Zonoff Announces Z1 Software Suite Upgrade for the Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) Market

Z1 makes it easier for Zonoff’s clients to deliver captivating large-scale Smart Home solutions and systems

MALVERN, Pa. & LAS VEGAS--()--Zonoff, Inc., the Consumer IoT Platform that empowers the world’s top brands to deliver seamless Smart Home solutions to consumers, today announced Z1, its expanded Consumer IoT software suite. Z1 represents a major upgrade to Zonoff’s industry-leading Consumer IoT platform which enables Zonoff to create systems and solutions for clients in all three of the major Smart Home market segments – DIY, mass-market installed systems and custom whole home solutions.

“They are incorporating the latest Smart Home features and functions for consumers, while also integrating back-end operations and establishing new channels for monetization. The new Z1 Software Suite helps make all of those advancements possible.”

The Z1 Software Suite works with Zonoff’s trusted device ecosystem, data analytics, and subscription service offerings to deliver new capabilities to Zonoff’s B2B clients along with valuable features for the consumers those companies serve.

The Z1 Software Suite includes four major components:

  • zControl is an embedded software solution that turns all types of on-premise devices (hubs, wiring panels, end point devices, security panels, smart routers, set top boxes, etc.) into gateways for smart, seamless living.
  • zCloud provides remote access and device management for end-users and gives clients the ability to communicate with their customers. Zonoff’s hybrid on-premise/cloud architecture ensures reliability by enabling consumers to control their home from anywhere, even if they are at home and their Internet connection is unavailable.
  • zCommunicate is an innovative user interface framework that can be quickly customized with a client’s brand and deployed to mobile devices, tablets and the web using iOS and Android operating systems. In addition to the consumer interface, Zonoff provides support portals, web apps, billing and other integrations to ensure a world-class consumer experience for our clients.
  • Zonoff Development Kit (ZDK) is an open device SDK offered to qualified device partners who want to be part of the Zonoff device ecosystem. The ZDK allows device manufacturers to leverage their current technology and investments and easily join the Zonoff ecosystem, the most trusted collection of interoperable devices in the Consumer IoT space.

Z1 enhancements increase the ability to manage and profit from large-scale smart home offerings in the following ways:

Streamlined Operations and Business Process Integration

  • OSS/BSS integration including single sign-on, improved support services and integrated billing
  • Updated Customer Support Portal to expedite support calls from troubleshooting to establishing new hardware and set up of new activities
  • Installer Portal for quickly handling system configuration, provisioning, and trouble-shooting while at a customer’s home

Brand and Revenue Enhancement

  • Zonoff’s expanded hybrid on-premise/cloud control module blends lightweight cloud functionality and in-home implementation based on client requirements
  • New capability to integrate with subscription-based home services (e.g., home repair and improvement services, replenishment, professional home monitoring, etc.)
  • Increased control of more functions through deeper integration with device partners and device-level platforms
  • Integration of customer history and data analytics with marketing tools and services

Improved User Experience

  • New roles, access and management capabilities for the members of the household
  • Added single sign-on integration with other services already offered to or existing in the household
  • New stored video management and control functionality
  • Ever-expanding device catalog supported by Zonoff’s reputation for exceptional interoperability

“Every company we are working with, regardless of their industry or market, are increasing the sophistication of their Smart Home strategies,” observed Zonoff CEO and Founder Mike Harris. “They are incorporating the latest Smart Home features and functions for consumers, while also integrating back-end operations and establishing new channels for monetization. The new Z1 Software Suite helps make all of those advancements possible.”

About Zonoff, Inc.

Zonoff empowers the world’s leading brands to deliver smart, seamless living to the mass market through our Consumer Internet of Things software and service platform. Zonoff offers a proven, enterprise-scale Consumer IoT Platform with the interoperability, flexibility and reliability needed to successfully support mass market Smart Home offerings. Zonoff’s end-to-end, white-label solution includes the world-class Z1 software suite, an exceptional user interface framework, proven hardware reference designs, robust data analytics, a comprehensive device ecosystem and subscription-based home services. Zonoff’s Consumer IoT technology and services platform has been successfully adopted by leading brands in multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit www.Zonoff.com or follow via Twitter @ZonoffInc.

Contacts

for Zonoff, Inc.
Kevin Feeley, 215-644-6505
Or at CES: 215-261-5614
kfeeley@broadpathpr.com

Release Summary

Zonoff, Inc. announces Z1, its expanded Consumer IoT software suite, which enables Zonoff to create systems and solutions for clients in all three of the major Smart Home market segments.

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