GE Jasco Z-wave Smart Remotes (CES 2017)

Anyone know when they will be available for purchase?

Since they aren’t certified by the Z wave alliance yet, it’s going to be awhile.

Any new updates on this? I hear Inovelli will be offering similar remotes come April. They use the same manufacturer as Jasco/GE I believe (at least their devices are identical in build).

The same case doesn’t mean the insides are the same. :wink:

@Eric_Inovelli should know more.

Just got word from Jasco that the remotes will be available by the end of June. Although I will indeed buy Inovelli’s if I can get them! I sent Eric a message on his site earlier. Hopefully he has good news.

Hey guys,

Everyone is keeping me busy today in the community, I like it!

Bradlee, I got your note and will reply shortly (was trying to clean up the office a bit) :slight_smile:

Anyway, we do not use the same manufacturer as GE/Jasco, but we do look up to them as a company. I personally have many GE products in my smart home and they’ve all been rock solid.

As for our remotes, yes, we’ll have two different versions coming out that we’re really excited about.

The first will be a paddle style remote that will look identical to our In-Wall Switches so you can create a 3-Way setup without having to rewire anything as the switches will associate with each other (both on/off and dimming) so you can dim them in real-time.

The second style is more of a remote version, which will be a 5-button remote. This is still in prototype testing, but our VP of Technology has been testing it since CES and is impressed with it from a firmware standpoint. We’re just trying to figure out how to make it skinnier (depth-wise) - the problem we’re running into is that we want it to have a rechargeable battery and this is causing the depth to be the way it is.

Anyway, I don’t want to hijack GE’s thread as I’m sure their remotes will be awesome as well!

As for timing, I’ll know more in a week or so whether we’re on track to release end of March - it seems like the launch targets always seem to move lol.

Tentatively, the paddle versions will be released end of March and 5-Button in April.

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That’s great Eric! Always a big support of you and your incredible company.

Looking forward to seeing photos of these remotes!

Logan Marshall

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This is awesome @Eric_Inovelli! I am sure you’re well aware that HA enthusiasts have been chomping at the bit for a remote than can actually blend in with other decora style switches. I’m excited to see a lean, forward-thinking company like Inovelli fulfilling that need. I think you guys will be hero’s to large swaths of spouses who’ve been pestering their nerdy other half’s for an easier, less geeky, way to control smart devices.

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The spouse was definitely a main driver in this project :slight_smile: – I think she got sick of the old Quirky Tapt’s (RIP), Philips Dimmers and Osram Dimmers around the house lol.

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Any chance this amazing sounding remote will have custom button labeling? Pretty much the holy grail for me…my own personal Lutron-style custom scene controller

So it’s been almost 2 years now, is this dead?

No their still releasing them, end of 2018. They’ve already released the non zwave versions :slight_smile:

Logan Marshall

What’s the non zwave version?

They got certified by the z-wave alliance in May. Haven’t seen any sign of them going on sale, though.

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Wall magnetic detach features too :slight_smile:

Logan Marshall

Last update from Jasco is that they have no intention of releasing the currently Z-Wave certified remotes to the general retail channel. At some point in the future, they “may” certify a different version for retail release. :frowning:

Same case, but a different device. Those are not Zwave. The mySelectSmart line uses a proprietary protocol between their own plug-in tiny hub and their own devices. Not compatible with SmartThings or anything else that I can tell.

http://myselectsmart.com/index.html

That’s what I said, Geez. Their exactly like these in function, however they have zwave.

Logan Marshall

Actually, it’s not that simple. Sure they are both white pieces of plastic with buttons that wirelessly control other things. But the way they do that is completely different and the actual function is when more so different. The Zwave version does quite a bit more than ON/OFF.

The zwave version was breify shown on they web site as an orderable item which i ordered, they advised it was up as an error. The photos on the by jasco Web site showed the following similarities.

White
Two button
Detachable
Magnetic
Single gang
Top button
Bottom button

There’s litterly no difference of the appearance of the two versions. However like you said, with zwave wave internals you can do much more like, triggers, scenes, local association, etc.

If you need to explain how something with zwave functions compared to non zwave, this isn’t the group. We all know.

Logan