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Hawking Technologies Joins the Z-Wave Alliance and Plans to Use Z-Wave Technology in Future Products

Hawking Technologies Joins the Z-Wave Alliance and Plans to Use Z-Wave Technology in Future Products

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawking Technologies, a leading developer of innovative wireless networking solutions for the home, workgroup and corporate users, announced today that it has joined the Z-Wave Alliance and plans to use Z-Wave technology in its upcoming products. Zensys, the developer of the Z-Wave wireless mesh networking technology for home control, provides a fully-developed, low-cost, interoperable RF-based technology that is currently available in over a hundred wireless home control and automation products.

"Hawking's vision of the digital home entails seamless communication between multiple protocols and standards. The home of the future will not use one single RF standard, instead it will be a mix of many that each serve their own purpose in delivering content, control or monitoring. Z-Wave is the standard which we see being predominately used in home control and we plan to release a Z-Wave enabled solution very soon. We strive to innovate and create useful solutions for the home and Z-Wave provides the stepping stone for one part of the solution. The interoperability and current ecosystem of Z-Wave products in the market gives a good foundation to build on," says Jason Owen, Chief Manager of Hawking Technologies.

About Hawking Technologies, Inc.

Hawking Technologies is a leading manufacturer and marketer of connectivity and digital home solutions for home, workgroup, and corporate users around the world. Backed by over 13 years of experience in the networking industry, Hawking is committed to providing the highest quality products at the most reasonable prices. For more information, visit the Hawking Technology Web site at http://www.hawkingtech.com/ .

About Z-Wave(R) and Zensys

Z-Wave is a proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that is the standard in wireless home control. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, safety and security, and energy conservation by controlling a wide array of home devices including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment, and more. Developed by Zensys, Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 100 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET "Best of CES Award" in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World's 2006 World Class Award, which recognizes the 100 best technologies and products of the year. For more information about Z-Wave and Zensys, please visit http://www.z-wave.com/ , http://www.zwavealliance.org/ and http://www.zen-sys.com/ .

Z-Wave(R) is a registered trade mark of Zensys, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Hawking Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: Press and Business Contact, Jason Owen, +1-949-790-0800 x2004,
or Amy Tang, +1-949-790-0800 x2006, press@hawkingtech.com , or Sales Contact,
+1-888-662-8828, sales@hawkingtech.com , all for Hawking Technologies, Inc.

Web site: http://www.hawkingtech.com/
http://www.z-wave.com/
http://www.zwavealliance.org/
http://www.zen-sys.com/

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