The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 200 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide
that are dedicated to interoperable wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave open standard.
Z-Wave is a key enabling technology driving the "Internet of Things."
Z-Wave Alliance Appoints New International Evangelists
Milpitas, CA, August 9, 2012 –The Z-Wave Alliance, an international consortium of companies that oversee the world's largest interoperable ecosystem for wireless control products and services, today announced that it has named two new "Evangelists" for the Japanese and Brazilian markets.
Both Japan and Brazil recently authorized radio frequency ranges for low-power RF device usage, opening the markets to the world of interoperable Z-Wave products, and creating the opportunity for leading figures in those markets to join the Alliance as Z-Wave Evangelists.
In Japan, the Alliance has appointed industry veteran Hitoshi Kubota as its Z-Wave Alliance Evangelist. Mr. Kubota has more than 40 years of professional experience in the computer and network industry. Most recently he has served as the senior advisor for companies throughout the energy management industry as a Smart Grid architect. Mr. Kubota will work to ensure Z-Wave's rapid adoption in the Japanese market, and its use to solve important challenges in energy, independent aging and other automation and control applications.
For the Brazilian region, the Z-Wave Alliance has appointed Evangelist Jean Pascal Nathan De Simone, who brings 20 years of experience in marketing and international business development throughout four different continents, with particular expertise in identifying reliable sources for emerging technologies and potential products. Mr. De Simone holds Master’s Degrees in both Lighting Design and Business Administration. At a time when home control was almost completely unknown in his country, Jean brought the first Z-Wave products into Brazil.
"We're thrilled to bring both Hitoshi and Jean on board as Z-Wave Evangelists for the Japanese and Brazilian markets," said Mark Walters, Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "Their experience and expertise makes them perfect choices to expand Z-Wave's international presence in their respective regions, and their passion for Z-Wave technology will open many rewarding business possibilities throughout these key markets."
50th certified product announced in June of this year. These certifications further demonstrate the rapid worldwide growth of Z-Wave as a key enabling technology behind the "Internet of Things."
About Z-Wave Technology:
Z-Wave is an international wireless standard for intelligent, interoperable, low-power, RF mesh networking technology. This powerful smart chip and compact protocol enable two-way RF communications amongst Z-Wave enabled devices, thus allowing products and services from multiple manufacturers to work seamlessly. Z-Wave continues to be the technology of choice for industry leaders representing: Home Automation, Remote Home/Health Monitoring, Home Entertainment, Smart Home Control, Energy Management and Connected Home Services. Z-Wave enabled products represent the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable smart products. www.z-wave.com
About The Z-Wave Alliance:
Z-Wave(R) is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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