The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, announces the addition of ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to the 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.
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.
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.
“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 Z-Wave’s leadership role in those markets.” said Mitchell Klein, executive director.
“We are honored to increase our role in the Z-Wave Alliance by joining the board of directors,” said Yang Qin, Cloud Communication marketing director of Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Line. “Z-Wave is a very important technology for the smart home and other vertical industries, and joining the Alliance is important for Huawei to promote the Z-Wave technology widely used in the IoT industry.”