We have been hard at work on our newest IDX Academy offering. Our strong industrial networking background has provided a great base to launch into the building automation space.*The KNX training course is offered at two levels, namely basic and advanced. The basic course will leave delegates with a solid detailed understanding of how KNX works, practical experience in setting up and configuring devices using ETS™, and how to design and specify a KNX system. You will also learn important techniques for energy saving and how to best go about specifying devices to minimise energy costs.
The advanced course builds on knowledge offered in the basic course, and offers users in-depth knowledge of building automation systems, such as heating, lighting and air conditioning as well as an in depth look into the KNX protocol. The advanced practical includes topics such as security and motor control.*Delegates leave the training courses feeling confident in their knowledge to be able to tackle the world of building automation.
In order to ensure that delegates across the globe receive the same quality of training, the KNX association requires, in addition to the trainer having a KNX tutor’s qualification, that the training centre is audited to ensure that the material and training rigs used are of a satisfactory standard.
IDX is excited to be getting audited at the end of October 2011, at which time we will be able to provide certified KNX training. We are also preparing to complete the KNX tutor’s qualification at the same time.
A huuuuuuge thanks to ABB for all their support and generosity in donating equipment for training!!!
We hope to see you soon!
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