Flash through lighting circuits to test without the need for additional hardware. Any LCD plate on the network gives access to all power channels on all of the power and processor packs on the network. Basic scene editing is also available from the LCD plates.
Program a whole network from any location on the network.
Simply connect to the network using the Programming Kit, and you can quickly configure all devices without having to visit them in turn.
Self-program on installation makes maintenance and upgrade easy.
New power and processor packs automatically learn their configuration from other packs on an Evolution network, without the need an engineer to intervene.
Diagnostic and Network Monitor Functions
The installation of every item on the network can be centrally verified using the simple roll-call function.
Benefits for Specifiers
Evolution is abundantly feature-rich, supporting all major communication and control protocols, including DSI, DALI, RS232, DMX and 0-10v. You can therefore specify just one piece of hardware to control all your lighting requirements.
You need never run out of channels, as each Power and Processor pack offers an extra independent DMX, RS232 and DALI universe in addition to 16 configurable and 18 analogue channels. Additional contact-closure controls and RS232 universes are inexpensive and easy to add to network.
Evolution systems are simple to expand to meet the needs of growing projects. Extra packs are added to the system and configured using swift and simple drag&drop operations.
Each Evolution pack contains a real-time clock for event automation. Theres no need to specify additional control hardware as its all built-in. Seasons can be defined so that the systems behaviour can automatically alter at certain times of the year.
Powerful features, such as self-program on installation makes maintenance and upgrade easy. New power and processor packs automatically learn their configuration from other packs on an Evolution network, without the need for expensive service calls, or for an engineer to intervene.
Benefits for Designers
With chameleon-like configurability, Evolutions stylish control plates change colour to match your décor, your clients preferences or control schema. Plate facias are available in four styles (brushed stainless steel, polished chrome or brass and white) with black or white buttons. Select from a wide range of colours for both the LCD backlights and button LEDs.
Save time by printing a complete set of reports directly from Evolution including equipment inventories, channel allocation, scene settings and control allocation.
Words, Not Numbers
Your system will be easy to understand, as all devices, channels and even plate buttons can be assigned text descriptions, rather than numbers. No longer do you have to ask for channel 17 up 5%, but you can instead refer directly to hallway down-lights.
Time-saving features enhance your productivity. For example is your client decides to change a 5-button switch plate for a 10-button LCD plate all you need is one mouse-click to make this amendment in the software.
Save Time: Sophistication Doesnt Mean Complication
The simple drag&drop-based configuration software enables you to set up intricate systems very quickly.
Every Evolution Power and Processor pack includes a built-in DMX generator, making the system ready to connect directly to moving-lights or colour mixing systems without the need for additional hardware. Programming of DMX channels and moving lights is seamlessly integrated into the configuration environment.
Configurations may be password protected to protect your designs.
Plates may be locked using passwords without requiring key-switches.
Ease of Use
Sophistication Doesnt Mean Complication. Configuration of the Evolution system is intuitive, enabling a lighting designer or consultant to program an entire system or allowing a client to edit lighting scenes without requiring the attendance of a specialised engineer.
Leverage the work from one project to another with the ability to save templates of DMX and RS232 peripherals and re-load them into new system designs.
Mode Lighting (UK) Limited.
The Maltings, 63 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AD, England.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1920 462121 or Facsimile: +44 (0) 1920 466881