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Z-Wave Alliance

May 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Evolve Guest Controls Joins the Z-Wave Alliance as Principal Member

Addition of Energy Management Solution Provider Immerses Wireless Control Z-Wave Technology Into the Hospitality Industry

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies dedicated to establishing Z-Wave as the standard in wireless home control, today announced the addition of Evolve Guest Controls as its newest principal member. Evolve Guest Controls, a leading provider of energy management solutions, joins an impressive list of industry leaders on the Z-Wave Alliance board of directors including: 2Gig Technologies, Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, Fakro, Ingersoll Rand, Leviton and Sigma Designs.

Evolve offers a comprehensive solution to its hospitality customers via Z-Wave energy and device management tools for in-room control options, including: lighting, TV, electronics and thermostat products. To date, Evolve Guest Controls has installed the largest Z-Wave commercial installation project with more than 65,000 Z-Wave enabled devices in a single hotel.

"The Z-Wave Alliance is pleased to welcome Evolve Guest Controls as a principal member," said Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "We commend Evolve for its success in paving the way to provide commercial scale Z-Wave based energy management solutions to the hospitality industry and their leadership in board activities will be a welcome addition."

Evolve has deployed energy management and wireless RF systems in tens of thousands of hotel rooms and suites, including Hilton hotels, Westin hotels and The Wynn Hotel and Casino. Throughout the years, hotels have begun adding new technologies to rooms and incorporating energy saving programs to help guests lower their carbon footprint. In fact, according to the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) blog, "in-room technology [in hotels] is positively 'leaping' forward." Whether for convenience or energy management, Evolve is the go-to solution provider.

"Evolve chose to use Z-Wave technology for its hospitality initiative based on two vital factors that the technology offers: interoperability and scalability," said Avi Rosenthal, Vice President - Technology of Evolve Guest Controls. "We have formed strong partnerships with various Z-Wave Alliance members and we are honored to move forward as a principal member expanding Z-Wave's global presence."

About Evolve Guest Controls
Evolve Guest Controls was created to bring energy efficiency to the hospitality industry through its use of wireless RF technology, manufacturing expertise, and ground-breaking software development. Through the years, the Company has expanded its energy efficient suite of products to include a full range of comprehensive lighting control and room automation solutions. With the addition of our back-office system EvolveNet, Evolve Guest Controls has extended in-room automation and monitoring access to the engineering staff, housekeeping, and the front desk. The Company continues its expansion into the OEM arena, in addition to a variety of industries and applications worldwide. For more information about Evolve, please visit www.eguestcontrols.com.

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. Developed by Sigma Designs, 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 nearly 500 products world-wide. 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 2Gig, Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Leviton and Sigma Designs. 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.

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