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Z-Wave Alliance

October 14, 2015 09:00 ET

With a Growing Smart Home Ecosystem, the Z-Wave Alliance Launches Integrator Membership + Training

The Z-Wave Alliance Introduces a Membership Option for Integrators Along With Installer Education to Create Z-Wave Connected Home Experts

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2015) - CEDIA EXPO - Booth 2900 --The Z-Wave Alliance, a membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is debuting its first ever membership level aimed at the integrator community involved in smart home at CEDIA EXPO 2015. Installers interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of smart home installations will also have the chance to learn about the new Z-Wave Certified Installer Training program for the first time at the show.

"Adding a membership level in the Alliance for integrators and dealers allows those closest to the smart home customer to collaborate with a diverse ecosystem of manufacturers dedicated to creating Z-Wave solutions," said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. "We want the Alliance to be a destination organization for everyone -- from telcos, retailers, home security providers and the installer community -- interested in capitalizing on the growth of Z-Wave in IoT to push adoption even further."

Membership benefits include access to Z-Wave Alliance integrator forums and working groups, as well as technical resources for deployment, troubleshooting, design and testing of Z-Wave products. Once installers have completed Z-Wave certification, they will be listed on Z-Wave.com, a soon to be released consumer one stop shopping center for all things smart home. As the new integrator membership unfolds, additional benefits will be available including access to a brand new dedicated installer tool and discounts from select Alliance manufacturer and service provider members.

Integrators who join at the new membership level will receive access to the brand new Z-Wave Certified Installer Training for up to five of their employees with the option to purchase additional passes. The training will provide installers with tools, best practices, protocols and rules for successful Z-Wave installations.

"This training was created to give installers the edge when it comes to designing, implementing and maintaining Z-Wave smart home solutions," commented Klein. "We want to help save them time and money and boost customer satisfaction by giving them the best Z-Wave experience possible."

Completion of the course, which spans two interactive 90 minute tested-courses, will earn installers CEDIA CEU credits and electricians and security professionals can apply for CEUs in their specific state. The course, which will be previewed at length in four sessions at CEDIA EXPO will feature the history of Z-Wave and the Alliance as well as the fundamental concepts, foundation and architecture of Z-Wave. It will include how-to guides on adding nodes, configuring the mesh network and working with routers. The second half of the course takes a deeper dive into interoperability, building materials, signal attenuation and other installer-specific issues surrounding designing and implementing a Z-Wave network in a real-life smart home.

The introduction to Z-Wave Certified Installer Training course at CEDIA will be offered at the following times:

Room Day Time
Convention Center Room C154 Wednesday 10/14 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Omni Hotel, Trinity Ballroom 3 Thursday 10/15 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Convention Center Room C154 Thursday 10/15 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Omni Hotel, Trinity Ballroom 6 Friday 10/16 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Integrators taking this class at CEDIA EXPO or visiting the Z-Wave Pavilion may capitalize on a special show-only inaugural membership discount.

Full details on the new membership options and the full Z-Wave Certified Installer Training are available on the Z-Wave Alliance member site. For updates from Z-Wave at the show, follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn and the #CEDIA15 hashtag.

About Z-Wave
Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1400 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 325 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.

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

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; ADT, FAKRO, Ingersoll Rand Nexia Intelligence, Jasco Products, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings and Sigma Designs. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated market acceptance of the Z-Wave product line. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, market, consumer and customer acceptance of the Z-Wave product line in the aforementioned regions and the ability of Z-Wave to compete with other technologies or products in certain markets, if any, as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in SEC reports, including reports made on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Z-Wave Alliance undertakes no obligation to publically release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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