Z-Wave Alliance Welcomes Smart Home Leader Control4 to Its Membership
DALLAS, TX –(Marketwired – September 15, 2016) – CEDIA EXPO 2016 – Booth 1910 — The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is excited to announce that Control4 has joined its membership. Control4, a global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, delivers an elegant and personal way to control lighting, music, movies, security, comfort, and more, in a single room or throughout the home.
By joining the Z-Wave Alliance, Control4 will expand its interoperability and offer both their customers and their certified custom integrators greater choice in smart home automation devices. At CEDIA 2016, Control4 is announcing that its entire line of EA Series controllers is now Z-Wave Certified via a new plug-in Z-Wave module, including the EA-1 for single room and the EA-3 and EA-5 controllers for whole home entertainment and automation, with supported Z-Wave devices, including sensors and outlet modules.
“We believe in interoperability and choice for dealers and consumers,” said Brad Hintze, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Control4. “Adding Z-Wave provides additional support for Control4 systems in both lighting and security that enhance our smart home solutions in an industry-standard way without needing to build proprietary products.”
Control4 joins over 375 additional Z-Wave Alliance members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes around the world. Found in both DIY and professionally installed solutions, Z-Wave has had growing success in the pro channel in the last several years. The Z-Wave Alliance now offers certification for any dealer looking for more technical training and an installer toolkit to make adding Z-Wave to any home simple and efficient.
“Control4 is one of the most respected and adopted whole home control solutions in the market — we are thrilled to welcome them to the Alliance,” said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “This milestone is an important proof point for the entire Z-Wave ecosystem; over the last year, we’ve seen increased adoption from both DIY and installed smart home manufacturers, global service providers, popular home security companies and leaders in the custom installer channel. Z-Wave is a flexible platform that will continue to support a growing ecosystem.”
To learn more news from the Z-Wave team at CEDIA EXPO, visit Booth 1910 at the show from September 14-17, 2016 in Dallas, TX.
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.
Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL) is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 9,900 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 91 countries. Leveraging a distribution channel that includes over 3,800 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, with over 1,100 additional dealers and distributors that are authorized to sell our Pakedge branded networking solutions only, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
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.