Part Number : 106-429


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Ness SmartLiving Evolution Multimedia device for Home Automation control in the Smartliving systems.

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Multimedia device for Home Automation control in SmartLiving systems

If you have a passion for technology then you will certainly have a passion for Ness's Evolution.

The Evolution is a multimedia touch-screen interface which allows you to manage Ness SmartLiving intrusion-control systems.

In addition to intrusion-control functions, the Evolution provides a generous range of multimedia and home automation functions. It is the full touch-screen experience.

Just a few touches on the 7" colour screen allow you to activate the functions you want to use. The Evolution is capable of managing the intrusion-control system in your home and, if you necessary, also the one in your office. In fact, it can handle up to 10 different SmartLiving intrusion systems as if they were one single system.

Moreover, if an event occurs on one of the network systems, the Evolution will provide you with an instant pop-up message with all the event details. Additionally, the real-time video-flow from the 4 IP cameras will allow you to see exactly what is going on in the protected area. The user-friendly Evolution allows operators to set up interactions between control panels and create one big network from the various distinct systems. The integrated functions of the Evolution are managed by the powerful EVO-SUITE software, developed in Linux environment.

This fexible software allows you to arm, disarm or split the local system or one of the remote systems by simply touching the screen. It also provides advanced information regarding the status of the various system objects (zones, outputs) and the events memory. The Evolution can also operate as a video terminal and, in this way, allows control both local and remote IP cameras. This function allows you to check on the garden at home and the gate at work in the exact same manner, even when you away.

This useful daily-surveillance function is extremely important when alarms occur. In fact, when the Evolution is connected to the IP cameras, it provides instant video-verification of exactly what is happening in the protected area and, consequently, allows you to take the appropriate actions. This all goes to show that "Evolution" is also an excellent video-verification tool.

The widgets and buttons you intend to use can be located anywhere on the touchscreen. The buttons have programmable graphics and can be easily associated with the icon which is most suitable for the respective touch-screen function. In this way, you can switch on lights, activate garden sprinklers, turn on air-conditioning systems, open blinds, roll up roller blinds, open gates, view camera images, open Internet browsers and much more.

There has never been such flexibility. As well as the screen buttons, you also have widgets. These are zones on the screen which are capable of displaying real-time information.For example, the an analogue clock widget displays the local time or the times in different time zones, likewise, the weather widget displays worldwide temperatures and weather conditions.

The interesting RSS widget makes adding updates from any RSS feed extremely simple. If you are a football fan, you can obtain real-time posts from your favourite website. The same goes for politics, culture, economy and finance. All you need to do is ask the Evolution to post the news you want and, as a result, you no longer have to find news: the news will find you!

If you want the Evolution to display your favourite photos or the photos of your last holiday, all you need to do is activate the slideshow widget. The photos of your happiest moments will appear on the screen, either on request or when the screen has been inactive for some time. The photos reside on a folder of an SD card (optional) on-board the Evolution. The folder can be updated when required by downloading the SD card via the network, therefore, there is no need to remove it from the product.

The Evolution interfaces with the other system devices by means of an Ethernet network connection. In this way, the Evolution uses IP connectivity to provide the real-time data.

This approach allows you to create a minimally-invasive installation. Furthermore, if you are looking for a stylish finish and wish the Evolution to blend almost seamlessly into its surroundings, you can use the elegant flush-mount casing which almost disappears into the wall. The Evolution can be programmed through two applications, one dedicated to the installer, EVO-PRO, and the other to the end-user, EVO-LIGHT. The installer's application allows you to programme the sections relating to the system security; whereas, the user's application focuses on the multimedia aspects of the device. Both applications are based on the "drag-n-drop" method for fast, intuitive graphic programming.

Two important additional features: the map management and the web server. 
Starting from an image you can create interactive maps and position fully customizable icons and buttons wherever you want them. Additionally, by means of inter-map links, you can create a nav map (navigation tree structure). 

Besides, thanks to the integrated web interface which replicates the Evolution screen, users feel perfectly "at home" when they connect to the Evolution device via PC, tablet or Smartphone. Wherever they are in the world, at any time.
Thanks to Ness, this is a real Evolution.!


Intrusion functions

SmartLiving panel zones: status visualization, unbypassed, bypassed

SmartLiving panel outputs: status visualization, activation, deactivation
Evolution outputs: status visualization, activation, deactivation
SmartLiving panel partitions: status visualization, arm, disarm
View SmartLiving panel events log
Home Automation Functions

Scenario activation on the SmartLiving panel
4 programmable CapSense buttons
Multiple-installation management (up to 10 control panels)
IP camera management (up to 4)
Multimedia management of events on SmartLiving panels with text message, fixed images, webcam images and the possibility to carry out contextual action
Cause/Effect event management on distinct SmartLiving panels
Manages interactive, navigable maps for domotic supervision and control
Multimedia Functions

Home page programmable widgets (up to 4)
Analogue clock
Weather forecast
Slideshow option
RSS reader
Control panel status (zones, partitions, outputs)

Programmable home automation-action buttons on homepage (up to 8) for activations, arming, etc.

