ReedN
On internet searches I've seen the current firmware for the Evolution as 1.20.  I just had a 22kW air cooled installed and it says:

FIRMWARE  V1.05
HARDWARE V1.00

Is this because there is a difference between the hardware/firmware of a Evolution 1 vs Evolution 2?
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Ron Goldstein Rongold
My G0070431 22kw unit was manufactured on April 16 2018 and installed in August 2018. It has version 1.20 firmware and version 1.06 hardware. My generator's serial number is 3002951285. When was your generator manufactured ???

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UPS
There is more than one model 7043.  From info posted elsewhere, the 7043 had the Evolution 1.0 controller and no wi-fi, while the 70432 has the Evolution 2.0 controller and wi-fi.  v1.05 is apparently part of a different firmware series and is the latest version for Evolution 2.0.
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ReedN
Hmm, yeah, seems like UPS has it right.  

Model:  G0070432
Serial:  3003083372
Production Date:  20180508

So apparently they switched from the old hardware to the new hardware between April and May of 2018.
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grsthegreat1
My last post disappeared. The Evolution 2.0 controller will auto update as long as the WiFi is enabled. I just checked with GenService website and current software revision available for the v2.0 controller is revision 1.05. The revision 1.20 is ONLY available for the older Evolution 1.0 controllers, which do not have WiFi availability. Yours is current
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ReedN
Thank you for the confirmation grsthegreat1.  That clears up the confusion.  I started this discussion unsure whether there were more than one hardware generations for the Evolution, but this has cleared it up.
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Geoff Z
There is talk of a WiFi upfit kit coming out at some point. It is still in R&D. So hopefully someday the current non WiFi units will have a solution as well. I ask about it periodically but no talk of a launch yet. 
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Ron Goldstein Rongold
They're right---My controller says "evolution"---no number 2 after it.
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Geoff Z
We have a really bright group of Techs and we are lucky they are willing to share their knowledge and experience with us. 
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grsthegreat
Geoff Z wrote:
There is talk of a WiFi upfit kit coming out at some point. It is still in R&D. So hopefully someday the current non WiFi units will have a solution as well. I ask about it periodically but no talk of a launch yet. 
My sales rep promised me this was due last November.....guess they missed that launch date. Then again, he didnt say november 2018. Haha
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UPS
My last post disappeared. The Evolution 2.0 controller will auto update as long as the WiFi is enabled. I just checked with GenService website and current software revision available for the v2.0 controller is revision 1.05. The revision 1.20 is ONLY available for the older Evolution 1.0 controllers, which do not have WiFi availability. Yours is current
grsthegreat wrote:
My sales rep promised me this was due last November.....guess they missed that launch date. Then again, he didnt say november 2018. Haha


There are probably quite a few of the WiFi-equipped models that are not configured, either because the customer does not have WiFi, the signal is bad near the generator, or other complications such as the need to have the customer's WiFi password plus a phone or laptop on the same WiFi.  Ideally, Generac should have included an RJ45 jack for direct connections.

The retrofit add-on is probably not a high priority.  They might be better off making a deal with Jason Yates and selling an assembled version of his Genmon...

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Gray
UPS wrote:


or other complications such as the need to have the customer's WiFi password...They might be better off making a deal with Jason Yates and selling an assembled version of his Genmon...



Yes, I am not comfortable with granting network privileges. It is not an issue of the one individual; it is a poor IT security practice.  A plug and play is not that difficult if they would use the right people to produce the item. Carrier did the same thing when implementing their Cor series of WiFi Tstats. Instead of attempting in-house development, they went to a successful model (Ecobee) and said "make one for us".
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