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  • 13/11/2017
    Christmas Decoration
    Christmas is coming and everyone needs suitable decoration items. This year’s Christmas catalogue with more than 150 selected decoration articles made by well-known manufacturers is now again online for four weeks. Generally, these are articles that are in stock, however, only for a short period due to the big and increasing demand. Thus, from 06 December 2017 these products will no longer be available or cannot be procured in time and will be turned off in the shop at this moment.

    goGo to Christmas Catalogue…
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  • 30/10/2017
    New EU VAT Legislation
    The European Commission has presented a reform of the added value tax law in the EU. Background is huge added value tax fraught. Every year, an amount of approx. EUR 150b of added value tax due is not declared or not paid. Key points are: intra-community deliveries with tax declaration, a central authority where companies register their added value tax obligations within the EU in a portal, deliveries are taxed based on the country of destination and no longer based on the country of origin which means that EU deliveries to companies and consumers (private individuals) will be subject to the tax levied in the country where the recipient is based, thus, the intra-Community acquisition of goods is no longer applicable. Furthermore, the status "Certified (value-added) taxpayer" (Impact Assessment - Single VAT Area) is introduced. This status is given by fiscal authorities in the countries where companies are based that are not only considered a reliable taxpayer of value-added tax on a national level but also worldwide. To achieve this status, comprehensive certifications, process descriptions, documentations of commodity flow, security, as well as financial efficiency are required. This new system will strengthen honest and legitimate companies. Companies which, for example, do not register the current delivery thresholds to private individuals in the EU or evade tax payments in any other way will be punished efficiently. Smaller companies, however, will find it hard to achieve or maintain this new status due to the considerable financial and technical effort, the digital registration obligations and adjustments of shop and ERP systems. Basically, this step is very welcome. The measures are expected to be implemented in the entire EU by 2020. Shop operators will then either operate only nationally or internationally or Europe-wide, which will be confirmed by the status "Certified (added-value) Taxpayer" in the ID in the company details. Then, the field "Value-Added Tax ID" in the registration forms of shop systems for tax-free purchases of companies within the EU (intra-Community deliveries) will no longer exist and depending on the selected country of destination, the tax will be levied based on the country where the recipients have their headquarters.


    Source picture: Fotolia, author: Grecaud Paul

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  • 16/10/2017
    Price advantages
    Soon a rising of the prices is expected by a lot of manufacturers, especially switch manufacturer incl. KNX (approx. 80,000 articles). The rising will be between 3% up to 15% until the 1st November. The details about every manufacturer and the percentage of his rises you´ll find in our news ticket treadmill within short. Take advantage of the tremendous price reductions to your advantage. Cost intensive purchases should be executed before the price increases. The following manufacturers are confirmed with partial substantial increases (many will follow in the next days ...), starting from November 2017: ABB, Anamet, Baier, Baumer, Belden, Berker, Busch-Jäger, Cimco, Corning, Eaton, Elcom, Eltako, Endress+Hauser, FHF Funke+Huster, Gira, Grothe, Hager, Hauff, IDV, IVS, Kaiser, Ledvance (Osram), Merten, Murrelektronik, Opple Leuchten, Peha, Pflitsch, Philips Lighting, Relco, Ritto, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Siteco, SLV, Steinel, Theben, WHD.




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  • 02/10/2017
    Smacircle S1
    Smacircle S1 is the smallest collapsible e-bike in the world and even fits into a backpack. The Chinese startup Smacircle has developed a collapsible e-bike with carbon fiber frame and a weight of only 7kg. A special feature is that there is no foot pedal, that means it moves only electrically. The range is approx. 15-20km for average use and a maximum speed of 20km/h. If the battery is empty, the bike has to be carried. But with this weight and a folded-up size of only 10cm x 29cm x 49 cm, this does not seem to be a problem. Production will not start until October 2017 and, until then, the bike can be ordered at a special price of EUR 555 instead of an estimated EUR 1,285. This futuristic vehicle is definitely an eye-catcher and will draw people’s attention. For more interesting information see https://www.smacircle.com/

    Introducing Smacircle S1: The eBike That Fits In Your Backpack:



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  • 11/09/2017
    IFA 2017 Review
    IFA has closed its doors and, as expected, presented a number of innovations in the Smart Home area. There was special focus on voice control, uncountable sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as smart household appliances and multimedia products. Unfortunately, many of these new things do not really have a raison d’être and all these ideas have one vital shortcoming: they are often only proprietary systems. However, this missing interoperability will be highly relevant for their application and usability in a Smart Home. Nevertheless, the path is clear; sensors, actuators and voice control will be of enormous importance in the development of the Smart Home market. According to the study "Der deutsche Smart-Home-Markt 2017 - 2022. Zahlen und Fakten" carried out by eco - Verband der Internetwirtschaft together with Arthur D. Little (ADL), published at the beginning of the IFA, in Germany alone, the turnover in this sector will triple to more than EUR 4 billion in the next 5 years. (+26,4 %).



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  • 11/08/2017
    20 Years of Shopping
    eibmarkt® can look back on many years of experience in international mail order trade. On the occasion of our 20th eibmarkt® anniversary we have provided a number of highlights for you particularly in the field of private labels. In the next weeks (starting from 11th of August 12:00 CET) we will integrate, in addition to special anniversary prices for the whole range, extraordinary sales campaign packages of brand manufacturers, KNX® special offers, reduced service prices and much more. We are looking forward to this special event and, on the occasion of our anniversary celebration weeks, would like to thank you for your trust in all these years - the basis of the eibmarkt® success. You have contributed to this success with your purchases, ideas and criticism.

    Thank you!

    Please take into account that on Friday, 18 August, 2017 almost all employees of all divisions of the company, subsidiaries and affiliate partners have a day off in order to participate in the celebrations. However, the operative order system will work as usual so that orders can be placed without any restrictions. Acknowledgements of order will also be sent around the clock and all related administration tasks will be carried out as usual on this day. Enquiries by phone, however, cannot be answered.




    How it all began...


    The company was founded in Germany in 1997 as "Gebäudesystemtechnik EIB" and converted into a corporation 4 years later. Being fully convinced of the future-oriented „EIB“ technology the brave step into independence was taken. At that time we only dealt with the system integration of EIB components, primarily in public buildings. At that time, there were hardly any EIB components, only a few made by Siemens, and incredibly expensive. In 1997, it was hard to convince customers of this technology. We were lucky enough to start our business with three very large projects. What helped us to convince customers was an EIB presentation board with only a few EIB devices at an incredible purchase price of almost DM 20,000, developed for weeks by the owner in their own bedroom; to the frustration of his girlfriend; a rebuilt Ford Transit as a mobile office with 2 workstations, a lot of EIB equipment, a 200m roll-out EIB bus line leading directly into the building as well as monitoring tools for commissioning and diagnosis. These were really crazy times with pizza, coke and working weekends. Making money was actually a side issue and of low importance. For presentations, a mobile phone Siemens S10 with color display, at that time an absolute highlight, was used to call the screen via EIB tele control to carry out switching operations or, vice versa, to receive all types of messages, to activate lighting controllers, to control individual rooms and many more functions. This fascinated everyone and really convinced important decision-makers in project development and planning of public buildings who were looking for energy-efficient solutions.

    What happened next?


    The first profits were immediately reinvested in new developments. Together with importance of building automation, we recognized the internet as a huge opportunity and our first Excel-based and entirely self-developed online shop with over 1,000 articles went online at the end of 1997 and was maintained and updated for many years. eibmarkt® is therefore probably the oldest company on the market with online shops for electrical engineering. Of course, there were only a few orders at the beginning, but that changed a few years later and with Smart Store came the breakthrough. In 1997 there was still no Google & Co. Our first choice was the German search engine Fireball which later cooperated with Alta Vista and, thus, created worldwide search results. Our early presence in the internet enabled us to win more than 500,000 regular customers from all over the world, and this until 2010 almost completely cost-free, a vital competitive advantage.

    What led to the company eibmarkt.com?


    At the end of 1999, eibmarkt.com went online. In 2004, we changed to the Smart Store shop system and the turnover development improved dramatically. There were almost no competitors. In the meantime, we also established further core businesses. Our experiences as service providers told us exactly which EIB products were in demand. As a result, our next move was to develop and produce electronic and electrical assembly groups - a logical and necessary step. In 2001, the company was converted into a corporation. In the period from 2000 to 2004, countless hardware products were developed but only a few of those were really produced. Developing EIB devices was extremely expensive and complex. At that time, the installation bus was still a European standard (EIB® = European Installation Bus) and later a worldwide standard (KNX® = an abbreviation created from the word "convergence", which stands for uniting the different bus systems to form a uniform standard, and the name "Konnex" to create the new registered trademark KNX®). Our system integration projects usually required highly complex control and regulation tasks, which at that time were only possible with the EIB function module from Levi Fils used by us in large quantities. Since we believed we had enough experience, a similar device was developed by us within one year. This had an even greater importance since the production of this very important device was stopped after ABB took over the Levi Fils AG Switzerland on 11 March 2004. However, the costs for the development got out of hand. Costs for the still pending licensing and testing of this complex device were enormous. A decision had to be made. Finally, the device was not produced and the budget provided for it was invested in the e-business eibmarkt.com. From today’s point of view a decision crucial for the further development of the company. In 2010, eibmarkt.com GmbH was established as a subsidiary of EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding, followed by the eibtron.com GmbH in 2011, another online shop for electronic components with more than 300,000 central warehouse articles.

    You have a huge diversification in many fields, why is that?


    This is correct; however, all areas are related to each other and, ideally, complement each other. This is also important for future projects, such as 2D and 3D holography without 3D glasses, also for smart phones, permitting the display of a large amount of information which would not fit onto a Smart Phone or a Smart Watch. This will replace the 3D reprography of online articles and, at the same time, allow a customer to feel the surface structure of a product via a KNX® pad and smell it through a KNX® odour actuator, for example when buying a high-quality leather shoe. We are convinced that this will be standard in a few years. EIBMARKT® GmbH is a member of the KNX® Association Brussels. Almost all the core businesses of the parent company EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding aim at the sophisticated building management. Apart from self-developed and produced electronic and electrical modules, this also includes the specialization in the field of automation software. The challenges of the core businesses of building automation KNX® and global e-commerce (eibmarkt®, eibtron®) have led to many new business fields: intelligent yacht automation with KNX® in sports boats and super yacht construction as well as robot-controlled 360°/3D product photography in a new dimension for manufacturers and online shops. Both business fields have been broadened and shown a successful development. We have gained international recognition through numerous awards, for example the "INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT" award (IT innovation award) for EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding for the innovative IT solution "3D Reprography in E-Commerce" – a highly useful solution for small and medium-sized enterprises – awarded by the Initiative Mittelstand (SME Initiative) under the auspices of Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, or the "KNX® World Award" for eibmarkt®.com GmbH. This makes us particularly proud.

    What are your plans for the future?


    For almost three years, we have been developing the newest generation of the eibmarkt group shop systems, a result of 20 years of mail-order experience. The new shop system allows you to place orders as a corporate or private customer. As part of the internationalization process, the project provides 14 languages and consists of 21 shop systems (plus 25 language shop systems) with more than 20 methods of payment and approximately one million available articles. This project represented a very big challenge in its areas, especially the IT connection with all its complex functions of store front, ERP system, logistics and supplier connection as well as presenting the range 14 languages. The overall project consisted of over 500 individual projects, which could only be managed by experienced project teams and long-term partners. In the medium term, we still have many more plans with this system, which will go beyond a simple shop system. You will be surprised. However, the current focus is finishing the internationalization process. The new system will be managed by the same eibmarkt.com GmbH team (call center, service, IT), that manages the already known store eibmarkt.com. This will guarantee the very high standards our customers are used to. Preparations for the Go-Live as well as all publications about the new domain structure / shop names and PR activities will start in a few months. The new system will not replace eibmarkt.com, but represent an additional shop. For the years to come, there are also plans to extend the very successful eibmarkt.com shop.

    Dialogue: Mrs. Kerstin Ziegenbein (agency aanders®) and Marco Labahn (CEO of EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding)

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  • 31/07/2017
    Desktop vs. Mobile
    The use of mobile devices has changed dramatically over the last 9 years. This year we have seen the biggest drop in Desktop PC sales. However, when it comes to using the internet, desktop computers, particularly in Europe, are still the most used tools. During the working week, mostly desktop devices are used, which changes dramatically at the weekend because, then, only a few people are at work and mobile devices are used. Employing desktop computers on work days is a relatively stable trend today. Looking at the global development, 53% use smart phones, 42% desktop computers and 5% tablet computers. The average in Europe and the average in Germany specifically shows almost identical figures: 34% smart phones, 59% desktops and 7% tablets, whereas, compared with the Germans, the Dutch and the Brits clearly prefer mobile devices. In Europe, using desktop computers is clearly ahead of using mobile devices and, thus, not yet written off. However, the trend is obvious that means mobile use of the internet in all its shapes and variants is definitely preferred by global players like Google (ranking, mobile index etc.).

    Info: http://gs.statcounter.com/


    Source picture: © [Maksim Pasko] – Fotolia.com

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  • 24/07/2017
    Favourable bulk purchases
    Make use of the manifold price advantages offered now in the summertime. At the beginning of the fourth quarter the usual price increases of the most manufacturers by 3-10% can be expected. Switch manufacturers (total approx. 85,000 items) usually do this as per 01 November of each year. Other manufacturers as per 01 October 2017 or even earlier. Towards the end of the year demand usually increases considerably and, thus, the prices of many suppliers increase, too. So, benefit from the available and sometimes enormous price reductions. Especially high value purchases make sense at this time.

    eibmarkt.com - Enjoy the selection of currently more than 55,000 top selling items some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price.
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  • 08/07/2017
    Record revival
    Records are popular as never before. Currently, records are the only recording medium with annual sales increasing. Last year, several million records were sold in Germany. In Great Britain, more records than CDs were sold last year. SONY even thought to reactivate record production in Japan. Whether the vinyl technology production is actually re-lived remains to be seen.

    Here you go to the record player with radio in the 70's design ...



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  • 22/06/2017
    Smartphone 3D-Holographie
    The trade magazine „Nature Communications“ has presented interesting, perhaps even disruptive technologies which might change the world considerably within a short period of time. An Australian-Chinese team has managed to use phase displacement of light to generate a gossamer nano hologram which could be incorporated in any mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets as well as TV sets or computers. A special thin film layer to strengthen the required phase displacement applied to the screen permits an enormous extension of the available screen surface. The result of the first step would be a 2D holographic image hovering above the smart phone, considerably increasing the relatively small smart phone screen and, thus, providing much more information and data. Such an invention can and will change the whole market, particularly the market of web-enabled devices and even everyday life. All technical requirements for online shopping will change with the availability of completely new standards for design and data integration. Just think of responsive design of websites and online shops or Google conformity. Using this 3D smart phone holography will be possible without 3D glasses. So far, there have only been gadgets but never any really sensible technical solutions. This could be changed soon by the researchers of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT, Australia).

    Further information: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15354


    Source picture: RMTI (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

    World's Thinnest Hologram | RMIT University


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  • 12/06/2017
    Annual Finance Minister Conference
    All Finance Ministers of the 16 German federal states are meeting for their annual conference in Konstanz at Lake Constance in the third week of May. One of the many discussion topics is the digitization and harmonization of the taxation system, massive sales tax losses in online commerce as well as the suspicion of espionage in the Inland Revenue Administration. One reason for the problem is Chinese e-tailers who use market places such as Amazon, eBay etc. to go about their fraudulent business. E-tailers from China and other countries make use of intermediate storage facilities in the EU and, when selling their goods, make money by charging customers German value added tax without paying it to the fiscal authorities. During the import process, too, wrong declarations are made and lower values for the goods are declared. The issue of delivery thresholds will certainly also be a topic. Let ‘s see whether there will be any sensible results.
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  • 05/06/2017
    Top Online-Shop
    Top Online-Shop www.eibmarkt.com was awarded the title „Top Online-Shop” (Focus Issue 22/2017), most recently in 2015 (Focus Ausgabe 23/2015). Basis of this award is a comprehensive survey of customer satisfaction carried out by DEUTSCHLAND TEST (deutschlandtest.de – a brand of Focus-Money) and ServiceValue. In this survey 1,200 online shops in Germany with the highest turnover were put to test (Source: EHI Retail Institute). Altogether more than 500,000 customer reviews were submitted.
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  • 22/05/2017
    The Ocean Cleanup
    The Ocean Cleanup is the ambitious project of a young man from the Netherlands by the name of Boyan Slat, who wants to collect large parts of the plastic garbage floating in the oceans. The idea came up during diving holidays in Greece where he encountered huge patches of plastic waste. Crowdfunding helped to collect millions to finance this interesting and important project. Normally, it should be assumed that all countries in the world would have a respective fiscal responsibility. The extent of the pollution of the oceans is almost inconceivable. Endless ocean currents concentrate civilization waste left over by the continents, although this might not be the right term, since a society that is responsible for such a thing cannot be called civilized! It can hardly be explained why there are still plastic garbage bags and other useless packaging materials around every day. Today’s high-technology society is unable to cope with the task of dealing responsibly with their environment despite all the technological achievements. When people like Donald Trump rule the world without brain, this says a lot about the cultural development. One of his first decisions was to reduce the measures for environmental protection dramatically since, allegedly, neither climate change nor environmental problems exist. All the more surprising the activities and achievements of this one young man, a student of aeronautical and space engineering. The idea is to use 50km long hoses floating on the water. The system is designed to catch most of the garbage that usually floats up to 3 meters below the surface. The development project was very complicated in all its areas, particularly the special anchoring system. Meanwhile, the idea has evolved into a comprehensive project involving more than 100 researchers and developers and several test stages. For more interesting information see https://www.theoceancleanup.com/

    Deploying The Ocean Cleanup - Simulation:


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  • 08/05/2017
    Mega Spot Gear VR
    If you have not yet watched this extremely well-done Samsung TV spot presenting the new VR glasses Gear VR you should do this now... The film was created by the think tank Leo Burnett, which regularly appears at the top of the 10 most important digital rankings. The film was made in South Africa, the continent that is the home of the ostrich (south of the Sahara). Since the ostrich is not able to fly and nothing seems to be impossible for Samsung, this flightless bird is the perfect leading actor. The story is about a curious ostrich that accidentally finds VR glasses, watches a flight simulation and, then, really takes off into hitherto unknown spheres.

    The story is simply ingenious. The same applies to the Elton John soundtrack. As we see it by far the best spot in the last few years.

    Samsung official TV spot: bird ostrich:


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  • 01/05/2017
    Disruptive Future 4.0
    Industry 4.0, supposedly, this is the name of the challenge, but there is much more at stake and where does the human being appear in all this? In reality, the fourth industrial revolution is not just an industrial one but, in connection with the age of information technology, a revolution throughout the whole society, probably the most important change in the history of mankind. Using the example of Germany, the rate of employment has officially increased but if you look at the situation using the hours of work performed there has been a decrease. Looking at the last ten years there is even a dramatic drop in full-time jobs. Big companies and huge corporations that do not consider these changes will be the first to feel the effect, probably the automobile industry in particular.

    Big corporations underestimate considerably the effects of disruptive technologies i.e. innovations that are able to replace an existing technology, an existing product or service completely within a very short time. (e.g. Kodak, Nokia etc.).There are too many panels, hierarchies, departments and administration efforts that burden companies with a large number of employees in the future concerning their costs, response time and flexibility. Not many of these companies really think carefully about coming changes and the required adjustments that they might have to make and stick to their old structures. Just 8 years ago there was the breakthrough of smart phones, which are indispensable in our everyday lives as well as in the economy today. Thanks to the internet, small and medium sized enterprises are abreast today and can act faster and in a more flexible way and also often with stronger and more targeted innovative power making efficient use of their resources.

    The powerful automation of processes and work flow, the pressure of being efficient caused by globalization as well as the massive digitalization in all areas of life are harbingers of a new maybe unexpected future. Robots and androids will be a common sight in less than 20 years. Competitor or colleague? Machine or friend? How important will man be in all this? Androids will not only look like a human being but have a similar awareness and feelings. Artificial intelligence will have an increasing influence. There are already experiments to optimize the human brain in a way that it can cope with the increasing challenges of a digital world. The normal living and working process as we know it today will change considerably. Freely accessible information will alter the training of young people in the medium and long term. The number of digital nomads is rising worldwide; experiencing free time and work individually will be made possible due to the permanent availability of internet access. Already today, the value chain is acutely disturbed by online business. In 15 to 20 years, there will probably be only a 30% full-time employment and the recently discussed issue of a basic income might no longer be a free decision of the population bur a necessity…

    For some time, the Federal Government and the EU have been dealing with exactly these issues and the potential changes and effects that can be expected in order to create suitable frame conditions for politics and economy. The number of possible influencing factors and a precise assessment when and what kind of changes will happen and what the consequences will be cannot be predicted at all, particularly in view of the rapid development of information technology worldwide.

    Why are we as developers, service providers and e-tailers of intelligent technology products writing such an article? Of course, we cannot stop this development but intend to motivate to live life more consciously. It is not in the human nature to process an enormous flood of information and the extremely high speed of changes. The body needs to slow down to be able to experience its environment consciously and to process and store impressions. If every day in someone’s private life, more time is spent on WhatsApp and social networks than on real contact to friends and family this is a first indication.

    The results are future challenges for manufacturers and service providers with the aim to relieve people and not to burden them with information and calls for action. There is a sheer unmanageable number of automation solutions in the SmartHome area and the number of completely nonsensical applications is steadily increasing. The consumer is hardly able to recognize which hardware and application is really smart and which is not since almost everything is called "smart" when advertising even if it is not. Who needs a toothbrush that tell you that you have brushed the upper left teeth too long, an app-controlled toilet flush or a washing machine that orders new detergent? Applications are smart only if they can provide the user with a real practical added value. Studies have shown that most users, (over 50%) would like to have a smart heating control system followed by remote-controlled windows, blinds or shutters and automation of the lighting system.

    Finally, we would like to give one nice example; a colleague told us that he went to an electronics store looking for a normal radio for his garden cottage. Quickly they found a suitable radio with the desired design and the polite shop assistant demonstrated the radio. Wanting to know where volume and radio station could be selected he was told that, of course, an App made by the manufacturer would be required. Speechless our colleague left the scene...

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  • 10/04/2017
    Spring Sale
    Enjoy the selection of currently more than 10,000 top selling items from 100 brand manufacturers some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price. In addition, in action, the entire switch manufacturer material and EIB KNX product range, in particular, ABB, Busch Jäger, Merten, Siemens, MDT, GIRA, BERKER, Theben and JUNG. The end of the special sales campaign will not be announced separately. A lot of manufacturerrs will have a price update until 1 April 2017.

    eibmarkt.com - Enjoy the selection of currently more than 10,000 top selling items some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price.
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  • 20/03/2017
    60 Years EEC/EU
    On 25 March 1957 with the Treaty of Rome the precursor of today’s European Union, the European Economic Community, was established. After two world wars the peoples in Europe wanted to look forward to a peaceful cooperation. Therefore, the six European governments met in the Conservatory Palace on Capitoline Hill in Rome. Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany signed the Treaty of Rome. The representative of Germany was Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. Topics where economy, nuclear energy and a customs union with common outer borders and, thus, the reduction of trade restrictions and an increased freedom of movement of people, goods, services and capital. The treaties came into effect in the member states on 01 January 1958. It is sad that the Brexit of the United Kingdom has now been confirmed because it was already in 1946 that the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill recognised the idea and its importance and promoted the idea of a Europe in peace and coexistence: „If Europe were once united there would be no limit to the happiness, to the prosperity and glory which its three or four hundred million people would enjoy.“ In the course of time more countries joined this alliance. In1972 Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom joined. In 1979 it was Greece and in 1985 Spain and Portugal. Austria, Finland and Sweden followed in 1994, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovenia in 2003, Bulgaria and Romania in 2005 and, finally, Croatia in 2013.



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  • 12/03/2017
    Lufthansa VR App at ITB
    At the Tourism Trade Fair ITB in Berlin (from 8 to 12 March 2017), which has just closed its doors, Lufthansa in cooperation with 3spin.com introduced a VR App (Virtual Reality Application = application software to extend certain functions of a device). In future this app will show interested passengers the current landscape below the airplane in 3D. At the moment, the known entertainment screens in the planes display only 2D views. The mobile VR glasses are designed to offer a 3D panorama view even if visibility is bad. What you need is a smart phone and mobile VR glasses, e.g. Google Cardboard-Set, Samsung Gear VR or Zeiss VR One. All information is provided directly via WLAN and, in addition, there might also be views from the cockpit or 3D images/videos of sights.

    Lufthansa VR Experience with Oculus Rift:


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  • 04/03/2017
    Taxes Amazon
    New profitable foreign markets for e-commerce can easily be discovered with Amazon. Especially small and medium-sized companies make use of this. However, these opportunities also have risks concerning sales tax issues (such as delivery limits to private customers in other European countries, as already reported) which must be taken onto account. For example, Amazon fees and the special conditions for shipping through an Amazon logistics center as well as mail order regulations according to § 3c UStG have to be considered separately, because that might help to avoid considerable additional tax payments to the financial authorities. In reality, there are examples where companies recorded only the amounts received from Amazon as revenue and, thus, paid too little sales tax (accounting sales proceeds with Amazon fees). In fact, the net revenue from the fees is also taxed. (§ 13b UStG). For smaller companies this can threaten their existence within a few years.
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  • 20/02/2017
    WINTER SALE
    Ready-steady-go for this big special sales campaign “WINTER SALE“ for the whole product range. You can again benefit from huge savings because more than 200,000 items have a particularly favourably price during this time. Make use of the last chance to benefit from this bargain campaign! In addition, in action, the entire EIB KNX product range, in particular, ABB, SIEMENS, MDT, EIBMARKT, THEBEN, HAGER, BERKER, GIRA, MERTEN and JUNG.



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  • 04/02/2017
    The Future of Chatbots
    Without any doubt, chatbots will be of great importance in the near future of online commerce. Chatbots are intelligent software tools which act as chat window for customer communication in the store front of the shop. Meanwhile, these applications have become quite helpful for simple service and help functions such as enquiries about shipping costs or methods of payment. The tools respond to specific input strings typed into the chat window by the customer and immediately display suitable solutions stored and updated in a database. In the future, the application fields will be very large. They could, for example, be used in services such as WhatsApp. Enquiries could be sent directly to the shop via messenger channel and answered automatically similar to the direct shop search and even orders could be placed directly in this way. Currently, thousands of these chatbots are being used in more or less advanced versions. However, these tools will have an important influence on business operations in the near future, particularly in the field of personalizing. The applications will be adaptive and able to handle voice recognition. Definitely, a very exciting topic.
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  • 22/01/2017
    HTML5 Viewer
    Our 3D application is now even better. A multi-axis direct view (different viewing angles) has now been integrated. By means of a vertical movement it is now possible to jump directly into the respective view (0°, 45° and 90° from above). There, the product can be rotated and zoomed over a horizontal movement. For the 3D view several pictures are created around the product axis and, additionally, from different camera positions. Doing so, the camera approaches the product from different positions (perspective 0-90° in the height), while the product is being turned automatically which, in turn, allows views from all planes. 3D HTML5 Reprography is the most sophisticated product presentation.
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  • 14/01/2017
    Las Vegas CES
    The CES (Consumer Electronics Show January 5 - 8, 2017) in Las Vegas has developed into one of the most important trade fairs in the IT industry in addition to CeBIT and IFA. This year too, the topic of "Internet of Things" is on the agenda. A lot of ideas for the networking of devices are presented, with more or less meaningful character. It seems as if the manufacturers want to test the user in all areas first. For example, speech-controlled showers, waste bins or household appliances are presented, which can also send information via app. Voice control is currently the most important topic in the industry, confirming the activities of the global players of recent years with Apple/Siri, Alexa/Echo, Microsoft/Cortana and Google/Assistant. Sensor-/camera technology Hard-/software and specialized companies such as Bosch will play a central role in the personalized networking of buildings,household, vehicles for all automation systems. By means of integrated sensors, the room will recognize in the future whether, when and what activities the user wants. This includes sensor-controlled and personalized settings by actuators for all field levels (climate, lighting, multimedia, etc.).

    "The best of CES 2017":

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  • 30/12/2016
    Good wishes New Year
    We wish you and your families a successful and healthy year 2017. We would like to thank you very much for your trust in our deliveries and services. Also in the future we will offer you a maximum of quality and security. The year 2017 will bring a variety of extensions, optimizations and new products. So, let us surprise you!
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  • 23/12/2016
    Blessings for Christmas
    We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a time of reflection. Use this wonderful time to recollect the important things in life and to find a few days away from consumption attitude and from this global and fast-paced world.
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  • 18/12/2016
    Final end-of-year spurt
    Now it is time for a final rush to benefit from the old prices. A new year always means new prices when manufacturers generally use the opportunity to increase prices – they hardly ever decrease them. However, we do lower the prices for about 10,000 items by a up to 5% until 31 December 2016. These items are marked with a special price banner and included in this catalog Electricity-Installation > Offers December 2016. In addition, EIB KNX products (building automation) of EIBMARKT, GIRA, MDT, JUNG, SIEMENS, MERTEN, BERKER and ABB are still offered at an extremely low price. Starting from January price increases on our part will have to be expected.
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  • 26/11/2016
    Delivery times 2016/2017
    Please take into consideration that from December 7 we cannot give a delivery guarantee for products that must be procured or special products (yellow icon at article). Up to 95% of the goods ordered by 7 December 2016 will be delivered before the end of the year. From 5 December 2016 the delivery time for all products that must be procured and special products (yellow icon at article) will increase from 11-12 working days (= about 3 weeks) to 14-18 working days (= about 4 weeks) because the earliest dispatch of these goods can be ensured from 9 January 2017. Due to the increased demand in December plus holidays and stock-taking periods of almost all manufacturers dispatch can be delayed until mid January. Basically, there is hardly any chance to get these special goods earlier because most manufacturers do not start full operation again before 9 January 2017. If you have also ordered available central warehouse items, then you’d better select part delivery offered in the cart (double shipping costs) for the available goods, otherwise NO part delivery will be executed. If the order includes available central warehouse items only (green dot at article and checked in advance using the link – availability check), then you will receive the acknowledgement of order and confirmation of delivery date immediately after placing the order also during the whole holiday period and the turn of the year, otherwise on the working day that follows.

    Information to the picking and delivery times during the public holidays 2016/2017:

    23 Dec 2016: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    24 Dec 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    25 Dec 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    26 Dec 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    27 Dec 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    28 Dec 2016: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    29 Dec 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    30 Dec 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    31 Dec 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    01 Jan 2017: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    02 Jan 2017: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    03 Jan 2017: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    04 Jan 2017: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    05 Jan 2017: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    06 Jan 2017: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    07 Jan 2017: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    08 Jan 2017: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    09 Jan 2017: First receipts of procurement items from manufacturers

    Starting from Monday, 9 January 2017 deliveries from the central warehouse Augsburg and the logistics center eibmarkt.com (dispatch by DHL) will go back to normal including goods that must be procured or special items.

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  • 03/11/2016
    Gira X1 Visu KNX
    According to manufacturer information the new KNX visualization server in miniature format - GIRA X1 for assembly into the electrical distribution systems will be available from March 2017. A cheaper alternative to the flagship Gira HomeServer and, certainly, an answer to the competition by being able to serve this market segment as well. The GIRA X1 will probably be a combination of visualization server and logic module similar to the SmartVisu Server from Jung. The demand for such solutions is huge. A very important aspect here is easy putting into operation and the availability of update options.

    Gira X1 - 209600

    See who is at home, switch lights on and off or optimise your home temperature settings, whether at home or on the go. The new Gira X1 enables the visualisation and automation of the family home. Its compact design and top hat rail mounting facilitate rapid and space-saving installation. Simple and rapid configuration by drag & drop supports rapid set-up. The logic simulation integrated in the Gira Project Assistant supports the testing of the individually-created automation solutions. All this is the basis for cost effective project implementation.



    Gira Logic module L1 in the new design – 207000

    It can be used for switching on lights in a time-delayed sequence, calling up certain light scenes directly using a push button sensor, controlling room temperature, or setting other logical functions. With the Gira Logic Module L1, single-family home and properties of similar sizes featuring a KNX system can be easily equipped with a series of automated comfort functions



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  • 26/09/2016
    Weather worldwide & ISS
    Today we would like to present you two interesting web addresses about the weather and world from high above as seen from the international space station ISS.

