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KNX IP Secure and KNX Data Secure provide secure access to KNX Installations

KNX security is a hot subject. Already up to now KNX complies with the security requirements, as long as installers of building control take care of the recommended protective measures against manipulations. Yet, new media like LAN and WLAN with internet access, wireless operation concepts and applications in sensible areas increase the risk of damage by unwanted intruders. According to these but also to other requirements KNX has developed new security concepts: KNX Data Secure and KNX IP Secure. Both of them are based on worldwide established security protocols and can be integrated seamlessly into existing KNX systems.

Siemens and IBM Team on Cloud-Based Building Energy Management Solutions

Today, the Siemens Buildings Technologies Division and IBM announced cloud-based solutions that will leverage Siemens’ building expertise and IBM Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to maximize the potential of connected buildings and the data they create, helping corporate real estate owners across multiple industries drive business results and meet energy efficiency goals.

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Expand Cellular Coverage and Capacity for Buildings and High-Density Areas

Six vendors of wireless technology today announced their shared commitment to develop, market and promote solutions utilizing the U.S. 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The six companies—Federated Wireless, Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated and Ruckus Wireless—believe that CBRS will be critical to drive innovation, support new business models and spur economic growth.

US Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office releases its Multi-Year Program Plan

The US Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) has released its Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) for Fiscal Years 2016-2020. The MYPP provides a broad overview of the energy use in the buildings sector, the opportunities for cost-effective energy savings, the barriers to their achievement, and BTO’s strategies and goals for achieving significant reductions in building energy use intensity. 

Siemens develops new power distribution board for building infrastructure

With the Alpha 3200, Siemens has developed a new low-voltage power distribution board specifically to meet requirements in buildings like shopping malls, hotels, and office buildings. The distribution board can handle rated currents of up to 3,200 ampere and is therefore suitable for all buildings where large amounts of power are needed and distributed.

US City and State Partners Announced in the Better Buildings SEED Platform Collaborative

As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the US Energy Department today featured 12 new partnerships with cities, counties, and states to unlock the power of building energy performance data for the purposes of informing decision making on energy efficiency opportunities in their local communities.