Happy new year! I hope that you had a good break and enjoyed the seasonal festivities.
To celebrate the start of 2016, we have a super selection of articles, news and other items of interest for you. The first of our articles is an interview with Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, who tells us why the forthcoming ISE show is a must for KNX professionals.
Our regular columnist, Simon Buddle, has been trying to make various 'smart' consumer products work together in a meaningful way. Why bother with consumer technology when there is KNX? Well, your clients may be curious about such devices and ask for your advice, so as a technical expert, you need to have the right answers.
As a follow on to his November article on how to deal with traffic management in large KNX installations, Julio Díaz García of Sapienx Automation shows us how to monitor KNX devices through individual addresses. This can be helpful to precisely locate not only any particular issues with a device, but allows the traceability of the bus to be checked for more significant problems.
And finally, we are delighted to welcome back Mark Warburton of Ivory Egg. Having recently been on the design and installation side of the systems integration industry and having returned to the supplier side, Mark starts the new year with his take on the world of KNX, and suggests how its reach can be broadened.
We have plenty of news items to keep you up to date too, as well as some great resources, and don’t forget that you can comment at the end of any of these. Also remember 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
Our first major event of the year is Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam which runs from 9-12 February. Our coverage can be found on our Spotlight on ISE 2016 page, and we will be bringing you more shortly. If you would like to attend ISE free of charge, saving the on-site registration fee, use the code 379569 and register online now. If you are exhibiting KNX products or services at ISE 2016, send us your show news as soon as possible.
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-Stella Plumbridge, Publisher