By: Mitch Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave AllianceJuly 14, 2021Why do we need a new standard? We already have so many to choose from! As the cartoon says, we have so many that we need to create a new standard that standardizes all these standards. And so it goes. But this time we’re confident that a new standard will actually enable the interoperability and compatibility so necessary to drive consumer acceptance of the smart home and the countless devices that make a home smart.Yes, this time I believe we are on to something.This year is a turning point for the smart home -- … [Read more...]
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By: Mitch Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave AllianceIn September of this year, the Z-Wave Alliance announced the new Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification. Now, just three short months later, the Z-Wave Alliance announces that the new Z-Wave LR specification is ready for third-party silicon certification program development and that additional technical capabilities significantly extend both range and node functionality compared to initial findings. This blog breaks down the key technical benefits of Z-Wave LR and explores the differences between the latest specification and … [Read more...]