Z-Wave Alliance Announces Exciting New Product Categories, New Members and Upcoming Events
DENVER - CEDIA, Booth #472, September 4, 2008 - The Z -Wave Alliance is taking the stage at CEDIA 2008, the residential electronic system industry's largest event being held September 3 -7 in Denver, to showcase never -before -seen products in brand new product categories from a number of members.
"Z -Wave has a solid product base in every aspect of home automation and control, with more than 300 products on the market today - more than any other competitor," said Mark Walters, chairman of the Z -Wave Alliance. "We are here to show the world's leading installers, integrators and manufacturers that Z -Wave is the ideal solution to bring affordable, reliable and easy -to -deploy wireless home control and automation to every aspect of daily life."
The Z -Wave Alliance's 30' by 30' Pavilion, booth number 472, will feature its impressive Interoperability Wall, showcasing products from a variety of Alliance members including Cooper Wiring Devices, Wayne Dalton, Leviton, Techniku, Electronic Solutions, Hawking, Schlage and Worthington. The Pavilion will also feature several new Z -Wave products launching from the show including:
• ControlThink's ThinkEssentials 2.1, a Z -Wave diagnostic power tool for installers
• Wayne -Dalton's new "Save Energy" Z -Wave Thermostat and HousePort Z -Wave Control for the Mac OS X
• Home Security from Black &Decker
• Hawking's HomeRemote Pro home gateway
• Homemanageables new Z -Wave -Enabled Energy Management Module and iPhone application
• SchlageLiNK, Z -Wave -enabled residential door locks from industry leader Schlage - a brand new product category for home automation and control
"We are really excited to be launching this solution and introducing a whole new product category that leverages the Z -Wave platform," said Dwight Gibson, General Manager, Intelligent Residential Security for Schlage. "SchlageLiNK allows a homeowner to remotely manage access to their home and to receive information about who's entering the home."
The Future of Z -Wave
While the Z -Wave Alliance dominates the competition in home control and access control, it continues to rapidly grow its member base as well. This year, the Alliance has welcomed more than 20 new members whose expertise run the gamut from roof window manufacturing to software designers specializing in smartphone applications, including: Audiovox, Tools & Solutions, Marten Renz, Beagle Data, BeNeXt, DSC, Maintronic, Blue Cell, Adconidis, NorthQ, Beaumotica, Media Runway, ICT Embedded, Black & Decker, Chamberlain, FAKRO, Ingersoll Rand, Lantic, Panasonic, Somfy, and Westell.
To help sustain and capitalize on this growth, the Z -Wave Alliance recently held two Developers Forums and Unplug Fests - one in Amsterdam and the other in Fremont, California. The Developers Forums provide a medium for Alliance members to discuss the latest advances in Z -Wave technology, while the Unplug Fests consist of a day of interoperability testing. These meetings were attended by more than 25 companies representing 50 new products. The informal two -day events brought together technology -savvy Alliance members and engineers to gather and exchange knowledge, and to interact with their fellow Z -Wave developers.
Looking ahead, the Z -Wave Alliance will be the founding sponsor of the Green Tech Zone at the EHX Fall Expo, being held November 4 -7 in Long Beach, California. The first -of -its -kind Green Tech Zone will showcase commercially available and new -to -market products that monitor and control energy consumption in the home. Z -Wave has a significant advantage over other technologies attempting to infiltrate this market due to its ubiquity in the home. Z -Wave Alliance members will be on hand to demonstrate complete, real -world solutions for home energy conservation, including smart metering, consumer notification and automated load shedding.
COME JOIN THE Z -WAVE ALLIANCE AT CEDIA IN BOOTH #¬¬472!
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 more than 300 products. Z -Wave is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET "Best of CES Award" in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World's World Class Award. 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 Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, Ingersoll Rand, Intel, Intermatic, Leviton, FAKRO, Wayne -Dalton, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) and Zensys. 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.zwavealliance.org.
Z -Wave® is a registered trade mark of Zensys, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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