J2 Innovations, a Siemens company, has introduced an all new version of their KNX IP connector to provide seamless integration of KNX devices with FIN Framework.
FIN is an innovative, easy-to-configure and use software platform for building automation and IoT applications. The KNX connector software module is able to read a KNX project file and present all the KNX points/group addresses available in an installation within the FIN open platform. The automatic configuration allows engineers to seamlessly integrate and supervise the KNX components, along with other devices and systems that use other protocols. FIN Framework acts as the global system controller and/or building automation supervisor.
“From lighting, HVAC, shutters, intruder alarms, and audio-visual systems to energy management and control, metering, monitoring systems; there have been a myriad of manufacturers that have developed KNX devices for building control applications,” says Matteo Pierone, director of professional services EMEA at J2 Innovations. “Native KNX integration within a single management platform will remove a significant engineering overhead for OEM developers who routinely integrate multiple buildings protocols within complex BMS systems.”