With the new Z-Wave Plus Z-Stick S5 from Aeon Labs your PC, notebook, Bare-bone, Raspberry Pi etc. change into the central controller of your smart home. The control of the Z-Wave network is realized via the "Z-Wave Serial API" (according to "Z-Wave Application Programmers Guide, INS10247"). It's also used by well-known Z-Wave control programs such as IP Symcon, Homeseer etc. This allows you to use the Aeotec USB Z-stick GEN5 with other Z-Wave software solutions. Thanks to the integrated battery, you can also include or exclude any devices in your Z-Wave network by pushing on the local button, when PC or Notebook is turned off. This device is a replacement for the Aeotec Z-Stick S2. This Z-Wave Plus compatible device contains the 5th generation Z-Wave chipset for improved battery life, range and bandwidth.