What is Z-Wave Plus?
Z-Wave Plus is a product certification program that assures consumers are getting the best performing Z-Wave products available today.
What is the difference between a Z-Wave and a Z-Wave Plus product?
Z-Wave Plus products make use of the latest advancements in Z-Wave technology. These advancements provide for longer battery life, faster operation, better RF coverage and easier installation. Classic Z-Wave products may take advantage of some of these newer advancements but are not required to use all of the latest technology. It is important to note that there over 20 million classic Z-Wave products in use every day and these products meet the needs of most applications satisfactorily.
Will Z-Wave Plus products work with classic Z-Wave products?
Yes, Z-Wave Plus products are fully backward compatible with classic Z-Wave products.
Why Z-Wave Plus now and not from the beginning of Z-Wave?
Twelve years of market experience and continuous development of the Z-Wave technology have brought about several improvements to the underling communications technology. Recent advancements in micro-chip performance have made applying these improvements both possible and cost-effective.
Does Z-Wave Plus cost more?
Not really. As with most technologies, performance continues to increase and cost stays about the same. There may be some slight difference in price between a Z-Wave Plus product and a classic Z-Wave product, but these differences have more to do with added features than the cost of the underlining technology.
How do I know I’m getting a Z-Wave Plus product?
Z-Wave Plus certified products are easily identified by these Marks that appear on the product and product packaging:
For more information on Technical and Marketing Certification for Z-Wave Plus products, you must be logged in to your Z-Wave Alliance account.
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If you’d like to join the Z-Wave Alliance, click here.