The Z/IP Gateway bridges the low-power and ultra-reliable Z-Wave wireless communications protocol with the Internet of Things (IoT) by assigning a unique IP address to each device within a Z-Wave network.
This provides the best of both worlds: a super reliable, low-power smart home network combined with standard Internet protocol on the LAN network. Z-Wave is already widely deployed in home security and home automation systems as the protocol of choice for low-power wireless communications.
Now, with the Z/IP Gateway, every device in a Z-Wave network can be directly accessible over the Internet using IP communications. The Z/IP Gateway is a software/firmware technology that is incorporated into new Z-Wave controllers, effectively transforming these home automation hubs into gateways for IP communication with Z-Wave devices.
With the Z/IP Gateway technology, product designers can add IoT connectivity to practically any device in the home with minimal power consumption and minimal added cost.
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