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KNX Association ETS4 for Experts December 2010. KNX Association Page No. 2 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control 3. Its.

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1 KNX Association ETS4 for Experts December 2010

2 KNX Association Page No. 2 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control 3. Its OPEN! ETS4 allows access to import/ export data, even at runtime Access to in-/ export data via XML based exchange format New add in interface allows access to ETS4 data, even at runtime 2. Its FAST! ETS4 speeds up project workflow and data exchange Project and product data import is at least twice faster Increased workflow efficiency from project creation up to download 1. Its EASY! Lowering the threshold for newcomers with a new ETS4 user interface! Easy ETS project setup/ project creation wizards for KNX newcomers Better user interface, faster access to common functions Why ETS4 ?

3 KNX Association Page No. 3 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Overview Part 1: ETS4 is easy & fast Part 2: ETS4 is open Part 3: Improvements in relation to ETS3 Part 4: Requirements & Licensing

4 KNX Association Page No. 4 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Part 1 ETS4 is easy & fast

5 KNX Association Page No. 5 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is easy & fast Project Assistant: Wizard for Functions & Groups

6 KNX Association Page No. 6 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is easy & fast Embedded Parameter Dialog parameter dialog = embedded control device parameter dialog hopping = faster which contributes to the efficiency of the ETS4 workflow

7 KNX Association Page No. 7 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is easy & fast Dynamic Folders Requirement = to display resources according to specific filter criteria Solution = Dynamic Folders - allow a nearly free listing of window content - can be stored and hence re-used any time

8 KNX Association Page No. 8 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is easy & fast Tree Slider browsing by means of a simple slider which is far more powerful than expand/collapse e.g. Building -> Rooms -> Devices -> Communication Objects

9 KNX Association Page No. 9 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Part 2 ETS4 is open

10 KNX Association Page No. 10 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is open: Project Linking Data Exchange The average KNX installation is increasing And is often linked to other automation systems This linking involves data exchange ETS4 uses XML based exchange formats XML = open standard E.g. ETS4 projects can be read with any XML Viewer Conclusion: with ETS4 linking = easy In contrast to ETS3, where import/export formats are not open

11 KNX Association Page No. 11 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is open: Dataflow ETS2 + ETS3 Projects/ Products ETS3 Import/Export Database *.prα, *.vdα α = x..5 ETS2 + ETS3 Projects/ Products ETS4 Import/Export Database SQL (*.mdf) *.prβ, *.vdβ, *.db β = x..5 Converter ETS4 Projects/ Products (*.knxproj,*.knxprod) Sybase (*.db) only one direction! ETS3 Dataflow ETS4 Dataflow

12 KNX Association Page No. 12 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is open: Converter ETS4 Converter REMARK: creates new files (*.knxprod, *.knxproj) leaves original files unchanged (vd*, pr*, *.db) can be used as stand-alone (preparation)

13 KNX Association Page No. 13 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is open: Data Structure ETS4 Exchange Formats based on XML, this covers: All Customer Projects = Project Data Manufacturer Product Descriptions (Catalogs) = Product Data ETS4 KNX knowledge based on XML, this covers: Which manufacturer has which manufacturer code Knowledge about the standardized KNX platforms (BCU2, System B) KNX media: topology, address spaces, etc. so called KNX Master Data All data is structured according to the KNX XML Scheme, this covers: KNX Master Data Product Data Project Data ETS4 Data Structure

14 KNX Association Page No. 14 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is open: File Structure … ETS4 File = XML + ZIP.knxprod (products).knxproj (projects) ETS4 File Structure + (opened with e.g. winzip32.exe)

15 KNX Association Page No. 15 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 is open: File Content e.g. KNX Master Data (can be opened with any XML Viewer) ETS4 File Content

16 KNX Association Page No. 16 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Part 3 Improvements in relation to ETS3

17 KNX Association Page No. 17 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 Improvements: Overview User Interface (Part 1) Data Exchange: XML (Part 2) Database: 1.Change without Closing 2.Central Repository (Server) 3.Automated Backup Project: 1.Project Files: store & attach non-ETS data (CAD) 2.Project Log: Descriptions + Titles/Headers 3.Free Group Address Structure + full 16-bit range 4.Embedded Parameter Dialog 5.Dynamic Folders

18 KNX Association Page No. 18 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Improvements: Database Change Database without closing ETS database change can be done directly via the ETS4 user interface in ETS3 this operation requires a close and restart of the software this makes switching to other projects obviously much faster

19 KNX Association Page No. 19 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Improvements: Database Central Database Repository ETS4 can open projects from a central server repository workflow optimization: >1 user can access projects once accessed, project status = Checked out to user = XYZ

20 KNX Association Page No. 20 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Improvements: Database Automated Backup ETS4 offers two ways to create backups: - manually: during project edit - automatically: as user request when closing ETS4

21 KNX Association Page No. 21 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Improvements: Projects Extra Project Data Possibility to add not ETS-related data (files) to projects: - CAD drawings - product specific documentation - installation manuals

22 KNX Association Page No. 22 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Improvements: Projects Improved Project Logging project log entries have been extended with their specific Titles project log entries also indicate the user (DB = central repository) this allows better structured project descriptions (sort by title)

23 KNX Association Page No. 23 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Improvements: Projects Free Group Address Structure classic = 2 and 3 level Group Address structures this is for complex and/or big projects not always sufficient with ETS4 project specific Group Address structures can be defined

24 KNX Association Page No. 24 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Improvements: Projects 16 bit = GAs are set up as plain numbers: is not valid 2 Steps: define your structure of GA-ranges then add the actual GAs to the individual GA-ranges Free Group Address Structure

25 KNX Association Page No. 25 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Full 16-bit range for GAs Line Couplers: Filter Table = 1 bit / GA & per direction: main line to sub line and vice versa First series of LCs had limited memory & could therefore not support the complete 16 GA bit range In order to avoid legacy problems, ETS4 gives this warning: Improvements: Projects

26 KNX Association Page No. 26 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Bus Access Parallel download for, via IP connected Twisted Pair segments Bus access also available in the free of charge ETS4 DEMO User interface License overview directly available in main view, right after launch KNX News, also available in main view (can of course be disabled) Updated search & filter functions (e.g. product catalogue/finder, …) Project editor/ analysis Updated To Do list concept Dedicated folder for recently used products More powerful and configurable filter & record functions (bus/gr. monitor) Project documentation Size of project export files has been reduced significantly Single device report possible Automatic Updates Further Improvements

27 KNX Association Page No. 27 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Part 4 Requirements & Licensing

28 KNX Association Page No. 28 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 Requirements Operating System: MS Windows: XP (min. SP3), Vista (min. SP2), 7, 2003 (min. SP2) / 2008 Server For all: both 32-bit and 64-bit are supported Hardware: RAM: 2 GB HDD:> 5 GB (ETS4 setup = ~ 450MB) CPU: 2 GHz Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (Multi Monitor Support) USB Slot:for possible dongle Recommended: 4GB RAM + higher screen resolution

29 KNX Association Page No. 29 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 Licensing All ETS3 dongles are supported by ETS4 The ETS4 installation does not remove the ETS3 installation, license or data Moreover, ETS3 and ETS4 can be used in parallel with the same dongle Upgrade from ETS3 to ETS4 means however that the ETS3 license will disappear from the KNX online shop account

30 KNX Association Page No. 30 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control ETS4 Licensing ETS4 Licensing Dialog Available Licenses Install License

31 KNX Association Page No. 31 October 2010 KNX: The worldwide STANDARD for home & building control Thank you very much for your attention!


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