Ubiquity™ Handsfree Automation and Residential System Control Software The first handsfree automation application Configurable software makes installation and change quick and easy Provides Follow-me™ Music and Follow-me TV Ubiquity software from Destiny Networks delivers handsfree automation and control for residential electronics without the need to learn or use a programming language. Automation, Monitoring and Control Ubiquity provides the capability to monitor and control home electronics including: home theaters, whole house music, lights, windows, fans, curtains, fireplaces, keypads, gates, fountains, sprinklers, heating and air conditioning, and other electronic components. Handsfree Automation Handsfree automation is true automation that does not require the push of a button or the speaking of words. Walk into a room of your home and the room responds to your presence. The lights may turn on to provide light, the music may begin to play, the heating or air conditioning may turn on to make the area more comfortable, the curtains may open to let the sunlight in through the windows, the fireplace may turn on to make it more romantic, and many other components of home electronics may respond to your presence. Home Positioning™ System Handsfree automation is enabled by Destiny Networks’ Home Positioning System. It does this through a patent pending architecture of sensors and software located throughout the home. This Just like the Global Positioning (GPS) knows where you enables the System are on the globe, Destiny software to Network’s Home Positioning™ know which System (HPS) knows where rooms and people are in a home areas of the home are occupied. Follow-me Music and Follow-me TV In many homes today, whole house audio and video systems have been installed. With Ubiquity, the audio and video sources can be carried from room to room thereby providing the experience of Follow-me Music and Follow-me TV. Just as importantly, Ubiquity will turn off the TV or the Music when the room becomes unoccupied. Ubiquity’s configurable software application also allows convenient setting of default behaviors so that Follow-me Music can enhance your home without overtaking your lifestyle. Scene Continuation Destiny Network’s Ubiquity uses scenes to simplify the control of the many types of electronics in the home. When a room becomes occupied, it changes from the “Off” scene to one of a number of other scenes – changing the operation of the selected electronic components in the room. More over, as you move from one room to another, the “scene” travels with you. For example, if you get up in the middle of the night, the bedroom will go into “Path” scene (automatically when your feet touch the floor) providing just enough light for safe passage without disturbing other occupants. As you walk from room to room, Scene Continuation™ will enable the path scene to follow you every step of the way – providing true handsfree automation of lighting and any other electronic components you choose. Energy Savings Energy efficiency is improved when lights brighten and heat is turned-up only when a particular room or area becomes occupied. Conversely, when a room becomes unoccupied, Ubiquity will turn-off the lights and turn-down the heat to save energy. The system also knows how to properly control air conditioning, whole house audio systems, and multi-room video systems. Additionally, advanced HVAC settings allow comfortable and aggressive set backs based on the time of day. Family Awareness With a quick glance at any PC or Destiny Network’s display, the homeowner will instantly know where people are in the home because each occupied room will be highlighted on the floor plan of your home. Never again walk through the house to know that the doors and windows are closed. The door and window status may be shown on the floor plan. Timed Events The Ubiquity configurable software application provides an extensive set of functionality for controlling your home electronics by time of day or time relative to sunrise and sunset. You can easily create events to turn components and devices on and off. Choices include: Daily (eg., Every 4th day), Weekly (eg., Every 3rd week on Mon), Monthly by day (eg., the 4th Wed of the month), Monthly by date (eg., the 16th of the month), and Yearly by date (eg., the 9th of Sept). Additionally, Ubiquity allows for events to end after a specified amount of time. Buttons Creating events that happen when a button is pushed is just as easy as creating timed events. The buttons can be soft buttons that are displayed on any browser interface, or they can be buttons on a keypad in a particular room of the house. For example, create a button to turn on the TV to a favorite channel, turn down the lights, and close the curtains; or create one to turn on all the outdoor lights and another one to turn them off. Browser Interface Ubiquity’s Graphical User Interface runs on the newer versions of most web browsers (see system requirements below). Therefore, PCs instantly become a platform for monitoring and controlling your home. Similarly, the new Tablet PCs and SmartDisplays, which are available in many sizes, shapes, and prices, can also act as your user interface. Secure Internet Access Just as any PC in your home can monitor and control all of the electronic components in your home, similarly, any computer connected to the Internet may have access to the same functionality. However, these