SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance

September 05, 2007 09:00 ET

Z-Wave Alliance Kicks Off CEDIA 2007 With Exciting Products, Eight New Members and Significant Momentum

More Than 20 Z-Wave Alliance Members Exhibiting at Show

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - CEDIA 2007 - The Z-Wave Alliance is kicking off CEDIA 2007 with a host of Z-Wave-enabled product launches, new member announcements, manufacturers product training sessions and the Z-Wave Lounge, an invitation-only networking event where you can get a hands-on demonstration of many of the Z-Wave enabled products at CEDIA.

"The momentum around Z-Wave continues to build," said Mark Walters, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "There were 35 new Z-Wave certified products announced in the third quarter of this year, with another 44 in the pipeline for Q4 -- a huge accomplishment that speaks to the continued dominance of Z-Wave in the wireless home control and automation industry."

Following are some of the highlights coming out of the Z-Wave Alliance at the show:

--       Eight New Alliance Members - During CEDIA 2007, the Z-Wave
         Alliance officially welcomes its newest members: BTX Window
         Automation, Inc.; Del Motorized Solutions; Digeo Interactive, LLC;
         Digital Delivery Group; Draper, Inc.; France Telecome R&D;
         Synergy-Consult and Vero Duco NV.

--       ControlThink Introduces Z-Wave Enabled Platform for Mass Market
         Windows SideShow Enabled Remote Controls, Launches ThinkEssentials
         Pro and Demos ThinkRemote

--       Electronic Solutions, Inc. Introduces Z-Wave Enabled Motor
         Controls for Window Coverings

--       Universal Electronics Releases Nevo Q50: Controlling Home
         Entertainment with One Hand

--       Leviton Announces Partnership with Electronic Solutions along with
         several ViziaRF™ products including a new Plug-In Serial Interface

--       Intermatic Gives CEDIA Attendees "Hands On" InTouch™ Training

--       Advanced Control Technologies Announces New Duplex Outlet for
         Z-Wave-Enabled HomePro Line

--       Cooper Wiring Devices' ASPIRE RF™ new Wireless Control System
         Gets Top Honors, Winning Major Industry Awards

--       Hawking Technologies Introduces Z-Wave Accessories and Devices
         for the HomeRemote™ Home Automation Solution

--       HomeSettings From Intermatic Announces Three New Additions to
         its Product Lineup

--       Intermatic and Hawking Technologies to Launch the Ultimate Home
         Control and Monitoring System at CompUSA

--       Version 3.3 of the Lagotek® Home Intelligence Platform Adds
         Cell Phone Support, New Hardware, and Makes a Giant Leap in New

--       Manufacturers Product Trainings - On Thursday, September 6th
         from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. the Z-Wave Alliance will conduct
         workshops to provide manufacturers with a better understanding
         of Z-Wave-enabled products and how to integrate them into home
         systems.  All of the sessions will take place in the Convention
         Center Ballroom BR-1B, and the schedule is as follows:

             -- 8:00 am - 9:30 am "How to Automate a Home Using Z-Wave
                Enabled Products from Leading Manufacturers" with the
                Z-Wave Alliance
             -- 10:00 am - 11:30 am "Intermatic Gives CEDIA Attendees
                'Hands-On' InTouch Training"
             -- 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm "Wayne-Dalton Home Access and Controls
                Training Session"
             -- 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm "How to Obtain, Install and Control
                Window Coverings, Projection Screens and other Motorized
                Products in a Z-Wave Installation" with Electronic
                Solutions, Inc. and Lagotek

--       25 Z-Wave Alliance Members Exhibiting - Draper, Inc. (Booth #526);
         Electronic Solutions, Inc. (Booth #144); Elk Products (Booth
         #1064); Everspring (Booth #144); Exceptional Innovations (Booth
         #320); Hawking Technologies  (Booth #144); HomeSeer Technologies
         (Booth #802); Honeywell (Booth #658); Intel (Booth #474);
         Intermatic (Booth #278 and #144); Lagotek (Booth #3405); Leviton
         (Booth #430); Logitech (Booth #674); Monster (Booth #SR-6);
         Panasonic (Booth #825); Pelham Sloane (Booth #140); Phillips
         (Booth #619); RCS (Booth #160); Superna (Booth #199); Techniku
         (Booth #144); Universal Electronics (Booth #466); Wayne-Dalton
         (Booth #144); and Worthington (Booth #300).

--       Z-Wave Lounge - This invitation-only event will present an
         opportunity to get a sneak peak on some up-and-coming Z-Wave
         product launches and a hands-on demonstration of many of the
         Z-Wave enabled products at CEDIA.  It's a great opportunity to
         network with members of the Z-Wave Alliance in an informal setting
         over cocktails and appetizers.  Stop by the Z-Wave Alliance booth
         during the show if you'd like to attend.  The Z-Wave Lounge will
         take place on Friday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the
         Westin Hotel Tabor Center at 1672 Lawrence Street.

CEDIA 2007 ( takes place from September 5 - 9 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. For more information on Z-Wave, please go to or


About Z-Wave

Z-Wave® is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless control to every aspect of daily life -- the home, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy use, to name a few. 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 170 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 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 2006 World Class Award, which recognizes the 100 best technologies and products of the year. For more information about Z-Wave please visit

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, Intel, Intermatic, Leviton, Monster Cable, Wayne-Dalton, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) and Zensys. Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, 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

Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Zensys, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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