SOURCE: Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs, Inc.

November 19, 2014 08:00 ET

Orange France Launches Homelive, a Home Automation Solution Powered by Sigma Designs' Z-Wave Technology

Innovative Service Allows Consumers in France to Increase Security, Comfort and Connectivity in Smart Homes

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) - Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based set-top-boxes (STBs), announced that leading French telecommunications operator Orange has selected Z-Wave® technology for its recently introduced Homelive Smart Home Solution. The system is now available in Orange stores in France and through the Orange.fr online shop.

Homelive is a smart-home convenience system that puts their home at the customer's fingertips when away. Using a single application accessed by a smartphone tablet or computer, Orange Homelive allows consumers to adjust settings and to control remotely all connected home appliances from any place in order to enhance home security, improve home comfort, and manage energy consumption in the home. Homelive includes support for a broad range of devices, and Orange is continuing to expand the types of services and devices supported. The home monitoring subscription service is available for 9.99EUR per month, and sends alerts when devices such as motion detectors and smoke alarms are triggered to owners via SMS or email.

The Homelive pack is sold for 79 euros ($99.00) with a special cash back offer of 78 euros -- offer is valid for all new Homelive customers. It includes a central unit and 3 devices -- a smoke sensor, a door/window sensor and a motion sensor. To enjoy the features of the Homelive solution, the user pays only 9.99 euros per month with a 12-month commitment. The subscription includes unlimited SMS alerts, continuity of service monitoring and alerts in case of internet failure (subject to Orange mobile coverage), dedicated technical support and storage of video and data for a month. The offer is not restricted to Orange customers. Homelive can be installed in any home in France with an active Internet connection.

Orange Homelive includes offerings from Z-Wave Alliance member companies including the MiOS software technology platform for home control and smart devices from Fibaro and AeonLabs.

"Z-Wave technology from Sigma Designs is widely trusted and widely used, which gives us a good foundation for Orange Homelive, allowing us to create a feature-rich and easy to install smart home solution," said Nathalie Laudat, Head of Smart Home Division, at Orange France. "It is critical for us to continue to enhance our offerings and provide high-value solutions to consumers in France, and Homelive is a powerful yet cost-effective system that enables users to gain peace of mind with better home security and enjoy the benefits of a more connected, smarter home."

Sigma and Z-Wave offer an industry-leading ecosystem, proven interoperability testing, and product certification program that make it simple for service providers such as Orange to successfully implement smart home capabilities for consumers.

"Using Z-Wave technology from Sigma and our alliance partners, Orange can support communication between and control of a wide array of devices in and around the home, including lighting, appliances, HVAC, and security systems," said Raoul Wijgergangs vice president Z-Wave business unit at Sigma Designs. "Z-Wave helps service providers expand quickly into the growing home control market."

Z-Wave wireless technology (ITU standard G.9959 with protocol stack from Sigma Designs) is at the heart of the smart home and The Internet of Things, providing industry-leading reliability, ease of installation and interoperability. The Z-Wave Alliance ecosystem includes more than 1200 certified devices and 300 member companies catering to the smart home.

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About Z-Wave
Z-Wave technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1200 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, which is supported by more than 250 member companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications. For more information about Z-Wave visit: z-wave.sigmadesigns.com.

Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in connected media platforms. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's leading IPTV set-top boxes, DTV, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems, and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.

Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, Z-Wave and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

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