What is KNX?

KNX Certifications

KNX is a worldwide standard for intelligent building control and automation.

The KNX protocol is the world’s only truly open standard, independent from any one manufacturer and regulated by the KNX Association of (Brussels) Belgium.

KNX is totally interoperable between different manufacturers and products, which means only one bus network is required for your intelligent building control.

The same 2-core green KNX bus cable will control your lighting along with the fan coil unit control and automatic blind control And Your Security.

This worldwide open standard has been approved by the CENELEC(European Committee of Electrotechnical Standardization) as the European Standard for building electronic systems as part of the EN50090 series, as well as being approved as a world standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3). KNX has been installed to control some of the Worlds most high-profile projects including Delhi International airport,Bangkok International Airport,Heathrow Terminal 5, The British Library, Harrods and many rail / underground stations And Millions Of Residential And Commercial Projects Worldwide.

With over 100 manufacturers supplying components all approved by the governing body, complete interoperability as well as forward and backward compatibility is guaranteed on all approved KNX products, allowing for greater choice and flexibility when upgrading an existing system or creating a highly specified solution.

Systems integrators such as SMARTOMATION Program the chosen products using a software tool, creating complete integration by combining multiple systems into one control solution. This process is remarkably simple, as the products themselves already ‘speak the same language’, which means that they can easily operate across the same network.

The KNX standard can be used to integrate a wide range of control applications, including:

  • Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Blinds/solar control/Hot Water Heating Control
  • Façade management
  • Automatic window control
  • Energy management and control
  • Metering
  • Monitoring applications
  • Visualization

There are numerous benefits both for the integrator and end user when utilizing the KNX standard.

Firstly, KNX open protocol significantly reduces the cabling in the system, up to as much as 30% to 60%.

This lowers the impact of the process of installation, and makes the system more transparent. Furthermore, this contributes to making the installation future-proof, as both the cabling and the software are easily reconfigured, making them adaptable to the changing demands of the building.

KNX systems are also both cost effective and energy efficient as, in most cases, the components do not need additional power to function, it offers unprecedented durability and flexibility, and the levels of control that the system and its specific products offers establishes a generalized energy-saving trend.

Subsequently, the standard can also help developers and property owners meet the new legislation of the Part L building regulations, and tackle the global issue of sustainability.