Aeotec Z Stick Gen5 is a Z-Wave USB dongle.
When attached to a host processor, it becomes a Z-Wave communication device, which exposes the zensys api (serialapi) through integrated USB. This device is meant primarily to allow a host processor to control up to 232 Z-Wave devices using the Z-Wave technology protocol all the while simplifying Z-Wave network installation.
The Z Stick Gen5 is easily upgradeable by the end-user such that the latest Z-Wave protocols and commands are always available. It can be upgraded in field via its USB port which also serves as a charging port for its internal battery.
Aeotec's Z Stick makes your computer the heart of your Z-Wave network that enables you to create a remote network that's capable of controlling all aspects of your Z-Wave home automation system. It includes a battery and a simple push button that makes it easy and convenient to connect any computer with the Z-Wave network. In fact, the plug-and-play device can be connected with your PC, Laptop, Mac, and even embedded computer systems like Raspberry Pi to include/exclude modules or connect to any Z-wave devices that's discoverable in your mesh.
Note: No software is included with this controller. You need to use a suitable PC or Mac software such as Homeseer, Indigo, Domoticz, etc.