"Cluster" - questions
I am trying to find out if creating a Cluster between a Zipatile and a Zipabox is recommended/relevant, and what is to gain if I do so.
I have connected everyting related to security/burglary/alarm etc to the Zipabox which has a battery and a 3G stick, and everything related to lights etc to the Zipatile. I can control devices residing on one controller from rules on the other, by using Virtual devices, if necessary.
As I have not yet played around with cluster and thus no experience, I turn to the Community for advice :-)
Q1: Will I need one Pro license per device, i.e. shell out EUR99 x 2 to connect two devices together to work as one, or do I only need to purchase Pro once?
Q2: If multiple Pro licenses are required, and features I'd like to have are added more than one year from now, will I have to purchase a new Pro Licenses for a year for each controller in the Cluster, in order to add the new feature?
Q3: Will the devices in the cluster communicate locally when both are on the same LAN, or do they require external connectivity to communicate?
Q4: Which are, in the Community's opinion, the best arguments for establishing a cluster between two controllers or more in the same house (except for the obvious extended Z-wave range, if controllers are placed at a distance)