White Paper on Z-Wave's Network Health Monitor Now Available

Paper details network testing and reporting, locally and remotely.

MILPITAS, CA, Oct 07, 2014 -- Sigma Designs, a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based set-top-boxes (STBs), announces the availability of a new White Paper on the Z-Wave Installation and Maintenance Application (IMA) Network Health Monitor.

Entitled "Z-Wave's IMA Mesh Network Health Monitor: Minimizing Truck Rolls While Increasing Customer Satisfaction," the paper details a network self-test and reporting feature, incorporated into Z-Wave's low-power, wireless mesh network. The IMA feature is particularly beneficial for service providers, installers, and dealers of home automation and home security systems.

The Z-Wave IMA enables a technician to locally or remotely survey the Z-Wave signal quality at every node in the system. This can speed up installation and help ensure robust performance of the smart home system. When service is needed, a technician can use this mesh network health information to diagnose and repair problems in a home or office, sometimes without any need for the technician to visit, saving time and money for the service provider or installer.

The White Paper can be downloaded from the Z-Wave area of the Sigma Designs Web site at: http://z-wave.sigmadesigns.com/for/whitepaper/imatech.

Since its introduction to the market in 2003, Z-Wave has been the wireless technology of choice for the residential and commercial security markets. Z-Wave is the technology used by all major home security providers and telcos for lighting, locks, and thermostats and others. Adopted by over 300 worldwide market leaders, Z-Wave is fully interoperable between all brands and is fully backward-compatible between versions. Because of Z-Wave's interoperability, the IMA tools work with the devices that have already been installed in homes as well as new deployments, making IMA an extremely powerful tool that service providers will benefit from immediately.

About Z-Wave Z-Wave technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1100 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 300 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.

Z-Wave(R) is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. is a world leader in connected media platforms. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's leading IPTV set-top boxes, DTV, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.

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