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NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« on: February 20, 2010, 11:14:19 am »
I went to the Orlando Pool/Spa Show yesterday and got to get my hands on the new Intermatic MultiWave system. It is a small 5 relay multi-instance switch.  It works out of the box with their new zwave remote (improved over Iwave model).  The controller can manage and report water temperature on the fly.  The device also has an RS485 input for additional expantion of devices that can all be controlled by the Zwave remote. The remote allows for extensive expansion of scenes and pages for each device it adds.  The pool controller has a detatchable antenna housing on the top of the unit so that you can place the antenna at a better location and attach it to the unit via Ethernet cable.  They plan to add an additional Eth. jack to the antenna so that you could essitianlly daisy chain to other antennas to create a zwave web of repeaters. 

I just hope that MCV can get some optimal control over this equipment and still allow the remote to function as designed.  It is supposed to be available in April.

Here is a link to the product sheet for anyone interested in this type of equipment: http://www.poolandspacontrols.com/

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 01:32:15 pm »
We are getting more info on these and I will post as I find out more.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 01:03:12 pm »
These are up on the site now. MCV needs to verify support.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 09:05:26 pm »
Does anyone have this?

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 09:35:34 pm »
Yes, we have several that we are testing and installing.  They are not operating correctly with VERA out-of-the-box due to all of the multi-channels and features.  MCV is looking into one of my units and is actively working on getting it running with VERA as we speak. 

As far as using it with the PE953 Controller, it works great.  Intermatic is planning to make some modifications already for a few more features to release next year.  As for now, this does the trick.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 07:23:15 pm »
I'm very interested in how this is working and have been looking for a Z-wave compliant pool control system.

Any recent status on how this is working?  What had to be done to configure the system to connect to vera?  Can you post the configuration used?

Can you post a picture/video of what the vera controls looked like?

Thank you.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 09:04:18 pm »
It's been out for a while from what I was told. I took an online class last fall for it.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 06:23:44 am »
The ball is in Intermatic's court right now but they are communicating with MCV each step of the way (pretty much daily now) and figuring out how to get all of the features available for VERA.  Currently MCV has been able to capture and control all five relays.  So that is what you would get out-of-the-box with UI4's latest release.  Intermatic is working on helping control the heat pump settings as well.

I can post more info as they get closer.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 08:07:10 am »
I believe they were working on getting the temperature to show up as well.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010, 10:54:02 pm »
Bump.  Any new updates on the vera compliance?

Thx

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 08:13:47 pm »
Hi Folks,

Does anyone have an update on what channels Vera can control on this unit now? Looks like the last update was a little over a month ago so I'm wondering if there has been any progress made?

Thanks,

Mark
« Last Edit: September 13, 2010, 08:18:28 pm by MarkC »

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 06:52:54 am »
Intermatic is modifying their code now to accommodate all five switches and the temperature controls.  They are supposed to get me a test unit with the beta firmware here in October.  They will not be releasing the new firmware though until they have added some more features that are being included in their next release.  I do not know how far down the pike that is though.  I will update the progress as soon as my test unit arrives.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 09:47:15 am »
Intermatic is modifying their code now to accommodate all five switches and the temperature controls.  They are supposed to get me a test unit with the beta firmware here in October.  They will not be releasing the new firmware though until they have added some more features that are being included in their next release.  I do not know how far down the pike that is though.  I will update the progress as soon as my test unit arrives.

Thanks for the reply.

Any idea if that means we will have to purchase new units too or will it simply be a firmware upgrade? I am purchasing a unit now as they are finishing up my pool/spa as we speak so I need to get something on there. It would be a shame if they make us buy all new hardware when this functionality comes out.

Mark

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 10:05:26 am »
Not that this is absolute but I was under the impression that these were flash updateable through the handheld.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 11:04:33 am »
Not that this is absolute but I was under the impression that these were flash updateable through the handheld.

I sure hope so, that would be great.