My upstairs “bonus room” is being retrofitted with a Heat/AC unit (MSZ-FH09NA) with a Mitsubishi Electric wireless (Wi-Fi) interface (PAC-WHS01WF-E). This allows the unit to have smartphone control via the Kumo Cloud app (Not the same thing as KumoStat or KumoSensors or Kumo Wireless Sensor Tags). For more info on Kumo Cloud, see http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/kumocloud .
Ideally, I would like to integrate this system with SmartThings, and eventually Amazon Echo. Since the unit can also be controlled via IR, one way would be to purchase a Z-wave to IR converter, such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/Zipato-Z-Wave-IR-Extender-RM-ZXT120-US/dp/B016ERYS9G/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1461857560&sr=8-6&keywords=z-wave+extender
However, since the unit will already be connected to my WiFi (for Kumo Cloud use), it may be possible to add it to SmartThings with a new device type, without purchasing anything else. As far as I can determine, no device type has been written for this by any SmartThings developer, and I certainly don’t have the skills.
There’s also no workaround via IFTTT, since there isn’t a Kumo Cloud channel (although I’ve suggested one).
Any advice? (Or maybe there’s a programmer out there who would take up the challenge of making a ST device type?) Where should I go from here?