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Home Control Product Suite Is Powered by Z-Wave Technology

Universal Electronics Inc. recently announced the release of a new line of remote control platforms powered by the Z-Wave communication protocol to meet the growing home and audio/visual control needs of consumers. The new suite of home control remotes provides one-touch control of everything from lighting to air conditioning to home entertainment systems.

Utilizing Z-Wave, an open technology standard for home control, UEI has developed these new solutions for simple, accessible, and affordable handheld home control. The new remotes with Z-Wave are known at UEI as the Halo, Halo LCD, and Helix products. These new lines of remote controls incorporate consumer-friendly benefits including:

  • Energy conservation: By giving consumers the ability to easily schedule climate and lighting control events, households can more readily conserve electricity and reduce energy costs.

  • Ease of use: Incorporating LED and LCD screens provide the user with an intuitive interface to easily program and operate the remote to control their home environment. This includes advanced functions such as climate control and the creation and management of timed events.

  • Truly universal capabilities: Consumers can control their entire environment from one handheld device, doing away with multiple remote devices and allowing the user to quickly and easily manage everything from the comfort of their sofa or lounge chair. A single device can control the television, home theater preferences, DVD playback, lighting, and climate control settings.

Z-Wave is an interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that enables remote home monitoring, safety and security, and energy conservation by controlling a wide array of home devices including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment, and more. Developed by Zensys, Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 100 products.

For more information, visit www.zen-sys.com or www.uei.com.

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