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Electronic Solutions, Inc. Introduces Z-Wave Enabled Motor Controls for Window Coverings
July 24, 2007 — Lafayette, CO — Electronic Solutions, Inc. (ESI) today announces the release of a new line of motor controls utilizing Z-Wave technology, allowing for the simple integration of motorized products into Z-Wave wireless home control systems.
The ESI “Plug & Play” Z-Wave motor controls enable consumers to control and monitor motorized window coverings through the Z-Wave standard. These powerful motor controls are interoperable with other Z-Wave enabled devices, providing an easy-to-implement solution to deliver increased comfort and convenience. Compatible with most 115VAC motors and with a DC version expected to launch this fall, ESI’s “Plug & Play” Z-Wave motor controls are the first available for this popular home control platform.
According to ESI President Rick Langille, “We have aligned ourselves with Z-Wave because we believe that this open platform provides a simple solution that will appeal to a large base of consumers to whom the complexity and cost of traditional home automation systems has been a barrier. The Z-Wave platform is a much more accessible solution.”
Electronic Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is the leading producer of intelligent controls for motorized products. ESI pioneered motor control technology with an array of versatile products for motorized window coverings, projection screens, retractable awnings, rolling shutters and exterior solar protection products. ESI controls provide simple and scalable integration into automation systems, offering flexible control of virtually any motorized product — on projects of any size. Headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado, USA, ESI is a division of Hunter Douglas. For more information visit www.elec-solutions.com
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.zwave.com.
Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Zensys, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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