The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, was well-represented at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville, as Alliance members took home four Maximum Impact awards. The ESX Maximum Impact Awards program "honors the impact new and recently introduced products and services have on security integration and monitoring companies."
Leading the way was Honeywell, which received the show’s Best Overall Winner from the panel of integrator judges. Honeywell was recognized for its Z-Wave-based LYNX 7000 in the category of "Alarm Equipment: Wireless Alarm Systems." This web-based access control system with Ethernet virtual loop (EVL) technology enables integrators to provide simple, scalable and affordable access control to small and mid-size businesses.
Honeywell was also a Maximum Impact Winner for its VISTA Automation Module in the "Automation/Networking and Audio/Video: Home Automation Systems" category. Other Z-Wave Alliance Maximum Impact winners with Z-Wave Product were:
• Linear Technology, for its intelligent GD00Z Garage Door Controller in the "Access Control/ID Systems: Gate/Door Operators" category. (The GD00Z also was recognized recently as the 1000th cetified Z-Wave product.)
• DMP, for its CellCom SLZ in the "Alarm Equipment: Alarm Signal Transmission Equipment" category.
The panel of judges selected the winners for their "excellence in helping integration and monitoring companies meet customer expectations, increase company profits, and streamline operations."
According to Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Mark Walters, the presence of so many Alliance members in the winner’s circle is no coincidence. "We offer hearty congratulations to Honeywell, Linear and DMP on winning these prestigious awards," he said. "Without question, Z-Wave is the premier technology platform in the security industry, powering virtually all of the security companies’ products and solution. It’s no secret that the reliability and efficiency of these products boost sales, increase revenue, and grow profit for integrators. The recognition given to these Z-Wave products simply confirms that fact. Our hats are off to all three of these Alliance members and award winners."
Since its introduction to the market in 2005, Z-Wave has been the wireless technology of choice for the residential and commercial security markets. More than 90% of the smart security systems in the U.S. are powered by Z-Wave, and the technology enjoys extensive presence in hospitality industry, home and commercial energy management, as well as solutions for the growing senior monitoring sector. Adopted by over 250 worldwide market leaders and featuring over 1,000 certified products in its ecosystem, Z-Wave is fully interoperable between all brands and is fully backward-compatible between versions.
Because it operates in the sub-GHz band, Z-Wave control experiences no 2.4 GHz interference, and because it is a mesh-networking technology, operating range is expanded with every device in the network. Z-Wave’s industry-leading low energy consumption allows sensors and other battery-operated devices the longest, most reliable performance between battery changes.