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Author Topic: ZWAVE why it has a good chance of becoming the future  (Read 21407 times)

teez67f

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ZWAVE why it has a good chance of becoming the future
« on: April 27, 2007, 05:02:25 AM »

This link says it all  ..... Smarthome does not even come close.Billion dollar companies in the list. :o

http://www.z-wavealliance.org/modules/iaCM-MCL/

And it works exactly as it is meant to work. 8) ;D
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HA Dave

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Re: ZWAVE why it has a good chance of becoming the future
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 11:19:44 PM »

.... X-10 was and is the grandfather of HA but even grandfathers need to take it easy and make way for the younger,
faster, brighter ones to take the torch!
Thanks X-10 for paving the way!

Oh give me a break! I read X10's obituaries... since I've read about X10. Yet in 2009... who was the best/biggest seller?

I am sure Z-wave has a benny or two... at several times the cost of an X10 system. But... I have also read that as Z-wave systems grow... so does problems with the RF relay. So if your limited in the size of your system.... whats the point?

The problem with ALL Home Automation systems... is the same with nearly every system. The installer/engineer... is also the home owner/user. And no setup is better than the designer/installer.
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Brian H

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Re: ZWAVE why it has a good chance of becoming the future
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 06:52:31 AM »

When I can get eight X10 modules for $49.99 in the mega sale. ZWave looks awfully expensive and ZWave also has some limitations.
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dave w

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Re: ZWAVE why it has a good chance of becoming the future
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 06:19:17 PM »

Got any "Betamax" tapes or "HD" DVD's laying around your house?
I don't think the Home Automation fat lady has even gotten on stage yet.

In the end, the automation winner may very well be Z-Wave, but I'm not ready to throw money at Z-Wave yet. The number of companies backing Z-Wave is impressive but how many of them are actually "manufacuring" product.

As far as "you get what you pay for"....yup a true statement which I have also said, refering to X10. However a huge number of X10 small scale users are very satisfied with what they have, and aren't even aware of the problems we discuss here. Others, like me, and most of the "oldies" on the forum, understand X10 limitations and feel the products are of great quality and value. It's all in the eye of the beholder.

I had 127 X10 control points in my largest system and am now am at 90 odd X10 devices. In a 2000 sq ft home, I really have only one signal reliability issues: My rare problem is when two X10 impolite transmitters decide they want to both talk at the same time.

I suspect as Z-Wave points grow in number in the same home, "contention" style Z-Wave problems will also arise. When you get cell phones, Blackberrys, WiFi, Bluetooth and throw large numbers of Z-Wave in the mix, even though all wireless devices are using different frequencies and bands, you create a cloud of RF soup around the house, so I tend to think Z-Wave may become "long on tooth" and start seeing problems sooner than X10 did. $0.02
« Last Edit: January 03, 2010, 06:36:34 PM by dave w »
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