ETS in partnership with KNX has announced an upgrade to its current ETS5 Professional generation software which first hit the market six years ago.
As the next generation, ETS6 Professional is KNX’s response to new requirements from the IoT environment, KNX RF and KNX Secure, as well as to new, individual practices in the use of browser-oriented user interfaces.
For KNX projects to be understood outside the KNX world, the information they contain must be prepared in a (machine-) readable format that is comprehensible to third parties. This allows it to be further processed by higher-level control systems, ensuring also that the meaning of all KNX functions is understandable.
KNX projects also need to be documented in the BIM (Building Information Modelling) environment.
To that end, ETS and all KNX products will be progressively equipped with internationally standardised descriptions and tags. This makes it possible to express functions implemented in ETS and special device properties in a machine-readable format.
The forthcoming ETS6 is also an improvement on the previous generation thanks to its new user interface (UI). Archiving and searches can be managed using icons and tags for specific project categories such as single-family homes, office buildings or hotels.
ETS6 Professional can also be opened in several main windows simultaneously. A KNX Secure Proxy will separate individual areas into a plain area (domain) and a secure area (domain).
When hopping between laptops, ETS5 provides dongle licensing for added flexibility. Now ETS6 Professional has another alternative requiring no additional hardware: cloud licensing.
With ever-changing IT environments, the goal is for ETS6 Professional to be supported on existing as well as upcoming operating systems in the Windows environment. ETS compatibility with those ensures smooth interaction during installation, updates and communication.
ETS6 Professional ensures that only secure operating and maintained operating systems such as Windows 10 are supported.
For more information about KNX in Australia, visit www.knx.org.au