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Z-Wave Alliance

September 13, 2016 10:00 ET

Z-Wave Alliance Demos Z-Wave Certified Installer Toolkit at CEDIA EXPO 2016

A Robust Device That Measures the Health and Stability of a Z-Wave Network in Real Time, the Toolkit Saves Z-Wave Installers Time and Money During Setup & Maintenance

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - September 13, 2016) - CEDIA EXPO 2016 - Booth 1910 --The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is introducing a brand new installation toolkit to make installation and testing of a Z-Wave smart home mesh network even easier for the pro installer community.

Z-Wave networks by their very nature, are easy to get up and running, but occasionally require some trial and error to install with quality and reliability. Technology professionals need robust tools to remove the guesswork from their projects -- the Z-Wave Alliance has created exactly that for all Z-Wave smart home installations. The Z-Wave Certified Installer Toolkit is a maintenance and diagnostics device that provides information, both textually and graphically, on the health and stability of your Z-Wave network. The tool measures Z-Wave RF wireless signals, providing help with configuration or compatibility issues as they happen during setup or upgrading.

"Last year, we launched our integrator level membership and training program at CEDIA and this year, we're delivering even more value to the CEDIA community. We want Z-Wave networks to not only be easy to install -- but easy to maintain and troubleshoot. Being able to save installers time and money by not having to send a truck out for minor issues at a project site is huge," said Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance Executive Director.

With the Alliance's database of all Z-Wave certified products, detailed information is available instantly on any certified product being installed. The toolkit provides access to everything from technical Z-Wave protocol information to the original owner's manual for each product that has gone through Z-Wave Plus certification. The toolkit is also field upgradable, making it future-proof for any new updates or advancements in products or the platform itself. The easy to navigate user interface is accessible through a web browser, making it available on a mobile phone, tablet or laptop computer on the road.

The Z-Wave Certified Installer Toolkit features include:

  • A built-in web server that allows the toolkit to be placed in the customer's Z-Wave network and connected using any web browser through Wi-Fi.
  • Z-Wave Network Sniffer (ZNiffer) functionality -- will display information about the Z-Wave transmissions taking place around the area where the tool is placed.
  • Spectrum Analyzer -- will show basic information on the Z-Wave frequency range.
  • Global usage and language support; Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity with USB ports for expansion into future capabilities.

All new integrator members will receive a Z-Wave Certified Installer Toolkit free with their paid membership. All software updates and upgrades will be available at no charge as long as the member remains in good standing. Additional toolkits will be available for purchase for all Alliance members.

The Z-Wave Alliance will be offering a promotional price for new members signing up at or immediately after CEDIA. Membership includes free access to Z-Wave Certified Installer training certification for all staff; access to the training videos and documents on use of the toolkit; access to forums, blogs, and other members. For full details on membership, visit booth 1910 at CEDIA EXPO.

The Z-Wave Certified Installer Toolkit will be available in Q4 2016.

For more information on the Z-Wave Alliance, please visit http://z-wavealliance.org. For updates from Z-Wave at CEDIA EXPO 2016, follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and with the #CEDIA16 hashtag.

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 1500 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 375 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart home solutions for safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.

Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs (NASDAQ SIGM) 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 Z-Wave and 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. We undertake 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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