The Z-Wave Alliance recently announced the addition of Huawei to the Alliance’s board of directors, marking the Chinese tech giant’s increased commitment to advocating the Z-Wave standard.
Sitting with Huawei on the board are ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, Leedarson, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings and Sigma Designs.
Huawei provides information and communications technology (ICT) solutions with clients coming from more than 170 countries and regions. Many Z-Wave Alliance member companies, including Aeon Labs, Leedarson and Fibaro, use Huawei’s OceanConnect pre-integrated IoT ecosystem.
The Z-Wave ecosystem has gained greater popularity in the last several years, as more tech manufacturers, service providers and telecommunication companies put Z-Wave in their smart home solutions.
As a Z-Wave Alliance Principal Member, Huawei will take on a greater role in leading the Alliance and help guide future initiatives as well as promote partnerships among members.
“We are honored to increase our role in the Z-Wave Alliance by joining the board of directors,” said Yang Qin, Cloud Communication Marketing Director of Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Line. Z-Wave is a very important technology for the smart home and other vertical industries, and joining the Alliance is important for Huawei to promote the Z-Wave technology widely used in the IoT industry, Yang said.
“Huawei has long been an active member of the Z-Wave Alliance and joining the board of directors demonstrates their commitment to the growth of IoT in the smart home and to Z-Wave’s leadership role in those markets,” said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of Z-Wave Alliance.
Z-Wave Alliance now has over 600 members worldwide, and there are over 2,100 smart home and IoT certified devices. More global ICT companies are committed to advocating Z-Wave, according to the Alliance.