Introduction


In order to obtain the higher versatility, EVE project is based on a basic components list which included switches, buttons, dimmers, information, timers, scenarios, etc. Each component can be used for several purposes.

A switch component can be used to represent a wall switch. However the switch component can also represent a KNX switch actuator. Furthermore, a switch component can also not be necessary connected to a real physical device. For example it can also be used as output of a AND / OR logic. Later it can be used to activate a scenario or it can be added to the user interface to warn of a particular state.

If the component represents a physical device (of any protocol), EVE Server will try to acquire the status and keep it updated through the BUS feedbacks. Thanks to this method, as soon as the smartphone / tablet connects to EVE Server the device status is immediately sent without ask to the device itself.

This extremely fast up the speed of the system and the user interaction with the installation. Moreover, the system is always up to date with the true state of the device. This type of efficiency is not reachable from systems that do not make use of a server and for web server systems.

Components management


“Components” tab is arranged into three different areas:

1. Components library (left area):

here is a list of  all the components available for configuration. There are basic and advanced components divided into different categories (switches, shutters, thermostats, surveillance…). From the drop-down menus, choose which of them you need in your project and simply drag and drop icons from this area to “My components” area.

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2. My components (central area):

here is the list of all the components which you have chosen from the Components library. This is the official list of all the components of your project which can be edited at any moment. Also, you can decide to organize the list into different groups. Check out how to add, import and export groups from and to different projects.

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3. Component’s properties (right area):

this area shows properties of the specific component selected on “My components” area. Here is where every component of the project is configured with its specific function. Component’s configuration is different depending on its category and the gateway it uses, however there is a common configuration structure. Check out the common properties.

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Components Library


EVE Manager components library contains both basic components and plugin modules. In order to enable system’s plugins you first need to download the main EVE Logic module and later carry out the installation. Once you will have downloaded and installed EVE Logic plugin module, all components will actually be available.

Follow tutorial of EVE Logic installation in order to use all the available functions of EVE system.

Basic

switchSwitch

It can represent the On / Off state of a sensor, it can command an actuator changing the parameters’ value. Also, it can be used as input of AND / OR logics, as a system command to activate scenarios or it can be controlled by weekly timers to generate events.

switchDimmer

Dimmers are devices used to control the brightness of light. By changing the voltage waveform applied to the lamp, it is possible to control the intensity of the light output.

lockLock

Similar to switch component, however it is necessary to enter a security code in order to change the state of an actuator.

pulsePulse

It sends an On / Off pulse to the actuator.

infoInfo

It represents a generical information, any value in the system is readed and managed through this component.

color-infoColor Info

It shows the On / Off switch status using colored icons.

text-infoText Info

It allows you to see different texts with different colors on EVE Remote user interface according to the On / Off status value.

sliderSlider

The slider is the component that represents a percentage. The percentage control of a dimmer is performed by the Slider. If it is necessary to indicate a value other than 100 as the maximum value, you can change the default settings. It is also possible to subdivide the percentage at various points and define what icon should be used for each interval.

drop-downDrop Down

It allows you to create a list of options selectable by the user on EVE Remote.

seekerSeeker

Used to call two scenarios with a dedicated graphics component. For example, to switch to a previous and next track of a CD player. The scenarios may be of any type, they can send different infrared or call the component feed track Vivaldi protocol.

tunerChangeable Value

This component is similar to the slider component. However it shows the actual component’s value on the BUS rather than being a percentage. It may indicate a level of LUX of a sensor. It can also be used to set a brightness threshold to use as comparison in other components in order to activate lights or other types of automatisms.

shutterShutter

It allows you to control shutter actuators.

RGB-lightRGB Light

It represents an RGB light color.

Charts

recorderRecorder

This component keeps track of data from sensors, counters and switches. The store of information can be used later by other components, such as the Chart component, for creating graphics. There is also the possibility to define the criteria for recording data.

chartChart

This component allows you to create graphs using gathered information and to display them in the user interface. Each information deriving from a sensor, counter, or switch can be used to be represented in a chart.

