THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 23, 2007
Digi-Key Corporation and Z-Wave® developer Zensys announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. Digi-Key is one of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, shipping products to more than 140 countries, and is also one of the newest members of the Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of 170 companies dedicated to establishing Z-Wave as the standard in wireless control and automation.
"This deal is a direct result of the strong demand for Z-Wave among manufacturers around the globe," said Tony Shakib, CEO of Zensys. "We're thrilled to be aligning with a leading global distributor such as Digi-Key to ensure we can meet the increased demand for Z-Wave-enabled products."
Z-Wave is a breakthrough technology that enables one-touch wireless control of a wide variety of residential and light commercial applications such as lighting and appliance control, remote home monitoring, automated meter reading, entertainment, thermostat and ventilation control, access and security, and residential gateway connectivity. Zensys offers a comprehensive line of products and services, including ASICs, development kits and engineering services required by OEMs to successfully develop and market reliable, low-cost products for the "intelligent home."
"This new partnership with Zensys is in perfect keeping with Digi-Key's commitment to provide our customers with the latest and most innovative products," said Digi-Key President Mark Larson. "Design engineers looking to create reliable and low-cost products for the ‘intelligent home' will undoubtedly find Zensys' Z-Wave modules and development kits to be of consequential interest."
Zensys products are available for purchase through Digi-Key's print and online catalogs.
Z-Wave® is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless control to every aspect of daily life – the home, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy use, to name a few. Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers, and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life, including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 170 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET "Best of CES Award" in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World's 2006 World Class Award, which recognizes the 100 best technologies and products of the year. For more information about Z-Wave, please visit www.z-wave.com.
About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.
Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Zensys, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.