how iRidium server gets access to Z-Wave wireless network
documentation was last updated on 25.4.2019
The following server work with Z-Wave:
Read more about USB-stick here.
It is planned to add support of PCs on Windows or Linux with installed iRidium server and Z-Wave/USB-sticks
iRidium server does not support all Z-Wave devices and functions. The section "Working with Commands and Feedbacks" contains information about supported Z-Wave classes.
Wireless Z-Wave network is developed specially for home automation.
There are a lot of devices with Z-Wave interface on the market. Developers now have a splendid opportunity to integrate all these devices with iRidium platform.
Wireless network unlike wired one requires virtual connection of devices. It is with the help of NodeID in Z-Wave network. iRidium server stores the list of all wireless devices with its IDs.
1 Supply power to iRidium server UMC C3 with Z-Wave module or connect Z-Wave/USB-stick to your controller or PC with installed iRidium server. Install the driver for the stick according to its manual.
2 Enter the server web-interface.
3 Go to Z-Wave tab.
4 Press Change Port
In the window that appears enter the port name to which Z-Wave USB-stick is connected.
The port can be defined this way:
For Linux OS:
A list of all ports where devices are connected appears
New port name appears in the list
This is the required port name. In our exapmple it is /dev/ttyUSB0
For Windows OS
5Click the Add button, enter the name of a device and then click Add again.
6 The server scans the network for about 20 seconds. During this time you are to do certain physical actions with a wireless device that has to be added. As a rule it is required to press a button on a device three times. (Read the manual to your device to learn what exactly has to be done.)
7 The device is added to the list and gets its NodeID. Add the required number of device to your network.
8 After it the network is created. Export data about the created network as a .xml file by clicking the Export button.
To delete devices from the net use the Delete button. After it press a button on the device that you want to delete (or any other action required by the device manual). After deleting it is recommended to cut off the power or take the battery from a device, as many Z-Wave devices try to connect to the wireless network again.
1 Create server project in iRidium studio. Click a button to import the .xml file (Z-Wave XML Files).
2 The driver with all devices appears in the Project Device Panel.
3 You can change device names ("Name"). Names in iRidium studio can differ from name in the server web-interface. The other parameters can't be edited.
Set control of wireless devices with the help of commands and feedbacks.
You will find below information about supported classes of Z-Wave devices, its commands and feedbacks.
Not supported functions:
At present the driver for Z-Wave is supported in UMC C3 with Z-Wave module, as well as in RPI and Windows PCs (with installed iRidium server) with the help of Z-Wave ZME-UZB1 USB-stick.
To use iRidium server UMC, RPi, NUC as Z-Wave hub to communicate with equipment based on Z-Wave protocol, it is required to connect Z-Wave ZME_USB-stick to iRidium server.
To purchase Z-Wave ZME UZB1 USB-stick, follow this link. The UZB comes in three different versions depending on the transmitting frequency used:
Depending on your location, choose a distributor in your region.
It is enough to purchase the USB-stick without Z-Way license to work with iRidium server.
For more information about technical data and the different operating frequencies please refer to the UZB manual.
The recommended retail price of Z-Wave ZME_UZB1 USB-stick (without Z-Way license) is 35 euro.
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