The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 300 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide
that are dedicated to interoperable wireless control products based on the Z-Wave open standard.
Z-Wave is a key enabling technology driving the "Internet of Things."
Z-Wave Extends Smart Home Market Leadership With 1000th Certified Product
With 1,000 interoperable, brand-agnostic products now on the market, Z-Wave is by far the most broadly adopted wireless protocol in the world for control and automation products and services. In addition to Linear, Z-Wave wireless control powers such North American market leaders as Ingersoll Rand, Evolve and Jasco/GE, as well as AT&T, Verizon, Lowes and Staples. Z-Wave is found in virtually every residential alarm panel that offers home control including panels from ADT, Vivint, Honeywell and 2GIG by Linear. In all, more than 250 international manufacturers and service providers comprise the Z-Wave Alliance membership, all dedicated to Z-Wave wireless control.
“The Z-Wave Alliance congratulates Linear for setting this market milestone, and for introducing such an innovative product,” said Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Mark Walters. "The garage is a pivotal access point for residential applications. Empowering consumers to command smart Z-Wave devices and scenes through the house automatically by entering or exiting the garage makes perfect sense for both end users and integrators. We know this product will be a winner for Linear, and that intelligent garage controls will spur growth for both Z-Wave and smart home controls in general."
“Linear is excited to bring to market the 1,000th Z-Wave product, especially one as game-changing as the GD00Z," said Avi Rosenthal, VP Security/Control. "Convenience is a major attraction of the smart home value proposition, and there's no more convenient way to activate scenes than by simply entering or exiting the garage, pressing the same easy button that we already do every day. We think that homeowners will love the convenience, and that integrators can now offer dramatic smart home benefits with virtually no user learning curve."
The Linear GD00Z Garage Door Controller is compatible with virtually any automatic garage door opener connected to a sectional garage door. Installers only need to pair the unit to a Z-Wave gateway, mount the unit, connect two wires and plug it in. The garage door is then remotely controllable through any Z-Wave certified gateway or security panel. Providing both audible and visual warnings prior to door movement, the GD00Z meets UL 325-2010 safety requirements. The Z-Wave Garage Door Controller integrates with other Linear Z-Wave enabled products, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the home's Z-Wave network are received.
The GD00Z Garage Door Controller by Linear will be available at Lowes in March of 2014.
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