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The GT130 gateway and the new Zigbee smart home ecosystem

The GT130 gateway and the new Zigbee smart home ecosystem

With the announcement of its new smart home ecosystem, Sinopé Technologies officially became Canada’s largest smart home devices manufacturer, and the North-American company offering the broadest portfolio of energy-efficient smart home devices. The launch also included new products that will be available in the coming weeks and months, including a smart plug and a smart in-wall outlet, as well as a tank level monitor.

Another novelty that revolutionizes Sinopé Technologies’ offer is the arrival of the GT130 gateway, which finally allows connecting all Sinopé Zigbee devices to the popular Neviweb app.

What is the difference between the GT130 and the GT125 gateways?

The GT125 gateway is only compatible with Web Programmable devices. It uses a unique communication protocol designed by Sinopé Technologies named “Mi-Wi”.

The GT130 gateway uses the Zigbee communication protocol, which is a standard protocol widely used in North America and around the world. The GT130 hub is used to control Zigbee devices designed by Sinopé Technologies. It could potentially be used to control Zigbee devices designed by other companies.

Do I need to change my Web Programmable devices for Zigbee devices?

  • Because you want to integrate some new Sinopé products, such as the smart in-wall outlet, the smart plug, or the tank level monitor by Sinopé Technologies. These products use the Zigbee communication protocol, and they are only compatible with the GT130 gateway. It is also expected that Sinopé Technologies will develop and unveil other smart Zigbee devices.
  • Because you want to add a device that is no longer available as a Web Programmable version. Sinopé Technologies is specialized in energy efficiency, and our thermostats are very popular. Some products, such as the floor heating or the low-voltage heating thermostats, are no longer available in the Web Programmable version. That’s why users can choose to turn to the GT130 gateway to use the Zigbee version of these thermostats.
  • To benefit from new features like the ability to create automations with all smart devices.

Are the GT125 and GT130 gateways compatible with voice assistants?

The GT130 gateway allows integration with Amazon Alexa.

The GT125 gateway is only compatible with Amazon Alexa. It was intended to work with the Google Assistant. Unfortunately, shortly before the launch of the new Neviweb app, Google changed the compatibility settings. It was no longer possible for Web Programmable devices to be compatible with the Google Assistant.

However, users of the Web Programmable product line still have access to the features promised when they first bought their smart devices. Users even have access to a few bonuses – the app format now available, the compatibility Amazon Alexa, geolocation, and the integration with dynamic pricing programs.

Can I use my GT125 and GT130 gateways together?

The GT125 gateway controls Web Programmable devices, and the GT130 Gateway is compatible with Zigbee devices. It is possible to control all Sinopé smart devices in a single Neviweb account. However, Zigbee devices and those that are Web Programmable will not be able to interact in the same scenes or automations.

Why does Sinopé Technologies change the communication protocol used?

The technologies around the Internet of Things evolves in a fast-paced environment. In the past years, the Zigbee communication protocol has emerged as the one with the most promising evolution. Many significant companies support this protocol, including Amazon and SmartThings.

Sinopé Technologies chose the Zigbee communication protocol to develop its new ecosystem. There are many benefits to this transition, including the possibility to grow the Sinopé product portfolio more quickly and ultimately facilitating interaction with non-Sinopé branded Zigbee devices.

To learn more about this communication protocol, check out our smart home glossary.

What are the benefits of the GT130 gateway and the Zigbee ecosystem?

The GT130 gateway is compatible with a broader variety of devices. In addition to all thermostats, switches, dimmers, and load controllers, Sinopé Technologies offers several new products.

Besides, the use of the Zigbee protocol has certain advantages, including dynamic communication between the devices and the possibility of compatibility and interoperability with products from other manufacturers.

What will happen to Web Programmable devices?

Web Programmable devices will continue to be supported by Sinopé Technologies. They will not become obsolete or slow. However, Sinopé Technologies will no longer develop new Web Programmable devices. Thus, these will be available for purchase while supplies last.

