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Offline Bricio

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Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« on: September 06, 2018, 06:04:52 pm »
Hi,

I have today a Vera Lite with UI7 + echo + harmony plugin + harmony extender
+8 aeotec dcs26103 and 4 dsc19103 dimmers
+ kwikset lock with zwave
-Some scenes programmed


I want to know if i upgrade to vera edge or Vera plus all zwave commands will get quickier.
Does it worth to upgrade?   

I saw new aeotec dmimers and switches are z wave PLUS.   To get the network faster all them have to be zwave plus?

 

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Re: Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 08:35:43 pm »
Honestly, I'd wait to see what happens with the Mios acquisition first. There may be better hardware choices on the horizon.

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Re: Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 12:27:09 am »
Ok. Always will be released better devices.

But i just want to know if there will be a difference or not in my case.

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Re: Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 05:47:28 am »
Hello Bricio,

There are differences between Vera Plus and Vera Lite, that would improve the communication you already have. Starting with the technical specs (Hardware CPU: 880MHz MIPS SoC Flash Memory: NAND 128MB Memory: DDR3 256MB) up to the fact that it adds the Zigbee protocol the new controller should work for you.

I hope this helps,



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Re: Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 09:36:44 am »
Hello Bricio,

There are differences between Vera Plus and Vera Lite, that would improve the communication you already have. Starting with the technical specs (Hardware CPU: 880MHz MIPS SoC Flash Memory: NAND 128MB Memory: DDR3 256MB) up to the fact that it adds the Zigbee protocol the new controller should work for you.

I hope this helps,

Ok, but i don t need zigbee.
Just want to know if the system will be quickier with my aeotec switches and dimmers.   
Or it will be the same thing , and better cpu and RAM will only take effect if i have too mane switches, dimmers, sensors etc.. ?

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Re: Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 05:31:15 pm »
Brico, if it's working then leave it until the new FW comes out else risking losing it all.

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Re: Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2018, 05:08:01 pm »
Hello Bricio,


Ok, but i don t need zigbee.
Just want to know if the system will be quickier with my aeotec switches and dimmers.   
Or it will be the same thing , and better cpu and RAM will only take effect if i have too mane switches, dimmers, sensors etc.. ?

Hello,

The Z-wave chips and firmware on the two are also different, however, I won't affirm the Z-wave communication speed will be faster since this largely depends on the environment and the range of the devices.
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Re: Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 12:19:53 am »
But i just want to know if there will be a difference or not in my case.

- The Vera Lite has a problem with updates for a long time.
- On my Vera Lite twice flashed the firmware. A restoration, even those dances.

Now I have two VeraEdge, and I look with some optimism in the future :)

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Re: Upgrade from Vera Lite UI7 to Vera edge or Vera plus - Worth it?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 09:46:35 pm »
I just upgraded from an Edge to a Plus and haven't received a Vera Startup text since. No reboots, seems rock solid.