The CES in Las Vegas is history – and thus the largest trade fair presentation ever granted by the Z-Wave Alliance. The look hasn’t changed fundamentally – general information areas and live demonstrations (“Z-Wave Experience Home”), an expert counter (“Ask an Expert”) and a variety of individual presentation counters from Z-Wave manufacturers.
This week, the CES Consumer Electronics Show will take place in Las Vegas, and Z-Wave is going strong. More than 30 Z-Wave brands exhibit at the largest booth in the entire “Sands Expo Convention Center”. In addition, some experts inform about the Z-Wave technology. The first highlight was already presented before the show. The Z-Wave chip manufacturer Sigma Designs introduced the latest Z-Wave generation.
Since a few days, there is a new update for the POPP HUB Gateway available. Update 2.3.6 will be offered after logging into the user interface and can be downloaded and installed directly.
The Z-Wave Alliance continues to grow and therefore the awareness of the Z-Wave technology as well. As the Alliance announced in its half year report, the number of members grew to 600 during the first half 2017. That means a plus of 150 manufacturers and brands in only 6 months. That’s a huge rise by a third.
The Z-Wave Alliance have seen further growth throughout 2016 and counts 450 members now. Furthermore, there are more than 1,700 certified products available worldwide. Z-Wave still stays the largest smart home ecosystem.
„A fire changes everything!“ That was the this year’s slogan for the official „Day of the smoke sensor” in Germany last Friday.
It’s a tricky one with smoke sensors. Usually these devices look consistent ugly, cost a lot of money – although we do never need them probably – Read more
Dune HD presents the world’s first Hybrid 4K Media Player with integrated Z-Wave Plus technology.
ZWave.me makes it easier to realize scenes, rules and automations in the Smart Home – With Apps! Read more
Just before Christmas, Z-Wave Europe has started a contest on Facebook and asks “What does Smart Home mean to you?” Anybody who comments and shares the post can win a Piper camera 200 EUR worth.
Piper is a HD panoramic camera with integrated sensors for motion, light intensity, temperature and sound as well as a Z-Wave gateway which can for example control wall plugs, sensors (e.g. door/ window contacts) and create automation scenes.
The contest can be found on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ZWaveinEurope and ends on 05.01.2016. The comment with most “Likes” will win the Piper camera.