Amsterdam, NL– ISE – Stand 12-A74 ––The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, is introducing its integrator membership and installer training at Integrated Systems Europe 2016. The integrator level membership and installer certification, first introduced at CEDIA EXPO in the US, is available globally to installation companies looking to grow their knowledge base, build relationships with smart home manufacturers and become experts in Z-Wave deployments.
“Integrators play a crucial role in the deployment of the smart home, and we want to ensure they have the necessary background and resources to leave happy customers,” said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “With the installer training and integrator membership option, the Alliance is providing the resources and tools dealers crave while building a community for all our members.”
Membership benefits include access to Z-Wave Alliance integrator forums and working groups, as well as technical resources for deployment, troubleshooting, design and testing of Z-Wave products. As the new integrator membership unfolds, additional benefits will be available including access to a brand new dedicated installer tool and discounts from select Alliance manufacturer and service provider members.
Integrators who join at the new membership level will receive unlimited access to the brand new Z-Wave Certified Installer Training for their employees. The training will provide installers with tools, best practices, protocols and rules for successful Z-Wave installations. At ISE, integrators who sign up at this membership level will receive 50% off the joining fee.
Completion of the course, which spans two interactive 60-90 minute sections with a completion test, will earn installers CEDIA CEU credits and electricians and security professionals can apply for CEUs in their specific state. The course will feature the history of Z-Wave and the Alliance as well as the fundamental concepts, foundation and architecture of Z-Wave. It will include how-to guides on adding nodes, configuring the mesh network and working with routers. The second half of the course takes a deeper dive into interoperability, building materials, signal attenuation and other installer-specific issues surrounding designing and implementing a Z-Wave network in a real-life smart home.
Full details on the new membership options and the full Z-Wave Certified Installer Training are available on the Z-Wave Alliance member site. For updates from Z-Wave at the show, follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn and the #ISE2016 hashtag.
Z-Wave® technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1500 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 375 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart home solutions for safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.
Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs (NASDAQ SIGM) 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: ADT, FAKRO, Ingersoll Rand Nexia Intelligence, Jasco Products, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings 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.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated market acceptance of the Z-Wave product line. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, market, consumer and customer acceptance of the Z-Wave product line in the aforementioned regions and the ability of Z-Wave to compete with other technologies or products in certain markets, if any, as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in SEC reports, including reports made on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Z-Wave Alliance undertakes no obligation to publically release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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