Sigma Design announced (2014) a new feature-rich Z wave plus system to enhance Z-Wave’s primary position in the rapidly growing wireless home control market. L3 Homeation, a leading Singapore home automation Solution Company has started introducing a series of Z-Wave plus implemented home automation devices. VeraEdge is one such device supporting Z-Wave Plus system.
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, it is certified solutions feature many extended features and capabilities that enhance the end user experience. Taking into consideration of easy of installations even faster and easier set up is also part of the intention of the Z-Wave Plus system.
- 50% improvement in battery life
- 67% improvement in range
- 250% more bandwidth
- Three RF 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
Z-wave was introduced in 2004 and has led the smart home market due to its interoperability. It has been widely supported by many device makers. The mesh network tropology makes Z-wave smart home system one of the most suitable home automation systems for Singapore living environment. L3 has many successful installations in all kind of apartment including HDB apartments.
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.