(The Difference between) Z-Wave vs. Z-Wave+ Plus

What is the difference between Z-Wave™ and Z-Wave Plus ?

Z-Wave Plus (500 series) is the latest technology certification standard offered and gives a high level of security and compatibility between products. All Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus certified products are fully inter operable. Z-Wave Plus has been optimized for easy set-up and installation.

Z-Wave Plus Features: 

  • 50% improvement in battery life
  • 67% improvement in range
  • 250% more bandwidth
  • Three RF channels for improved noise immunity and higher bandwidth
  • New Plug-n-Play Network-wide Inclusion feature (Z-Wave+ devices can be discovered through the Mesh Network)
  • Improved self-healing and fault tolerance with Explorer Frame feature
  • Standardized method for Over the Air firmware updates (OTA)
  • Improved product information capture for product certification database


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