File Name: VRC0P Z-Wave module for Premise
File Submitter: etc6849
File Submitted: 09 Jul 2011
File Updated: 30 Mar 2012
File Category: Premise
Author: 123, Markh and etc6849
Contact: Premise support forum
Version: r8 and up... use external link for newest version.
How to obtain the XDO file
Since the VRC0P driver is under constant revision as the authors buy more and more Z-Wave devices, Markh set up a project site on code.google.com. At this point, the driver is 100% stable and you should never see any transmission errors. If you do, you should try a network rediscovery using your primary controller.
The most current XDO file will change, but can always be directly downloaded from here:
Or from here:
If you're browser opens the file instead of giving an option to download it, simply go to File->Save As and name the file, keeping XDO extension.
Our plan going forward is to modify the version information found under the properties for sys://Schema/Modules/Leviton so you always know which version you have.
This link will detail the revision history:
A work in progress guide to Premise + Z-Wave can be found at this wiki:
3. Humidity and Temperature sensors (Tested: HM-TS001)
3. Motion sensors (Tested: ZIR000, HSM100)
4. Door sensors (Tested: HM-DW001, HRDS1, SM103)
5. Flood sensor (Tested: HM-FS001)
6. Thermostats (Tested: TZEMT400)
7. Controllers (allows controller buttons to trigger Premise events; Tested: VRCZ04-M0, VRCZ04-MR)
8. Locks (only supported on VRC0Pv3. The VRC0Pv3 has a +3 on written on it's back.)
You MUST verify the VRC0P you order supports locks as the model numbers are the same for the old and new (version 3) VRC0P.
1. Navigate to Modules.Leviton and delete it if you are using a previous version.
NOTE: if you don't do this you'll end up with duplicate GUIDs and SYS will crash. However, SYS is recoverable from this type of mistake.
2. Right click on import and import the updated XDO.
3. Navigate to Devices.CustomDevices
4. Right click new -> ViziaRF
5. Navigate to Devices.CustomDevices.ViziaRF
6. Set VRC0Pv3 to true by clicking the checkbox called VRC0Pv3. If you are using an older VRC0P that does not have +3 on the back label, do not check this box.
7. Set Network to whatever COM port you're using.
8. Set the NodeID for the VRC0P that is connected to Premise.
This is very important. This is the only NodeID that will not be automatically obtained. This NodeID can be found via your primary z-wave controller.
9. Now navigate to Devices.CustomDevices.ViziaRF.Devices and toggle "Discover Devices."
9.1. You should ensure that you see packets being sent back and forth between Premise and the VRC0P. From the task bar, navigate to View->Port Spy.
10. When Discovery completes, initialization will automatically start. For each device, initialization gets the z-wave name and location, the model and version information, and lastly any current associations. It is recommended to wait until the Initializing boolean found under Devices.CustomDevices.ViziaRF.Devices is false before proceeding.
Recommended Z-Wave setup
A Z-Wave network requires a primary controller. This is completely separate from Premise. Once your network is setup via a primary controller, the VRC0P and VRC0Pv3 are RS232 secondary controllers that allow Premise to communicate with the Z-Wave network once it is properly set up. Once the primary controller has setup the network, it is not necessary to keep it plugged in.
This module has been tested extensively with the Leviton ViziaRF and ViziaRF+ Z-Wave line. As such, the primary controllers used included the ControlThink USB stick or the Leviton USB RF Installer tool. The software used with these primary controllers included Leviton's RF Installer Tool Kit. This software will work with the ControlThink USB stick IF you update its firmware to 4.5.2 or newer.
Other brands of primary controllers may work fine with the VRC0P. However, this has not been verified.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST verify the VRC0P you order supports locks as the model numbers are the same for the old and new (version 3) VRC0P. If you don't want lock support, it doesn't matter which VRC0P you order. The newer VRC0P is also firmware upgradeable where the previous two versions were not.
I ordered the newer VRC0P+3 from below. The VRC0P is what connects to your Premise sever:
I recommend using this USB stick as the primary controller. If using this stick, Leviton supplies free software to properly setup your network. Once you run the setup, you can unplug the USB stick if you'd like. If installing a large network, you probably want to use a laptop and walk around with the USB stick plugged in while as the software sets things up.
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