Z-Wave Alliance Launches IoT Effort
The Z-Wave Alliance this week announced the launch of the Z-Wave Labs Program, which it describes as a "competition to support and incentivize innovation on the Z-Wave platform."
Each month starting in May, the alliance will award one individual or company per month with a 12-month Alliance membership, along with an IoT-ready 500 Series Z-Wave Developer Kits from Sigma Designs.
"The Z-Wave Alliance recognizes the importance of start-ups and disrupters in the industry both to jump start innovation but also to accelerate widespread adoption of smart home and IoT technology," Mary Miller, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Sigma Designs and a Principal Board member of the Z-Wave Alliance, said in a statement.
"With over 1200 Z-Wave-certified devices currently on the market and 300 companies working together to create more solutions every single day, this program is a unique opportunity for young start-ups and entrepreneurs to engineer exciting new products for the Z-Wave ecosystem."
See the Z-Wave Alliance website for more information.