Intermatic announces the upcoming launch of wireless Z -Wave enabled home control products

The products are geared towards the do-it-yourself customer, as well as professional installers, fully leveraging the key advantages of the wireless Z-Wave technology: low cost, high reliability and ease of installation.

Spring Grove, IL - - - October 6, 2003 Intermatic Corporation announced plans to launch a comprehensive line of Z -Wave enabled products for lighting and appliance control. The products are geared towards the do -it -yourself customer, as well as professional installers, fully leveraging the key advantages of the wireless Z -Wave technology: low cost, high reliability and ease of installation.


Z -Wave is a radio frequency based protocol for low bandwidth control networks developed by Zensys, a leading wireless technology company. Zensys has developed the industry's first integrated single -chip enabling very low cost implementation of Z -Wave.

Intermatic is a highly integrated manufacturer of consumer and industrial energy control products and is a leading manufacturer and distributor of residential timers & lighting controls, Malibu low voltage outdoor lighting, industrial time controls, photo controls and pool & spa controls. Intermatic products can be found wherever electrical products are purchased, including home centers, hardware stores, mass merchants and specialty retailers, as well as electrical wholesalers.

"Z -Wave technology allows Intermatic to provide highly reliable home controls, that previously were only available to the high -end home market. Today, we have developed a system that is affordable for any home. " explained Mike Einstein, Vice President of Marketing for Intermatic. "Furthermore, Z -Wave technology can be integrated for a host of other applications, enabling Intermatic's product line to interoperate with products from vendors of devices such as thermostats, alarms, garage door openers and automatic window covering", Einstein continues. " Z -Wave technology will enable Intermatic to quickly become the leader in home controls."

Per Nathanaelson, the CEO of Zensys, says: "We are very proud to announce Intermatic as a Z -Wave partner. Our technology has been designed for mass -market distribution, and Intermatic has the experience and the muscle to be successful in this space." And through Zensys' strong relationship with the drivers of the Universal Plug and Play initiative, the Z -Wave technology has a compelling vision and staying power for the future" He adds, "This is just the beginning of a series of innovative products from Z -Wave customers to hit the market in the coming months".

Intermatic products are expected to be available early in the new year.

About Intermatic:
Founded in 1891, Intermatic is a highly integrated manufacturer of consumer and industrial energy control products. Major product lines are consumer timers, Malibu low voltage outdoor lighting, industrial time switches, photo controls as well as a variety of other products. Intermatic products are widely distributed. They can be found at home centers, hardware stores, mass merchants and specialty retailers as well as electrical wholesalers. Check with our other web site features for the information that will help inform you about all Intermatic products. For more information, go to www.Intermatic.com

About Zensys:
Established in 1999, Zensys is a leading provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications. Our Z -Wave(tm) technology is an RF based, two -way; mesh network, communications protocol that enables everyday devices to be controlled and monitored wirelessly. Zensys offers a family of low -cost, low -power, integrated MCU/Transceiver chips embedded with Z -Wave, as well as a suite of development tools and services making it easy for companies to develop wireless products for residential and light commercial applications including lighting and appliance control, energy management, access control, security, and building automation. For more information, go to www.zen -sys.com

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