Press Release: Z-Wave Alliance to Host a Slate of Smart Home Education Sessions at CEDIA Expo 2023

Beaverton, OR – August 1, 2023 – The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization dedicated to advancing the smart home, has developed a power-packed line up of education sessions that will be presented at CEDIA Expo has part of the CEDIA Education Conference Program. The three sessions will help attendees analyze new markets they can pursue and get fully up to speed on the protocols that will continue to define the smart home landscape.

“CEDIA Expo provides an amazing platform for dealers to learn about the technology and trends that will impact the industry both now and into the future. We’re thrilled to be able to share our expertise and help dealers consider new verticals and business models that they may not have considered previously,” said Mitch Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance.

The Z-Wave Alliance will host the following education sessions at CEDIA Expo 2023:

Maximizing The Smart Home Middle Market
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

CEDIA’s Integrated Home Market Analysis (IHMA), released in the spring of 2022, found that dealers overwhelmingly served the Uber Luxury and Luxury segments while only 40% served mid-market. The mid-market tier has a large addressable customer base. These potential clients are tech savvy with disposable income and yet, the majority of integrators aren’t working in the middle market and don’t know how. This session will dive into what solutions for this market can look like

Platform Playground Returns: Smart Home Protocols in 2023 and Integrator Impact
Thursday, September 7, 2023, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The Platform Playground panel returns for its third year to help integrators sort through the most pertinent smart home news and updates. There are more protocols playing on the smart home “playground” than ever before. As an integrator, why should you care about wireless mesh and sub-GHz networks? IoT Alliances? Open vs. closed standards.

Smart System Cuts Hotel Energy Consumption by 20%
Thursday, September 7, 2023 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Using a real-world project case study, this session will explore the benefits of smart systems for decreasing energy consumption while maintaining a convenient, comfortable experience for inhabitants. This panel will further discuss familiar aspects where integrators can demonstrate expertise and the special considerations for large properties.

Registration for these sessions is required and can be added within the CEDIA Expo registration process. For more information on the Z-Wave Alliance, please visit, Follow the Z-Wave Alliance on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn for the latest updates.

 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 drive 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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