This article covers the following topics:
From not-member to KNX Member
Membership types available from the beginning:
- Interested Party (certification is not possible).
Available membership upgrades:
- Interested Party > Licensee.
- Interested Party > Shareholder.
- Licensee > Shareholder.
(*) Membership Fee invoices are issued in March (Fix Membership Fee for Interested Party and Shareholders, and Minimum Membership Fee for Licensees).
(**) When 1% of the sales figures exceeds the already paid annual fee, the rest is invoiced to the licensee at the end of the year.
How to approach KNX development (options)
- Acquiring OEM products ('Derived' from existing 'Certified' products).
- Using existing Certified System Components (KNX Stack + Physical Layer).
- Full development (own solution using specific certified components, such as a TP-UART, or developing from scratch).
There is an inverse correlation between the development/certification effort and the financial investment in components.
Procedure described on Volume 5 of the KNX specifications. Various types:
- Application Product (i.e. Dimmer actuator).
- Basic Components (i.e. TP1 power supply).
- System Components (i.e. BCU).
- System Devices (i.e. USB).
- ETS Apps.
- Device Configuration Apps.
From unregistered to certified:
- Register new Hardware/Software (KNX Association).
- Obtain REGISTERED database.
- Test the device in an accredited Test Lab.
- Submit the positive result from the lab to the KNX Association.
- Obtain CERTIFIED database.
From unregistered to validated:
- Request ETS App developer status.
- Submit App (upload required file).
- Manual validation (KNX Association).
- Publication in MyKNX.
Companies pay first membership fee to be accepted as a KNX Member.
Regular membership fees
Fees are requested to be paid right after General Assembly (normally, February-March).
Licenses pay variable fees.
Certified Products Surveillance fee
KNX Members with certified products pay a surveillance fee for their certified products.