The report — fielded in cooperation with Interpret —provides a baseline of the overall smart home market landscape, as well as data collected from a custom quantitative survey of 1,500 U.S.- based smart home device owners.
The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, announced completion of incorporation as a solely independent non-profit organization and seven founding members under its new standards development organization structure.
The Z-Wave Alliance recently released its second annual Z-Wave State of the Ecosystem Report, which examines smart home and connected technology — both in and outside of the home — and explores the smart home landscape as it exists today, current and future trends and new opportunities, with an emphasis on the role Z-Wave technology plays in the advancement of the industry.
Silicon Labs and the Z-Wave Alliance announced plans to open the Z-Wave Specification as a ratified, multi-source wireless standard available to all silicon and stack vendors for development. With this change, semiconductor and software suppliers will be able to join the Z-Wave ecosystem, contribute to future advancements of the smart home standard and develop and supply sub-GHz Z-Wave radio devices and software stacks.
Mitchell Klein has been chosen as this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Klein will be honored at the CEDIA Expo Opening Keynote hosted at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.