Z-Wave Alliance surpasses 4,000 connected devices

Standards development organisation, the Z-Wave alliance, has seen over 4,000 devices installed on its product ecosystem.

HOPPE AG is the alliance member that hit the magic milestone, not long after the organisation announced the first Z-Wave Long Range certified devices hitting the market for implementation into smart home systems.

“Z-Wave has been at the forefront of smart home technology and a champion of security, interoperability, and backwards compatibility for over two decades,” says Mitch Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance.

“Our recent bevy of announcements – ratification as a Standards Development Organization (SDO), the addition of new board members, the first Z-Wave LR Certified devices, and now growth of the Z-Wave ecosystem to over 4,000 devices – all indicate that Z-Wave continues to innovate and advance the smart home market and shows no signs of slowing down.”

Interoperability between Z-Wave products is the cornerstone of the Z-Wave technology standard; interoperability is only achieved through testing and certification.

Certification ensures all Z-Wave devices – regardless of brand, manufacturer, and chip generation – all work harmoniously with each other to deliver on the promise of the interoperable and backwards compatible smart home. Certification of devices to Z-Wave standards is required as part of the Trademark and Distribution License agreement for all Z-Wave Alliance members and every device must pass a series of tests to ensure that is it compliant prior to the device being marketed or sold commercially.



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