China’s Institute of Digital Guangdong serves new Z-Wave certification

Provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) technologies, Sigma Designs, today announced its Institute of Digital Guangdong (IDG) will serve as a new Z-Wave Certification test house in China.

To expand certification-testing capabilities in Asia, Z-Wave Certification ensures interoperability between Z-Wave products.

Technical certification is managed through Sigma Designs utilising independent, third party test houses and Market Certification is managed through the Z-Wave Alliance.

Z-Wave products must be certified before launch on the commercial market and will display Z-Wave interoperability logo badges.

‘Creating smart home experiences in China’

Raoul Wijgergangs, vice-president at Z-Wave, said: “We know the smart home market has great potential in China.

“We have chosen to work with IDG to better serve the growing Z-Wave market and give our customers who are creating smart home experiences in China a quicker path to certification and thus the commercial market.”

Sigma Designs currently have approximately 340 companies registered on the Z-Wave Plus Certification Portal, representing 35 different countries.

Written from press release by Leah Alger