Software upgrade from Zensys

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 January 2008



(2008), "Software upgrade from Zensys", Microelectronics International, Vol. 25 No. 1.



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Software upgrade from Zensys

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Software upgrade from Zensys

Zensys, developer of the award-winning Z-Wave wireless home control standard, today announced a major software upgrade that will provide consumer electronics manufacturers developing Z-Wave-enabled products with a number of new enhancements including unmatched support for battery-to-battery communication.

Digi-Key Corporation and Z-Wave® developer Zensys announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. Digi-Key is one of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, shipping products to more than 140 countries, and is also one of the newest members of the Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of 170 companies dedicated to establishing Z-Wave as the standard in wireless control and automation.

“This deal is a direct result of the strong demand for Z-Wave among manufacturers around the globe,” said Tony Shakib, CEO of Zensys. “We're thrilled to be aligning with a leading global distributor such as Digi-Key to ensure we can meet the increased demand for Z-Wave-enabled products.”

Z-Wave is a breakthrough technology that enables one-touch wireless control of a wide variety of residential and light commercial applications such as lighting and appliance control, remote home monitoring, automated meter reading, entertainment, thermostat and ventilation control, access and security, and residential gateway connectivity. Zensys offers a comprehensive line of products and services, including ASICs, development kits and engineering services required by OEMs to successfully develop and market reliable, low-cost products for the “intelligent home.”

“This new partnership with Zensys is in perfect keeping with Digi-Key's commitment to provide our customers with the latest and most innovative products,” said Digi-Key President Mark Larson. “Design engineers looking to create reliable and low-cost products for the `intelligent home' will undoubtedly find Zensys' Z-Wave modules and development kits to be of consequential interest.”

Zensys products are available for purchase through Digi-Key's print and online catalogues.

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