Welcome to the Z-Wave Alliance

The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 250 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide
that are dedicated to interoperable wireless control products based on the Z-Wave open standard.

Z-Wave is a key enabling technology driving the "Internet of Things."

Z-Wave Struts The Smart Grid At DistribuTECH

The Z-Wave Alliance showed off its solutions for the Smart Grid-Smart Home connection at DistribuTECH, the utility industry's premier event for Smart Grid technologies.

The Alliance exhibited with member company Universal Devices, which showed off its gateway solution that supports SEP 1.0, OpenADR and easy control via Z-Wave.  The Universal Devices gateway can control Z-Wave devices in the home and use them for load shedding based on commands from the utility. A fuller description of the demo can be read here...

In addition to the Alliance presence, a number of member companies was also exhibiting, including Kampstrup, RCS, Radio Thermostat Company of America (RTCOA), Tridium and HAI by Leviton. Tridium demonstrated how Z-Wave control is part of the company's JACE framework for connectivity, and displayed its smart thermostat and lighting controls.

RCS showed off its extensive range of Z-Wave products; of particular interest was the company's battery powered thermostat and the new touch screen stat coming to market soon.

Radio Thermostat Company of America (RTCOA) also had a major presence at the show. On display was their connected thermostats many of them Z-Wave controlled.  

Both Alarm.com and AT&T were also present at the show, showing off Z-Wave solutions for the evolving Smart Grid market.