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In search of the World's most expensive Z-Wave device
« on: February 25, 2013, 03:11:13 pm »
Is this the World's most expensive Z-Wave hardware device - excluding controllers such as Vera? :

ZWave to Somfy Converter at $915 USD or 695 Euros

http://www.smarthome.com.au/blinds-curtains-windows/363-zwave-to-somfy-converter.html

No doubt it's probably worth every cent and a great product but I would need to think twice before buying it.

Can you cite a more expensive Z-Wave device? - specify in USD and Euros please.

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Re: In search of the World's most expensive Z-Wave device
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 06:56:50 pm »
welcome to the wonderfull somfy's world !
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Re: In search of the World's most expensive Z-Wave device
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 11:03:12 pm »
Try and buy anything with "z-wave" in its name here in Australia and you might come close - especially if its a new device :-p

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Re: In search of the World's most expensive Z-Wave device
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 07:25:12 am »
here in Brazil was adopted the australian frequency. and the products also are very expensive...
I do not like the division of the markets like was region in DVD's. but this is not up to me...
all my devices I buy in USA.
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Re: In search of the World's most expensive Z-Wave device
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 09:23:53 am »
here in Brazil was adopted the australian frequency. and the products also are very expensive...
I do not like the division of the markets like was region in DVD's. but this is not up to me...
all my devices I buy in USA.

good for you. but be careful, in some countries it's illegal to run at an unapproved frequency  8)

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Re: In search of the World's most expensive Z-Wave device
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 09:35:21 pm »
Is this the World's most expensive Z-Wave hardware device - excluding controllers such as Vera? :

ZWave to Somfy Converter at $915 USD or 695 Euros

http://www.smarthome.com.au/blinds-curtains-windows/363-zwave-to-somfy-converter.html

No doubt it's probably worth every cent and a great product but I would need to think twice before buying it.

Can you cite a more expensive Z-Wave device? - specify in USD and Euros please.

It actually isn't even a Z-Wave device, it is a Somfy RS485 to RTS Interface paired with a USB to RS485 cable together as a kit.  They say it connects to the Vera's they sell, so the kit is just the Somfy unit and a cable to add to Vera which handles the Z-Wave.  Here in the US we have the option of the Somfy ZRTSI, which is Z-Wave to RTS, or an URTSI whcih is RS232/RS485 to RTS.
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Re: In search of the World's most expensive Z-Wave device
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 05:02:29 am »
Shady - thanks for clearing that one up !!!! It obviously pays to know your products. In which case, this may be the World's most expensive Z-Wave product:

http://www.amazon.de/Merten-505960-Funk-Zentrale-CONNECT-aluminium/dp/B000VBDZNM

Was 958 Euro (1251 USD) now reduced to 672 Euro (877 USD).