Leviton Manufacturing has entered into a strategic alliance with Zensys to develop, manufacture and market a suite of products based on Zensys' breakthrough Z-wave TM Radio Frequency (RF) technology.
Little Neck, NY, September 8, 2004 - - Leviton Manufacturing has entered into a strategic alliance with Zensys, a leading provider of wireless networking technology for residential applications, to develop, manufacture and market a suite of products based on Zensys' breakthrough Z -wave TM Radio Frequency (RF) technology. The new Leviton products will include wireless switches, dimmers and receptacles that will be fully interoperable with other Z -wave enabled devices including USB dongles, blinds/drapes, thermostats, and garage door openers.
"The market for integrated home automation and control systems is growing and will continue to increase in size as more products become available to the mass market at prices points that drive adoption," said Bob Becker, Vice President and General Manager for Leviton Integrated Networks. " Zensys' Z -wave technology meets Leviton's requirements for end -user cost -effectiveness, interoperability of a comprehensive and evolving product line, and future -proofing with its bridge to UPnP. Our new suite of Z -wave products reinforces Leviton's leadership in the integrated home networks market," he added.
Zensys' Z -wave technology has been adopted by a growing number of leading edge companies, creating a wide range of products that can be networked to reshape today's home control and home automation offerings. Z -wave's ease of use and simplicity of integration across manufacturers makes it the preferred choice in home automation technology,
"Having the leader in lighting control announce a suite of products based on our Z -wave protocol proves that the technology is living up to its promises and that it is becoming the de -facto industry standard. We are very pleased to add Leviton to our list of partners. We are also pleased that Leviton will become part of our Z -wave Interest Group (ZIG). This group of Z -wave customers will manage the interest of Z -wave in the user community by helping to identify market requirements and promoting interoperability," said Per Nathanaelson, Chief Executive Officer of Zensys.
The Leviton Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices. The Leviton name is synonymous with quality electrical products for every conceivable residential and commercial need. Established in 1906 at the dawn of the electrical age, today Leviton is one of the world's most extensive and diversified electrical manufacturing companies. To fully enable today's homes and offices with the latest in information, entertainment and control systems, Leviton has established Leviton Integrated Networks as the technological upgrade path to the future. Leviton Integrated Networks provides structured wiring solutions for distributed audio, video, data, and voice along with home automation technology for both new and retrofit residential, MDU, and light commercial applications.
Zensys, an Intel portfolio company, is the leader in wireless networking technology for residential control and status reading applications. Z -Wave technology is an RF based, two -way; mesh network, communications protocol that enables standard devices in the home to be controlled and monitored wirelessly. Zensys offers low -cost, low -power, integrated MCU/Transceiver chips, development tools, and services. For more information visit: www.zen -sys.com
For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., 59 -25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362 -2591, www.leviton.com
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