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 – manufacturer and product discovery

When purchased from the store, KNX devices are not configured. The devices are empty. In this state, the devices cannot be used in a KNX installation.

In order to use a KNX device in a smart home installation, KNX devices first need to be configured. ETS tool is used to configure a KNX device.

Engineering Tool Software (or ETS tool) is a tool developed and distributed by the KNX organization. The tool is used by KNX installers and system integrators to configure the device in a KNX installation. Continue reading “ETS – manufacturer and product discovery”