What protocol does KNX use?
KNX is a communication protocol developed for — and widely used in —home and building automation. It is a standardized (EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543), OSI-based network communications protocol that is administered by the KNX Association.
What is a KNX IP interface?
A KNX IP Interface enables you to connect to and program the KNX bus over IP/LAN. It enables the IP interface to communicate between the KNX/EIB system and your PC via LAN. It supports direct tunneling connections and most of the KNX IP interfaces also support multiple connections being established at the same time.
Is KNX an open protocol?
KNX is the world’s leading Open Protocol system, with over 7000 products available across 420 suppliers. With KNX based systems there is a guaranteed forwards and backwards compatibility of products that can be used on the existing bus network.
What is KNXnet IP?
KNXnet/IP is the protocol used to extend the KNX bus across an IP network. To augment the KNX bus with an IP network, a KNX IP interface is connected to the bus. This IP interface acts as a KNXnet/IP server. The server will listen for connections via. UDP (optionally also TCP).
How does KNX protocol work?
The KNX bus is routed in parallel to the electrical power supply to all devices and systems on the network linking: Sensors (e.g. push buttons, thermostats, anemometers, movement) gather information and send it on the bus as a data telegram.
How does KNX communicate?
A two-core twisted pair data cable (bus cable) is the most common communication medium for KNX installations. Here all devices are connected with one another via the bus cable.
What is group address in KNX?
Group Addresses serve the purpose of making Group Objects part of building functions. In order to be operational, a Group Address has to be linked with at least two Group Objects, one for sending telegrams to the bus and the other for receiving from the bus.
What is the difference between KNX and BMS?
KNX is of course a BMS system. It is also a distributed system, and so is ideal for allowing all devices around a building to talk to each other. It could certainly control the entire plant setup, but where a complicated plant room exists, KNX might not be best suited as a standalone solution.
What is KNX module?
KNX module is primary used by advanced users to add more choices in their home automation networks. Module allows connection of up to 250 devices and supports two-way communication, meaning that devices can report status.