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 Posted: Saturday Feb 25th, 2012 08:25 am
   
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Cytech's new UCM/Zwave3 is now available (UCM/Zwave firmware 7.xxx

Z-Wave is a next-generation wireless interoperable ecosystem that lets all your home electronics talk to each other, and to you, via remote control. It uses simple, reliable, low-power radio waves that easily travel through walls, floors and cabinets. Z-Wave control can be added to almost any electronic device in your house, even devices that you wouldn't ordinarily think of as "intelligent," such as appliances, window shades, thermostats and home lighting.    
 Z-Wave products are available from many manufacturers in the Z-Wave Alliance  like MK Electric.  Merten, ACT, Vitrum and many others http://products.z-wavealliance.org/products/833



The UCM/Zwave3 is a 2 way interface between Comfort and a Z-Wave network. This means that Comfort is able to send commands to control any Z-Wave device and a Z-Wave remote control or switch is able to send commands and status to Comfort. For example, a Zwave button or satellite switch to arm the security system, to trigger a Panic alarm or to activate a Response in Comfort.


Features
  • allows Z-Wave control from Comfort user interfaces including the KT03 touchscreen keypad as well as the Comfort iPhone/iPad or Android Apps or by SMS (UCM/GSM4).
  • allows scheduled control by Time Programs.
  • allows Alarm inputs and Alarm conditions to automatically turn on lights for intelligent integration of alarm and lighting.
  • Z-Wave can be integrated with other 3rd party systems connected to Comfort including like KNX, C-Bus, Lutron, Crestron etc.
  • telecontrol and status monitoring through any telephone inside or outside the premises to control devices on the Z-Wave Network
  • Z-Wave buttons and switches can control the security system eg Arm the system, activate panic alarm, trigger Comfort inputs  and outputs or  Comfort Responses
  • Z-Wave motion and door/window contacts can act as security sensors in the alarm system.
  • Z-Wave lights, dimmers and other devices can update their status to Comfort allowing real time feedback
  • Status of Zwave UCM while learning, or error is shown in status bar
  • Description of Zwave Nodes can be saved in Zwave EEPROM
RED indicates new features in UCM/Zwave3

Comfigurator 3.7.x and above supports the new Zwave Configurator which maps Zwave virtual nodes to Comfort registers including
  • Counters
  • Sensors
  • Outputs (On and Off) triggered by Zwave switch on/off status
  • Responses
  • Virtual Inputs - allows Zwave motion sensors to part of the security system
  • Arm Security System (Away, Night, Day, Vacation)
  • Activate Panic alarm

The UCM/Zwave3 implements the Zwave Bridge Controller function which allows Z-wave Virtual Nodes
Virtual Nodes allow Zwave Controller buttons and Slaves to be associated to Comfort Registers. For example, a Zwave button or satellite switch to arm the security system, to trigger a Panic alarm or to activate a Response in Comfort.

Any change in the status of Zwave switches and dimmers can be updated instantly to Comfort thus allowing real time feedback status monitoring

UCM/ZWAVE3 is available in the frequency bands for the following regions
  • UCM/Zwave3-EU EU, China, India, UAE  868.42 Mhz
  • UCM/Zwave3-AU Australia/NewZealand 921.42 Mhz
  • UCM/Zwave3-MY Malaysia 868.10 Mhz
  • UCM/Zwave3-US US, Canada, Brazil 908.42 Mhz
  • UCM/Zwave3-HK Hong Kong 919.82 Mhz
The link to UCM/Zwave3 on the Cytech website is http://www.cytech.biz/zwave_interface.html

The UCM/Zwave3 brochures can be downloaded from http://www.cytech.biz/zwave_brochure.html

The UCM/Zwave Manual can be downloaded from http://www.cytech.biz/ucmzwave_manual.html


Update 11 June 2013
Cytech's Comfort CP9000 with UCM/Zwave is now officially certified by Z-Wave to be compliant with Z-Wave

The Certificate of Compliance can be viewed at http://www.cytech.biz/product_details.php?item_id=388


See UCM/Zwave in the Zwave Alliance  websire
http://products.z-wavealliance.org/products/833

Disclaimer:
The UCM/Zwave is suitable for unencrypted  control of lights, dimming, appliances and relays. Zwave motion detectors and door sensors can be used as Virtual Inputs for Comfort security system. The UCM/Zwave is NOT suitable for more complex devices like RGB control, encyrption and thermostats



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And to upgrade existing z-wave UCM's to 6.019:-
http://www.cytech.biz/ucmzwave_firmware.html?category_id=101

(presumably any existing z-wave UCM of firmware 6.00 or greater can be upgraded?)



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This opens up possibilities for z-wave security, heating, lighting interfaces with Comfort as the logic engine!



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An interesting posssibility with the Logic Engine is the possibility of Zwave to KNX, Zwave to Cbus, Zwave to RAKO etc by connecting different UCMs  to the Logic Engine

http://www.comfortforums.com/view_topic.php?id=2746&forum_id=25



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Now if I could only find some sexy ZWAVE switches with 7 or 8 buttons :-)

Though I am now seriously thinking about heating using some Z Wave thermostats.....

Great work!



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Take a look at http://www.Vitrum.com



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Is the UCM/Zwave3 available to buy in the UK yet?



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The product has just been released so it can be ordered from the distributors but they may not have the stock yet
Please go ahead to place the order if you require



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Will I be able to lock/unlock a Vision lock via the Ucm when the alarm state/mode changes?

HM 1701-LSS15
http://www.visionsecurity.com.tw/ha_products_page2_185_186.html



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If the device supports the Z-Wave Basic Class, yes

can you find out more details on the Z-Wave classes supported by the device as there seems to be  no technical information on the website?



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ident wrote:
If the device supports the Z-Wave Basic Class, yes

can you find out more details on the Z-Wave classes supported by the device as there seems to beĀ  no technical information on the website


The device uses secure z-wave classes.



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We do not support the secure class yet, it may be considered for the future



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ident wrote:
We do not support the secure class yet, it may be considered for the future

I hope this is in the near future :D



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