Z-NET is a remote network-based Z-Wave interface for use with HomeSeer home automation systems. As an IP-enabled Z-Wave interface, Z-NET incorporates the latest “Z-Wave Plus” technology and supports Network Wide Inclusion (NWI) and it may be installed anywhere a network connection is available using Ethernet, or optionally via a USB WI-Fi Adapter (sold separately), for easy pairing of Z-Wave products. Multiple Z-NETs may be used together with any HomeSeer system for a centrally managed, multi-network installation; ideal for home owners with secondary residences or outbuildings (pool houses, barns, workshops, servants quarters, etc).
Although Z-Wave is a “mesh network” technology that routes commands from one device to another, optimal performance is best achieved by installing Z-NET with a wired Ethernet connection near the center of the home. Wired connections in other locations of the home may still yield excellent results but will usually introduce more signal routing. If a wired connection is not possible, consider using the optional USB WI-Fi Adapter. Wi-Fi performance will vary depending on the quality of your router and the wireless “profile” of your home. If you experience WiFi problems with mobiles device in your home, for example, you may encounter problems with Z-NET on Wi-Fi.
Network Wide Inclusion (NWI)
NWI is a technology that allows Z-NET to add or delete devices to/from your Z-Wave network at long ranges. This greatly simplifies the process of setting up most networks. However, NWI will only work with the newest Z-Wave devices, those with v4.5x or 6.5x Z-Wave firmware (ZDK) installed. Adding/deleting older devices will require Z-NET and the device to be positioned within a few feet of each other. In these cases, the optional Wi-Fi adapter allows Z-NET to be easily repositioned. Any device marked with a Z-Wave+ logo supports NWI. Most devices available today are based on at least the 4.5x ZDK and will support NWI even though they are not marked with a Z-Wave + logo.
The best Z-Wave.
The HomeSeer Z-NET Remote Z-Wave Interface has the newest version of Z-Wave built right in - the gen 500 series chip. It’s a better version of Z-Wave than you’ll find in competing products. It uses the latest chips and firmware for cutting-edge performance.
The HomeSeer Z-NET Remote Z-Wave Interface is a part of the Homeseer range of Z-Wave Plus products. That means that it outperforms all that has come before it. It’s built upon the latest Z-Wave 500 series chip and firmware, offering a 50% greater wireless range and a 250% faster communication speed over previous Z-Wave products. And, because security is integral, it always has AES 128 bit security encryption built right in.
The HomeSeer Z-NET Remote Z-Wave Interface is powered by Z-Wave’s new gen 500 series chip, the best foundation for modern smart home devices.
Its communication secured, the HomeSeer Z-NET Remote Z-Wave Interface benefits from AES 128 bit communication encryption.
The HomeSeer Z-NET Remote Z-Wave Interface wireless range is up to 150 meters and is 250% faster.
Z-Wave Plus Certification.
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. 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.