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ZENO Controls Plans Full Roster of New Products for 2013

ZENO Controls LLC, developer of the ZENO wireless gateway and universal controller, and provider of energy savings and management solutions to the hospitality industry, looks to build upon its banner year with new products, system designs and strategic partnerships. Due in large part to its recent acquisition of Verve Living Systems, ZENO heads into the new year with a fortified portfolio of 27 new products and one of the best -- and proven -- investment returns in the industry. ZENO customers are typically seeing returns-on-investment of less than two years.
Studies show that ZENO's new line of wireless and battery-less room controls are reducing a hotel's energy consumption by 30 percent or more, and delivering a return on investment of about two years. Because the products are self-powered, they expedite energy-management installations and eliminate on-going battery maintenance. A hotel room can be equipped with the Verve Keycard Switch in under 30 minutes. The system is so easy to install that it can be done using in-house staff to further cost savings.
Through its Mesh communication with the front desk, the ZENO network not only turns in-room systems on and off, but it also can detect which devices have low battery levels; which rooms have constant occupancy; which rooms have problems with network connectivity; and which are not communicating properly with the hotel PMS and other systems. It tracks and reports equipment run-time which helps in a property's preventive maintenance processes and calculates the energy savings being achieved.
Portfolio and Product Line Growing
In November, Salvatore's Grand Hotel enlisted ZENO to implement an energy-management strategy which enables front desk and remote control of guestroom utilities. The Carvi Hotel in New York City has already installed an occupancy-based control system by ZENO and is forging ahead with the next phase of extended functionality (details of the installation will be released in January). Additional brand-wide deployments and independent hotel installations of the Verve powered by ZENO technology will take place in first quarter 2013. Also to be announced in Q1 2013, ZENO will unveil a new product line designed to shave energy costs while also delivering a quick return on investment.

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