KNX

KNX Gateways, Converters, & Protocols

Gateway to KNXThe QuickServer KNX Protocol Gateway from FieldServer Technologies enables data access from KNX networks to devices and networks utilizing open and proprietary protocols such as BACnet, Modbus, LonWorks, Metasys N2 by JCI, EtherNet/IP SNMP and more. With over 100 protocols available in the extensive FieldServer Driver Library, no other device can provide KNX solutions to more products!

QuickServer is a galvanic-isolated translator device on KNX/TP installations with control and monitoring capabilities. All EIS data types are supported, allowing communication to any kind of KNX solution devices in the installation, such as temperature sensors, shutters, light switches, actuators, alarms etc.

KNX to BACnet Gateway

Cost effective and easy-to-use, FieldServer's QuickServer gateway interfaces KNX with BACnet. QuickServer can emulate BACnet as either a server or client, including BACnet support for fast data communication. This KNX device supports multiple BACnet data types. This KNX gateway can transfer data (Network Variables) in two ways: 1) by polling other devices at regular intervals; or 2) by sending Network Variable updates at regular intervals, when data has changed, or, in throttled mode, using maximum and minimum send time and change on delta parameters.

KNX to LonWorks Gateway

QuickServer is a proven, cost effective gateway interfacing KNX and LonWorks. It can be used with explicit and/or implicit addressing and can be bound to a maximum of 15 other LonWorks nodes. This KNX device can handle a maximum of 250 explicitly addressed nodes. LonWorks data transfer is via two basic functional blocks, Input and Output, allowing Float and Word SNVT data types.

KNX to Modbus Gateway

A QuickServer KNX Protocol gateway can act as a Modbus client or server, and follows the Modbus-IDA specifications. In order to meet the needs of all Modbus users, our KNX device uses three models: 1) Modicon_5digit, where addresses are defined in the 0xxxx, 3xxxx, or 4xxxx format with a maximum of 999 registers that can be mapped of each type; 2) ADU (Application Data Unit) address where addresses of each type are defined in the range of 1-65536; or 3) PDU (Protocol Data Unit) address where addresses of each type are defined in the range of 0-65535.

Typical data points supported on the QuickServer with KNX are:KNX QuickServer

  • Switching (1-bit DPT1)
  • Step Control (4-bit DPT2)
  • Dimming (4-bit DPT3)
  • Set (8-bit DPT4)
  • Access Control (32-bit DPT15)
  • Scene Number (8-bit DPT17)
  • Scene Control (8-bit DPT18)
  • Enum Value (8-bit DPT20)
  • Unsigned Values (8-bit DPT5, 16-bit DPT7, 32-bit DPT12)
  • Signed Values (8-bit DPT6, 16-bit DPT8, 32-bit DPT12)
  • Floating point (16-bit DPT9, 32-bit DPT14)

The product versions include:

  • KNX Gateway: Allows Building Automation and Industrial Automation systems to access a KNX network using direct read and write of KNX configured groups. This setup does not require the use of ETS4 to configure the QuickServer KNX protocol gateway.
  • KNX Device Emulation: Allows third party devices to be recognized as KNX devices. This utilizes the system mode offered by ETS4, to configure the QuickServer along with the rest of the devices in the KNX installation. (Note: Available 2013)

To ensure total satisfaction with these KNX solutions and all our products, FieldServer emphasizes comprehensive customer service and support.  This commitment to the highest level of service extends beyond the sales cycle and throughout the product life cycle. For assistance, please reference our extensive technical support programs, or contact us today with questions. FieldServer Technologies is a division of Sierra Monitor Corporation.

KNXWhat is the KNX Protocol?

KNX is a standardized (EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543), OSI-based network communications protocol for intelligent buildings, both commercial and residential. The KNX standard is administered by the KNX Association. It is the successor to, and convergence of three previous standards, the European Home Systems Protocol (EHS), BatiBUS, and the European Installation Bus (EIB).

Over 100 KNX member companies worldwide offer almost 7,000 KNX certified product groups. KNX QuickServer certification is pending.

KNX Protocol Solutions from FieldServer Technologies

Links

KNX.org – The official website of the KNX Association