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Brussels - September 15th, 2015: KNX
Association, the creator and owner of KNX technology, is celebrating
the 25th birthday of the worldwide STANDARD for home and building
control by launching “KNX Day”. Organised by the international KNX
community, “KNX Day” will be the largest ever, global event for the
building automation sector and is synchronised to take place in more
than 40 countries on Tuesday 20th October 2015.
“KNX Day recognises our landmark
achievement in reaching this 25 year milestone and also looks forward
to dynamic, new solutions, such as, the KNX city initiative for smart
cities,” comments Franz-Josef Kammerl, President of KNX Association.
“On Tuesday 20th October, KNX communities in multiple countries across
the globe host a variety of special activities tailored to the demands
of local installers, specifiers and end-users. These will showcase the
significant capabilities and benefits of KNX technology and embrace
tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is a unique, exciting and,
above all, an historic moment for KNX.”
The KNX story began in 1990 with the vision to “revolutionise classical, electrical installation techniques and become a system for the realisation of smart homes and buildings”.
Since this time, KNX has transformed residential, commercial, public and industrial building automation applications. The standard provides an open, reliable and easy to install approach for controlling lighting, blinds, security, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, (HVAC), water supply and irrigation, energy management, smart metering, fault finding and remote monitoring systems as well as household appliances, audiovideo technology and more.
Today, over 400 manufacturers develop and
supply compatible devices and technologies for over 7,000 certified KNX
product groups to a customer base of more than 50,000 KNX certified
installers, operating in over 125 countries across the globe.
In 2015, KNX continues to lead the sector
with the development of ground-breaking concepts and market-changing
technology applications. For example, KNX city demonstrates the
potential of deploying the standard to provide a combined solution for
buildings, infrastructure, mobility and energy generation. Other
initiatives include the development of KNX Secure for ensuring higher
security in home and building control; the implementation of RF within
KNX’s ETS commissioning tool; the increasing simplicity of KNX
configuration via smartphones and tablets and using KNX to harness the
power of big data and the “Internet of Things”. KNX
Training Centres, Scientific Partners, Userclubs and Professionals, as
well as KNX National Groups are co-ordinating a range of activities to
mark the biggest day in the history of KNX. Highlights from these
programmes will include dedicated project showcases, technology
presentations and training opportunities, award recognition for
prestigious KNX installations, networking events and commemorative
promotions and incentives, such as, free ETS commissioning tool
“As building automation continues to evolve, so too does KNX,” adds Franz-Josef Kammerl. “KNX Day shows how we are moving forward to meet market demands and opportunities for future growth in the sector. In this way, KNX will retain its leadership position, continue to support and nurture its community and remain the right automation technology choice for the next 25 years, and beyond.”
More information about the 25th
anniversary of KNX together with details of the events taking place as
part of KNX Day can be found at http://knxis25.knx.org. Places for each event are limited, so registration via the website should be made as soon as possible.
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