Gira Weather Station Standard

Lately I came across an interesting KNX device and I want to share my thoughts about the features and overall experience with the device. You can consider this to be the review of the device. I will probably do more KNX device reviews as I come in contact with more interesting KNX devices

So let us begin. The device I want to talk about is Gira Weather Station Standard. Order number of the device is 2150 04. Continue reading “Gira Weather Station Standard”

KNX master data

From the first contact with the KNX world, it was obvious to me that this is a highly regulated system. KNX specification is very extensive and thorough. Everything is defined to the smallest detail.

Another thing became clear to me very quickly. There are some concepts which are used in various places. Same concepts are used in regards to different components of the system.

For example, there is detailed specification of the Datapoint Types in the KNX world. And Datapoint Types are mentioned and used in a large number of different situations. Continue reading “KNX master data”

ETS Inside Beta

Engineering Tool Software (or ETS tool) is tool developed by the KNX organization. Main purpose of the ETS tool is configuration and maintenance of the KNX installation.

ETS tool has been around for a number of years. It has gone through some design changes over the years, but the basic concept has remained the same.

ETS tool is definitely not an easy tool to use. It has a very open workflow. On one side, this is great. It gives you a lot of freedom and flexibility as a user. On the other hand, with all its options, ETS can be pretty difficult to master. Sometimes it can even feel overwhelming. Continue reading “ETS Inside Beta”