    The worldwide weather site https://earth.nullschool.net/ is highly interesting and is updated several times a day by weather stations. This makes it possible to observe in real time hurricanes, wave heights, currents, cloud formations, water and air temperatures as well as the wind situation all over the world. A really nice tool for you to marvel at and to observe. Many different display formats of the world are available.

    The world from above can best be seen from the space station ISS https://iss.astroviewer.net/ and this in approx. 1.5 hours around the globe at 27605 km/h from a height of 407km! Go on an exciting expedition through many countries of the earth. The view directly from the ISS to the earth is provided in real time. The crosshairs show the current location on the ground. The map is updated every second. The international space station can easily be seen with the naked eye. Due to its size (110m x 100m x 30m) it reflects a lot of sunlight. The ISS can be observed best when it is night at your location but the ISS is illuminated by the sun. You find such a situation mostly in the morning shortly before the sun rises or in the evening before the sun goes down. You can key in your location on the website and receive a recommendation for the best observation time.
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  • 15/09/2016
    Alexa speaks German
    Google Home vs. Amazon Echo. Soon, after a long delay, Amazon launches the devices Echo and Echo Dot in the German market. These digital assistants are connected to the internet via W-LAN and dispose of several microphones for communication via voice recognition and voice output, only. You can just ask "Alexa" a question and receive answers directly by voice response similar to "Siri". Alexa, What time is it? Alexa, who stars in the movie...? Echo Dot has a smaller loudspeaker, is meant for connection to sound systems and can be connected via Bluetooth or cable. Google present themselves as counterpart with their „Google Home“ and already has interfaces with smart home devices such as the Nest Learning Thermostat. Amazon, too, wants to operate in the smart home sector in the future. The future seems to be exciting enough.

    Read more:

    Amazon Echo Presentation...

    Google Home vs. Amazon Echo...

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  • 04/09/2016
    Make good value purchases now...
    Time is on your side. In addition to reduced special price items (price advice) - the special anniversary prices for the entire range is active, only for a few days.
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  • 23/08/2016
    NEW KNX SV-Server
    From now on eibmarkt offers the KNX Smart Visu Server (SV Server) of the company ALBRECHT JUNG GMBH & CO. KG in several bundles (different KNX interfaces). The device is really that simple in its application that even KNX laymen are quickly able to install visualization and operate it by means of e.g. Smartphone. The KNX Smart Visu Server seems to be the counterpart of the Gira HomeServer in the domestic sector and smaller commercial objects. Easy to be put into operation and easy communication, ETS address transfer and function options, automatic update functions, interface with Philips Hue as well as an outstanding price –performance-ratio are really convincing.



    The Smart Visu Server is the optimum solution to visualise a KNX installation both quickly and cost-effectively. The compact device for wall or rail mounting certainly packs a punch: simply launch the integrated commissioning interface SV Control via the web browser and create the visualisation following an intuitive process. The operation is carried out via the clearly structured user interface Smart Visu Home, whereby the user can carry out own settings or actions. The device has been conceived for mobile control via smart devices – independently of the operating system – and thus provides an added plus in terms of convenience and flexibility.

    The advantages at a glance

    Simple and fast programming, customised end user settings possible, clear and intuitive interface, convenient control via smartphone or tablet, integration of Live Style products such as Philips Hue, future-proof due to updates and upgrades

    Always up to date

    All automatic updates of the Smart Visu Server, you can find listed in a "Change Log" document with chronological order. This is available as a PDF for download.

    Modular software – Open for the future

    The architecture of the Smart Visu Server software has been created so that it keeps pace with the requirements of modern life. From home entertainment to intelligent fridges, there is an increasing number of smart devices in a modern household which enable connectivity to the building system. The Smart Visu Server has therefore been consciously created as an open system. It is possible with regularly released updates to add technologies and protocols as modules. The server thus already supports the Philips Hue colour light system in its factory state. As soon as a Hue bridge with taught-in devices is detected in the network, the operator interface can be accessed for the integrated and convenient control of the lamps in an area.



    SV Control – Simple commissioning with the Smart Visu Server

    SV Control is the integrated, web-based commissioning tool for the Smart Visu Server and enables the convenient creation of a KNX visualisation – via computer, laptop or smart device, independently of the operating system

    Direct link to item: Bundle Smart Visu Server incl. KNX IP Interface...



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  • 16/08/2016
    Amazon Warning Letter Trap
    If someone lists products with Amazon they can blame themselves if faulty contents of third parties lead to cease and desist letters. This, at least, is the opinion of the Federal Supreme Court in two court rulings published recently.

    Connection:

    Amazon permits e-tailers who list their articles to make use of the descriptions and pictures of those who listed them first if the product has already been published on the platform. Generally, this is an advantage for all following e-tailers who want to save the effort. At the same time Amazon makes it possible to provide a quick supply for comprehensive offers made by many e-tailers. However, it gets dangerous if these article descriptions do not correspond to the legal requirements or are changed subsequently, without Amazon advising the e-tailers accordingly in one form or another. For e-tailers with several thousand articles it is absolutely impossible to carry out such checks manually by looking at all pages since this cannot be done through database access because Amazon does not provide any access to the really visible information. One cannot possibly know where there are faulty contents for articles on the Amazon page but is, however, fully liable even it is not the own contents that were transferred to Amazon. Once you have received a cease and desist declaration being listed again on Amazon is virtually impossible since the contract penalty per existing case can amount to several thousand Euros and there are hardly any legal means to use, thus, making a payment inevitable. Furthermore, there are many suppliers who deliberately make use of these facts in order to start a flood of cease and desist letters later by integrating faulty contents in the first listing and then suspending or deactivating their own offers after the first e-tailers have made use of this first listing. Unfortunately, there is no secure possibility to find out whether you are as an e-tailer the first one to be listed and to check in a legally binding way if the contents you uploaded will stay forever as they are.

    Current BGH, Federal Supreme Court rulings, that means decisions that have already gone through several levels of jurisdiction, now even support those who issue the warnings letters, e.g. "Offer Manipulation on Amazon" (BGH I ZR 140/14) or "Manufacturer’s Price Recommendation on Amazon" (BGH I ZR 110/15). In this legal dispute Amazon themselves were not the defendants. Sooner or later perhaps there will be someone who finds the courage to go against Amazon as a company that disturbs competition because the marketplace provides the possibilities to do so.

    The statement of the BGH: "E-tailers who offer products for sale on the internet sales platform Amazon-marketplace have the obligation of due diligence and must check whether there are any changes in the descriptions of their articles in their offers that were made by third parties on their own if the platform providers permit such offer modifications." How exactly such verifications could be executed if several thousand articles are listed is not a task of the BGH. They only point out the verification periods. Thus, it is easy now, with the support of the BGH, to seriously harm one’s competitors. In our view, every e-tailer has to really reconsider whether they can “risk” to be published on Amazon. The question remains how exactly Amazon will react to this. It is possible that no change in the publication principles can be expected and the whole matter will be sat out. However, should there be a decrease in supplier offers, which can be expected after these rulings; Amazon will have to take action.

    "Angebotsmanipulation bei Amazon" (BGH I ZR 140/14)
    https://juris.bundesgerichtshof.de/cgi-bin/rechtsprechung/document.py?Gericht=bgh&Art=en&nr=75492&pos=0&anz=1

    "Herstellerpreisempfehlung bei Amazon" (BGH I ZR 110/15)
    https://juris.bundesgerichtshof.de/cgi-bin/rechtsprechung/document.py?Gericht=bgh&Art=en&nr=75493&pos=0&anz=1

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  • 31/07/2016
    PayPal experienced problems
    PayPal’s direct debit works again and can be used without any problems. Due to a technical defect on 26/27 July 2016 many customers were not able not use payment by direct debit or credit transfer from their PayPal-account to their bank account. The inactive bank accounts can be reactivated again manually; however, PayPal customers concerned were not informed about that. It seems that PayPal has eliminated the defect or is working actively to eliminate the cause but, so far, has not given a statement about it. Due to an error user accounts were blocked so that direct debits were impossible leading to return debit notes particularly in cases were credit card information had been given. Many PayPal users might not even know that their account is concerned and that the bank account has to be reactivated with PayPal.

    The PayPal Help Site still communicates (as per 31 July 2016) that the problem is being worked on: https://www.paypal.com/selfhelp/home

    "Due to a technical defect PayPal transactions involving your bank account failed on 26 and 27 July. If a direct debit payment or a withdrawal from your PayPal account to your bank account failed, we apologize for the inconvenience and assure you that we are working hard to eliminate the problem."

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  • 11/07/2016
    HomeServer Comparison
    With their HomeLYnk Logic Controller LSS100100 (for KNX, Modbus and BACnet) Schneider Electric has developed a very interesting product for the SmartHome and for those interested in HomeServer/Controller/Webserver it pays to compare.

    Find a comparison of competitors as PDF here...

    Direct link to item here…

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  • 04/07/2016
    1million YT call ups
    Almost one year ago eibmarkt.com GmbH opened their YouTube channel and is has been visited more than one million times by now. With more than 1.5 million produced images, more than 20,000 3D viewer applications in HTML5 and more than 15,000 product videos the parent company EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding produce an extraordinary unique selling point for their own subsidiaries - among them the eibmarkt.com GmbH - and manufacturers using a technologically sophisticated concept. These accessible multimedia contents generate a considerable added value.

    Visit our channel here… Almost one year ago eibmarkt.com GmbH opened their YouTube channel and is has been visited more than one million times by now.

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  • 20/06/2016
    Amazons Practice
    According to latest information of the trade journal Handelsblatt, Amazon have changed their General Terms of Business for Celler Central e-tailers. With these changes Amazon is said to have activated the new function "Authorize purchase of my stock by Amazon " automatically for all e-tailers since the sector’s market leader seems to have stock problems and is temporarily unable to meet demand. Thus, Amazon can purchase themselves e-tailer articles stored in the Amazon logistics centers and resell them. The paid price is said to be the same as the one listed on the platform of the e-tailer. If as an e-tailer you do not want to sell your stock through Amazon, this can be achieved by means of "Dispatch trough Amazon" > deactivate (stock adjustments). The consequences for the e-tailer could be considerable. Unfortunately, it is the generalist that determines the rules with the practice they use.
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  • 13/06/2016
    Mobilegeddon II
    The ranking algorithm of Google was modified on 21 April 2015 and sites not optimized for mobile devices were downgraded. Now, over a year later round two was announced in May. Here tablets such as iPad or similar still have the ranking of a desktop PC. Google distinguishes between four 4 device categories: smart phones, tablets, multimedia telephoning and feature phones. Currently, only smart phones are included in these optimization requirements, but this can change in the blink of an eye.
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  • 07/06/2016
    25,000 new items!
    The global article upload has been completed and made available online. More than 25,000 new articles have been integrated, as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Also, about 400 articles have been added to the monthly special offer catalogue "Offers June 2016" which includes almost 10,000 hugely price-reduced top selling articles, now.
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  • 30/05/2016
    Global item update
    The next global item upload is being prepared and will go online in week 22/23. More than 20,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 23/05/2016
    Delivery Corpus Christi
    Due to the public holiday of Corpus Christi in Bavaria on 26th May 2016 orders that are received after 6 p.m. on 25th June 2016 and include available central warehouse items (see link in product detailed view: "Availability check" or in cart "Check total stock" or in product preview " Available?") will not be dispatched before Monday, 31st May 2016.
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  • 17/05/2016
    Record fine for Google
    Following sources within the EU commission, the London Telegraph has reported, that the EU is preparing a giant record fine of approx. EURO 3 billion based on the long-time antitrust suit regarding the Google predominance on the search engine market. Even one tenth of the annual turnover (approx. 6 billion) is possible. Even 3 billion would be the highest fine ever imposed on an IT company. Microsoft already had to pay several hundred million or Intel 1.1 billion. By the way, Microsoft is one of the uncountable competitors that have lodged a complaint with the EU commission and, thus, initiated the investigations by the commission in 2010. It was last year, when the many competitor complaints were turned into an official antitrust suit. A decision is to be expected already before the beginning of the summer break.
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  • 09/05/2016
    Delivery Pentecost
    Due to the coming holidays (Pentecost) between 14 - 16 May 2016, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 17/05/2016, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 13/05/2016 from 4 p.m. and 16/05/2016. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    At Tuesday 17/05/2016, the logistics centre delivers as usual again (delivery to DHL).

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  • 02/05/2016
    Delivery Ascension Day
    Due to the coming holidays (Ascension Day + bridging day) between 5 - 9 May 2016, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 09/05/2016, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 05/05/2016 from 4 p.m. and 08/05/2016. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order. Orders with available central warehouse items are shipped on Friday - provided we received the order until Wednesday, 04/05/2016 - 18:00 clock.

    At Monday 09/05/2016 , the logistics centre delivers as usual again (delivery to DHL)!.

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  • 18/04/2016
    KNX-App AXIS GIRA
    GIRA’s subsidiary ISE (ISE Individuelle Software-Entwicklung GmbH, www.ise.de) has developed an KNX App (ise smart app KNX Software), which allows all ACAP-based (Axis Camera Application Platform) AXIS devices to communicate in a bidirectional way. This opens manifold fields of application between KNX and building safety and security. Thus, AXIS is the first manufacturer of IP safety applications whose products support the KNX standard. eibmarkt is going to test this product extensively in their own KNX networked administration building with more than 25 Axis cameras and present the results in their next News section.
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  • 11/04/2016
    Networked el. meters
    The compulsory connection of households with networked electricity counters, so-called Smart Meters, is entering its vital stage. The costs for such a connection could be higher than anticipated but also more flexible. Which level of digitalization will the future electricity counters have in German households, who will pay the costs for installation and how high will the running costs be? This has been the topic of a heated discussion for years and is supposed to be decided in the weeks to come. To limit the expenditure for the households the Federal Government has fixed price caps for the installation of intelligent measuring systems depending on the consumption. These are between Euros 23 and 100 a year. According to this bill the consumer must not be charged more than Euros100 per year for the operation.

    On 13 April there is a public hearing in the Standing Committee on Industry and Trade in the Bundestag on this topic. A decision could already be achieved in May 2016. This decision will have an impact on all German households.

    You will find summarized information of the Federal Ministry of Economics about this bill in form of a fact sheet here. For general information about intelligent measuring system see here. Here you will find an interesting study carried out by Ernst & Young by order of the Federal Ministry of Economics in the year 2013 which leads to different results concerning reasonability.
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  • 21/03/2016
    Delivery Easter
    Due to the public holidays 25/3/2016 - 28/3/2016, please take note of the following information about deliveries: Please observe that you will not receive our order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date before 29/3/2016 at latest 6 p.m. if your order includes at least one item that must be procured and your order is received between 25/3/2016 starting from noon (4 p.m.) and 28/3/2016. If your order contains available central warehouse items only (green point at item), you will receive the order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date immediately after placing the order. From Tuesday, 9th March 2016, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL).
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  • 14/03/2016
    HoloLens Shopping
    Already on 21 January 2015 during a Windows 10 presentation Microsoft introduced the HoloLens Augmented Reality glasses meant for, among others, the game Minecraft and Windows 10 functions. Meanwhile, Microsoft has purchased Minecraft especially for their future plans with the HoloLens. At the development conference BUILD 2015 Microsoft presented a further developed prototype of the HoloLens which is in purely visual terms already very close to readiness for series production and completely wireless.

    In contrast to glasses for virtual reality such as the Oculus Rift or Sony’s PlayStation VR the user is not completely transferred into a digital world but can place and move virtual objects in a real world; which is called Augmented Reality. Microsoft HoloLens are Augmented Reality Glasses (Augmented Reality (AR), stands for a kind of extended reality for a computer-controlled perception where a real and virtual world are mixed), which permit the user with the help of a Natural User Interface to display interactive 3D projections in the immediate surroundings. HoloLens works completely independent without smart phone or additional computer or cable connections. As a user you look through transparent screens which make you see the projections. However, the high-resolution projections do not represent any holograms and are not displayed by means of pixel/raster as with the Oculus Rift, but by means of projected light spots. The Microsoft HoloLens can be controlled through gestures, voice, head or eye movement.

    The Microsoft HoloLens works with the Windows Holographic platform of the operating system Windows 10 and operates without additional PC or cable. The number of application fields is sheer inconceivable. You want to project the Porsche in an unexpected quality into your living room where you can hardly notice the difference between this projection and reality and inspect every single detail or send the A380 directly to your front garden? The games sector, research and development, industrial applications, medicine, not to speak of the daily shopping experience and the user routines which will, thus, change fundamentally. Whether these glasses mean the breakthrough for Microsoft to catch up with Apple & Co. is doubtful. If, however, Microsoft is able to perfect these glasses and, above all, to win a huge team of app developers and to offer the glasses at a fair price, these glasses could mean a considerable potential for change. In e-business, too, these glasses plus product-specific apps provide enormous opportunities, particularly for products that require a high degree of consulting. Due to their experiences with their 3D reproduction graphics, eibmarkt has also applied for the job of developer. However, at the moment this is only reserved for the USA and Canada by providing a developer’s kit that has to be paid for.

    However, we do believe that these are only the first steps towards an extended reality (AR) which is sure to come and which will determine people’s life considerably in perhaps 20 to 40 years and that completely without glasses but simply with sensors in the surroundings. However, there is danger as soon as it becomes hard or even impossible to distinguish between the real and the virtual world.

    The self-proclaimed technology nerd in the following YT video summarized very nicely the topic of the Microsoft HoloLens already at the beginning of 2015 and did this using Microsoft publications (German language only):

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  • 07/03/2016
    Subsidy program expires
    The program KfW-Effizienzhaus 70 (KfW Efficient House 70) runs out in March 2016. Now, the requirements have been integrated in the Energy Saving Regulation (EnEV). Starting from March KfW will only subsidize the Efficient House 40 and 55 and a new Efficient House 40 Plus will be introduced. A KfW Efficient House also means conservation of value and living comfort. At the same time you profit from attractive subsidies –the better the efficient house standard of your building the more you profit. The principle of the KfW efficient house: Save cash money with the repayment subsidy. The lower the energy consumption of the new building, the higher the repayment subsidy you receive from the KfW. Hereby the energetic quality is measured using the annual primary energy demand and the transmission heat loss. For both performance figures the Energy Saving Regulation (EnEV) defines peak values a comparable new building must comply with. The comparison leads to the allocation to a certain subsidy assessment standard. A KfW efficient house 70 now corresponds to (since 01 January 2016) the requirements of the EnEV for a new construction. If these requirements are violated, acc. to § 27 Abs. 1 of the EnEV fines of up to Euro 50,000 can be imposed. A KfW efficient house 70 has an annual primary energy demand of only 70 % of a comparable new construction acc. to EnEV 2015, a KfW efficient house 55 even only 55 %. KfW subsidizes the construction of residential buildings with the KfW efficient house standards 40, 55 and 70 (until March) as well as 40 Plus. Important to know: the smaller the number, the better the energy efficiency of the residential building and the higher the KfW subsidy.
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  • 29/02/2016
    12% Increase in Turnover
    E-commerce turnover of goods in Germany increased by 12 % last year compared with the previous year. With online trade being worth approx. EUR 47bn it clearly exceeds the total growth of the retail business. According to a consumer survey conducted by bevh growth in the retail business amounted to 3.1%.
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  • 15/02/2016
    KNXData/KNXnet IP Secure
    Meanwhile there are uncountable SmartHome automation solutions. KNX is probably the best know standardized solution and has been established for many decades. However, most automation solutions represent isolated solutions which are often not secure against access from outside; even KNX does not dispose of a 100% secure protocol. In general, vital functions and control procedures such alarm system, door openers etc. should only be implemented using sophisticated complete solutions provided by manufacturers in order to make sure e.g. that an arm/disarm setting cannot be carried out by means of a bus message. The variety of functions and control options increases the potential target for hackers considerably. For KNX particularly the minimum password options of the ETS should be used, WLAN access should be reduced as far as possible, filter tables of the couplers should be used and installations protected especially optional bus lines in an outdoor area to prevent easy physical access to the bus line medium. Since KNXnet/IP-Routing and tunneling are not meant to be used in the internet, router ports must not be open toward the internet. Due to ETS access it is child’s play to influence the entire automation. That is why the database or the project should be particularly protected. Often zip codes or whole address parts are made public if, for example, the user interface is to show weather data. Basically, it is pretty easy to gain access using USB, Ethernet or a serial interface. Starting from the ETS version 5.5 there are two new mechanisms: KNX Data Security and KNXnet IP Secure. Data Security permits to encode selected runtime communication irrespective of the medium used (TP, Powerline, radio or IP) and to authenticate the sender. IP Secure is limited to the internet protocol and functions as additional security wall. Using the new mechanisms guarantees data integrity, authenticity and freshness and protects a KNX building automation efficiently from cyber attacks such as tapping, man-in-the-middle-attacks or replay attacks.

    In the years to come increasing attacks on building automation systems can be expected, particularly since many temporary systems are currently flooding the market. For highest possible protection of the system it is, thus, essential to already consider security mechanisms during the planning and installation stage. Here, support is provided by the position paper „Security“ as well as the KNX check list „Security“, see KNX.org as well as specialist companies with long-year experience in the field of KNX system integration.

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  • 06/02/2016
    New shipping method EFTA
    Within a short time we will offer a new shipping method for the EFTA countries Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland which can be selected in the cart: "DHL Packet International", former "Weltpaket". Compared with the current shipping method DHL Europack International DHL Paket International provides the advantage in the EFTA countries that customs duties are already included. Of course, this shipping method is considerably more expensive, however, becomes clearly more cost-effective if one compares the total costs depending on the value of goods. Every country imposes different charges depending on the nature of the goods (customs tariff number). For all business transactions where gods are delivered abroad (third and EFTA countries) products are identified by means of their customs tariff number which has eight digits for export and, eleven digits for import. Based on this code, goods (services are excluded) can be clearly allocated by the customs authorities in almost every country and, thus, customs can carry out a tax-relevant registration or provide commodity flow statistics. Without a customs tariff number export to a third or EFTA country is not possible. Every country also has different tax thresholds for customs.

    Example Switzerland:

    In Switzerland this threshold is currently at CHF 62.00 (invoice amount including shipping costs). Here, neither value added tax nor customs duties are due. For such values the new shipping methods is not profitable and the DHL Europack International should be selected in the cart. The customs authorities always convert the invoice amount using the current CHF exchange rate irrespective of whether your purchase was in Dollars or Euros. Here is a little sample invoice showing the total costs for Switzerland.

    If you order goods at a value of CHF 325 from a German e-tailer, the following total costs will approximately result whereas the costs for customs (customs clearance costs) are already included in the DHL fees with the new shipping method "DHL Paket International", former "Weltpaket".

    Costs for customs clearance: CHF 16.50 (varies for postal service from CHF 12.00 to 17.50), for courier services (DHL, DPD, UPS etc.) this fee can be higher. Processing surcharge (not for purchases from Germany): CHF 9.75 (amounts to 3% of the value of the goods and is charged by the postal service for imports from all countries except Germany, France, Austria and Italy. For courier services this fee can vary or is sometimes not charged at all. Costs for the missing declaration: CHF 13. If the three copies of the shipping documents are not attached to the outside of the parcel or if there is a mistake in the declaration, the parcel will be opened against a fee. Fees of courier services are sometimes different. The fee does not arise if the sender has declared everything correctly. Finally there is the value added tax (import turnover tax) 8% VAT or 2.5% depending on the nature of the goods to be imported.

    Further information about add. costs, customs duties for Third-and EFTA countries

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  • 25/01/2016
    Totally linked
    If nothing else the CES in Las Vegas, the worldwide biggest trade fair for entertainment electronics, has confirmed a clear trend: the all encompassing network, the „Internet of Things“(IoT). It describes the communication of devices among each other with the aim to accomplish tasks of their owner as kind of assistants. In Germany alone up to 100 m networked devices are expected by 2020 and that count does not even include smart phones and tablets. Especially things like Smart Home, Connected Car and e-tailing will be linked. Giant developments, new intelligent technologies and innovations will result. The demand for Smart Watches and Fitness Trackers has increased considerably (so-called wearables), resulting also in higher risks for future digital attacks of all kinds. Sensors are developed that become smaller and smaller and more intelligent. In the future, small WLAN order buttons (see Modomoto) will be placed at suitable spots in the Smart Home system and everyday products will be ordered or ordered again by pressing a button and, thus, customer and Smart Home will be directly connected with the e-tailers. Customers who are widely linked will make use of these services more and more often.
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  • 18/01/2016
    EU tax authorities strike
    We have already published many reports about the topic of delivery threshold values for EU member countries (here in our News - 26 March 2012). Private customers from the EU like to order many products from German e-tailers. What looks like a reasonable and profitable business from an economic point of view could quickly turn out to be a huge loss in the end. That is because EU automatically means compliance with the delivery threshold values for sales to private people e.g. every EU country has defined threshold values for the retail business with private customers per fiscal year. Failure to comply with this can quickly lead to a double turnover tax amount as well as considerable interest payments and fines for online shops that do not take this into consideration.

    Due to the fact that the reputable shop systems pay their taxes in conformity with the law and the huge growth of e-commerce the financial authorities of all EU countries have recognized the enormous income potential and devised clever means to identify those e-tailers that still do not follow these legal regulations. For example, in Austria the financial authorities have devised a regulation § 27 Abs. 6a ÖUStG, according to which the tax authorities are authorized to contact the postal services. They have to report to the tax authorities which companies – not based in Austria – deliver goods to Austrian customers. In the next step the tax authorities contact the respective German e-tailers and ask them whether the threshold value has been exceeded or not. This permits to identify and fine exceeded thresholds from years long past.

    Until today, many German online shops have not been able to incorporate delivery threshold values and will probably encounter huge difficulties in the near future due to the tax debt because the tax burden on active e-tailers is considerable. Every e-tailer who is technically unable to implement all this should stop their intra-community business transactions with private customers. Understandably, there are a lot of significant measures of the international tax authorities in place at the moment.

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  • 10/01/2016
    Wall-Climbing Robot
    VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot that is capable of transitioning from the ground to the wall, created in collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH. The robot has two tiltable propellers that provide thrust onto the wall, and four wheels. One pair of wheels is steerable, and each propeller has two degrees of freedom for adjusting the direction of thrust. By transitioning from the ground to a wall and back again, VertiGo extends the ability of robots to travel through urban and indoor environments. The robot is able to move on a wall quickly and with agility. The use of propellers to provide thrust onto the wall ensures that the robot is able to traverse over indentations such as masonry. The choice of two propellers rather than one enables a floor-to-wall transition – thrust is applied both towards the wall using the rear propeller, and in an upward direction using the front propeller, resulting in a flip onto the wall.

    Source:

    VertiGo – A Wall-Climbing Robot including Ground-Wall Transition

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  • 30/11/2015
    Delivery times 2015/2016
    Please take into consideration that from December 7 we cannot give a delivery guarantee for products that must be procured or special products (yellow icon at article). Up to 95% of the goods ordered by 7 December 2015 will be delivered before the end of the year. From 5 December 2015 the delivery time for all products that must be procured and special products (yellow icon at article) will increase from 12-13 working days (= about 3 weeks) to 14-18 working days (= about 4 weeks) because the earliest dispatch of these goods can be ensured from 11 January 2016. Due to the increased demand in December plus holidays and stock-taking periods of almost all manufacturers dispatch can be delayed until mid January. Basically, there is hardly any chance to get these special goods earlier because most manufacturers do not start full operation again before 11 January 2016. If you have also ordered available central warehouse items, then you’d better select part delivery offered in the cart (double shipping costs) for the available goods, otherwise NO part delivery will be executed. If the order includes available central warehouse items only (green dot at article and checked in advance using the link – availability check), then you will receive the acknowledgement of order and confirmation of delivery date immediately after placing the order also during the whole holiday period and the turn of the year, otherwise on the working day that follows.

    22 Dec 2015: Last dispatch planning date for orders
    23 Dec 2015: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    24 Dec 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    25 Dec 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    26 Dec 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    27 Dec 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    28 Dec 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    29 Dec 2015: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    30 Dec 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    31 Dec 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    01 Jan 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    02 Jan 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    03 Jan 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    04 Jan 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    05 Jan 2016: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    06 Jan 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    07 Jan 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    08 Jan 2016: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only
    09 Jan 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    10 Jan 2016: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack
    11 Jan 2016: First receipts of procurement items from manufacturers.

    Starting from Monday, 11 January 2016 deliveries from the central warehouse to the logistics center eibmarkt.com (dispatch by DHL) will go back to normal including goods that must be procured or special items.
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  • 23/11/2015
    Changes DHL 2016
    DHL has announced national price increases and further changes starting from 01 January 2016. The price increases will vary depending on the customers and amount to between 3 and 10%. It depends on whether the contractual targets (quantity of packages & package volume acc. to contract) have been achieved, plus the basic pay rises for personnel and increase in energy costs as well as the steadily increasing value of goods and transport insurance premiums. On average an increase by 4 % can be expected. This means, in turn, that the retailers will probably include these costs into their shipping costs from 01 January 2016. If the pick & pack costs of the retailers are not increased, a price rise by approx. 5-15 cents per standard packet can be expected from 01 January 2016. In addition DHL will also increase the charges for transport insurance. The previous „World Packet“ will be renamed into „DHL Packet International“ and also undergo some modifications such as the introduction of a new identification type for this product in form of a new barcode standard which is intended to improve transit time and tracking, particularly if the packet is handed over to another packet network. These changes, however, also seem to lead to higher costs in this product group. As we found out, the increases in this segment will amount to approx. 6%. It seems that the only segment not affected by these price rises is the product EUROPACK, for services within the EU.
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  • 09/11/2015
    Christmas Decoration
    Christmas is coming and everyone needs suitable decoration items. This year’s Christmas catalogue with more than 150 selected decoration articles made by well-known manufacturers is now again online for four weeks. Generally, these are articles that are in stock, however, only for a short period due to the big and increasing demand. Thus, from 06 December 2015 these products will no longer be available or cannot be procured in time and will be turned off in the shop at this moment.

    goGo to Christmas Catalogue…
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  • 16/10/2015
    Huge Gross Price Increases
    During the last 24 months gross list prices of the manufacturers have been raised permanently in an unprecedented way. The last price increase the manufacturers made use of was on May 1, October 1 2015 (the next huge gross list price increase follows on November 1 - all switch manufacturer, incl. KNX). Gross list prices are the basic catalogue prices before granting certain conditions. Thus, the noticed tendency of a steady and creeping price increase (inflation) is confirmed; see also previous NEWS about this topic. The trade-specific rate of price increases has also rocketed compared with the previous years. This makes larger investments currently worthwhile! For savers inflation means that the value of their money continues to fall particularly when interest rates are kept at a minimum. A depreciation of money is perfect for the state because, in the optimum case, debts are steadily decreasing in comparison to the economic performance and the tax revenue goes up without the need to increase the rate of taxes resulting from the increase in the nominal income (tax progression).

    5-year comparative study of gross list prices (02 October 2010 – 10 October 2015)
    comparing our approx. 2,000 brand manufacturers:

    Total number of articles: 20,296 (5.78%) with average price reductions by: 0.51%
    Total number of articles: 330,410 (94.05%) with average price increases by: 8.19%
    Total number of articles with unchanged article prices: 611 (0.17%)

    5-year comparative study of gross list prices (02 May 2008 – 06 May 2013)
    comparing our approx. 2,000 brand manufacturers:

    Total number of articles: 41,810 (13.56%) with average price reductions by: 1.18%
    Total number of articles: 265,507 (86.14%) with average price increases by: 7.5%
    Total number of articles with unchanged article prices: 1,816 (0.3%)

    That means that almost all manufacturers in the sector of electrical engineering have increased the prices of their entire product range by an average of 8.2% (!) during the last 5 years. The inflation rate per annum is about 1.64% in this segment, and thus within the limit of 2 %.

