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Aeon Labs Upgrades the Aeotec Z-Stick to ‘Z-Wave Plus’

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Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Z-Stick, Gen5Aeon Labs has upgraded the Aeotec Z-Stick – the popular self-powered Z-Wave USB dongle with push-button remote network creation – to the new powerful “Z-Wave Plus” certification.

Essentially, the Z-Stick allows you to create a Z-Wave network using your host processor (PC, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, etc.). Better yet, it enables you to remotely include/remove Z-Wave devices. Simply plug the stick into an open USB port and start adding Z-Wave devices!

  • Enables a host processor to support up to 232 Z-Wave devices
  • Allows remote inclusion/removal of Z-Wave devices
  • Compatible with Windows PCs, Macs, Linux, Raspberry Pi, etc.
  • “Z-Wave Plus” certified for wide compatibility
  • Plugs into an open USB port on your host processor

Z-Wave Plus is an upgraded certification program to help you identify products that take advantage of the “Next Gen” Z-Wave hardware platform, also know as 500 Series or Gen5 Z-Wave. Z-Wave Plus certified solutions feature a selected set of extended features and capabilities that enhance your experience with faster and easier installation and setup. Z-Wave Plus advancements also provide longer battery life, faster operation, better wireless range and improved noise immunity.

How It Works

When attached to a host processor, the Z-Stick becomes a Z-Wave communication device, exposing the Zensys API (SerialAPI) through USB. The stick is meant primarily to allow a host processor to control Z-Wave devices using the Z-Wave technology protocol all the while simplifying Z-Wave network installation.

Furthermore, the Z-Stick is easily upgradeable by the end-user such that the latest Z-Wave protocols and commands are always available. It can be upgraded in field via its USB port which also serves as a charging port for its internal battery.

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