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Access-Control Manufacturer Linear Broadens Technology Offerings With Z-Wave Wireless Products


Carlsbad, Calif.-based Linear LLC, a supplier of electronic products for a host of residential and commercial applications, introduced Z-Wave products to its line of wireless residential and commercial offerings.

Z-Wave is an international wireless standard for intelligent, interoperable, low-power, RF mesh networking technology. This smart chip and compact protocol enable two-way RF communications amongst Z-Wave enabled devices, allowing products and services from multiple manufacturers to work seamlessly.

As a result of purchasing certain assets from Advanced Control Technologies Inc., Linear will begin to manufacture, sell and distribute a Z-Wave product line. This is a step toward unifying appliances, lighting and other security systems into an integrated wireless network.

The addition of Z-Wave products will give Linear customers access to a widely adopted wireless mesh protocol that is easy-to-install, modular, affordable and intelligent, the company said in a press release. The Z-Wave standard has been utilized by a variety of industries including telecommunications, security, hospitality, light commercial and residential systems integration. The investment in developing a Z-Wave product line broadens Linear's reach by introducing product offerings to meet the demands of an increasingly wireless lifestyle.

"The adoption of Z-Wave is a significant step forward for Linear since it allows us to immediately upgrade our smart control offerings while bringing a whole new level of innovation and intelligence to our customers and dealers," said Duane Paulson, senior vice president of product and market development. "Linear's existing line of health and wellness, security and access-control products will benefit from the interoperability Z-Wave brings, allowing us to build a unified platform architecture for both residential and institutional segments."

Linear LLC provides engineered radio-frequency products and is a supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short- and long-range radio remote controls, and personal emergency reporting systems.

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