SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance

Z-Wave Alliance

September 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Z-Wave Alliance Announces 400th Interoperable Product

Mi Casa Verde's Vera Gateway Certification Drives Market Leadership in Available Interoperable Home Control Devices

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  CEDIA Booth #4356 -- The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies delivering the world's largest Home Area Network (HAN) based on Z-Wave wireless technology, will begin the CEDIA 2010 conference on a high note with the certification of its 400th product -- the Mi Casa Verde Vera Gateway powered by MiOS. 

"This is a momentous day for the global Z-Wave ecosystem," noted Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "We've come a long way since 2005 from our beginnings in the installer channel, which we continue to serve, to our current position as the leader in home control product solutions through various channels including: retail, security, service provider and builder and installer. At the rate we're going, we anticipate reaching 500 certified interoperable products by early 2011."

"We are honored that Mi Casa Verde's Vera was named the 400th certified Z-Wave product, which is currently available in e-tailers and retailers worldwide," said Lew Brown, EVP of MiOS. "Vera guarantees interoperability with all 400 certified Z-Wave products and it can be bridged with multiple Veras to create an extended Z-Wave network. Our versatile controller will boost the Z-Wave ecosystem presence in the security and retail channels beyond where it is today."

At CEDIA 2010, the Z-Wave Alliance will be showcasing the largest selection of interoperable home area network products, including Z-Wave energy management tools, lighting and appliance controls, thermostats, door locks, window and shade controls, sensors and security products. The booth will also feature various member stations showcasing recently launched Z-Wave products and solutions from the following Z-Wave Alliance members: Aeon Labs, Black & Decker, BuLogics, FortrezZ, HomeManageables, Hunter Douglas, Leviton, MiOS (Mi Casa Verde), RCS, Remotec, Schlage, Skyco, Somfy, Techniku and Wintop.

Z-Wave's certification process is extensive and those products that achieve certification can be identified by the Z-Wave logo on their packaging. All Z-Wave certified products are interoperable and easy to install, making it easy to build a Z-Wave home network.

Stop by the booth (#4356) to demo and learn more about the world's largest HAN energy management and home control solutions available only through Z-Wave.

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. 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 400 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 Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand Leviton, Sigma Designs and Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI). 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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