Jasco Appointed to Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors
MILPITAS, CA, Oct 05, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
The Z-Wave Alliance, the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable
wireless control solutions, today has appointed Jasco Products
Company to its board of directors. Jasco, an award-winning
manufacturer of consumer electronics licensed under the GE brand, has
been a member of the Alliance since 2006 and in this new role, will
help guide Alliance programming and management.
"With its strong retail presence, Jasco has helped make Z-Wave
products the most widely available and affordable wireless solution
for homeowners," said Mark Walters, Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance.
"Z-Wave-enabled products have been installed in more than a million
homes in the U.S. in the last year alone, and Jasco has been a part
of this success."
Jasco GE-branded products can be found in more than 82,000 retail
locations throughout the Americas, and its GE-branded Z-Wave products
can be found in leading retailers across the United States. The
robust GE Z-Wave line offers homeowners increased comfort,
convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. Products
include innovative remote controls for Z-Wave certified door locks,
in-wall dimmers, plug-in modules for lights and small appliances,
wall outlets and scene controllers. Jasco also makes the advanced GE
Z-Wave Energy Monitoring Module that precisely captures power used by
devices like computers and TVs, and interprets the data for
consumers, allowing them to make adjustments to help reduce their
carbon footprint and save money on high energy bills. Capturing
voltage, frequency, kilowatts and kilowatt-hours as well as power
factor, this device helps consumers lead a more energy-efficient
"Jasco chose to build Z-Wave certified products more than five years
ago, and through continued investments and innovative product
development, we have been able to support many Z-Wave partners with
GE and private label Z-Wave products," said Cameron Trice, Executive
Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Jasco.
"Bringing affordable Z-Wave technology and home monitoring
capabilities to the mass market is at the forefront of what we do."
Currently, there are more than 500 certified products on the market
that speak Z-Wave. Z-Wave Alliance is the world's largest consortium
of manufacturers making interoperable wireless products.
The Z-Wave Alliance welcomes its new members, including: Blue Line
Innovations, Inc., Chromagic, Current Cost, Diehl, Enerlites, Inc.,
Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd., Kool Concepts, Living Lab, Touch-Plate
Lighting Controls, Uniden, Zonoff Inc., Z-Wave.Me, ZyXEL.
Other Z-Wave Alliance News
In addition to welcoming Jasco as a
Z-Wave Alliance principal member, the Alliance recently presented
awards to several other Alliance members at the CEDIA EXPO 2011,
-- Somfy Systems Inc. - "500th Certified Z-Wave Product" Award
-- Evolve Guest Controls - "New Market: Hospitality" Award
-- ADT Security Services Inc. - "Spirit of Z-Wave/Most Active Alliance
As a GE licensee, Jasco Products develops, markets, and
distributes Consumer Electronic Accessories, PC Accessories, Home
Electric Products, and Personal Security & Surveillance Products
under the GE logo. GE is a trademark of the General Electric Company.
For more information, please visit www.jascoproducts.com.
Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable
wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of
devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting,
appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems.
Developed by Sigma Designs, Z-Wave brings many solutions to everyday
life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and
security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are
currently available from leading consumer brands in 500 products
worldwide. For more information about Z-Wave, please visit
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 2GIG
Technologies, Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, Evolve Guest Controls,
FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco, Leviton and Sigma Designs. Its members
lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and
systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy
conservation, safety and security. Z-Wave technology is the
foundation of all products manufactured by the Alliance members. For
more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit
Z-Wave(R) is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs and its
subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
Ruder Finn for Z-Wave Alliance
SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance
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