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YasminHashmiLight+Building opens in Frankfurt at the end of next month. Our coverage so far can be seen on our Spotlight on Light+Building 2014 page, and we will be adding to this in the run up to the event. If you are exhibiting KNX products or services, send us your show news now!

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YasminHashmiHello KNXers all over the world! We have some great articles for you this month.

First is a case study by Paul Murphy of Intecho, about putting a home control infrastructure into a new build that is pre-wired for future additions and expansion. It is interesting to note that property developers now consider automation and multiroom entertainment an essential element in a high-specification home.

Next, Mark Warburton of Ivory Egg gives a great technical overview of LED dimming, with helpful tips on various solutions. Our country profile this month is provided by KNX Netherlands' Rob van Mil, and shows the advantages of a strong marketing plan. A growing number of manufacturers from the residential custom world are recognising the advantages of KNX, and this month we interview Wim Voet of RTI on why his company has become a KNX Member.

Our ever-helpful Best Practice column by Simon Buddle of SMC demystifies fault-finding and gives some useful tips on procedures. Meanwhile, as he perspires in the summer sun of the Southern Hemisphere, KNXin's Jesús Arias García provides some inspiring ideas on imitating nature in building design, and this is followed by our resident 'Mr Fix It', Dr KNX, who deals with some RS-232 and USB issues in ETS4.

Don’t forget that you can comment on any of these articles directly, at the end of the article, and don’t forget too, to send us a picture of you, wherever you may be, with the KNX logo and a smile for our Where is KNX? gallery. Enjoy!

-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor

KNX is the WORLDWIDE standard for home and building control.


The Internet of Things: Applications to the Smart Grid and Building Automation

KNX at Light+Building 2014 Invitation

A Web-of-Things Gateway for KNX Networks

Communication in Building Automation


KNX Centre, Tehran, Iran


Smart Cities International
5-7 March 2014
Sofia, Bulgaria

10-14 March 2014
Hannover, Germany
Free registration code is b6afp.

That's Smart, MCE
18-21 March 2014
Milan, Italy

25-27 March 2014
Shanghai, China

30 March - 4 April 2014
Frankfurt, Germany

Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology
9-12 June 2014
Guangzhou, China

Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology
3-5 September 2014
Shanghai, China

5-11 October 2014
Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia


Case Study: Sleepy Hollow Residence, Prestbury, Cheshire, UK (20/02/2014) - By Paul Murphy, Intecho UK. In June 2011, Intecho was commissioned to devise a home technology solution for Sleepy Hollow; a stunning, architect-designed and environmentally-friendly luxury home in the village of Prestbury, Cheshire. The client – award winning property developer …

Solutions: LED Dimming (20/02/2014)

Country Profile: KNX Netherlands (20/02/2014)


Interview: Wim Voet, RTI (20/02/2014)

Best Practice: Fault Finding (20/02/2014)

Going Green: Imitating Nature (20/02/2014)

Dr KNX: Issues with RS-232 and USB in ETS4 (20/02/2014)


KNX Association Debuts ETS5 at Light+Building 2014 (30/01/2014) - light+building becomes “KNX city” once again in 2014 Wide range of presentations and events testifying to KNX’s role as the leading standard worldwide Major celebrations in the form of the Top Event and KNX Award Ceremony This year KNX will …

  Vimar Introduces New Line of Eikon 4D Luxury Wall-Mounted Control (18/02/2014)

KNX City Presents 12 New KNX Applications at Light+Building 2014 (17/02/2014)

ZVEH Presents eHaus Powered by KNX at Light+Building 2014 (14/02/2014)

KNX Announces Joint Member Booth at Light+Building 2014 (10/02/2014)

KNX Becomes REST API Compliant With ETSI M2M Support (07/02/2014)

Vimar and Elvox Show New Control and Communication Products at Light+Building 2014

KNX Belgium and its Partners Showcase Four KNX Application Areas at Batibouw in Brussels

Zennio Showcase its KNX Solutions at Ecobuild 2014 in London

MarketsandMarkets Expects the Total Building Automation & Controls Market to Reach US$49.5 Billion by 2018

Jung Offers KNX DALI Plus Gateway for Integration with DALI Lighting Systems

KNX City Presents 12 New KNX Applications at Light+Building 2014

Light+Building 2014 Presents Market-Ready Technologies for Energy-Optimised Buildings and Districts

KNX Netherlands Announces AV Integration as Topic for its March 2014 Meeting

B.E.G. Offers Luxomat KNX WTS-GPS Weatherstation

KNX UK Association Welcomes Jung UK as a Returning Member

KNX Italy Sponsors Medity Expo 2014

NexKon Joins the KNX Association

Jung Offers KNX Multiroom-AMP Central Unit for Audio Distribution

KNX Association Celebrates 24 Years of KNX with 24% Off ETS4 Professional License

Trend Forum at Light+Building 2014 Presents Trends in the Home for the Coming Season

China´s Electrical Engineering Contractors Will Gather on MATELEC EIBT China 2014

M2I Corporation Joins the KNX Association

LED Revolutionises Lighting Design at Light+Building 2014

Tejas Innovative Solutions Joins the KNX Association

Hager Launches domovea KNX-IP Building Automation Package

CeBIT Announces Smart Home & Communications Forum

Shanghai FU-CHENG Trading Corporation Joins the KNX Association

Ivory Egg Announce Gira Door Communications Training Courses

P5 Kft Joins the KNX Association

KNX Italy Announces Training and Courses for 2014

Mavili Elektronik Joins the KNX Association

Labio Joins the KNX Association

Allied Market Research Forecasts Global Smart Homes and Buildings Market to Reach US$35.3 Billion by 2020

Ingelabs S.L. (Iddero) Joins KNX Association

Basalte Wins 4th iF Design Award with its Asano KNX Multiroom Audio System

LOYTEC Offers the LKNX-300 KNX Interface for its Automation Server and Room Controller

Heliotherm Wärmepumpentechnik Joins KNX Association

4-noks Offers ZB-Connection KNX-ZBC Bridge

FEEL s.r.l. Joins the KNX Association

Wieland Electric Offers the gesisFLEX Decentralised Building Automation System with KNX Control

EMU Electronic Joins KNX Association

Consorzio Terranuova Joins the KNX Association

BEE RES 2014 Conference on Buildings Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources Calls for Papers

Jung Offers Easy-to-Install F 50 KNX Push-Button Modules

Automated Buildings Company Joins KNX Association

Architecture Numérique Joins the KNX Association

KNX Association Announces Green Forum and Training Workshops for KNX Road Show South East Asia

Navigant Research Forecasts Shipments of Communications Nodes for Building Automation Systems Will be 387 Million Annually by 2021

Sponsors and Affiliates:
Ivory Egg, Somfy, IMP/Vimar, KNX Association, Domonetio

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