The Z-Wave Alliance proudly announces that the Z-Wave product ecosystem has surpassed 4,000 certified devices. HOPPE AG is the Alliance member that hit that magic milestone which comes on the heels of the Z-Wave Alliance announcing the first Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) certified devices are hitting the market for implementation into smart home systems.
he Z-Wave Alliance announces that, Ecolink is the very first to complete Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) certification, with the submission of the Ecolink 700 Series Garage Door Controller. Z-Wave LR ushers in a new era of Z-Wave connectivity and brings expanded options for the smart home, multi-dwelling units and hospitality use cases. Core benefits of Z-Wave LR include increased coverage, increased scalability, optimized battery life, and of course, interoperability and backwards compatibility.
The Z-Wave Alliance announces the release of its third-annual Z-Wave State of the Ecosystem Report. The newly available report – fielded in cooperation with Interpret – leverages a mix of syndicated data to provide a baseline of the overall smart home market landscape as well as data collected from a custom quantitative survey of 1,500 U.S.- based smart home device owners. The report uses this data to examine current and future smart home technology trends.
The Z-Wave Alliance is hosting their annual Z-Wave Fall Summit on September 24-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Twice a year, the 700+ member consortium holds member summits in the U.S. and in Europe where attendees listen to and participate in a series of engaging panels, fireside chats, and workshops led by industry leaders and peers on smart home and IoT. The two-day event will take place at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue and commence with a keynote by Katelyn Mason of Google on The Future of the Intelligent Interactions, with insight into future products that will take advantage of ambient computing and contextual awareness.
The Z-Wave Alliance is announcing a new program with IoT services provider PlumChoice to deliver an exclusive level of support options for Alliance members. The program will give members access to US-based trained and certified technicians who can assist their customers with the integration, installation and support of their smart home products. The ConnectedHome Expert program for Z-Wave Alliance members delivers an exclusive choice of three-level support options, including benefits such as access to technicians who can understand and fix issues remotely, connectivity options to fit unique customer needs and weekly or monthly standardized reports.
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, will host the largest smart home footprint this year at CES 2018. The Pavilion will for the first time include over 30 smart home brands with new IoT devices, along with a full walk through home demonstrating different brands working together to create one cohesive smart home experience.
Consumers see more clearly how home smart devices can directly benefit their lives, and are planning to purchase more smart home devices in the future. Those are the key insights from a consumer survey commissioned by PlumChoice, Inc., the leading provider of premium technical services for IoT and cloud brands, and the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave. This second annual consumer benchmark survey 2016: Year of the Smart Device also highlights the need for companies to provide consumers a user experience that allows their smart home devices to fit easily into their lives.