20 responses to “The GT130 gateway and the new Zigbee smart home ecosystem”

  1. Véronique Tessier says:

    Bonjour, j’ai des gradateur Control4 APD-120, est-ce qu’ils seront compatibles avec la passerelle GT130?

    • anabelle.poissant says:

      Bonjour Véronique,

      Merci pour votre question et pour votre intérêt envers nos produits! Malheureusement, vos gradateurs ne sont pas compatibles avec la passerelle GT130 puisque cette dernière est uniquement compatible avec nos appareils Zigbee.

      Pour toute autre question sur nos appareils ou sur leurs compatibilités, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec notre équipe des ventes par courriel au ventes@sinopetech.com ou par téléphone au 1-855-741-7701. Merci!

  2. Robert Guertin says:

    Bonjour, j’ai présentement 3 thermostats, 2 prise branchables et 1 prise dans le mur. Le tout fonctionne très bien avec la GT130. J’essaie de connecté un gradateur DM2500ZB et ça ne fonctionne pas. J’ai approché la passerelle à 1 pied du gradateur et rien ni fait. Au bout de 10 secondes, le témoin flashe 3 fois en rouge et une fois en bleu et ensuite plus rien. Pouvez-vous m’aider?????

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Bonjour Robert,
      Merci pour votre question! Afin de pouvoir vous accompagner adéquatement dans le processus de connexion de votre gradateur, nous vous conseillons de communiquer avec notre équipe de support technique par courriel à support@sinopetech.com ou par téléphone au 1 855 741-7701. Ils se feront un plaisir de vous assister.

      Merci,
      L’équipe Sinopé

  3. Nick Z says:

    Is there an advantage to purchasing the GT130 if I am using Samsung SmartThings hub? Seems like the neviweb app does not interact with SmartThings?

    All of my floor and baseboard ZB thermostats show up in SmartThings, but not sure if I am missing anything in terms of historical graphs, automations, updates to firmware, etc.

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Hello Nick,
      Thank you for your question! You can add our devices to your Samsung SmartThings Hub, but you won’t have access to all the features available with Neviweb. Features vary from a platform to another. You won’t have access to the energy consumption reports in the SmartThings app. Also, you cannot add a thermostat to two different gateways.

      To get all the features, we recommend adding the Sinopé thermostats to the GT130 gateway and controlling them via the Neviweb app.

      The Sinopé team

  4. EMMANUEL BERGERAT says:

    Hello, I own a GT130 and 12 TH1123ZB Zigbee thermostats. 2 thermostats display a software version of 0.4.3, whereas the others are at software version: 0.6.4. Can the 2 lagging be updated through the GT130, and if yes, what is the procedure to folllow? Thanks.

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Hello Emmanuel,
      Thank you for your question! How long have you been using the GT130 hub? The updates should automatically come through the GT130. If you use the GT130 since you have installed your thermostats, please contact the tech support team by email at support@sinopetech.com or 1 855 741-7701. Our tech support team will be more than happy to help you to update your two thermostats.

      Thanks,
      The Sinopé team

  5. Pascal Larin says:

    Bonjour,

    J’ai été toujours un gros fan de vos produits.. J’ai codé votre API pour Openhab (open source) https://github.com/openhab/openhab-addons/tree/2.5.x/bundles/org.openhab.binding.sinope

    J’ai des gens qui m’ont contacté qui ont plus d’une quinzaine de devices.

    Ça fait plus de 7 mois que votre GW Zigbee est sorti. Est-ce qu’il y a une chance de voir un API de dispo?

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Bonjour Pascal,
      Merci pour votre question. Présentement, nous n’avons pas d’API pour l’exploitation résidentielle de la passerelle GT130. Nous avons un API payante exclusive pour l’exploitation commerciale du GT130.

      Merci,
      L’équipe Sinopé

  6. Stephen Boppart says:

    integration with Smart Meters and/or circuit monitoring.

