ISE 16 - Z-Wave Alliance Brings Integrator Membership + Training to the European Market

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is introducing its integrator membership and installer training at Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

Amsterdam, NL -- February 4, 2016 - ISE - Stand 12-A74 --The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is introducing its integrator membership and installer training at Integrated Systems Europe 2016. The integrator level membership and installer certification, first introduced at CEDIA EXPO in the US, is available globally to installation companies looking to grow their knowledge base, build relationships with smart home manufacturers and become experts in Z-Wave deployments.


"Integrators play a crucial role in the deployment of the smart home, and we want to ensure they have the necessary background and resources to leave happy customers," said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. "With the installer training and integrator membership option, the Alliance is providing the resources and tools dealers crave while building a community for all our members."

Membership benefits include access to Z-Wave Alliance integrator forums and working groups, as well as technical resources for deployment, troubleshooting, design and testing of Z-Wave products. As the new integrator membership unfolds, additional benefits will be available including access to a brand new dedicated installer tool and discounts from select Alliance manufacturer and service provider members.

Integrators who join at the new membership level will receive unlimited access to the brand new Z-Wave Certified Installer Training for their employees. The training will provide installers with tools, best practices, protocols and rules for successful Z-Wave installations. At ISE, integrators who sign up at this membership level will receive 50% off the joining fee.

Completion of the course, which spans two interactive 60-90 minute sections with a completion test, will earn installers CEDIA CEU credits and electricians and security professionals can apply for CEUs in their specific state. The course will feature the history of Z-Wave and the Alliance as well as the fundamental concepts, foundation and architecture of Z-Wave. It will include how-to guides on adding nodes, configuring the mesh network and working with routers. The second half of the course takes a deeper dive into interoperability, building materials, signal attenuation and other installer-specific issues surrounding designing and implementing a Z-Wave network in a real-life smart home.

Full details on the new membership options and the full Z-Wave Certified Installer Training are available on the Z-Wave Alliance member site. For updates from Z-Wave at the show, follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn and the #ISE2016 hashtag.

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 1500 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 375 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart home solutions for safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.

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

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: ADT, FAKRO, Ingersoll Rand Nexia Intelligence, Jasco Products, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings and Sigma Designs. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security.

Featured Product

MIDLITE®'s SPEEDPORT Universal Cable Pass Thru, Fastening & Anchor System

MIDLITE®'s SPEEDPORT Universal Cable Pass Thru, Fastening & Anchor System

Use for any Low Voltage Cabling, A/V, Telecom, Data, Networking Ideal for : Sound Bars & Wall Speakers • Home Theater Cabling • A/V Furniture The SPEEDPORT™ is incredibly versatile and is ideal for wall mounted box speakers, sound bars and wireless access devices mounted in ceilings. It can accommodate almost any device needed to be hung on a wall or ceiling with cable pass thru and mounting. The ultra low profile design features a rubber grommet insert for bulk cable pass thru. Two mounting screws are hidden behind the grommet and offer a clean, unobtrusive presentation. Installation is quick & simple using a hole saw and attaches to acoustical ceiling tiles and/or gypsum board. Reducing labor and a whole lot of mess from hand cutting large rectangular holes - Low voltage brackets are no longer needed. Just cut your hole in the desired location, insert SPEEDPORT™ and tighten adjustable mounting arms to fasten securely.