SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance

November 16, 2006 11:04 ET

Z-Wave Takes Command of the Lighting Category for Wireless Home Control

ACT, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Wiring Devices, Intermatic, Leviton and Monster Committed to Z-Wave

LONG BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2006 -- EHX Fall 2006 -- With the interest in wireless home control and automation growing by the day, the Z-Wave Alliance continues to attract the industry's leading players. No where is this more apparent than in the lighting control space, where the Z-Wave Alliance now claims six of the industry's leaders -- ACT, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Wiring Devices, Intermatic, Leviton and Monster.

"We have a significant leg up on the competition given the commitment we have from the lighting vendors and the number of products we have on the market," said Mark Walters, vice president of the Z-Wave Alliance. "ACT, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Wiring Devices, Leviton, Intermatic and Monster are the preeminent players in the lighting industry and all of them view Z-Wave as the preferred technology to bring wireless home control to the everyday consumer."

Following is an overview of some of the lighting control solutions available to consumers throughout a variety of sales channels including home builders, electrical distributors, consumer electronics retailers, home improvement retailers, custom installers and integrators.

Plug-in Appliance Module (ZRP100) by Advanced Control Technologies
Plugs directly into wall receptacle, accepts appliance plug and controls
ON/OFF of lamps or appliances via Z-Wave Wireless Controller.  Easy and
quick automation of lighting.

Wall Switch/Dimmer by Advanced Control Technologies
Replaces existing wall light switch. Controls ON/OFF and dimming of one or
more lights either directly from the wall switch or wireless via the Z-Wave
Wireless Controller.  Available in 300W, 600W and 800W models, some 3-Way.
Direct wall switch replacement.

Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensor (ZIR000) by Advanced Control Technologies
Wall mounted sensor used to activate lighting or can be used with a Z-Wave-
enabled alarm system.  Battery powered, this can be mounted anywhere.

ThinkWatt™ by Cooper Lighting
ThinkWatt™ is the world's first wireless mesh networked motion and photo
sensor, which employs Z-Wave technology to eliminate costly Class-II
cabling commonly used by most energy management systems in commercial and
industrial applications.  ThinkWatt operates HID, compact fluorescent,
linear fluorescent and incandescent light sources for energy management in
compliance with all new energy regulations.

ASPIRE RF™ 600W and 1000W Dimmers by Cooper Wiring Devices
Provides homeowners with local and remote control for programmable fade
on/off and delayed off (1 sec to 4 minutes), dim/bright, child lock, and
scene control for up to 5 associated devices. Control up to 3 Accessory
Dimmers with one single Master Dimmer with LED load indicator and light
level status communication.

Special Edition HomeSettings Starter Kit Featuring Microsoft Visual Studio
Express Editions by Intermatic
The Microsoft Visual Studio Express Editions and ControlThink® Z-Wave®
PC SDK provide a fun and interesting way for enthusiasts to personalize
their home lighting experience using powerful, easy-to-learn tools.
Intermatic HomeSettings ThinkEssentials software allows users to set up a
simple floorplan and control numerous lighting and appliance devices using
their personal computers.

HomeSettings Plug-in Appliance Module by Intermatic
By connecting a fluorescent light or an appliance to a Z-Wave Plug-in
Appliance Module, control it remotely using a radio-frequency controller.

InTouch Dimmers by Intermatic
Offers local and remote scene control, on/off/dim/bright features and LED
feedback. The 3-way option allows consumers to control lights from multiple
locations, and the routing slave mini-scenes allows a light switch to also
trigger a small scene of up to five additional devices.

InTouch Switch by Intermatic
Includes local and remote scene control, on/off, LED feedback, 3-way option
and routing slave mini-scenes. Includes 3 interchangeable faceplates.

Vizia-RF™ Scene Capable 600W Lamp Dimming Module by Leviton
Convenient plug-in module for controlling and dimming small incandescent
loads including table lamps, floor lamps and similar lighting fixtures.

Vizia-RF™ Scene Capable Switch by Leviton
Convenient scene capable switch for controlling and dimming small
incandescent loads including table lamps, floor lamps and similar lighting

Vizia-RF™ 4-Button Scene Controller by Leviton
Convenient 4-button scene controller for controlling and dimming small
incandescent loads including table lamps, floor lamps and similar lighting

Vizia-RF™ Remote Control for Multi-Way Applications by Leviton
Remote control for controlling and dimming small incandescent loads
including table lamps, floor lamps and similar lighting fixtures.

Illuminessence™ 4 Scene In-Wall Lighting Master Controller by Monster
Whether you're looking to control one lamp, or control a whole home, the
luxurious and stylish Monster Central Lighting Systems Illuminessence
IWC600 In-Wall Light Controller provides lighting control simplicity,
convenience, reliability, ease-of-installation and setup. Start your Home
Lighting Control today!

Illuminessence™ Remote Controlled In-Wall Light Dimmer System 600 by
Imagine using a single touch to set the perfect lighting in an entire room.
The IWD 600S works like any manual dimmer, but it also works wirelessly
with the Monster IWC600 master switch and the Monster AVL 300 Controller.
Instantly set the ideal lighting mood for entertaining and reading, or dim
the lighting for watching movies and relaxing.
"When it comes to the wireless home control space -- and specifically lighting -- Z-Wave has a significant lead over competing technologies," said Michael Greeson, founding partner and principal analyst with The Diffusion Group. "With an impressive array of new products coming to market, Z-Wave members are poised for a great 2007 -- a year in which we expect significant growth for the entire home control and automation space."

About Z-Wave®

Z-Wave is a proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that is the standard in wireless home control. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, safety and security, and energy conservation by controlling a wide array of home devices including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment, and more. Developed by Zensys, Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 100 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 and Zensys, please visit and

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 Danfoss, Intel, Intermatic, Leviton, Monster, Wayne-Dalton, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) and Zensys. Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, 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

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

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