The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 250 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide
that are dedicated to interoperable wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave open standard.
Z-Wave is a key enabling technology driving the "Internet of Things."
Next Developer's Forum & Unplug Fest in New Orleans, Feb 18-20, is a 2-day technical event with tranings, networking and a first look at the new Z-Wave Next Gen 500 series. Click here for more info!
The Z-Wave Alliance will have its biggest presence yet at International CES, Jan 7-10 in Las Vegas. It's the world's most important gathering for consumer electronics. Come visit us and our co-exhibitors at Booth #20800!
Parks Associates will host the 9th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 7, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, N264. Click here for info and agenda.
Z-Wave Expedition Guess the Date Contest
Guess the date & time of reaching the summit and win great Z-Wave prizes!
Z-Wave is reaching new heights -- 26,906 feet, to be exact! That's the height of Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world, and where an amateur climber will demonstrate the home automation capabilities of Z-Wave. You're about to witness the most remote home automation demonstration ever recorded!
The Cho Oyu climb -- officially titled the "Z-Wave Himalayan Expedition by Kwikset®" -- will be performed by Mariusz Malkowski, a 40-year-old technical services manager at Sigma Designs, a member of the 250-member Z-Wave Alliance. Malkowski has climbed world-class mountains on four continents, many of them by himself. Using no supplemental oxygen, he will begin his ascent on September 10 and will conclude his descent on or around October 6.
When will Mariusz reach the top of the "Turquoise Goddess?"
Enter our contest with your best guess! The closest guess will receive a $500 gift certificate from Z-Wave Products and a Kwikset SmartCode™ Deadbolt Lock with Home Connect™ technology. One entry per person per day, contest closes midnight, September 24, PDT.
Here's the Expedition itinerary:
28 August 2013 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1350m.)
29 August 2013 Day 02: Prepare Tibet visa & expedition
30 August 2013 Day 03: Kathmandu
31 August 2013 Day 04: Drive to Kodari & transfer Zhangmu 2300m
01 September 2013 Day 05: Drive Nylam 2750m.
02 September 2013 Day 06: Nylam rest for acclimatization
03 September 2013 Day 07: Drive Tingri 4340m.
04 September 2013 Day 08: Rest day
05 September 2013 Day 09: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 5,000m.
06 September 2013 Day 10: Chinese Base Camp
07 September 2013 Day 11: Prepared load to Yak for ABC
08 September 2013 Day 12: Base Camp - Middle camp with Yaks
09 September 2013 Day 13: Middle Camp - Advance Base Camp
10 September- 06 October 2013: Day 14-40: Climbing Period of Cho Oyu
07 October 2013 Day 41: Advance Base camp – BC
08 October 2013 Day 42: Base Camp - Drive to Tingri & Zhangmu
09 October 2013 Day 43: Drive Zhangmu – Kathmandu
10 October 2013 Day 44: Kathmandu
11 October 2013 Day 45: Final Departure