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  • 12/10/2015
    Google Coast View
    Google is planning to capture the coastlines from the sea using an unmanned camera boat and an electric drive. The first tests have been completed in the Francisco Bay (Golden Gate Bridge) and American Samoa (Pacific) and can be sailed online. In this first trial stage the unmanned camera boat was accompanied by a dinghy. The first results can already be viewed on Google Maps.:

    Look Google Maps Francisco Bay

    Look at Google Maps American Samoa

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  • 05/10/2015
    Made in China Amazon
    Amazon Marketplace Germany is increasingly supplied by Chinese e-tailers who make use of the fulfilment offers on the part of Amazon and have goods stored in Germany to ensure fast shipment („dispatched by Amazon“). According to current reports many of these Chinese e-tailers do not seem to respect requirements as to product safety and environmental legislation and to ignore the German trademark and competition law. Unfortunately, this produces serious competitive situations for German e-tailers for products that are not comparable. The e-tailers cannot be held responsible by German authorities and competition regulators. Amazon, too, does not seem to see any reason for the obligation to check the stored goods.
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  • 28/09/2015
    New KNX shutter/blind act.
    It's finally here, EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding (www.eibmarkt.de) presents a new KNX shutter/blind actuator 6-fold (N000303) with manual operation (mounting method DRA, modular spacings 6, 230V AC). The actuator offers extensive additional parameters, such as Scenes (1 bit/1 byte) for runtime and slat, lock, automatic, security and alarm functions, weather alarms (6 pc), driving limit functions, position feedback (1 bit/1 byte) and many more. The device also has 6 independent measurement functions. Sensor readings (KNX) can be processed, tested and passed in various formats (1bit up to 2byte exp.). Special advantages are: Use of bistabile relays, only with this can a preferred state be set in case of bus failure, no additional power supply (KNX only), little space required and a very comprehensive ETS application. The actuator is sold at an initial price of only EUR 239.00 incl. VAT, has a 3-year guarantee and is immediately available. The EIB KNX blind-/shutter actuator JA.6.230 is a MDRC device to be mounted on a 35mm DIN-rail and to be installed into elctrical distributors. The actuator switches up to 6 electrical devices (motors). Programmable from ETS 4 and higher. 3-year guarantee. The switch position displays indicate the current driving direction of the drives. Thus, the connected drives can also be activated manually using the assigned key. The blind/shutter actuator JA.6.230 is a device to be mounted on a 35mm DIN-rail and to be installed into electrical distributors. In connection with the product database and ETS-software the actuator serves to control up to 6 electrical devices (motors) with different functions each. Several ETS-software adjustments permit application as blind and shutter actuator. Power supply for the device is realized by EIB/KNX only, no other power supply is required. Connection to the bus (EIB, KNX TP1) is made by means of the supplied bus terminal. Connection of the devices is guaranteed by integrated screw terminals. Thanks to their potential-free contacts, the outputs are able to switch loads with a current of up to 3A.

     EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding (www.eibmarkt.de) presents a new 230V EIB/KNX shutter/blind actuator 6-fold …

    ETS application details:

    Measured value processing : Readings ( 1 bit .. 2Byte EXP) come from KNX sensors via bus, regardless of actuator outputs usable, correction / manipulation, addition + multiplication factor, range monitoring, threshold for alarm function adjustable output can be used as alarm source for actuator - device " life message" cyclic object value 1/0 - button function disable / enable via 1bit object - activated homing via 1bit object - blind / shutter operation behavior on bus failure / recovery - Adaptation to drive, start / exit delay - Move to position directly / on end positions, 10 pre-definable positions - scenes 1-byte object, device is assigned to 6 different scenes - Automatic mode: about 1 bit object activated / deactivated, 4 automatic functions, eg Rain, wind, frost, sun or other programmable priorities among themselves, response to activation / deactivation of automatic, 1-byte object for position in automatic mode runtime / slats - lock, 1 bit object behavior in lock programmable - Restriction driving range about 1 bit object activated / deactivated, limits above / below 1 byte objects during the run changeable - Security: 6 alarm sources selected from data processing, priorities among themselves parameterized, response to activation / deactivation of alarms, acknowledgment alarm about 1bit object - restraint: 1 bit or 2 bits operation, response to activation / deactivation of priority control - status: Status output 2 byte object + group status, status of automatic 1-byte object + group status, state security 1-byte object + group status, status, current direction 1bit object status position valid 1bit object status end position up / down 2x 1 bit object status curtain 1-byte object slat status 1 byte object status intermediate position 1, 1 bit object, sending on reaching the position, status intermediate position 2, 1 bit object, sending on reaching the position.

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  • 22/09/2015
    Smart Washing Machine
    At the IFA in Berlin, Miele presented the web-enabled washing machine WMH 721 WPS EditionConn@ct with WLAN. The user will, for example, be informed via a smart phone app that washing powder needs to be ordered; and, of course, the app automatically opens the Miele Shop, where washing powder can be purchased online. The launch is planned for the year 2016 with approx. 2.000 washing machines. We already informed in our News of 26 January 2015 about a similar project of Gillette, where users of a shaving kit with internet connection can use an “Order” button on the box to purchase new razor blades.

    WMH 721 WPS EditionConn@ct with WLAN

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  • 10/08/2015
    Shoppers of the Future
    The majority of German online shoppers make their purchases in a selective way that means online as well as in the stationary specialist retail trade. Contrary to an accepted opinion it is especially the younger buyers the so-called Smart Natives (20-25 years old) who like purchasing in stationary shops after they have researched on the internet.
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  • 03/08/2015
    Google Tweets
    Google is including in their search result pages – currently in the US only and only on mobile devices - tweets concerning current topics. Integration in desktop systems is still being prepared. Thus, Social Media Marketing (Twitter & Co) is getting more and more important for online shops because an implementation in Germany, too, is more than likely.
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  • 27/07/2015
    Germans Purchases Abroad
    German customers will probably make more purchases in foreign online shops. Main reasons could be: the product cannot be procured in Germany or the desired product is cheaper abroad. Therefore, e-tailers should not only keep an eye on domestic competitors.
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  • 20/07/2015
    Media Markt Drive In
    A known concept of fast food chains is now planned to be used by Media Markt in the near future. Starting in Switzerland all branches are to be equipped with such a counter in the next months. Goods ordered online can then – as an alternative to the standard delivery - be picked up directly in the branch. For some time Media Markt has been testing this type of counter in a branch in Ingolstadt.
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  • 13/07/2015
    New Packaging Design
    All products brands made by EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding will be delivered from the 3rd quarter in a new eco-friendly packaging and a adopted corporate design of the sleeves.

     New Packaging Design - EIBMARKT® GmbH

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  • 06/07/2015
    Post & DHL on strike
    The strike of the Post is a huge annoyance for customers as well as dealers. The caused inconvenience, because of the extra costs for researches as well a customer communication, is substantial. It seems that this DHL strike affects more online shops than adopted. Right at the moment it´s seems that this strike will end soon and that all delayed deliveries shall be delivered soon, too.
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  • 29/06/2015
    Summer sales campaign
    Enjoy the selection of currently more than 25,000 top selling items some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price. In addition, in action, the entire switch manufacturer material and EIB KNX product range, in particular, ABB, Siemens, MDT, GIRA, BERKER, Theben and JUNG. The end of the special sales campaign will not be announced separately.

    eibmarkt.com - Enjoy the selection of currently more than 25,000 top selling items some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price.
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  • 22/06/2015
    New prices - 01 July 2015
    Almost all switch manufacturers, apart from one famous manufacturer, have decided new discount schemes for the entire product portfolio from 01 July 2015. All price/product/product group categories are subject to a completely new discount scheme for gross price list discounts. Products either belong to other product groups, have other gross list prices or other discount levels. These changes require massive efforts on the part of all distributors. As a rule, this does, finally, not result in a decrease in prices but an increase which, in turn, might be the purpose behind this activity of the manufacturers. The background is probably the huge fall in prices on the internet and also the protection of the stationary specialist retail trade. There will definitely be chaotic and hugely different publications by different distributors for a few weeks since many distributors do not dispose of the required automatism or the new regulations are faulty or incomplete on the part of the suppliers. However, the one thing we suspect is that the prices, on average, will be clearly higher after 01 July 2015.
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  • 15/06/2015
    Maritime Workshop KNX®
    This year, too, we organize the individual Maritime Workshop KNX® in the Hohe Düne (18119 Rostock-Warnemünde, Am Yachthafen) including a cost-free yacht trip on the following dates. Participation in the workshop is by previous registration, only, and is cost-free including consultation and an optional maximum 60-minute trip aboard the exhibition yacht Konnexa 42 (weather permitting). The one-hour consultation is available for a maximum of three guests at the same time with a total of two hours including yacht trip. If you do have a longer journey we recommend a stay at the hotel Yachthafenresidenz Hohe Düne directly located on the white beach in Rostock Warnemünde. In the only Yachting & SPA Resort on the Baltic Sea Coast in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern you will experience the true yacht feeling. The hotel resort with its five-star marina provides 368 rooms and suites with maritime furnishing, a children’s ship for child care as well as eleven restaurants and bars.

    Your advantage:

    You are planning an intelligent house and need general and helpful information? You already dispose of plans and will purchase soon and just need some advice or verification? You are owner of a yacht and want the KNX technology for more convenience and safety like at home? You are a shipyard worker or associate/chief executive officer and want to check out this groundbreaking technology?

    Then, the Maritime Workshop KNX® is the right thing for you. You have the chance to directly contact the Chief Executive Officer of the EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding, Mr. Marco Labahn, in an extraordinary environment, to talk about future or current KNX projects and to learn about tips and tricks as well as special offers. If the weather is suitable (wind and swell), the highlight of the talks will be a completely cost-free short trip where KNX on yachts will be introduced to you.

    If interested, please register directly under:

    Email: Marco.Labahn@eibmarkt.de
    Phone: +49 (0) 3741 14898-23

    Dates:

    12 June 2015
    10 a.m. till noon
    2 p.m. till 4 p.m.


    25 June 2015
    10 a.m. till noon
    2 p.m. till 4 p.m.
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  • 08/06/2015
    Top Online-Shop
    Top Online-Shop www.eibmarkt.com was awarded the title „Top Online-Shop” (Focus Issue 23/2015). Basis of this award is a comprehensive survey of customer satisfaction carried out by DEUTSCHLAND TEST (deutschlandtest.de – a brand of Focus-Money) and ServiceValue. In this survey 1,000 online shops in Germany with the highest turnover were put to test (Source: EHI Retail Institute). Altogether more than 990,000 customer reviews were submitted.
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  • 01/06/2015
    Google Update
    In the last few weeks there has been a lot of speculation about a "Phantom-Update" on the part of Google because Google had denied such an update. Many website operators reported that their ranking had either deteriorated or improved. A Google employee has now confirmed that there has been a core update that means at the core algorithm which aims at a re-evaluation of the quality of search results. However, this does not mean the quality of websites but the optimization of the quality of Google search results. To achieve this, Google has also re-evaluated the URLs shown so far. So, there are no new guidelines but changes in the algorithm which have a stronger influence than former updates.
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  • 25/05/2015
    Google Marketplace
    Search and find – and, soon, purchasing directly using the Google „Buy-Button“. This means a first and clear challenge for Amazon and Ebay. According to information of the Wall Street Journals, Google will introduce the „Buy-Button“ on their search result pages within short. Then sales will no longer take place directly at the e-tailers but on a Google product page. The Buy-Button is only visible for the user in the mobile search and in connection with a payable advertisement, not in organic search results. With this action Google turns from a search engine giant into a marketplace operator and enters the stage of online trading. This might lead to huge changes for shop operators.
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  • 19/05/2015
    Delivery Pentecost
    Delivery over the holidays on the following Due to the coming holidays (Pentecost) between 23th - 25th May 2015, information as to delivery dates: Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 26th May 2015, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 22th May from 4 p.m. and 25th Mai 2015. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    25th May 2015 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    From Tuesday, 26th May 2015, our logistics centre delivers again as usual (delivery to DHL)!

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  • 18/05/2015
    Germany Top 5
    According to the current Global Retail E-Commerce Index of the management consultants A.T. Kearney Germany ranks among the top 5 in e-commerce in the world. Thus Germany has improved its position by one compared with 2013. Position 1 is now held by the USA before China followed by Great Britain and Japan. In all these countries a permanent growth and a high consumer trust can be observed. Topics such as omnichannel strategies, high network distribution, internationalization, shopping experience with added value and many e-commerce companies going public characterize the development in these countries.
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  • 12/05/2015
    Delivery Ascension Day
    Due to the coming holidays (Ascension Day + bridging day) between 14 - 15 May 2015, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 15/05/2015, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 13/05/2015 from 4 p.m. and 14/05/2015. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order. Orders with available central warehouse items are shipped on Friday - provided we received the order until Wednesday, 13/05/2015 - 18:00 clock.

    At Monday 18/05/2015 , the logistics centre delivers as usual again (delivery to DHL)!.
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  • 04/05/2015
    Adjustment Thresholds
    In 2015 there have been many changes in the tax rates in EU countries and the turnover threshold values for deliveries to customers in EU countries due to exchange rate adjustments. eibmarkt has made the respective changes for all countries concerned. The new turnover threshold values for exceeding the annual fiscal turnover limits of deliveries to customers are now online.
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  • 27/04/2015
    Deliveries public holidays
    Due to the coming public holidays (Labor Day), please be informed of the following:

    Note: Friday, 01/05/2015 no phone support is available.

    The central warehouse starts to pick and pack again to 100% on Monday (partially), 04 May 2015. This means no goods are dispatched on these days. Resulting from the ban of trucks on a public holiday even orders received Thursday, 30 April 2015 cannot be dispatched on Monday 4 May 2015.

    01 May 2015 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    04 May 2015 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    05 May 2015 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Tuesday, 05/05/2015 the normal deliveries by the logistics centre eibmarkt.com (DHL delivery) is resumed again.

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  • 20/04/2015
    Shop London
    Google have opened their first stationary shop for mobile devices worldwide in London. Here too, the search engine giant cultivates their image by installing infrared cameras that capture customer motion.
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  • 07/04/2015
    eibmarkt® - Best of 2015
    The expert jury has awarded the parent company EIBMARKT® GmbH the title "BEST OF 2015" in the category "Entertainment 3D“. This first-rate product has particularly convinced the jury and, thus, belongs to the top group of all applications submitted. In its twelfth year the INNOVATION AWARD-IT of the Initiative of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises builds the bridge between IT innovations and small and medium sized enterprises. Patron of this year’s INNOVATION AWARD-IT is the Microsoft Germany GmbH. We are very happy about this award.

    The expert jury has awarded the parent company EIBMARKT® GmbH the title BEST OF 2015 in the category Entertainment 3D

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  • 30/03/2015
    Delivery Easter
    Due to the public holidays 03/04/2015 - 06/04/2015, please take note of the following information about deliveries: Please observe that you will not receive our order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date before 07/04/2015 at latest 6 p.m. if your order includes at least one item that must be procured and your order is received between 02/04/2015 starting from noon (4 p.m.) and 06/04/2015. If your order contains available central warehouse items only (green point at item), you will receive the order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date immediately after placing the order. From Wednesday, 8th April 2015, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL).
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  • 23/03/2015
    Shop Relaunch
    During the last weeks many smaller changes have been made to permit the required technical adjustments for Google as well as the use of the website with mobile devices. For example there have been modifications concerning the form input masks, previews and detail views as well as the cart and the checkout. The search process performance has also been improved again considerably and the HTML5 views of the 3D articles have been optimized. We kindly ask you to accept our apology for any possible displacements in the views of regular customers caused by temporary internet data (old regular pages). In general, this can be updated by using a key combination („STRG“ + „F5“) for PC systems and by deleting old browser data in mobile devices (Browser-Cache).
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  • 16/03/2015
    Global item update
    This year's second global item upload is being prepared and will go online in week 16. More than 8,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 09/03/2015
    3D HTML5 now available
    Since the beginning of March 2015, all 3D productions of the parent company have also been provided via HTML5 Viewer and, thus, can be used with mobile devices (Android, iOS, Windows phone/mobile etc.) as well as all PC systems without Flash. There is an obvious trend that more and more users will place orders using their smart phones or tablets in the future. For this reason it is indispensable to adapt a company’s websites accordingly (Responsive Design, App. etc.) because every second user will access the internet with their mobile device by 2016. Here, the options provided by eibmarkt increase the available potential considerably because the 3D publications have been optimized accordingly via HTML5, independent of Flash. This permits our customers a considerably higher conversion rate (manufacturer, wholesaler, e-shops), gives them distinctive features and decreases the return rate. The need for information is increasing steadily. Thanks to multimedia content customers can be approached and enthused directly. We provide these options to our customers without the need of special technical preconditions. It is only a provided HTML code that needs to be integrated. The entire Hosting is guaranteed on the image servers of eibmarkt. Every manufacturer or e-tailer has to adapt their presentation concepts to the requirements of the new distributions channels. A sophisticated, lively and emotional product presentation is the benchmark of the future. Positive user experiences of other users of a website represent for Google an increasingly important ranking factor. 2D, 360° and 3D productions developed by eibmarkt as highly automated online catalogues via Flash and HTML5 presentations for mobile applications can be used for this purpose in an optimum way. Here eibmarkt with their design concepts, specialized publishing systems and an individual incorporation by means of an adapted HTML code generate unimagined opportunities.

    www.eibmarkt.de

    www.eib3D.com

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  • 02/03/2015
    eibmarkt® qualified
    One of the most important AWARDS is the Mittelstandsaward of the "initiative mittelstand". Our parent company EIBMARKT GmbH has submitted the comprehensive application for one of its technology projects and has been qualified. This year, the INNOVATION AWARD-IT takes place under the motto Vision-Technology-100% Innovation. Famous supporters of the Initiative Small and Medium-sized Companies are also Microsoft Germany, represented by Floris van Heijst, General Manager for the Business with Small and Medium-sized Companies and the Affiliate Business, who have assumed patronage of this year’s award. The independent jury of the INNOVATION AWARD-IT 2015 of the Initiative Small and Medium-sized companies consists of top-level members. Among the experts are professors, scientists, industry representatives and specialized journalists. The jurors evaluate the products and solutions submitted following a catalogue of pre-determined criteria. Criteria are among others the degree of innovation (newness, product maturity and focus on future use), benefit (recognizable benefit, influence on profitability, increase in efficiency) and the suitability for small and medium-sized companies (relevance for small and medium-sized companies, practicability, and implementation).

    eibmarkt® qualifiziert sich für den Innovationspreis-IT 2015

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  • 23/02/2015
    Raspberry Pi2 Media Centre
    The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B represents a considerable increase in performance compared with its single-core previous models: It is up to six times faster. In addition to a new Quad-Core Cortex-A7-Processor the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B disposes of 1 GB RAM-storage capacity, now. The operating system core has been updated to make full use of the latest ARM Cortex-A7-technology and is now available with the latest version 1.4 of the NOOBS software. Hardware and software continue to be downwards compatible with the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+/B+. Full HD movies via Ethernet using a file server or flash drive can be viewed judder-free. The available Open-Elec versions are constantly updated and permit almost perfect network access. Thanks to several Linux-based emulators nothing stands in the way of using games consoles. Overclocking is no longer an issue with the Pi2. Now, the Pi2 offers unimagined opportunities with regard to price/performance to permit its use as a media centre, too.

    Available again from the beginning of April 2015 from www.eibtron.com
    (All products on stock were sold within a few days): Item detail view......

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  • 09/02/2015
    Google Certified Shop
    For some time Google has been offering e-tailers the status of "Google certified shop", if they fulfill some interesting examination criteria. At the same time an Icon in the Google shopping portal suggests their customers that they are in good hands here and this is confirmed by means of a buyer protection of € 1000.00 as maximum amount for the buyer’s lifetime. What the importance of such a small amount for a lifetime should be, is not clear right away if you do not consider the evaluation opportunities of the information given. The seal of quality "Google certified shop" can help to increase the conversion rate and the average quantity purchased on a website. As e-tailer you have no other choice than to take part, if you do not want to find yourself pushed out of the market. However, it is also quite interesting to see why Google does such a thing that is free of charge. It can be assumed that Google wants to have a slice of the big pie of shopping events. According to unconfirmed reports Google is planning its own shopping universe complete with the entire order process. Thus, e-tailers will be downgraded to mere logistics or service providers and will then only receive digital orders like Amazon. If one looks at the requirements of „Google certified shop" one can probably already see the first hint towards such a development because the requirements of "Google certified shop" include many different pieces of information aiming at such a strategic goal. So, the e-tailer has to provide Google with order reference, domain, customer email, country of the customer, currency of the purchase, order amount, discounts, shipping costs, sales tax, planned dispatch and delivery date, article name, article quantity, language etc. of every order placed via Google Shopping. This information can then be used for detailed studies and analyses for a perfect strategic planning with the friendly support of the transparent customer and the e-tailers who bite the hand that feeds them. The whole thing comes in a nice package called a cost-free „Buyer protection“ service and is distributed by the e-tailers themselves as in a Ponzi scheme without any additional activities - a well-thought-out plan. Nice new digital world….
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  • 26/01/2015
    Future shopping
    Online shopping may change in the near future, for example with accessory items. Gillette already offers in a pilot project the possibility to get connected to the internet when buying a shaving box. Users can order new razor blades by touching an "order" button on the box. This is of course a great opportunity for manufacturers to directly handle consumables and accessories. Coffee machines that re-order coffee automatically, fridges that constantly order favored products at the supermarket, vacuum cleaners that order new vacuum cleaner bags, printers that order new cartridges, etc.; all these things show how life will be in the future. Online trading will change faster and faster and dynamic modifications will be required permanently. The requirements for suppliers and manufacturers will increase in terms of digital networking. Voice-recognition based orders, as well as three-dimensional views, smell, taste and touch in form of emotional product presentations - animated and sophisticated – will be real future characteristics of publications in online shops.
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  • 17/01/2015
    KNX NEWS EIBMARKT®
    From March 2015 EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding (www.eibmarkt.de) presents a new 230V EIB/KNX shutter/blind actuator 6-fold (N000303) with manual operation (mounting method DRA, modular spacings 6). The actuator offers extensive additional parameters, such as Scenes (1 bit/1 byte) for runtime and slat, lock, automatic, security and alarm functions, weather alarms (6 pc), driving limit functions, position feedback (1 bit/1 byte) and many more. The device also has 6 independent measurement functions. Sensor readings (KNX) can be processed, tested and passed in various formats (1bit up to 2byte exp.). Our own direct distribution (directly ex works) enables us to provide extremely advantageous prices. Thus, you will be able to save more than 30% compared with similar high-quality products.

    The EIB KNX blind-/shutter actuator JA.6.230 is a MDRC device to be mounted on a 35mm DIN-rail and to be installed into elctrical distributors. The actuator switches up to 6 electrical devices (motors). Programmable from ETS 4 and higher. 3-year guarantee.

    EIBMARKT® GmbH new 230V EIB/KNX shutter/blind actuator 6-fold…

    ETS application details:

    Measured value processing : Readings ( 1 bit .. 2Byte EXP) come from KNX sensors via bus, regardless of actuator outputs usable, correction / manipulation, addition + multiplication factor, range monitoring, threshold for alarm function adjustable output can be used as alarm source for actuator - device " life message" cyclic object value 1/0 - button function disable / enable via 1bit object - activated homing via 1bit object - blind / shutter operation behavior on bus failure / recovery - Adaptation to drive, start / exit delay - Move to position directly / on end positions, 10 pre-definable positions - scenes 1-byte object, device is assigned to 6 different scenes - Automatic mode: about 1 bit object activated / deactivated, 4 automatic functions, eg Rain, wind, frost, sun or other programmable priorities among themselves, response to activation / deactivation of automatic, 1-byte object for position in automatic mode runtime / slats - lock, 1 bit object behavior in lock programmable - Restriction driving range about 1 bit object activated / deactivated, limits above / below 1 byte objects during the run changeable - Security: 6 alarm sources selected from data processing, priorities among themselves parameterized, response to activation / deactivation of alarms, acknowledgment alarm about 1bit object - restraint: 1 bit or 2 bits operation, response to activation / deactivation of priority control - status: Status output 2 byte object + group status, status of automatic 1-byte object + group status, state security 1-byte object + group status, status, current direction 1bit object status position valid 1bit object status end position up / down 2x 1 bit object status curtain 1-byte object slat status 1 byte object status intermediate position 1, 1 bit object, sending on reaching the position, status intermediate position 2, 1 bit object, sending on reaching the position

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  • 12/01/2015
    KfW supports KNX
    The KNX building management is supported by the program 159 „ age-based modification of building”. Modernization method´s which help to reduce barriers as well as a high living quality are part of this. As well as systems like building automation and KNX. Supportable are control systems and regulation´s of the sector lighting, heating, climatic, rolling shutters, blind´s, windows and doors which are promotable up to 10% of the invested costs (max. EUR 5,000). Further information you get at www.kfw.de.
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  • 05/01/2015
    New Tax Law in 2015
    Starting from 2015 a new sales tax law will be in effect for online trade with electronic services. Then, e-tailers who sell online have to pay the sales tax that is levied in the country of the customer. The tax has to be paid either to the respective country or the e-tailer uses the „One –Stop-Shop “ principle or „Mini-One-Stop-Shop“. The facilitation of the process is applicable in all member states of the EU. Then, there will be specific requirements as to the indication of the final prices in the online shops which requires considerable efforts, such as complex tax templates and recognizing the user during the order process and, in turn, identifying the required legal procedures as well as complex procedures for the fiscal registration in the different EU countries. Already in 2011, Eibmarkt.com was able to gain experiences and was one of the first shop systems to fulfill the requirements of the related topic of „Turnover threshold values for deliveries to importing countries“. The in-house adjustments of all systems (ERP system, shop systems, legal adjustments and procedures) resulted in costs amounting to a six-digit sum and the modification took almost 12 months including test runs for all importing countries. Here too, very strict regulations concerning deliveries to consumers in EU countries in general with maximum turnover limit values per year had to be dealt with and it was required to pay the tax after exceeding the limit with the sales tax of the EU country or to deactivate the further order process for B2C customers which, at the beginning, also represents the most convenient solution to this new 2015 regulation for most shop systems. Reclaims made by the fiscal authorities in all EU countries towards online shops concerning the problem of threshold values for deliveries are considerable and could mean the end of an online shop if they have not carried out the tax calculation for EU customers correctly in the last years. There might be reclaims of several percentage points which, so far, have never been demanded from the customer (difference between sales tax in Germany and other EU importing countries). With profit margins of about 1% this is simply not manageable. In our News dated 26 March 2012 „Delivery value thresholds EU“ we already informed about this topic. For shop systems that do not dispose of the margin or the financial means or have even ignored the delivery thresholds in the last years the only chance would be to stop the delivery to EU countries or EU end consumers immediately to avoid the risk of a huge subsequent payment of taxes.
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  • 05/12/2014
    Delivery times 2014/2015
    Please take into consideration that from December 5 we cannot give a delivery guarantee for products that must be procured or special products (yellow icon at article). Up to 95% of the goods ordered by 05 December 2014 will be delivered before the end of the year. From 06 December 2014 the delivery time for all products that must be procured and special products (yellow icon at article) will increase from 12-13 working days (= about 3 weeks) to 14-18 working days (= about 4 weeks) because the earliest dispatch of these goods can be ensured from 12 January 2015. Due to the increased demand in December plus holidays and stock-taking periods of almost all manufacturers dispatch can be delayed until mid January. Basically, there is hardly any chance to get these special goods earlier because most manufacturers do not start full operation again before 12 January 2015. If you have also ordered available central warehouse items, then you’d better select part delivery offered in the cart (double shipping costs) for the available goods, otherwise NO part delivery will be executed. If the order includes available central warehouse items only (green dot at article and checked in advance using the link – availability check), then you will receive the acknowledgement of order and confirmation of delivery date immediately after placing the order also during the whole holiday period and the turn of the year, otherwise on the working day that follows.

    22 Dec 2014: Last dispatch planning date for orders
    23 Dec 2014: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only!
    24 Dec 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    25 Dec 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    26 Dec 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    27 Dec 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    28 Dec 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    29 Dec 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    30 Dec 2014: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only!
    31 Dec 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    01 Jan 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    02 Jan 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    03 Jan 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    04 Jan 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    05 Jan 2015: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only!
    06 Jan 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    07 Jan 2015: Dispatch to DHL
    08 Jan 2015: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only!
    09 Jan 2015: Dispatch to DHL, orders of central warehouse items, only!
    10 Jan 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    11 Jan 2015: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    12 Jan 2015: First receipts of procurement items from manufacturers.

    Starting from Monday, 12 January 2015 deliveries from the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics center eibmarkt.com (dispatch by DHL) will go back to normal including goods that must be procured or special items.
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  • 01/12/2014
    Is cheap always good?
    The majority of articles (more than 95%) at eibmarkt.com are branded goods produced by leading manufacturers. A good consumer protection includes – in our opinion – also the philosophy that cheap products are not always good products. We favour a sustainable consumption practice. Because, in the end, those who pay the price for low-cost goods, monoculture and factory farming is us and especially the succeeding generation and the developing countries. In addition to the goods themselves today’s customer naturally expects a perfect all-round service from consultation, presentation, usability, delivery service, and communication to order process and complaint management and many more. And this does not only apply to the stationary trade but to online trade as well with much more complex tasks. To meet these requirements we do not only need a lot of technology but also people. And, in turn, this service is reflected by the price. Certainly, everyone has already felt the consequences of poor quality or substandard service. Christmas is coming and gifts have to be purchased…

    “There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey. It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

    John Ruskin
    English Social Reformer 1819-1900
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  • 24/11/2014
    KNX VISU THEBEN
    The new Theben building visualization KNX promises attractive visualizations for mobile devices without requiring special knowledge and skills. Easy control of light, blinds and room climate with Theben „theServa“ using your smart phone and tablet computer. Smart phones and tablet PC’s are well established in our everyday lives. With the KNX visualization theServa S110 by Theben you are able to carry out light, sun protection and climate system adjustments in your Smart Home easily by means of your App and access important consumption data. The Theben theServa KNX visualization solution consisting of server (Linux), configuration software and App permits all this. The KNX system integrator installs the server and configures the settings. After download of the free der iOS or Android App and the registration with the server all settings are transferred to the smart phone or tablet. Since the server stores only KNX group addresses, logic operations and timer clocks and does not transfer any graphics, data appears on the screen almost in real time. Even new adjustments take effect without noticeable delay. This permits graphic displays of the current energy consumption, automatic cut off of devices when threshold values are exceeded, convenient mixing of colors of RGB-LEDs by means of color wheel, individual programs through logic, scene and sequence modules, current weather data and weather forecast via meteorological stations as well as alarm management with automatic SMS message (iPad) and many more applications.

    Visualization for bus system theServa S110 - 8254100

    goProduct detail view: theServa S110
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  • 17/11/2014
    Google universe
    Currently Google seems to dispose of a unique selling point almost worldwide. In Germany the market share already amounts to 94%. Bing, Yahoo, T-Online, Web.de etc. share the rest. In turn, all other search engines in Germany appear to be virtually insignificant. This trend is not only obvious in Germany. The market share is even higher in other countries. The resulting disadvantages are considerable and of huge economic importance worldwide. Those who do not meet the regulations, structures and other requirements made by Google can expect considerable losses. (look at Expedia at the beginning of the year and countless other companies). Also concerning the advertisement structures and cost notes Google has not need for orientation as there are no important competitors. It is with this power that Google is theoretically able to exert influence not only on the economy of specific countries but also within the European community as well as worldwide. It is yet unclear in how far the EU and other organizations (World Trade Organization and others.) will adapt to these extreme changes. It is said that there are already isolated work teams that attend to this topic. Meanwhile, Google has developed into a medium that is for the general public as well as for the economy as important as the air we breathe. It is exactly this aspect that will be the starting point for required changes.
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  • 10/11/2014
    Longer delivery times
    Availability will already be limited in November. If orders including articles that must be procured (yellow dot item) are placed by the end of November, this might be the last chance to receive these articles this year and in January manufacturers do not start to deliver immediately. As a rule, business operations of the manufacturers do not start before mid January after stocktaking and holidays. If important articles are still required in 2014 and the orders will include articles that must be bought in or procured it is recommended to place orders by mid November at the latest. So, benefit from the available, sometimes huge price reductions. Particularly high-value purchases are worthwhile in November.
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  • 03/11/2014
    Last opportunity
    The big gross price list increase of all leading switch manufacturers by on average 4-5% comes into effect from 1 November. Until this date eibmarkt will pay the difference until 7 November 2014 and after that we will adapt the prices, too. You will find the percentage of price increases that come into effect on 8 November 2014 in the news ticker sorted depending on manufacturer and number of articles in alphabetic order.
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  • 27/10/2014
    Deliveries public holidays
    Due to the coming public holidays in Bavaria and Saxony (All Saints' Day 01/11, Reformation Day 31/10), please be informed of the following:

    Note: Friday, 10/31/2014 (Reformation Day in Saxony) no phone support is available. Your personal customer account is of course permanently accessible and 24/365 available (Shop-Login for registered customers with existing orders).

