SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance

Z-Wave Alliance

October 05, 2011 09:00 ET

Jasco Appointed to Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors

Global Home Electronics Leader Recognized for Role Helping Wireless Control Go Mass Market

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - The Z-Wave Alliance, the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable wireless control solutions, today has appointed Jasco Products Company to its board of directors. Jasco, an award-winning manufacturer of consumer electronics licensed under the GE brand, has been a member of the Alliance since 2006 and in this new role, will help guide Alliance programming and management.

"With its strong retail presence, Jasco has helped make Z-Wave products the most widely available and affordable wireless solution for homeowners," said Mark Walters, Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "Z-Wave-enabled products have been installed in more than a million homes in the U.S. in the last year alone, and Jasco has been a part of this success."

Jasco GE-branded products can be found in more than 82,000 retail locations throughout the Americas, and its GE-branded Z-Wave products can be found in leading retailers across the United States. The robust GE Z-Wave line offers homeowners increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. Products include innovative remote controls for Z-Wave certified door locks, in-wall dimmers, plug-in modules for lights and small appliances, wall outlets and scene controllers. Jasco also makes the advanced GE Z-Wave Energy Monitoring Module that precisely captures power used by devices like computers and TVs, and interprets the data for consumers, allowing them to make adjustments to help reduce their carbon footprint and save money on high energy bills. Capturing voltage, frequency, kilowatts and kilowatt-hours as well as power factor, this device helps consumers lead a more energy-efficient lifestyle.

"Jasco chose to build Z-Wave certified products more than five years ago, and through continued investments and innovative product development, we have been able to support many Z-Wave partners with GE and private label Z-Wave products," said Cameron Trice, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Jasco. "Bringing affordable Z-Wave technology and home monitoring capabilities to the mass market is at the forefront of what we do."

Currently, there are more than 500 certified products on the market that speak Z-Wave. Z-Wave Alliance is the world's largest consortium of manufacturers making interoperable wireless products.

The Z-Wave Alliance welcomes its new members, including: Blue Line Innovations, Inc., Chromagic, Current Cost, Diehl, Enerlites, Inc., Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd., Kool Concepts, Living Lab, Touch-Plate Lighting Controls, Uniden, Zonoff Inc., Z-Wave.Me, ZyXEL.

Other Z-Wave Alliance News
In addition to welcoming Jasco as a Z-Wave Alliance principal member, the Alliance recently presented awards to several other Alliance members at the CEDIA EXPO 2011, including:

  • Somfy Systems Inc. - "500th Certified Z-Wave Product" Award
  • Evolve Guest Controls - "New Market: Hospitality" Award
  • ADT Security Services Inc. - "Spirit of Z-Wave/Most Active Alliance Member" Award

About Jasco
As a GE licensee, Jasco Products develops, markets, and distributes Consumer Electronic Accessories, PC Accessories, Home Electric Products, and Personal Security & Surveillance Products under the GE logo. GE is a trademark of the General Electric Company. For more information, please visit www.jascoproducts.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 solutions 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 500 products worldwide. 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 Technologies, Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, Evolve Guest Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco, 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 trade mark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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