Energy

power-meterPower meter

This component is necessary for the configuration of Load control plugin module. However you can use it to keep under control power consumption / power reduction and energy and set alert when power threshold is overtaken.

loadLoad

This component is necessary for the configuration of Load control plugin module. Use this component to define each new load, setting power on / off and auto / manual buttons.

load-controlLoad control

This component allows you to supervise the energy consumption of the system and schedule the shutdown of several loads when reaching a defined threshold.

load-controlE-Distribuzione Smart Info

Coming soon…

Heating and Cooling

thermostatThermostat

It allows you to change a setpoint of a thermostat.

timed-thermostatTimed Thermostat

It allows the user to schedule the temperature of a thermostat.

climaClima

Clima is the widget that allows to gather all the functions of your thermostat and control them all in one place. Temperature, thermostat’s power on / off, thermostat’s modes, fan speed and season are managed in the same user interface.

IntesisBox Wifi Gateway

It allows you to control and monitor the system for various types of air conditioners through the IntesisBox Wifi Gateway using the IP protocol.

CoolmasterNet

Coming soon…

Eurotherm Smartcomfort

It allows you to control and monitor the intelligent regulation system of Eurotherm Smartcomfort.

Aernova Thermostat Mod. TU

It allows you to control and monitor the Aernova Thermostat.

CoolmasterNet

Coming soon…

Interface design

bar-graphBar Graph

It is used to represent values using histograms or speedometer with colored bars layout.
There are several layout options which defines how the value should be visualized.

go-toGo to

This component has been developed in order to speed up the navigation when using EVE Remote Map app. In fact, it allows you to jump from a tab to another with a simple click on the Go to icon placed where you want within the map interface.

imageImage

It allows you tu enter an image on your EVE Remote user interface.

Text entry

It allows you to enter text in a Info component

list-viewList view

It allows to see the components selected that have a certain value

Timer Editor

Allows you to enter in the week timer of the selected component without having to activate timer configuration mode.

Logic operations

calculatorCalculator

This component performs for you calculations on values of other parameters and then display the result directly on the user interface or use it in other components such as the component If Then. You can use up to 4 components as function variables calculated. The functions of this component are also available in Excel.

Relative Value

Allows you to count a particular component for a period selected by the administrator in EVE Manager. At each time interval expiration the count will be reset automatically.

counterCounter

This component allows to count how many times a Switch component is activated and also for how much time is left activated. The Counter is used to carry out assessments of preventive replacements or consumption.

if-thenIf  Then

This is a component widely used as it allows to carry out specific tasks upon the occurrence of certain conditions. If a component passes to a state or if a value of a sensor changes to be higher by a value set by the user, this can generate a specific action.

linkerLinker

This component allows to copy the state of a component in other components. For example, a series of lights must be switched together but are configured with different protocols. In this way a switch Modbus can be “copied” in an switch with another protocol (KNX, Vimar or change station of Vivaldi device).

logicLogic

This component allows you to perform Boolean operations (AND / OR / XOR / NOT). This is done when the status of one of the inputs change. There is the possibility to define, for each input, whether to consider changing the ON / OFF or OFF / ON. You can define up to 4 outputs, each of which will acquire the value resulting from the operation.

logicPartial

This component is used to measure a partial of a value, it also includes a reset mode and an alert mode.

signalSignal

This component is an operator which allows to process the single signal to add delays or activate functions after verifying the stability of the same signal for a certain time. It gives the possibility to manage operations that can be performed even with scenarios. However it is more convenient to control events in detail, distinguishing the ON/OFF timing.

signalScript

JavaScript is a powerful scripting language that allows with few lines of code to implement simple to complex logic on EVE Manager and will give you the possibility to make your own script.

Messaging


contactContact

This component is necessary for the configuration of Email and SMS plugin modules. Match a new contact to any new person who you want your email and sms to be sent.


email-accountEmail account

This component is necessary for the configuration of Email plugin modules. Use Email account component to define the server for sending your e-mail messages.

emailEmail

This component makes it possible to EVE to send e-mail messages allowing clients to be updated on the status of their houses. Useful to send Email alerts to customizable contacts lists. To enable this feature you must use other components listed below. Email component indicates the message which is sent using a Switch component as an activator.

Notification

This component allows to receive push notification directly from your EVE app. It is particularly useful for getting alerts and be informed about the state of the building installation (sensors, actuators, temperatures, etc.).

smsSMS

This component makes it possible to EVE to send SMS messages allowing clients to be updated on the status of their houses. Useful to send SMS alerts to customizable contacts.

smsReport

This component allows you to create reports using gathered information and to display them into an Excel file. Each information deriving from a specified component can be used to be represented in a chart and can be sent through Email on Daily, Weekly or Monthly basis.

logLog

This component allows you to record what happens in the system. The plugin has an operation similar to the plugin for sending emails but instead of  sending a message, it is logged to a file that can be viewed later.

