ETS4 - Requirements

System Requirements for ETS4

Following operating systems will be supported by ETS4:

Operating Systems Hardware Interface to KNX

Windows XP Professional; SP3 (32 Bit)
Windows XP Professional; SP2 (64 Bit)

Windows Vista; SP2 (32/64 Bit)

Windows 7; SP1 (32/64 Bit)

Windows 8; (32/64 Bit)**
Windows 8.1; (32/64 Bit)**

Windows Server 2003; SP2 (32/64 Bit)
Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (32/64 Bit)

Windows Server 2008; SP2 (32/64 Bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2; SP1 (32/64 Bit)

Windows Server 2012 (64 Bit)

CPU: ≥ 2 GHz
RAM: ≥ 2 GB
HDD: ≥ 20 GB
RES: ≥ 1024 x 768

Remark: To achieve optimal results it is strongly
recommended to use at minimum 4GB
RAM and a higher screen resolution!

RS232 (not on x64; not on server OS);
IP; ( iETS embedded server (EIBLib/IP) or KNXnet/IP)

Remark: A "USB to serial adapter" or LAN (Ethernet) to serial
adapter" is not released!

A release of ETS4 with above mentioned operating systems in a virtual environment (such as Virtual PC®; VM Ware®) and/or Remote Desktop is not foreseen. On these systems you work is on your own risk. Warranty and support will not be given by KNX Association in this case. 

Remark:  Because of system requirements (e.g. SQL server) the ETS will always be installed on the drive containing the operating system (normally C). 

** Under certain preconditions the installation on Windows 8 might take more than one hour. 

Background:  From ETS4 required software components (e.g. a .NET framework) will be not installed on Windows 8 via the setup anymore. Instead of this the setup notifies the OS (Windows 8) the need of these components (amongst others hence as some components are not able to install separately anymore). Windows 8 loads these components over the internet or from a DVD setup and installs them. On active windows update and available internet connection the OS searches afterwards for updates of these components and install them. During this time the running ETS4 setup is interrupted. 

Corrective:  If you do not want to wait so long, please disable before ETS4 installation temporary the internet access respectively unplug the LAN cable to prevent on the updates in the meanwhile.

Training to work with ETS

Before you can realize installations with ETS, you have to get acquainted with the essentials of the KNX bus system, and how these are represented and manipulated in the software. Several publications are available that explain both the KNX system and ETS. You can obtain more information also via the KNX manufacturers and their distributors. Here you will also find the indispensable detailed information about which product combinations you need for the realization of various functions. In an increasing number of countries, KNX is part of the educational curriculum in courses ranging from universities to vocational training. 

Many schools offer dedicated training packages on KNX and ETS. Make sure to check the list of Certified KNX Training Centres.