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Z-Wave Alliance

September 10, 2009 08:15 ET

Z-Wave Alliance Announces Largest Presence Ever at CEDIA 2009 With 15 Companies Participating

Momentum Continues With Close to 350 Products Certified, 25 New Members, iPhone® Apps/Interfaces and New Products

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - CEDIA 2009, Booth #1201 -- On the second day of CEDIA 2009, the residential electronic system industry's largest event being held September 9-13 in Atlanta, the Z-Wave Alliance today announced its largest presence ever at the show with 15 companies participating, close to 350 products certified and a total of 25 new members since January.

"Z-Wave continues to dominate the residential home control market, as evidenced by our large presence at this show, continued growth in new members and yesterday's groundbreaking news regarding Z-Wave interfacing with Control4®," said Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance.

The Z-Wave Alliance will have a strong presence at CEDIA this year including a brand-new booth and a new location in Hall C. The booth will feature an expanded Interoperability Wall, showcasing how products from a variety of Z-Wave Alliance members work together including Black & Decker, Cooper Industries, Everspring, FortrezZ, Homemanageables, HomeScenario, Hunter Douglas, Schlage, Skyco, Somfy, Techniku, tvCompass, Universal Electronics and Wayne-Dalton. In addition, Lagotek and Sigma Designs will have pods in the booth.

There will be a number of new Z-Wave products on display from several members including Black & Decker, Somfy and TV Compass. In addition, Schlage announced two programs today that enable custom installers to add its LiNK wireless lock/home management system to their service offerings.

Another area that is seeing a lot of momentum is around Z-Wave iPhone applications and interfaces:

--  There are currently two Z-Wave iPhone apps available in the Apple App
    Store from Schlage and Homemanageables.
--  Last week, HomeSeer released an iPhone client for its popular HSTouch
    interface design system, a graphical interface for all HomeSeer automation
    systems.
--  Lagotek, a developer of residential and commercial building automation
    systems, is launching an iPhone compatible remote access product from CEDIA
    that allows end-users to view and control their Lagotek system from any
    location that has a data connection to the web browser on the iPhone.
    

"We're seeing a lot of demand from installers for iPhone support," noted Mark Colegrove, director of sales and marketing for Homeseer, a provider of home control software and a member of the Z-Wave Alliance. "Integrators will appreciate the remote deployment functionality, and projects can be edited remotely and deployed to customer sites without the need for a site visit or service call."

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 more than 300 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET "Best of CES Award" in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World's World Class Award. 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, Wayne-Dalton, 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 trade mark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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