Z-Wave icon

Z-Wave

Z-Wave is a wireless communications standard which can be used for automaton of existing buildings.

Network Configuration

Main Z-Wave node displays an overview of a Z-wave network, where all the included devices and statuses are shown.

Z-Wave configuration

Picture 1: Z-Wave node

Devices:

Every tab has more details in further chapters.

Z-wave devices list:

Inclusion

Inclusion is a process of adding a new device to the Z-Wave network. The number of times an inclusion button on the device must be pressed varies from device to device. Please check the device documentation first.

Inclusion in bOS Configurator

  1. Insert USB stick in USB port.
  2. Add a new Z-Wave node to the configuration.
  3. On the right side in Settings tab enter your COM port number and set Enabled to true.
  4. Click Inclusion button in the Devices toolbar. This will start the inclusion procedure. Put the device in range of the Z-wave Controller. Then press the inclusion button on the device. In a few seconds device information should appear. After successful inclusion, associate the device with Z-Wave controller and set the device parameters.
  5. Step 4 must be repeated for every device you wish to include.

Inclusion with USB stick

Not all USB sticks have this functionality. Example of a USB stick with an inclusion/exclusion button is the Aeotec Z-Stick Series 2.

The USB stick needs to be in close vicinity (less than 1m or 3ft.) of the device you wish to add. First press the inclusion button on the USB stick then press the button on the device. When you finish including all the devices follow the following steps:

  1. Insert USB stick in USB port.
  2. Add a new Z-Wave node to the configuration.
  3. On the right side in Settings tab enter your COM port number and set Enabled to true.
  4. Click Discovery button in the Devices toolbar. This should automatically start the discovery process. In a few seconds the list should be populated with devices you have added previously.

Exclusion

Exclusion is a process of removing a device from a Z-wave network. Not all USB sticks have this functionality. Example of a USB stick with an inclusion/exclusion button is the Aeotec Z-Stick Series 2.

Exclusion with USB stick

The exclusion depends on the device and the USB stick. Please check their documentation for details.

Exclusion in bOS Configurator

  1. Select the main Z-Wave node.
  2. Click on the Exclusion button in the Devices toolbar. This will start the exclusion process, then press the button on the device.
  3. If a device was successfully excluded it should be removed from the bottom list.

Note: The number of times an inclusion button on the device must be pressed varies from device to device. Please check the device documentation first.

Device Configuration

You can additionally configure a device by clicking on the device node and click the Settings button in the top left corner of the Settings tab. The newly opened form contains settings that are available for the device. The number of tabs in the form may vary depending on the device. For more details about a device please refer to the device manual or under the info node.

Quick overview of the tabs:

Z-wave general

Picture 2: General tab

Z-wave Association

Picture 3: Association form

Z-wave Parameters

Picture 4: Parameters tab

Multilevel sensor configuration

This instructions are for devices with a multislevelsensor command class. Click on the multilevel sensor and from Sensor Type choose the appropriate sensor.

Z-wave multisens

Picture 5: Multilevel sensor

If your device supports multiple sensors right click in device node and select SensorMultilevel from the list and enter a name. Next choose the Sensor Type from the list. You need to this for every sensor on the device.

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