COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

Z-Wave

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Overview

Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol primarily designed for home automation.

The Z-Wave logo. Image from http://www.z-wave.com/.

The Z-Wave logo. Image from http://www.z-wave.com/.

Frequency

Z-Wave operates on frequencies around 900MHz. The exact frequency depends on country.

Region Frequency
Europe 868.42MHz
United States 908.42MHz
Australia/New Zealand 921.42MHz

Network Topology

Z-Wave uses a source-routed mesh network topology. The mesh network allows devices to send messages through other Z-Wave devices before reaching the destination, allowing the message to “hop” between devices to extend the communication range and overcome RF dead spots.


Authors

Geoffrey Hunter

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