Thanks very much for the response.
Z Wave development has stopped as we've reached hardware limitations on the platform.
Does that means that you have decided to develop future product with a non-ZWave technology (perhaps ZigBee?). I certainly hope you make a follow-up product - preferably compatible with the AVL-300 so I can have 2 controllers. It would also be great if you could get your engineers to make the lighting and the AV features better integrated so that activities entry and exit can be flexibly mapped to control any component (regardless of whether that component happens to be an AV device or a light). Perhaps the mistake was not to simply treat lights as components in the first place...
That being said, there is a workaround as you can create a customized activity as "system off" and map a scene to it. Because it tracks state, it should be the same as hitting the "system off" button as well.
Yes - that is exactly what I have done in the end. But it's not an elegant solution and it certainly reduces the usability of the device by anyone other than myself since the intuitive button that people would think to press would be "System Off" but doing this leaves the lighting on.
BTW - the AVL300 is going to start shipping with enhanced lighting software with PC control, automation, scene controller set up, schedules/timers and the ability for remote access.
What does this mean for all of the customers who have already purchased an AVL300? Can they download and use this new software, or are they out of luck?