    31 November 2014 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    03 November 2014 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Monday, 03 November 2014 the normal deliveries by the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com (DHL delivery) is resumed again!
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  • 23/10/2014
    Backbone failure
    Today an important internet backbone collapsed in data center Plauen. The reason is currently unknown (probably construction work). eibmarkt.com was from 09:50-15:00 clock and 19:15-19:30 clock unreachable. We ask for forgiveness for any inconvenience.
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  • 20/10/2014
    40bn turnover in 2014
    For the first time online trade will exceed EUR 40bn and grow to approx. EUR 42.8bn in 2014 (acc. to a IFH study, Institute for Retail Research). The share of online trade in the retailing business is estimated to amount to 9.4% in the year 2014 as compared to 8.4% in 2013.
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  • 13/10/2014
    ETS5 PRO (KNX®) available
    The newest version for all application areas. ETS5 Professional is the powerful successor to ETS4. ETS5 Professional offers the required functionality for the realization of home and building automation projects during the following phases and for performing the following tasks:

    • Project Planning & Design
    • Commissioning
    • Project Documentation
    • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

    ETS5 is a completely redesigned ETS-generation. Besides the new user interface, many new functions are introduced that further optimize working with KNX. One ETS5 Professional allows composing solutions for all application areas, for which ETS-ready products are offered by KNX members.

    Further information:
    https://www.knx.org/knx-en/software/ets/ETS5/ETS5-professional/index.php
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  • 06/10/2014
    eBay ./. PayPal separate
    eBay Inc. today said its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015, subject to customary conditions. Creating two standalone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities in the rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape, and is the best path for creating sustainable shareholder value, the company said. “eBay and PayPal are two great businesses with leading global positions in commerce and payments,” said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. “For more than a decade eBay and PayPal have mutually benefited from being part of one company, creating substantial shareholder value. However, a thorough strategic review with our board shows that keeping eBay and PayPal together beyond 2015 clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively. The industry landscape is changing, and each business faces different competitive opportunities and challenges.

    Source: eBay https://www.ebayinc.com/in_the_news/story/ebay-paypal-become-independent-companies-2015
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  • 22/09/2014
    Corporate video eibmarkt®
    The parent company EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding is presenting their new corporate video. So, we as subsidiary eibmarkt.com GmbH are also able to provide an insight into our activities. The video is directly incorporated in the Shop or can be called up using the YouTube Buttons in different places in the Shop. The English version will also be included in a few days. In future, we will present more product videos as another result of our 3D studio (www.eib3D.com) and show funny spots about KNX® and its variety of applications. You may be surprised.
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  • 15/09/2014
    Relaunch Customer Account
    The Customer Account relaunch is now completed and online - clearer structure of all topics and new colors. Thus, we are adapting this very comprehensive customer area for order overview, order status and order communication to current research studies Relaunch with regard to user friendliness (Usability) of the storefront.

    eibmarkt®.com GmbH Relaunch CustomerAccount…
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  • 25/08/2014
    PayPal with new payment method
    PayPal is planning to introduce their new payment method „PayPal Credit” on the German market within short. This enables customers to pay by invoice with a special credit period. Hire purchase and deferred payment are also available against a charge. To do use this payment method, a single registration for solvency check is required. The precise date of introduction is not yet known. Currently, there are also rumors about an alleged sale of the eBay subsidiary PayPal. This information has at least led to a rapid change in the share price. (+5% for a short period).
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  • 18/08/2014
    New item update!
    The next global item upload 2014 is finished and online. More than 20,000 new items and 60 new manufacturers are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 8,000 discontinued items were removed from the system with the article data update.
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  • 11/08/2014
    Paradoxical time?
    Paradox – Life in Contradiction? Our time is as fast moving as never before – who has never said that before, do we really enjoy and appreciate reality or do we already live in a dream world of material goods? From time to time we should focus on what is really important in life and realize the things that really count, have time for family and friends, read more or search for insight.

    What is paradox today…
    Nowadays, we have bigger houses but smaller families, more convenience but less time. We dispose of a higher level of education with more knowledge but less common sense and less ability to judge. There are more experts but more problems, too. More medicine but less health. We laugh tool little and are annoyed too often, read less often, watch too much television and are not very considerate. Our possessions have increased manifold but our values reduced. We love not enough and lie too often. We have learned to earn a living but not to live. We have high buildings but are short tempered. broad streets but narrow points of view. We spend more but own less. We purchase more but enjoy less. We have found the way to the moon but find it hard to cross the street to meet our neighbours. We have learned to hurry but not to wait. We have more types of food but less nutrition.
    (Source: unknown)

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  • 04/08/2014
    Increased Performance
    Due to the enormous growth, extensions in our computing centre had to be carried out, which have now been finished. Extensive database optimizations as well as server extensions have been realized to make additional resources and peak capacities available. Now, the performance of the storefront has increased again.
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  • 21/07/2014
    100 m Start-ups
    Google Ventures supports start-ups in Europe with a fund of more than100 million Dollars. Thus, a Google subsidiary responsible for venture capital will secure a stake in young promising enterprises in Europe. Google strongly focuses on new developments and technologies and is leading in the research of future applications for the daily life particularly robotics, brain research and alternative energy.
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  • 14/07/2014
    Congratulations World Cup
    We congratulate our national football team on winning the world cup 2014! All in all it was a diversified tournament full of surprises. Being in the best shape of their life our players were always sportsmanlike and fair. We are very proud of their achievements and say thank you for exciting weeks of enthusiasm and emotion.
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  • 07/07/2014
    E-Food is coming…
    Has long been a topic of discussions, many small approaches but no real breakthrough. Many have found this topic a hard nut to crack, e.g. ordering online and picking the goods up at a kind of „Drive In“ in the evening (generally in bigger cities only) or having them delivered directly. Certainly, not the whole range of daily goods will play a role. The typical shopper seems to be the customer of whole food shops, aged between 30 and 40 and no typical ALDI/LIDL customer, more the REWE or EDEKA type. However, almost all of them have already considered E-Food. But the biggest market share, however, is owned by Amazon, eBay und Gourmondo. Currently, the food ordered online is the food that is hard to find at other shops.
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  • 30/06/2014
    The new trade
    The enormous restructuring process that has taken place in the sector of commerce in the last ten years was caused by digitalization and affects the stationary trade dramatically. It is not only the stationary trade that has to rethink but also manufacturers and pure e-tailers (Pureplayer), because the change in consumer behavior is changing these business models at a tearing pace. 30% of the current stationary specialist trade will probably no longer exist in 2020 and another 40% will have to rethink in order to survive. The market of the pure e-tailers will also be adjusted to a high degree in the next years due to lower margins and, thus, missing capital for investments, missing optimization and automation processes, unsuitable ERP systems that do not meet the requirements, missing core competences, individual concepts and shopping events.
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  • 23/06/2014
    Rising of the gross list prices
    Soon a rising of the prices is expected by a lot of manufacturers. The rising will be between 3% up to 15% until the 1st August 2014. The details about every manufacturer and the percentage of his rises you´ll find in our news ticket treadmill at the 1st August 2014. The old prices will be valid until the 3rd August 2014.
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  • 16/06/2014
    Delivery over the holiday
    Due to the public holiday of Corpus Christi in Bavaria on 19th June 2014 orders that are received after 6 p.m. on 18th June 2014 and include available central warehouse items (see link in product detailed view: "Availability check" or in cart "Check total stock" or in product preview " Available?") will not be dispatched before Monday, 23rd June 2014.
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  • 10/06/2014
    Item update finished!
    This year's third global item upload is finished and online. More than 15,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 02/06/2014
    Delivery over the holidays
    Delivery over the holidays on the following Due to the coming holidays (Pentecost) between 8th - 9th June 2014, information as to delivery dates:
    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 10th June 2014, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 6th June from 4 p.m. and 9th June 2014. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    9th June 2014 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    10th June 2014 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL) - orders received before 6th June 4 p.m.
    11th June 2014 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)

    From Wednesday, 11th June 2014, our central warehouse delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 26/05/2014
    Delivery over the holidays
    Due to the coming holidays (Ascension Day + bridging day) between 29 - 30 May 2014, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 2nd June 2014, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 28th May from 4 p.m. and 1st June 2014. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    28th May 2014 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    29th May 2014 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    30th May 2014 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    At Monday, 2nd June 2014, the logistics centre eibmarkt.com delivers as usual again (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 19/05/2014
    Special Sale!
    Ready-steady-go for this big special sales campaign “beginning of summer“ for the whole product range. You can again benefit from huge savings because more than 180,000 items have a particularly favourably price during this time. Make use of the last chance to benefit from this bargain campaign! The EUROMINIMAKER (virtual discount generator) is deactivated during this time due to the specific price calculation because it is impossible to grant any more discounts on items whose prices have already been reduced considerably. However, the granted cart discount will remain as shown during the sales campaign.).

    In addition, in action, the entire EIB KNX product range, in particular, ABB, SIEMENS, MDT, EIBMARKT, THEBEN, HAGER, BERKER, GIRA, MERTEN and JUNG.
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  • 12/05/2014
    Alibaba Goes Public
    The Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is planning to go public at the New York stock exchange in the third quarter of 2014. Alibaba comprises many shopping portals with more than 600 million Chinese users. If the initial public offering works as planned, another global payer might enter the international stage. In China Alibaba has already replaced e-Bay as old bull. Yahoo holds 24% shares of Alibaba. For German e-tailers it could become very interesting as soon as Alibaba enters the market and, thus, e-tailers are offered an additional sales platform. Market places like Amazon and e-Bay could lose market share. Anyway, this will encourage the market and, possibly, make cost structures more favourable for e-tailers.
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  • 30/04/2014
    Deliveries public holidays
    Due to the coming public holidays (Labor Day), please be informed of the following:

    Note: Thursday, 01/05/2014 no phone support is available.

    The central warehouse starts to pick and pack again to 100% on Friday (partially), 02 May 2014. This means no goods are dispatched on these days. Resulting from the ban of trucks on a public holiday even orders received Wednesday, 30 April 2014 cannot be dispatched on Friday, 02 May 2014.

    01 May 2014 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    02 May 2014 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    05 May 2014 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Monday, 05/05/2014 the normal deliveries by the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com (DHL delivery) is resumed again!

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  • 28/04/2014
    DHL Parcel Boxes
    DHL is planning nationwide private parcel boxes in the near future. From May 2014 they intend to start sales of parcel boxes all over Germany. If a customer is not at home, the deliverer puts the parcel into a big parcel box at the front door. The box is securely locked and can only be opened by the customer using a chip similar to the principle of freight stations. However, freight stations are free of charge. The private parcel box at the front door is expected to cost about 99 EUR and can only be used for DHL deliveries. They say that the pilot scheme in some trial regions had been successful and there was a high demand.
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  • 22/04/2014
    April Fool?
    The federal state government in Düsseldorf and the Green Party in Kiel have developed measures to make internet trade more unattractive. Reason: Online trade was bad because it threatened the existence of stationary retailers and parcel delivery services blocked the city centres with their delivery vehicles. The federal state government in North Rhine-Westphalia and the Green Party in Schleswig-Holstein want to make delivering online orders to the front door considerably more difficult in the future by banning parcel services from the city centres. They intend to set up logistics centres outside the city centres where goods ordered online are sorted and the customers themselves have to pick up their goods. Sounds unbelievable but it seems that those politicians are serious about it. The two inter-trade organisations Federal Association of International Express and Courier Services (BIEK) and the Federal Association of the German Mail Order Trade (bvh) have already argued against these plans in a press release: „ A quick and secure delivery to the front door is a normal thing for most households today. The attempt of the politicians to change consumer behavior by abandoning the convenient door to door delivery is no longer up to date“. With the right of self-determination, every person and every group has the right (as per art. 2 para. 1 in connection with art. 1 para. 1 Basic Law) to arrange their affairs freely and without the intervention of others, particularly public authorities, as long as they are in accordance with the generally accepted rules of the respective community.
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  • 14/04/2014
    Delivery during Easter
    Due to the public holidays 18/04/2014 - 21/04/2014, please take note of the following information about deliveries: Please observe that you will not receive our order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date before 22/04/2014 at latest 6 p.m. if your order includes at least one item that must be procured and your order is received between 17/04/2014 starting from noon (4 p.m.) and 21/04/2014. If your order contains available central warehouse items only (green point at item), you will receive the order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date immediately after placing the order. From Wednesday, 23rd April 2014, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL).
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  • 07/04/2014
    E-Mail Backup
    E-Mails are still extremely important and that will definitely not change in the near future. The opposite is the case. That’s why it makes sense to make a backup copy of the most important mails. Especially Outlook email boxes in companies have grown to a huge size over the years and are, thus, at risk. www.mailstore.com/de is a leading provider in this segment. With no cost for private customers and a moderate fee for companies this is an interesting tip. Using MailStore Home you can file your private emails from almost all email sources on your desktop and carry out an extremely fast search. If desired, MailStore Home can also be started as portable version directly from a USB flash drive and, thus, used on any PC without installation.
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  • 31/03/2014
    ETS 5 (KNX®)
    The next generation of ETS (Programming software for home and building automation KNX) will be presented at the Light & Building 2014 in Frankfurt on Main from 30 March 2014 to 04 April 2014. However, the detailed presentation falls, of course, to the Association International. We are not allowed to reveal any details in advance. Just that much: a huge number of changes and new features are integrated in the system environment such as OS support, installation behaviour, updates, compatibility, User & Core Interface, new views and filters, optimization of download performance, diagnosis functions, RF system integration and many more. You are very welcome to visit the stand of the KNX Association. After publication through the KNX Association we will inform about details.
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  • 24/03/2014
    Secure E-Mail
    In the Spiegel magazine, the former NSA chief Michael Hayden has apologized to the Germans „only“ for the negative effects caused by the spying scandal not for the act of spying itself. Leading service providers for emails in Germany have started the initiative "E-Mail made in Germany", among them United Internet (Web.de, GMX, 1&1), Deutsche Telekom and Freenet. Starting from April 2014 all email communication between the big providers is to be completely encrypted and, in the home country, sent and stored via German computing centres to avoid any points of attack for intelligence services. However, it remains to be seen how far economic interests also play a role in this. Only „end-to-end encryption“ processes are relatively secure where the sender and recipient use tools, that have been available on the market for a long time, to provide the encryption and, thus, make the mail secure on its way and at all transmission points.
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  • 17/03/2014
    IT knowledge
    The American coupons website Vouchercloud.net has carried out a survey to find out how good Americans are at IT.

    Here are some of the findings:

    • Every tenth respondent believes „HTML“ is a sexually transmitted disease
    • 27 % identified “Gigabyte” as an insect commonly found in South America
    • 23 & thought “MP3″ was a Star Wars robot
    • 42 % believe a “Motherboard” was the deck of a cruise ship
    • 18 identified “Blu-Ray” as a marine animal
    • 15% were sure that “Software” is comfortable clothing
    • 12 % believed that “USB” is the acronym for a European country
    • However, at the same time, 61 % of the respondents said it is important to have a good IT knowledge in this day.
    Source: Los Angeles Times newspaper - March 4, 2014
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  • 10/03/2014
    Global item update
    This year's second global item upload is being prepared and will go online in week 12. More than 12,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 03/03/2014
    Positive B2B Trade
    The German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association together with the Creditreform Rating AG has carried out a survey among over 120 leading B2B mail order companies. 52% of the interviewees said that the business year 2013 was „very good“ or „good“. In the previous year this had only been 47.5%. Every second interviewee expects an increase in turnover for 2014. As we see it the B2C trade is very positive, too.
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  • 24/02/2014
    Sales campaign KNX MDT
    On the occasion of our special sales campaign we have reduced prices of the whole EIB/KNX product range of the company MDT in our online shop. This offer is limited depending on availability and demand, but will, however, be valid for a minimum of one week. Benefit from this chance for your project because you can save about 10% compared with the regular sales price. For big projects this can lead to considerable savings!
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  • 17/02/2014
    Mobile Shopping
    Almost everyone owns a smart phone, but do really that many people use it to purchase on the internet? According to recent surveys this can be doubted. It is said that every fourth German makes purchases using their smart phone. A closer examination, however, reveals that it is less used to buy things but to find information. Generally, sources of supply and prices are researched as well as article details. The most common research is about article features followed by price comparisons. Unfortunately, it has been impossible so far to establish whether these smart phone activities were really „mobile“ that means carried out “on the way” or from home. In our view, tablets are currently the clearly more important tool for online purchases and this, presumably, from home and not mobile. These many studies are important for all e-tailers. However, at a closer look misinterpretations can be detected which, if ignored, can have considerable consequences for the mobile strategy of the e-tailer.
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  • 10/02/2014
    New world of HTML5
    Multimedia applications without end, however, unfortunately many operating systems/browsers do not provide uniform standards for a presentation of these contents. In general, external plug-ins/additional tools, such as Flash, are required since the previous standard HTML4 is obsolete and, for quite some time, has not been adapted to the rapid developments. But Flash, however, is not supported by all operating systems/browsers (iOS) and as a developer you need the help of Java und PHP. This is about to change with the new markup language HTML5 because texts, images, videos and other elements such as 3D representations can be displayed cross-platform in a web document. This means that dynamic web contents can be reproduced using HTML5 without any additional tools, a milestone in web development! This does not only have consequences for developers but also for SEO (search engine optimization), SEM (search engine marketing) etc., since the page contents can now be transferred better and in a different structure to platforms such as Google which, in turn, may considerably influence ranking if pages are defined badly and Google also answers queries directly without presenting a page recommendation. Basically, all popular browsers already support HTML5, but not with uniform minimum standards. Das W3C (Consortium/Publisher/Task Force) presumes that the complete HTML5 specification will be supported widely and can be published as recommendation this year.

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  • 03/02/2014
    Central Photo Studio
    Construction of the new building (eib3D.com) is almost complete and the detail design of the additional 360°/3D facilities has commenced. Furthermore, the software and database development has been adapted to the new process and workflow. So, within short, we will also provide a fully automatic view of the 360°/3D presentations for iOS. HTML5 is available, too. The pilot projects with Google and other important platforms have been completed and tested successfully. Our first further developments for an optimum shopping experience have already been incorporated into the storefront and can be viewed by the customers (additional 2D images of the most important article views). The parent company EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding commissioned a completely new building in the year 2013 and, thus, laid the foundation stone for a huge optimization of the data quality in product management (PIM). Starting from the second quarter of 2014 the enterprise EIB3D.com will photograph an average of approx. 200 items of the highest 360°/3D quality per day using fully-automatic robot facilities with a capacity of a maximum of 32,400 images per item. High-performance image servers with special software technology process the image data to achieve a fully-automatic 3D application with zoom function of up to 800% which can be viewed from every side without special requirements as to the internet connection. In 24 hours and a multiple-shift system the studio produces giant data quantities of article photos for manufacturers and online shops as well as for the subsidiary eibmarkt®.com and eibtron®.com with a total stock of more than 500,000 items. With its special technology and size the studio is unique in Europe and leading with regard to technology and process. The maximum dimensions of articles that can be photographed are 3x3x3m and a maximum weight of 1 tonne per item. For the new plant, a two-year trial period for application development, workflow and hardware test runs using a first specially equipped photo studio was required. We look forward to presenting you the first results of this venture within a short time to make products still more realistic and show them as if they were within easy reach. In the future further features like feeling, tasting and smelling will be added to ensure an almost real life product presentation.
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  • 27/01/2014
    Winter chaos Germany
    Delivery delay due to severe weather - Please be informed that due to severe weather a general delivery delay of approx. 1 to 2 days must be expected until the situation has improved. DHL and our forwarding agency have informed us today about the difficult conditions that cause the above delays.
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  • 13/01/2014
    Smartwatch KNX
    With its Pebble Steel, Smartwatch specialist Pebble has presented the second model at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas. We already informed about the Pebble Smartwatch in our Shop News of September 28, 2012. Technically, only little has changed but its new case made of metal gives a more stylish and high-quality impression not to forget the smaller size. To give the watch a better protection against scratches Corning Gorilla Glass was used. Also the battery is the same as the one in the previous model with an energy supply of up to a week. The watch is recharged using a magnetic holder. In addition, a tricolor status LED was integrated to inform about the remaining battery capacity. Allegedly, the first versions are to be delivered to those who ordered in advance starting from January 28, 2014 optionally with brushed or satin stainless steel with metal strap and matching clasp or with a leather strap. Instead of 150 US dollars for the previous model, 250 dollars have to be paid, now. Together with the launch Pebble starts its own App Store. There, suitable applications and new faces can be downloaded for the old and the new watch.

    Source:
    Manufacturer Pebble Smartwatch
    https://www.pebble-smartwatch.de
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  • 06/01/2014
    New item update!
    This year's first global item upload 2014 is finished and online. More than 28,000 new items and 30 new manufacturers are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 18,000 discontinued items were removed from the system with the article data update.
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  • 30/12/2013
    Good wishes for the New Year!
    We wish you and your families a successful and healthy year 2014! We would like to thank you very much for your trust in our deliveries and services. Also in the future we will offer you a maximum of quality and security. The year 2014 will bring a variety of extensions, optimizations and new products. So, let us surprise you!
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  • 23/12/2013
    Blessings for Christmas!
    We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a time of reflection. Use this wonderful time to recollect the important things in life and to find a few days away from consumption attitude and from this global and fast-paced world.
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  • 16/12/2013
    Global item update
    The next global item upload is being prepared and will go online in week 51. More than 11,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 25/11/2013
    Future SEA?
    The times when you as e-tailer received traffic and customers more or less cost-free by means of search engines are all but over, at least since that moment at the beginning of this year when the biggest group Google changed all publications into publications with costs (Google Shopping). Every relevant price search engine, general search engine, market place or other platform assigns advertising space only according to the SEA principle (Search Engine Advertising) and the latter is distributed following sophisticated criteria (quality features, budget/bid amount etc.). Those who do not consider these complex structures or do not understand the user behaviour of their customers will not succeed as an e-tailer in the long term and waste a lot of money. Advertising budgets in online trade have reached enormous heights meanwhile. In most cases it is the missing expertise in this complex campaign jungle whose logic and function is not always fully comprehensible (e.g. Google) or working out wrong budgets or campaigns that lead particularly small businesses quickly into a financial disaster also or especially because the margins are often not big enough to start a flood of global campaigns. It is the quality of the Click that makes the difference. Online shops that were already in business before the turn of the millennium have a vital competitive advantage now and that is their regular customers. Until 2010 winning new customers was virtually inexpensive. The belief that, nowadays, is it possible to build a very successful online trade business along the way without the required financial background is just about utopian. The markets and market segments in online trade have already been divided and allocated and this can only be shifted using enormous financial funds provided usability, price and performance are in balance. Operative activities in the SEO area are getting more and more complicated due to the fact that advertising messages and advertising space have to be paid (SEA) and, thus, the quality of the search results is deteriorating. This is a trend that will increase.
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  • 18/11/2013
    Delivery times 2013/2014
    Please take into consideration that from December we cannot give a delivery guarantee for products that must be procured or special products (yellow icon at article). Up to 95% of the goods ordered by 06 December 2013 will be delivered before the end of the year. From 07 December 2013 the delivery time for all products that must be procured and special products (yellow icon at article) will increase from 12-13 working days (= about 3 weeks) to 17-18 working days (= about 4 weeks) because the earliest dispatch of these goods can be ensured from 13 January 2014. Due to the increased demand in December plus holidays and stock-taking periods of almost all manufacturers dispatch can be delayed until mid January. Basically, there is hardly any chance to get these special goods earlier because most manufacturers do not start full operation again before 13 January 2014. If you have also ordered available central warehouse items, then you’d better select part delivery offered in the cart (double shipping costs) for the available goods, otherwise NO part delivery will be executed. If the order includes available central warehouse items only (green dot at article and checked in advance using the link – availability check), then you will receive the acknowledgement of order and confirmation of delivery date immediately after placing the order also during the whole holiday period and the turn of the year, otherwise on the working day that follows.

    20 Dec 2013: Last dispatch planning date for orders
    21 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!!
    22 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    23 Dec 2013: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL), orders of central warehouse items, only!
    24 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    25 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    26 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    27 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    28 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    29 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    30 Dec 2013: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL), orders of central warehouse items, only!
    31 Dec 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    01 Jan 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    02 Jan 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    03 Jan 2014: First delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    04 Jan 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    05 Jan 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    06 Jan 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    07 Jan 2014: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) – normal operation
    08 Jan 2014: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    09 Jan 2014: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    10 Jan 2014: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    11 Jan 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    12 Jan 2014: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    13 Jan 2014: First receipts of items that had to be procured (suppliers company holidays)

    Starting from Monday, 13 January 2014 deliveries from the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics center eibmarkt.com (dispatch by DHL) will go back to normal including goods that must be procured or special items.
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  • 11/11/2013
    Christmas Decoration
    Christmas is coming and everyone needs suitable decoration items. This year’s Christmas catalogue with more than 300 selected decoration articles made by well-known manufacturers is now again online for four weeks. Generally, these are articles that are in stock, however, only for a short period due to the big and increasing demand. Thus, from 09 December 2013 these products will no longer be available or cannot be procured in time and will be turned off in the shop at this moment.

    goGo to Christmas Catalogue…
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  • 04/11/2013
    Item update finished!
    This year's last global item upload is finished and online. More than 15,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 29/10/2013
    Deliveries public holidays
    Due to the coming public holidays in Bavaria and Saxony (All Saints' Day 01/11, Reformation Day 31/10), please be informed of the following:

    Note: Thursday, 10/31/2013 (Reformation Day in Saxony) no phone support is available.


    The central warehouse in Bavaria starts to pick and pack again to 100% on Monday (partially), 04 November 2013. This means no goods are dispatched on these days. Resulting from the ban of trucks on a public holiday even orders received on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 will be delivered on Monday 4 November 2013.

    31 November 2013 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    01 November 2013 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    04 November 2013 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Monday, 04 November 2013 the normal deliveries by the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com (DHL delivery) is resumed again!
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  • 28/10/2013
    Law against rip-off
    For years online trade has been under criticism as soon as there is even the slightest mistake. Many dubious law firms have earned enormous amounts of money using sometimes bad methods such mass warning letters. Very often the amounts in dispute were completely excessive. On 8 October 2013, the law against unfair business practises was published in the Federal Law Gazette. The admonished party is now entitled to demand a refund of the costs of a plea in case of an illegitimate warning and the amounts in dispute are to be regulated anew.
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  • 21/10/2013
    Longer delivery times
    As usual at the end of the year, the delivery time for items that have to be procured (yellow dot at item) increases considerably due to the increasing demand. Please take this into consideration at an early stage. Within short (01 November 2013) there will be the usual increase by approx. 6 % in gross list prices of manufacturers. This refers to about 50,000 items including EIB KNX building automation.

    Use the month of October for high value purchases and benefit from the short delivery times which will increase towards the end of the year.

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  • 14/10/2013
    KNX OFFER ACTUATOR 12f.
    For a limited time we offer our KNX 12-fold switch SA.12.16 (N000202) with a footprint of only 6 modules (6TLE/PLE) at a special price.

    The sale price is 239, - EUR including VAT (19%).

    Besides the extraordinary price-performance ratio (approx. EUR 250, incl. 19% tax) and the low space requirement the actuator is almost unique on the market. As a special feature we confirm the very sturdy design and high quality workmanship with our known 3-year guarantee.

    6 channels provide the usual capacity of 16A in manual operation of the current 8fold actuator and there are additional 6 channels for 8A without manual operation. This permits to install the MDRC casing in only six 6 width units. That means in a standard current distribution board 24 channels can be integrated on one top hat rail.

    Besides its known high stability and high quality casing and a sophisticated electronic system the actuator offers comprehensive parameters for a diversity of applications (very wide range of parameters). Application as Switch actuator (adjustable per channel) with preset, scene and threshold value function, per channel including two parmeterizable logic functions, one timer function (On/Off/Staircase) as well as positively driven operation and safety objects. Additionally, each channel can be parameterized as NCC or NOC with status feedback and operating hour counter. Application as Heating actuator (adjustable per channel) with regulator monitoring (failure control signal temperature sensor),can be parameterized with pulse width modulation via 1byte object (PWM) per channel, including rinsing function, positively driven operation function and status function and operating hour counter.

    Direct link to product: goEIB KNX switch actuator 12f., EIBMARKT GmbH, SA.12.16

    switch actuator 12fold EIBMARKT
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  • 07/10/2013
    15 Years Google
    Google is 15 years old, you can hardly believe it. It seems to be an eternity since the most powerful technology group in the world has been influencing our everyday life. However, this influence is being criticized again and again but a virtual world without Google is almost inconceivable. An almost incomprehensible power instrument with giant computing centres in almost all countries all over the world control all daily searches, turnover and rights to exist of companies worldwide. Clearly, a balance is missing.
    The search string "Google in 1998" informs about how Google once came into being. Everything started with two students and an algorithm they developed. At their 10th anniversary the Guardian joked about suggesting a new calculation of times, BG and AG instead of BC and AD. Before Google, everyday life was mostly analogous. After Google there is no other life than Big Google Data.
    It remains to be seen whether the quality of the search results will be negatively influenced following the huge impact of paid ranking in almost all areas of the universal search and Google Shopping. This would be by far the biggest problem for Google in the medium and long term. A vital factor for a stable success is and will be the high quality of the search results.
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  • 30/09/2013
    Global item update
    This year's third global item upload 2013 is being prepared and will go online in week 38. More than 12,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 23/09/2013
    New Construction of 360°/3D Photo Studio
    The parent company EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding has commissioned a completely new construction which will be completed at the end of the year 2013 and form the basis for a considerable optimization of the data quality in product management (PIM). Starting from the second quarter of 2014 the enterprise EIB3D.com will photograph an average of approx. 200 items of the highest 360°/3D quality per day using fully-automatic robot facilities with a capacity of a maximum of 32,400 images per item. High-performance image servers with special software technology process the image data to achieve a fully-automatic 3D application with zoom function of up to 800% which can be viewed from every side without special requirements as to the internet connection. In 24 hours and a multiple-shift system the studio produces giant data quantities of article photos for manufacturers and online shops as well as for the subsidiary eibmarkt®.com and eibtron®.com with a total stock of more than 500,000 items. With its special technology and size the studio is unique in Europe and leading with regard to technology and process. The maximum dimensions of articles that can be photographed are 3x3x3m and a maximum weight of 1 tonne per item. For the new plant, a two-year trial period for application development, workflow and hardware test runs using a first specially equipped photo studio was required. We look forward to presenting you the first results of this venture within a short time to make products still more realistic and show them as if they were within easy reach. In the future further features like feeling, tasting and smelling will be added to ensure an almost real life product presentation.
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  • 16/09/2013
    Customer Account
    Within short, the personal customer account with a clearer structure of all topics and new colors will go online. Thus, we are adapting this very comprehensive customer area for order overview, order status and order communication to current research studies Relaunch with regard to user friendliness (Usability) of the storefront.
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  • 02/09/2013
    Amazon‘s Price Parity Clause
    At the end of last year the German Auctioneers hood.de sued Amazon because of the so-called price parity clause which Amazon imposed on their dealers. Amazon claims between 7 and 35 per cent of their dealers‘ sales turnover in form of a sales commission. Since most of the dealers also operate their own shops, the price parity clause was meant to make sure that the goods sold simultaneously by the dealers on Amazon have at least the same (“higher”) price in their own shop. However, as a rule, the dealer adds the commission demanded by Amazon to his usual sales price (compared with the normal sales price in his own shop) when selling on the Amazon marketplace because the margins do not allow for a reduction due to fierce competition. Without the commission for Amazon the dealers could have easily sold their goods through other channels at a more favorable price. Today’s TV news reports that Amazon does give in, now, and will abolish the parity clause. If the current commissions are maintained, purchasing from Amazon always means a more expensive purchase of between 7-35% compared with purchasing directly from the dealer. It pays more than ever to compare with the dealer’s website. Changes in the General Terms and Conditions of Amazon seem to confirm the tendency because, since 20 August, all clauses referring to the price parity have disappeared. Amazon has suspended the price parity and only written a service parity clause into their General Terms and Conditions.
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  • 19/08/2013
    Change of a Whole Industr.
    Big market places such as Amazon, e-Bay, Zalando etc. have led to a huge change in the sales policy which has more and more manufacturers worried but which is also practiced by some of them more or less successfully - however, by a large number of them highly successfully. Basically, the three-stage distribution channel and, thus, wholesaling is questioned again and again.

    The wholesaler is the connecting link between the manufacturer on the one hand and the retailer or specialist retail trade and the professional market (industrial customers) on the other. The wholesaler is responsible for procuring the goods, storing and distributing them, thus, bridging bottlenecks in the production of the manufacturers. However, these services are, of course, not free of charge and cause an increase in the price of an article by approx. 20-30%. But how long will this status last? Currently, there are uncountable interrelations between these structures and, in most cases these cannot be changed within a few years. The manufacturers are currently linked with the existing sales concept of wholesaling and retailing not at least due to the currently “safe structures” and the demanded protection of the stationary trade against the internet. But who is better able to give information about their products than the manufacturer and why not place orders directly on the manufacturer’s website? Naturally, this sounds easier than it really is. This, too, causes costs and not every customer wants to place 100 different orders if he could do it centrally in one order, only. In individual cases it might be a feasible alternative for a manufacturer to venture into direct marketing with an own shop. But then, they can certainly not go back to the wholesaler with the three-stage marketing or use these structures simultaneously. In turn; using the wholesaler as online trader for manufacturers is also impossible since this would lead to the same or even bigger dependencies of the manufacturer from the wholesaler and this would destroy the existing trust in the specialist retail trade. Even the whole value added chain would suffer from this negative influence.

