We’re excited to share that the Z-Wave Alliance is now a fully formed SDO!
In December 2019, Z-Wave Alliance, along with Z-Wave silicon provider Silicon Labs, announced they would open the Z-Wave network layer and communication protocol for the Z-Wave Specification and shift the role of the Alliance to that of a Standards Development Organization (SDO). The released specification will become a ratified multi-source wireless standard that is available to all silicon and software stack vendors for development.
Since its inception, Z-Wave has stood as a leader in the wireless protocol segment, with a robust certification program, security standards that are among the most rigorous in the industry, and an Alliance comprised of a diverse group of manufacturers, integrators, and more. We look forward to continuing to serve our members.
For more information about the new SDO, please visit our FAQ page.
Under the new SDO, membership levels and benefits for each category have been restructured. Please review the new membership benefits below. If you are unsure of what level of membership best fits your company you can refer to our Membership Selector Guide to help you find the best fit.
Under the new SDO, Z-Wave Alliance Membership is defined as the following:
The Z-Wave Alliance offers a full range of membership benefits from working groups, committees, product certification and much more. Check out the complete list of benefits by membership level:
(A) Can use if they have completed Z-Wave certified training and install product
(B) Number required to fill the board seats after Founding Members; BoD position for 2-year terms
(C) Minimum membership level for non-Z-Wave technology use
We are happy to answer your questions regarding the new organization. Visit our FAQ page.