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AlarmDecoder Announced as Winter Z-Wave IoT Contest Winner

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 19, 2016) – The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, is pleased to announce the winter winner of its global IoT developer competition. Nu Tech Software Solutions, Inc, an automation and process control firm based in Oregon, has taken the prize with AlarmDecoder and will receive Z-Wave Alliance membership and access to the new Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits.

AlarmDecoder from Nu Tech Software Solutions connects to an existing alarm panel and allows users to remotely alarm/disarm their alarm systems and detect openings or closings of set zones directly from their home automation system. The self-monitoring device allows users to control their alarm system with a virtual keypad from a desktop, phone, or tablet and read the alarm status and receive notifications from motion sensors. 

“Security is one of the most valuable factors to consumers and is often the first step to adopting smart home tech,” said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “AlarmDecoder’s remote monitoring feature gives users a taste of smart home by adding to an existing home security panel, and the integration of Z-Wave will make this feature more accessible to homeowners by enabling the product to work with a large ecosystem of devices.”

AlarmDecoder’s open alarm interface supports 80% of alarm systems currently available in the U.S. With the Z-Wave Labs contest win, Nu Tech Software Solutions plans to integrate the product with Z-Wave to extend its connectivity to other controllers.

“Because it supports many smart home platforms, Z-Wave is the most desirable option to integrate into our product,” said Sean Mathews, Director of Research and Development at Nu Tech Software Solutions. “Adding Z-Wave technology to AlarmDecoder will allow more users to monitor their security systems with home control.” 

Started in May 2015, Z-Wave Labs is a global competition designed to encourage IoT innovation on the Z-Wave platform. New winners in an IoT related industry are selected each month by the Z-Wave Labs program, including but not limited to: residential, commercial, automotive, healthcare, energy, security and aging-in-place. Winners are able to access the Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits, including the Keil PK51 Professional Developer’s Kit for the 8051 microcontroller family. They are also featured on the Z-Wave Labs website and on social media. Keil supports the Z-Wave Labs competition by sponsoring a one-year PK51 Professional Developer’s Kit license for every winning company.

To learn more about Z-Wave Labs, apply for the competition and read frequently asked questions, please visit http://www.z-wavelabs.org.

For more information on the Z-Wave Alliance, please visit http://z-wavealliance.org. Follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn for the latest updates using the #ZWaveLabs hashtag.

About Z-Wave
Z-Wave® technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1500 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 375 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.

Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM) and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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: ADT, FAKRO, Ingersoll Rand Nexia Intelligence, Jasco Products, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings and Sigma Designs. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated market acceptance of the Z-Wave product line. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, market, consumer and customer acceptance of the Z-Wave product line in the aforementioned regions and the ability of Z-Wave to compete with other technologies or products in certain markets, if any, as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in SEC reports, including reports made on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Z-Wave Alliance undertakes no obligation to publically release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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