One of the impediments to the expansion of Z-Wave by some developers is that Z-Wave was considered “proprietary”. But that impediment has now been removed with yesterdays announcement of the open availability of Z-Wave. Read more about it here. The Z-Wave RF protocol has been an ITU standard for many years – IUT-T G.9959. But that wasn’t enough to be able to get a product to market due to the all the software you would have to develop and then it was uncertain if it could be Z-Wave Certified.
I just wanted to make a quick note here about this very important announcement.