    In the future delivery times will play an even more important role than today connected with a comprehensive product presentation of the highest quality. Will there still be a need for a transfer of goods as it is today such as the following: Manufacturer’s production site Hamburg > Delivery to wholesaler in Munich > Wholesaler delivers retailer in Düsseldorf > Retailer delivers customer in Leipzig...? Here, however, could be the future right to exist for the wholesaler, to ensure a nationwide commodity flow within the shortest time, even of intersectoral product ranges which have, so far, never been dealt with by the respective wholesaler or a B2B market place for manufacturers of all kind or at least of similar sectors with connected dealer network.

    Currently, however, there is the e-tailer with their faithful customers who has been in business and „matured“ over decades or is already active as huge market place. Many different and interesting systems provide the manufacturers with anonymous distributing channels that promise a huge success and completely cost-free warehousing. Successful manufacturers openly stand by this, which would have been unthinkable a few years ago. There is also an interesting side effect; the manufacturer has full control of the price and can prevent that the brand is sold at a loss. E-tailers additionally provide consultation, service and other expert help up to the complaint management and the return of goods. This change in the sales concept is a creeping one that takes 5-10 years and cannot be over-simplified for all sectors, even if the sector seems suitable, and also not for every product range of a sector. If one considers that in the last two years almost EUR 10b have gone from the stationary trade to the online trade and if one compares the figures with the last years’ one could believe that the whole process will take perhaps another 2-3 years. Due to existing structures, however, this is not possible and not feasible. This process represents a change in the medium and long term which can be influenced rapidly by successful market places.

    Direct manufacturer-dealer-networks do also already exist as well as technologies, e.g. gaxsys, TheBakery, Bepado. Thanks to a global interconnectedness the manufacturer disposes of many different, so far unexploited, markets and will or must recognize this sooner or later and take the required steps to set the course. Hectic adhoc decisions, however, must be avoided. The market is changing and this must be recognized and accepted. At the moment no uniform direction can be seen of what the future relationship between manufacturer - wholesaler – specialist retail trade/retailer – consumer will look like and whether the classic three-stage distribution channel will still exist in 10 years as it is today.

    In our view, we can state that the wholesaler has a very high responsibility in the whole value added chain/market stability and has always fulfilled this task as well as many others that go beyond the logistics processes. The wholesaler is currently and will be in the future an important contract partner for reputable e-tailers also in terms of the product management.

    Let us look forward to an exciting future!
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  • 12/08/2013
    Prohibition of branded...
    German brand manufacturers (no matter which business sector) seem to have the intention to influence the development of the internet trade by putting the wheel of history into reverse and to prohibit sale of their products on the internet. As reasons they often say that the presentation of the products is insufficient and that there is no appropriate advice on the branded product compared with sales in a shop. And all this despite the fact that there is 24-hour consultation using chats and the phone and there are personal consultants, expert consultants and presentations in HD (static 2D, 360° and 3D) and products have been sold successfully for these manufacturers for almost 2 decades. Due to missing detailed statistics many manufacturers probably do not know the percentage of e-commerce sales already included in their turnover via all distribution channels. Of course, it is clear that brand manufacturers expect an appropriate presentation particularly for high-quality items that require intensive advice. However, sales restrictions could become difficult if the distribution channel internet was limited completely or partially or other requirements as the antitrust law or the distortion of competition were applied. (see block exemption or similar regulations). Often selective distribution channels are generated through specific supply contracts or the use of image data is prohibited (copyright , trademark right) to permit a direct influence..Prohibiting the use of image data has currently the highest effect since almost all relevant databases (price search engines and marketplaces) require an image for listing. A joint use of an available individual image from only one dealer and its simultaneous use for all offers will, due to legal implications, also be impossible in the future

    This method of influencing markets will not be successful in the medium or long term but only result in a delay which could last years but not forever. The internet is like a bacillus which will reinvent itself again and again.
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  • 29/07/2013
    New consumer guidelines
    With reference to our NEWS of 03 June 2013 we would like to give the following further information:

    The law about the implementation of the customer guidelines passed the Federal Assembly on 5 July 2013. The Federal Assembly, as recommended by the Legal Committee, did not file a protest against the decision of the German Bundestag of 14 June 2013. Thus, the law has jumped this last hurdle and Germany is one of the first states that put this guideline into national legislation. The new law will come into effect on 13 June 2014!

    Important changes which in part require comprehensive adjustments of Shop systems for the shop operators:

    1.

    There are stricter requirements as to the delivery time now. In the future the exact delivery date instead of the delivery time must be given.
    2.

    In the future the indication of shipment costs will be easier in such cases where it is not „reasonable“ to charge these costs in advance.
    3.The consumer must be provided with at least one reasonable and free method of payment.
    4.

    In a case in which there are fees for using a particular method of payment (e.g. credit card fees) it is not allowed to charge any extra costs that exceed the real charges.
    5.In the future there will be a uniform 14-day right of cancellation in Europe.
    6.The so-called „Sample-Cancellation Instructions“ are the same for all EU countries.
    7.

    Cancellation must be declared expressively by the customer, just sending the goods back without comment is no longer sufficient.
    8.The previous right of return (§ 356 BGB) is no longer applicable.
    9.

    In the future the consumer can make use of the so-called „Sample Cancellation Form“to declare cancellation. The entrepreneur is obliged to make this form available to the consumer.
    10.

    The „unlimited “ right of cancellation is no longer applicable. Instead the extension is limited to 12 months and 14 days after the occurrence of the conditions required for the beginning of the term.
    11.

    In the future there is for both parties a term of 14 days for refunding/returning the received services (goods against money).
    12.

    In the future the entrepreneur has the right of retention until he receives the goods or evidence that the goods have been sent back.
    13.

    In the future, in case of a cancellation, the entrepreneur (as it has been so far) bears the costs for sending the goods to the customer, excluded are, however, additional costs such as express surcharges.
    14.


    In the future the costs of returning the goods in case of a cancellation are generally paid by the consumer provided the entrepreneur has informed the consumer properly about these costs. However, the entrepreneur has the right to pay the return costs voluntarily.
    15.

    For goods that cannot be sent in a packet (forwarder) the height of the return costs must be specified in the instructions about cancellation.
    16.

    Exceptions from the right of cancellation have been extended and modified (new are e.g. unsealed hygiene products and beverages containing alcohol).
    17.

    Costs for customer hotlines that serve to answer queries about existing contracts must not exceed the base rate.
    18.

    Starting from 13 June 2014 check boxes for additional services that have already been ticked are no longer allowed (e.g. guarantee extension).
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  • 22/07/2013
    Internet flops
    Even on the internet there happen to be mega flops among those probably QR Codes, RFID/NFC as well as Mobile Payment.QR-Codes which were considered a mega trend and big hope. For a short time QR-Codes could be seen on packaging, magazines, business cards and advertising posters. However, only extremely few people made use of these codes. The probability that the QR-Codes will disappear again is very high. There was also a big hope connected with RFID and recently NFC for a huge field of mobile applications. So far, these radio technologies have not proved their right to exist and have not fulfilled the expectations. According to comprehensive market studies, mobile payment was expected to have its breakthrough already 8 years ago. This prognosis has also not been confirmed. No mobile payment method has been accepted in Germany until now. There are efforts for standardization within the framework of the National Roundtable M-Payment.
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  • 15/07/2013
    Global item update
    This year's third global item upload 3/6 2013 is being prepared and will go online in week 33. More than 9,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 08/07/2013
    Sales campaign KNX/EIB!
    Ready-steady-go for this big special sales campaign for the whole KNX/EIB product range. You can again benefit from huge savings because more than 2,000 items have a particularly favourably price during this time (in particular, MERTEN, JUNG, ABB, SIEMENS and many more.). Make use of the last chance to benefit from this bargain campaign! The EUROMINIMAKER (virtual discount generator) is deactivated during this time due to the specific price calculation because it is impossible to grant any more discounts on items whose prices have already been reduced considerably. However, the granted cart discount will remain as shown during the sales campaign.
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  • 24/06/2013
    Rising of the gross list prices
    Soon a rising of the prices is expected by a lot of manufacturers. The rising will be between 3% up to 15% until the 1 August 2013. The details about every manufacturer and the percentage of his rises you´ll find in our news ticket treadmill at the 1 August 2013. The old prices will be valid until the 4 August 2013.
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  • 17/06/2013
    Soon EU has 28 states
    Croatia joins the European Union but other candidates will have to wait to avoid importing more unsolved conflicts into the EU. With this Balkan state joining the EU the number of EU member states increases to 28. After Slovenia became a member in 2004, Croatia is the second EU member state from the collapsed multiethnic state of Yugoslavia. Admission to the EU would not have been possible without vital reforms: Croatia has come very close to the other EU states with regard to democracy, fundamental rights, constitutional legality and fighting corruption. At the moment there is no specific information from the Federal Ministry of Finance regarding the handling of Croatia concerning intra-community deliveries and foreign trade. We will keep track of the information published by the Customs Authority (ATLAS). The structure of how to deal with the sales tax ID is not clear yet. Croatian entrepreneurs, who are trying hard to get their sales tax ID during a transitional period of three months, want to achieve tax-free deliveries. To avoid extensive corrections of invoices there is another option in addition to the hitherto existing option A (subject to tax with later cancellation and net value invoice, refund of the sales tax). Basically, this would be option B where invoicing is with the net value and the sales tax of 19% is collected and recorded as surety. When the correct sales tax ID is submitted later, this surety sum is refunded. We do not have information about a EU turnover threshold when selling to private customers. For EU countries there are turnover thresholds for deliveries to private customers according to § 3c Value Added Tax Act (UStG). As soon as we as suppliers have reached this turnover threshold for this country in the current fiscal year we are only allowed to deliver to private customers applying the country-specific sales tax from this time insofar as we have been registered with the tax authorities in the country concerned.
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  • 10/06/2013
    Favourable bulk purchases
    Use the summertime for favourable bulk purchases! Make use of the manifold price advantages offered now in the summertime. At the beginning of the third quarter the usual price increases of the most manufacturers by 3-10% can be expected. Switch manufacturers (total approx. 60,000 articles) usually do this as per 01 November of each year. Other manufacturers as per 01 October 2013 or even earlier (01 August). Towards the end of the year demand usually increases considerably and, thus, the prices of many suppliers increase, too. So, benefit from the available and sometimes enormous price reductions. Especially high value purchases make sense at this time.
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  • 03/06/2013
    A New EU Directive
    In summer 2014 the EU Consumer Rights Directive (VRRL), which was already decided by the European Parliament in June 2011, comes into effect. It is the aim of this EU directive to guarantee a uniform consumer right throughout the European Union and to adapt the online trade accordingly. The Federal Government has to put this directive into national legislation by 13 December 2013. Coming into effect is planned for 13 June 2014. Here, many shop operators see a chance to be able to expand faster into other EU countries and others, in turn, fear to lose important competitive advantages nationally and internationally. There will be a big change for consumers concerning the costs for returned goods. Until now the merchant has paid these costs at least if the value of the returned goods exceeds € 40.00 (right of withdrawal). The new directive, however, stipulates that consumers always have to bear the return costs irrespective of the value of the goods. The merchant is obliged to point this out expressly. But the costs for sending the goods to the customer have to be refunded by the merchant in case of a withdrawal. Presumably smaller merchants will rarely bear the costs of a return whereas larger merchants will even profit from further providing free returns.
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  • 31/05/2013
    We´re moving...
    Today both service centers of our online shops eibmarkt.com and eibtron.com are moving to our new address Kemmlerstrasse 1, 08527 Plauen today (31 May 2013). Because of this, especially because of the move of the complete IT/telephone/technique part, it could be possible that you´re not going to reach us via telephone. We hope for your understanding.
    The order processing team and the Support team can be contacted via your personal customer account. It´s just not possible to reach us by telephone.
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  • 27/05/2013
    Delivery over the holiday
    Due to the public holiday of Corpus Christi in Bavaria on May 30, 2013 orders that are received after 6 p.m. on May 29, 2013 and include available central warehouse items (see link in product detailed view: "Availability check" or in cart "Check total stock" or in product preview " Available?") will not be dispatched before Monday, 3 June 2013.
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  • 21/05/2013
    Special Sale!
    Ready-steady-go for this big special sales campaign “beginning of summer“ for the whole product range. You can again benefit from huge savings because more than 150,000 items have a particularly favourably price during this time. Make use of the last chance to benefit from this bargain campaign! The EUROMINIMAKER (virtual discount generator) is deactivated during this time due to the specific price calculation because it is impossible to grant any more discounts on items whose prices have already been reduced considerably. However, the granted cart discount will remain as shown during the sales campaign.).

    In addition, in action, the entire EIB KNX product range, in particular, ABB, SIEMENS, MDT, EIBMARKT, GIRA, MERTEN and JUNG.

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  • 16/05/2013
    Delivery over the holidays
    Delivery over the holidays on the following Due to the coming holidays (Pentecost) between 17th - 20th May 2013, information as to delivery dates:
    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 21th May 2013, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 17th May from 4 p.m. and 20th May 2013. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    17 May 2013 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    20 May 2013 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    21 May 2013 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL) - orders received before 10th May 4 p.m.
    22 May 2013 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)

    From Wednesday, 23th May 2013, our central warehouse delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 13/05/2013
    Huge Gross Price Increases
    During the last 12 months gross list prices of the manufacturers have been raised permanently in an unprecedented way. The last price increase the manufacturers made use of was on 1 May 2013. Gross list prices are the basic catalogue prices before granting certain conditions. Due to this increase the recommended retail prices increase as well unless the distributor bears these price increases which is generally the case. Thus, the noticed tendency of a steady and creeping price increase (inflation) is confirmed; see also previous NEWS about this topic. The trade-specific rate of price increases has also rocketed compared with the previous years. This makes larger investments currently worthwhile! For savers inflation means that the value of their money continues to fall particularly when interest rates are kept at a minimum. A depreciation of money is perfect for the state because, in the optimum case, debts are steadily decreasing in comparison to the economic performance and the tax revenue goes up without the need to increase the rate of taxes resulting from the increase in the nominal income (tax progression).

    Example 5-year comparative study of gross list prices (02 May 2008 – 06 May 2013)
    comparing our approx. 2,000 brand manufacturers:

    Total number of articles: 41810 (13.56%) with average price reductions by: 1.18%
    Total number of articles: 265507 (86.14%) with average price increases by: 7.5%
    Total number of articles with unchanged article prices: 1816 (0.3%)

    That means that almost all manufacturers in the sector of electrical engineering have increased the prices of their entire product range by an average of 7.5% (!) during the last 5 years. Thus, the rate of inflation is demonstrably clearly higher than 2% in this sector.
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  • 08/05/2013
    Delivery over the holidays
    Due to the coming holidays (Ascension Day + bridging day) between 9 - 12 May 2013, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 13th May 2013, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 8th May from 4 p.m. and 12th May 2013. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    08 May 2013 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    09 May 2013 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    10 May 2013 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    At Monday, 13th May 2013, the logistics centre eibmarkt.com delivers as usual again (delivery to DHL)!

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  • 06/05/2013
    Item update finished!
    This year's second global item upload 2/6 2013 is finished and online. More than 11,500 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 29/04/2013
    EUR 191 billion
    The development of the mail order trade has progressed dramatically in the last years. In 2006 mail order turnover amounted to EUR 26 billion, in 2010 it was already at EUR 31 billion, in 2011 at EUR 34 billion and in 2012 at approx. EUR 40 billion. The permanent development of new distribution channels shows the enormous potential of the, to put it in a nutshell, „interactive trade“. Among these channels are Smartphones, Mobile Commerce (M-Commerce), Facebook as an example for Social Commerce and many more. According to the European Online Retail Forecast by Forrester, the turnover in the European online trade will increase to about EUR 191 billion until 2017. Last year sales amounted to EUR 112 billion. This means an annual growth rate of around eleven per cent until 2017. Particularly in Germany and Great Britain we can see a huge and important share of turnover generated in online trade.
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  • 26/04/2013
    Deliveries public holidays
    Due to the coming public holidays (Labor Day), please be informed of the following:

    Note: Wednesday, 01/05/2013 no phone support is available.

    The central warehouse starts to pick and pack again to 100% on Thursday (partially), 02 May 2013. This means no goods are dispatched on these days. Resulting from the ban of trucks on a public holiday even orders received Monday, 30 April 2013 cannot be dispatched on Thursday, 02 May 2013.

    01 May 2013 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    02 May 2013 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    03 May 2013 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Friday, 03/05/2013 the normal deliveries by the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com (DHL delivery) is resumed again!

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  • 22/04/2013
    BGH: No Liability of Parents
    Do you know what your children are up to on the internet? Children and teenagers upload music; obtain movies or the top 100 of the current music charts. Then, often parents receive letters from the interpreters of the music, the songwriters or the publishing houses including cost-intensive written warnings and indemnity claims. Are parents really liable for their children? Not exactly in general says the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in a current decision (Az. I ZR 74/12; grounds still pending). - BGH No liability of parents for downloads if they have instructed their children before. – A total of four companies from the music business had admonished the father (3000 Euro indemnity + 2380 Euro warning charges). The BGH has reversed a judgment of the OLG (Appellate Court) Cologne now. The 13-year old son showing a normal development had been properly instructed by his parents about the prohibition of file sharing. A duty to monitor the activities, e.g. using technical devices, would only be applicable if there is specific evidence such as previous downloads. So, information and appropriate instructions are very important.
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  • 17/04/2013
    Discontinued items removes!
    Approx. 2,400 discontinued items were removed from the system with the today's price and article data update.
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  • 08/04/2013
    Special KNX presence detector
    Due to the huge demand and in addition to the already reduced EIB KNX 360° presence detector incl. bus coupling standard we are now also offering the EIB KNX 360° presence detector KLR incl. bus coupling with constant light control for a special price of € 109.00 including VAT for a limited period of time. Benefit from that advantageous price and you will save € 30.00 per unit!

    New EIBMARKT GmbH EIB KNX presence detector (KLR) - N000530

    goKNX Universal Presence Detector 360 with constant light control
    goKNX Universal Presence Detector 360 without constant light control
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  • 02/04/2013
    Global item update
    This year's second global item upload 2/6 2013 is being prepared and will go online in week 19. More than 11,500 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 25/03/2013
    Delivery during Easter
    Due to the public holidays 29/03/2013 - 01/04/2013, please take note of the following information about deliveries: Please observe that you will not receive our order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date before 02/04/2013 at latest 6 p.m. if your order includes at least one item that must be procured and your order is received between 28/03/2013 starting from noon (4 p.m.) and 01/04/2013. If your order contains available central warehouse items only (green point at item), you will receive the order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date immediately after placing the order. From Wednesday, 3rd April 2013, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 18/03/2013
    Spring Sale!
    Ready-steady-go for this big special spring sales campaign for the whole product range. You can again benefit from huge savings because more than 100,000 items have a particularly favourably price during this time. Make use of the last chance to benefit from this bargain campaign! The EUROMINIMAKER (virtual discount generator) is deactivated during this time due to the specific price calculation because it is impossible to grant any more discounts on items whose prices have already been reduced considerably. However, the granted cart discount will remain as shown during the sales campaign.
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  • 11/03/2013
    Move of Call Center
    Due to a comprehensive extension of the Holding (eibmarkt.de) through the construction of new buildings and renovation our customer service for our shop systems eibmarkt.com GmbH and eibtron.com GmbH will be centrally located in a new call center location in Plauen in the future. Our employees will personally look after your queries and problems in pre- and after sales with the usual high quality making use of new systems and additional new and innovative database-driven features and systems. In the last 15 years, we have been able to prove through our free and comprehensive consultation service that advising customers is not longer limited to local retailers. In fact, suitable tools make it possible to offer the networked customer information and problem solutions better and faster in combination with a giant range of articles.
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  • 04/03/2013
    What the future will...
    The technological development leads to the fact that the PC is no longer the only place for using the internet. The rapid spread of smartphones and tablets clearly indicates a change. In the future communication with the customer will be as varied as the variety of web-enabled devices they use and this not only as personal assistant such as notebook or smartphone but also as terminal in the subway, multi touch table in an agency or in a restaurant, mirror in the bathroom or interactive floor covering. Thanks to our experiences in intelligent living with our Holding EIBMARKT GmbH (www.eibmarkt.de) we do already know what is feasible and will become reality. What will come is tasting, feeling, smelling as well as representations in 360°, 3D and 3D holography, sent directly to your own living room which permits an amazingly real product presentation. What inspires marketing departments presents huge challenges for IT and software manufacturers. However, these are vital unique selling points and distinctive features for all future publications on the internet.
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  • 25/02/2013
    Delivery status opti...
    Within short comprehensive new features will be integrated such as a real time information service about the current delivery status for goods to be procured and special goods that must be procured in order to extend the already very comprehensive information system for the delivery status of the order.
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  • 18/02/2013
    Special KNX HomeServer4
    Benefit from our special sales campaign for the KNX HomeServer4 incl. KNX IP router which is offered at an extremely favourable price, for a short time, only.

    Direct link to product in the Shop:
    Special - Bundle KNX HomeServer 4 GIRA with KNX IP Router EIBMARKT

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  • 11/02/2013
    Performance Optimization
    eibmarkt.com has undergone a comprehensive performance optimization so that all eibmarkt.com pages now are able to achieve a performance increase in form of an approx. 1s shorter loading time. We have also been able to cope with the considerable increase in access by means of additional and modified application servers. Thus, an even higher total performance for faster browsing on eibmarkt.com is guaranteed. Please enjoy further shopping and using our pages!
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  • 04/02/2013
    New item update!
    This year's first global item upload 1/6 2013 is finished and online. More than 33,000 new items and 35 new manufacturers are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 14,000 discontinued items were removed from the system with the article data update.
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  • 21/01/2013
    Relaunch eibmarkt.de
    The company website of the parent company EIBMARKT® GmbH Holding underwent a complete relaunch and is online from now. The new website has a clearer overview in accordance with the current Usability Studies and the core competences of the Holding are better structured. We are looking forward to your visit to www.eibmarkt.de!
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  • 14/01/2013
    Power Game Internet
    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) met in Dubai at the end of 2012. Actually, the ITU regulates telephone communication but this is to change. Giant power games between countries such as China, Russia, Iran... and the international telecommunication corporations are to regulate the international data stream on the internet in a new way. Since business all over the world went online and, hence, all the profit, everyone wants to have a large slice of the cake, particularly the network operators. The basic target is that internet users will have to pay for receiving data and website operators for sending data on the internet. This conference is the first one dealing with the worldwide organization of the net and, thus, a complex regulation and monitoring system. Such regulations could cripple whole business sectors, and even create unforeseeable risks worldwide. The USA, EU and Germany have already refused plans to that effect.
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  • 07/01/2013
    KNX® Yacht
    The January edition 01/2013 of „Boote Exclusiv“ will feature articles about KNX® on yachts in general and the MY KONNEXA (EIBMARKT GmbH Holding). An interesting story points out the advantages of KNX. „Boote Exclusiv“ is a renowned magazine worldwide in the field of luxury yachts. The KNX® magazine also published the winners of the latest KNX® awards; see our shop news of 01 May 2012 . MY KONNEXA 42 was mentioned there in an interesting article which you can view here:

    MY KONNEXA 42 – Superyacht Magazin „Boote Exclusiv“ 2013
    MY KONNEXA 42 – KNX Journal 2012
    MY KONNEXA 42 – Flyer
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  • 28/12/2012
    Good wishes for the New Year!
    We wish you and your families a successful and healthy year 2013! We would like to thank you very much for your trust in our deliveries and services. Also in the future we will offer you a maximum of quality and security. The year 2013 will bring a variety of extensions, optimizations and new products. So, let us surprise you!
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  • 21/12/2012
    Blessings for Christmas!
    We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a time of reflection. Use this wonderful time to recollect the important things in life and to find a few days away from consumption attitude and from this global and fast-paced world.
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  • 17/12/2012
    Final end-of-year spurt 2012
    Now it is time for a final rush to benefit from the old prices. A new year always means new prices when manufacturers generally use the opportunity to increase prices – they hardly ever decrease them. However, we do lower the prices for about 60,000 items by a up to 5% until 31 December 2012. These items are marked with a special price banner. In addition, EIB KNX products (building automation) of EIBMARKT, GIRA, MDT, JUNG, SIEMENS and ABB are still offered at an extremely low price. Starting from January price increases on our part will have to be expected.
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  • 10/12/2012
    Advice business customers
    If all or some items in your order are so-called items that must be procured (yellow dot at article in product preview or product detail view) the Christmas or end-of-year holidays may cause delivery delays since these items are ordered directly from the manufacturers. Thus, we recommend particularly for orders that also include available central warehouse items (green dot at article) to select the option “part delivery” in the cart to permit the earliest possible dispatch of the goods. However, in this case you will receive the complete invoice for your entire order i.e. also the invoice for items that must be procured and are delayed in the delivery.
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  • 03/12/2012
    Winter chaos Europe
    Delivery delay due to severe weather - Please be informed that due to severe weather a general delivery delay of approx. 1 to 2 days must be expected until the situation has improved. DHL and our forwarding agency have informed us today about the difficult conditions that cause the above delays.
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  • 26/11/2012
    Delivery problems GIRA!
    Due to in-house software modifications, the manufacturer GIRA has temporary delivery problems. Please understand that possible delivery delays are not caused by eibmarkt.com GmbH. However, the manufacturer is working hard to solve the problems as soon as possible.
    GIRA Statement GER (0.2 MB PDF)
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  • 12/11/2012
    Delivery times 2012/2013
    Please take into consideration that from December we cannot give a delivery guarantee for products that must be procured or special products (yellow icon at article). Up to 95% of the goods ordered by 07 December 2012 will be delivered before the end of the year. From 07 December 2012 the delivery time for all products that must be procured and special products (yellow icon at article) will increase from 12-13 working days (= about 3 weeks) to 17-18 working days (= about 4 weeks) because the earliest dispatch of these goods can be ensured from 14 January 2013. Due to the increased demand in December plus holidays and stock-taking periods of almost all manufacturers dispatch can be delayed until mid January. Basically, there is hardly any chance to get these special goods earlier because most manufacturers do not start full operation again before 14 January 2013. If you have also ordered available central warehouse items, then you’d better select part delivery offered in the cart (double shipping costs) for the available goods, otherwise NO part delivery will be executed. If the order includes available central warehouse items only (green dot at article and checked in advance using the link – availability check), then you will receive the acknowledgement of order and confirmation of delivery date immediately after placing the order also during the whole holiday period and the turn of the year, otherwise on the working day that follows.

    20 Dec 2012: Last dispatch planning date for orders
    21 Dec 2012: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL), orders of central warehouse items, only!
    22 Dec 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    23 Dec 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    24 Dec 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    25 Dec 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    26 Dec 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    27 Dec 2012: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    28 Dec 2012: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    29 Dec 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    30 Dec 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    31 Dec 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    01 Jan 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    02 Jan 2013: First delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    03 Jan 2013: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    04 Jan 2013: No delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    05 Jan 2013: No delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    06 Jan 2013: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    07 Jan 2013: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) – normal operation
    08 Jan 2013: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    09 Jan 2013: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    10 Jan 2013: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    11 Jan 2013: First receipts of items that had to be procured (suppliers company holidays)

    Starting from Monday, 14 January 2013 deliveries from the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics center eibmarkt.com (dispatch by DHL) will go back to normal including goods that must be procured or special items.
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  • 05/11/2012
    Forwarding withTracking
    As of now, the delivery information from our system for deliveries by forwarding company within Germany will also provide a tracking link as it is usual for normal DHL delivery. Before, it was not possible to track deliveries of bulky goods or individual weights of over 31.5 kg online when delivered by a forwarding company.
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  • 29/10/2012
    Deliveries public holidays
    Due to the coming public holidays in Bavaria and Saxony (All Saints' Day 01/11, Reformation Day 31/10), please be informed of the following:

    Note: Wednesday, 10/31/2012 (Reformation Day in Saxony) no phone support is available.


    The central warehouse in Bavaria starts to pick and pack again to 100% on Friday (partially), 02 November 2012. This means no goods are dispatched on these days. Resulting from the ban of trucks on a public holiday even orders received on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 will be delivered on Friday 2 November 2012.

    31 November 2012 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    01 November 2012 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    02 November 2012 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Friday, 02 November 2012 the normal deliveries by the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com (DHL delivery) is resumed again!
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  • 15/10/2012
    Longer delivery times
    As usual at the end of the year, the delivery time for items that have to be procured (yellow dot at item) increases considerably due to the increasing demand. Please take this into consideration at an early stage. Within short (01 November 2012) there will be the usual increase by approx. 5 % in gross list prices of manufacturers. This refers to about 70,000 items including EIB KNX building automation. Use the month of October for high value purchases and benefit from the short delivery times which will increase towards the end of the year.
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  • 28/09/2012
    New Smartwatch KNX?
    A new generation of watches, the Pebble Smartwatch, is just seeing a huge hype in the media although these watches are not yet officially available. The idea is almost brilliant and will probably be accepted with the same enthusiasm as Apple products. Nobody really needs it but everybody wants to have this product. This watch permits connection with the iPhone or Android devices via bluetooth and can display the most different functions and services. As an example SMS, mail or other messages can be displayed, Apps can be used or specifically developed for that purpose. This could result in an almost limitless frenzy of applications. The displays on the watch are supposed to be configurable freely. The option of connecting Apps opens the most different opportunities for the KNX (building automation EIB/KNX) almost immediately as there are already Apps and interfaces for the iPhone. Thus, alarm, malfunction and operation messages could be directly sent via mobile phone and bluetooth and displayed on the watch. Using radio sensors body functions such as heart rate, body temperature etc. could be checked and evaluated. It would also be conceivable that these watches capture these values directly. It could be an advantage for ill and needy people when an emergency call is made directly via KNX, light can be switched on or other processes activated. Simple light scenes or even music depending on the body function could be activated fully-automatically. If there is an LED DIN-rail mounted device as light source in the room, it could directly display the captured mood such as dark red for vivid and irritated up to nice pastel colours for a balanced mood. There are certainly many sensible and less sensible applications for such a watch. At the same time this could also contribute to the already existing information satiation in today’s society because too much information and stimulus leads to haste and stress.

    https://getpebble.com
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  • 27/09/2012
    Price increase Siemens!
    About 6,000 products are more expensive by approx. 5%. This affects the entire EIB KNX segment! Use the remaining time (8-9 days).
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  • 24/09/2012
    PDF invoices equated
    Electronic invoices are equated with paper invoices as stipulated by the Federal Ministry of Finance, now. Thus, expensive and labour-intensive qualified electronic signatures (PDF) or invoices generated in the EDI process can be omitted. With this new regulation electronic invoices that are sent as simple WORD, Excel or PDF document by email are now accepted for turnover tax declarations. So, they equal a paper invoice. Contents and legal details of these new regulations can be found in § 14 paragraph 1 Value Added Tax Act (UStG) and in paragraph 14.4 of the Umsatzsteuer-Anwendererlasses (Turnover Tax Decree) (UStAE).
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  • 17/09/2012
    EUR 850,000,000,000.00
    In words: Eight hundred and fifty thousand million Euro. The preview text is hardly big enough for this figure, this is the sum currently made available by the European Central Bank for the "Maintenance of the System EU". Germany’s contribution amounts to EUR 190,000,000,000.00 for the Euro Rescue Fund, which, as decided by our highest court on 12 Sept 2012, would be justifiable, if this amount fell due. Currently, this „only“represents the amount guaranteed if the worst comes to the worst. More than EUR 54bn have already been made available for Greece and other states of which, according to reports, 10m have already been paid out as financial aid. EUR 190,000,000,000.00 EUR is now said to be the final limit. So far to good..., the stock exchanges respond with joy, the obscure scheme of politics, economy and finance seems to be pleased for the time being because, now, one can start playing with virtual figures and the money machines are running until they break down. Thus, for the next months or even years the crisis discussion will slow down. However, the next crisis is already waiting; the question is when it will happen. And, we have to ask who is going to pay for all that, if Germany’s liability is really required? It is completely unclear how these giant amounts of money will be recovered in case of a liability to avoid a creeping inflation. Should we really deal with this topic at all or turn to our daily agenda of occupation, family and free time since an ordinary citizen can hardly influence the decisions? At least not yet, but there are already discussions about referendums. Does this really make sense? To speak with the words of a comedian-satirist "...(...)... Global warming, energy crisis, Euro crisis, oh my God, everybody has been talking about it for years, nothing has happened. When will it finally happen to see the end of all these endless discussions ...(...)..." The process is a global and worldwide one so that details cannot be predicted. We have already informed about last year‘s price increases as a possible direct consequence in our previous NEWS. During the last years we have analyzed our article data and discovered constantly rising gross list prices particularly after the worldwide upturn starting from 2009. The increase was on average about 5% in the electrical/electronic sector. This can no longer be called creeping and, so, year after year, almost all products are getting more and more expensive bit by bit without us noticing it and this happens in all sectors of the economy. The last price increase by manufacturers in our shop was on 01 Sept 2012 with more than 12,000 articles and an average increase by 7%, the next rise follows on 01 Oct 2012 with a similar number and amount. The biggest price increase, that is for all switch manufacturers with almost 50,000 articles and an increase by approximately 5% follows, as every year, on 01 Nov 2012. That is why investments into your real estate make the most sense now, in order to benefit from the price advantages before the general gross price increases by the manufacturers. The safest and best investments are still investments (long-term fixed assets) in your own property!

