KNX: A Worldwide Standard Protocol for Home and Building Automation: State of the Art and Perspectives

Authored by: Michele Ruta , Floriano Scioscia , Giuseppe Loseto , Eugenio Di Sciascio

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b17365-69

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Abstract

The home and building automation (HBA) is a technological effort aiming to make houses and buildings more controllable, autonomous, and comfortable. Recently, the demand for occupant comfort, flexibility in the management of a building equipment, and the need for efficient energy use have become pressing issues. Safety and comfort requirements, along with energy management, can be achieved only if an intelligent control and monitoring of devices and appliances is performed. A wide array of building automation and control systems (BACS) have been developed and implemented in commercial products, focused on improving energy consumption and minimizing waste and maintenance (reflecting guidelines of the European Standard EN 15232 [1]).

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