SOURCE: Zensys

January 08, 2008 10:13 ET

Z-Wave Chosen by Simplay Labs as RF Technology for Comprehensive CEC Solution for HDMI

New Partnership Will Allow Manufacturers to Develop Interoperable Multi-Device Whole Home Solutions

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - CES 2008 -- Zensys, developer of the award-winning Z-Wave wireless home control standard, today announced a partnership with Simplay Labs, LLC, the leading provider of testing technologies, programs and interoperability design standards for the high-definition (HD) electronics industry, to provide a comprehensive solution for consumer electronics control, or CEC. Simplay Labs will also join the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of manufacturers, developers and market influencers dedicated to delivering on the promise of affordable, interoperable wireless home control products.

"By integrating Z-Wave with Simplay Labs' CEC Solution Suite, we will be driving the development of products that provide a superior consumer experience, including improved ease of use and performance," said Tony Shakib, CEO of Zensys.

Simplay Labs CEC Solution Suite enables a robust CEC feature-set and multiple manufacturer interoperability, delivering on the promise of CEC to consumers for ease of use of their consumer electronics systems.

Z-Wave is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy to deploy wireless home control to every aspect of daily life -- the home environment, consumer electronics healthcare, and energy management -- to create a truly "connected home." Z-Wave's award-winning, interoperable wireless mesh networking technology allows a wide array of devices around the home to communicate, including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers, and security systems.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with an industry leader such as Zensys," stated Joseph L. Lias, president of Simplay Labs, LLC. "This partnership will provide unprecedented value to manufacturers, retailers, custom installers and consumers."

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About Z-Wave

Z-Wave® is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless control to every aspect of daily life -- the home, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy use, to name a few. 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 170 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 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 2006 World Class Award, which recognizes the 100 best technologies and products of the year. For more information about Z-Wave please visit www.z-wave.com.

About Simplay Labs, LLC

Simplay Labs, LLC, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is the leading provider of testing technologies, programs and interoperability performance standards for the high definition consumer electronics industry. The Simplay HD™ Testing Program is comprised of leading consumer electronics manufacturers and technology providers focused on delivering fully compatible products for consumers. As a result, consumers making home theater component purchases can be confident that Simplay HD verified systems exhibit the highest levels of interoperability performance, and ready to receive and play premium digital content, regardless of manufacturer. Simplay Labs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc.

Simplay, Simplay HD and the Simplay HD logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are registered trademarks or trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Zensys, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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