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Mitsumi to distribute Z-Wave 500 series from Sigma Designs

06 Jan 2014

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Sigma Designs and Mitsumi have announced that Mitsumi will now become a licensed distributor of Sigma Designs' Z-Wave 500 series wireless RF technology. As part of the partnership, Mitsumi will independently produce and deliver the latest generation of Z-Wave 500 series modules together with a Mitsumi original design module that will expand the functionality for Z-Wave in more commercial markets. The move is expected to make Z-Wave easily available to large multi-international companies and government operations.

Sigma Designs' Z-Wave allows wireless control to aspects of daily life, including home monitoring and security, home control, entertainment control, healthcare, and energy management. Z-Wave (ITU standard G.9959) is an interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate, including lighting, appliances, HVAC, and security systems.

"The market for Z-Wave is booming and we want to capitalise on Z-Wave's global potential. Further, we are very excited to drive Z-Wave further in the Japanese market where the interest in Z-Wave technology has great potential for energy reduction in residential as well as commercial applications," said Mitsumi Electronic Devices Business SVP Fujio Furukawa.

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