Z-Wave Europe informs about Amazon Echo Integration at CeBIT 2017

Hohenstein-Ernstthal/Hanover, 23/03/2017 – Z-Wave Europe, the leading European Value Added Distributor for Z-Wave based wireless home automation, informs at the CeBIT show about the integration of Amazon Echo into ‘Z-Way’ smart home software.

The smart home company Z-Wave.me has managed to integrate the Amazon Echo voice control into its ‘Z-Way’ smart home software. Therewith numerous devices within the connected home can be controlled via voice commands.

Z-Way is used in various Z-Wave smart home gateways such as Popp HUB, My Cloud by Western Digital (WD) and the RaZberry extension module for Raspberry Pi. The appropriate Amazon Echo Skills for these smart home gateways are currently in certification process and will be available soon. Therewith the Amazon Echo voice control is also available for the large Raspberry community.

Z-Wave Europe displays a range of different smart home products with the manufacturer independent ZWave wireless technology at its booth. The Z-Wave Europe CeBIT booth includes a partner presentation together with the brands Schwaiger Home4You, Fibaro and Popp. It is located in hall 14 (Planet Reseller/ Product area Smart Building) at the floor space H66-51 under the roof of the „International Communication Park“ (ICP@CeBIT).

Representatives from Z-Wave Europe are available for press appointments at the fair.

About Z-Wave Europe GmbH Z-Wave Europe based in Hohenstein-Ernstthal pioneered in importing the first Z-Wave products to Europe as a Value Added Reseller in 2008. Since then Z-Wave Europe has been the leading Value Added Distributor for Z-Wave based wireless home automation controls facing high and steady growth in its business. Under its motto “We make life easier” the company provides products and services to transform houses, apartments and offices into smart homes. The company sells exclusively Z-Wave certified devices to wholesalers and distributors.

According to a study by Focus magazine and Statista Z-Wave Europe was honored 2016 and 2017 as „Growth Champion“ and thereby belongs to the 500 strongest grown companies in Germany within the last six years. Besides this Z-Wave Europe was honored as one of the best companies in „IT-Service“ category in INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT 2016 contest and is listed in the “list of the best 2016” (www.it-service-bestenliste.de).

In close cooperation with the Z-Wave Alliance (www.zwavealliance.org), Z-Wave Europe promotes the dissemination of Z-Wave technology as the largest existing ecosystem for wireless home automation. Together with Z-Wave.Me, a Swiss-German-Russian company, Z-Wave Europe develops software for various applications including "Z-Way", the first certified Z-Wave controller software.

Further information can be found on the company's website at www.zwave.eu.

About Z-Wave

Z-Wave Europe GmbH ? Antonstr. 3 ? 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal ? Germany

Z-Wave® technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959) and the international standard for wireless communication in so-called smart homes. Smart Home means intelligent automation of various functions within buildings and adjacent outdoor facilities. In doing so different electrical installations such as light switches, electronic door locks, heating thermostats, blind controls and other appliances are controlled by sensors, wall switches, remote controls smart phones, tablets or internet applications.

Customers can choose from an ever growing number of different products (currently 1,500 products from 375 manufacturers). They all support the Z-Wave standard and guarantee full interoperability within a common home network. Thus, it is possible to operate devices from different manufacturers and applications in a shared wireless network.

Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs (NASDAQ SIGM) and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Further information about Z-Wave can be found on the Z-Wave alliance website at www.zwavealliance.org.

About Fibaro Fibaro Group is a rapidly growing company out of Poland that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative smart home ecosystems and devices. Currently FIBARO is in more than 100 countries including the United States . The company's wireless Z-Wave system can be controlled from anywhere in the world via smart phone and/or tablet and includes smart scene automation, energy management, camera integration, multimedia plugins, lights, locks, shades and more.

Over the years past, Fibar Group has won several important awards. The most significant are:

• FIBARO BUTTON – CES Innovation Award 2017
• FIBARO SWIPE – INNOVATIONSPREIS IT 2016 in Customer Electronics category
• CES Innovation Award 2015
 • Good Design 2014
• Good Design 2014 in category of New Technologies
• IF Product Design Award 2014 for FIBARO Flood Design
• European Business Award - Ruban d'honneur
• Fibar Group CEO -Finalist of the CEO World Awards 2013
• FIBARO Home Center Lite - finalist of CEDIA Award for Best Innovative Product
• Finalist of E&Y Entrepreneur of The Year 2013