Aeon Labs Z-Stick Gen5 is a self-powered Z-WAVE USB adapter with remote network creation capabilities (independent from external power and host microprocessor). By being able to remotely include / remove Z-WAVE devices, this greatly simplifies Z-WAVE network installation. When connected to a host controller (via USB), it enables the host controller to take part in the Z-WAVE network.
The Z-Stick Gen5 is also device firmware upgradeable by the end consumer. This enables the product to always have the latest Z-WAVE protocol, capabilities and commands.
By taking advantage of the Z-WAVE mesh network, commands can be routed to their destination via intermediary 'listening'' Z-WAVE products. Products that are Z-WAVE certified can be used and communicate with other Z-WAVE certified devices.
- Power Supply: USB DC 4.75V to 5.25V or built-in rechargeable lithium battery 3.7V, 100mAh
- Max Standby Current: 30uA
- Max Operating Current: 98mA in PA mode or 40mA in normal mode
- Operating Temperature: 0ºC to 50ºC
- Storage Temperature: -20ºC to 70ºC
- Operating Distance: Up to 500 feet / 150 metres outdoors in normal mode or 1310 feet / 400 metres in PA mode
The Aeon Labs Z-WAVE USB Adapter GEN5 is Z-Wave Plus Certified.
Z-Wave Plus™ is a new certification program designed to help consumers identify products that take advantage of the recently introduced 'Next Gen' Z-Wave hardware platform, also know as 500 Series or 5th Generation Z-Wave. Z-Wave Plus certified solutions feature a selected set of extended features and capabilities that enhance the end user experience and make Z-Wave installations even faster and easier to install and set up.
Z-Wave has led the market in interoperable smart devices for the home since the first Z-Wave product was certified in 2004. With the introduction of the Next-Gen, Z-Wave 500 series hardware platforms, Z-Wave saw its ecosystem bolstered with new capabilities, including increased range, extended battery life, Over The Air upgrading (OTA), additional RF channels and more -- all of which are fully backwards compatible with existing Z-Wave products.
For consumers, homeowners, integrators, and service providers, these enhancements offer tremendous benefits in terms of shorter and easier installations, richer device profiles, improved self-healing and longer battery life. With the new Z-Wave Plus certification program, the Z-Wave Alliance is introducing a series of packaging logos that will be located on every Z-Wave Plusâ¢ certified product, informing the consumer this product incorporates the enhanced capabilities of the Next Gen, Z-Wave 500 series.
50% improvement in battery life
67% improvement in range
250% more bandwidth
Three F channels for improved noise immunity and higher bandwidth
New Plug-n-Play Network-wide Inclusion feature
Improved self-healing and fault tolerance with Explorer Frame feature
Standardized method for Over the Air firmware updates (OTA)
Improved product information capture for product certification database