Zensys, creator of the Z-Wave wireless mesh networking technology for home control, today announced that Logitech, a leading manufacturer of universal remote controls, has included Z-Wave technology in the company's new radio frequency (RF) remotes.
ZENSYS' Z -WAVE HOME -CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FEATURED IN NEW LOGITECH HARMONY REMOTES
Leading Universal Remote Manufacturer
Joins Growing Z -Wave Alliance
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, New Jersey, September 8, 2005 - Zensys, creator of the Z -Wave wireless mesh networking technology for home control, today announced that Logitech, a leading manufacturer of universal remote controls, has included Z -Wave technology in the company's new radio frequency (RF) remotes.
Logitech's Z -Wave enabled products, the Harmony® 890 Pro and 895 advanced programmable universal remote controls, allow consumers to control advanced lighting, climate and security systems using the Z -Wave standard. With the same ease of use that has made the Harmony brand of remotes a top seller, Logitech's new remotes merge control of sophisticated home -entertainment setups and home -automation systems into one powerful platform. The remote enables consumers to create activities in which components around the home are set to work in unison by clicking a single button. An example of a customized activity button could be "Good Night," which could turn off all the lights in a home and set the entertainment system to play music in the bedroom, using a sleep timer, until a specified time.
"With our line of Harmony remote controls, Logitech's goal is to simplify people's experience with home -entertainment and home -automation systems," said Bryan McLeod, Logitech vice president for remote control products. "Now, leveraging the Z -Wave technology, we can further this goal. We selected Z -Wave because it is one of the leading wireless home control technologies that meets Logitech's stringent requirements for reliability, cost and integration."
Zensys also announced today that Logitech will join the Z -Wave Alliance (www.z -wavealliance.com), a growing consortium of more than 125 leaders in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z -Wave as the standard for wireless home control. Current Z -Wave Alliance members include Honeywell, Motorola and Leviton.
"Logitech is clearly a company dedicated to innovation, and we are pleased that this innovation extends not only to home control products in general, but to the Z -Wave technology in particular," said Per Nathanaelson CEO of Denmark -based Zensys. "We are confident that Logitech will immediately reap the benefits of its relationship with Zensys and are proud to add yet another industry leader to the long list of companies that have selected Z -Wave as their preferred standard for home control."
ABOUT Z -WAVE
Developed by Zensys, a provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications, Z -Wave is a low -cost, two -way, wireless mesh network communications technology that enables consumers to monitor and manage their lighting, security systems and other home controls easily, conveniently and securely from anywhere in the world. Z -Wave is a fully developed, affordable, easy -to -use and interoperable technology that is available in more than 40 wireless home control and automation products today. For more information about Z -Wave, visit www.zen -sys.com