Wirless Wall Switches Battery operated

Discussion in 'C-Bus Wireless Hardware' started by Htnut, May 15, 2008.

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    Htnut

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    The April 2007 trade guide lists battery operated wireless wall switches (5882TXWMBA). I need them to finish a retrofit installation however I can't find anyone at CIS who can tell me the status of this product.

    Is there anyone out there who knows anything?
     
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    Suggest you contact the Marketing team in CIS Adelaide directly. As far as I know, the inclusion of these products in the catalogue was a mistake.
     
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    How opportune...

    I too am after C-Bus wireless (Saturn) battery operated switches - the equivalent of the Ulti FreeLocate. I would have thought this was a key part of the wireless range. Do let me know what you find out ...

    Kevin
     
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    Battery operated

    Hi all
    I have the April 2008 TPG and the battery operated items on page 274 are all designated "products to be released" which means they are not yet available.
    When you ask?, well that is the classic Clipsal question....:D
     
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    I am glad this is only a very isolated case. Putting products in the TPG before they actually exist would be a mistake that could cause people angst...
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    If anyone's interested, I have the batteries for the battery operated switches :p
     
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    Where are the marketing people

    I suppose Clipsal marketing people never bother to read these forums in case they find out what users and integrators really think about their products!

    I am becoming increasingly disillusioned with the wireless product and am starting to think that it is going to become an orphan

    Is anyone out there recommending C-Bus wireless to there customers?
     
    Htnut, Jul 18, 2008
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    maybe that is the hold up!!! c'mon PSC give them back!
     
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    Cynical. They do read here.

    Battery operated switches are on the way.
     
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    Yeah... I knew it was all PSC's fault :eek:

    Come on Pete, enough is enough :D
     
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    Nope, I'm going to teach the CIS marketing team a lesson for not reading this forum! :p
     
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    Oh good... whip me, beat me, make me feel cheap.. oh hang on, I don't work in marketing..... darn
    :cool:
     
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    I wonder if Santa has any wish lists with these on .. that he can't deliver ?
     
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    Santa is a busy boy.
     
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    yes, when you see zigbee, zwave, enocean etc. - c-bus wireless does not look very perspective. it's like a phone, using IR while others have bluetooth already...

    we do not recommend wireless units because:
    1. not sure if it will work through concrete walls fine, until you try
    2. british standard backboxes (we have a round german)
    3. no battery operated wallswitches (50% of inquieries come from installers who forgot the key input)
    4. no chance to have a use of remote for IR and RF signal at the same time. wireless remote is always an additional one.

    etc =)
     
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    Ashleigh,

    Any update on availability of these switches ? - I have a half finished wireless install.... Marketing don't know about them.

    K
     
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    It is CIS policy not to comment on unreleased products. I suggest you direct your question to the CIS Product Managers.
     
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    This is turning into a bit of a circus. How can a product that appears in the trade catalogue for two years running be called "unreleased"?

    We need a definitive statement as to whether these products are ever going to see the light of day. If this information cannot be posted on the forum please advise us of who we can call to get an answer
     
    Htnut, Jan 26, 2009
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    These products ARE going to see the light of day. Their publication in the TPG was a stuff-up. They are in development. An exact release date cannot be given (no doubt you know why: dates are estimates until the day they hit mass production... and to promise a date and then miss it just makes everybody grumpy).

    They ARE coming and WILL be out during 2009.

    We all apologise for the stuff up, it makes us look silly, we are trying to rectify the situation. Unfortunately it takes time and has to fight with other development work for priority.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Ashleigh. I would appreciate it if someone could post in this thread when the release date is confirmed
     
    Htnut, Jan 27, 2009
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