Z-Wave Basics: Remote Control in Smart Homes Paperback – June 25, 2013 by Dr. Christian Paetz (Author)
Z-Wave™ is the leading international standard for wireless communication in Smart Homes. Different products from different vendors work together and interoperate in one single network to provide intelligent lighting, safety, security and energy efficiency.
This book describes all you need to know about Z-Wave™: The radio layer standardized by the international ITU organization, the networking between the device to realize a stable communication and finally the device specific application functions that ensure the interoperability between the different devices. Practical guidance for the installation and trouble shooting of wireless networks is provided as well.
Dr. Christian Paetz was born in Chemnitz/East Germany in 1966. He attended a vocational training in electronics before studying Information Technology at the Technical Universities of Dresden and Chemnitz. He received his Masters Degree in 1993 and his Doctors Degree in 1998. After leaving academics he founded the company Peppercon AG, awarded as the best startup company in Saxony in 2000. After the merger with Raritan Inc New Jersey/USA Christian served the new mother company for several years in different international management positions.
In 2012 he was appointed as Professor for Systems Reliability at Chemnitz University. Beside his scientific work he is publishing on different topics in the field of Engineering, Economics and entrepreneurship, holds 7 patents, serves as board member of several SMEs and as European Speaker of the Z-Wave Alliance.