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Z-Wave boost over ZigBee?

An interesting article from last week announced that US network Verizon is adopting Z-Wave into its new home energy management offering.

Whilst utilities are adopting ZigBee Smart Energy, Z-Wave has certainly become the main wireless technology for general home automation including security and (very soon) remote controls replacing IR & 3D glasses.

Its likely that the inclusion of ZigBee in the upcoming smart meter roll-out will act as a tojan horse, paving the way for a whole raft of ZigBee compatible devices.

These may supersede Z-Wave in many years from now, or each technology may co-exist the same as Bluetooth & Wi-Fi do today.

But for now at least, Z-Wave has had a huge boost.  Also expect similar announcements for Europe soon.

Full Verizon article Here.

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