HomeSeer has unveiled Z-NET, an IP-based Z-Wave network interface for advanced home automation systems. Z-NET supports the latest Z-Wave technologies and includes a highly optimized antenna design for superior range and performance. Since Z-NET is IP-based, it may be installed virtually anywhere in the home. The unit includes a built-in LAN port and an optional USB-WiFi adapter is also available.
Each Z-NET can be configured to work with up to 232 Z-Wave devices, including light switches, thermostats, door locks, sensors and more. Additional Z-NETs may be installed in larger residences or in properties with outbuildings such as detached workshops, garages, barns or servant quarters.
Z-NET has been shown at CES 2015 this week and is slated to begin shipping Q1. To see Z-NET up close, visit HomeSeer at the Z-Wave Alliance Pavilion (booth 21000). HomeSeer will also be showing newly updated versions of their popular “Control Pad” tabletop touchscreen and “HomeTroller Zee” home controller.