Sigma Designs offers the Z-Wave® protocol, an interoperable wireless RF-based communications technology designed for control and status reading applications in residential and light commercial environments. Z-Wave® delivers reliable wireless networking at a fraction of the cost of other similar technologies, by focusing on narrow bandwidth applications and substituting costly hardware with innovative software solutions.
Z-Wave® transforms any stand-alone device into an intelligent network node that can be controlled and monitored wirelessly. Applications for Z-Wave® intelligence include home entertainment systems, lighting and appliance control, HVAC systems, security and access control, meter reading, and digital home health care. Z-Wave® brings increased comfort, convenience and safety to any home or business.
Z-Wave® technology is available as the Z-Wave Single Chip solutions. The Z-Wave® protocol stack is embedded in the chips, and Flash memory is available to the manufacturer/OEM for their application software. For smooth product development, a range of manufacturing blueprints of the PCB circuitry surrounding the Z-Wave® Single Chip is offered, including antenna circuitry and filters.
Sigma Designs also licenses designs, stack software, and APIs to chip manufacturers interested in entering the home control space, with Z-Wave® porting services that assure quality and accelerate product development. Z-Wave®'s industry-leading device specifications are available royalty free, based on a RAND-Z model, and the Z-Wave® certification program ensures interoperability between all products.
Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry coalition
of the finest healthcare and technology companies joining together in
collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. With more
than 200 member companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to
establishing a system of interoperable personal health solutions with the
knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence,
empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health
and wellness management.