    I understand that the BC hydro smart meters has a ZigBee 1.1b connection for local access. I just signed up for the BC hydro load demo program with your load controller for my water heater – works great by the way! I would be a real selling feature for BC residents if you could integrate into this like rainforests products and show total electricity usage on your Neviweb software.

    Better even yet – it would be great if you could develop a ZigBee electricity meter – there are wifi enabled products out there with clamps for monitoring 8 circuits in the electrical panel. I would much prefer to have this all in one package – Neviweb software.

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Hi Stephen,
      Thank you for your interest in our products. Many projects are underway at Sinopé Technologies. We shared your suggestions with our research and development team.

      Best regards,
      The Sinopé team

  7. m trudel says:

    Bonjour
    Y a -til un log dans le GT130 de tous les événements ?

    Lorsque j’arrive à la maison il y a des thermostats de démarrés et je n’arrive pas à trouver l’automatisation qui a causé le démarrage des thermostats ?

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Bonjour M. Trudel,
      Avez-vous activé la fonctionnalité de géorepérage ? Si oui, ce sont les automatisations de présence qui activent vos thermostats lorsque vous franchissez la zone que vous avez préalablement déterminée. La fonctionnalité de géorepérage permet de mettre un emplacement en mode présent ou absent automatiquement, ce qui active les consignes de vos appareils intelligents.
      Merci,
      L’équipe Sinopé

  8. Comet says:

    Do i still need the get the Gateway 130 for a thermostat if I’m using Samsung Smartthings?

    • Isabelle Sinopé says:

      Hi Comet,
      No, you don’t need the GT130 gateway.
      Our Zigbee product are now native on SmartThings.
      Thank you,
      The Sinopé Team

  9. alex says:

    do you have any steps to integrate GT125 gateway with alexa?

  10. Joe Dawson says:

    So the GT130 will allow web thermostats to have google home integration in the future?

    • Isabelle Sinopé says:

      Hi Joe,
      Unfortunately, the Web Programmable devices are not compatible with Google Home.
      The GT130 only works with Zigbee devices.
      Thank you,
      The Sinopé Team

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20 responses to “The GT130 gateway and the new Zigbee smart home ecosystem”

  1. Véronique Tessier says:

    Bonjour, j’ai des gradateur Control4 APD-120, est-ce qu’ils seront compatibles avec la passerelle GT130?

    • anabelle.poissant says:

      Bonjour Véronique,

      Merci pour votre question et pour votre intérêt envers nos produits! Malheureusement, vos gradateurs ne sont pas compatibles avec la passerelle GT130 puisque cette dernière est uniquement compatible avec nos appareils Zigbee.

      Pour toute autre question sur nos appareils ou sur leurs compatibilités, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec notre équipe des ventes par courriel au ventes@sinopetech.com ou par téléphone au 1-855-741-7701. Merci!

  2. Robert Guertin says:

    Bonjour, j’ai présentement 3 thermostats, 2 prise branchables et 1 prise dans le mur. Le tout fonctionne très bien avec la GT130. J’essaie de connecté un gradateur DM2500ZB et ça ne fonctionne pas. J’ai approché la passerelle à 1 pied du gradateur et rien ni fait. Au bout de 10 secondes, le témoin flashe 3 fois en rouge et une fois en bleu et ensuite plus rien. Pouvez-vous m’aider?????

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Bonjour Robert,
      Merci pour votre question! Afin de pouvoir vous accompagner adéquatement dans le processus de connexion de votre gradateur, nous vous conseillons de communiquer avec notre équipe de support technique par courriel à support@sinopetech.com ou par téléphone au 1 855 741-7701. Ils se feront un plaisir de vous assister.

      Merci,
      L’équipe Sinopé

  3. Nick Z says:

    Is there an advantage to purchasing the GT130 if I am using Samsung SmartThings hub? Seems like the neviweb app does not interact with SmartThings?

    All of my floor and baseboard ZB thermostats show up in SmartThings, but not sure if I am missing anything in terms of historical graphs, automations, updates to firmware, etc.