Pre-defined facebook and twitter buttons

Audio playback

Video playback

Riproduzione video
Photoframe function

Web browser with Qwerty keyboard

Other features

RJ45 Ethernet Connection
Configurable WiFi Connection
Integrated Web server
Manages up to 10 SmartLiving control panels
Manages up to 4 IP cameras
Up to 5 outputs can be activated by CapSense button or touchscreen button
Flush-mount enclosure

EVO-SUITE management software in Linux environment

Optional power supply

 Designed for security and flexability

The SmartLiving intrusion control panel 'cocks its eye' at security.
This innovative system combines all that is new in intrusion-control technology to provide flexibility and ease. Ease for the installer, who is steered through programming operations in a fast, clear-cut way. Ease for the user, who is guided through operations by graphic indications and voice prompts. Ease-of-access to the most frequent operations, and ease of understanding of the entire system.



Superior to time and first on the changing scene of security systems, Ness's newly designed control panels and devices are based on new-generation technologies and leading-edge system architecture. All products are designed to take full advantage of the latest microprocessor technology, bus architecture and communication paths. The result is a range of truly innovative products whose superiority in design technology and performance is more than obvious. The highly-competitive SmartLiving intrusion control panel provides important features rarely found in residential, commercial or industrial application systems of its kind. This optimized-performance control panel provides first-rate features such as: graphic display, text-to-speech, voice notifier, flexible hardware, end-to-end voice transmission (voice-on-bus), IP connectivity.


Technology and Simplicity. From the onset Ness professionals took great pains to ensure that the SmartLiving intrusion control panel would be both installer and user friendly. Easy4U is based on audible and visual technologies which provide a series of operative approaches which interface with the system and access "Shortcuts". The visual guide utilizes a display that provides information in text and graphic formats. The text display (4 lines of 16 characters) is twice the size of displays normally found in control panels in this market segment. The uncomplicated "follow me" graphic guide steers the user through a choice of options. Explicit icons indicate the keys to press making operations clear-cut and simple.

 Even the installer will find Easy4U technology helpful. Programming is piloted by a straightforward graphic interface similar to that of a PC. In addition, an advanced technology "text-to-speech" feature allows you to create "voice" messages by simply typing in the texts if you don't want to use the standard defaults that are ready to use out of the box. It is also possible to download .Wav files and messages recorded on the PC to the control panel. A further feature of great importance is automatic-learning of all zone balancing which allows the system to set itself up in accordance with its cabling.


Technology and Flexibility. FlexIO offers the ultimate in the patented split-terminal technology. With this technology the embedded distinction between inputs and outputs no longer exists. In fact, FlexIO terminals work as both. In other words, the number of zones and outputs on an expansion board is defined during system installation and is no longer pre-defined at the factory. This hardware flexibility goes even further, as these terminals can read analogue values, deal directly with vibration and rollerblind sensors, output analogue signals and also manage 'zone doubling' (two separate programmable hardwired zones placed to one terminal). This installer-friendly technology also allows you program the intervention (EOL) values of the terminals you employ as inputs. Each terminal is equipped with a fine-adjustment trimmer (Patent Pending) which eliminates the risk of incorrect analysis evaluation and thus lowers the false alarm rate. Another interesting aspect of FlexIO terminals is the 'free mapping' feature. To all intents and purposes, the control panel terminals can be 'mapped' anywhere on the peripherals (keypads and expansion boards) in such way to allow the installer to use every terminal the system provides.


Technology and Connectivity. Janus technology takes you into a different realm. It permits you to interface the world of Ness SmartLiving products with the outside world through a TCP/IP Ethernet connection. Janus technology is embedded in SmartLAN/SI and SmartLAN/G boards. By accessorizing the SmartLiving control panel with these boards, you will be allowed 'no-risk' worldwide access to the system via the Internet. You will be able to send TCP/IP data packets and program the system from any remote location over the Internet. The SmartLAN/G board provides the entire spectrum of Janus technology functions. It not only provides easy remote access from anywhere in the world, but also offers the opportunity to send e-mails and attachments. Additionally, you can access the system via the Internet and interact with the control panel through a virtual keypad. On top of that, the sophisticated technology of Janus allows you to interact with the control panel through your Smartphone just as if you were standing in front of a keypad. The Janus technology embedded in the SmartLAN/G board transforms your Smartphone into a wireless keypad that allows you to operate on the SmartLiving system. A keypad connected to the panel no matter where you are!








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