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Support of OTA firmware updates for Z-Wave / Z-Wave Plus devices

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(Warren) #142

That’s cool. Looks like they are sending you a free Aeon Labs stick, perhaps. Or at least I can say that the EXE app that encapsulates the firmware seems to be Aeon.

Seems to be the same version 1.20 firmware that they have provided HomeSeer (http://help.homeseer.com/help/Z-Flash/static/#.firmware_included_with_z_flash).


(Michael) #143

Yes, it’s version 1.2. And Leviton is paying for it as they should as I have thousands of dollars invested in their products.

I also suspect that the older firmware versions do not correctly route certain other zwave devices properly. specifically the Kwickset zwave locks. This is just a theory but since I added more Leviton switches the locks don’t communicate properly with the hub. I have read that certain devices do not correctly route the Kwickset locks. My suspicion is that the lock has a Leviton switch in it’s neighbor table and routes messages to it, but the switch does not properly route the message to the hub. Some imply that it has to do with the locks encrypted payload. If the locks start working correctly after updating all the Levition switches and a zwave repair, then my suspicions will be confirmed.

I really wish that Smartthings had some decent diagnostic utilities whereas you are able to query a device for its route - the equivalent of traceroute and ping.


(Warren) #144

Yeah, every smart device is a rip at $40-$60 each so it adds up quickly doesn’t it! Sad stuff but I guess everyone wants to get paid.

I believe any stick could do it for you *if * you had the software that would do the actual querying and reporting but I’m not sure about specifics since I haven’t looked at it closely. I would gladly give ST a few bucks for some tools though as I agree with you.

However, I would guess that you might get some indications of routing problems if you do a Z-Wave repair. That would basically prove the routing table is up to date but if the issue is the payload and not how it gets there then I’m guessing the repair won’t flag that.


(Gonzalo Parra) #145

Wow, finally! I have a similar setup with a lot of these devices and thousands spend and they kept me for over a year with the “our engineers are working on a solution” story. They had the solution all along just didn’t have a way to deliver it…

Nice to see that even if they don’t send a USB to everyone at least people buying these don’t have to spend money on the HomeSeer software anymore…


#146

About time they released a way to flash the switches. Too bad I already bought the Homeseer USB and Z-flash software, but that is okay it can be used to upgrade other devices in the future. The Leviton’s really work well once the firmware is updated, they have been solid for me since I updated them a couple months ago.


(Peter Richardson) #147

Indeed so. I have many of these (60+) and went through the pain of acquiring the software and hardware from HomeSeer.

They now function superbly well but a complete PITA to upgrade.

Leviton should have been much more pro active here.


#148

One feature of the Aeon Multisensor 6 available via OTA update is to turn off that annoying green light. Please can we have OTA for Zwave.


#149

Bump Fibaro OTA for me too.