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Soft Remote Remote Control

This describes the Z-Wave device Soft Remote, manufactured by ID-RF with the thing type UID of nodon_softremote_00_000.

The Soft Remote does not permanently listen for messages sent from the controller - it will periodically wake up automatically to check if the controller has messages to send, but will sleep most of the time to conserve battery life. The wakeup period can be configured in the user interface - it is advisable not to make this too short as it will impact battery life - a reasonable compromise is 1 hour. The wakeup period does not impact the devices ability to report events or sensor data. The device can be manually woken with a button press on the device as described below - note that triggering a device to send an event is not the same as a wakeup notification, and this will not allow the controller to communicate with the device.

Overview

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Channels

The following table summarises the channels available for the Soft Remote -:

Channel Channel Id Category Item Type
Scene Number scene_number   Number
Battery Level battery-level Battery Number

Scene Number

Triggers when a scene button is pressed.

The scene_number channel supports the Number item.

Battery Level

Represents the battery level as a percentage (0-100%). Bindings for things supporting battery level in a different format (e.g. 4 levels) should convert to a percentage to provide a consistent battery level reading.

The battery-level channel supports the Number item and is in the Battery category.

Device Configuration

The following table provides a summary of the 8 configuration parameters available in the Soft Remote. Detailed information on each parameter can be found in the sections below.

Param Name Description
1 Buttons 1 and 3 profile To set-up the profile of buttons 1 and 3
2 Buttons 2 and 4 profile To set-up the profile of buttons 2 and 4
3 Scene Type To choose the way of sending Scene to the gateway
4 Button 1 configuration To set-up the how button 1 behaves, when set in MONO Profile
5 Button 2 configuration To set-up the how button 2 behaves, when set in MONO Profile
6 Button 3 configuration To set-up the how button 3 behaves, when set in MONO Profile
7 Button 4 configuration To set-up the how button 4 behaves, when set in MONO Profile
8 LED Management How to set up LED behaviour
  Wakeup Interval Sets the interval at which the device will accept commands from the controller
  Wakeup Node Sets the node ID of the device to receive the wakeup notifications

Parameter 1: Buttons 1 and 3 profile

To set-up the profile of buttons 1 and 3

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 Scene
1 Mono
2 Duo

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (Scene).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_1_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 2: Buttons 2 and 4 profile

To set-up the profile of buttons 2 and 4

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 Scene
1 Mono
2 Duo

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (Scene).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_2_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 3: Scene Type

To choose the way of sending Scene to the gateway

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 Central Scene
1 Scene Activation

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (Central Scene).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_3_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 4: Button 1 configuration

To set-up the how button 1 behaves, when set in MONO Profile

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 Control group 2
1 All switches ON
2 All switches OFF

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (Control group 2).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_4_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 5: Button 2 configuration

To set-up the how button 2 behaves, when set in MONO Profile

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 Control group 3
1 All switches ON
2 All switches OFF

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (Control group 3).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_5_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 6: Button 3 configuration

To set-up the how button 3 behaves, when set in MONO Profile

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 Control group 4
1 All switches ON
2 All switches OFF

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (Control group 4).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_6_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 7: Button 4 configuration

To set-up the how button 4 behaves, when set in MONO Profile

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 Control group 5
1 All switches ON
2 All switches OFF

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (Control group 5).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_7_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 8: LED Management

How to set up LED behaviour

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 No LED
1 Flash Blue after button press
2 Blink to confirm command
3 Flash Blue after button press and blink to confirm command

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (No LED).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_8_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Wakeup Interval

The wakeup interval sets the period at which the device will listen for messages from the controller. This is required for battery devices that sleep most of the time in order to conserve battery life. The device will wake up at this interval and send a message to the controller to tell it that it can accept messages - after a few seconds, it will go back to sleep if there is no further communications.

This setting is defined in seconds. It is advisable not to set this interval too short or it could impact battery life. A period of 1 hour (3600 seconds) is suitable in most instances.

Note that this setting does not affect the devices ability to send sensor data, or notification events.

This parameter has the configuration ID wakeup_interval and is of type INTEGER.

Wakeup Node

When sleeping devices wake up, they send a notification to a listening device. Normally, this device is the network controller, and normally the controller will set this automatically to its own address. In the event that the network contains multiple controllers, it may be necessary to configure this to a node that is not the main controller. This is an advanced setting and should not be changed without a full understanding of the impact.

This parameter has the configuration ID wakeup_node and is of type INTEGER.

Association Groups

Association groups allow the device to send unsolicited reports to the controller, or other devices in the network. Using association groups can allow you to eliminate polling, providing instant feedback of a device state change without unnecessary network traffic.

The Soft Remote supports 7 association groups.

Group 1: Lifeline

This group supports 1 nodes.

Group 2: Button 1 - Mono - Controlled nodes

This group supports 8 nodes.

Group 3: Button 2 - Mono - Controlled nodes

This group supports 8 nodes.

Group 4: Button 3 - Mono - Controlled nodes

This group supports 8 nodes.

Group 5: Button 4 - Mono - Controlled nodes

This group supports 8 nodes.

Group 6: Button 1 and 3 - Duo - Controlled nodes

This group supports 8 nodes.

Group 7: Button 2 and 4 - Duo - Controlled nodes

This group supports 8 nodes.

Technical Information

Endpoints

Endpoint 0

Command Class Comment
COMMAND_CLASS_NO_OPERATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_BASIC_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY_V0  
COMMAND_CLASS_CENTRAL_SCENE_V1 Linked to BASIC
COMMAND_CLASS_ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_CONFIGURATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_POWERLEVEL_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_BATTERY_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_WAKE_UP_V2  
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_VERSION_V1  

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