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MIMOlite, Multiple Input – Multiple Output
Wireless Interface/Bridge Module, User Manual

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The MIMOlite Module is an interface / bridge module
, capable of converting a wired or wireless input t
o a wired or wireless output. The
MIMO is a Z-Wave
Wireless device compatible with other Z-Wave
certified products. MIMOlite comes in a plastic
enclosure for indoor
use only.
12-16 VDC @~ 300mA

Frequency Range:
908.4MHz (US); 868.4MHz (EU)
Distance Range:
Max 100ft line of sight in unobstru
cted environment
Enclosure Size (L x W x D):
3 3/8" (85mm) x 2 1/2"
(64mm) x 1 1/4" (30mm)
4 oz (100 gram)

Operating Temperature:
-10⁰C (14F) to +70⁰C (158F)

Input Signal 1 (SIG1):
Digital or Analog Input, 0
to 16V DC, 16 Hz Max for pulse counting (min. 32 ms
high or low time). The trigger
levels and hysteresis can be set via the Configurat
ion Command Class. The input can be a dry contact
closure (see open/shorted characteristics in Techni
cal Appendix).
Input Signal Impedance
Input impedance for SIG1 is
Z=66 ohm
at 10KHz. This impedance is = 66 ohm = 34 ohm + j

Output Relay 1:
SPDT, Max. Switching power of 120W;
10uA to 10A; High Dielectric strength coil-contact
s: 1,000 VAC;
Open contacts: 750 VAC; Conforms to FCC Part 68 req
uirements; Ag + Au clad bifurcated contacts fully
System Requirement:
Any Z-Wave
-enabled network and controller.

The MIMOlite module provides one analog or digital
input and one relay output (isolated dry contacts,
NO-COM-NC) and can be controlled by
. The system includes a program switch for Z-Wave
inclusion/exclusion and a status light (LED) for v
arious indications.
Input SIG1 is an analog input, internally pulled-up
to the MIMOlite supply voltage. The system allows
trigger conditions to be set based on the
input voltage being inside or outside a user-define
d range (configured via Z-Wave). This provides gre
at flexibility for capturing events in a
wide variety of applications. The trigger status of
the input can be read via Z-Wave
and/or can be automatically sent to a configured n
typically the Controller. In addition, a count of
the trigger events that have occurred for the input
channel is internally recorded (and stored in
the ‘pulse count’) and is available to be requested
or automatically sent via Z-Wave. The current tri
ggered/un-triggered status can also be
read via Z-Wave. The SIG1 input can be associated
with up to two other Z-Wave
devices, such that an associated device will autom
turn on (or off) based on the occurrence of a trigg
er event. Finally, the analog input channel can be
configured so that the analog
input level

(not just binary trigger status) is periodically se
nt to up to two other associated nodes. The output
relay is typically commanded via Z-Wave

commands. In addition, the user can configure the i
nput SIG1 trigger condition to be mapped to the out
put relay. For example, Relay 1 can be
automatically turned on based on Input SIG1 being t
riggered. The relay activation can be set via a ju
mper or via Z-Wave
for either
momentary or latched operation - see
This product can be included and operated in any Z-
Wave network with other Z-Wave certified devices fr
om other manufacturers and/or other
applications. All non-battery operated nodes within
the network will act as repeaters regardless of ve
ndor to increase reliability of the network.

Warnings and Precautions
* The dry contact relays are not capable of support
ing higher-than-specified loads. Exceeding the spec
ified switching power will cause damage
to the unit and may cause damage to property and/or
personal injury, including loss-of-life.
* WARNING – Do not attempt to use the relays to swi
tch residential or industrial Alternating Current (
AC) lines. The
relays are to be used for low-power load control on
ly. Refer to above electrical specifications for r
* Do not store highly flammable items such as oily
rags or other combustibles near your MIMOlite.
* Do not apply electrical power to the unit unless
the unit is fully assembled.
* Install unit in accordance with electrical codes
and regulations. In case you are unsure about any p
arts of these instructions consult an
electrician or Z-Wave
home automation specialist.
* Disconnect power source before working on or serv
icing the unit. Failure to do so could result in pe
rsonal injury. MIMOlite, Multiple Input – Multiple Output
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* WARNING - The MIMOlite must not be used in life s
upport and / or safety applications.
* MIMOlite functionality is based on wireless (RF)
transmissions. Any wireless transmission can be s
ubject to RF interference or loss-of-
communication. This interference or loss-of-commun
ication may cause the unit to not operate as intend
ed. You, the end-user, are responsible
for ensuring that the MIMOlite functionality and in
stallation meet your desired requirements.
* Do not mount the MIMOlite inside a metal enclosur

* Do not place MIMOlite on or near metal objects. T
his decreases range and/or blocks wireless transmis
* Information provided in this manual is for your c
onvenience and may be superseded by updates. The s
pecifications and this manual are
subject to change without notice. It is your respo
nsibility to ensure that the MIMOlite functionalit
y meets your needs and specifications.

