This month again, our newsletter reflects the truly international dimension that KNX is achieving, and features news and articles from around the globe. There are also quite a few relevant events on at the end of this month and into early November, so check our events calendar for details.
We know that there are plenty of great KNX projects out there, so if you would like some recognition and a chance to win one of the 1000 Euro prizes, enter an application for the KNX Awards which are going to take place at Light+Building in Frankfurt next year. On the subject of awards, we would like to congratulate Yeo Jia Hao Dave of ITE College East as the winner of the KNX South East Asia KNX competition, and also to draw your attention to the KNX Award 2013 Italy, for which nominations are open until 8 November. See our news section for details of how to apply to the various awards.
Our articles this month feature a case study of a completely wooden house in Dachau, Germany, by Anton Hieber of Elektro Hieber. This fascinating building used no glue, screws or nails, and takes advantage of natural materials, green technology and KNX to achieve nearly zero energy consumption. Our Best Practice column by our regular contributor, Simon Buddle of SMC, looks at panel design, and includes lots of useful tips. Next, Roger Wicks of Rocfusion provides a review of the iRidium Mobile iRidium 2.0 for control of KNX and AV devices, and this is followed by a report on the smart home market in Germany, by Piero Russo of BSRIA.
Geny Caloisi provides an insight into KNX Korea, while Stephen Payne of Theben UK gives his take on the KNX market and why training is so important. Finally, our resident 'Mr Fix It', Dr KNX, explains what Falcon (SDK) is, and how it can contribute to a KNX installation.
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-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor