Introduction

This manual serves as a reference guide for the correct usage of our ThinKnx technology.

The manual is split into three parts:

  1. The first part consists in a detailed description of the system architecture,listing all hardware devices and software packages (for more details refer to Chapter 1).
  2. The second part is focused on the Configurator, the main software needed to create and manage a ThinKnx project.
  3. The last part is a collection of practical examples which can provide the user with a considerable support through his experience.

An accurate reading of the first section is highly recommended to inexperienced users in order to completely understand the nature of the system. Skilled users can simply base on the second part and, if they just need to check the function of a specific object, they can focus on ”System objects” section. If a demonstration of ThinKnx functions is required, the user can read the third section where a list of practical examples displays all the possible applications of ThinKnx technology to everyday life.

  1. System Architecture
    1. ThinKnx Solution Components
      • ThinKnx Servers
      • ThinKnx Clients
      • ThinKnx Configurator
    2. How to Start
      • Installing ThinKnx Player on Mac computers
  2. Main Concepts and User Interface
    1. Main Concepts
      • Configurator
      • Project definition
      • Licences
      • Creating, editing and deleting users
      • KNX Groups
      • Restrictions setting
      • Protection PINs
    2. User Interface
      • Toolbar
      • Interface editor
      • Interface tab
      • System tab
  3. Project Management
    1. Cloud
      • System object properties to set
      • Uploading the project on ThinKnx Cloud
      • Downloading the project from ThinKnx Cloud
      • Dynamic DNS configuration
    2. Exporting a project
      • Export for user
      • Export procedure
      • Client Authentication
      • Example
  4. System Objects
    1. System Object
      • Object commands
    2. ETS project
      • Exporting .csv from ETS
      • Export .esf from ETS
    3. Scene
      • Object commands
    4. HVAC Controller
      • Adding a HVAC device
      • Mitsubishi device
      • KNX interface simple device
      • KNX interface extended device
    5. Voip PBX & Doorcom
      • Adding PBX accounts
      • Adding ring groups
      • Adding intercom devices
      • Integration of 2N Helios IP
      • Integration of Doorbird D10X D20X
    6. Irrigation
      • Adding irrigation zone
    7. RGB
      • KNX configuration
      • Modbus configuration
      • Philips Hue configuration
      • Object commands
    8. Email account
      • Object commands
    9. Web UI
      • Adding web users
    10. Presence Simulator
      • Adding a simulated action
      • Object commands
    11. Sun times and events
      • Adding actions
    12. Alarm device
      • Bentel Interface
      • Tecnoalarm Interface
      • Adding partitions
      • Adding sensors
    13. Filter
      • Input Configuration
    14. Logic Matrix
      • Adding an input
      • Adding an output
    15. Linear combination
      • Addends configuration
    16. Complex maths expressions
      • Configuring an expression
      • Expression Editor
      • Importing and exporting Expressions
    17. KNX variables
      • Adding a variable
    18. Database
      • Adding a Database Variable
    19. Report
      • Adding recipients
      • Adding values
    20. Hue gateway
      • Connecting to Hue Bridge
      • Reading Hue Bridge configuration and creating Hue Lights Groups
      • Adding a controlled element
      • Object commands
    21. Load control
      • Adding loads
    22. Z-Wave Controller
      • Managing Z-Wave nodes
    23. iRoomController
      • Adding a iBezel device
    24. Universal gateway
      • Adding actions
    25. SMS gateway
      • Object commands
    26. Serial gateway
      • Object commands
      • Serial port settings for ThinKnx servers
    27. Ethernet gateway
      • Object commands
    28. Tester
      • Manage Tests
    29. Video Matrix
      • Object commands
    30. Audio Matrix
      • Object commands
    31. Display
      • Object commands
    32. Home theater
      • Object commands
    33. Mediaplayer
      • Object commands
    34. Sonos Manager
      • Adding a Sonos Player
      • Adding a Sonos Topology
      • Sonos Player commands
      • Sonos Topology commands
    35. IR transmitter
      • Adding IR commands
      • Importing and exporting IR commands
      • Object commands