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YasminHashmiLight+Building 2014 - the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building-services technology - opens in Frankfurt at the end of this month. Our coverage of all things KNX-related can be found 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 before it's too late!

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-Stella Plumbridge, Publisher

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

First is a discussion by Lu Yung Chiu of Cytech, about the benefits of alarm systems that can be integrated into wider KNX systems, and some of the features you should look out for. Next, Mark Warburton of Ivory Egg looks at how active metering can save on energy bills, and he gives some practical solutions.

Our country profile this month is provided by KNX Croatia's Olivera Tomic, who provides an insight into how KNX Croatia is actively promoting the standard and how it is growing in popularity despite the economic downturn. We then interview Lillian Andersen of Schneider Electric Denmark on why she got involved with KNX, what she sees as its challenges and what opportunities there are to grow its popularity.

The ever-helpful Simon Buddle of SMC makes the case for installation companies gaining experience in multiple disciplines, promoting themselves as a one-stop shop for projects, and providing the client with a unified user interface. Next, KNXin's Jesús Arias García provides an inspiring article on smart cities of the future and how KNX could be at the centre of this vision. And finally, our resident 'Mr Fix It', Dr KNX, deals with issues in updating 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

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25-27 March 2014
Shanghai, China

1-3 April 2014
Frankfurt, Germany

CABA’s Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum
30 March - 4 April 2014
Washington, DC, USA

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


Technology: The Benefits of Intruder Alarms with KNX (18/03/2014) - By Lu Yung Chiu, Cytech. In the vast majority of homes where a KNX system is installed, an intruder alarm is often a basic requirement – even before the decision about what sort of automation system to install. By and …

Solutions: Why Metering is Key to Reducing Energy Use in the Home (18/03/2014)

Country Profile: KNX Croatia (18/03/2014)


Interview: Lillian Andersen, Schneider Electric Denmark (18/03/2014)

Best Practice: Integrated System Design – the Right Choice for Your Clients (18/03/2014)

Going Green: The Smart City – Way of the Future or Outdated Idea? (18/03/2014)

Dr KNX: Problems Updating ETS4 (18/03/2014)


FieldServer Technologies Shows its KNX Gateway at Light+Building 2014 (05/03/2014)

Ivory Egg Organisers Stand Tours at Light+Building 2014 (25/02/2014)

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 Association Debuts ETS5 at Light+Building 2014 (30/01/2014)

KNX Association Announces the KNX Top Event at Light+Building 2014 (15/01/2014)

Light+Building 2014 Features Intelligent Automation Technology Promising Big Energy Savings in Buildings (19/11/2013)

For all our Light+Building 2014 coverage visit the KNXtoday Spotlight on Light+Building 2014 page.


Vimar Introduces New Line of Eikon 4D Luxury Wall-Mounted Control (18/02/2014) - As part of Vimar’s ‘Well-contact plus’ KNX product range, Eikon offers various functions all with a coordinated style. Eikon keeps growing: four new lines of cover plates complement innovative technological features to provide a complete system where luxury finds its …

  Core Brand’s ELAN g! Provides KNX Lighting Control in High-End Belfast Restaurant (14/03/2014)

BCIA Announces Finalists for 2014 Industry Awards (10/03/2014)

CABA Announces Programme for its Next Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum (06/03/2014)

KNX National Group Japan Sets Up (26/02/2014)

For all our news coverage visit the KNXtoday news page.

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