Internet of Things (IoT)

MQTT Broker

The EVE system through the “Internet of Things” technology allows you to communicate any components located in active projects in different networks.

MQTT Publish

The EVE system through the “Internet of Things” technology allows you to communicate any components located in active projects in different networks.

MQTT Subscribe

The EVE system through the “Internet of Things” technology allows you to communicate any components located in active projects in different networks.

Voice Control

Alexa Voice Command

It allows you to control your devices with voice commands using the Amazon Alexa-compatible speakers.

BOT Device

Coming soon…

BOT Room

Coming soon…

Multimedia

remote-controlRemote control

Component to allow using a Remote control to control any device (TV, DVD, etc.).

Media controller

Component which allows to control any device with UPnP protocol

Bluestream

This component allows you to control Bluestream’s Matrix devices

Vivaldi Multiroom

These components allow you to interact and control some devices provided by Vivaldi Group.

Pioneer/Onkyo EISCP

Coming soon…

Samsung Sync Master

Coming soon…

Philips HUE

Philips HUE 

It allows you to manage the Philips HUE devices.

Scenery

scenarioScenario

It allows you to create a sequence of actions timed operated by the user or any other event.

remote-scenarioUser Scenario

This component allows the end user to define its own custom scenario using its own device. 

Surveillance and Security

ip-cameraIP Camera

It allows you to add unlimited IP Cameras on the EVE Remote user interface.

ipcamera-imageIP Camera Image

This component turns to be useful during the configuration of Email plugin module. Use IP Camera image component to define the URL address for the IP Camera image.

EL.MO. Intrusion Detection

It allows you to control and monitor some central units of EL.MO.

Access Control

Gate

Coming soon…

Reader

Coming soon…

Zone

Coming soon…

Check-In

Coming soon…

Room Booking

Coming soon…

EKey Fingerprint Readers

Coming soon…

SimonsVoss Smart Intego

Coming soon…

Timing and Scheduling

Irrigation

This component allows you to schedule and automate the irrigation of your garden.

Timed Switch

It can automatically turn off a Switch component after a desired amount of time.

date-time-busDate / Time on BUS

It sends date and time to the KNX Bus.

sunrise-sunsetSunrise Sunset

Typically it is used a light sensor with a threshold level to activate scenes on sunrise and sunset. You can replace the light sensor with this component that allows you to run scenes on sunrise and sunset defining the customer geographical location.

timerTimer

It allows to define the generation of daily, weekly or annual events to be used in order to activate scenarios.

week-timerWeek Timer & Week Timer Calendar

The cross functioning of these two components allows the user to set timers in a very flexible way. A typical case is the need to enable / disable a scenario every day of summer (or winter) offering the user the ability to define both times that the periods of activation of the scenario.

week-timer-calendarIt is possible to add more than a Week Timer where each Week Timer can represents a specific period of the year (calendar). Week Timer Calendar, instead, is used to manage several Week Timer events. Week Timer Calendar is the component that allows to select the specific Week Timer and define the days that need to be considered directly by the end user on the interface.

date-pickerDate picker

This component allows the choice of a date. It is choose as a parameter in the operation of other components. For example it can be used to allow the user to choose a specific date for displaying the chart.

Web

web-pageWeb Page

It allows you to add a web page into the EVE Remote user interface.

open-browserOpen Browser

Tapping the correspondent icon on EVE Remote user interface, it opens the default browser of your device to the page indicated on the component’s configuration.

Positioning

open-browseriBeacon

Coming soon…

Widgets

open-browserWidget

Coming soon…

open-browserSeat

Coming soon…

open-browserDynamic Web Page

Coming soon…

open-browserLivetouch

Coming soon…

Search function


We know how much useful it would be to quickly reach a specific component in order to edit its parameters. This is the reason why the “Components” tab is provided with a Search command. You can whether enter Unique ID or title of the component. EVE Manager tracks the component and shows it  in the current project.

Important: in order to successfully use this function you first need to open up all your components groups.

Open all groups

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Enter Component’s Unique ID / Title

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Component found

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