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Hello Nick,
      Thank you for your question! You can add our devices to your Samsung SmartThings Hub, but you won’t have access to all the features available with Neviweb. Features vary from a platform to another. You won’t have access to the energy consumption reports in the SmartThings app. Also, you cannot add a thermostat to two different gateways.

      To get all the features, we recommend adding the Sinopé thermostats to the GT130 gateway and controlling them via the Neviweb app.

      The Sinopé team

  4. EMMANUEL BERGERAT says:

    Hello, I own a GT130 and 12 TH1123ZB Zigbee thermostats. 2 thermostats display a software version of 0.4.3, whereas the others are at software version: 0.6.4. Can the 2 lagging be updated through the GT130, and if yes, what is the procedure to folllow? Thanks.

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Hello Emmanuel,
      Thank you for your question! How long have you been using the GT130 hub? The updates should automatically come through the GT130. If you use the GT130 since you have installed your thermostats, please contact the tech support team by email at support@sinopetech.com or 1 855 741-7701. Our tech support team will be more than happy to help you to update your two thermostats.

      Thanks,
      The Sinopé team

  5. Pascal Larin says:

    Bonjour,

    J’ai été toujours un gros fan de vos produits.. J’ai codé votre API pour Openhab (open source) https://github.com/openhab/openhab-addons/tree/2.5.x/bundles/org.openhab.binding.sinope

    J’ai des gens qui m’ont contacté qui ont plus d’une quinzaine de devices.

    Ça fait plus de 7 mois que votre GW Zigbee est sorti. Est-ce qu’il y a une chance de voir un API de dispo?

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Bonjour Pascal,
      Merci pour votre question. Présentement, nous n’avons pas d’API pour l’exploitation résidentielle de la passerelle GT130. Nous avons un API payante exclusive pour l’exploitation commerciale du GT130.

      Merci,
      L’équipe Sinopé

  6. Stephen Boppart says:

    integration with Smart Meters and/or circuit monitoring.

    I understand that the BC hydro smart meters has a ZigBee 1.1b connection for local access. I just signed up for the BC hydro load demo program with your load controller for my water heater – works great by the way! I would be a real selling feature for BC residents if you could integrate into this like rainforests products and show total electricity usage on your Neviweb software.

    Better even yet – it would be great if you could develop a ZigBee electricity meter – there are wifi enabled products out there with clamps for monitoring 8 circuits in the electrical panel. I would much prefer to have this all in one package – Neviweb software.

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Hi Stephen,
      Thank you for your interest in our products. Many projects are underway at Sinopé Technologies. We shared your suggestions with our research and development team.

      Best regards,
      The Sinopé team

  7. m trudel says:

    Bonjour
    Y a -til un log dans le GT130 de tous les événements ?

    Lorsque j’arrive à la maison il y a des thermostats de démarrés et je n’arrive pas à trouver l’automatisation qui a causé le démarrage des thermostats ?

    • Valérie Sinopé says:

      Bonjour M. Trudel,
      Avez-vous activé la fonctionnalité de géorepérage ? Si oui, ce sont les automatisations de présence qui activent vos thermostats lorsque vous franchissez la zone que vous avez préalablement déterminée. La fonctionnalité de géorepérage permet de mettre un emplacement en mode présent ou absent automatiquement, ce qui active les consignes de vos appareils intelligents.
      Merci,
      L’équipe Sinopé

  8. Comet says:

    Do i still need the get the Gateway 130 for a thermostat if I’m using Samsung Smartthings?

    • Isabelle Sinopé says:

      Hi Comet,
      No, you don’t need the GT130 gateway.
      Our Zigbee product are now native on SmartThings.
      Thank you,
      The Sinopé Team

  9. alex says:

    do you have any steps to integrate GT125 gateway with alexa?

  10. Joe Dawson says:

    So the GT130 will allow web thermostats to have google home integration in the future?

    • Isabelle Sinopé says:

      Hi Joe,
      Unfortunately, the Web Programmable devices are not compatible with Google Home.
      The GT130 only works with Zigbee devices.
      Thank you,
      The Sinopé Team

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