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Z-Wave Alliance Announces First Z-Wave Long Range Certified Device: Ecolink 700 Series Garage Door Controller

Ecolink becomes the first manufacturer to complete the Z-Wave Long Range certification thanks to the submission of the Ecolink 700 Series Garage Door Controller. Z-Wave LR ushers in a new era of Z-Wave connectivity and brings expanded options for the smart home, multi-dwelling units, and hospitality use cases.

“When it comes to innovation, we are at the forefront of engineering our products to work harder and smarter,” said Mike Bailey, VP Product Development and Operations for Ecolink. “Any range increases we can introduce into our products, and thus to our customers, only works to enhance their overall experience with smart home and security solutions. It’s a win/win. Moving forward, our plan is for all Z-Wave sensors and devices we work to introduce and certify with the Z-Wave Alliance to include Z-Wave Long Range out of the box.”

Z-Wave LR extends Z-Wave connectivity beyond the interior boundaries of the home to improve the wireless transmission range of peripheral Z-Wave devices. Some core benefits of Z-Wave LR include increased coverage, increased scalability, optimized battery life, interoperability, and backward compatibility.

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“The certification of the first Z-Wave LR device is a milestone for the Alliance as a standards development organization. Developing this specification and making it available to members like Ecolink falls perfectly in line with our mission to advance the Z-Wave standard. Members who actively seek to build their products featuring this specification will undoubtedly have a competitive edge and we are eager to see more Z-Wave LR enter the market in the coming months,” said Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance.

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