Beaverton, OR – The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave® technology, 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.
“Z-Wave has been at the forefront of smart home technology and a champion of security, interoperability, and backwards compatibility for over two decades,” stated Mitch Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “Our recent bevy of announcements – ratification as a Standards Development Organization (SDO), the addition of new board members, the first Z-Wave LR Certified devices, and now growth of the Z-Wave ecosystem to over 4,000 devices – all indicate that Z-Wave continues to innovate and advance the smart home market and shows no signs of slowing down.”
Interoperability between Z-Wave products is the cornerstone of the Z-Wave technology standard; interoperability is only achieved through testing and certification. Certification ensures all Z-Wave devices – regardless of brand, manufacturer, and chip generation – all work harmoniously with each other to deliver on the promise of the interoperable and backwards compatible smart home. Certification of devices to Z-Wave standards is required as part of the Trademark and Distribution License agreement for all Z-Wave Alliance members and every device must pass a series of tests to ensure that is it compliant prior to the device being marketed or sold commercially.
About the Z-Wave Alliance
The Z-Wave Alliance is a standards development organization dedicated to developing and advancing Z-Wave® technology as an open and internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959) for smart home and IoT solutions. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety, and security. Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of the Z-Wave Alliance.
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