Broadband World Forum 2016: SoftAtHome Joins the Z-Wave Alliance to Create Secured IoT Offerings for Operators
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – October 18, 2016) – The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, and SoftAtHome (stand C80), a software provider for operator CPE devices enabling convergent services for the digital home, are excited to announce that SoftAtHome has joined the Alliance.
With plans to integrate Z-Wave into their installed base of over 30 million devices through a software upgrade and the addition of Z-Wave dongles to currently installed Home Gateways and Set Top Boxes, this cooperation will create easy integration of smart home and convergent IoT services with increased access speeds and best-in-class remote monitoring solutions.
CloudAtHome IoT is SoftAtHome’s solution enabling any device such as a sensor, heater or a garage door within a home to interact and to be easily managed by the end-user. CloudAtHome IoT is independent of any Cloud provider or radio protocol and can be deployed on both operator and OTT boxes. Operators can thus source IoT devices from any vendor and integrate them into their solution. SoftAtHome’s IoT solution works on OTT boxes and traditional CPE devices such as operator gateways and set-top boxes.
“We are thrilled to welcome independent software player SoftAtHome to the Alliance membership,” said Mitchell Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “SoftAtHome’s expertise in the digital home will be an incredible addition to our ecosystem, which includes major players in telecommunications and broadband.”
“We are excited to join the Z-Wave Alliance and to be deploying Z-Wave; Z-Wave will make our IoT ecosystem larger thanks to its strong interoperability. By integrating the Z-Wave standard protocol into SoftAtHome’s software platform, we benefit from a large and diverse range of products and features including security, increased access speeds or IoT management and control. Our operator customers can now give their end-users a much higher level of control over their home environment,” added Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome.
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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 home solutions for 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.
SoftAtHome is a fast growing software company delivering leading connectivity, Pay TV and digital services for Operator devices in the home. Through its SOP product, SoftAtHome is empowering operators to compete against local competition and global players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP is central to delivering standard based cost-effective solutions that are simple and long lasting. Its solutions are already deployed on over 25 million homes in more than 15 countries in multiple broadband and broadcast deployments for major operators.
The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE.
For more information, visit our website at www.softathome.com or follow us @SoftAtHome.
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 anticipated benefits of membership in the Z-Wave Alliance and market acceptance of the Z-Wave ecosystem. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, consumer and customer acceptance of the Z-Wave product line in the relevant regions, the ability of Z-Wave to compete with other technologies or products in the market, if any, as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in our reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, 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. We undertake 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.