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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2007/03/08 - Frost & Sullivan selected Zensys, Inc. for Technology Innovation in recognition of the company’s development of Z-Wave, a proven, RF based, wireless mesh networking technology designed for controlling all of the devices in your home.
"Z-Wave technology transforms any device in your home into an intelligent networkable product that can be closely monitored and controlled via wireless communication," explains Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager Sivakumar Muthuramalingam. "Z-Wave provides mass-market consumers with reliable, easy-to-use home control that facilitates safety, comfort and convenience at an affordable price."
This interoperable, short-range wireless mesh network communications technology enables wireless control of a wide array of home devices including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment, healthcare, access and security systems and more.
Z-Wave technology enables improved coverage and reliability of large residences covering more than 10,000 sq. ft. without requiring 'line of sight' to deliver the signal. With a capacity of up to 232 devices, Z-Wave solutions are ideal for considerably large homes.
Currently, Zensys’ Z-Wave technology is the only technology in the market with a true ecosystem of interoperable products that focuses on the home automation segment. Unlike competing technologies, Z-Wave-enabled products are readily available from leading consumer brands, giving Z-Wave a significant time-to-market advantage.
Zensys is continuing to develop products to address emergent consumer needs such as energy conservation, remote home management, safety and security, digital healthcare and home entertainment, apart from enhancing the lifestyle by adding comfort and convenience.
"Zensys is a founder and principal member of the Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of more than 125 companies actively developing wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave open standard," notes Muthuramalingam. "Alliance members explain that they chose Z-Wave over competing technologies for four simple reasons: because it works, it’s here now, it’s affordable and it will soon be ubiquitous."
By assisting the close collaboration of the Z-Wave Alliance members and facilitating a pragmatic and well-defined certification program, Zensys ensures interoperability between all Z-Wave certified products.
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About Zensys and Z-Wave
Zensys is a leading provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications. The company’s Z-Wave technology is a proven, interoperable, wireless mesh networking technology that is the standard in wireless home control. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, safety and security, and energy conservation by controlling a wide array of home devices including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment and more. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 100 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the 2006 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.
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