    New construction, renovation, extension or modification, enjoy shopping on www.eibmarkt.com!

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  • 10/09/2012
    Private Customers Belgium
    We refer to our NEWS of 26 March 2012 EU delivery country limitations and would like to add the following information. Starting from now private customers from Belgium can place orders again at www.eibmarkt.com at the usual country-specific tax rate (currently 21%). Our system has been extended completely and also considers if delivery country limitations are exceeded, now. If they are exceeded the country-specific sales tax and no longer the German sales tax becomes due. Further countries will follow within short. This opens the door, now, for private customers to place orders at www.eibmarkt.com and have them delivered to Belgium.
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  • 03/09/2012
    Private Custo. SE, FR, FI
    We refer to our NEWS of 26 March 2012 EU delivery country limitations and would like to add the following information. Starting from now private customers from Sweden, Finland and France can place orders again at www.eibmarkt.com at the usual country-specific tax rate. Our system has been extended completely and also considers if delivery country limitations are exceeded, now. If they are exceeded the country-specific sales tax and no longer the German sales tax becomes due. Further countries will follow within short. This opens the door, now, for private customers to place orders at www.eibmarkt.com and have them delivered to Sweden, Finland and France.
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  • 23/07/2012
    New EIBMARKT KNX actuators
    After 1.5 years of planning and developing now, we present our new series of EIBMARKT actuators from 20 August 2012 starting with the new 12-fold switch actuator SA.12.16 (N000202) with a space requirement of only 6 horizontal pitches (6TLE/PLE). Besides the extraordinary price-performance ratio (approx. EUR 250, incl. 19% tax) and the low space requirement the actuator is almost unique on the market. As a special feature we confirm the very sturdy design and high quality workmanship with our known 3-year guarantee.

    From end of August 2012 EIBMARKT presents a new switch actuator 12fold (N000202), where 6 channels provide the usual capacity of 16A in manual operation of the current 8fold actuator and where there are additional 6 channels for 8A without manual operation. This permits to install the MDRC casing in only six 6 width units. That means in a standard current distribution board 24 channels can be integrated on one top hat rail. Besides its known high stability and high quality casing and a sophisticated electronic system the actuator offers comprehensive parameters for a diversity of applications (very wide range of parameters).

    New switch actuator 12fold EIBMARKT
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  • 13/07/2012
    Google Shopping
    In 2013 the Google Shopping service will no longer be free of charge. There are many reactions to this from the sector but also much criticism. In the USA Google Shopping has to be paid for starting from the autumn and has to be incorporated in Google-AdWords by means of the Product-Ads. In Germany, the change will be effected in 2013; it is still unclear when exactly. Since this has been one of the largest free portals until today, it will be interesting to see how costs will be calculated. Many shop operators will, of course, consider these additional costs when they calculate their product prices which, in turn, will lead to higher prices. As with Google Adwords the price will be calculated per click (CPC) based on several basic conditions which will have to be optimized by the shop operators with a lot of expenditure. A global integration of the article data will then not be possible without special effort. Every shop operator will have to check permanently whether a participation in Google Shopping is really worth it. It remains to be seen whether this could result in another market place (similar to Amazon).
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  • 02/07/2012
    The Euro Crisis…
    How safe is our money? Are there even worse times ahead? Do we have to worry? Nobody seems to ask him/herself these questions here in Germany since the retail price index 2012 is higher than for a very long time. This is deceptive because the European Central Bank is flooding the financial markets with billions again and again. In the medium term the Euro zone will not be as it is today. In any case there will be changes in the next two to five years, be it through the expulsion of weak countries such as Greece or Portugal, huge savings or completely new currency or country constellations within the EU. Already at the beginning of the housing crisis in 2007, which reached its first climax in 2009, prices fell considerably.

    With the upturn of the economic cycle after such a crisis, prices increased again. This in particular will be the reason for extreme price increases during the slowdown of the euro crisis following the enormous amounts of money pumped into the financial markets. There could even be a creeping inflation. During the crisis in 2001, which was clearly weaker than the one we are experiencing now, the Euro clearly lost its value compared to foreign currency. All in all, these connections and interactions are extremely complex and there is hardly anybody who can predict how things could or even will turn out.

    However, crises are part of each economy. During the last years, we have analysed our article data and recognized steadily increasing gross list prices particularly after the worldwide economic upturn starting from 2009. This increase amounted to approx. 5% in the electronic/electric sector. At the same time we found out that , apart from that, the basic manufacturers‘ gross list prices on the German market are still lower than in other European countries or third and EFTA countries. This is still the case. Based on this, shopping on the internet is particularly popular in Germany.

    So, what could be done with surplus money, if you are unsure? Many people invest in raw materials because they are, generally, quoted in Dollars and often tend to have a high growth during a crisis. Others invest in foreign global unit trusts, shares etc. (Switzerland, Norway, USA), to escape a collapsing EURO zone if the worst comes to the worst. In our view, the easiest and safest way is quite unconventional, just buy a house, renovate your house or invest in a building automation system which increases the value of your premises.

    We have often talked about the market price situation in our NEWS which will hardly be as favourable as it is today in the medium or even long term. Low interest rates and very favourable purchase conditions will be hard to find after the slowdown of the EURO crisis and a following worldwide boom.

    Despite or even due to the EURO crisis, it is a good time for bigger investments into the future.

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  • 22/06/2012
    PayPal Server Move
    Due to a move of a server at Paypal, data server upgrades have to be executed. On the following days and at the following times the payment method PayPal will be disturbed for a short time (always about 10 minutes) and show an error code (error code 10001 or error code 52002)

    Friday, 29 June 2012 from about 8.30 to 8.40
    Friday, 13 July 2012 from about 8.30 to 8.40

    Paypal cannot be reached, either, during the time of the upgrade. We kindly ask for your understanding.
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  • 18/06/2012
    NEW: KNX HomeServer 4
    The GIRA KNX Home Server 4 will be available from calendar week 26 with new design and performance (before end of June)! Order and reserve this new highlight now. Within short Home Server 3 will not be available any longer and the last items are being sold. Additionally, we offer the Home Server 4 in a special package at an exclusive price for eibmarkt customers including KNX IP Router (interface with KNX). The GIRA Home Server 4 is the new on-board computer for the intelligent house. As an interface between modern electrical installation and computer network it controls all components of home automation that are interconnected by means of the KNX/EIB system and offers the possibility to integrate numerous other technologies into the home control system. The Gira Home Server 4 can easily be fixed to the wall using an optional wall bracket. This saves space, permits easy access to the connecting points on the rear side of the device and facilitates the management of cables. For use in commercial buildings the special Gira Facility Server can be provided. It disposes of more memory capacity and is supplied as 19" plug-in unit with aluminium cover for installation in a 19" rack. With its high diversity of control elements such as the Gira Control Clients, smart phones, tablets or the computer the Gira Home Server 4 permits central control of the entire building automation – at home or away.


    goTo exclusive offer Home Server 4, incl. KNX IP Router …
    goTo exclusive offer Home Server 4 …

    Technical data HomeServer 4
    • Processor: 1,2 GHz
    • Main memory: 1 GB
    • Flash memory: 1 GB
    • Serial interface
    • RJ 45 network connection
    • 10 / 100 Mbit Ethernet
    • Integrated power supply unit
    • Nominal voltage: AC 100 V up to 230 V [±10 %], 50 / 60 Hz
    • Power consumption: < 15 W
    • Dimensions: W × H × D 225 × 88 × 230 mm
    • Protection: IP20
    • Accessories (optional): USB-ISDN adapter, wall bracket
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  • 12/06/2012
    New global item update
    This year's third global item upload 3/6 2012 is being prepared and will go online in week 24. More than 12,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 05/06/2012
    Delivery over the holiday
    Due to the public holiday of Corpus Christi in Bavaria on June 7, 2012 orders that are received after 6 p.m. on June 6, 2012 and include available central warehouse items (see link in product detailed view: "Availability check" or in cart "Check total stock" or in product preview " Available?") will not be dispatched before Monday, 11 June 2012.
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  • 04/06/2012
    Private Customers from Austria
    We refer to our NEWS of 26 March 2012 EU delivery country limitations and would like to add the following information. Starting from now private customers from Austria can place orders again at www.eibmarkt.at or www.eibmarkt.com at the usual country-specific tax rate of currently 20% sales tax. Our system has been extended completely and also considers if delivery country limitations are exceeded, now. If they are exceeded the country-specific sales tax and no longer the German sales tax becomes due. Further countries will follow within short. This opens the door, now, for private customers to place orders at www.eibmarkt.at or www.eibmarkt.com and have them delivered to Austria.
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  • 29/05/2012
    Only for a short time now!
    Prices of our EIBMARKT KNX presence detectors with or without constant light regulation will increase soon due to a considerable rise in production and material costs. Use the remaining time to make good value purchases at the old conditions
    New EIBMARKT GmbH EIB KNX presence detector (KLR) - N000530

    goKNX Universal Presence Detector 360 with constant light control
    goKNX Universal Presence Detector 360 without constant light control
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  • 25/05/2012
    Delivery over the holidays
    Delivery over the holidays on the following Due to the coming holidays (Pentecost) between 26th - 28th May 2012, information as to delivery dates:
    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 29th May 2012, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 10th May from 4 p.m. and 25th May 2012. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    25 May 2012 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    28 May 2012 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    29 May 2012 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL) - orders received before 10th May 4 p.m.
    30 May 2012 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)

    From Wednesday, 30th May 2012, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 21/05/2012
    Special price campaign
    Our special price campaign to celebrate the KNX AWARD 2012 will soon come to an end. Make a head start and benefit from the favourable conditions. Particularly KNX items are very good value e.g. the complete KNX Merten series!
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  • 14/05/2012
    Delivery over the holidays
    Delivery over the holidays on the following Due to the coming holidays (Ascension Day + bridging day) between 17th - 20th May 2012, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 21th May 2012, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 16th May from 4 p.m. and 20th May 2012. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    16 May 2012 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    17 May 2012 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    18 May 2012 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    From Monday, 21st May 2012, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!

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  • 01/05/2012
    WINNER KNX® AWARD 2012
    Celebrate with us! Special prices up to 31 May 2012. We are extremely happy to announce that eibmarkt®.com GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the EIBMARKT GmbH Holding (www.eibmarkt.de), with their KNX® yacht project KONNEXA 42 has won the KNX® AWARD 2012 in the category "Special”. The offered prize is considered the highest award for excellent achievements in the most intelligent and most extraordinary KNX® projects worldwide in home and building technique which are leading in innovation and technical progress. In the year 2012 the prize was awarded for the ninth time. Uncountable projects from 48 countries took part and were examined by neutral experts of the KNX world and the KNX® Association. The prize was awarded to the winners during the award ceremony of the KNX Award on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 at 18:30 in the „Forum“ building on the Light+Building fair grounds in Frankfurt on Main. eibmarkt®.com GmbH has prevailed in a competition against top-class projects from different continents.

    The 14 KNX Awards were handed out on 17 April in Frankfurt (Germany) at the world’s largest trade fair for intelligent buildings – light+building 2012. The KNX Awards are given to internationally outstanding home and building control projects based on the KNX standard. The grand awards ceremony was part of the world’s largest KNX event – the KNX TOP Event 2012 – attended by more than 1,500 guests from 76 different countries. To take into account the huge diversity of the various projects from around the world, three additional categories were created for this year’s awards: for the first time, separate KNX International Awards were presented for each of three different geographical areas – Europe, Asia, and Africa, America and Australia. In addition, in six categories, two companies were awarded first place, in recognition of the extraordinary originality of the projects entered in these categories. This year’s ceremony once again broke all previous records: twice as many KNX projects were entered as just two years ago, and this time from 43 different countries.

    The KNX Award, which was created in 1996, is a reflection of the growth of KNX around the world. Initially just a very few projects from Germany and Switzerland were entered, whereas in recent years more and more projects have been submitted from across the globe. At the ninth ceremony on 17 April 2012, at Light+Building in Frankfurt, a total of 14 international KNX projects received awards in 8 different categories, in recognition of their exceptional originality, sustainability, and future orientation. Selecting the winners was no easy task for the jury: more than twice as many entries were received this year as just two years ago, with entries coming from 43 different countries. More than 1,500 guests from 76 countries attended the award ceremony, which formed part of the KNX Top Event at the Light+Building trade fair. The awards were presented by Iris Jeglitza-Moshage (Member of Management Board, Messe Frankfurt), Anke Hüneburg (Head of Energy Division, ZVEI), Janne Skogberg (AIE President), Joost Demarest (Director of KNX Association), Simon Bartley (WorldSkills President), Hans-Georg Krabbe (President of KNX Germany), Karl-Heinz Bertram (Vice President, ZVEH), Benjamin Houghton and Kieran Doherty (both WorldSkills 2011 gold medal winners). The award-winning projects entered from Asia, the USA and Europe testifies the diversity of ingenious solutions being developed using KNX.

    Special Award
    The Special Award, for which this year there were likewise two winners, attracted wide interest. The first of these was the system integrator eibmarkt.com GmbH from Plauen, who is the first company ever to have installed KNX in a sports yacht. In the KONNEXA 42 motor yacht, KNX not only controls lighting moods, room temperature and audio-visual equipment on board, but also performs monitoring functions, manages energy and electrical loads, simulates presence, and much more. One particularly sophisticated feature was highlighted at the ceremony: the installation includes interfaces with the NMEA on-board marine electronics system and the CAN bus machinery protocol, thus allowing visualisation of all relevant ship data.

    eibmarkt®.com GmbH - WINNER KNX® Award 2012, more information at www.eibmarkt.de


    The second Special Award went to the enormously complex KNX installation at the Gran Melià Resort and Luxury Villas Daios Cove on the Greek island of Crete. Here the centralised building control system includes more than 300 lines and 6,728 KNX devices spread over 32 different zones and linked together via IPC servers. System integrator Automationssystems Triantafillidis, located 900 km north of the site, in Thessaloniki, can perform remote maintenance at any time of day or night. KNX controls a total of around 20,000 lights, all of the venetian blinds and the HVAC system for the resort’s hotels, rooms, suites, villas and gardens, and performs technical monitoring of the installation.

    Young Award
    Young people are also becoming increasingly interested in building control, particularly in relation to energy conservation and climate protection. The jury believe that efforts in this direction deserve to be rewarded, and for this reason, this year they once again selected two winners for the KNX Young Award. One of the winning projects was a study by the technical college HTL St. Pölten, which presents some highly practical data on the effects of automating school buildings to increase their energy efficiency. The study is based on observations made in a classroom fitted with KNX, and demonstrates the potential savings that can be achieved at various different levels of automation. Technische Universität Darmstadt was the other prize winner in this category. It received the award for a training installation that is a simulation of a complete KNX installation in a house, and which motivates students to come up with practical ideas for new KNX functions, for example the interplay between a photovoltaic system, current energy consumption, and a priority control system. KNX links together electrical loads such as household appliances and a KNX charging station for electric vehicles, the latter having been developed in-house at the university.

    Energy Efficiency Award
    In this category, the jury selected the KNX installation at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, China as a winning project. The size of the airport – 300,000 m² and 40 million passengers annually – gives a good idea of just how big this project was. It was realised by the company Shanghai Longchuang Control Automation System Co., Ltd., who impressed the jury with their demand-oriented – and hence highly energy-efficient – lighting control system for the airport’s 6,000 lighting circuits. The focus was on ensuring optimal lighting conditions at all times of day, which the KNX building control components do by controlling the lights according to the amount of available daylight, flight schedules, and other key lighting-relevant criteria.

    International Award Africa, America, Australia
    System integrator mySmart CTI from North Ryde, Australia demonstrated with its KNX project at the Surf Coast Shire Civic Building – a leisure complex in Torquay on Australia’s south coast – that KNX is the ideal technology to easily meet the criteria of the Green Building Council. As well as controlling the lights and so keeping energy use in the building to a minimum, KNX is also responsible for monitoring HVAC, gathering energy data from the building’s photovoltaic system and wind power plant, controlling hydraulic systems and linking audio/video with lighting to create user-definable lifestyle scenes. In this way KNX is the basis for a comprehensive building management system with a focus on energy efficiency and conservation of water.

    International Award Asia
    The jury named two winners in this category also:
    The KNX installation at Princess Noura University for Women in Saudi Arabia stood out because of its unusually large scope and sophisticated control features. The project was implemented at the university’s new 40,000-student campus, and controls and dims the lights in lecture halls, classrooms, offices, corridors and bathrooms, in some cases on the basis of presence detectors. Highlights from Jeddah-based system integrator Modern Times Technical Systems include smart controls for classrooms that can be divided up into smaller rooms, and fully automatic shading systems for the large glazed window areas to protect against solar radiation and efficient climate control.
    ZThe KNX installation at Asia Square in Singapore also received an award. Asia Square, built in 2011, is an award-winning, eco-friendly twin-tower development consisting of offices, a luxury hotel, retail space and a central open leisure area. Its outstanding energy efficiency is not in the least thanks to KNX, which is responsible for controlling and monitoring lighting in the building. The KNX system includes presence detectors for demand-oriented lighting, and actuators with electric current detection for monitoring power consumption. The lighting management system is courtesy of system integrator Youmetronics Pte Ltd, and includes facilities for time-controlled lighting, system monitoring, energy consumption optimisation and efficient system maintenance.

    International Award Europe
    Two prizes were awarded in this category too: Prousaloglou Pantelis Konstatinos & SIA O.E., Rhodes, Greece, realised a very large KNX installation at La Marquise, a hotel complex consisting of luxury rooms, suites and bungalows spread over an area of 12 hectares. This project clearly demonstrates the sheer versatility of KNX, which is used here to integrate the lighting, solar shading, air conditioning, audio/video and alarm systems, and to monitor the equipment, for maximum efficiency, safety, security, comfort and convenience. One particularly sophisticated feature of the project is a key card control system for room scenes, alarm management, and the information system for hotel staff. The training centre – also the new headquarters – of the foundation Fundación Metal Asturias in Gijón, Spain is another award-winning project that clearly demonstrates the diversity of the KNX bus system. The 340 KNX components, of which the system is made up, make the building a superb example of efficiency, safety, security, comfort and convenience. KNX is responsible for the lighting control, alarm system and access control, technical monitoring, smart metering, and the integration of audio/video components. It also regulates and controls room temperature, fan coils and floor heating, and regulates the supply temperature of the HVAC system.

    National Award (Germany)
    Two companies share this award:
    Bauer Elektroanlagen GmbH from Halle, Germany devised a building control system for the new headquarters of the insurance company HDI-Gerling in Hanover in 2011. This building complex consists of offices, a conference centre and an atrium. KNX controls the lighting, in some cases according to the amount of daylight available and on the basis of presence detectors; can activate predefined scenes in conference rooms; control venetian blinds depending on the time of day, sunlight intensity and outside weather conditions; control room temperature; and also performs smart metering and technical monitoring functions. The efficiency of these KNX applications helped to achieve the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) Gold certificate for the building’s energy management system. Anton Hieber GmbH & Co Elektroanlagen KG from Schwabmünchen, Germany, also won the National Award, for a project that showed how KNX can be used for energy management in an industrial context: production at the new plant of Ritter GmbH generates considerable waste heat, so the KNX system here controls the ventilation in such a way as to allow this heat to escape the building in the summer, but remain in the building in the winter to supplement the heating. It also controls the lighting throughout the factory’s 24-hour production schedule, according to demand and the amount of daylight available. The large amount of saved energy helps to pay back the system in less than two years. Special features include 3D visualisation, integration of emergency lighting, and monitoring of technical functions.

    Publicity Award
    The Publicity Award goes to KNX projects that communicate the benefits of the KNX world standard to the general public. The jury also rewarded two projects in this category: During a visit by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, the KNX National Group Russia demonstrated to him the latest trends in building control, based on the KNX standard. Mr Putin and his companions expressed great interest in the technology. For their demonstration, the KNX National Group Russia set up training stations explaining the capabilities of KNX.
    Three applicants jointly received the award for their “Launching KNX in a new country” project, aimed at introducing KNX in Finland: Tampereen Ammattikorkeakoulu, Sähkö- ja teleurakoitsijaliitto, and STUL ry/KNX Finland ry. In their project they described how they had promoted KNX in Finland with the help of seminars, training sessions, stands at trade fairs, and conferences.

    eibmarkt®.com GmbH - WINNER KNX® Award 2012, more information at www.eibmarkt.de

    goExample: KNX Requirement specif. up to 150m²
    goExample: KNX System integration up to 150m²
    goExample: KNX System integration (plus on site) up to 150m²
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  • 23/04/2012
    Deliveries public holidays
    Due to the coming public holidays (Labor Day), please be informed of the following:

    Note: Tuesday, 01/05/2012 no phone support is available.

    The central warehouse starts to pick and pack again to 100% on Wednesday (partially), 02 May 2012. This means no goods are dispatched on these days. Resulting from the ban of trucks on a public holiday even orders received Monday, 30 April 2012 cannot be dispatched on Wednesday, 02 May 2012.

    01 May 2012 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    02 May 2012 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    03 May 2012 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Thursday, 03/05/2012 the normal deliveries by the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com (DHL delivery) is resumed again!

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  • 16/04/2012
    New global item update finished!
    This year's second global item upload 2/6 2012 is finished and online. More than 7,500 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 10/04/2012
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's second global item upload 2/6 2012 is being prepared and will go online in week 16. More than 7,500 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 02/04/2012
    During the public holidays (Easter) delivery will be executed as follows!
    Due to the public holidays 06/04/2012 - 09/04/2012, please take note of the following information about deliveries:
    Please observe that you will not receive our order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date before 10/04/2012 at latest 6 p.m. if your order includes at least one item that must be procured and your order is received between 05/04/2012 starting from noon (4 p.m.) and 09/04/2012. If your order contains available central warehouse items only (green point at item), you will receive the order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date immediately after placing the order. From Wednesday, 12th April 2012, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 26/03/2012
    Delivery limits to EU countries
    Deliveries to EU countries are, meanwhile, standard procedure for many shop systems. However, only few shop operators are aware of the fact that there are very important tax laws and limit value regulations that have to be respected when delivering to private people within the EU. For every EU country turnover limits are in effect (so-called delivery limits) acc. to § 3c Value-Added Tax Act (German: UStG) When these limits are reached or exceeded, shop operators can no longer send deliveries to private people (only to companies with registration of their sales tax identification number) in the current financial year unless the shop operator has been registered in the respective country as company with regard to the value-added tax. When the delivery limit has been exceeded and more deliveries are made to private people in this country, the value-added tax is due in this EU country of destination and has to be paid directly to the fiscal authorities in this country. There are many EU countries where the value-added tax is considerably higher than in Germany. Certainly, the fiscal authorities can also change these regulations retroactively. An active implementation would currently mean the end of their business activities for many shop systems, since the back duty of the countries of destination can be huge and the delivery limits are quite low in many countries. Last year, our neighbour Austria, for example, cut the delivery value limit almost in half to an annual turnover of EUR 35,000. Many shop systems are also not able to provide the technical background to include such complex tax systems for the EU and third countries in their invoicing or even to implement the whole system of delivery limits to countries. We, too, have reached these delivery limits for some countries very early in the current financial year and, thus, can no longer deliver to private people in these countries They will be informed during the ordering process insofar as they have registered as private people, the goods leave Germany to be delivered to a destination in the EU (country of destination) and the delivery limit for the respective EU country has already been exceeded.

    Our Shop system www.eibmarkt.com calculates fully-automatically the turnover generated with sales to private and corporate customers in the respective EU countries with regard to the turnover limit and cancels the order process if the registration form indicates that the customer is a private person, goods leave the German territory and the delivery limit has been reached or exceeded.

    We would like to point out that people acting as entrepreneurs (USt-ID) are not affected by these regulations.

    According to unofficial publication s of the EU Commission the applicable delivery limits in other EU member countries are as follows as per 1 September 2011:
    – Belgium: € 35,000
    – Bulgaria: BGN 70,000
    – Denmark: DKK 280,000
    – Estonia: € 35,151
    – Finland: € 35,000
    – France: € 10, 000
    – Greece: € 35,000
    – Ireland: € 35,000
    – Italy: € 100 000
    – Latvia: LVL 24,000
    – Lithuania: LTL 125,000
    – Luxemburg: € 100,000
    – Malta: € 35,000
    – Netherlands: € 100,000
    – Austria: € 35,000
    – Poland: PLN 160,000
    – Portugal: € 35,000
    – Romania: RON 118,000
    – Sweden: SEK 320,000
    – Slovakia: € 35,000
    – Slovenia: € 35,000
    – Spain: € 35,000
    – Czech Republic: CZK 1,140,000
    – Hungary: HUF 8,800,000
    – United Kingdom: GBP 70,000
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  • 19/03/2012
    45,000 customer reviews
    We are pleased about the more than 45,000 Trusted Shops customer reviews in the last eight years and more than 18,000 in the last twelve months. On this occasion we have reduced prices of the whole product range by an average of 3% to thank you, our customers, very much for more than 12 years of loyalty!

    Nowadays, you can’t think of professional online portals without review sites and their high relevance. There are many providers, in our opinion, however, two are particularly important: Trusted Shops and eKomi. Both systems capture customers‘opinions in a completely different way. Other than eKomi, where every opinion per order is captured, Trusted Shops evaluates only the last order if several orders have been placed under the same email address and integrates it in the evaluation profile. That means that the volume of evaluations does basically not give a statement about the average quality because each evaluation of e.g. 20 customers says more than that of two customers as long as both groups have entered 10 reviews. Evaluation time is different for both systems, too. Trusted Shops includes only the last 12 months in its evaluation profile since a longer profile evaluation does not necessarily reflect the current quality level of a distributor. Meanwhile, many evaluation portals operate according to the stricter principle since it is assumed that Google and other important portals will include these quality criteria and quality differences in the future.
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  • 12/03/2012
    KNX® AWARD 2012
    We are extremely pleased about the nomination of our project MY KONNEXA 42 for the KNX® AWARD 2012 in the category "Special". Only the 5 best projects from each category can be nominated. The offered AWARD is considered the highest award for outstanding achievements of the most intelligent and most extraordinary KNX® projects for home and building system technique worldwide. Countless projects from 48 countries were submitted and examined by neutral experts of the KNX world and the KNX Association. The winner in this category will be announced during the grand award ceremony of the KNX award in the „Forum“ building on the light+building fair grounds (Frankfurt am Main) on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The KNX® exhibition and training yacht KONNEXA 42 was licensed by the BG Verkehr Dienststelle Schiffssicherheit (Ship Safety Division) as training yacht and, thus, meets the highest safety requirements which exceed the common standards by far. The yacht was fully equipped with KNX® automation technique after a two-year planning stage by eibmarkt®.com GmbH, a subsidiary of the EIBMARKT GmbH Holding and is the first KNX® yacht in the sports boat sector provided with standard modular KNX® equipment packages. For decades the importance of KNX® as worldwide only open standard for applications in building automation has been increasing. KNX® stands for safety, comfort and efficiency. KNX Association is the creator and owner of the KNX technology – the worldwide STANDARD for all applications in home and building control, ranging from lighting and shutter control to various security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, monitoring, alarming, water control, energy management, smart metering as well as household appliances, audio/video and lots more. KNX® is the worldwide standard for home and building control with a single, manufacturer independent design and commissioning tool (ETS), with a complete set of supported communication media (TP, PL, RF and IP) as well as a complete set of supported configuration modes (system and easy mode). KNX® is approved as a European (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and an International standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3). This standard is based upon more than 20 years of experience in the market including its predecessors, EIB, EHS and BatiBUS. Over 250 member companies worldwide from different application domains have almost 7000 KNX® certified product groups in their catalogues. The KNX Association has partnership agreements with more than 30,000 installer companies in more than 100 countries. The KNX® Award honours outstanding KNX® projects in home and building control that set the tone worldwide in innovation and technical advancement. In 2012, this award will be granted for the ninth time. For a successful nomination, the size and volume of the installation are of lesser importance than:

    - the multitude of included trades,
    - the flexibility and expandability,
    - the level of automatization and complexity of the installation,
    - the user friendliness and the acceptance through the user,
    - the convincing arguments for the client,
    - the implementation of products from different manufacturers.

