Following a quarter of a century in the market, the UK leg of this celebration took place the British Library in London, a building itself run on KNX, the completion of which in a major retro fit project was big milestone moment for the platform.
Members of the press, KNX suppliers, installers and key figures from the platform’s development down the years gathered to hear presentations from industry professionals and KNX board members.
During the first session, Chris Glasow founder of Andromeda Telematics Ltd, discussed the early days of KNX and operating one of the world’s leading KNX system integration companies.
Following this, Darren Burford, vice president at Schneider Electric presented on how KNX is currently used within home and building automation.
Chairman of CEDIA Region One, Kris Hogg presented on the importance of KNX to the industry and how users can make the most of the technology.
Simon Buddle, education director at CEDIA, discussed the future ready ability of KNX and finally Heinx Rutschi, representing Theben, talked about KNX product history.
Speaking before the event, Di Stickland, KNX UK president, said: “KNX Day will be the largest event in our history and promises to be a fantastic celebration of all that KNX has achieved over the last 25 years.
“KNX began with the premise of revolutionising the smart buildings industry. With the KNX open standard now seen as the go to system for installers and integrators, it will be a proud event for all involved with KNX, from manufacturers, specifiers and installers.”
Di added: “Over the last 25 years, it has become apparent that building automation is an ideal solution for rising energy prices and smart cities are definitely feeling the benefits.
“This increase in popularity has also certainly helped in making KNX the leading worldwide standard for home and building control. This event will celebrate this, as well as offering visitors the opportunity to network with other professionals in the industry.”
KNX combine products from over 400 manufacturers, which can then be easily accessed from one, simple network.
The KNX standard can be applied to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, monitoring, alarming, water control and energy management, with all KNX products all ‘speaking the same language’.
Check out the KNX history video below