KNX News March 2016

We have had a very busy few months promoting KNX with plenty of stories of a growing number of new residential and commercial projects from new and existing integrators – well done everyone.

AGM & Conference
The AGM of KNX NZ will be held in the morning of Tuesday 17-May in Auckland, all members are encouraged to attend to have their voice heard in the direction of KNX NZ. Come along and have your say about how KNX NZ is run, and what activities it will pursue on your behalf in the next year .

Following a light lunch we will hold a technical conference during the afternoon with a number of speakers, followed by the KNX NZ Awards diner – all are welcome.

Please sign up with this online form <here> it only takes 5 seconds if you type fast!

Nominations are invited for the KNX NZ awards in the categories:
1. best Residential KNX project in 2015;
2. best Commercial KNX project in 2015;
3. best new KNX product released in the last 2 years.
One nomination is welcome per person for each category (only your first nomination will be accepted)
Enter your nomination <click_here> (before end April). Don’t be a stranger!

New Website
We have launched a new website for members and visitors.  This great looking site now clearly shows the benefits of KNX in various areas, and has a listing of members, projects and news.  It is the ‘go to’ place for anyone wanting to find out about KNX in NZ – just look at the google rankings!
www.knxnz.org

KNX at the Light + Building Show, Frankfurt
Once again KNX manufacturers were dominant in the technical halls at the Light + Building show this month in Frankfurt. Heaps of new KNX products were shown for, amongst other things: tuneable white LED dimming; IP control and visualisation; HVAC and BMS control; KNX and the Internet of Things.

New advances in KNX were introduced that are responding to, and leading, current implementation of building control – such as, ‘KNX Secure’, which makes KNX networks secure from outside interference, and, ‘ETS Inside’, which allows the ETS project file to remain in the installation.
For more information see www.knx.org

Standardisation
Standards Australia are hosting a round-table meeting early April in Sydney to discuss the project to adopt the KNX standard IEC 14543-3 regionally in Australia and New Zealand.  We have a seat at the table and will represent the National Group’s interest.  Progress is being made, but some objections from the Lighting Councils of Australia and New Zealand with respect to the adoption need to be addressed.

New members
Since the last newsletter, we are delighted to welcome SIMX as a new distributor member.  See their profile on the website www.knxnz.org
If you are interested in becoming a member or know someone else who should be please contact Jackie Roos, our membership secretary, at info@knxnz.org 

Don’t forget that the AGM will be  Tuesday 17-May in Auckland.  It would be great to see as many people as possible there – it will be fun and valuable for all who attend.

Best regards,
Colin Price (President)

Website
There have been some updates and additions to the website.  If you have any case studies, articles or news that you would like posted then please send to mike@northbrook.co.nz

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