CEDIA - Z-Wave Alliance Welcomes Smart Home Leader Control4 to its Membership

One of the largest whole home automation companies, Control4 offers a new Z-Wave bridge device for connectivity to smart home sensors and outlets modules.

Dallas, TX - September 15, 2016 - CEDIA EXPO 2016 - Booth 1910 - The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is excited to announce that Control4 has joined its membership. Control4, a global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, delivers an elegant and personal way to control lighting, music, movies, security, comfort, and more, in a single room or throughout the home.

By joining the Z-Wave Alliance, Control4 will expand its interoperability and offer both their customers and their certified custom integrators greater choice in smart home automation devices. At CEDIA 2016, Control4 is announcing that its entire line of EA Series controllers is now Z-Wave Certified via a new plug-in Z-Wave module, including the EA-1 for single room and the EA-3 and EA-5 controllers for whole home entertainment and automation, with supported Z-Wave devices, including sensors and outlet modules.

"We believe in interoperability and choice for dealers and consumers," said Brad Hintze, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Control4. "Adding Z-Wave provides additional support for Control4 systems in both lighting and security that enhance our smart home solutions in an industry-standard way without needing to build proprietary products."

Control4 joins over 375 additional Z-Wave Alliance members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes around the world. Found in both DIY and professionally installed solutions, Z-Wave has had growing success in the pro channel in the last several years. The Z-Wave Alliance now offers certification for any dealer looking for more technical training and an installer toolkit to make adding Z-Wave to any home simple and efficient.

"Control4 is one of the most respected and adopted whole home control solutions in the market - we are thrilled to welcome them to the Alliance," said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. "This milestone is an important proof point for the entire Z-Wave ecosystem; over the last year, we've seen increased adoption from both DIY and installed smart home manufacturers, global service providers, popular home security companies and leaders in the custom installer channel. Z-Wave is a flexible platform that will continue to support a growing ecosystem."

To learn more news from the Z-Wave team at CEDIA EXPO, visit Booth 1910 at the show from September 14-17, 2016 in Dallas, TX.

For more information on the Z-Wave Alliance, please visit http://z-wavealliance.org. For updates from Z-Wave, follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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.