ABB has introduced the i-bus Tool. It supports system integrators during commissioning and service of KNX installations.
The i-bus Tool accesses one ABB i-bus KNX device via a standard KNX interface (RS232, USB, IP) with the assistance of the physical address. The integrator can trigger the desired functions, read values, simulate states and make settings for the connected device. Internal information and states of the device hardware and software applications, which were not available to the integrators or only available after considerable effort, are now available in a transparent manner and can be specifically retrieved and partly influenced. The information from status bytes can, for example, be represented as plain text.
An important principle is that no divergences to the ETS project can result through the i-bus Tool. The i-bus Tool is optional, so that the ABB i-bus KNX devices are still be commissioned using the ETS.