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Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« on: December 18, 2009, 07:51:56 am »
I have some good news for the Australians here:
www.smarthome.com.au is about to release Z Wave devices in Australia!

Finally, we are coming out of the Automation backwater!!

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Josh

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 10:31:19 am »
I have some good news for the Australians here:
www.smarthome.com.au is about to release Z Wave devices in Australia!

Finally, we are coming out of the Automation backwater!!

Regards,
Josh

Thats great news...a number of our customers & partners will be very pleased to here you guys have 'officially' joined the ZWave world!

Thanks for heads-up!

All the best

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 09:00:53 pm »
thank f*ck for that, finally!

does anybody know if the USB dongle will be compatible with LMCE? the web site seems to imply it is using the Silabs CP2102.... if so, is that all that would be needed to control a Zwave device?

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 10:21:54 am »
thank f*ck for that, finally!

does anybody know if the USB dongle will be compatible with LinuxMCE? the web site seems to imply it is using the Silabs CP2102.... if so, is that all that would be needed to control a Zwave device?

Thats one for Hari...but I would imagine that with luck it will just be a matter of adding the dongles ID's to have it auto-detected. That needs to be tested of course. I will post any info i get on this here early in the new year.

The remote they are using is from Aeon Labs - see this page on ZWave4u http://www.zwave4u.com/products/en/Z-Wave-Controller/Remote-Controls/Mini-Remote-Control.html

All the best for Xmas & the new year!

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 09:49:08 pm »
if we have access to the serial interface on linux (depending on the usb<->rs232 converter) then it should work without issues.

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 12:27:05 am »

does anybody know if the USB dongle will be compatible with LinuxMCE?

Yes it will ( newbielink:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Z~Series_USB_Stick_with_Z-Wave [nonactive]). The Z~Series USB stick is a modified version of newbielink:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Aeon_Labs_Z-Wave_Interface_with_built-In_Inclusion_Remote [nonactive]

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 02:03:14 am »
That's hot!
I can't wait to get me some of that gear! :P
Hopefully they will release thermostats too!

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 08:24:22 am »
Hi All,

Merry Xmas, Happy new Year, Birthday, Valentines, etc...... who has bought some of the Zwave gear and how is it working ?

I am keen to install this gear and would like to know how everyone went....successess and failures.

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009, 09:10:03 pm »
dpd - can you confirm, to get this working with LMCE, all we need is the USB stick, and then any number of actual ZWave devices like appliance switches or dimmers? Have you guys actually tested it with LMCE?

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009, 01:32:40 am »
I had a quick chat with smarthome.com.au the other day, they have started shipping them, and a few people have ordered (from what they tell me).
They also expect to have some in wall dimmers etc available in the new year!

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2010, 10:43:55 am »
dpd - can you confirm, to get this working with LinuxMCE, all we need is the USB stick, and then any number of actual ZWave devices like appliance switches or dimmers? Have you guys actually tested it with LinuxMCE?
Hey All,

Did this get answered somewhere that I missed? Anyone tried it yet?

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2010, 03:09:26 pm »
dpd - can you confirm, to get this working with LinuxMCE, all we need is the USB stick, and then any number of actual ZWave devices like appliance switches or dimmers? Have you guys actually tested it with LinuxMCE?
Hey All,

Did this get answered somewhere that I missed? Anyone tried it yet?

Cheers,
WR.
FYI - I have some basic stuff now and can confirm it works with 0810 Beta...(lamp & USB Controller only tested).

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Re: Finally, Z Wave in Australia
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2010, 11:02:56 pm »
Great to hear someone has it working. I've been keeping an eye on the site waiting for the lighting and motion sensor to come out (fingers crossed pricing is decent) so hopefully won't be long now.