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 Posted: Friday Dec 25th, 2015 10:26 am
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Inclusion/Replication in Z-Wave Network
The UCM/Zwave acts as a Secondary (Bridge) Controller in the Z-Wave network. It must first be Included in a Z-Wave network and it must learn (Copy) the Z-wave network from the primary controller (usually a remote control e.g. MK Astral LRC14S) which has been used to set up the Z-Wave Network.  This uses the 'Learn' button in Z-Wave Configurator.
  • Ensure that the Z-Wave network is already set up and functioning correctly before including the UCM/Zwave into the network. The UCM/Zwave acts as a Secondary Controller in the Z-Wave network. It needs to learn the Z-Wave network from the Primary Controller (remote control) which was used initially to set up the network.
  • Check that the  UCM/Zwave is not part of another Z-wave network.  You can check the Zwave status using Comfigurator by pressing the 'Get Status' button on the Zwave Configurator Menu. The message "UCM/Zwave not in any network" should be seen in the status bar. This should be the case for a new UCM/Zwave from the factory. If the UCM/Zwave has previously been included the status message should be "Normal/No Error".
  • If the UCM/Zwave has already been included in a different network, it should be removed from the existing Z-Wave network before being included into a new network (see instructions in "Leaving a Zwave Network")  If the UCM/Zwave is not in a network but the EEPROM has been written with data from a previous network, then Reset the EEPROM to Default (See instructions in "Reset UCM/Zwave to Default".)
  • Important - Make sure that all Z-wave modules are connected to power during learning, otherwise, the multichannel properties of these nodes will not be discovered,  as the UCM/Zwave needs to query the individual Zwave nodes. Plug in wall modules should be plugged in and the power switched on. It is not necessary to switch on the loads or lights connected to the Z-Wave module.
  • Press the 'Learn' button. Press 'Yes' to continue. The Status bar will show "Backing up Z-wave module data first...". Wait until you see "Waiting to receive network data" on the status bar.
  • Activate the sending of system information from the controller using the procedures given by the Z-Wave device manufacturer. The section at the back called "Inclusion and Replication for various Manufacturers" shows examples of how to do this.
  • During the transfer, the status bar will show "Receiving network data." 
    The status bar will show "Writing EEPROM" when the received Z-Wave network data is being written to the UCM/Zwave EEPROM after the UCM/Zwave has received the network data.
  • Upon completion, the status bar  shows "Learn Process Success".  In the event of error, the status bar will show "Learn Process Completed with Errors"
    When completed, Comfigurator will automatically start reading the data from EEPROM as shown in the popup window.

  • When completed, the Z-wave Configuration screen will show the Z-wave Ids in the network.  The operation described includes the UCM/Zwave into the network and Replicates the Z-wave network from the Primary Controller.
  • If a new Z-wave mode is added to the network or a node has been removed by the primary controller, repeat the Learn process with all Z-wave modules with power applied.
  • If the UCM/Zwave is already in the Z-Wave network, repeating the LEARN process described above will update the UCM/Zwave with latest Z-Wave node information so there is no harm in doing this.
  • Do NOT learn a different Z-Wave network before leaving the existing network.
The screenshot below shows what the configuration screen looks like after the learning Process.

The meaning of the fields in UCM/Zwave Properties is explained below;
Z-Wave Chip Type and Version.
This is information about the Z-Wave Module hardware

Controller Type
Should show Bridge Controller. Older UCM/Zwave1 modules may show Static Controller. This will not be able to assign Virtual Nodes so the extra function of the UCM/Zwave3 will not be available. This can be upgraded to Bridge Controller by buying a ZW03 plug in Submodule to replace the Z-Wave  submodule.
Z-Wave Module Info
This is the Z-Wave Library Version on the submodule (not the UCM/Zwave Firmware).
The minimum Library version is 3.22 for Z-Wave Switches with Multi-channel Class, e.g. multi-gang MK Astral or Vitrum to be identified correctly.  In Library Version 2.40, the Multi-channel Class device is identified wrongly as Basic Class. The newer Z-Wave Library i.e. 3.22 and above fixed the bug on 2.40. Cytech will upgrade the Z-Wave Library without charge, except for the cost of transport. Please contact for assistance.
Home ID
This is the 32 bit unique ID of the network assigned by the Primary controller
Node ID
This is the Node ID of the UCM/Zwave 1 to 232 assigned by the Primary controller during inclusion (Learn).
Poll Time/ Smart Polling
This is the time interval in 10 seconds interval for the UCM/Zwave to poll the relevant Z-Wave nodes for status to be mapped to counters. Nodes without "Listening" Property and Virtual Nodes will NOT be polled regardless of the Poll Time setting. Controllers are polled (from Zwave 7.016 onwards). Setting Poll Time to 255 means there will be no polling.

From Zwave 7.072 onwards if Poll Time is 0, "Smart" Polling is activated. The Zwave nodes are polled when required by Comfort  e.g. in Control Menu or by iPhone/iPad/android app. If there is no Zwave activity, the nodes are polled less frequently. This is the recommended setting.

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