The Z-Wave Long Range specification, first introduced in September, is now out there to its Alliance members for product growth.
Z-Wave LR helps distances of as much as “several miles” with a most output energy of 30dBm whereas supporting as much as 4000 nodes on a single community. This is a 20x improve over Z-Wave mesh node help whereas co-existing on the identical community as Z-Wave mesh.
The Alliance say these capabilities help the usage of Z-Wave in bigger, extra complicated installations together with hospitality, good cities, business installations and enormous residential installs.
Also introduced final week was the primary implementation of Z-Wave LR, now out there from Silicon Labs, via a firmware improve to current and new prospects on the Z-Wave 700 platform. Field testing of Z-Wave LR on Z-Wave 700 Series demonstrated one-mile point-to-point transmission vary of 1 mile at +14dBm output energy. Full press launch beneath…
Now-Available Z-Wave Long Range Enables Several Miles Range with Thousands of Nodes
Alliance members could now develop Long Range merchandise for the Z-Wave ecosystem
Beaverton, OR – December 17, 2020, 9:00 AM ET – The Z-Wave Alliance, at this time publicizes the Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification is accessible for product growth. Z-Wave LR connectivity allows new IoT purposes past the house, with none want for repeaters, making certain straightforward set up and low value. With a community dimension of as much as 4000 nodes, Z-Wave LR offers the scalability wanted in MDU & hospitality deployments. Z-Wave LR additionally reduces ongoing upkeep prices with as much as 10 years of life on a coin cell battery.
The Z-Wave LR specification helps distances of as much as a number of miles with a most output energy of 30dBm, whereas supporting as much as 4000 nodes on a single community. This represents a 20x improve over Z-Wave mesh node help whereas co-existing on the identical community as Z-Wave mesh. Z-Wave LR is backwards appropriate and maintains interoperability with all Z-Wave licensed units.
The first implementation of Z-Wave LR, by Alliance member Silicon Labs, has already achieved a direct line of sight transmission vary of 1 mile (1.6 km) using +14dBm output energy. With a foreseeable transmission vary of a number of miles, the Z-Wave LR specification considerably expands the chances of system scalability past the confines of a single residential property. Z-Wave LR extends Z-Wave capabilities to bigger, extra complicated installations and markets together with hospitality, MDU, good cities, business installations, massive residential compounds, and extra.
“The Z-Wave Alliance Technical Workgroup has been working to fine-tune the Z-Wave LR specification for deployment,” stated Niels Johansen, Z-Wave Alliance technical committee chairman. “These significant enhancements position the Alliance to solidify Z-Wave as the de facto standard for IoT solutions where sub-GHz is mission-critical to device performance.”
“For almost 20 years, Z-Wave has transformed wireless technology for smart home and security devices. As IoT technology has expanded beyond the walls of the home and to the sidewalk, to commercial buildings, smart cities, and beyond, we decided to support these evolving industry needs,” stated Mitch Klein, government director for the Z-Wave Alliance. “Implementing Z-Wave and Z-Wave LR into IoT networks maximizes value and minimizes costs while providing more breadth of choice.”
Z-Wave LR is now out there from Silicon Labs on their Z-Wave 700 platform and the specification is now out there to Z-Wave Alliance members for growth. The Z-Wave Alliance certification program will embody Z-Wave LR by March 2021, anticipating quite a few Z-Wave LR enabled units to launch all year long.
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