Embedded Automation's mControl adds Support for Z -Wave

Z-Wave is now supported in mControl from Embedded Automation Inc. mControl v1.4 has ...

Embedded Automation's mControl adds Support for Z -Wave


Surrey, BC - March 14, 2006

Z -Wave is now supported in mControl from Embedded Automation Inc. mControl v1.4 has just been released and with support for the popular Z -Wave protocol which is capable of automating devices including lighting, appliances, and thermostats. The Z -Wave protocol is a low -cost, two -way, wireless mesh network communications technology that enables consumers to monitor and manage their lighting and other home controls easily, conveniently and securely from anywhere in the world. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) support is also part of mControl v1.4 and has been accomplished through partnership with Residential Control System's (RCS) and their brand new Z -Wave enabled thermostat.

mControl is a leading software application for home automation through MCE with thousands of users' world wide. Embedded Automation attributes mControl's success to three key product elements that drive their development: reliable - the product must perform every time requested, affordable - available to everyone with a PC, and accessible - able to be used by all household members from multiple locations.

"Support for the Z -Wave protocol and RCS thermostats was identified early on as we considered these two features important if we wanted to provide consumers a pathway to transition their homes into the digital era" said Maury Lum, Sales and Marketing Manager for Embedded Automation.

"The Z -Wave Alliance is extremely pleased to see the addition of Z -wave to Embedded Automation's product line. We believe that Z -Wave support within mControl provides consumers with a key component for managing a Z -wave enabled home." said Steve Troyer, VP of Marketing for Zensys.

As part of the Z -Wave functionality, mControl has partnered with RCS, a leading manufacturer of energy management control systems to support their new Z -Wave Thermostat. Mr. Bruce Wiens, VP/Sales & Marketing for RCS, stated that "it is a positive move for RCS to be extending our partnership portfolio to include the MCE environment via Embedded Automation's mControl product. We are very happy that EA has chosen to support the new Z -Wave thermostats as these products are aggressively requested from the Z -Wave community".


Where to get mControl

For new users, mControl v1.40 is available as a free trial download from Embedded Automation's corporate website, download.com, or moremce.com. mControl can also be purchased directly from Embedded Automation or popular online retail outlets such as smarthome.com. Existing mControl customers are able to upgrade their existing version, at no charge, by visiting the Embedded Automation website and following the instructions outlined.

About Z -Wave

Z -Wave(tm) is a wireless RF -based communications technology designed for residential and light commercial control and status reading applications such as meter reading, lighting and appliance control, HVAC, access control, intruder and fire detection, etc. Z -Wave transforms any stand -alone device into an intelligent networked device that can be controlled and monitored wirelessly. Z -Wave delivers high quality networking at a fraction of the cost of other similar technologies by focusing on narrow bandwidth applications and substituting costly hardware with innovative software solutions.

About the Z -Wave Alliance

The Z -Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z -Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, safety and security. Z -Wave technology is the foundation of all products manufactured by the Alliance members. For more information about the Z -Wave Alliance, visit www.z -wavealliance.com.

About RCS

RCS is a leading manufacturer of communicating thermostats, zone control systems, energy management and home automation products for residential and light commercial use. RCS can be reached via their website at: www.resconsys.com.

About Embedded Automation

Embedded Automation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Surrey, BC Canada. Specializing in the areas of home automation, media centers, and embedded systems, Embedded Automation designs, manufactures, and markets a range of products and services in these areas.

For additional information, please visit www.embeddedautomation.com.

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