Australia/New Zealand Z-Wave module
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(02-17-2016, 12:51 PM)nchapman Wrote: One thing i noticed is that when i picked the z wave module on the Backerkit site, it said it was a 400 series chip but on the Kickstarter project it says z wave Plus which should denote the 500 series chip.  Which one is it?

The ZWave module is Zwave Plus based on 500 series but manufactured by Mitsumi. We select Mitsumi module due to their RF expertise and better wireless performance.
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#12
(02-17-2016, 06:35 AM)tllim Wrote:
(02-17-2016, 02:28 AM)Crispin Wrote:
(02-15-2016, 01:18 AM)tllim Wrote: I will explore on small quantity build.

Thank you very much, that would be great! 

Should we hold off replying to the surveys while you explore this possibility, do you think?

[snip]

2. You can hold off for two weeks, I will check with Mitsumi (ZWave model vendor) whether they can provide small volume quantity.

Thank you very much!  Smile
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(02-17-2016, 10:06 PM)tllim Wrote:
(02-17-2016, 12:51 PM)nchapman Wrote: One thing i noticed is that when i picked the z wave module on the Backerkit site, it said it was a 400 series chip but on the Kickstarter project it says z wave Plus which should denote the 500 series chip.  Which one is it?

The ZWave module is Zwave Plus based on 500 series but manufactured by Mitsumi. We select Mitsumi module due to their RF expertise and better wireless performance.

Mitzumi got both 400 and 500 series chips, but only the 500 series can be used for Z-wave plus.
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(02-18-2016, 06:12 AM)bogg Wrote:
(02-17-2016, 10:06 PM)tllim Wrote:
(02-17-2016, 12:51 PM)nchapman Wrote: One thing i noticed is that when i picked the z wave module on the Backerkit site, it said it was a 400 series chip but on the Kickstarter project it says z wave Plus which should denote the 500 series chip.  Which one is it?

The ZWave module is Zwave Plus based on 500 series but manufactured by Mitsumi. We select Mitsumi module due to their RF expertise and better wireless performance.

Mitzumi got both 400 and 500 series chips, but only the 500 series can be used for Z-wave plus.

Very good spotting from bogg, hopefully we can get clarification from from Mitsumi as to which model they will provide.

Looks like Kickstarter updated their website, there's now an additional tab on each campaign showing geo data about where backers are based; looks like almost 1200 are from Australia (can't see New Zealand audience to add to this amount as it only shows Top 10), so maybe it wouldn't be such a small order for the 921MHz Z-Wave Plus modules after all...
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#15
I also just noticed this yesterday on backer kit where it says the zwave module is a 400 series which as mentioned is not zwave plus as originally advertised. I hope they correct this situation to give us the 500series since it is available and what they were advertising on kickstarter. I was looking forward to having the pine as my main gen5 controller.
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#16
This Z-Wave thread seems to suggest that it's the Z-Wave Plus module...
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#17
(02-22-2016, 09:18 PM)SkairkrohBule Wrote: This Z-Wave thread seems to suggest that it's the Z-Wave Plus module...

Does anyone know why the BackerKit description mentions 400 model, which a few people are saying is not Z-Wave Plus? Tech specs are a little too important to assume a typo was made.
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(02-23-2016, 03:17 AM)Crispin Wrote:
(02-22-2016, 09:18 PM)SkairkrohBule Wrote: This Z-Wave thread seems to suggest that it's the Z-Wave Plus module...

Does anyone know why the BackerKit description mentions 400 model, which a few people are saying is not Z-Wave Plus? Tech specs are a little too important to assume a typo was made.

Ah, I see, yes, it does mention it being the 400 model, doesn't it? 

Some definite clarity is needed here...
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(02-23-2016, 04:14 AM)SkairkrohBule Wrote:
(02-23-2016, 03:17 AM)Crispin Wrote:
(02-22-2016, 09:18 PM)SkairkrohBule Wrote: This Z-Wave thread seems to suggest that it's the Z-Wave Plus module...

Does anyone know why the BackerKit description mentions 400 model, which a few people are saying is not Z-Wave Plus? Tech specs are a little too important to assume a typo was made.

Ah, I see, yes, it does mention it being the 400 model, doesn't it? 

Some definite clarity is needed here...
It is not Sigma Designs 400 model.
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#20
Just adding my +1 and subscribing to this thread for an Australian Z-wave module. Was pretty much the main reason for buying one!
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