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Zensys and ControlThink Introduce New Z-Wave PC Software Development Kit; ControlThink Enables Widespread Z-Wave PC Software Development.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. -- Today, Zensys and ControlThink announce the availability of ControlThink's new Z-Wave PC Software Development Kit, the only object-oriented SDK designed for Z-Wave PC software development. This product makes it simple for all PC software developers to integrate Z-Wave technology into their applications -- and to create fully interoperable software that is compliant to the Z-Wave wireless home automation standard.

"ControlThink just made life easier for PC software developers. Their new SDK visibly reduces the effort in writing Z-Wave PC applications by providing a fully object-oriented interface to Z-Wave," said Niels Thybo Johansen, Zensys CTO. "With the ControlThink PC SDK, developers can turn on a light with just one single line of code."

The ControlThink PC SDK consists of the new Intermatic USB Z-Wave controller and the ControlThink Z-Wave programming library for Microsoft .NET-based languages (including C# and VB.NET). It is also available for other platforms. The programming library assures the generation of fully compliant Z-Wave commands and thus largely reduces the Z-Wave Certification effort for developers.

The SDK supports all types of Z-Wave devices including lighting, climate control, garage doors, drapes, security, and many others.

"This new programming library is a powerful tool that allows PC software developers to just plug Z-Wave support into their products," said Mark Walters, Director of Business Development, Leviton Manufacturing and Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance's Developers' Forum. "This opens new vistas for the home control industry by enabling widespread integration of Z-Wave technology into PC-based applications."

Support, free minor updates, and a developer community are available at www.controlthink.com. The SDK is available for pre-order and download from www.tech-home.com, starting at the introductory price of $49. A complete Z-Wave starter package including the full SDK, the USB gateway, a master controller and two dimming plug-in lamp modules is available at the introductory price of $129.

About Z-Wave

Developed by Zensys, a provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications, Z-Wave is a low-cost, two-way, wireless mesh network communications technology that enables consumers to monitor and manage their lighting, security systems and other home controls easily, conveniently and securely from anywhere in the world. Z-Wave is a fully developed, affordable, easy-to-use and interoperable technology that is available in more than 40 wireless home control and automation products today. For more information about Z-Wave, visit www.zen-sys.com.

About ControlThink LC

ControlThink(TM) is a specialist in the automation industry creating highly reliable, low-cost and easy-to-use home and building control solutions. Using Z-Wave technology, ControlThink is reinventing home control, making it simpler and more affordable for all homeowners. For more information about ControlThink, visit www.controlthink.com.
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