The current models still have the series 500 zwave chips, right? Any idea when their series 700 will be available?
Yes, correct – 500 Series. We haven’t announced when the 700 will be available, but we’ve kicked off the project of converting them to 700 Series and it will likely be done Q4
Can’t wait! I need to convert my entire home and am waiting on series 700 (for the new features you mentioned c/would be added) or Zigbee (likely the latter if feature equivalent). Also, it would be best for the fan controller to be released too before I start the work so I don’t have to rework the rooms twice.
Will all the features of the new chip be compatible with the smartthings hub?
We’re trying on this one – hopefully soon!
Not the current models, including the new Aeotec hub, because those are still using series 500 chips, not series 700. Some series 700 features do require a series 700 hub as well.
For example, you will get longer range from the switch to the hub, but not the other way around. And you can’t get support for Z wave plus V2 until the hub supports it.
But the end device itself will have some of the advantages, such as lower power utilization.
Ah, thanks for clarifying – I thought @all4dom was referencing the firmware features (ie: the enhancements @aruffell was talking about) not the 700 series chipset enhancements (ie: range, faster processing, etc).
My fault, I read that too fast! You are correct
Since he asked about “all the features of the chip“ not “all the features of the switch,” I thought the 700 series issue might be relevant.
I guess with aeotech just releasing the new smartthings hub, its going to be awhile before we see a new hub. Btw … didnt mean to cause any confusion @Eric_Inovelli . Thank you @JDRoberts for explaining everything.
Lol, yeah you’re totally right – when I saw your response, I went back and re-read it and put my tail between my legs haha!
No worries @all4dom – best of luck on your smart home. If you need anything, I’m happy to help!