The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology, has announced that LEXI, an IoT smart space platform developer, has officially joined the Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors.
Ratified as a standards development organization (SDO), the Z-Wave Alliance actively recruits smart home and IoT leaders to join, direct, and contribute to the member-driven organization efforts to chart the course of the future of Z-Wave technology. The alliance points out that LEXI joins a growing roster of Z-Wave Alliance board of director member companies that currently includes ADT, Alarm.com, ASSA Abloy, Bluesalve Partners, LEEDARSON, Qolsys, Ring, Silicon Labs, and Vivint.
“The future is open, interoperable, and flexible – and this is the vision and reality LEXI shepherds into the market and contributes to at a board-level and to workgroup conversations within the Z-Wave Alliance,” states John E. Osborne II, COO, LEXI.
“Companies of any size with the right goals, roadmap, and passion can have a seat at these important industry tables. Working together to solve challenges, mutually benefit and draft off one another’s experience and ideas, and evolve the IoT landscape for everyone involved is a mission we believe in whole-heartedly.”
Holding positions as vice chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance board of directors and chairman emeritus for the Connectivity Standards Alliance, Osborne recently joined LEXI as chief operating officer (COO). The organization has a deep roster of veteran IoT executives with a product portfolio poised to support the increasing momentum of collaboration taking place across the the custom electronics industry.
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“LEXI joining the Board of Directors with John as both their representative and newly appointed COO is a major win for the Z-Wave Alliance,” adds Mitch Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance.
“LEXI and Z-Wave share in a critical goal for the smart home—interoperability—and we’re thrilled to officially announce and welcome LEXI to the board under the insightful leadership of John, who has been a steward of smart home development for decades.”