Linear LLC, a leading security and home automation, access control, and health and wellness manufacturer for residential and commercial markets, recently announced the launch of its Three-way Z-Wave smart switch, model WT00Z. The new Z-Wave smart switch allows remote ON/OFF control and dimming of as many as five other Z-Wave controlled lights, and adds another intelligent control solution to Linear's Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio. Linear, including its 2GIG brand of products, is the largest user of Z-Wave chipsets in the world.
The Linear WT00Z smart switch gives professional security and home automation installers an invaluable tool by offering a desirable home control lighting function that previously was either not possible or practical. Because the Linear three-way smart switch does not directly control a load, it can serve as a virtual three-way switch and be wired anywhere power is available, without the need for a traveller wire. When paired with a 2GIG Go!Control system, or other brand of home automation controller, the three-way Z-Wave smart switch offers simple control of one, two or as many as five other lights, making it easy for consumers to quickly illuminate or extinguish lights with a simple flip of a nearby wall switch.
"This new three-way Z-Wave switch is extremely important to our portfolio of connected devices. It solves a vexing problem for installers, while bolstering the capabilities and value of the Go!Control automation panels they install. Controlling a light from two locations is a convenience most people have come to expect, but anyone who's done electrical wiring knows it's not always that simple," said Duane Paulson, senior vice president of product and market development for Linear. "This new Z-Wave smart switch makes it easy. This is another example of our commitment to bring smarter products to market that add convenience, while enhancing the value of our 2GIG home control platform, which continues to accelerate in popularity."
Linear is also a principal member of the Z-Wave Alliance. "Z-Wave is at the heart of the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable smart products, and it will continue to grow. Our partnership is stronger than ever and we remain committed to bringing innovative, intelligent Z-Wave control solutions to the residential and commercial markets," continued Paulson.
Z-Wave is an international wireless standard for intelligent, interoperable, low-power, RF mesh networking technology. This powerful smart chip and compact protocol enable two-way RF communications among Z-Wave enabled devices. Linear is now manufacturing, selling and distributing Z-Wave lighting control products that include: wall dimmers, wall switches, wall outlets, lamp modules, appliance modules, three-way switches/dimmers, fixture modules, as well as international versions of the same products plus other Z-Wave enabled security and convenience devices. Linear also has the capability to utilise its extensive OEM experience to manufacture Z-Wave products for partner companies seeking their own intelligent lighting solutions.