KNX control technology has facilitated the integration of building systems for many years. The Konnex Association has a complete standard for this technology that is designed to allow an easy system integration by manufacturers and to provide an easily understood system for the users. With this most recent update, it has established itself as a mature open standard and a truly universal building technology. Here we shall discuss the plans of Konnex and how we can build on this impressive foundation.
1. Enhancing Its Initial Concept with A More Advanced Level of Integration
The KNX architecture and standard represent the ‘open’ approach and flexible solution approach that has helped to make it so popular. It would be beneficial to extend this flexibility by taking advantage of the various devices’ additional functions, data streams, or features available. For instance, the data stream provides access to temperature, lighting, or fan data.
2. Real Seamless Integration and Interoperability for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Challenges
This new standard edition covers a broad range of possibilities for integration, from an exclusive approach to a genuinely open one. It includes global interoperability, network communication, and multiple profiles for different applications, like lighting or building automation. It has a uniform approach to device identification with unique identifiers and offers backward compatibility with previous standards.
The new edition offers a modular approach to protocol interfaces, which you can use to support multiple protocols with optional adoption levels for networks. This allows the technology to meet challenges today while remaining flexible and future-compatible. Using non-KNX data streams opens up new possibilities for the standardized integration of devices.
4. The Spacelogic Platform Brings Its Robustness to A New Level
The new edition of the standard will bring robustness to a new level by defining a framework for managing the software of embedded devices. This effectively facilitates large-scale modern buildings’ current and future demands, supporting devices with more advanced functions and capabilities. It also provides an adequate basis for ensuring that all systems interoperate seamlessly.
5. Smart Implementation and Easy Safety-Related System Requirements
The new edition offers a clear approach to managing safety-related functions and requirements. In addition, it defines standards for several additional safety functions and provides detailed requirements for devices within buildings to ensure that they are safe for personnel.
6. Adaptive Client Expectations Are Met by Spacelogic Engaging Spaces
Experience has shown that it is beneficial to a building solution to be adapted to the user’s needs. The new edition defines several algorithms that allow the standards to adapt to user expectations and preferences.
This minimizes costs but, at the same keeps, Konnex integrated systems simple and easy for the user. Cost-effective solutions using Spacelogic Engaging Spaces are available for all buildings and organizations, which can manage their required functionality through Spacelogic’sApplication Programming Interface.
7. Spacelogic Provides Effectiveness and Sustainability
The new standard edition has a combination of standards and protocols that will maintain consistency, even when devices may be replaced over time. This makes it easy to find the right solutions and maintains a high level of safety, making it an ideal solution for organizations and industries. With the potential for a higher level of integration, along with the power and long-term benefits to be derived from the KNX standard, it is clear that Konnex can be used in almost any situation and is well-suited to future challenges.
8. Exchange and The Spacelogic Road Will Help to Expand Its Ecosystem
The exchange of devices and data streams between systems offers a significantly reduced cost through standardized solutions. This is especially beneficial to organizations with multiple locations, which can make the conversion from a legacy system that may use different protocols to one fully integrated with the new standards straightforward. The exchange of data streams also plays an important role in modernizing existing systems and eco-friendly buildings.
Konnex is a universally accepted standard in connected, intelligent buildings. It has been around for more than 20 years and has constantly evolved to meet the demanding challenges of today’s buildings. Its newest version enhances its initial concept with a more advanced level of integration, seamless integration & interoperability, and intelligent implementation.