The KNX technology is the result of the pooling of knowledge and experience gained over the last 15 years with the predecessor technologies to KNX, i.e. the European Installation Bus (EIB), the European Home System (EHS) and BatiBUS.
::INTERNATIONAL STANDART, THEREFORE FUTURE PROOF
Approved the KNX technology as the International Standard ISO/IEC 14543-3 in 2006
Approved the KNX technology as the European Standard EN 50090 in 2003
Approved the KNX technology as EN 13321-1 (as a mere reference to EN 50090) and EN1332-2 (KNXnet/IP) in 2006
Approved the KNX technology as the Chinese Standard GB/Z 20965 in 2007
Approved the KNX technology as the US Standard ANSI/ASHRAE 135 in 2005
In view of the above, KNX is the Worldwide STANDARD for Home and Building Control.
::BY PRODUCT CERTIFICITAION, KNX GUARANTEES INTEROPERABILITY & INRTERWORKING OF PRODUCTS
The KNX certification process ensures that different products of different manufactures used in different applications operate and communicate with each other. This ensures a high degree of flexibility in the extension and in the modification of installations. Product compliance is checked at neutral laboratories (third parties).
KNX is the only home and building control standard running global certification schemes for products, training centers (vocational and private institutions) and even for persons (electrical contractors, building designers).
::KNX STANDS FOR HIGH PRODUCTS QUALITY
KNX Association requires a high level of production and quality control during all stages of the product life. Therefore all manufacturing members have to show compliance to ISO 9001 before they even can apply for a KNX product certification
Besides the manufacturer compliance to ISO 9001, the products have to comply with the requirements of the European as well as International standard for Home and Building Electronic Systems. In case of doubt, KNX Association is even entitled to have certified products retested or can require from the manufacturer test reports underlying his declaration of hardware conformity.