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Z-Wave Alliance

August 11, 2009 11:00 ET

Z-Wave Alliance Highlights Home Energy Management at CableLabs® Summer Conference 2009

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - Fourteen members of the Z-Wave Alliance will participate in the CableLabs® Summer Conference 2009 taking place from August 9-12 in Keystone, CO. At the conference, the Z-Wave Alliance members -- including 4Home, Aeon Labs, Bulogics, Cooper, GE/Jasco, Goodway, Hawking, Leviton, MiCasa Verde, RCS, Radio Thermostat Company of America, Schlage, Sigma Designs and Trane -- will demonstrate an ecosystem of home security and energy management and home control, to cable technology executives on Monday, Aug. 10.

"We're really excited about the growing opportunity with service providers," noted Alex Fedosseev, VP Product Management for 4Home. "This solution will meet the growing market demand for services tied to energy monitoring and conservation, safety and security, and home control."

The solution -- which incorporates thermostats, power meters, power monitors, door and window sensors, power strips, controllers, gateways and various lighting products -- utilizes the TV as the interface and is controlled by a set-top box application from Sigma Designs and 4Home, as well as gateways from Bulogics and MiCasa Verde. It's designed to engage with consumers using the TV screen, web portals, iPhone/cellphones as interfaces, allowing consumers to make changes in energy consumption by controlling Z-Wave enabled devices. Users can monitor power usage, and make adjustments to be more environmentally friendly and save money off their energy bill.

The Z-Wave-enabled energy monitor and messaging system also taps into the Z-Wave Alliance's 300 home control and energy management products on the market today. These interoperable products provide consumers with a complete end-to-end solution that can be added piecemeal to create a home automation and energy management ecosystem geared to fit individual homeowners' needs. Z-Wave can also be made compatible with cable company architectures, including CableLabs' specifications for security, monitoring and automation (SMA).

"The members of the Z-Wave Alliance are honoured to be invited to present at this year's CableLabs Summer Conference," said Bill Scheffler, Sigma's Director of North American Sales and Business Development for Z-Wave. "Energy conservation and management is an emerging revenue opportunity for cable operators, and Z-Wave brings an ecosystem of home energy management products and systems that is available on retailer shelves today."

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.zwavealliance.org.

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

CableLabs is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. A product or technology demonstration at a CableLabs event does not represent a CableLabs endorsement of that product or technology.

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