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Samsung’s SmartThings joins Z-Wave in IoT push

Samsung has taken another step into the Internet of Things space, as its recently acquired home automation firm joins the Z-Wave Alliance.

SmartThings has become a member of Z-Wave’s board of directors, joining a list that includes ADT, Evolve Guest Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products and LG Uplus.

SmartThings provides an open platform that offers users a way to turn their home into a smart home.

The system, controlled through a single mobile app, consists of a central Hub that can communicate with over 150 devices.

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Since the company was acquired by Samsung in August 2014, the number of devices and apps created for the platform has doubled, with more than 10,000 developers and over 1 million installed SmartApps.

"SmartThings is a welcome addition to the Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors," said Alliance Chairman Mark Walters.

"The incredible growth they’ve experienced in just over two years — culminating in their purchase by Samsung — is a testament to their understanding of the smart home market and a validation of their platform. This kind of market insight and technical expertise will prove instrumental in helping the Z-Wave Alliance guide the future of our industry-leading technology."

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