    Nominations and Awards are in the following categories:

    - International Award KNX projects worldwide (without Germany)
    - National Award KNX projects solely from Germany
    - Publicity Award KNX projects that display the usefulness of KNX to the public
    - Energy Efficiency Award KNX projects that emphasize the idea of energy conservation
    - Young Award KNX projects, which are implemented by young people (also by trainees and classes)
    - Special Award KNX projects, that are highlighted by special characteristics

    eibmarkt®.com GmbH is nominated for KNX® Award 2012, more information at www.eibmarkt.de

    For further information about the nominated project see www.eibmarkt.de and our application synopsis
    (PDF ca. 3MB).
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  • 05/03/2012
    New: eibtron.com
    eibtron.com is one of the leading online shops for building technique & automation worldwide. eibtron.com GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of the EIBMARKT GmbH Holding (eibmarkt.de). With more than 340,000 stock articles produced by more than 1,500 manufacturers eibtron.com is one of the largest online shops for the domestic and commercial sector worldwide in the fields of building automation, electronics and electrical engineering, home appliances, lamps, multimedia, data and network technique, as well as electronics, measuring technique, semi-conductors, electrical installations, climate, mechanical engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, workplace equipment, workshops and safety and security. All common payment methods are available. After a development time of 2 years now, we will be presenting the new portal eibtron.com within the EIBMARKT GmbH Holding. Similar to eibmarkt.com this shop system consists of about 340,000 articles the vast majority of which are central warehouse items from the field of electrical engineering or electronics and high-value electronic modules such as laboratory measuring devices. Small devices such as resistors, semi-conductors as well as industrial equipment complete the very comprehensive range of products. A special feature of the system is the remarkable search function which provides extensive detail parameters in the After Search Navigation (ASN) to find the desired product as quickly as possible based on ETIM article qualities. Additionally, if there are no search results, the system checks whether the product could be found in another shop (eibmarkt.com/eibtron.com). So, wherever you search, there are around 540,000 items at your disposal. The shop design is based on the known eibmarkt.com principle which has already earned several awards, only colours and design details are different. We look forward to welcoming you in this new shop system.

    www.eibtron.com
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  • 27/02/2012
    New item update!
    This year's first global item upload 1/6 2012 is finished and online. More than 25,000 new items and 20 new manufacturers are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 7,500 discontinued items were removed from the system with the article data update.
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  • 20/02/2012
    Sales Campaign eibmarkt
    Enjoy the selection of currently more than 60,000 top selling items some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price (see banner "For a short time only - BARGAIN" in the product preview). In addition, in action, the entire EIB KNX product range, in particular, ABB, Siemens, MDT, EIBMARKT, GIRA and JUNG.
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  • 13/02/2012
    New: Offer of the week
    From now on we will offer you a top seller at special conditions every week. You can find this article on the left side of each shop page as banner advertisement.
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  • 06/02/2012
    Service extensions
    Our service activities will undergo further considerable extensions. Especially the pre- and after sales area will be extended again in 2012. In addition to that, our 24 h after sales service on weekends and during public holidays, that has been available for several years now, will be provided in multiple languages, so that you can contact your personal consultant around the clock.
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  • 30/01/2012
    Link if picture is not provided
    It is on purpose that many manufacturers do not provide global image data for internet shops (such Hager, BEGA Albert lamps etc.) to make sales more difficult and to support the specialist retail trade. However, we do not see any sense or effect in this attitude in the long term. Meanwhile, all articles without picture will be provided in adavance with a direct link to image data. After publishing this function you only need to click on „No picture available“ in the product detail view to open a new window with the available image data of the product. Within short, top selling articles without image data will be photographed by www.EIB3D.com 360° / 3D and specially provided. However, due to the high-quality this 360°/3D product photography is very complex and will take some time. Currently, 50 to 200 articles can be photographed in our studios every day depending on the level of difficulty.
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  • 23/01/2012
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's first global item upload 1/6 2012 is being prepared and will go online in week 7. More than 9,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 16/01/2012
    Manufacturer links in case of missing pictures!
    The project has been completed now for all relevant manufacturers. A new service is the integrated manufacturer link in the product detail view of an item where the picture is not provided. From now on the direct link to the manufacturer will be integrated below the usual picture. In this case you can also click on the "non picture". The database will be updated permanently even for manufacturers with picture.
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  • 09/01/2012
    Performance Optimization
    We work permanently to increase performance of the entire system. Following the massive increase in use of our websites and all functions provided we have achieved further relief of the web servers, application and script servers by making additional extensions in the last four weeks. Thus, the whole network structure could be optimized. Parallelization of the database has also been optimized and the article database has been reduced by approx. 100,000 items that are not relevant making connected system databases (e.g. search database on high-performance servers) considerably faster. So, we are well prepared for the year 2012 to offer you the highest quality possible as well as the best service and performance.
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  • 02/01/2012
    Website EIB3D.com online
    The new website of the company www.EIB3D.com is now online. On this website you can visit the studios of EIB3D.com 360°/3D product photography. A lot of information can be accessed from the production of article photos over the automatic work process of robots, turntables and cranes up to the fully-automatic dynamic image data production in the computing center and the hosting services we provide. Comprehensive details and immediate trial options to show 360°/3D applications by means of HTML code on your own website in a few minutes are implemented. 40 demonstration items are provided for download. We look forward to your visit.

    www.eib3d.com
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  • 27/12/2011
    Good wishes for the New Year!
    We wish you and your families a successful and healthy year 2012! We would like to thank you very much for your trust in our deliveries and services. Also in the future we will offer you a maximum of quality and security. The year 2012 will bring a variety of extensions, optimizations and new products. So, let us surprise you!
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  • 23/12/2011
    Blessings for Christmas!
    We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a time of reflection. Use this wonderful time to recollect the important things in life and to find a few days away from consumption attitude and from this global and fast-paced world.
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  • 19/12/2011
    Final end-of-year spurt 2011
    Now it is time for a final rush to benefit from the old prices. A new year always means new prices when manufacturers generally use the opportunity to increase prices – they hardly ever decrease them. However, we do lower the prices for about 40,000 items by a up to 5% until 31 December.2011. These items are marked with a special price banner. In addition, EIB KNX products (building automation) of EIBMARKT, GIRA, MDT, JUNG, SIEMENS and ABB are still offered at an extremely low price. Starting from January price increases on our part will have to be expected.
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  • 16/12/2011
    Advice for business customers
    If all or some items in your order are so-called items that must be procured (yellow dot at article in product preview or product detail view) the Christmas or end-of-year holidays may cause delivery delays since these items are ordered directly from the manufacturers. Thus, we recommend particularly for orders that also include available central warehouse items (green dot at article) to select the option “part delivery” in the cart to permit the earliest possible dispatch of the goods. However, in this case you will receive the complete invoice for your entire order i.e. also the invoice for items that must be procured and are delayed in the delivery.
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  • 12/12/2011
    Reduction of delivery times
    Due to new contracts and the optimization of the logistics system, central warehouse items are currently delivered within 24h within Germany without any extra costs. However, we do not guarantee an arrival within 24h but make sure the goods are handed over to DHL on the same day so that there is a 99% chance that the goods arrive on the next day. A delivery on the following working day is ensured under the following conditions:

    • If the order is placed from Monday to Friday 08:00 a.m., the delivery is handed over to DHL on the same day (if all items are available) and, in most cases, the delivery arrives on the following working day. The status can be checked in our mail "Delivery information" (on the day the order is placed at 6.30 p.m.) with integrated DHL Track & Trace link since not all regions in Germany are delivered by DHL every day.
    • The country of destination is Germany.
    • The order is not placed on a day that is a public holiday in Bavaria or Saxony.
    • The item is not bulky.
    • The order includes central warehouse items (green), only, and availability has been checked by the customer using the link "Check availability" at the item or in the cart by clicking on the required quantity.
    • The order is placed with a payment method that ensures an immediate release for delivery e.g. no cash in advance or financing should be selected in the cart because with these payment methods the order is not released before receipt of payment.
    • Example:
      Order by 8 a.m. from MON-FRI > Delivery on the following day
      Order from SAT-SUN > Delivery on Tuesday
    • This 24-hour service is currently free of charge!

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  • 05/12/2011
    Search optimization
    We have integrated new attributes for more than 30,000 articles in our phonetic search database which now includes alternative product names (synonyms) from the layman’s language. So far, our databank featured technical terms and industrial standard language, only. This further optimizes the search for our customers considerably.
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  • 01/12/2011
    Delivery times at the end of the year
    Please take into consideration that from December we cannot give a delivery guarantee for products that must be procured or special products (yellow icon at article). Up to 95% of the goods ordered by 05 December 2011 will be delivered before the end of the year. From 05 December 2011 the delivery time for all products that must be procured and special products (yellow icon at article) will increase from 12-13 working days (= about 3 weeks) to 17-18 working days (= about 4 weeks) because the earliest dispatch of these goods can be ensured from 16 January 2012. Due to the increased demand in December plus holidays and stock-taking periods of almost all manufacturers dispatch can be delayed until mid January. Basically, there is hardly any chance to get these special goods earlier because most manufacturers do not start full operation again before 16 January 2012. If you have also ordered available central warehouse items, then you’d better select part delivery offered in the cart (double shipping costs) for the available goods, otherwise NO part delivery will be executed. If the order includes available central warehouse items only (green dot at article and checked in advance using the link – availability check), then you will receive the acknowledgement of order and confirmation of delivery date immediately after placing the order also during the whole holiday period and the turn of the year, otherwise on the working day that follows.

    21 Dec 2011: Last dispatch planning date for orders
    22 Dec 2011: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL), orders of central warehouse items, only!
    23 Dec 2011: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL), last receipt of goods from suppliers
    26 Dec 2011: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    27 Dec 2011: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    28 Dec 2011: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    29 Dec 2011: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    30 Dec 2011: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    03 Jan 2012: First delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    04 Jan 2012: No delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    05 Jan 2012: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    06 Jan 2012: NO dispatch and NO pick and pack!
    09 Jan 2012: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) – normal operation
    10 Jan 2012: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    11 Jan 2012: Delivery to branches (Dispatch of goods to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    12 Jan 2012: Delivery to branches (Dispatch to DHL) orders of central warehouse items, only!
    13 Jan 2012: First receipts of items that had to be procured (suppliers company holidays)

    Starting from Monday, 16 January 2012 deliveries from the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics center eibmarkt.com (dispatch by DHL) will go back to normal including goods that must be procured or special items.
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  • 14/11/2011
    Public holiday in Saxony on Wednesday 16/11/2011!
    Please take into consideration that on 16/11/2011 (public holiday) orders with at least one item to be procured (item to be procured, no green point near availabilitiy) cannot be confirmed before Thursday, 17/11/2011 (latest 18:00). All other items are controlled and confirmed fully automatically and then commissioned and dispatched. Our Support will also be available, however not by phone but using the order history (in your personal customer account).
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  • 07/11/2011
    horror energy-saving-lamp
    eibmarkt.com is thinking about a general sales ban on all energy-saving lamps that contain mercury, phenol and other noxious substances. Meanwhile, the special danger to health that is caused by these energy-saving lamps especially for children and elderly people can be read about in hundreds of reports. Phenol (carcinogenic substances) are already emitted permanently during operation, not to speak of the risk when an energy-saving lamp drops and happens to break which sets mercury free that evaporates immediately. Those who are close or even try to collect the shards will suffer from long-term damages to their health. We strongly recommend to leave the room at once and later to air the room thoroughly if such a thing happens to you. Particularly the low-price items contain a high amount of mercury and phenol. It is hardly imaginable what dangers already the shipping agents are exposed to if you look at all these unsuitable packaging methods. According to our research, these products sometimes do not even operate several weeks but cost several times more than a normal light bulb and they are difficult to dispose of (special waste). Unfortunately, the light bulb with its optimum light spectrum for the human well-being does not have a future since it does not work in an optimum way and releases too much heat.

    alternative: eco halogen bulbs

    Phenol has an intensive and unpleasant smell and can cause the sick-building-syndrome in many people. Furthermore, energy-saving lamps can contain styrene and tetrahydrofuran. For carcinogenic substances there is no concentration that is harmless for the health and, thus, not dangerous. Even the smallest quantities of these substances increase the cancer risk. The German Federal Environmental Agency has published the first research results: In fact, in the energy-saving lamps tested substances have turned up „in which a carcinogenic potential cannot be excluded ". These are the substances phenol, naphtalene and styrene. Furthermore, there was proof that these lamps contained aromatic hydrocarbons, which could cause irritation of the mucous membrane and conjunctiva. However, "the concentration of volatile organic compounds from energy-saving lamps that we expect in interior rooms is very small. They do not lead to any worry about health risks ", stated a report. The laboratory had new energy-saving lamps burn in a small test chamber for three days. Emissions were expected. The laboratory, however, only indicated the concentration in the test chamber not the concentration in a real living room. "The concentration measured here is so low that it can presumably be neglected in real living or working rooms. So, the concentration does not mean any danger to health", said the German Federal Environmental Agency.

    Energy-saving lamps that show such emissions should not be used close to where people breathe in, that means not in night stand lamps or dining table lamps etc.

    One manufacturer has already responded to the problem and announced, that they will „follow the way the mentioned substances are put into the lamps". They could possibly result from adhesives and individual components of the lamps. Ikea said, they were working on an approximate value for limit values. The company Müller-Licht stated they could exclude hazardous effects for the consumer. Philipps concentrated on "high production standards"; moreover, low quantities of phenol were "basically no problem". Osram considers the compounds „hygienically harmless".

    Before, reports about mercury in energy-saving lamps had unsettled consumers. But the former is „only“[!!] released when the lamps break.

    Since September 2009 shops all over the European Union have been gradually replacing the common light bulbs with energy-saving lamps. By 2012 the old bulbs will have disappeared completely from the European market and replaced with the energy-saving successor.
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  • 02/11/2011
    Collapse of distributors
    This year, according to recent news, it is expected that some distributors will collapse during the Christmas business due to the giant increase in e-commerce worldwide and, thus, the huge increase in internet use in general. The massive rise in volume of all big parcel services already indicates this tendency. We are eager to learn how this situation will continue. However, during the Christmas business, delays of several days must be expected and, thus, it is recommended to order important supplies or gifts as early as possible.
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  • 25/10/2011
    Deliveries public holidays
    Due to the coming public holidays in Bavaria and Saxony (All Saints' Day 01/11, Reformation Day 31/10), please be informed of the following:

    Note: Monday, 10/31/2011 (Reformation Day in Saxony) no phone support is available.

    The central warehouse in Bavaria starts to pick and pack again to 100% on Tuesday (partially), 02 November 2011. This means no goods are dispatched on these days. Resulting from the ban of trucks on a public holiday even orders received between Friday, 28 November 2011 and Monday, 31 November 2011 cannot be dispatched on Tuesday, 01 November 2011.

    31 November 2011 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    01 November 2011 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    02 November 2011 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    03 November 2011 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Thursday, 03 November 2011 the normal deliveries by the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com (DHL delivery) is resumed again!

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  • 21/10/2011
    New item update!
    This year's fifth global item upload 5/6 2011 is finished and online. More than 70,000 new items and 30 new manufacturers are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 4,500 discontinued items were removed from the system with the article data update.
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  • 13/10/2011
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's fifth global item upload 5/6 2011 is being prepared and will go online in week 41/42. More than 70,000 new items and 30 new manufacturers are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 28/09/2011
    Delivery during the holidays
    Due to the coming holidays (Day of German Unity) between 01 and 3 October 2011, please note the following:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 04th October 2011, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 30th September from 4 p.m. and 3rd October 2011. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green dot at item and availability checked) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    30 September 2011 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    03 October 2011 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    04 October 2011 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)

    From Tuesday the 4 October 2011, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL) i.e. orders received after 4 p.m. on 30 September and during the weekend and the public holiday and include central warehouse items that are available are not dispatched until Tuesday, that means delivery can be executed on Wednesday at the ealiest within Germany!

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  • 26/09/2011
    New shop system eibtron.com
    After a development time of 2 years now, we will soon(18th October 2011) be presenting the new portal eibtron.com within the EIBMARKT GmbH Holding. Similar to eibmarkt.com this shop system consists of about 240,000 articles the vast majority of which are central warehouse items from the field of electrical engineering or electronics and high-value electronic modules such as laboratory measuring devices. Small devices such as resistors, semi-conductors as well as industrial equipment complete the very comprehensive range of products. A special feature of the system is the remarkable search function which provides extensive detail parameters in the After Search Navigation (ASN) to find the desired product as quickly as possible based on ETIM article qualities. Additionally, if there are no search results, the system checks whether the product could be found in another shop (eibmarkt.com/eibtron.com). So, wherever you search, there are around 500,000 items at your disposal. The shop design is based on the known eibmarkt.com principle which has already earned several awards, only colours and design details are different. We look forward to welcoming you in this new shop system.
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  • 19/09/2011
    Further optimization of delivery times
    Within short also orders placed on Thursdays after 8 p.m. - Fridays 8 a.m. will be handed over to DHL on Saturday (instead of Monday). Thus, delivery within Germany of orders placed at the weekend can be ensured on the following Monday if the conditions for immediate delivery are fulfilled (goods available, status paid etc.).
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  • 12/09/2011
    New website EIB3D.COM
    Within short the parent company will publish the new company website for EIB3D.COM, the portal for the division 360°/3D product photography. The website will be linked in an interactive way and on the basis of the content with the eibmarkt.com Shop to permit orders and the integration of the export function for worldwide distribution.
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  • 06/09/2011
    Backbone failure in Germany
    Today an important internet backbone collapsed in Germany (Frankfurt), one of five vital internet nodes in Germany. The reason is unknown (probably construction work). Since noon today this has also caused problems for us. The performance is heavily affected since data packets have to be distributed to other backbones and rerouted. However, repair work is underway. But many internet sites in Germany suffer from a performance loss. The problem was not caused by the shop providers. This means we can only wait. We expect the problem to be solved sometime tomorrow.
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  • 05/09/2011
    New logistics structures
    We are currently (for about two months) restructuring our logistics system (move) to meet the increasing demand. This will enable us to handle higher volumes in the future and to deliver even faster. For six weeks these optimizations have been in operation and the success is visible. So, for example, orders made on the day before from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. the next day are dispatched on the next after, so that a delivery of available central warehouse items in Germany with the status „paid“ are delivered within 24 hours (without any extra costs.)
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  • 29/08/2011
    Subsidized forwarding services
    Subsidies provided for the transport of bulky goods carried out by forwarding companies within Germany expire at the end of 2011. So far, the forwarding cost have been paid to 60 % by the parent company to offer our customers an optimum price-performance ratio. The average costs amount to about EUR 49.00 net plus VAT. Depending on volume, weight and distance the forwarding costs in Germany can be as high as EUR 200.00. However, for almost 10 years now, EIBMARKT, has charged the customers only EUR 19.23 net plus VAT. Due to the increasing expenses and the high demand in this area, these costs can no longer be paid and these costs will be increased step by step. On the other hand, prices for bulky goods will be reduced. Thus, it is recommended to plan a delivery by a forwarding company carefully so that it includes a high volume to avoid multiple forwarding costs. The ideal case would be, for example, to order all components for a house construction together in one delivery, as soon as they are available. So, do not combine bulky items that must be procured (yellow icon at article) with bulky central warehouse items (green icon at article) since forwarding companies cannot provide part deliveries so that the longest delivery time of an individual item constitutes the basis for the date of dispatch. Bulky items in the Shop are marked (cables and lines with a high weight of over 31.5kg per reel or bending radius high, pipes, channels, distribution cabinets, aerials etc.).
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  • 22/08/2011
    Database optimization
    During the last two years there has been intensive research on more than the 15,000 articles and related products. These can now be viewed in the product detail view under “Accessories”. However, you will not only find accessories there but also alternative items or successor products.
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  • 15/08/2011
    KNX Service Campaign
    To mark the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the Holding, eibmarkt.com together with its parent company reduces the price of the complete range of KNX service offers considerably for a period of 14 weeks. Benefit from this comprehensive and unique special campaign if you are planning or programming a KNX house and/or want to put one into operation. The reductions amount to approx. 50% of the normal price! However, the service must be provided within a period of 12 months. Please keep this in mind in case construction of the house is planned for the near future.

    goExample: KNX Requirement specif. up to 150m²
    goExample: KNX System integration up to 150m²
    goExample: KNX System integration (plus on site) up to 150m²
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  • 08/08/2011
    Extremely high price increases expected
    In August and September there will be considerable price rises for products such as illuminants (fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lights). This will happen due to China’s price policy concerning "Noble Earths". Noble earths are special metals that are essential for the manufacture of many high-tech products and it is particularly future technologies such as windmills or electric cars that depend on them. Currently China is supplying over 95% of the world’s total production and, thus, has created a quasi monopoly. Resulting from export restrictions, prices for noble earths have been going up sharply in the last months. The rest of the world depends on these de-facto-monopolists. For environmental reasons and to protect the resources the Chinese government has reduced the excavation of noble earths dramatically. This, in turn, results in a shortage of important metals and a huge price increase. That is why Osram, Philips and other manufacturers of illuminants will increase prices for products including noble earths dramatically. Osram, for example, is talking about at least 10% to 20% for T8.
    Export of noble earths will be limited further, if only though the “back door”. The published quota amounts to about 30,000 tons, that corresponds approximately to last year’s amount. However, the total for 2011 does also include the export of alloys which account for at least 10 per cent of the total amount. If things go the wrong way, China will only deliver 20,000 tons to 22,000 tons of noble earths to the customers worldwide. This would mean a decrease in the export rate by about 25 per cent. Another figure shows how dramatic the consequences could be. Worldwide, between 55,000 tons and 60,000 tons of noble earths are needed outside China. Nobody knows where the outstanding quantity could come from.
    Thus, more and more companies set up manufacturing operations in China, since rationing of noble earths is not handled as strictly there. The local industry is clearly favored. So, on site, even foreign companies have a good chance to receive the sought-after raw materials. A precondition, however, is that certain investments are made in China. This trend can already be seen in some countries (e.g. Japan) and many more countries will follow because in the years to come noble earths will be short in supply which will increase prices even more.
    Benefit from special sales campaigns, this time for illuminants. However, as already mentioned, prices for all products will continue to go up in the next months and years!
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  • 05/08/2011
    3D Product presentation for your shop/website
    Soon, you can integrate the existing 3D product presentations from our shop directly and without software in your web shop or your website. To do so, we grant you a user license with a fee for an arbitrary period of time. You simply choose an article you like in the shop and you can order the item directly in the detail view below the 3D 360° picture. After receipt of order and settlement of payment you will receive a mail with all integration instructions i.e. links, HTML code etc. Within a few minutes you have a high-quality sales tool and a unique highlight in your web presentation. Where we needed years of research and high investments you are now able to use the advantages of an excellent price-performance-ratio and to make immediate use of these applications. No software is needed. All data and tools are stored on our image servers. Prices start at EUR 39.95 for one article including hosting fee (e.g. one year period of use). For a selection of options simply enter the search string "eib3d.com" in the shop search.

    product photography EIB3D.COM (3 MB) product photography EIB3D.COM (3 MB)
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  • 01/08/2011
    Use the summertime for favourable bulk purchases!
    Make use of the manifold price advantages offered now in the summertime. At the beginning of the third quarter the usual price increases of the most manufacturers by 3-5% can be expected. Switch manufacturers (total approx. 75,000 articles) usually do this as per 01 November of each year. Other manufacturers as per 01 October 2011 or even earlier. Towards the end of the year demand usually increases considerably and, thus, the prices of many suppliers increase, too. So, benefit from the available and sometimes enormous price reductions. Especially high value purchases make sense at this time.
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  • 29/07/2011
    HD product presentations
    In cooperation with Bishop Audio, EIBMARKT GmbH Holding now also presents high-quality product presentations based on the contents of the 3D studio photography (EIB3D.COM). Even for just a few significant product details excellent HD publications can be realized and integrated in the website or on Facebook and other social networks. Here is one example in a minor quality for presentation purposes: promotional film EIB3D.COM
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  • 22/07/2011
    New LED Power Spotlight
    eibmarkt.com always seeks to offer high-quality products at an affordable price. However, in the field of lighting this is not always easy. The steadily increasing demand for high-quality LED products has encouraged us to look for new suppliers. We are now introducing one top seller from this range at an attractive special price exclusively for eibmarkt.com, in 4 versions:

    goLED Floodlight 30W 3500K warm white
    goLED Floodlight 30W 5500K neutral white
    goLED Floodlight 50W 3500K warm white
    goLED Floodlight 50W 5500K neutral white
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  • 19/07/2011
    3D Studio Product Photography
    To optimize quality of the product data EIBMARKT GmbH Holding makes its 3D studios including image servers available for product photography for eibmarkt.com. Every day approx. 50 new products are photographed in 360°/3D and composed. You can recognize these items with 3D application already in the preview at the EIB3D.COM logo. Use the full screen function in the product detail view to achieve an extraordinary graphics quality and zoom up to 800%. Turn the products around the observation angles by up to 90° and all around. Test the application options of the 3D operating console provided below the picture and download HotSpot Info or measure the product live with the integrated ruler function and many more. Soon, we will also provide inside into examples of 3D stereoscopy. For a selection of options simply enter the search string „eib3d.com" in the shop search.

    One sample item: goSpecial - Bundle KNX HomeServer 3 GIRA with KNX IP Router EIBMARKT

    product photography EIB3D.COM (3 MB) product photography EIB3D.COM (3 MB)
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  • 15/07/2011
    New advertising materials for our Affiliate Partners
    Soon, there will be new and comprehensive 3D 360° product photography advertising materials for our affiliate partners. These high-quality advertising materials will increase traffic and turnover considerably. Experience a completely new dimension of product description and product presentation for active sales promotion. These attractive advertising materials will be published separately via the Affiliate News.

    product photography EIB3D.COM (3 MB) product photography EIB3D.COM (3 MB)
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  • 11/07/2011
    Freelancers wanted
    For our PRE SALES CHAT we are looking for skilled colleagues with a comprehensive special knowledge in electrical installations. Knowledge of German/English correspondence is required. The Chat can be performed from home and is paid according to the Log. The chat is performed in writing, only, live with our customers and includes general customer communication and product recommendation. There will be a training course, either in our company or using our tools for telecontrol. You can secure an attractive additional income. If you are capable, there is even the option of a full employment in teleworking. We look forward to receiving your application by mail of email to gf@eibmarkt.de
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  • 08/07/2011
    Special KNX HomeServer3
    Benefit from our special sales campaign for the KNX HomeServer3 incl. KNX IP router which is offered at an extremely favourable price, for a short time, only.

    Special - Bundle KNX HomeServer 3 GIRA with KNX IP Router EIBMARKT

    Direct link to product in the Shop:
    goSpecial - Bundle KNX HomeServer 3 GIRA with KNX IP Router EIBMARKT
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  • 04/07/2011
    New item update!
    This year's third global item upload 3/6 2011 is finished and online. More than 7,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 2,500 discontinued items were removed from the system with the article data update.
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  • 01/07/2011
    New shutter/blind actuator 6fold EIBMARKT
    From October 2011 EIBMARKT presents a new shutter/blind actuator 6-fach (N000303) with manual operation. In addition to the high stability and high quality casing and the sophisticated electronic system known from the 4/8fold blind actuator with additional cut-off relay for parallel operation, this actuator disposes of comprehensive parameters for a diversity of applications and, of course, the1-byte object for runtime and slat.

    New shutter/blind actuator 6fold EIBMARKT
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  • 27/06/2011
    New switch actuator 12fold EIBMARKT
    From October 2011 EIBMARKT presents a new switch actuator 12fold (N000202), where 6 channels provide the usual capacity of 16A in manual operation of the current 8fold actuator and where there are additional 6 channels for 8A without manual operation. This permits to install the MDRC casing in only six 6 width units. That means in a standard current distribution board 24 channels can be integrated on one top hat rail. As an additional option the actuator provides binary inputs for operating, status or malfunction messages. Besides its known high stability and high quality casing and a sophisticated electronic system the actuator offers comprehensive parameters for a diversity of applications.

    New switch actuator 12fold EIBMARKT
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  • 20/06/2011
    Delivery over the holiday
    Due to the public holiday of Corpus Christi in Bavaria on June 23, 2011 orders that are received after 6 p.m. on June 22, 2011 and include available central warehouse items (see link in product detailed view: "Availability check" or in cart "Check total stock" or in product preview " Available?") will not be dispatched before Monday, 27 June 2011.
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  • 17/06/2011
    Special KNX presence detector
    Due to the huge demand and in addition to the already reduced EIB KNX 360° presence detector incl. bus coupling standard we are now also offering the EIB KNX 360° presence detector KLR incl. bus coupling with constant light control for a special price of € 99.00 including VAT for a limited period of time. Benefit from that advantageous price and you will save € 40.00 per unit!

    New EIBMARKT GmbH EIB KNX presence detector (KLR) - N000530

    goKNX Universal Presence Detector 360 with constant light control
    goKNX Universal Presence Detector 360 without constant light control
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  • 14/06/2011
    New global item update
    This year's third global item upload 3/6 2011 is being prepared and will go online in week 26. More than 7,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 06/06/2011
    Delivery over the holidays
    Delivery over the holidays on the following Due to the coming holidays (Pentecost) between 11th - 13thJune 2011, information as to delivery dates:
    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 14th June 2011, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 10th May from 4 p.m. and 13th June 2011. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    10 June 2011 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    13 June 2011 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    14 June 2011 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL) - orders received before 10th May 4 p.m.
    15 June 2011 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)

    From Wednesday, 15th June 2011, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 30/05/2011
    Delivery over the holidays
    Delivery over the holidays on the following Due to the coming holidays (Ascension Day + bridging day) between 2nd - 5thJune 2011, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 6th June 2011, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 2nd May from 4 p.m. and 5th June 2011. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item and checked for availability) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    1 June 2011 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    2 June 2011 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    3 June 2011 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    From Monday, 6th June 2011, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!

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  • 27/05/2011
    Favourable copper price
    It is expected that the price of copper will continue to fall on the LME to a price of US$ 8,500 per ton. The news suggests such a downward tendency. This, in turn, will have a positive effect on high value items that are made of copper (cables and lines, contactors etc.) because the price of copper has never been that low since December last year.
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  • 23/05/2011
    Eurominimaker time again
    EUROMINIMAKER is a device that generates discounts on product prices. As soon as its function is active there is a banner on the left hand side of the Shop. The campaign period is limited (generally one hour, e.g. from 12:05 to 13:05 from MON to FRI, as well as on SUN). These campaigns are activated several times a day at the full hour. The times are not published; the function is activated at random. When the EUROMINIMAKER discount generator is active for one product this is already indicated by the EMM Icon in the preview of the product descriptions and in the detail view of the product the flash animation (EMM console) for free discount gambling is displayed. This function is described in detail in the Help Function of the Shop (on top in the main menu of each page in the Shop). The EUROMINIMAKER starts on Sunday, 22 May 2011.

    NEW EUROMINIMAKER

    Additionally the following: Enjoy the selection of currently more than 25,000 top selling items some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price (see banner "For a short time only - BARGAIN") in the product preview.

