Popp Brings Smart Home Gateway with Z-Wave to Market

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 Z-Wave Europe GmbH, Europe's largest distributor for Z-Wave wireless technology devices, has begun sale of Popp & Co.‘s smart home g...

 Z-Wave Europe GmbH, Europe's largest distributor for Z-Wave wireless technology devices, has begun sale of Popp & Co.‘s smart home gateway. With the Popp Hub a tradition-steeped electric company brings an own control centre for home automation to the market. The Hub is equipped with the Z-Wave wireless system which allows connecting, monitoring and controlling all intelligent devices within the connected home. The user can decide if he wants to control the devices by wall switch, remote control or mobile device using the free iOS and Android app at home or from far away.
POPP-Hub_bThe Hub is based on the mini computer Raspberry Pi. Thus it represents a particularly stable and flexible control solution for smart home networks. Thanks to the integrated device database and step- by-step instructions any new smart home device can be connected quickly and easily.The POPP Hub is also able to manage non Z-wave devices like IP cameras and IP-based devices and other plugins as well. Additionally most varied scenes and automations can be defined via Web interface. The Popp-Hub is based on the Z-Way Middleware, the first Z-Wave plus certified Z-Wave controller. That means the product is very mature from day one and it can be uses with all the apps and features coming from the large Z-Way developer and user community including the DIY product Razberry. The company Popp was one of the pioneers in European smart home market in 2008. It presented a range of new components for the intelligent home within the last months. This included particularly innovative devices such as an energy-automated wind and weather sensors as well as a self connecting smoke detector. The Z-Wave Europe GmbH is the exclusive launch and roll-out partner for Popp & Co.  www.zwave.eu

About Z-Wave

Z-Wave® technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with around 1400 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 300 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart home solutions for safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications. Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs (NASDAQ SIGM) and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.    

About Popp & Co.

Popp & Co. was founded in 1930 in Bad Berneck, Germany, as a supplier for electrical porcelain, circuit breakers and lamps. For more than 80 years the brand Popp stands for reliable and affordable electrical engineering "Made in Germany". Later on the portfolio was extended by wall switches, cables and plugs. As pioneers of Z-Wave technology in Europe the system companies Popp and Düwi launched the first Z-Wave based smart home system called InterACT at IFA 2008 in Berlin. Since 2012 the company operates as Popp & Co. with legal headquarters in London and is committed to deliver high quality and interoperable wireless components and solutions for smart home with full name and product rights of Popp & Co. and the former InterACT product line as well.   Further information can be found on the company's website at www.popp.eu.         Further Information: Z-Wave Europe GmbH Prof. Dr. Christian Pätz Phone: +49 (0) 160 55 46 211 E-Mail: cp@zwave.eu     Z-Wave Europe GmbH Chris Bertko, Product Marketing Manager Phone: +49 (0) 3723 80 99 064 E-Mail: crb@zwave.eu