Z-Wave, OpenADR alliances join to speed OpenADR standard adoption

San Antonio, January 25, 2012 — The Z-Wave Alliance and OpenADR Alliance, announced from DistribuTECH (Booth #1627) the signing of a liaison agreement to collaborate on compliance and interoperability programs to ensure successful market deployment of the OpenADR 2.0 standard.

The OpenADR Alliance is a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption and compliance of a smart grid standard known as Open Automated Demand Response.

Z-Wave Alliance members have successfully completed field trials with utilities such as Sacramento Municipal Utility District using OpenADR standards to implement effective demand response programs.

Z-Wave is an international standard for low-power RF mesh network communication and is used for building area communications enabling products such as; gateways, thermostats, lighting controls, window and shade controls, home energy displays, smart appliances and load controls to form intelligent networks. The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 160 companies worldwide who use the Z-Wave technology in their products and services.

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