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FAQ - Software

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Which software is necessary to configure and commission the KNX ekinex® devices?
You only need the ETS® software tool and the ekinex® product database for ETS®.
What is ETS®?
ETS® means Engineering Tool Software, a manufacturer-independent software tool developed to design and configure KNX home and building control systems. ETS® runs on computers based on Windows© platform.
Which release of ETS® is necessary for the ekinex® devices?
In order to configure and commission most ekinex® devices it is necessary ETS4 or later releases.
Where can I buy an ETS® licence?

KNX manufacturers do not sell ETS® software licenses. You can buy a license only at the online shop of KNX Association (

Where can I receive training on ETS®?
The best solution is to attend a course at a KNX-certified training center. The certified training centers offer the best guarantees in terms of quality and updating, as they are constantly monitored by KNX Association. Over 200 centres in 40 countries give you the chance to become KNX Partner.
Does ETS® already offer full information about ekinex® devices?
No, ETS® is a manufacturer-independent software tool. In order to configure ekinex® devices, you have to import the ekinex® product database for ETS®, that is available for download in our technical area.
What is the ekinex® product database?
The ekinex® product database contains all application programs that allow you to configure the ekinex® bus devices with ETS.
Is it always necessary to import in ETS® the whole ekinex® product database?
No, you can also selectively import single application programs (files with .vdx or .knxprod extension) available for download in the technical area.
What's ETS® Inside?

ETS® inside is a KNX’s software which enable the total customisation of domotic’s technology in your household. From the lighting to the heating and air conditioning system, from the blinds management to security control. For further information