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Digi-Key and Zensys Sign Global Distribution Agreement

10-29-2007 07:33 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Zensys Inc.

/ PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH
29. October 2007 - Zensys, developer of the award-winning Z-Wave wireless home control standard, today announced a major software upgrade that will provide consumer electronics manufacturers developing Z-Wave-enabled products with a number of new enhancements including unmatched support for battery-to-battery communication.

Digi-Key Corporation and Z-Wave® developer Zensys announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. Digi-Key is one of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, shipping products to more than 140 countries, and is also one of the newest members of the Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of 170 companies dedicated to establishing Z-Wave as the standard in wireless control and automation.

“This deal is a direct result of the strong demand for Z-Wave among manufacturers around the globe,” said Tony Shakib, CEO of Zensys. “We’re thrilled to be aligning with a leading global distributor such as Digi-Key to ensure we can meet the increased demand for Z-Wave-enabled products.”

Z-Wave is a breakthrough technology that enables one-touch wireless control of a wide variety of residential and light commercial applications such as lighting and appliance control, remote home monitoring, automated meter reading, entertainment, thermostat and ventilation control, access and security, and residential gateway connectivity. Zensys offers a comprehensive line of products and services, including ASICs, development kits and engineering services required by OEMs to successfully develop and market reliable, low-cost products for the “intelligent home.”

“This new partnership with Zensys is in perfect keeping with Digi-Key’s commitment to provide our customers with the latest and most innovative products,” said Digi-Key President Mark Larson. “Design engineers looking to create reliable and low-cost products for the ‘intelligent home’ will undoubtedly find Zensys’ Z-Wave modules and development kits to be of consequential interest.”

Zensys products are available for purchase through Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs.

About Digi-Key Corporation
One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 16 consecutive years from among the nation’s more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/ May 2007). Offering more than a million products from over 375 quality name-brand manufacturers Digi-Key’s commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company’s broad product offering is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week at Digi-Key’s top-rated Web site, www.digikey.com

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key
Steven G. Tsukichi
Vice President of Marketing
Digi-Key Corporation
+1 218-681-6674, Ext 1001
steve.tsukichi@digikey.com

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About Z-Wave
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.z-wave.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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