Works on batteries, allowing you to use it without a controller near the Z-wave actor/sensor.
Our expert advises
The most popular USB stick from the ROBBshop. Equipped with built-in battery to simple add / remove Z-wave modules, even if they are outside the range of the controller. Simply walk with the USB stick in your hand to the location of the module and include it on the spot.
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 - LinuxMCE - ControlThink - HomeSeer - IP Symcon - Embedded Automation - Stick is firmware upgradeable
- Drivers available for Windows, Apple MAC, Linux (via this link) - Battery: Rechargeble by USB - Z-Wave type: Primairy Controller - Routerfunction: Yes
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