from around the globe. There are also quite a few relevant events on at the end of this month and into early November, so check our events calendar for details.

We know that there are plenty of great KNX projects out there, so if you would like some recognition and a chance to win one of the 1000 Euro prizes, enter an application for the KNX Awards which are going to take place at Light+Building in Frankfurt next year. On the subject of awards, we would like to congratulate Yeo Jia Hao Dave of ITE College East as the winner of the KNX South East Asia KNX competition, and also to draw your attention to the KNX Award 2013 Italy, for which nominations are open until 8 November. See our news section for details of how to apply to the various awards.

Our articles this month feature a case study of a completely wooden house in Dachau, Germany, by Anton Hieber of Elektro Hieber. This fascinating building used no glue, screws or nails, and takes advantage of natural materials, green technology and KNX to achieve nearly zero energy consumption. Our Best Practice column by our regular contributor, Simon Buddle of SMC, looks at panel design, and includes lots of useful tips. Next, Roger Wicks of Rocfusion provides a review of the iRidium Mobile iRidium 2.0 for control of KNX and AV devices, and this is followed by a report on the smart home market in Germany, by Piero Russo of BSRIA.

Geny Caloisi provides an insight into KNX Korea, while Stephen Payne of Theben UK gives his take on the KNX market and why training is so important. Finally, our resident 'Mr Fix It', Dr KNX, explains what Falcon (SDK) is, and how it can contribute to a KNX installation.

Don’t forget to send us a picture of you, wherever you may be, with the KNX logo and a smile for our 'Where is KNX' gallery, and if this newsletter doesn't greet you by name, please complete our registration form to ensure that you continue to receive a free subscription every month. For regular updates on news and events, you can also follow us on our social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest) or RSS feed. Enjoy!
-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor


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Building Controls Show
23 October 2013
Esher, UK

Hi-Tech Building
29-31 October 2013
Moscow, Russia

CABA’s Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum
19 November 2013
Philadelphia, USA

Smart Building Conference
3 February 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Integrated Systems Europe
4-7 February 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Smart Cities
5-7 March 2014
Sofia, Bulgaria

25-28 March 2014
Shanghai, China

30 March - 4 April 2014
Frankfurt, Germany



Case Study: A Wooden House with a Gira-KNX Brain, Dachau, Germany (21/10/2013)
By Anton Hieber, Elektro Hieber

Best Practice: Panel Design and Building (21/10/2013)
By Simon Buddle, SMC

Product Review: iRidium 2.0 by iRidium Mobile (21/10/2013)
By Roger Wicks, Rocfusion

Research: Smart Home Market in Germany (21/10/2013)
By Piero Russo, BSRIA

Country Profile: KNX Korea (21/10/2013)
By Geny Caloisi, KNXtoday

Interview: Stephen Payne, Theben UK (21/10/2013)

Dr KNX: Falcon (SDK) (21/10/2013)




BSRIA New Smart Home Controls Study Says KNX-Based Products Continue to Gain Recognition in UK (22/10/2013)

KNX UK Hosts Essential Seminar For Building Professionals At The Lowry On 26 November (22/10/2013)

KNX Approved as Chinese Standard (GB/T 20965) for Home and Building Control (11/10/2013)

KNX Association Calls for Applications for its 2014 Awards (18/09/2013)


Global Caché and Intesis Software Form Strategic Partnership

KNX South East Asia Announces Winners of its KNX Competition in Singapore

KNX Italy Calls for Entries to its Third Annual Awards

GORDIC Joins KNX Association

Busch-Jaeger and Miele Show Home Networking Devices Based on KNX

KNX Association Releases ETS Version 4.1.7 Update

KNX Netherlands Holds Event for Consultants, Architects and Clients – 5 November 2013

IHS Finds Integrators Seek Differentiation in Building Automation Market

ON World Predicts 100 Million Smart Building Wireless Sensor Network Devices by 2019

KNX UK Presents KNX CPD at Building Controls Show

KNX Training Center Doha Runs Basic Training Course 27-31 October 2013

Theben Adds to PlanoCentro Family with Presence Detectors for Large Offices and Training Rooms

KNX User Club Austria Meets at Hangar-7

Züblin Elektro Announces Swiss Garde Hokuspokus KNX/KLR Presence Detector

KNX Founds KNX Userclub India as the First KNX Userclub Outside of Europe

KeenTech Corporation Joins KNX Association

Ivory Egg Announces KNX Certification Training Dates for 2014

KNX Italy Offers Training Courses 23-24 October, 11-15 November and 11-12 December 2013

IHS Expects Asian Market for Building Automation Equipment to Exceed US$1 billion by 2015

Futurasmus Expands Wholesale Business to Southern Africa

Gira Offers Control 9 KNX Compact Control Unit

Theben Supplements PlanoCentro KNX with New Three-channel Presence Detectors

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Smart Building Market to be Worth US$18.81 Billion by 2018

iSimplex Introduces Apartment Server

MDT Launches Brightness Sensor with Constant Light Regulation

iRidiumMobile.nl Joins KNX Netherlands

JUNG Offers Facility Pilot Server for Centralised Control of KNX

B.E.G. Brück Electronic Offers KNX WTS GPS Weather Station

CJC SYSTEMS Announces LOLA, MONA, ZITA and LARA KNX Push-button Switches

FieldServer Technologies Offers QuickServer KNX Gateways and Converters with Over 100 Supported Protocols

Zennio Offers IRSC Zone for Climate Control

Elsner Elektronik Offers Temperature Evaluation Unit




KNX Journal 2-2013

Advantages of KNX

KNX Award 2014: Call for registration



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