Articles: control & automation

Assisted Living: using Voice Control in a KNX System

The Amazon Echo, which runs the Alexa voice assistant, is one of the main players in the residential voice control market.

By Neil McCarry, IDES Ltd. Our long-term client, a young lady who has been severely physically disabled and recently bedridden, lives in a KNX-automated house that was originally installed eight years ago. On good days, she has a little movement … [READ MORE]

Case Study: 5-Star Hotel in Greece Automated with KNX and a Custom GUI

Flavio Sanches

By Flavio Sanches, ComfortClick. Euphoria Resort is an all-inclusive 287-room holiday complex that is perched on the seashore of Kolymbari on the Greek island Crete. Owned by the Mathioulakis Group, Euphoria Resort was opened in April 2018 and was designed … [READ MORE]

Case study: KNX Controls Kerenzerberg Sports Centre, Switzerland

Franco A Bonutto

By Franco A. Bonutto, Soltris Gebäudesystemtechnik. The Kerenzerberg sports centre lies on a high plateau above Lake Walen, in the canton of Glarus, Switzerland. Among the sports on offer are rowing, boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, crossbow, volleyball, climbing, swimming, aquafit … [READ MORE]

Opportunities: Why KNX can Assist with Independent Living

Paul Foulkes

By Paul Foulkes, Wago. Using technology to help people maintain their independence is a hot topic, and next March we see an event at the Birmingham NEC dedicated entirely to the subject. Smart Home for Independent Living will be running … [READ MORE]

Case Study: KNX the Natural Choice for a Building Dedicated to Sustainability

Entrance to the Urban Sciences Building.

By Robin Baddley, IBT Controls. The Urban Sciences Building at the University of Newcastle is an exciting KNX project installation that won systems designer and integrator, IBT Controls, the KNX UK 2018 ‘Commercial Installation of the Year’ award for demonstrating … [READ MORE]

Overview: Is Training for Electricians in the UK Adequate?

Danny Lawless

By Danny Lawless, ARK M&E Ltd. In the UK under the City & Guilds (C&G) training schemes, electricians currently go through 3 – 4 years of theoretical and practical training. During this time, fundamental electrical understanding is taught along with … [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]