MILPITAS, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 17, 2014) – The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, the world’s largest ecosystem of wireless control products and services, is pleased to announce that LG Uplus has become a Principal Member of the Alliance and has joined its Board of Directors.
LG Uplus, Korea’s leading telecommunications operator and an affiliate of LG Group, provides diverse and comprehensive wireline and wireless convergence services for home and personal services. The company was formed through the strategic merging of LG Telecom, LG Dacom, and LG Powercom, which together now operate as LG Uplus. LG Uplus joins an impressive list of industry leaders on the Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors, including ADT, Evolve Guest Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, Linear, and Sigma Designs.
“We’re excited to welcome LG Uplus to the Z-Wave Alliance and its Board of Directors,” said Alliance Chairman Mark Walters. “Since its inception, the company has been an outstanding force for innovation, having deployed Korea’s first nationwide 4G LTE and All-IP network. Now, LG Uplus recognizes the rapidly growing opportunities available in the IoT and smart home markets, where Z-Wave is the leading technology. We welcome the insight and leadership LG Uplus will bring to our Board.”
Other Z-Wave Alliance members were equally enthusiastic about the addition of LG Uplus to the Board.
“The reputation of LG Uplus in the telecommunications arena is stellar,” said Avi Rosenthal, VP of VP Security and Control at Linear Corporation, another Principal and Board Member of the Alliance. “Their addition to our Board gives Z-Wave another strong advocate and a voice that will be instrumental in helping us achieve our primary objective: to ensure that Z-Wave maintains and enhances its smart-home leadership.”
“LG Uplus is honored to join the Z-Wave Board of Directors,” said Mr. ChangSu Ryu, the company’s Home Solution Department Director. “Z-Wave is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today. We believe strongly in the technology and are confident that it will continue to lead the way in smart home innovation, not just with consumers but with service providers, device manufacturers, and retailers. Joining the Board of Directors will allow us to provide input and feedback that will help keep Z-Wave at the forefront of the industry.”
Since its introduction to the market in 2003, Z-Wave has been the wireless technology of choice for the residential and commercial security markets. Z-Wave is the technology used by all major home security providers for lighting, locks and thermostats. Z-Wave technology has also been the wireless connectivity solution selected by a number of other major service providers, including: AT&T, Orange, Verizon, Bell Aliant, and Century Link. Z-Wave products are also available direct to consumers through major retailer and e-tailers in the US and Europe. Adopted by over 300 worldwide market leaders, Z-Wave’s branded certification program ensures full interoperability between all brands and is completely backward-compatible between versions.
Z-Wave technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1200 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 300 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.
Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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; ADT, Evolve Guest Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, Linear and Sigma Designs. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit www.z-wavealliance.org.
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