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 […]

ABB integrates wide range of KNX switch actuators into the ABB i-bus tool

The wide range of ABB KNX switch actuators can now be integrated into the ABB i-bus® tool – a professional service tool to support commissioning of KNX installations. This enables building managers and system integrators to achieve improved device supervision, simplified failure analysis, faster commissioning and maintenance as well as comprehensive energy management. For more […]

Case Study: KNX award-winning smart castle in France

Systems integrator Lionel Armand describes the automaton of a castle that won the KNX Award 2022 for Smart Home – Europe. La Folie Boulart is a Belle Époque-era castle in Biarritz, in the Basque Country, France. It has been restored as a five-star rental property boasting eight bedrooms, a large reception room, lounge bar, billiard […]

Gira offers new freedom with KNX RF system

Smart Homes in existing buildings with Gira KNX RF Implementing a smart home in existing buildings used to be very costly because a BUS cable had to be laid. But now there is a solution: the radio-operated Gira KNX RF system. Without great effort and expense, and above all else without any dirt or noise, […]

KNX Association offers ETS6 v6.0.6 with Cloud Licensing

KNX Association has released ETS6 v6.0.6, which includes major improvements such as a project comparison feature, dozens of performance and usability improvements, simplified licensing and cloud licensing. What is cloud licensing? ETS 6 cloud licensing is not a version of ETS on the cloud, but a new way of licensing and activating ETS as a […]

Gira focuses on easy programming with Gira One smart home system

Gira has developed a new, powerful Smart Home system: Gira One. Gira One offers all the standard functions of a Smart Home to enhance living comfort, increase security and help save energy. In addition to a powerful range of tried-and-tested components, the focus is directed at easy programming using the new Gira Project Assistant (GPA) […]

ABB i-bus KNX switch actuators now integrated into ABB i-bus tool

The full integration of the ABB i-bus® KNX switch actuator portfolio into the ABB i-bus® tool provides improved device supervision and comprehensive energy management in smart buildings. It provides building managers and system integrators with simplified failure analysis and faster commissioning and maintenance. Switch actuators are the essential component in a KNX system for switching […]

Residential Lighting: the advantage of using KNX drivers for LEDs

Controlling lights is a major part of the world of KNX, and now that LED lighting is ubiquitous in homes, Simon Buddle discusses where the drivers should be placed and what types of driver to use. Lighting is fundamental in all homes – we all have it and use it on a daily basis, but […]