With the new Z-Wave USB Stick Generation 5 by Aeon Labs your PC, notebook, Barebone, Raspberry Pi etc. change into a central controller of your smart home. The control of the Z-Wave network is realized via "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 USB stick GEN5 universal 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.