Z-Wave Interfaces with Control4 to Increase Interoperability Options in the Home Control Market
Integration Marks a Major Milestone for Z-Wave
ATLANTA – CEDIA 2009, Booth #1201 – September 9, 2009 – The Z-Wave Alliance today announced that Z-Wave, the standard in wireless home control, will now interface with Control4, the leader in affordable IP-based home control and entertainment systems. This development marks a huge milestone for Z-Wave, opening the technology to the more than one million Control4® products on the market.
“Control4’s vision is to be the operating system for the connected home,” said Eric Smith, CTO for Control4. “A number of Z-Wave Alliance members have designed a Z-Wave driver for Control4 systems which allows us to expand our interoperability with additional manufacturers and ultimately expands the Control4® ecosystem, giving more choices to both installers and consumers.”
“Z-Wave’s integration with Control4 is exciting news for the CEDIA channel and a major milestone in the growth of the Z-Wave ecosystem,” noted Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. “This enables installers to integrate entertainment into best-in-class home control brands and devices. Ultimately, this means a much larger selection of home control and home entertainment products for consumers.”
There are more than 300 Z-Wave certified products on the market today, providing an end-to-end solution that allows the homeowner to wirelessly manage and adjust lighting, thermostats, appliances and home entertainment systems from anywhere in the world.
Demonstrations of the Z-Wave/Control4® interface can be seen at the Control4 booth #161 at CEDIA Expo 2009, taking place September 9-13 in Atlanta.
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, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Leviton, Sigma Designs, Wayne-Dalton and Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI). Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, 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.z-wavealliance.org.
Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
Control4 is a registered trademark of Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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