Backbone of Home Automation - EIB BUS
Assistant Manager, Technical Cell
Isn't it fascinating to think about the technology of automated homes in sci-fi movies? What if this dream of the past becomes reality in the present?
The demand and desire for ease and flexibility in operation and control of functions such as heating, lighting and access control systems for business endeavors, builders, security, hotels, hospitals, residential homes and offices are scaling new heights on an exponential basis.
Every one of us would prefer to live in a safe, healthy and comfortable place - this is where the role of home automation comes into picture.
However, it is significant to achieve low energy consumption along with safety and comfort and that can only be attained by intelligent and efficient control of the variety of products involved. There may be more wires running from sensors and actuators leading to higher design and installation efforts, increased fire risk and high cost. This is where KNX jumps in.
KNX, an abbreviation of Konnex is an open standard for commercial and domestic building automation. It is a bus system for building control. This means that all devices in a KNX system use the same transmission method and are able to exchange data via a common bus network.
KNX device can manage
- Lightings - light on/off & dimmer switches, motion sensors, presence detectors, brightness sensors, etc.
- Security systems - Window and door contacts, instant alarms/alert, presence simulation, information displays, panic button with telephone link.
- Controlling blinds and shutters.
- HVAC system - Air conditioning system & ventilation system.
- Energy management - Water, gas, electricity meters
- Audio-video centralized integration
- Temperature sensors, over voltage sensors, white goods (Control of washing machine, refrigerator, dryer, dishwasher), etc.
- Level management - rain water tank, oil tank, etc.
This KNX building automation system was originally known as European Installation BUS (EIB).
The European Installation Bus allows all electrical components to be interconnected through an Electrical Cable.
RR Kabel offers EIB BUS Cable - BUS J-Y(St)Y 2 x 2 x 0.8 mm, which is used for transmission of bus signals for intelligent automation systems in buildings.
This two pair screened cable is specially designed to meet all the requirements of KNX standard and forms the backbone of home automations. The metal foil shield provides 100% coverage and assures disturbance free transmission of all signals and impulses.
The cables can be laid over, in, or below the plaster, in pipes and pipe ducts, in dry, moist and wet areas as well as outside, provided they are protected against direct exposure to the sun.
Halogen free version of this cable is a perfect solution for public buildings and areas where fire safety is utmost important.
Home automation systems have many efficient applications and features to serve different needs. You can turn your house into a “smart home” with the right home automation system. But when it comes to connecting those systems you know whom to rely on!