ABB opens training facility in Dubai
Dubai, May 24, 2010
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has opened the first certified KNX training centre for Middle East and Africa.
Based in Dubai, the ABB centre is certified by the KNX association, an umbrella group of 200 global companies that manufacture building automation products and systems. It offers a host of theoretical and practical KNX training courses to different countries in the region, including Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
ABB i-bus KNX technology controls all applications inside a home or modern hotel guest room and is one of the most widely used intelligent building control system in the world. The technology is designed to increase convenience, comfort and energy efficiency, and is currently installed in top hotels, commercial buildings and residences across the Middle East.
“This is an important milestone for ABB as it expands our local training facilities and offers a cost-effective solution for our stakeholders; our regional system integrators and channel partners can now learn hands-on about KNX technology from qualified professionals without having to travel aboard,' said Tarek Zakaria, head of ABB’s i-bus KNX intelligent building automation systems in the Gulf.
Zakaria also revealed plans to promote the awareness of KNX technology in educational institutes across the region.
The training centre will offer two main KNX trainings per year and certify up to 50 individuals. It will also provide channel partners with support for supervision, testing and commissioning of KNX installations in hotels, commercial and residential buildings, universities and more.-TradeArabia News Service