Major Milestone Reaffirms Z-Wave as the Largest Interoperable Ecosystem for Wireless Home Control and Smart Energy
MILPITAS, CA--(02/28/12)- The Z-Wave Alliance, the consortium behind the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable wireless control solutions, today announced that it has certified its 600th product. This major milestone solidifies its position as the leading consortium dedicated to Home Control and Smart Energy development. The 600th Z-Wave product is a Whole House Energy Meter designed to provide timely and accurate consumption data.
When installed, this meter can monitor accumulated energy usage and instantaneous demand data kWh/kW for single-phase and two phase circuit installations. This information is reported to the Z-Wave network using Z-Wave's Advanced Energy Control (AEC) standard. Because Z-Wave products are interoperable, the RCS Home Energy Monitor's data can be used by any number of Z-Wave devices from multiple manufacturers including; in-home energy displays, energy management controllers, gateways, thermostats and other devices. The Whole Home Energy Monitor is a key element in Home Energy Management systems (HEMs).
"RCS has been a long standing member of the Z-Wave family, we even have Z-Wave Development Kit #002. We continue to utilize Z-Wave because we believe that, for years to come, Z-Wave will be a complete end-to-end solution that will solve the needs of end users when it comes to energy management and home control products for the residential, commercial and hospitality markets," stated Gene Goodell, VP of Business Development at RCS Technology.
"We just certified our 500th product in July of 2011. This accelerating growth proves that the Home Control and Smart Energy markets see the value in bringing together a truly connected home," stated Mark Walters, Chairman of Z-Wave Alliance . "As our members rapidly deploy to more homes and business, with a technology that delivers high customer satisfaction and increased efficiency, they validate the Z-Wave-based solutions are the best in the industry."
RCS Technology -- headquartered in Rancho Cordova, California -- designs and manufactures energy management and control products for the residential, light commercial, and hospitality markets. Since 1993, RCS has been a leading innovator in the development of communicating thermostats, energy management controls, and energy usage monitors. Recognized as a leader in smart grid innovation, the company has pioneered technology for many standards, including Z-Wave. Flexible and efficient, the eco-friendly products of RCS are designed to help anyone save energy while ensuring increased comfort, control, and savings. www.rcstechnology.com
About Z-Wave Technology:
Z-Wave is an international standard for low-power RF mesh network communication and is used for building area communications enabling products such as; gateways, thermostats, lighting controls, window and shade controls, locks, home energy monitors and displays, smart appliances and load controls to form intelligent networks. Z-Wave enabled products represent the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable smart products.
About The Z-Wave Alliance:
The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 160 companies worldwide who use the Z-Wave technology in their products and services. Alliance members collaborate on the advancement of the Z-Wave technology and on solutions in market areas including; smart home, smart energy, security, remote home management, hospitality, and aging independently. The Alliance operates an interoperability and coexistence test lab that is open to Alliance members and non-members. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.z-wavealliance.org.
Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.