Aeotec announced its 700 Z-Wave Series (Gen7) products. It looks like Aeotec is the first company to create products that supersede the Z-Wave Plus platform – the new Z-Wave Plus Version 2, defined by the Z-Wave Alliance.
The 700 Z-Wave Series boasts some superior performance standards compared to the 500 Z-Wave and 300 Z-Wave series of products. The new products will use 64% less power, improve wireless range, and have mandatory security layers.
Aeotec says that the Range Extender 7 and Door Sensor 7 will be the first products to hit the market. They are upgrades of the Aeotec’s Z-Wave repeater and in-door automation sensor.
What is 700 Series Z-Wave?
The 700 Series Z-Wave or Gen7 is Aeotec’s upgrade of the Z-Wave plus and their 100 to 500 series of products. The Z-Wave Alliance calls this the Z-Wave Version 2.
Can I use Aeotec’s Gen7 / 700 Series products outside?
Yes, the new 700 Series Z-Wave products will now work at temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius.
What is the range of the 700 Series Gen7 products?
Wireless Range Outdoors (Direct): 200 Meters
Wireless Range Outdoors (Repeaters): 800 Meters
Wireless Range Indoors (Direct): 100 Meters
Wireless Range Indoors (Repeaters): 400 Meters
Is the 700 Series Z-Wave compatible with older versions?
Yes, the 700 Series Z-Wave is backwards compatible with 100 to 500 series (Gen5) devices.
What is the battery life of the 700 Series Z-Wave (Gen7)?
The 700 Series Z-Wave (Gen7) has a 10 year maximum battery life. The 500 Series Z-Wave has a maximum battery life of 1.5 years.
What is the active power consumption of the 700 Series Z-Wave (Gen7)?
The 700 Series Z-Wave products consume 12.5 mA, compared to the 500 Series Z-Wave, which consumes 35 mA.
Aeotec has been providing Z-Wave products for over a decade. They have developed popular devices such as the Aeotec MultiSensor 6.
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