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New HomeSeer Products Announced

Homeseer Technologies Z-Wave

HomeSeer announced two new products this week, a Z-Wave to ASCII module and a Z-Wave night-light module/multi-sensor.
 
Both are pretty interesting and should fill some niches in a Z-Wave users automation system.
Z-Wave to ASCII Module:
 
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Z-Wave NightLight/Multi-sensor
 
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Frederick C. Wilt
Sep 08 2014 04:02 PM

That would be an ASCII to Z-Wave device.

According to the linked-to press release it's two way, so you're both right.

 

Will it also double as the new z-troller?

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Frederick C. Wilt
Sep 09 2014 03:09 PM

According to the linked-to press release it's two way, so you're both right.

 

Will it also double as the new z-troller?

 

Well I'm glad to see that no one at HomeSeer is the least bit confused.  ;)

Is it any different from razberry?

That would be an ASCII to Z-Wave device.

Per the note below, it's a 2-way device per the graphic with arrows in both directions!  :)

 

According to the linked-to press release it's two way, so you're both right.

 

Will it also double as the new z-troller?

The new Z-Troller is still in development but should be ready by year's end.

 

Well I'm glad to see that no one at HomeSeer is the least bit confused.  ;)

I wasn't until your message! :)  What do you mean?

 

Is it any different from razberry?

Yes, this new module is really for companies that do not support Z-Wave now, but want to... and don't want to spend the enormous amount of time and money necessary to do a decent job of it.  The module accepts simple ASCII commands and spits out Z-Wave... then receives Z-Wave status updates and spits ASCII back to the controller.

Yes, this new module is really for companies that do not support Z-Wave now, but want to... and don't want to spend the enormous amount of time and money necessary to do a decent job of it.  The module accepts simple ASCII commands and spits out Z-Wave... then receives Z-Wave status updates and spits ASCII back to the controller.

So it further simplifies the Z Way API? Something more like a VRC0P?

So it further simplifies the Z Way API? Something more like a VRC0P?

VRC0P operates as a secondary controller and relies on a handheld primary and external mgmt software.  Our A2Z-Link module operates as a primary controller and embedded mgmt software is a web application (based on HS3) that can be configured with any browser-enabled device. Since it's a primary, it can add/remove nodes all by itself and it can also optimize the network.