A brief introduction to KNX
The demand for comfort and versatility in the management of heating, lighting and access control systems for a family home as well as an office complex is growing. At the same time, the efficient use of energy is becoming increasingly important. People want a comfortable, sustainable and safe place to live and work. That's where automation jumps in.
However, more convenience and safety together with lower energy consumption can only be achieved by intelligent control and monitoring of all products involved. This is a true challenge as it implies more wiring, running from the sensors and actuators to the control and monitoring centers. For professionals, such a mass of wiring also means higher design and installation efforts, increased fire risk and soaring costs. This is the problem the KNX solves.
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The benefits of KNX
Realizing the automation dream
Automation doesn't have to be difficult. It simply requires a system that does away with the problems of isolated devices by ensuring that all components communicate via one common language. The kind of device you want to use doesn't matter anymore.
KNX is home and building control made easy. By using a principle called interworking, technology can be controlled and monitored via a uniform system. KNX allows you to control lighting, shutters, security systems, energy management, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, signaling and monitoring, interfaces to service and building control systems and more. KNX also offers remote and audio / video control.
KNX offers you a wide range of training possibilities to learn the ins and outs of our ETS software. By following our step by step education plan you will acquire all the knowledge and skills you need to easily develop automation projects with KNX. Contact us for a free home technology consultation.
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KNX solutions can be used across an extremely wide range of building control and automation applications across all market segments including commercial and industrial. It is highly flexible and is typical for the system to be used for many different applications within the one project. Such applications include:
The KNX Topology has no limit to the size and scale of the buildings in which it can be used. It is equally well suited to large scale commercial projects as to a residential building.
One KNX line can support up to 64 KNX devices using a single power supply. These lines can be repeated and cascaded to include multiple KNX lines of 64 devices by using IP or KNX backbones. In this manner the size of the system is virtually limitless.
KNX is extremely powerful when interfacing with other systems and protocols as there are many established gateways from a number of suppliers. These include OPC Servers, SCADA, BACnet, DALI and others. These interfaces and gateways are commonly used all over the world and have been tried and tested.
In recent years there has been a growth in gateways from established manufacturer-based proprietary systems offering their own gateway for KNX. If considering such a solution consideration should be given to whether the gateway has true KNX Certification and the benefits of working with a single manufacturer’s proprietary solution as this could be counter-intuitive to the power of KNX, i.e. manufacturer independence.
KNX for every kind of project
Whether you want to implement KNX in a new building or a renovation project, building automation can be realised in every project type.
Design your office so that it meets your needs and saves money. With KNX you can substantially decrease your maintenance costs in terms of energy consumption. Studies show that the use of smart technology in office buildings can increase the productivity and quality of the work environment.
Design your own living space tailored to your lifestyle with KNX technology. A custom residence or apartment building with the highest comfort and quality will increase your home’s value
Hotel owners want to offer a high level of comfort to their guests. At the same time, cost control and sustainability are imperative. Building automation with KNX is the perfect solution to meet your guests’ high expectations while also optimizing energy usage.
Schools and universities
Schools and universities are confronted with the challenge of providing students with comfort and efficiency at an affordable cost. Safety is also paramount in the educational environment. Smart automation with KNX can help.
A reliable and efficient digital infrastructure is extremely important for hospitals. Constant monitoring, safety measures and efficient energy management can improve the daily routine at an health organization where every detail counts.
Stadiums and sporting facilities
A highly flexible automation system is a real asset for the daily management of infrastructure for both large and small sporting facilities.
Reliable infrastructure is critical for industrial buildings. KNX offers a safe and easy to manage system for a stable production process.
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