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When Zigbee and Zwave were first introduced, they had to compete with each other for audience. The technical specs were shown and studied. The tests showed that Zigbee had better power and better wall penetration. It may not seem like much today, with the mesh... — Adroit1 on Dec 09
Thanks for commenting, @Adroit 1. I’m curious why you say Zigbee is “technically a better platform.” I don’t know that it’s ever really been tested since most of the implementations are proprietary, or else the ecosystems are... — Julie Jacobson on Dec 09
As long as Apple, Google, Samsung, and Amazon refuse to agree on a platform, there will be major issues for all consumers wanting smarten their homes, and there will be job security for integrators who can make them all play together. But, it would be nice if... — Adroit1 on Dec 09
About 3 years too late — Blefadts on Dec 08
Thanks Julie. For the Z-wave products and any product in general, buying from companies that have a strong reputation for quality is the key.  That’s were the provider needs to ensure that any products they certify for their systems are known for... — antoniohardeman on Dec 08
Great comments, Tink and Antonio. Thanks for sharing. Antonio—I think Comcast and Amazon are probably balancing consumer experience and the their own business needs well. Far be it for me to judge. I’m happy to judge Lennar’s thing, though!... — Julie Jacobson on Dec 08
I couldn’t disagree more. Hub/Gateway manufacturers such as HomeSeer have proven that with the right platform, you can support every device without any problem. Z-Wave’s interoperability makes the device platform possible and the right platform for... — Tink on Dec 08

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