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Hello KNXers all over the world! We have some great articles for you this month.
First is a case study by Paul Murphy of Intecho, about putting a home control infrastructure into a new build that is pre-wired for future additions and expansion. It is interesting to note that property developers now consider automation and multiroom entertainment an essential element in a high-specification home.
Next, Mark Warburton of Ivory Egg gives a great technical overview of LED dimming, with helpful tips on various solutions. Our country profile this month is provided by KNX Netherlands' Rob van Mil, and shows the advantages of a strong marketing plan. A growing number of manufacturers from the residential custom world are recognising the advantages of KNX, and this month we interview Wim Voet of RTI on why his company has become a KNX Member.
Our ever-helpful Best Practice column by Simon Buddle of SMC demystifies fault-finding and gives some useful tips on procedures. Meanwhile, as he perspires in the summer sun of the Southern Hemisphere, KNXin's Jesús Arias García provides some inspiring ideas on imitating nature in building design, and this is followed by our resident 'Mr Fix It', Dr KNX, who deals with some RS-232 and USB issues in ETS4.
Don’t forget that you can comment on any of these articles directly, at the end of the article, and don’t forget too, to send us a picture of you, wherever you may be, with the KNX logo and a smile for our Where is KNX? gallery. Enjoy!
-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor