What is KNX?

The Answer: KNX – the Worldwide STANDARD for Home and Building Control


EAE Şubat 2012 itibariyle KNX üretici üye olarak çalışmalarını sürdürmektedir.

 


In order to transfer control data to all building management components, a system is required that does away with the problems of isolated devices by ensuring that all components communicate via one common language: in short, a system such as the manufacturer and application domains independent KNX Bus. Bus devices can either be sensors or actuators needed for the control of building management equipment such as: lighting, blinds / shutters, security systems, energy management, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, signalling and monitoring systems, interfaces to service and building control systems, remote control, metering, audio / video control, white goods, etc. All these functions can be controlled, monitored and signalled via a uniform system without the need for extra control centres.

KNX: A single approach with many advantages

Wherever it is employed, KNX brings real benefits to architects, designers, and contractors and, above all, to building owners and/or users.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to future developments A KNX installation can be easily adapted to new applications and is easily extendable. New components can be easily connected to the existing bus installation.
  • Low operating costs resulting in considerable energy savings Lighting and heating are only switched on when needed, e.g. depending on time profiles and/or actual presence, thus saving energy and money. Furthermore lighting can be controlled automatically in relation to the daylight intensity of the daylight, thus maintaining a specified minimum level of brightness at each work place and reducing energy consumption (only those light sources really needed remain switched on).
  • Time saving Interlinking all communicating devices with a single bus considerably reduces design and installation time. A unique manufacturer and application domains independent Engineering Tool Software (ETS) allows the design, engineering and configuration of installations containing KNX certified products. As the tool is manufacturer independent, the system integrator is able to combine products of different manufacturers with different communication media (twisted pair, radio frequency, power line or IP/Ethernet) to one installation.

KNX Association: Your guarantee for a worldwide standard!

The driving force behind KNX is KNX Association, a group of leading companies active in many fields of home and building control. Currently, KNX Association has more than 370 members, accounting for more than 80% of the home and building control devices sold in Europe. As common goal, these companies promote the development of building installation systems in general and KNX as the world’s only open STANDARD for home and building control. Worldwide KNX Association has partnership agreements with more than 44.000 installer companies in 128 countries, more than 100 technical universities as well as over 300 training centres.

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