The Z-Wave Alliance – an open consortium aimed at pushing the Z-Wave wireless communications protocol – announced that Embue is the summer winner of its Z-Wave Labs program.
Z-Wave is an automation protocol for homes. Embue, which released its product last year, is developing technology that will enable multifamily property managers to reduce energy and operational waste in multifamily environments. Embue goes beyond the thermostat to integrate with a building’s energy infrastructure. It enables lower costs and other efficiencies by performing preventive maintenance and other tasks through the cloud.
The Z-Wave Labs program launched in May. Embue, which is based in Boston, will received Z-Wave Alliance membership and and will have access to the Z-Wave IoT-ready 500 series developers kit, according to the consortium.