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Z-Wave Alliance

January 07, 2010 09:00 ET

Z-Wave Alliance Showcases Expanded Ecosystem at CES 2010

International Demos, Inaugural Home2Grid Summit Sponsorship and CABA Open House

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - CES 2010 Booth #20901 South Hall -- The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies dedicated to building home control products based on Z-Wave wireless technology, is making a big splash at CES 2010, which starts today in Las Vegas. There are twenty Z-Wave Alliance members exhibiting in the booth, which has a new location in the front of South Hall 1.

"We're entering CES with great momentum following on the heels of certifying our 350th product," noted Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "We have a significant global presence at this event and a number of new products being announced and demonstrated by our members both within the Z-Wave Alliance booth and throughout the show floor."

For the first time ever, international members of the Z-Wave Alliance including Gridmanager and NorthQ are participating in the CES booth to demo energy management products that were recently showcased at the Bright Green Expo which ran in parallel to the COP15 climate change event in Copenhagen last month.

The Z-Wave Alliance is sponsoring the Inaugural Home2Grid Summit (www.h2g-summit.com/2010), an invitation only event on Saturday, January 9 that will discuss smart grid developments and the implications for consumer electronics. The event will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in Meeting Room S202 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Z-Wave is playing an increasingly important role in home energy conservation and management, and there are numerous members demonstrating such products at the show including 4Home, Gridmanager, iControl Networks, Trane and RCS, among others.

On Friday, January 8 from 6-8 p.m. the Z-Wave Alliance is hosting the CABA Connected Home Research Council reception at its booth, which is sponsored by Whirlpool and Direct Energy and is expected to bring in 75-80 attendees.

The Z-Wave Alliance members participating in the booth include: 4Home, Aeon Labs, Black & Decker, Bulogics, Electronic Housekeeper, GE/Jasco, Gridmanager, HomeManageables, HomeScenario, Leviton, MiCasaVerde, NorthQ, Radio Thermostat Company of America, RCS, Remotec, Sigma Designs, Skyco, Square Connect, Wayne Dalton, and Wintop.

Z-Wave provides an end-to-end solution that allows the homeowner to wirelessly manage and control lighting, thermostats, appliances and home entertainment systems from anywhere in the world via a PC or smartphone. The Z-Wave certification process is extensive and those products that achieve certification can be identified by the Z-Wave logo on their packaging. All Z-Wave certified products are interoperable, making it easy to build a Z-Wave home network.

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 350 products. 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 trademark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Contact Information

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    Joseph Tateoka
    Ruder Finn for Z-Wave Alliance
    312-329-3971
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