IoT via Z-Wave: Bridging IP & Z-Wave for Low Power Mesh Network IoT
This paper discusses how low-power, ultra-reliable Z-Wave wireless communications protocol can be bridged with the Internet of Things (IoT) by assigning a unique IP address to each device within a Z-Wave network using the Z/IP Gateway. Z-Wave is already widely deployed in home security and automation systems with over 35M end nodes in devices from door locks to thermostats, lighting and sensors. With the Z/IP Gateway, every device in a Z-Wave network can be directly accessed over the Internet using IP communications. The Z/IP Gateway is a software/firmware technology that is incorporated into new Z-Wave controllers, transforming these home automation hubs into gateways for IP communication with Z-Wave devices.