Using the MIMOlite in a Z-Wave

in (adding to) a network: 1) Set up the inclusion
mode at the controller (for detailed directions, pl
ease refer to your controller user
manual); 2) If the LED has a periodic single blink
, the unit will be automatically included. Otherwi
se, the button has been previously pressed
and automatic inclusion mode is no longer active.
In this case, briefly press the button once and the
controller will indicate that the unit has
been included in the network. Also, the Status LED
will blink when the inclusion completes.
Inclusion and exclusion are always done at normal
transmit power mode.

from (removing from) a network: 1) Set up the excl
usion mode at the controller (for detailed directio
ns, please refer to your
controller user manual); 2) Press the MIMOlite but
ton and the controller will indicate the unit has b
een removed from the network. The
Status LED will blink when the exclusion completes.

Once in a network, your controller can be used to a
ssociate the MIMOlite with other devices in the Z-W

network, such
as a light or remote audible alarm.
Refer to your controller’s documentation on how to
associate the MIMOlite with another device in your
The MIMOlite input supports five association groups
with a maximum of two associated devices in each g
Group 1: When the input is triggered/untriggered,
a command is sent to turn on/off the device(s) asso
ciated with the input.
Group 2: The MIMOlite will periodically send a rep
ort indicating the input’s analog voltage level.
Group 3: If a power dropout occurs, the MIMOlite w
ill send a notification (depending on available res
idual power)
Group 4: When the input is triggered or untriggere
d, a Binary Sensor report is sent to this group’s a
ssociated device(s).
Group 5: Pulse meter counts will be sent to this g
roup’s associated device(s).

The MIMOlite provides a status light to indicate
various situations. As shown in the table below,
the light blinks a
variable number of times, fast or slow, periodicall
y or only once.
Fast Blinks
Slow Blinks

Network-Wide Inclusion Mode (NWI mode is automatica
lly entered at
power-up when MIMOlite is not ‘in-network’)

MIMOlite ‘in-network’ indication (after inclu
sion / power up)

MIMOlite is not ‘in-network’ (after button is press
ed during NWI mode or if
inclusion fails or after exclusion)

Power input has dropped out (voltage has dro
pped to below approx. 10.5V)

Input Analog-to-Digital Characteristics
The input signal voltage conversion to Multilevel S
ensor value (ADC reading or count) is non-linear.
A typical conversion curve (Voltage to ADC
reading) is shown in the Technical Appendix on the
FortrezZ website. These are the values returned v
ia the Multilevel Sensor report in
response to a Multilevel Sensor Get request (or if
association Group 2 is set up). The conversion is
a 12-bit conversion which allows values
from 0 to 4095.
Input Configuration
The voltage conversion described above also applies
to the triggering configuration. Refer to the Tec
hnical Appendix for details on changing
the triggering configuration. The default trigger
configuration for the analog input, SIG1, is a thre
shold around 1V. That is, the input will
trigger when the level goes above approximately 1V
and will untrigger when the level goes below approx
imately 1V. If the input is left open, MIMOlite, Multiple Input – Multiple Output
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the input will remain triggered because of the inte
rnal pull-up resistor. The trigger ranges for SIG
1 are very flexible and can be changed to
meet many application requirements. Refer to the T
echnical Appendix for details.
Output Configuration
The MIMOlite can be configured to automatically tur
n the relay on when the input is triggered or a Z-W
ave command can also turn the relay
on. The Configuration Command Class, Parameter 3,
is used to set the input-to-relay mapping (See Tech
nical Appendix). When input-to-relay
mapping is enabled, Z-Wave
commands to set the relay are overridden. The def
ault for the relay is no input-to-relay mapping. M
vs Latched relay operation is selected by jumper P5
on the circuit board.
The Momentary / Latched jumper is read only at power
on when
the MIMOlite is not in a ZWave network.
When the jumper is off, momentary (default 500ms)
operation is selected. If desired, once in-
network, a Zwave configuration command (Parameter 1
1) can be used to override the jumper setting. The
momentary configuration can be
set from 100ms to 25.5ms (approximate) in increment
s of 100ms via the ZWave command (refer to the Tech
nical Appendix).
Power Dropout

A periodic Power Dropout indication (see above tabl
e) is shown if the supplied power drops below appro
x. 10.5 Volts. Also, the MIMOlite
implements the Alarm Command Class, which provides
an alarm report (Alarm Type = 0x08, Alarm Level = 0
xFF) when the supplied power
drops. The MIMOlite sends the alarm report to the
node(s) in Association Group 3. After a power dro
pout alarm event, the MIMOlite sends
an alarm report (Alarm Type = 0x08, Alarm Level = 0
x00) when the supplied power rises above approx. 11
Depending on your intended application, place
jumper on P5 (2 pin connector beside P3): for
Latched relay function, leave jumper ON; for
Momentary relay function, remove jumper.
Apply DC power to P0. Do not exceed
24VDC. Program MIMOlite into your Z-Wave
controller with the button located next to P0.

