Zensys Working on Battery-Powered Z-Wave Home Control


The company's new chip will allow for wireless HA that's cheaper and burns less power.

Nov. 28, 2006 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Gather up your remotes, gadgets and other electronic gear: You’re going to need some of their batteries. Zensys is working on a new chip that will allow for wireless home control powered by those Duracells and Energizers.

The real boon will be lower costs and reduced power consumption—and, of course, the lack of having to hardwire everything.

Supposedly they are looking into powering motorized blinds, door locks and smoke detectors. However, expect to see the savings passed on to things like lighting, HVAC and entertainment as well.

  • Applications include smoke detectors, blinds and door locks
  • 15 to 30 percent lower in cost
  • No hardwiring needed


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