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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 04:55:30 pm »
@Sorin, Can you explain how this will be deployed to other GEN 5 devices other than Vera?
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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2018, 06:35:29 pm »
I am not sure that question really makes sense, this is a chipset update for the specific chip that Vera uses in their Edge and Plus for Z-wave, not for all z-wave devices in-general.

The way that devices (like your switches, or motions sensors) get updates are through that devices manufacturer.  Vera does have the capacity to ship OTA updates for z-wave+ devices I believe but they will only do it at the request of the device manufacturer (not the customer) and I think they have done almost none of these, likely only for catastrophic issues, or for their own partnerships.

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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2018, 07:31:12 pm »
I am not sure that question really makes sense, this is a chipset update for the specific chip that Vera uses in their Edge and Plus for Z-wave, not for all z-wave devices in-general.



OK that makes sense to me now, I didn't make the connection that is was for Vera only.
Only hope now that it is compatible with all devices out there in the marketplace when officially released.
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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 05:38:36 am »
Indeed, this is a firmware for the Z-Wave chipset in the Vera units. This is not something cooked in-house like it was back in the UI5 era. This is a firmware made by the manufacturer of the Z-Wave chip(Sigma), specifically tailored for the specific platform. These are regular updates offered to all Z-Wave integrators and offer the latest improvements, security updates and frameworks that will enable more features in the upcoming period of time.
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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 05:50:33 am »
Indeed, this is a firmware for the Z-Wave chipset in the Vera units. This is not something cooked in-house like it was back in the UI5 era. This is a firmware made by the manufacturer of the Z-Wave chip(Sigma), specifically tailored for the specific platform. These are regular updates offered to all Z-Wave integrators and offer the latest improvements, security updates and frameworks that will enable more features in the upcoming period of time.

Thank you for the info. do you have a plan to integrate it soon in an upcoming UI7 firmware ?

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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 08:07:26 am »
We don't particularly love to throw numbers but hopefully, it will have general availability starting with 7.26 (next release).
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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2018, 08:08:30 am »
We don't particularly love to throw numbers but hopefully, it will have general availability starting with 7.26 (next release).
With this type of update to solve issues with some older devices losing connectivity intermittently?

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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2018, 08:18:39 am »
two main highlights among a ton of other more non obvious things are:

- ability to migrate from older platforms to newer ones without any issues. see the red disclaimer here : http://support.getvera.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2337105-to-veraplus-from-veralite-or-vera-3?b_id=712 . which has caused so many frustrations to our customers.

- important routing and healing improvements
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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2018, 04:47:26 pm »
Thanks for sharing Sorin.
Looking forward for the coming version.
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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2018, 03:18:13 am »
@Sorin,
I am also very much looking to the new firmware version where this new zwave chip software is included. So I can restore backups again. And please also ensure your own Hue 2 plugin works again  (which was broken by the most recent firmware update).
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THIS??

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Re: New z-wave chip software 4.61 ?
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2018, 08:19:42 am »
There are still a few tidbits that are in testing phase but it should be public in one of next two releases. Will respond to the HUE topic in it's designated area.
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