    Bargain - These items are special high-quality items that have an extremely favourable price-performance-ratio during the campaign period.
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  • 19/05/2011
    Redundancy optimization
    On Friday (20 May 2011), between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., there will be maintenance work on the internet connection of our computing centre. This may cause 10-minute breakdowns. The maintenance work will improve the redundancy of the internet connection.
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  • 09/05/2011
    KNX yacht KONNEXA
    Our exhibition and charter yacht KONNEXA with complete EIB KNX building automation has been completed. Updating with the latest technology took about 6 months including planning stage. This KNX yacht with a total length of about 13 m and a width of 4 m can be viewed in the five-star marina 5 Hohe Düne in Warnemünde at any time starting from June 2011. Make an appointment to go on board for a closer look. Day charter can be booked at the Watersports Center Hohe Düne. KONNEXA is the first sports boat type yacht with a length of under 20 m that disposes of the complete EIB KNX equipment and where the KNX components, including installation, programming and putting into operation through our specialist partners, e.g. Boote Pfister GmbH Schwebheim, can be ordered as standard, as modules for many different yacht types or custom-made. A multitude of integration types, interfaces, server/touch screen solutions, multimedia, safety and comfort systems have been implemented completely by means of EIB KNX. A comprehensive, illustrated and bilingual brochure with detailed descriptions is planned for mid June and will be published in many countries and specialist trade magazines as well as on eibmarkt.de.
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  • 02/05/2011
    New shop system will be launched within short
    In the last two years EIBMARKT GmbH Holding has invested heavily in a new shop system. The new shop system (www.eibtron.com) will soon be published for the first time. The portal disposes, similar to eibmarkt.com of about 250,000 products, most of which are available immediately as central warehouse items. The range includes high-quality branded products from the electronics sector (electronics, measuring equipment, semi-conductors, optoelectronics, passive construction elements, control systems, regulating systems, workplace equipment, electrical installation etc.). We will keep you informed about the start. We look forward to welcoming you to our new Shop.
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  • 26/04/2011
    Sustainable buildings
    We refer to our last News and would like to give some information about tendencies in energy management. It goes without saying that all those who do not focus on reasonable energy concepts when they build a new house or renovate now will have to expect enormous energy costs, not only in the long term but already in the medium term. Current developments and the latest debates about energy policies show where the cost situation is going. Those who do not invest in energy optimizing systems such as heating and ventilation concepts (heat pumps, heat recovery, solar heat etc.), insulation (walls, ceilings, windows etc.), energy recovery concepts (wind, photovoltaic, biogas, block heating stations for owner-occupied houses etc.) and intelligent building automation (EIB KNX) will soon find it hard to cope with the ever increasing energy costs. In view of the future energy prices, even high purchase costs will be paid off within a short time. Energy will never get cheaper! It is always advisable to be independent. Sooner or later energy costs will definitely exceed the costs for rent.
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  • 21/04/2011
    During the public holidays (Easter) delivery will be executed as follows!
    Due to the public holidays 22/04/2011 - 25/04/2011, please take note of the following information about deliveries: Please observe that you will not receive our order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date before 26/04/2011 at latest 6 p.m. if your order includes at least one item that must be procured and your order is received between 21/04/2011 starting from noon (4 p.m.) and 25/04/2011. If your order contains available central warehouse items only (green point at item), you will receive the order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date immediately after placing the order. From Wednesday, 27th April 2011, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 15/04/2011
    eibmarkt.com TOP5 Shop
    eibmarkt.com TOP5 Shop 2011 in Germany! After a total of three months of preparation and application period, the Online Shops nominated for the Shop Usability Award 2011 have now been announced. Hundreds of premium shop systems have applied for the 4th Shop Usability Award. The award goes to the most user-friendly online shop in the year 2011 in altogether 13 categories. Within short the winner will be announced. eibmarkt.com is nominated for winner in the category „Household, Do it Yourself & Garden“ and, thus, is among the five best shop systems in Germany in this category. We are very happy about this success since this is proof that, if nothing else, we are on the right way to customer satisfaction. Meanwhile, the Shop Usability Award is one of the well-established awards in e-commerce. Since 2008 this trophy has been awarded yearly and we have already been able to achieve a TOP30 position. The shops nominated for the respective group winner were submitted to the panel on Friday. The panel of experts consists of well-known industry experts, Johannes Altmann of Shoplupe, Ulrich Hafenbradl of Trusted Shops, Dominik Grollmann, Chief Editor of Internet World Business, Stefan Lein of Google Germany, Kerstin Schiefelbein of Burda Living.Net, Michael Sittek of iclear, Christian Meyer, Chief Editor of ChannelPartner, Christian Riedel, Chief Editor of CHIP.de, Malte Feiler of econda, Peter Höschl of Shopanbieter.de, Kolja Hebenstreit of Team Europe Ventures, Michael Munz of Clover Venture
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  • 12/04/2011
    Sales Campaign EIBMARKT
    Enjoy the selection of currently more than 35,000 top selling items some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price (see banner "For a short time only - BARGAIN" in the product preview). In addition, in action, the entire EIB KNX product range, in particular, ABB, Siemens, GIRA and JUNG.
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  • 08/04/2011
    Is everything getting more expensive?
    Current developments and tendencies clearly show that prices have been going up considerably during the last three years. Step by step all manufacturers increase their gross list prices in the course of a year. We have calculated an average price increase for all manufacturers by 10% in the last three years. Generally, there are three to four huge increases by 2 to 5 % at the beginning of each quarter. The biggest rises can be seen after summer. Therefore, it is advantageous to purchase valuable items or make larger purchases before September to benefit from at least 5 to 8 % lower costs. It cannot be expected that there will ever be any price reductions on the entire product range in the long or medium term. This results mainly from high and steadily increasing energy and raw material prices.
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  • 04/04/2011
    New global item update finished!
    This year's second global item upload 2/6 2011 is finished and online. More than 6,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 1,500 discontinued items were removed from the system.
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  • 18/03/2011
    New global item update
    This year's second global item upload 2/6 2011 is being prepared and will go online in week 14. More than 5,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 09/03/2011
    EIBMARKT GmbH EIB KNX
    Soon, EIBMARKT GmbH will introduce new EIB KNX products as well as existing EIB KNX device groups that have been updated with regard to casings and applications in the MDRC field. The newest product is the EIB KNX IP Object Server PoE-V5.0 which now disposes of five tunnelling connections that can be operated simultaneously.
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  • 28/02/2011
    The EIB3D.COM Studios
    EIB3D.COM is a subsidiary of EIBMARKT GmbH Holding. Special rooms, sophisticated lighting concepts, technical specifications and the expertise of the photographers are the precondition for 3D product photography. EIB3D.com produces the images on different facilities. Their performance including special tables, robots with CAN Bus technology, servers, climate/ventilation and lighting requires a rated power of approx. 15KW in peak load operation (shooting mode). 24/7 our photographers produce about 1TB of image data which is then administrated on several 32TB storage servers.
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  • 18/02/2011
    3D within short at eibmarkt.com
    Already today a static picture is no longer enough and efficient presentations are vital for a commercial success. Virtual, photorealistic and interactive 3D presentations stand for a new dimension in product presentation. Thus, the customer is provided with a realistic and detailed image, can view the product from all sides and zoom to view details. It is as if they hold the product in their hands or stand in front of it.
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  • 11/02/2011
    New global item update finished!
    This year's first global item upload 1/6 2011 is finished and online. More than 8,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 1,000 discontinued items were removed from the system.
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  • 04/02/2011
    Sales Campaign 2011
    Enjoy the selection of currently more than 30,000 top selling items some of which are offered at a greatly reduced price (see banner "For a short time only - BARGAIN" in the product preview).
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  • 01/02/2011
    It is EUROMINIMAKER time again…
    EUROMINIMAKER is a device that generates discounts on product prices. As soon as its function is active there is a banner on the left hand side of the Shop. The campaign period is limited (generally one hour, e.g. from 12:05 to 13:05 from MON to FRI, as well as on SUN). These campaigns are activated several times a day at the full hour. The times are not published; the function is activated at random. When the EUROMINIMAKER discount generator is active for one product this is already indicated by the EMM Icon in the preview of the product descriptions and in the detail view of the product the flash animation (EMM console) for free discount gambling is displayed. This function is described in detail in the Help Function of the Shop (on top in the main menu of each page in the Shop). The EUROMINIMAKER starts on Friday, 28 January 2011.
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  • 26/01/2011
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's first global item upload 1/6 - 2011 is being prepared and will go online in week 6. More than 8,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 21/01/2011
    Restriction of value of goods for third countries abolished!
    The customs authorities have now completed the required licensing procedures as "Accredited Exporter" for the subsidiary of EIBMARKT GmbH Holding (eibmarkt.com GmbH). The restriction of the value of goods sent to third countries (including Norway and Switzerland) has now been abolished. From now on goods of unlimited value can be ordered for third countries.
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  • 11/01/2011
    Normal operation of all manufacturers expected
    From January 10, 2011 the most manufacturers will be available again (particularly those of special items and items that must be ordered separately) to execute orders and dispatch deliveries. Following the holiday season plus company holidays and stock-taking periods most manufacturers are officially available from this week.
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  • 29/12/2010
    eibmarkt.com GmbH wish you and your family a happy and successful year 2011!
    We would like to thank you very much for your trust in our services & supplies. Also in the future we will provide you with the highest quality and security. The year 2011 will bring many extensions and new products, so, let us surprise you!
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  • 22/12/2010
    Delivery over the holidays on the following dates!
    Orders that include products that must be procured (yellow icon near product) and are dealt with after 08 December 2010 (plus confirmed receipt of payment), can not be delivered in the year 2010 due to the long time for procurement and the holidays. (After 23 December 2010 there are only two days for handover to DHL: 28/12/2010 und 30/12/2010)! The next delivery of items that must be procured will not start before 11 January 2010 due to the specific holiday and stock-taking regulations at the manufacturers. Make use of the option for part delivery in the cart if you want immediate delivery (plus complete invoice) of the available central warehouse items (green traffic light after stock check in the product detail view or stock check in the cart).

    Due to the coming holidays between 24/12. - 28/12/2010 and 01/01/2010, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 4th January 2010, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received *** between 23rd December from 3 p.m. and 3rd January 2011 ***. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (in product detail view > availability check > green point item) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    23/12/10 - last date to receive goods for existing orders
    23/12/10 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    24/12/10 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    25/12/10 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    26/12/10 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    27/12/10 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    28/12/10 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    29/12/10 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    30/12/10 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    31/12/10 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    01/01/11 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    02/01/11 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    03/01/11 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    04/01/11 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    05/01/11 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    06/01/11 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    07/01/11 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    08/01/11 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    09/01/11 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    From Monday, 10th January 2011, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com in Meerane again as usual (delivery to DHL)!

    Last info news in 2010, starting from 11/01/2011 new SHOPNEWS!

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  • 03/12/2010
    Delivery delay due to severe weather!
    Please be informed that due to severe weather a general delivery delay of approx. 1 to 2 days must be expected until the situation has improved. DHL and our forwarding agency have informed us today about the difficult conditions that cause the above delays.
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  • 29/11/2010
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's last global item upload 6/6 2010 is being prepared and will go online in week 49. More than 6,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 24/11/2010
    Extended performance today, from 18:00 clock - 20:00 clock
    On Wednesday, 24 November 2010 starting from 6 p.m., our computing center will be extended once again. We intend to carry out extensive database optimizations as well as server extensions to achieve an increase in resources and a high performance capacity. The modifications will be made simultaneously without affecting the LiveSystems (for the most part). From 18:00 clock today is the storefront for about 2 h not reachable.
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  • 15/11/2010
    New GIRA push button sensor 3 and bus coupler 3 coming!
    The new generation of GIRA EIB KNX push button sensors, series 3 (bus coupler 3 and push button sensor 3) can be ordered from us starting from January 2011 . To do so use the link "Advanced Search" directly next to the search mask in the Shop. Then, you will receive an individual offer and a delivery as preferred customer since demand for these devices is extremely high and they will be sold out completely ex works in no time.
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  • 10/11/2010
    Public holiday in Saxony on Wednesday 17/11/2001!
    Please take into consideration that on 17/11/2010 (public holiday) orders with at least one item to be procured (item to be procured, no green point near availabilitiy) cannot be confirmed before Thursday, 18/11/2010 (latest 18:00). All other items are controlled and confirmed fully automatically and then commissioned and dispatched. Our Support will also be available, however not by phone but using the order history (in your personal customer account).
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  • 08/11/2010
    New product databanks for KNX presence detector EIBMARKT GmbH!
    For our presence detectors KNX new product databanks are now available for download on eibmarkt.de (download center). The transmission filters for light and HCV (heating/climate/ventilation) have been revised and, as desired by many customers, a new feature to switch off the remote control function has been integrated (blocking function).
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  • 29/10/2010
    New Web App. for eibmarkt.com
    In about 4 to 6 weeks we will introduce our new Web App. for mobile devices, not only iPhone App. The Web App. functions on Android, Symbian, Windows Phone and other devices as well.
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  • 28/10/2010
    Deliveries during the public holidays on the following days!
    Due to the coming public holidays in Bavaria (All Saints' Day 01 November 2010), please be informed of the following:

    The central warehouse in Bavaria starts to pick and pack again to 100% on Tuesday (partially), 02 November 2010. This means no goods are dispatched on these days. Resulting from the ban of trucks on a public holiday even orders received between Friday, 29 November 2010 and Sunday, 31 November 2010 cannot be dispatched on Monday, 01 November 2010.

    01 November 2010 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    02 November 2010 - no delivery to branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    03 November 2010 - delivery to branches (dispatch to DHL)

    Starting from Wednesday, 03 November 2010 the normal deliveries by the central warehouse Augsburg to the logistics centre eibmarkt.com in Meerane (DHL delivery) is resumed again!

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  • 25/10/2010
    New global item update finished!
    This year's fifth global item upload 5/6 2010 is finished and online. More than 5,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 2,000 discontinued items were removed from the system.
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  • 22/10/2010
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's fifth global item upload 5/6 2010 is being prepared and will go online in week 43. More than 5,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 15/10/2010
    Detailed information about accessories and substitute items!
    Within short, the detailed information given at the article will be extended considerably permitting the customer a much easier selection concerning accessories as well as substitute, additional and auxiliary items for products and product groups.
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  • 09/10/2010
    Relaunch 2010 eibmarkt.com – Online!
    The new relaunch 2010 eibmarkt.com is online, now. We hope to have provided you as our customers with an even better platform for a fast, secure and easy shopping experience.
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  • 08/10/2010
    New features coming soon in the shop!
    Soon, we will inform you directly at the article if manufacturer's prices (gross list price increases) are expected to increase in the following week. So you can optimize your purchases early.
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  • 01/10/2010
    Live shopping on welcome page soon!
    We will soon present new promotional offers at extremely low prices in a specific welcome page area every week.
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  • 27/09/2010
    Special sales campaign for Philips lights finishes soon!
    Over1,000 items Philips lamps, bulbs and accessories are still available at a favourable price. This special sales campaign ends in a few days.
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  • 24/09/2010
    Maritime Dreams - EIB KNX Technology!
    After the successful integration of the automation technique EIB KNX in buildings of all kinds worldwide, we have entered further market sectors. After comprehensive integrations in Premium Caravans, EIBMARKT GmbH is now able to equip motor and sailing yachts with their own EIB KNX devices and applications that are standardized worldwide, such as systems for peripheral/central and dimmable lighting, climate, heating, ventilation, malfunction message, weather data directly on site or by mobile phone (wind, wind direction, rain, radiation, brightness, temperature, twilight, air humidity, air pressure), alarm system, effect lighting, light scenes, energy optimization, presence simulation, capture and administration of operating data, maintenance management, solar/wind management, multimedia AMX-/DMX connection, internal and external camera monitoring, object monitoring, access control, fire, smoke, gas and leakage detectors, window and door monitoring, dehumidification and heat protection functions, drive controls motor system/hydraulic system, touch screen, visualization and telecontrol. Networked intelligence, we make it easier than you think!

    Do not hesitate to enquire about your individual quotation for your yacht or charter our EIB KNX demonstration 40 ft. yacht for the new season 2011 (starting from EUR 799.00 incl. 30 nautical miles, skipper and KNX presentation)!
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  • 20/09/2010
    Relaunch 2010 eibmarkt.com - 9th October 2010!
    Within short (9th October 2010) we will start the very extensive relaunch 2010 of eibmarkt.com.
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  • 15/09/2010
    Special sales campaign OSRAM and JUNG OSRAM finished soon!
    About 7000 items (OSRAM and JUNG) are still calculated particularly favorable. The special sales campaign ends in a few days.
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  • 10/09/2010
    Current dramatic increase in demand!
    Due to the poor sales turnover of the German industry in the first two quarters of 2010 and the current dramatic increase in demand there will probably be delivery problems for items that must be procured in the fourth quarter of 2010 (just as in 2009). The industry had not expected such a sudden change of trend and minimized their stock resulting in the fact that most warehouses have virtually been emptied. For special high turnover goods that must be procured you should focus on the third quarter for purchase to make sure that the goods can be delivered on time.
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  • 06/09/2010
    New global item update finished!
    This year's fourth global item upload 4/6 2010 is finished and online. More than 8,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues. Approx. 3,000 discontinued items were removed from the system.
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  • 30/08/2010
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's fourth global item upload 4/6 2010 is being prepared and will go online in week 36. More than 8,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 27/08/2010
    eibmarkt.com GmbH new subsidiary of the EIBMARKT Holding!
    eibmarkt.com GmbH now operates as a 100% subsidiary of the EIBMARKT GmbH Holding. So far the shop system eibmarkt.com had been operated by the parent company directly and has now been demerged as eibmarkt.com GmbH. The demerger permitted to create a transparent company structure which gives the parent company EIBMARKT GmbH the required ability to adapt and flexibility in its respective market sectors. The demerger was carried out on the basis of the balance sheet of 31 December 2009.
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  • 20/08/2010
    Discontinued items removes!
    Approx. 1.680 discontinued items were removed from the system with the today's price and article data update.
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  • 16/08/2010
    Relaunch 2010 eibmarkt.com - Preview!
    Within short we will start the very extensive relaunch 2010 of eibmarkt.com. In addition to comprehensive function optimizations in the catalogues and the integration of the search/filter and grouping functions (ASN) into the catalogues - besides the main search - the complete layout has been changed 100%. In the future all shop systems of the EIBMARKT GmbH Holding will appear in a uniform design, which has been revised completely. The only differences in the design are the different identification colours of the respective subsidiaries. To achieve all this we made use of comprehensive usability studies, market analyses, design and colour studies of famous institutes and agencies and included opinions of many customers and their evaluations. Thank you all for your support! See a little preview:

    Preview eibmarkt.com
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  • 13/08/2010
    EUROMINIMAKER from October with new design and function!
    Starting from October the new EUROMINIMAKER will go online with its relaunch 2010 featuring a new design and new functions. The enormous worldwide use of this discount generator had required an optimization of its performance. We will inform you about the exact activation date in our shop news.

    NEW EUROMINIMAKER
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  • 06/08/2010
    New shop system eibtron.com within short!
    With eibtron.com EIBMARKT GmbH (Holding) introduces another new shop system especially for electronic assembly groups, control and regulating systems, installation technique etc.. "eib" stands for easy.intelligent.buy (order in an easy and clever way) and has been a synonym for worldwide successful trade for more than 13 years. With more than 200,000 articles and an almost completely available central warehouse stock list eibtron.com represents one of the most comprehensive catalogues in this sector. Extending the product portfolio with this catalogue is an important strategic decision for the Holding in the medium and long term. In addition to the articles that must be procured and central warehouse items we now dispose of approx. 1 million articles that are either available or can be procured. The design reflects the new corporate identity of the EIBMARKT GmbH shop systems and differs from the subsidiaries only through the header and the identification colours as well as the different article range.
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  • 02/08/2010
    Reduction of delivery times - trial period!
    Resulting from new contracts and the optimization of the logistics we will soon be able to deliver central warehouse items within 24 hours without any extra charge. However, this is only applicable for deliveries within Germany and only if the order consists of central warehouse items, only (real time stock check at article or click in cart before). The trial period with random orders which include nothing but central warehouse items starts on 09 August 2010 and finishes on 31 August 2010. The final activation is planned for mid September.
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  • 30/07/2010
    New chat with consultant without click at eibmarkt.com - Online!
    Our PRESales chat with a consultant has been completely revised and is now online. This new system permits to ask a question anonymously in the chat window without a click, a registration or login. The questions is only displayed on your own PC. When accessing the first page of eibmarkt.com the separate window is permanently active as long as at least one consultant is online. If you are not interested just close the window and open it again whenever you need it. The chat window can be moved to any position on the screen by pressing and holding the mouse. The chat does not serve as a direct sales talk for a specific item since this would be impossible due to the huge quantity of articles (except electrical installation in general, EIB KNX building automation specifically). Electrical engineers, electrical engineering master technicians and technicians work in our chat. All team members are 100% familiar with the shop system and can help you whenever you have general questions. Specific product enquiries are dealt with by our expert advisers for the respective product group (ticket system in the product detail view > "Enquiries"). To make use of this you must be a registered user of eibmarkt.com (this is non-binding and free of charge) so that you are connected to our merchandise information system and the required information can be provided to you.
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  • 23/07/2010
    Special sales campaign OSRAM!
    Starting on 25 July (finish: 30 July 2010) we offer a special sales campaign OSRAM. Over 1,800 items are calculated very favorable.
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  • 19/07/2010
    New global item update finished!
    This year's third global item upload 3/5 2010 is finished and online. More than 6,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 16/07/2010
    Price increases by many manufacturers expected within short!
    Gross list price increases of many manufacturers expected by between 3 to 15 % starting from 01 Aug 2010 (For example Benning, Cablofil, ITW, Cloer, Trilux, Zumtobel and many more.)
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  • 12/07/2010
    New EIBMARKT GmbH EIB KNX power supplies for 1-4 lines!
    The EIB KNX power supply SV-2/DR1 serves to supply EIB KNX lines. The EIB KNX switch-mode power supply SV-2/DR has a nominal current of 2500 mA and disposes of a voltage tap that can be adjusted from 22.5 to 29.5V/DC (potentiometer preset to 29.5V for EIB KNX). The delivery includes (depending on version SV-2/DR1 ... SV-2/DR4) 1x power supply SV-2, 1-4 x current limiter module SB640 and 1-4 x choke to supply max. 1-4 x EIB KNX line/s.

    New EIBMARKT GmbH EIB KNX power supplies for 1-4 lines - SV-2/DR

    goEIB KNX power supply SV-2/DR1 - for 1 line
    goEIB KNX power supply SV-2/DR2 - for 2 lines
    goEIB KNX power supply SV-2/DR3 - for 3 lines
    goEIB KNX power supply SV-2/DR4 - for 4 lines
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  • 09/07/2010
    New EIBMARKT GmbH EIB KNX presence detector (KLR)!
    The version "KLR" is additional fitted with constant light control. Presence detectors with constant light control dispose of additional functions. They do not only send a dimming value of 0 to 100% but can also be switched by presence or a control command. Even standby time and brightness can be parameterized individually. In addition to the standard parameters such as nominal value, transmission difference, selection of control channel, cyclical sending, switch-on value, switch-on delay, forced control, dimming step intervals and range the constant light control disposes of a scene control as well as a parameter set to adapt the control parameters of the PID controller.

    New EIBMARKT GmbH EIB KNX presence detector (KLR) - N000530

    goKNX Universal Presence Detector 360 with constant light control
    goKNX Universal Presence Detector 360 without constant light control
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  • 05/07/2010
    eibmarkt.com relaunch, partial implementation!
    The eibmarkt.com relaunch will be implemented in the Live Storefront in several steps. We will start with the catalogue navigation changeover to AJAX technology (7th June). After that the search function - in the catalogues, too - will be adapted and finally all graphic and functional changes in the whole storefront will be made. That is why there will be updates and modifications during the day-to-day business which will not affect the order process but only lead to some optical changes. We thank you for understanding. The process will be completed on July 30, 2010.
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  • 02/07/2010
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's third global item upload 3/5 2010 is being prepared and will go online in week 28. More than 6,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 25/06/2010
    New (more favourable) EXPRESS shipping costs at eibmarkt.com!
    New (more favourable) EXPRESS shipping costs at eibmarkt.com Within short new and considerably lower EXPRESS shipping costs will be valid for zone 1 (EU), zone 2 (rest of Europe, USA, CANADA and MEXICO), zone 3 (Asia, India and Australia) as well as zone 4 (rest of the world). Please take into consideration that this is applicable for EXPRESS shipping, only, not for DHL standard shipping. We quote EXPRESS within the EU on demand, only, zones 2 to 3 are only available as EXPRESS in the Shop. That means that there aren't any changes for in the daily EC operations for European countries. With this we hope to meet the general requirements of our customers and would like to draw your attention to the fact that the international trend in the EXPRESS business in 2010 is actually the complete opposite. All global players in the logistics sector have increased their prices dramatically since the beginning of the year.
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  • 18/06/2010
    400 new manufacturer links!
    400 new manufacturer links for items with missing pictures have been integrated (more than 50,000 items updated).
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  • 14/06/2010
    Discontinued items removes!
    Approx. 680 discontinued items were removed from the system with the today's price and article data update.
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  • 11/06/2010
    New catalogue navigation in ajax technology at eibmarkt.com (soon)
    "Ajax" stands for "Asynchronous Javascript And XML" and is mainly based on the Javascript-Function XMLHttpRequest. The Javascript unction makes it possible to upload and modify contents dynamically and asynchronously without the user going to the next page or a refresh of the page. Sending data and entering data in forms is possible without loading the website anew. Thus, navigation is easier, faster and better structured.
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  • 08/06/2010
    New product category for future lighting concepts
    The European lighting and illuminant sector is facing huge changes in the next ten years. The comprehensive changes that follow the expiring lamp concepts and their replacement through LED technology require a consequent rethinking and quick actions particularly on the part of the manufacturers resulting from the pressure from Asia. The LED sector is going to be a sector worth billions. In the future it will be possible to illuminate almost everything by means of "organic LED" . Tables, walls, floors, vehicles etc.. It will be possible to control and regulate everything in every possible colour. A striking change in our living space and wellbeing which is of special importance in building automation. Be surprised we will show you many interesting products from all over the world and the opportunities that arise for system integration.
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  • 02/06/2010
    Delivery over the holidays on the following!
    Due to the coming holidays (Corpus Christi 3rd June 2010 + bridging day 4th June 2010) between 3rd - 6th June 2010, information as to delivery dates:

    02/06/2010 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    03/06/2010 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    04/06/2010 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    From Monday, 7th June 2010, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 26/05/2010
    Huge general price increases expected from June (06/2010)!
    It is highly likely that the prices for products that are frequently required as well as products that are produced with a high amount of energy increase considerably from June. We expect an average increase in prices by between 6 and 8%. For specific product types up to 30% (example OBO and others). This increase is due to the expected end of the economic crisis in connection with the effective programmes to encourage business activities and the following increases in interest rates by the European Central Bank. Bad prospects for tax reductions for the decades to come and talks about huge increases in value added tax strengthen this tendency and neccessity considerably.

    Now seems to be the best time in the following five years (medium-term) to purchase high-value goods!

    Those who have the possibility to make expensive acquisitions, should do so now since prices will not be that favourable for many years to come.
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  • 20/05/2010
    Delivery over the holidays on the following!
    Due to the coming holidays (Pentecost) between 22nd - 24th May 2010, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 25th February 2010, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 21st May from 3 p.m. and 24th May 2010. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    21/05/2010 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    24/05/2010 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    25/05/2010 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)

    From Tuesday, 25th May 2010, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 17/05/2010
    Discontinued items removes!
    Approx. 1.400 discontinued items were removed from the system with the today's price and article data update.
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  • 11/05/2010
    Delivery time reduction within short
    Soon, due to new contracts and the optimization of the logistics system, we will be able to deliver central warehouse articles within 24 hours without extra charge . This only applies to deliveries within Germany and, if the delivery includes nothing but available central warehouse articles (real time stock check at article or click on cart before).
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  • 07/05/2010
    Delivery over the holidays on the following!
    Due to the coming holidays (Ascension Day + bridging day) between 13th - 17th May 2010, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 16th February 2010, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 13th May from 3 p.m. and 16th May 2010. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    13/05/2010 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    14/05/2010 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    15/05/2010 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    From Monday, 17th May 2010, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 03/05/2010
    Hager Group purchases switch manufacturer Berker
    With retrospective effect as per 1st January 2010, the Hager Group, Blieskastel has purchased - subject to the approval by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission - the Berker GmbH & Co. KG, Schalksmühle. The purchase contract was signed on 31st March 2010 at the headquarters of Hager Group in Blieskastel.
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  • 30/04/2010
    Interim solution HomeServer 3 GIRA
    Until end of May we deliver the HomeServer 3 as an interim solution (different casing) since the standard GIRA casing won't be available before end of May/beginning of June. The new HomeServer 3 Update Version 2.4.1 disposes of some error updates (data points, attributes). Many even consider the alternative casing more appealing. Dimensions: New dimensions (old ones): 100mm (88), B: 200mm (215), T: 300mm (270).
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  • 26/04/2010
    New global item update finished!
    This year's second global item upload 2/5 2010 is finished and online. More than 8,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 23/04/2010
    EIB KNX PDF Newsletter delayed (07/05/2010)!
    The EIB KNX Newsletter will be published on 07/05/2010 (due to extensive investigation and about 200 new products).
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  • 19/04/2010
    eibmarkt.com with new layout - relaunch 2010!
    From the beginning of June 2010 the eibmarkt.com layout will be renewed completely. A uniform and, thus, clear colour concept, new search features (including catalogs), new shopping cart features and views, new navigation and layout, central and visually clear arrangement of the core process elements and a new structure of the contents, that permit a more relaxed and precise shopping experience, while keeping the current table structure of the website, are the basis of the new layout.
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  • 12/04/2010
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's second global item upload 2/5 2010 is being prepared and will go online in week 16. More than 11,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 09/04/2010
    News (EIB KNX) from the Fair Light & Building in Frankfurt!
    We will exclusively present you all [!] new developments of EIB KNX (building automation) shown at the fair including price and expected delivery time cataloged depending on manufacturers in a specific area starting from 21/04/2010. For one week we will research and collect for you everything that is innovative and important in the new products . The new EIB KNX data presented at the fair will be published online at top speed which means a more or less real time presentation.
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  • 06/04/2010
    Enquiries about DHL fees for third countries and sales taxes!
    We are asked again and again whether we refund the sales tax if customers select a delivery address in Germany or another EU country in order to export the goods themselves because delivery service costs charged by parcel services are too high in certain cases (specific product group/customs tariff number) or hardly calculable (nobody can give you detailed information in advance). We are "Authorized Exporter" authorized by the German customs authorities. If you can submit evidence (max. 2 months after our delivery information by mail) that the goods have left the country and this is confirmed by the customs authorities we refund the sales tax. To do so, you have to send us the confirmations made out by the customs authorities, the invoice copy/order number as well as account data including IBAN/BIC to enable us to reimburse you.

    Further information to this topic here...

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  • 29/03/2010
    During the public holidays (Easter) delivery will be executed as follows!
    Due to the public holidays 01/04/2010 - 06/04/2010, please take note of the following information about deliveries:

    Please observe that you will not receive our order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date before 06/04/2010 at latest 6 p.m. if your order includes at least one item that must be procured and your order is received between 01/04/2010 starting from noon (4 p.m.) and 05/04/2010. If your order contains available central warehouse items only (green point at item), you will receive the order confirmation and confirmation of the delivery date immediately after placing the order. From Wednesday, 7th April 2010, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 26/03/2010
    Night 26/27th March - Our computing center is moving!
    Herewith we would like to inform you about the scheduled move of our computing center. The move has become necessary to extend our capacity and will take place during the night of March 26, 2010, 10 p.m. to March 27, 2010, 6 a.m. During this time our website www.eibmarkt.de, the Shop www.eibmarkt.com and several mail services will not be available. The message "Scheduled Maintenance Work" will be displayed. Arriving emails will be stored in temporary storage.
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  • 15/03/2010
    Goodbye fluorescent lamp!
    As with the previous EuP decrees the minimum requirements will come into effect step by step. The first step will come into force one year after legal validity of the decree, that means from 13th April 2010, the second from April 2012 and the third from April 2017. The efficiency requirements of the first step are valid for fluorescent lamps without ballast. Depending on the lamp shape and base the decree fixes different minimum requirements as to the light efficiency depending on the power input of the lamp. For lamps with higher colour temperature, higher colour reproduction and a second sleeve lower limit values are partially applicable. For example fluorescent lamp OSRAM L 16/640 is replaced by OSRAM Lumilux Lamp L 16/840. The data can be received from the respective manufacturer (alternative illuminant).
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  • 12/03/2010
    Maintenance database starting from 12/03/2010 6 p.m.!
    Due to maintenance work during the night of March 12, 2010, 6 p.m. to March 13, 2010, 9 a.m. During this time our Shop performance is limited (access times, loading times). Orders are unrestricted possible.
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  • 01/03/2010
    New eibmarkt gmbh EIB KNX power supply unit 2.5 A for up to four lines!
    Within short eibmarkt will introduce a new EIB KNX power supply unit. The power supply unit can supply up to four lines simultaneously and there will be four versions to choose from (1-4 lines). The power supply units will cost from EUR 129.00 including VAT (power supply unit with 1x 640mA inductor) to EUR 339.00 (power supply unit with 4x 640mA inductor). We will inform you about the launch date within short (ca. 04/2010).
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  • 26/02/2010
    New delivery country at eibmarkt.com - India!
    We are looking forward to delivering to this country from now on. As "Authorized Exporter" authorized by the German customs authorities we are now able to deliver to this country.
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  • 22/02/2010
    New customer evaluation system online!
    The new Trusted Shop Customer Survey has been integrated and can be called up on the left hand side of every shop page. From now on, this enables every customer to enter comments even without Trusted Shop Buyer Protection. If you were satisfied with the PRE Sales area you can enter your evaluation without any previous order. In this case you just evaluate service and website. In the order number field any text can be entered such as "Preliminary service" or "not yet available" etc. After delivery of the goods you can also use the e-mail "Delivery information" to click on the evaluation link.
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  • 17/02/2010
    New global item update finished!
    This year's first global item upload 1/5 2010 is finished and online. More than 14,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 12/02/2010
    Delivery delay due to severe weather!
    Please be informed that due to severe weather a general delivery delay of approx. 1 to 2 days must be expected until the situation has improved. DHL and our forwarding agency have informed us today about the difficult conditions that cause the above delays.
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  • 05/02/2010
    Delivery over the holidays on the following!
    Due to the coming holidays (Carnival) between 15. - 17/02/2010, information as to delivery dates:

    Please take into consideration that you won't receive our order confirmation and delivery date confirmation before 16th February 2010, if the order includes at least one item that must be procured and the order is received between 12th February from 3 p.m. and 15th February 2010. If your order includes nothing but items that are available in our central warehouse (green point at item) you will receive the order confirmation and delivery date confirmation immediately after placing the order.

    15/02/2010 - delivery to the branches (dispatch to DHL)
    16/02/2010 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)
    17/02/2010 - no delivery to the branches (no dispatch to DHL)

    From Thursday, 18th February 2010, our central warehouse Augsburg delivers the logistics centre eibmarkt.com again as usual (delivery to DHL)!
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  • 22/01/2010
    Manufacturer links in case of missing pictures!
    A new service is the integrated manufacturer link in the product detail view of an item where the picture is not provided. From now on the direct link to the manufacturer will be integrated below the usual picture. In this case you can also click on the "non picture". The database will be updated permanently even for manufacturers with picture. The project will be finished for all manufacturers represented in the shop in the next few weeks.
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  • 18/01/2010
    Info for credit card payments higher than EUR 4.000!
    Credit card payment processors often find the risk of authorizing online payment of high amounts too high. Every bank has different limits here, however, in most cases the limit is about EUR 5,000.00. If your card issuing bank responds in this way Saferpay.com transmits the following message in the following transaction terminal: "Transaction refused - The payment processor has refused this transaction. Please select a different means of payment." This is a pure security measure taken by the banks which, unfortunately, cannot be fixed to a certain amount. For some cards the amount is Euro 4,000.00 for others as much as Euro 5,000.00. All these enquiries have in common that they have been refused with the Auth.result "02". This code means that the processor requires a phone call to the authorization service and, thus, might authorize the required amount in this way. In this case you should return to the cart and select the payment method cash in advance (option with Trusted Shops Buyer Protection) or divide the order in the cart for payment with credit card/Giropay (two separate orders), so that the amount per order does not exceed about Euro 4,000.00. This is not a mistake made by eibmarkt.com but a security measure of your own bank or Saferpay.com.
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  • 15/01/2010
    New global item update in preparation!
    This year's first global item upload 1/5 2010 is being prepared and will go online in week 7. More than 7,000 new items are included as well as comprehensive new catalogues.
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  • 11/01/2010
    EUROMINIMAKER temporarily deactivated!
    Due the massive use of the EUROMINIMAKER during the activation period there have often been performance problems. That is why EUROMINIMAKER will be deactivated for a short period until the optimization measures in our computing centre have been completed.
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