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.
Aeotec will be showing off its new range of devices at the CEDIA Expo in Denver on September 10, 2019.
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