computers require multiple levels of authentication and use a secure, encrypted protocol to communicate to your home, thereby, ensuring the highest level of protection while still providing the desired functionality. With Ubiquity software in your home, you can immediately know that the kids got home from school safely or that someone just entered your vacation home. A wide range of VPN and remote access products are compatible with Ubiquity. Configurable Keypads A beautiful interior design should not be marred by multiple keypads for each intelligent subsystem. Using the Ubiquity software, keypads from many manufacturers may be used to control multiple independent subsystems. When installed, information about the press of keypad button is transmitted to the Domain controller. The controller then executes homeowners preferences. For example, a lighting system’s keypad would be connected to the lighting system’s processor unit. The lighting system processor would be connected to the Domain controller over RS-232. When a keypad button is pushed, the Domain controller is informed of which keypad and which button was pushed, and the necessary actions are performed. The actions may be for lighting, entertainment, HVAC, security, window coverings, or any other action that the controller can reach. Lutron and LiteTouch Lighting Systems Ubiquity controls Lutron and LiteTouch lighting system using RS-232 serial commands from the Domain controller to the lighting system’s processor. Additionally, Ubiquity gets information about keypad button push events attached to the lighting systems. Device Description Wizard Modern entertainment equipment, whether it is a DVD, receiver, TV or projector may be controlled by RS-232 or infrared (IR) commands. Typically these commands include power on, play, pause, etc. Destiny provides a software wizard to step through the process of creating a file to describe the particular entertainment equipment in detail. The wizard captures the IR or RS-232 codes, the number and type of inputs and outputs, and how the device responds to multiple commands. The output of the wizard is an XML file that may be reused and shared with other projects. Integration with Web-based Entertainment Today’s entertainment content is being delivered on a wide range of medium from CDs, DVDs, satellites, cable, and hard disks. With systems that provide a webbased interface, Destiny launches the native interface of the entertainment system. This provides a full range of control for the entertainment content including play lists and advanced search capabilities. Additionally, Destiny automatically launches a small menu to control volume and other vital functions that compliment the specified source in the chosen room. No Programming Required Destiny Networks’ Ubiquity configurable software application is an off-the-shelf application, not a programming language. The floor plan of your home is captured by Ubiquity and then, electronic components are “configured” by pointing and clicking them into place. While other applications may take this initial approach, they then require you to use a programming language to program how they should behave. However, Ubiquity’s roomspecific defaults immediately know how to operate all of the electronic components you’ve configured based on the scene the room is in. Many people find that the default behaviors are right most of the time. For the other times, Ubiquity provides a homeowner-friendly graphical user interface to change the behavior to what is wanted. This same methodology is used for configuring home theaters and whole house music – providing the easiest to use and configure entertainment equipment available. Tools for your Network An integral part of every Ubiquity configurable software application is the set of tools to analyze and use the components of your network. The “Find My Destiny” application provides the utilities to simplify the installation and use of the IP-based system. By scanning the local area network Find My Destiny, locates the IP address of the Domain 5000 controller quickly and easily, even on a DHCP-based subnet. Another component of Ubiquity, “Check My Destiny”, takes analysis of your home to the next level. It continuously analyzes the connected home and the communications associated with it. If a problem arises, Check My Destiny is there to tell you what occurred. Ubiquity has the tools to get your connected home up and running and keep it up and running. Industry Standard Platforms The Ubiquity configurable software application is based on open, industry standards including Ethernet, RS-232, TCP/IP, Windows, Linux, Java, XML, and Web browsers to provide future-proof operation and compatibility with thousands of existing devices. System Requirements Ubiquity home control and handsfree automation software runs on Destiny Networks’ Domain controller. This ensures that no other applications will interfere with the operation of your home by co-existing on the same computer. Ubiquity’s Graphical User Interface runs on the following Microsoft Windows™ operating systems: Windows 2000 Pro and Windows XP Home and Windows XP Pro running Internet Explorer 6.0 or later with the Scalable Vector Graphics plug-in. Ordering information This software is pre-loaded on Destiny Networks’ Domain controllers. To see if Ubiquity from Destiny Networks meets your needs, call us at (408)779-0060 or visit us at www.destinynetworks.com.