-Wave Alliance Member Evolve Cuts Hotel Energy Use by 25-40 Percent



Convenience and energy management are among the many features that guests of the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will now experience during their stay thanks to Evolve Guest Controls. A member of the Z-Wave Alliance, Evolve has designed, developed and implemented the single largest successful deployment of wireless RF lighting and energy management devices to date at the Wynn - more than 65,000 devices in more than 2,800 rooms and suites. "This is part of a much larger initiative and is one of many of deployments we are executing in hotels across the U.S.," noted Avi Rosenthal, vice president of Evolve Guest Controls. "We selected Z-Wave as our platform because it's an open protocol and, as such, allows us to listen to what our customers' needs are and then design around any potential roadblocks along the way. We believe Z-Wave is the best platform for hospitality and we're seeing ROI for our customers in as little as two years." Evolve's Z-Wave solutions are also quick to install, requiring minimal downtime for hotels. The interoperable network allows the hotel to easily add new devices to the existing system to grow the network based on market demand. GreenTech Media estimates the energy management market to grow to $750 million by 2015 and as interest in energy management solutions continues to grow, hotels are quickly realizing the benefits of these systems. Evolve's Hotel customers have reported a 25 to 40 percent savings since the deployment of the company's wireless RF system. In addition, with big-name vendors jumping on board to deploy energy management solutions, Z-Wave is quickly becoming a crucial enabling technology for residential and commercial energy management solutions. "Z-Wave is making rapid inroads into energy management and this is testament to the technology's potential in a commercial environment outside the home," added Raoul Wijgergangs, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "And once hotel guests experience the benefits of Z-Wave for themselves - from energy management to convenience - we're confident demand for wireless home control systems will continue to grow." 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 just 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 centres 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 400 products world-wide. For more information about Z-Wave please visit www.z-wave.com