Z-Wave and LS Control Enable Intelligent, Energy-Saving Indoor Climate Management


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With the development of two home control solutions based on Z-Wave technology, LS Control charts new territory in the field of environmentally-conscious and intelligent energy management. The air humidity and temperature sensors of the ES 861 series empower landlords, owner-occupiers and business proprietors to remotely regulate temperature and air humidity in their buildings and rooms via remote control, the Internet or mobile phone. Z-Wave wireless control technology makes it possible to incorporate sensors into a home control network, link them up with self-regulating thermostats, and control them via PC, PDA, remote control, mobile telephone or the Internet. Through this process, the technology adjusts flexibly to the needs of the user, effectively saving energy and reducing cost.

Rising energy costs have developed into a substantial financial burden for private households and businesses. Saving money in this area necessitates a sophisticated energy management system. As an illustration, reducing room temperature by only 1°C would save 6 per cent of energy costs. Appropriate air-conditioning, as another example, prevents a heat build-up in summer and the overheating of rooms in winter. Automated measurement sensors and thermostats, based on Z-Wave technology, form the basis for dramatic cost reductions.

The wireless, battery-operated temperature and air humidity sensors from LS Control were specifically designed for heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems, and for use in Z-Wave home control networks. The devices measure temperature and air humidity independently of one another, and transmit their values to a central control unit which adjusts or maintains the indoor climate as desired. Landlords and owner-occupiers always have an overview of the indoor climate values in particular rooms. This needs-driven monitoring and automated control of individual indoor climates thus guarantees efficient energy consumption.

Intelligent air-conditioning for leisure spaces, living areas or workrooms
Owners of LS Control sensors can use these products for monitoring and controlling climate in a wide range of premises and rooms, including living rooms, warehouses, offices, computer rooms, greenhouses and many other applications, with each area able to be individually adjusted to the appropriate temperature. The ES 861 temperature sensor takes measurements every 6 seconds and registers fluctuations of as little as 0.2°C in temperatures ranging from -10 to +70°C. For its part, the air humidity sensor reacts to changes in air humidity of +/- 1 percent. As soon as the measured values deviate from the guideline values specified, the sensors send a signal to the corresponding control instrument, such as a Z-wave-compatible thermostat.

Location-independent energy control via web interface
The simple plug-and-play installation makes it possible to integrate other home control devices into the Z-Wave network quickly and without fuss. At the same time, all products integrated into the system can be centrally or remotely controlled from a central user-interface. Heating elements or ventilation systems can also be regulated on a location-independent basis via web-interface or by mobile phone.

The innovative Z-Wave wireless broadcasting standard has now been fitted in over 300 products from more than 170 manufacturers, including Merten, Danfoss, Leviton, Ingersoll Rand, Universal Electronics, Wayne Dalton, düwi, Fakro and many others.

About Z-Wave
Z-Wave® is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless control to every aspect of daily life – the home, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy use, to name a few. Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable* wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers, and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 300 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET “Best of CES Award†in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World’s 2006 World Class Award, which recognizes the 100 best technologies and products of the year. For more information about Z-Wave please visit

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