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New Z-Wave Alliance long range spec enables several miles range

Global Security (image)New Z-Wave Alliance long range spec enables several miles range | #Verdafero #ZWave #Data #Organization | The Z-Wave Alliance has announced the Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification, which is now available for product development

Z-Wave LR connectivity enables new IoT applications beyond the home, without any need for repeaters, ensuring easy install and low cost. With a network size of up to 4000 nodes, Z-Wave LR provides the scalability needed in MDU & hospitality deployments. Z-Wave LR also reduces ongoing maintenance costs with up to 10 years of life on a coin cell battery.

The Z-Wave LR specification supports distances of up to several miles with a maximum output power of 30dBm, while supporting up to 4000 nodes on a single network. This represents a 20x increase over Z-Wave mesh node support while co-existing on the same network as Z-Wave mesh. Z-Wave LR is backwards compatible and maintains interoperability with all Z-Wave certified devices.

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