Building Automation with KNX
Classic installation technology distributes the energy in a building from the supply via switches to the consumer. Any changes or integration of new circuits always require an adjustment of installation, often involving great effort and expense and making classic installation technology very static and inflexible.
KNX technology controls power distribution digitally. This means that software determines the function. In the simplest case, a pushbutton event switches on the light via an actuator. However, this event could also be triggered by different components, e.g. a movement, an alarm condition or the group command of a light scene. In addition, the function Switch light can be influenced by many other parameters, such as switch-on or switch-off delay, flashing or time-control. These and many other parameters and functions are available not only for lighting control but for all other features, such as blind control, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, etc. The variety of functions and parameters, the integration of different applications into one system, the wide range of devices and the flexibility, all make KNX the leading Smart Home technology.
The manufacturers of KNX devices submit to the very high quality standards of the KNX Association. KNX relies on open standards in all technological areas to achieve the highest level of reliability and stability. This pursuit of perfection sets national and international standards for Smart Home technology.