Z-Wave Alliance members will introduce new offerings in areas such as home security and home energy management
LAS VEGAS - - CES Booth #20800 - The Z -Wave Alliance ushers in 2012 with the release of several new home control and automation products from its members. At CES 2012, members of the Z -Wave Alliance will be demonstrating a number of new
Home energy management - Several Alliance members will launch new home energy management products at CES 2012. Somfy will debut a number of new features within TaHomA®, its Z -Wave certified home automation solution. TaHomA enables users to control natural/artificial lighting and heating/cooling according to a user's personal preferences and energy management settings. Remotec will also be debuting several new Z -Wave certified controllers while MiOS and Echo Labs will launch a turnkey meter solution, both for home energy management.
• Home security - New offerings in home security will also be highlighted at the Z -Wave Alliance booth. Schlage will re -launch its Z -Wave certified Schlage LiNK™ system and expand as Nexia™ Home Intelligence. Nexia enables consumers to remotely manage features and functions of their home including door locks, video surveillance, lights, and shades via the Web or smartphone. Additionally, Poly -Control is introducing the new Poly -Lock, the first Z -Wave controlled door lock that can be mounted on almost any existing door lock globally.
• Hospitality and healthcare - Two burgeoning areas in the home automation market are hospitality and home healthcare, and Z -Wave Alliance members will be showcasing offerings for both. Evolve Guest Controls will debut several new products for the hospitality industry, including new thermostats and infrared motion sensors. Additionally, MiOS will announce their partnership with "Aging in Place" innovator Nonnatech, which will give users the ability to easily monitor their aging family members, allowing them to live at home longer.
• Z -Wave Alliance Interoperability Wall - Products from various Z -Wave Alliance members will be on display demonstrating how all Z -Wave certified products work together for total home control.
Additionally, the Z -Wave Alliance booth at CES will feature products and solutions from 25 members including: 2Gig, Actiontec, Aeon Labs, Baldwin, Black & Decker (Kwikset), Echo Labs, Evolve, Fibar Group, Fujikom, GreenWave Reality, Leviton, MiOS, Mitsumi, NorthQ, Poly -Control, Radio Thermostat, RCS Technology, Remotec, Schlage, Skyco, Somfy, Square Connect, Wintop, Yale, and Zonoff.
"These solutions help solidify Z -Wave's dominance in the home control market, especially in the areas of security, energy management and home healthcare as consumers look to take more control over their lives through their home systems," said Mark Walters, Chairman of the Z -Wave Alliance. "We're excited to add to the nearly 600 certified Z -Wave powered products already available, and are looking forward to sharing more Alliance member news and developments throughout 2012."
The Z -Wave Alliance can be found in booth #20800, South Hall 1, where attendees can demo and learn more about the world's largest home area network powered by Z -Wave.
About Z -Wave
Z -Wave is an award -winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems. Z -Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z -Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in nearly 600 products world -wide. For more information about Z -Wave, please visit www.z -wave.com.
About the Z -Wave Alliance
Formed in January 2005, 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. The principal members include 2Gig, Evolve Guest Controls, Danfoss, FAKRO, Ingersoll -Rand, Leviton, Sigma Designs and GE Jasco. Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, 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.org.
Z -Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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