With rising energy awareness and increased requirements regarding user-friendliness, security and safety, recent years have seen building automation facing far-reaching demands.
Bus systems for building management systems, such as KNX/EIB, and a host of available components for these are used for implementing the corresponding systems. While controllers are used for local automation at the room level, field-proven industrial components like SIMATIC are employed in the case of more complex, higher-level automation.
Communication between the automation levels takes place over Ethernet using special KNXnet/IP interfaces.
The KNX/EIB2S7 software package provides blocks for communication between SIMATIC S7 and building automation components. This means telegrams of the KNX bus can be processed in a SIMATIC controller