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Z-Wave Wins Prestigious 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the Wireless Category


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Z-Wave Wins Prestigious 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the Wireless Category

Z-Wave Emerging as Market Leader in Wireless Home Control

Fremont, CA — September 13, 2006 — Zensys announced today that its Z-Wave technology has been named the winner in the wireless category of The Wall Street Journal’s 2006 Technology Innovation Awards. Winners were announced in “The Journal Report” section of the The Wall Street Journal’s print and online editions on Monday, September 11, 2006.

“It is truly an honor to be selected by the judges of The Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Awards as the most innovative wireless company in the world,” said Tony Shakib, CEO of Zensys. “While wireless home control technologies have been around for some time, Z-Wave is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless home control to the everyday consumer.”

The Wall Street Journal initially screened more than 600 applications from two dozen countries. The judges then considered 121 of the entries, selecting 12 category winners and 37 runners-up. In selecting the winners, judges considered whether the technology represented a breakthrough from conventional methods, rather than just an incremental improvement.

Winners will be honored at an awards dinner on October 17, 2006 at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The dinner is part of Dow Jones VentureWire’s Emerging Ventures conference.

About Zensys and Z-Wave
Zensys is a leading provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications. The company’s Z-Wave technology is a low-cost, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that is quickly becoming the de facto standard in wireless home control. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including real-time home monitoring and energy conservation by controlling a wide array of home devices including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment, healthcare, access and security systems, and more. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 100 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 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 Zensys and Z-Wave, please visit and

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