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Z-Wave Alliance Powering The Internet Of Things At CeBIT 2013
Hannover, DE / Milpitas, CA-US February 26, 2013 - Coming off its most successful year to date, the Z-Wave Alliance is rolling into CeBIT 2013 with new international markets in hand and the announcement of the 750th certified Z-Wave product. CeBIT will take place in Hannover, Germany, March 5-9.
With the home controls market booming, the Z-Wave ecosystem has now grown to 750 products certified with Z-Wave interoperability, and has expanded to Brazil, Japan, Taiwan and Russia, with more international markets to follow.
Over the past few months, Alliance members presented solutions for smart homes and the Smart Grid at numerous trade shows, including at CES, Light & Building, Smart Homes, CEDIA, ConLife and most recently at DistribuTECH in San Diego. In addition, the Alliance's digital presence has been able to extend the Z-Wave message via Facebook ,Google+ and other social media, as well as through its own web site and newsletter, for members and prospective customers around the world.
Success in the South American market
With certification in Brazil in the past year, the Alliance has taken root in the largest consumer market in South America and the second largest economy in the Western Hemisphere foot. Service providers, security companies and utilities, as well as business and consumers now have access to the technology. In addition, Z-Wave has also reached the markets in Taiwan, Japan and Russia, where the smart home segment is booming, and where affordable, reliable solutions for intelligent building networks are highly sought.
"In February 2012, we had our 600th Product certified. Now just one year later, we're already at 750 and growing. The rapid acceptance of Z-Wave throughout the world proves that the smart home and smart energy markets are booming, and Z-Wave is the leading wireless enabler for these markets. The benefits of a networked, interoperable building - whether in the home or in the business world are now clear to everyone. ", says Mark Walters, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance.
The hardware-level protocol layers for Z-Wave (MAC and PHY) have defined since 2012 by the ITU-T G.9959 standard. In addition, the Z-Wave Alliance participates in the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), an initiative to develop and modernize smart grid and promote savings of valuable energy resources. Z-Wave technology is compatible with the major smart grid protocols, such as OpenADR, SEP and Green Button.
CeBIT show trends
Among the Z-Wave Highlights of the CeBIT trade show 2013:
• The European premiere of RaZberry: the Control Gateway makes the minicomputer Raspberry PI "ready for Smart Home"
• Lighting control and energy measurement in 2013: network via wireless dimmers and switches the intelligent home
• High standards of safety: how to make radio-based door locks and alarm systems, building safer
• Home Entertainment 3.0: new radio technologies in the entertainment sector
This year's Z-Wave presence at CeBIT focuses mainly on benefits in the areas of smart energy, security and independence in retirement (Independent Aging) and remote property management, as well as the capabilities of Z-Wave in the hospitality market.
In addition, experts in the field will make presentations to the Smart Home Alliance Forum in Hall 11, on 8 March from 10:00 clock. At the Z-Wave Alliance booth Aeon Labs, Fakro, from Flat-Out Technology, Philio, Vision Security and Z Wave.Me will all be present. Other members of the Alliance will be represented at the fair, including Fibaro (Hall 11, Stand A74), Z-Wave Europe (Hall 11, Stand A74), Everspring Industry (Hall 13, Stand E78), Cuculus (Hall 11, Stand B76 ) and Green Pocket (Hall 16/Stand D30).
More information on Z-Wave is available at www.z-wavealliance.org/about-z-wave