Z-Wave Interoperability Lab Celebrates One Year Anniversary

--Z-Wave Alliance Testing Lab Raises The Bar On Product Interoperability Standards--

Piscataway, New Jersey – October 22, 2012 – The Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of global companies that oversees the world's largest interoperable ecosystem for wireless home control products and services - today announced the one year anniversary of its Interoperability Lab in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Over 700 Z-Wave products have been certified using Z-Wave's worldwide interoperability standard, which guarantees that all Z-Wave devices regardless of manufacturer or application, work together in today's many wireless applications. The facility and test capabilities raise the bar for interoperability standards, assisting manufacturers, integrators, and adopters alike in advancing home control products to the next level of capabilities and ease of use.

The Z-Wave Interoperability Lab, with its 3,300 feet footprint and the largest library of Z-wave products assembled, is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide real world applications-based testing that ensures interoperability, coexistence and positive user experience for over-the-air over-the-power line home communications technologies.

Utilizing the interoperability lab, manufacturers and developers can create application-specific test beds to study how devices communicate with one another under real world conditions, allowing companies to test products and maximize their usability and compatibility before releasing them to the market.

Z-Wave Interoperability Test Lab Manager Soren Blond Daugaard explained, "The lab is outfitted with movable test stands that can be used to simulate the most common types of construction and floor plans found in North American homes. Together with our library of Z-Wave products, this enables us to create a model of almost every conceivable network setup."

The Interoperability Lab offers two main programs for testing. The option for In-lab testing allows the customer to visit the facility and work directly with the lab to create their own test plans, and decide how they will be executed. This creates an environment where the customer becomes the manager and the lab becomes an advisor to the project.

The Interoperability Lab can also play the role of an outside consultant, by offering full service testing, in which the lab works closely with the customer to create the best plan for testing their devices. Once the plan has been laid out, the lab does all the testing and delivers results to the customer when completed.

In addition to product testing, the new facility serves as a training site for those who want to increase their knowledge and experience with Z-Wave technology and applications. Mr. Daugaard adds that "The lab also offers customized training in the Z-Wave protocol and how to best implement the Z-Wave technology into your products. The lab also has extensive setup support contracts with Z-Wave developers that desire access to Z-Wave implementation support as a provided service."

To celebrate the anniversary, the Z-Wave Alliance Interoperability lab will host an open house on Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday October 23rd. For more information please contact Mark Walters at mark@z-waveallaince.org.

About The Z-Wave Alliance:

Established in 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is an open consortium of leading companies worldwide dedicated to delivering affordable, reliable easy-to-use, wireless home control products and services. With more than 700 interoperable products certified and over 160 members, the Alliance represents the largest ecosystem of wireless control products in existence and the global, brand-recognized companies that bring these products and services to market. The Alliance supports its members with marketing, networking, technical forums, training, best practices, test and certification tools and a complete interoperability lab. For more information about the Alliance and how to join it, please email info@z-wavealliance.org or visit www.z-wavealliance.org.

Abou t Z-Wave Technology:

Z-Wave is an international wireless standard (ITU-T G.9959) for intelligent, interoperable, low-power, RF mesh networking technology. This powerful smart chip and compact protocol enable two-way RF communications amongst Z-Wave enabled devices, thus allowing products and services from multiple manufacturers to work together seamlessly. Z-Wave continues to be the technology of choice for industry leaders representing: Security and Access Control, Remote Home/Health Monitoring, Home Entertainment, Hospitality, Energy Management and Connected Home Services. Z-Wave enabled products represent the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable smart products for the residential and light commercial market. www.z-wave.com

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