This page last changed on Oct 28, 2013 by jda.

I would love to get a handheld remote working with my zwave setup. I purchased the one at the URL below but it doesn't look like either 1) I added it to the network in the wrong mode or 2) the current Zwave.jar file doesn't support it.

Has anyone had success with any kind of inexpensive handheld remote to instigate rules or macros? Would anyone be willing to help me troubleshoot? I'd be willing to buy you one of these remotes.

http://www.amazon.com/GE-45600-Z-Wave-Handheld-Remote/dp/B0013V6RW0

zwave.log snippet:
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DEBUG 2013-10-24 22:32:48,375 (Z-Wave): Node id: 3 discovered
DEBUG 2013-10-24 22:32:48,491 (Z-Wave): sending: 06
DEBUG 2013-10-24 22:32:48,492 (Z-Wave): sending: 01 04 00 41 03 b9
DEBUG 2013-10-24 22:32:48,512 (Z-Wave): received: 06 01 09 01 41 12 86 00 01 01 01 23
ERROR 2013-10-24 22:32:48,515 (Z-Wave): org.openremote.controller.protocol.zwave.model.ZWaveNode(Byte, ZWaveGateway) cannot be instantiated: null

Do you have some documentation for this remote? Does this remote act as a controller?

Posted by mredeker at Oct 29, 2013 08:36

I believe it does act as a controller. Here is the manual:

http://jascoproducts.com/support/manual-downloads/applications/DocumentLibraryManager/upload/45600-Manual-Eng.pdf

If I can't get it to work with OpenRemote to trigger rules or macros, I'd still like it to be able to switch on the device but I'm not sure if the device can respond to two controllers (OpenRemote and the Handheld).

Posted by jda at Oct 29, 2013 16:25

OpenRemote has to be the primary controller but we do not support to link secondary controller yet.
If you can manage to do that without OpenRemote it might work.
You can try zwave.me to perform the linking.

Posted by mredeker at Oct 29, 2013 19:07

I have no idea how I would use zwave.me to get it linked.

Does anyone have experience with an inexpensive key fob or handheld remote to trigger an event in OpenRemote? It doesn't have to be zwave but I would not like to add hardware to my server (My USB ports are filled). Something TCP/UDP would work I suppose.

Posted by jda at Oct 29, 2013 20:23

Somebody is using EnOcean: http://mqlservice.net/openremote/2013/06/20/simple-remote-for-home-cinema/

Posted by mredeker at Oct 29, 2013 20:31
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