SOLUTIONS

Our Building Control System Solutions are based on products that utilize the worldwide known Open Protocols:

  • KNX
  • BACnet
  • Modbus
  • DALI

Our solutions are fully open and give confidence to our Customers and Clients to freely select, add, expand equip or modify their sites with interoperable, backward compatible and interchangeable products without being locked into proprietary technologies.

KNX is Worldwide Standard for Building & Home Control. The 10 main Advantages of KNX:

  1. International Standard, therefore future proof
  2. Through product certification, KNX guarantees Interoperability and Interworking of products
  3. KNX stands for high product Quality
  4. A Unique Manufacturer Independent Engineering Tool Software: ETS®
  5. KNX can be used for All Application Areas in home and building control
  6. KNX is fit for use in different kind of buildings
  7. KNX supports different configuration modes.
  8. KNX supports several communication media
  9. KNX can be coupled to other systems
  10. KNX is independent from any hard- or software technology

To learn more about the KNX, please link to:

http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx/association/what-is-knx/index.php

http://www.knx.org/media/docs/Flyers/KNX-Introduction-Flyer/KNX-Introduction-Flyer_en.pdf

There are various KNX products and manufacturers that are used by SmartBT for proposing the KNX solution and you can find them here.

BACnet is a data communication protocol for building automation that has been developed by the American Engineering Association ASHRAE for applications such as heating, ventilation, air-conditioning control (HVAC) etc. The integration of KNX and the associated mapping is standard-ised in EN ISO 16484 Part 5

To learn more about the BACnet, please link to:

http://www.bacnet.org/

It is started as a serial communication protocol published by Modicon in 1979 for use with its PLC and it is developed with industrial applications in mind. This protocol is openly published and royalty-free.

Developed further and the following versions are mainly in use:

  • Modbus TCP
  • Modbus RTU
  • Modbus ASCII

To learn more about the Modbus, please link to:

http://modbus.org/

DALI is the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface. It enables easy and intelligent management of lighting equipment. The DALI protocol is managed under the internationally recognised IEC standard 62386 and is promoted by the DALI working party and part of the ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers´ Association.

DALI is not a bus system and was developed for local or room solutions based on digital lighting control features. DALI stands for the interface protocol and not for a system itself.

DALI was developed to provide easy to install digital lighting control solutions for rooms and smaller applications, whereas Building Management Systems and Lighting Systems like EIB/KNX, LON, LUXMATE or BATIBUS provide complex solutions with a high degree of integration of other building functionalities like heating, security, etc.

DALI is a worldwide standard, specified by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The DALI protocol is set out in the technical standard IEC 62386. To learn more about DALI, please link to:

http://www.dali-ag.org/discover-dali/dali-standard.html

A number of well-known manufacturers’ equipment are used for either single DALI line jobs or for multiline DALI jobs. DALI is used not only for dimming (Lux Level control) but also for Colour Control (device type 8) either as tuneable white or selecting a colour from the sRGB spectrum.