The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, has announced the addition of leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to its Alliance Board of Directors.
Huawei joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, Fibaro, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, Leedarson, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs, said a statement.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with innovative solutions, products and services used in more than 170 countries and regions.
Many Z-Wave Alliance member companies, including Aeon Labs, Leedarson and Fibaro are part of Huawei’s OceanConnect pre-integrated IoT ecosystem, it said.
The Z-Wave ecosystem has seen unprecedented growth in the last several years, with most major tech manufacturers, service providers and telcos putting Z-Wave inside their smart home solutions.
As a Z-Wave Alliance Principal Member, Huawei will take on a greater role in leading the alliance and help guide future initiatives as well as promote partnerships among members, it added.
Mitchell Klein, executive director, Z-Wave Alliance, said: “Huawei has long been an active member of the Z-Wave Alliance and joining the board of directors demonstrates their commitment to the growth of IoT in the smart home and to our leadership role in those markets.”
Yang Qin, cloud communication marketing director of Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Line, said: “We are honoured to increase our role in the Z-Wave Alliance by joining the board of directors.”
“Z-Wave is a very important technology for the smart home and other vertical industries, and joining the alliance is important for us to promote the Z-Wave technology widely used in the IoT industry,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service