Profile: Rafal Borek, Home of Technologies

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By Yasmin Hashmi, KNXtoday. Rafal Borek is the director of Home of Technologies (HoT), a value-added distributor of electrical and engineering components with a focus on building and home automation. He is a KNX and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) solutions … [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]

Tips: HVAC Considerations in Residential and Commercial Projects

KNX-controlled VRV system.

By Hans Walltin, Walltin Building Control. Traditionally, it has been the electrical industry that has almost exclusively worked with lighting and power installations. In cases where the electrician has tackled alarm, control, multimedia and air conditioning systems, it has mainly … [READ MORE]

Case Study: Lighting Control for a Zero-energy Building using B.E.G. Presence Detectors

The Sulzer building at night, illuminated with LED spotlights.system that controls all areas of the Sulzer administration building.

By Christoph Börsch, B.E.G. Sulzer is a family-run business with 40 employees, and is an established provider of technical engineering services such as planning, consulting and construction management. Headed by Harald Sulzer, the company’s goal is to achieve optimal coordination … [READ MORE]

Interview: Michael Seeland, Jung

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Having opened a new office for Jung in Wandsworth, South London, Michael Seeland, General Manager of Jung UK, is ready to address the project market in a big way. Seeland trained as a technician electrician in Austria, and has held … [READ MORE]

Case Study: Leicester University Centre for Medicine uses KNX to Reach Passivhaus Standard

The new Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK.

By Jon Payne, Entech. The new Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester is home to the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology departments. It will replace an existing structure on the same site and has been designed … [READ MORE]

Interview: Julian Barkes on Reaching out to Electrical Contractors, Brexit and More

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Julian Barkes is the Purchasing Director for Bemco, a third-generation family-run electrical wholesaling business that started in 1893 in Newcastle, UK. Bemco was originally set up to provide cable and lighting for the mining, railway and steel works industries in … [READ MORE]

Product Design: How KNX Systems can Benefit from MCUs with FRAM Technology

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By Damian Szmulewicz, Texas Instruments, and Oscar M. Guillen, Technical University of Munich. There has been a tremendous increase in the adoption of building automation systems over the last two decades, in part due to the development of smart microcontroller … [READ MORE]

How to Solve it: KNX Presence Detectors Affected by Adverse Environmental Factors

The inside of a presence detector.

By Mahir Mensuri Karataş, Turkish Petroleum. The Problem In a KNX lighting automation system, a common problem is when lights turn on automatically due to undesirable environmental factors that adversely affect the presence detectors. One of the most important tasks … [READ MORE]