Connect monitored signal to SIG1 (P1, labeled –
and +) and relay contacts NO/NC/COM on P4.
Follow polarity and do not exceed max input
voltage of 24V DC (or 16Hz, if counting triggers).


Set this BEFORE you
power up the MiMOlite and
add it into your Z-wave
Jumper ON = Latched
Jumper OFF = Momentary

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The MIMOlite has been tested with controllers from
various vendors. However, it is not possible to te
st with every controller on the market.
For specific troubleshooting procedures, please ref
er to your controller instruction manual and/or con
tact your controller manufacturer. Also,
check the FortrezZ, LLC website
for helpful FAQs, a Technical Appendix with more d
etails, and updates to this User Manual.
Regulatory Information

FCC Compliance Statement Statements

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two condit

1. This device may not cause harmful interference
, and
2. This device must accept any interference receive
d, including interference that may cause undesired
Contains Transmitter Module FCC ID: XCT-

FCC Warning (Part 15.21).
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void he
user’s authority to
operate the equipment.

FCC Interference Statement (Part 15.105 (b))
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, purs
uant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide rea
sonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generate
s uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installe
d and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications
. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not oc
cur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or televi
sion reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the in
terference by one of the following measures:

- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and

- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is conne

- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV tec
hnician for help.

Industry Canada Statement per Section 4.0 of RSP-10

The term "
" before the certification/registration number only
signifies that the Industry Canada technical speci
fications were met.

Section 7.1.5 of RSS-GEN.

Operation is subject to the following two conditio
ns: 1) This device may not cause harmful interferen
ce, and 2) This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.

From section 5.2, RSS-Gen, Issue 2, June 2007 Equip
ment Labels:
Contains IC: 8156A-Z3X

From section 7.1.1 RSS-Gen, Issue 2, June 2007

The host device, as a stand-alone unit without any
separately certified modules, complies with all app
licable Radio Standards Specifications.

The host device and all the separately certified mo
dules it contains jointly meet the RF exposure comp
liance requirements of RSS-102AA, if applicable.


The host device complies with the certification la
beling requirements of each of the modules it conta


The MIMOlite module has been certified for use in E
uropean countries.

Test standard: ETSI EN 300 328 V1.7.1 (2006-10)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE
) directive (2002AA/96/EC) was approved by the Euro
pean Parliament and the Council of the European
Union in 2003. This symbol indicates that this prod
uct contains electrical and electronic equipment th
at may include batteries, printed circuit boards, l
iquid crystal
displays or other components that may be subject to
local disposal regulations at your location. Pleas
e understand these regulations and dispose of this
in a responsible manner.

Limited Warranty

ucts to be free from defects in material
and workmanship under normal use for one year, and
is not responsible for consequential damages or ins
tallation costs of any nature. FORTREZZ, LLC.
expressly disclaims all implied warranties, includi
ng but not limited to the implied warranties of mer
chantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

FORTREZZ, LLC. does not warrant, guarantee, or make
any representations regarding the use or the resul
ts of the use of the products or any accompanying
materials in terms of their correctness, accuracy,
reliability or otherwise. In no event shall FORTREZ
Z, LLC. be liable to Purchaser hereunder or in resp
ect of
any products ordered or delivered to Purchaser, whe
ther in contract, tort including negligence or othe
rwise for a loss of profits or loss of use or for a
incidental, consequential, special or indirect dama
ges howsoever caused whether or not FORTREZZ, LLC.
has been advised of the possibility of such loss or

damage. FORTREZZ, LLC's maximum liability to Purcha
ser under these conditions shall in no event exceed
the amount paid by Purchaser for the products
that are the subject of the claim and in respect of
all claims for products ordered from FORTREZZ, LLC
. to which these conditions apply to the amount pai
d by
Purchaser for the products which are the subject of
the claims. If you are not comfortable with your l
imited warranty, or not completely satisfied with t
MIMOlite, or the MIMOlite does not perform as expec
ted we encourage you to return the MIMOlite to your
DISTRIBUTOR for an exchange or for a full
refund within 30 days of purchase. Or, you can ret
urn the MIMOlite to FORTREZZ with an RGA number.

All products to be returned to FORTREZZ, LLC. must
have a valid Returned Goods Authorization (RGA). Se
nd the returned unit to:
FortrezZ, LLC Warranty Replacement,
5440 Highway 55, Clover, SC 29710,
postage prepaid with a payment of US$ 9.95 to cove
r the cost of return shipping, postage and handling
. You must use the original
packaging and include a proof of purchase (photocop
y of receipt) along with the RGA # and the returned