Intel Invests in Wireless Home Control Technology


Intel, a provider of silicon-based solutions, recently invested in Zensys, a start-up company based in Menlo Park, Calif., that is developing a mesh network technology called Z-Wave.

With Z-Wave, Intel plans to gain wireless control of a wide array of home devices, including lights, appliances, HVAC systems, entertainment, access control and security systems.

Z-Wave, an interoperable radio-based wireless mesh networking technology, is already available in wireless home control and automation products from leading consumer brands. Intel is one of more than 125 companies to join the Z-Wave Alliance to develop wireless home control products. Some of the other firms include Leviton, Logitech, Linksys, Intermatic, Wayne Dalton, Danfoss and Universal Electronics.

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