The Aeon Labs USB Series 2 Adapter connects a PC to a Z-Wave network using the USB interface. The unit conveys the USB signals to a serial interface. For this conversion function a device driver is needed. The operating system and the Z-Wave capable home automation software recognize the device as virtual serial interface. PC software communicates with the device via this serial port using a serial API-protocol of Z-Wave, which is described in the document “Z-Wave Application Programmers Guide, INS10247”.
All software solutions using the Zen-Sys standard library zwave.dll for Microsoft Windows are compatible with this adapter. The Aeon Labs USB adapter has an integrated battery, so that it can be used as inclusion controller controlled by a local push button. The unit is able to include and exclude devices by pressing this push button. Connected to a PC the Aeon Labs USB Adapter will convey all network data to the PC software.
De Aeon Labs Z-Stick is compatible with :
MiOS Home Control
Stick is firmware upgradeable
Drivers available for Windows, Apple MAC, Linux
Battery: Rechargeble by USB
Z-Wave type: Primairy Controller
A difference with for example theVision USB stickis that the vision cannot be used without the Host PC due to the lack of a battery