Smart Home Leader Nexia™ Powers the Z-Wave Alliance Demonstration House at CES

Nexia is the brains unifying a wide range of smart products into a single smart home system

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smart home leader Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), is the electronic brain powering the Z-Wave Alliance demonstration home that features an ecosystem of products working together to create a smarter way of living at the Consumer Electronics Show.


The versatility, security and reliability of Nexia are among the reasons it was chosen to power the Z-Wave Alliance home. A wide range of products are featured in the home, including traditional connected devices like lighting controls, thermostats and locks along with new categories like a no-touch gesture-based control and even a connected mouse trap. The demonstration home is running on Nexia's first Z-Wave+ Certified bridge embedded in the new Trane® XL1050 climate control.

"Nexia has long been, and continues to be, a defining force in the evolution of smart living," said Mitch Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance. "By integrating reliable products and services that make daily life easier, Nexia allows users to choose smart devices from a variety of nationally recognized manufacturers without locking themselves into a closed ecosystem. The ability to control so many smart devices securely and reliably is why the Z-Wave Alliance entrusted Nexia to power our demonstration booth at CES, where the eyes of the world are on us."

Added Nexia general manager George Land, "Nexia can control more than 500 different devices from more than 80 manufacturers and unite them to create simple and secure smart homes that operate seamlessly. We are pleased that the Z-Wave Alliance and our partners from a broad spectrum of manufacturers trust Nexia to show off what their products can do."

About Nexia

Nexia is a leading smart home system and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR). Powered primarily by secure Z-Wave and WiFi technology, Nexia allows users to expand their systems with hundreds of devices from some of the nation's top manufacturers - including Schlage, GE, First Alert, Rachio, GoControl, FIBARO, Trane, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Samsung, Andersen and Pella - to create a truly smart home that adjusts to busy lives. For more information, visit www.nexiahome.com.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.

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 1,700 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 450 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® 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.

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