ZLINK joins with eZLO to launch ZLINK, its small smart home automation hub


eZLO, developer of home automation solutions, announced on Wednesday its partnership with ZLINK to launch ZLINK Smart Home Hub, its smart home automation hub. The Wi-Fi, Amazon Alexa and Z-Wave compatible USB plug-in utilizes eZLO’s OEM smart home automation technology.

eZLO’s smart home automation OEM solution is helping reduce ZLINK’s time to market by providing all the core command and control components necessary to turn any home appliance, security automation, elder care monitoring or energy management HVAC/pool devices into a smart product.

The eZLO OEM platform comprises four key elements needed to enable any manufacturer or service provider to create a complete smart home device solution by adding their brand with minimal development and investment

The eZLO Hub/Controller Board supports Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and USB communication standards in a small footprint to fully enable home automation. Smartphone and web applications are available on iOS, Android and the web, with lean and intuitive user interfaces to ensure top quality functionality and usability.

It also includes a secure cloud infrastructure that delivers the backbone of any smart home automation strategy, and an essential component to connect everything together. Web-based admin allows users to manage support tickets, check the status of devices, launch maintenance checks and fix users’ troubles remotely to maintain devices after they are sold and activated; and comes backed by the eZLO support center to provide white-labeled expert support to customers.

In the currently saturated but lacking world of home automation, there is a plethora of hub options that simply do not meet the bar. Limited functionality and frequencies, poorly engineered applications and difficult setups have limited the growth potential within the home automation market.

eZLO has taken the lead in shaking things up by powering the smallest hub available with its command and control platform, providing top-tier home automation access to everyone at a very low price point. Super-affordable at an introductory price of $20, ZLINK Smart Home Hub allows people to add voice control for devices like lighting, thermostats and door locks.

For end users, solutions built on the eZLO platform provide the smallest footprint with the maximum range. Unlike other home automation hubs that only support their own equipment, eZLO supports Z-Wave and Wi-Fi-based products, accessing vast collections of the best home control products available.

After a simple plug and play installation, users can monitor and control all of their compatible home energy, appliance, security and entertainment devices with ease by using Amazon Alexa, the most developed and stable voice assistant currently available, for iOS and Android mobile devices or the web, all as part of the eZLO system. Other essential features include security for remote access, over-the-air (OTA) updates and smart push notifications.

eZLO is targeting the command and control segment of the fast-growing Global Smart Home Automation Market, estimated at $11.9 billion in 2016 and projected to nearly triple to $32.8 billion in 2022, representing a 16.3 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to a recent report from Statista. Household penetration is estimated at 26.5 percent in 2017 and is expected to hit 53.1 percent by 2022.

“ZLINK partners with leaders in the IoT industry to bring best-in-class solutions to the market,” said Mark Walters, CEO, ZLINK Products. “We are proud to be working with eZLO as they provide our customers outstanding user experience and value when it comes to mobile and web interfaces.”

Availability of the ZLINK Smart Home Hub is planned for March this year, and the smallest smart home automation hub can be preordered now for US$15.

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