KNX is a standard, home and building automation, bus system that enables all the components to communicate via one common language. The components produced by different manufacturers can be combined, as the KNX trademark logo guarantees their interworking and interoperability. Therefore, it is the world´s only open Standard for the control of both intelligent commercial and residential buildings.
The driving force behind the technology is the International KNX Association, a group of leading companies that are active in a wide range of home and building control technologies. The Association currently has more than 350 members, accounting for more than 80% of the home and building control devices sold in Europe. CD Innovation has been a participating member of KNX for over 8 years.
Via the medium to which all bus devices are connected (twisted pair, radio frequency, power line or IP/Ethernet), they are able to exchange information. Bus devices can be either sensors or actuators that enable the control of building equipment such as: lighting, blinds / shutters, security systems, energy management, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, signaling and monitoring systems, service and building control systems interfaces, remote control, metering, audio / video control, white goods, and more. All of these functions can be controlled, monitored, and signaled via CD innovation’s Maestro KNX server.
The International Association has partnership agreements with more than 40,000 installer companies in 126 countries over 100 technical universities, and 298 authorized training centers. In addition, the Association has enabled the generation of several millions of home and building automation projects worldwide.
KNX is approved as an official International Standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3) and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard (ANSI/ASHRAE 135) as well as an European Standard (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and Chinese Standard (GB/T 20965). This ensures that this technology will never be obsolete.