TÜV Rheinland signed a partnership with the KNX Association and will now offer product testing according to the KNX standard and KNX certified trainings in Asia, Europe and North America. Within the cooperation, TÜV Rheinland intends to support the recognition and the internationalization process of the KNX technology with its global network.
“TÜV Rheinland offers a wide variety of testing services in several test labs around the world for products that reside in the Smart Grid ecosystem. As a consistent participant in international working groups and technical committees, we are constantly updating our service portfolio as new standards are released. For our customers we ensure that their products are in compliance with the relevant standards as well as interoperability of the products for later on obtaining specific certification marks from industry alliances such as KNX” said Prof. Dr. Ralf Wilde, Executive Vice President Products TÜV Rheinland, Member of the Executive Board, TÜV Rheinland Berlin Brandenburg Pfalz e.V.
As the selected test facility for several industry alliances, TÜV Rheinland has the right intellectual property to perform the testing of to be certified KNX devices. The industry groups further accept TÜV Rheinland’s test results for their own certification programs.
“We are delighted about this alliance between KNX and TÜV Rheinland. This is an important step towards internationalization of KNX and the development of internationally coherent energy management devices”, said Franz Kammerl, the President of the KNX Association. “The internationalization of the KNX system has been a prime goal set by the KNX Executive Board back in 2009. The application for membership of more than 150 new members in 34 countries in the past two years clearly underpins the spreading of the KNX system into other parts of the world, i.e. Latin America, South-Africa, Middle East but first and foremost in Asia. The availability of neutral product test laboratories is one of the key points of the internationalization processes’.