IQ Panel 2 Announces Z-Wave Plus™ Certification
Monday, June 12, 2017
Posted by: Mitchell Klein
Also Receives FCC/IC, UL 985, 1023 and 1610
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Qolsys, Inc., a leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that the IQ Panel 2 has successfully achieved Z-Wave Plus™ certification, FCC/IC, and UL listings. The IQ Panel 2 is the industry's most technically advanced home security and smarthome platform with interactive services powered by Alarm.com. Certification ensures full compliance with all federal, national and local standards and codes in both the United States and Canada.
"We're proud to include the most up-to-date Z-Wave technology in our new product. The IQ Panel 2 is the most advanced and user friendly security and home control platform in the industry," says SVP of Sales & Marketing Mike Hackett. "Installers will spend less time in the home configuring and managing Z-Wave networks with the robust diagnostic resources including the mesh network topology tool and remote diagnostics via Alarm.com. The tablet-like user experience is clean and intuitive inviting users to extend their security offering to lights, locks, thermostats and other IoT devices.
"We're excited to see Qolsys, a leader in the smart home security space, include the latest Z-Wave technology in their new panel," says Mitchell Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance. "Z-Wave certification ensures that products deliver interoperable, secure and robust solutions, and the addition of the IQ Panel 2 will continue to foster this mission. This innovative platform adds great value to the market, while also extending the range, power and efficiency of Z-Wave Plus."
Every IQ Panel 2 includes the Z-Wave radio with the Z-Wave 500 Series chip, the S-Line RF radio supporting proprietary encrypted sensors and the Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC (System on a Chip) with LTE, WiFi, Android and built-in Access Point.
Z-Wave Plus is a certification program for devices taking advantage of the new 500 Series hardware platform. Z-Wave Plus certified products deliver richer feature sets; 50% longer range; 67% lower power consumption; 400% larger memory footprint and a 250% higher data rate, among other advanced capabilities. All Z-Wave Pluscertifiedproducts are fully backward compatible with existing versions of Z-Wave, and fully interoperable between brands, as are all certified Z-Wave products.
UL/IC 985 (lifesafety)
These requirements cover household fire warning system control units intended to be installed in accordance with the National Fire Alarm Code, ANSI/NFPA 72, and the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
UL/IC 1023 (security)
These requirements cover burglar-alarm system units intended for use in residences to protect a complete multiroom residence, one room of a residence, or one opening or area in a residence. These system units usually operate within the limits of Class 2 remote control and signal circuits as defined by Article 725 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.
UL 1610 (Standard for Central Station)
These requirements cover components of central-station burglar-alarm systems intended and specifically designated for burglary-protection use at mercantile and banking premises, on mercantile safes, and on bank safes and vaults.
The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the Commission is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America's communications law and regulations.
About the IQ Panel All-in-One Platform
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is the industry's most technically advanced home security and smarthome platform with interactive services powered by Alarm.com. The Qolsys platform is the first and only security panel running on the Android operating system, using the Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC and delivers custom software applications and a framework for routine software updates over the cloud. The IQ Panel features several industry firsts, including a 7-inch touchscreen with an intuitive graphical user interface for security and smart home control, Dual Path and cloud connectivity over cellular and Wi-Fi for intelligent redundancy, reliability and speed. It also features a built-in panel camera to capture disarm photos, Z-Wave support for lifestyle devices; two-way voice, and easy to install hardware, standard 24-hour lithium-ion battery and UL-rated siren.
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Qolsys reinvented the smarthome, security and home control market with the first generation IQ Panel, introduced in 2013. Qolsys is dedicated to applying innovation and technology to improve the quality of life by providing the most reliable and innovative smarthome software and hardware platforms.
Qolsys pioneered Dual Path connectivity that ensures rapid signaling and data transmission simultaneously across Wi-Fi and cellular networks that provides redundancy and speed by sending each and every signal, every time, over both channels and delivers software updates from the cloud.
Qolsys IQ Panel platforms are powered by Android and are tightly integrated with Alarm.com's market-leading connected home services platform, supporting interactive security, video monitoring, energy management and home automation, resulting in increased conversion, end-user satisfaction, fewer dealer truck rolls, improved customer support and decreased total cost of ownership. Learn more at http://qolsys.com/.