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    Don't Throw Away Your Old Devices

    The system will work with Iris Gen 2. There are essentially two standards, the current HA standard, and the standard used by AlertMe, which also developed the Iris Gen 1 range. We will be releasing another video later this week, which lists and explains all of the various device types and manufacturers that we have tested with the system so far. All of the modern ZigBee devices use a very similar application layer. AlertMe, in the UK, and Iris Gen 1, have a common application layer, but it differs from the modern standard. For this reason, we use two different ZigBee network adapters, one for the latest standard, and the other for AlertMe / Iris Gen 1. There is only one standard for Z-Wave, but the radio frequency differs between the UK (868 MHz) and the USA (908 MHz). For this reason, a different Z-Wave adapter has to be used for each country. Otherwise, there is no difference across Z-Wave devices. We are using USB adapters, because we think its easiest approach for anyone with a Raspberry Pi. We have also used other, hard wired network adapters.
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    iOS 2.11 is Now Available

    So I added a few GE Link bulbs back into system to see if they will work with these new updates. The first thing I noticed is the new pairing process is definitely more polished. The first bulb was within 10' of the hub and paired with no problems. The second bulb is in another room and about 30' away from the hub. It took 3 tries to get this bulb to pair, but it finally worked and it seem to be functioning properly. The new pairing process now identifies improperly paired devices and walks you through the process to remove and re-pair the device. The first three screenshots below show the new process with the last one indicating the new device was paired as an uncertified device. Please note that the bulb was factory reset between each improper pairing process. I guess only time will tell if these bulbs will work or not.
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    Random Device Drops

    Hope it all stays stable for you. Glad you didn't have to repair everything.
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