I am having a lot of problems getting my Leviton Viza RF RZCZ4 to work with Vera.
On the wiki http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Leviton_Scene_Controller it is stated that the only way of making the zone controller work is with “method#2” which effectively means that the controller is close to useless, as you can no longer use the dim buttons on the controller, and you can not turn invidual scenes off from the controller, as right click on any of the 4 buttons are treated the same way.
I have researched the topic a bit, and it seems there has been a lot of confusion as to the difference between zone and scene controllers. As far as I can tell, the difference is physical layout of the buttons more than anything. This thread Vizia RF Zone vs. Scene controllers - HomeSeer Message Board on HomeSeer;s message board explains some of the confusion, and ALSO explains that the zone controller is in fact working like it should: it can send a ON command to devices in a specific scene and an OFF command to the devices in the scene. Each button is treated individually and the dim buttons are linked to the last used of the 4 scene buttons.
This extract from the thread is of interest to us I think:
I have 65 Zwave nodes installed (mostly Vizia, a few Intermatic plug-ins). I just completed installation of 3 Vizia 4-button zone controllers (rocker on/off style). They are each set up differently.
Controller #1 is set up with all Vizia nodes - each button triggers a scene of a few Vizia nodes. Button on = scene on, button off = scene off. Works beautifully.
Controller #2 is set up with some Vizia devices (switches and plug-ins) and some Intermatic devices (plug-ins only). Vizia devices are controlled via scenes, Intermatics via events triggered from the unique HS ID of each button. Works beautifully - would never know that there is a mixture of devices on that controller.
Controller #3 has one Vizia on one button and one Intermatic on another, so again, one scene, one event (actually, two events - one for On and one for Off). On this controller, when I hit button 1, both devices go on or off depending on which side of the rocker I hit (on vs. off is always consistent). When I hit button #2, both devices again go on or off together. They are NOT set this way in either the scene or the events - I triple-checked this. Very puzzling.
So, after reading this thread again, and seeing phrases like “HS can’t distinguish one button from another, just on or off from the controller”, I have to wonder if there are different firmware loads out there, and I have at least two versions, b/c one works with events and the other doesn’t quite - it doesn’t see each button as a unique entity.
Now knowing that the Leviton hardware is fully able to controll a list of devices in a scene like described above, I am wondering how Vera can be used to help programming this up. I do not have the Leviton remote control as I do not want to use it. I was expecting Vera could be used to program the links, but so far no luck. I was wondering if it is possible to somehow hardcode the links via Vera or if my only option is to purchase an expensive remote control ONLY for programming the links after which I can throw it away again.
Comments are welcome!