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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.

Author David Bell

About the Author

David Bell is the founder of Vesternet. As a contributing author on popular smart home topics including Z-Wave & Zigbee, he’s been cited in a multitude of popular websites, forums & articles over the past 10 years and continues to publish regularly on Vesternet.

With over 25 years in business, and 15 years in home automation, he also heads up all of Vesternet’s commercial initiatives throughout various online channels as an expert in sales, marketing & growth strategies.

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