The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave® Technology, today celebrates the launch of Trident IoT, a new technology and engineering company focused on simplifying RF development and decreasing time-to-market for connected device manufacturers. For Z-Wave Alliance members, Trident IoT will be a direct supplier of Z-Wave silicon chips and modules, offer product design and development services, and is now officially open for business as a U.S.-based Z-Wave device certification laboratory.
“Trident IoT further fosters the development of new features, enhancements, and custom applications on Z-Wave Technology by offering connected device manufacturers a new direct source for Z-Wave chips and modules, along with personalized product engineering support and U.S.-based Z-Wave certification,” said Mitch Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. “I’ve had the privilege to work with many of the founders and engineers at Trident IoT over the past decade, both at the Alliance and at Silicon Labs. This industry is going to benefit tremendously from having an RF-specialized semiconductor partner.”
With an operational Z-Wave certification lab located in New Jersey, Trident IoT is fully equipped and available for compliance testing of end products based on Z-Wave Plus and Z-Wave Plus v2 standards and specifications. Several Z-Wave Alliance manufacturer members have already begun to take advantage of the new certification house, and Trident IoT is standing by to accept and add new devices to the queue.
“By offering U.S.-based Z-Wave device certification, we can make it easier for North American manufacturers to communicate throughout the certification process, resolving issues that arise quickly and ultimately getting products to market faster,” said Mariusz Malkowski, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Trident IoT. “Our goal is to help Z-Wave device members continue to innovate, making it easier and more efficient for them to successfully implement new features, such as Z-Wave Long Range, which unlocks new use cases with incredible capabilities.”
“Today’s announcements are monumental not only for Z-Wave, but for the industry as a whole,” continued Klein. “The mission of the Z-Wave Alliance has always been to foster innovation and broaden the ecosystem of Z-Wave devices. A milestone accomplishment for that mission was the completion of the Open-Source Z-Wave initiative in 2022. This allows developers and manufacturers to access and collectively contribute to the Z-Wave Technology stack – all to encourage innovation and development. Another milestone has been achieved today, as Z-Wave developers now have access to an additional silicon resource that will help them get their Z-Wave devices to market even faster.”