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About Z-Wave Technology

The Z-Wave protocol is an interoperable, wireless,  RF-based communications technology designed specifically for control, monitoring and status reading applications in residential and light commercial environments.
Mature, proven and broadly deployed (with over 70 million products sold worldwide),
Z-Wave is by far the world market leader in wireless control, bringing affordable, reliable and easy-to-use 'smart' products to many millions of people in every aspect of daily life.
For a more complete look at Z-Wave technology for non technologists, and to learn more about Z-Wave's role as a key enabling technology for the Internet of Things and connected objects, please visit www.z-wave.com.
Z-Wave Technology Essentials:
Low Powered RF communications technology that supports full mesh networks without the need for a coordinator node
Operates in the sub-1GHz band; impervious to interference from Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies in the 2.4-GHz range (Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc.)
See the frequency coverage information here.

The Z-Wave PHY and Maclayers are defined by ITU-T Recommendation G.9959.
More detail regarding the frequencies used by Z-Wave can be found in Z-Wave Alliance Recommendation ZAD12837, "Z-Wave transceivers - Specification of Spectrum Related Components"?\

Designed specifically for control and status apps, supports data rates of up to 100kbps, with AES128 encryption, IPV6, and multi-channel operation
Full interoperability through layer 6 with backwards compatibility to all versions.
Successfully bridged and trialed with OpenADR, SEP 1, SEP 1.1 and other  Smart Energy protocols.
Shares the same position in the NIST / SGIP Catalog of Standards as the IEEE 802.11 and 802.15 and 802.16 families
For more in-depth technical materials on Z-Wave, please visit our Developer Section, or consider membership in the Z-Wave Alliance.
Z-Wave Market Facts:
Over 2100 interoperable products available, 70 million Z-Wave products worldwide.
Extensively used in residential systems throughout numerous business spectrums, including  ADT, Alarm.com, AT&T, DSC, GE/Interlogics, Honeywell, Lowes, Verizon, Vivint, and other prominent service providers worldwide.
Found in thousands of hotels, cruise ships, and vacation rentals; including 65,000 devices in the flagship Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Actively supported by over 600 manufacturers and service providers throughout the world.
Designed specifically for control, monitoring and status operations; no interference from Wi-Fi or other 2.4GHz wireless technologies in similar band.

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