An overview of Z-Wave Long Range

Some may have noticed that some Z-Wave 800 series hardware is starting to become available for purchase (most of it being manufacturered under the Zooz branding), so I thought it would be useful to post this Z-Wave alliance link which explains the differences between the Z-Wave we all know, and Z-Wave Long Range. It gets into the nitty-gritty of the technology, and what benefits it offers.
  • Improved battery life
  • Longer range
  • Backwards compatible
  • Star topology vs network topology
Instead of just rehashing the content here, I'm going to link the article, in case it gets updated. Here's an older video posted by the Z-Wave alliance about 2 years ago (initial support started with the 700 series chipset).