|By Marketwired .||
|January 2, 2014 08:00 AM EST||
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/02/14 -- The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, the world's largest ecosystem for wireless control products and services, announces the arrival of the 1,000th Z-Wave product. The landmark number was achieved by Linear Corporation for the company's innovative GD00Z Z-Wave garage door controller.
With 1,000 interoperable, brand-agnostic products now on the market, Z-Wave is by far the most broadly adopted wireless protocol in the world for control and automation products and services. In addition to Linear, Z-Wave wireless control powers such North American market leaders as Ingersoll Rand, Evolve and Jasco/GE, as well as AT&T, Verizon, Lowes and Staples. Z-Wave is found in virtually every residential alarm panel that offers home control including panels from ADT, Vivint, Honeywell and 2GIG by Linear. In all, more than 250 international manufacturers and service providers comprise the Z-Wave Alliance membership, all dedicated to Z-Wave wireless control.
"The Z-Wave Alliance congratulates Linear for setting this market milestone, and for introducing such an innovative product," said Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Mark Walters. "The garage is a pivotal access point for residential applications. Empowering consumers to command smart Z-Wave devices and scenes through the house automatically by entering or exiting the garage makes perfect sense for both end users and integrators. We know this product will be a winner for Linear, and that intelligent garage controls will spur growth for both Z-Wave and smart home controls in general."
"Linear is excited to bring to market the 1,000th Z-Wave product, especially one as game-changing as the GD00Z," said Avi Rosenthal, VP Security/Control. "Convenience is a major attraction of the smart home value proposition, and there's no more convenient way to activate scenes than by simply entering or exiting the garage, pressing the same easy button that we already do every day. We think that homeowners will love the convenience, and that integrators can now offer dramatic smart home benefits with virtually no user learning curve."
The Linear GD00Z Garage Door Controller is compatible with virtually any automatic garage door opener connected to a sectional garage door. Installers only need to pair the unit to a Z-Wave gateway, mount the unit, connect two wires and plug it in. The garage door is then remotely controllable through any Z-Wave certified gateway or security panel. Providing both audible and visual warnings prior to door movement, the GD00Z meets UL 325-2010 safety requirements. The Z-Wave Garage Door Controller integrates with other Linear Z-Wave enabled products, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the home's Z-Wave network are received.
The GD00Z Garage Door Controller by Linear will be available at Lowes in March of 2014.
Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1000 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 250 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.
Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs 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; Evolve Guest Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, Linear 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. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit www.z-wavealliance.org.
About Linear LLC
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Linear LLC is an innovator in the security, access control and personal emergency response markets. Since 1961, the company has designed and manufactured more than 2,500 products for residential and commercial use. Today, Linear is focused on wired and wireless technology serving the access control, security and connected business and home needs of its dealers, customers and OEM partners. The GO!Control home management system and a growing range of Z-Wave automation, commercial entry and wellness products position Linear as a competitor in multiple growth industries for the long-term future. To learn more, visit www.linearcorp.com. Linear is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK) a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.
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