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Old July 10th, 2015, 06:37 PM
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Thumbs up Introducing Z-Tool+

Z-Tool+ is our new mobile-based Z-Wave network setup tool. The app runs on your mobile device and features inclusion, exclusion and naming functions to get your devices added quickly and easily.

If you've ever had to add or remove devices using the HS3 web interface on a mobile phone, you will DEFINITELY appreciate this new tool. No more panning, pinching, scrolling and zooming - just click the add or remove buttons.

Z-Tool+ will be rolled out next week for Android and Windows Phone devices (yes, native Windows Phone *gasp*). The IOS version will also be submitted but (naturally) will take a few weeks to show up in the app store.

But... of course... if you guys are following us on Twitter, you would have known this 20 minutes ago! ... which reminds me... if you're on Twitter, please go ahead and retweet this; you can just click on the little twitter icon below the last post in this thread.

Learn more: https://www.homeseer.com/z-tool-mobile-app.html

Everybody - have a good weekend!

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* HS3 version 3.0.0.194 or later
* Z-Wave plug-in 3.0.1.23 or later
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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:34 PM
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This sounds awesome.

It would be equally awesome if you could manage the device you just added. Like being able to re-define location, location2, and rename the devices.

I just went around the house, with my iPad, and added 14 window sensors. I had to re-organize each one as I added them so I could tell afterwards which one was which.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 08:27 PM
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OMG! Somebody cares that I have (and like) a windows phone. I think I'm going to cry.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:06 PM
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Mark.

Have a pleasant weekend over there eh.

DIYing Pizza tonight.

BTW here switched over to MS Mobile and I am a happy camper.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:22 PM
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Z-Tool+ is our new mobile-based Z-Wave network setup tool. The app runs on your mobile device and features inclusion, exclusion and naming functions to get your devices added quickly and easily.

If you've ever had to add or remove devices using the HS3 web interface on a mobile phone, you will DEFINITELY appreciate this new tool. No more panning, pinching, scrolling and zooming - just click the add or remove buttons.

Z-Tool+ will be rolled out next week for Android and Windows Phone devices (yes, native Windows Phone *gasp*). The IOS version will also be submitted but (naturally) will take a few weeks to show up in the app store.

But... of course... if you guys are following us on Twitter, you would have known this 20 minutes ago! ... which reminds me... if you're on Twitter, please go ahead and retweet this; you can just click on the little twitter icon below the last post in this thread.

Learn more: https://www.homeseer.com/z-tool-mobile-app.html

Everybody - have a good weekend!
Very cool! That is a lot handier than trying to control it through the web interface on a phone
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:30 PM
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Does the device need to be a new generation z-wave device in order for inclusion to work or will it work with older devices?
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:31 PM
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oh come on, i love zooming my screen around to click on those little pesky function box drop downs in the add node ui.

Funny, the last time I added a few switches using my phone i had just upgraded to the nexus 6 and said to myself, wow this is so much easier now that I have a bigger screen to get to these dinky little dialogues.

This will be a great tool!

Now for version 2 you need to defy the laws of frequency bands and have the node sync THROUGH the phone instead of using NWI!
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:35 PM
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Does the device need to be a new generation z-wave device in order for inclusion to work or will it work with older devices?
Just looking at the description, it looks to interface with HomeSeer, not the controller. If that's the case it will work with any controller that is compatible with HomeSeer.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:37 PM
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you must have felt my frustration missing the portability of the Z-troller
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Old July 10th, 2015, 10:38 PM
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This sounds awesome.

It would be equally awesome if you could manage the device you just added. Like being able to re-define location, location2, and rename the devices.

I just went around the house, with my iPad, and added 14 window sensors. I had to re-organize each one as I added them so I could tell afterwards which one was which.
Click the link in my post and look at the screen shots and read the "Operation" section. That should make you happy!
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Old July 10th, 2015, 10:45 PM
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OMG! Somebody cares that I have (and like) a windows phone. I think I'm going to cry.
Microsoft just laid off 7,800 people from their Windows Phone division... might be another reason to cry soon (sorry).

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Very cool! That is a lot handier than trying to control it through the web interface on a phone
My thinking too.

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Does the device need to be a new generation z-wave device in order for inclusion to work or will it work with older devices?
Think of this tool as a replacement for using the HS3 web interface to add devices. That's really what it is.

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you must have felt my frustration missing the portability of the Z-troller
Absolutely, we did it all for you Geary!
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Old July 11th, 2015, 02:08 AM
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Click the link in my post and look at the screen shots and read the "Operation" section. That should make you happy!
Well now don't I feel silly. Nice Mark!
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Old July 11th, 2015, 03:40 AM
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The z-net was a absolute winner, and now this!
HS Tech thank you for this constant incremental improvement of design, function and utilities for your customers.
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Old July 11th, 2015, 09:28 AM
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Microsoft just laid off 7,800 people from their Windows Phone division... might be another reason to cry soon (sorry).
There were 7,800 people working on windows Phone? Given the amount of time and resources at Microsoft's disposal I could have built my own windows phone in my basement. Seriously.

Hopefully one of the people laid off was responsible for the minesweeper game that came with my phone. That guy really needs to re-examine his career choices.
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There were 7,800 people working on windows Phone? Given the amount of time and resources at Microsoft's disposal I could have built my own windows phone in my basement. Seriously.

Hopefully one of the people laid off was responsible for the minesweeper game that came with my phone. That guy really needs to re-examine his career choices.
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Old July 11th, 2015, 02:15 PM
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The z-net was a absolute winner, and now this!
HS Tech thank you for this constant incremental improvement of design, function and utilities for your customers.
Pats on the back are always welcome. Thanks!
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I understand that this interface puts the z-wave device add function in a smart phone app, but does it eliminate the need for the z-wave interface to be in close proximity of the device being added. Please explain z-tool+ functionality in terms of pervious generation z-wave devices vs new 500 series z-wave devices.
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Absolutely, we did it all for you Geary!
Awww... You must have remembered it was my Birthday !!!
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