Articles: windows, blinds & shutters

Product Article: Upgrading Existing Buildings with Wired and Wireless KNX Devices

The Weinzierl KNX Compact IO range comprises binary inputs, switch actuators, blinds actuators, and dimmers.

By Thomas Weinzierl, Weinzierl Engineering GmbH. Using KNX to upgrade existing buildings may seem like a contradiction to some installers because often, it is not an option to open walls to lay bus lines. However, a detailed analysis of the … [READ MORE]

Highlights from Light + Building 2018 – Part 1: IoT, Home Automation, HVAC, Water Management, Lighting and Shading

Intesis' Maria Elena Cabello pointing out the IntesisBox ModBus to KNX gateway.

By Yasmin Hashmi, KNXtoday Light + Building 2018 was a real treat for the KNX professional. There was something for everyone and so much on show from KNX manufacturers, service providers and the KNX Association, that our show report has … [READ MORE]

Show Report: Top Ten Innovations at Light + Building 2018

KNX stands

By Mark Warburton, Ivory Egg. Having spent the full six days at Light + Building 2018, plus a preview day on the Saturday, I was able to see the majority of the show – well, the building part anyway! Other … [READ MORE]

Case Study: KNX-controlled Super House in Melbourne Australia

The Melbourne Super House combines off-grid living with luxury.

By Richard Sagar, Sagar Smart Homes. This triple award-winning high-end project combines off-grid living with unbridled luxury. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the Melbourne Super House has allowed the homeowners to realise a lifetime of dreams, and features a fully integrated … [READ MORE]

First Principles: Setting the Scene for the Holidays

Nikita Thompson

By Nikita Thompson, Ivory Egg. Going away for the weekend should be a simple and enjoyable exercise, but often we end up spending so much time and energy getting our house ready to go, we set off on holiday already … [READ MORE]

Case Study: KNX installation for Hotel in Jönköping, Sweden

Giangiacomo Pastore

By Giangiacomo Pastore, Eelectron. The Vox Hotel in Jönköping, Sweden is a new hotel where a high level of automation is matched by beautiful environments, high-end finishes, and a green attitude. The hotel looks out onto Lake Vättern, and boasts … [READ MORE]

Trade Talk: Shade Control – the most underspecified aspect of the KNX smart home

Sophie Thomas

By Sophie Thomas, Ivory Egg. The nights are beginning to draw in again, and the clocks will soon be changing. Rather than feeling down, we can focus on the positives: KNX installations around the world will be effortlessly switching external … [READ MORE]