Staples has officially announced that it's handing over sales and support for its home automation system Connect to Z-Wave. Though the exact terms of the deal remain undisclosed, Z-Wave has purchased Staples' inventory. According to representatives at Zonoff, the company that has supported Connect's software and will continue to do so with Z-Wave, users should experience no practical change to their Connect automation systems.
Staples stopped selling the Connect hub months ago, and rumors began to swirl that the office supply retailer might be planning to unplug its internet of things ecosystem altogether. In April, the company said it would be releasing a statement about Connect's future sometime in the coming weeks.
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