Mircom FX-3500 Installation manual

FX-3500/FX-3500RCU
Fire Alarm Control Panel
Configuration Guide
For the latest compatability information visit www.mircom.com/deviceguide
LT-1148 Rev. 4.2
September 2014
Table of Contents
1.0
Installation
9
1.1
Installing the FX-3500 Configurator ............................................................................... 9
1.2
Inserting the Wibu key ................................................................................................... 13
1.3
Connecting the Cables ................................................................................................... 13
1.3.1
If you have a USB cable: ............................................................................................... 14
1.3.2
If you are using a UIMA cable and a serial cable ........................................................... 15
1.3.3
If you are using a telephone cable ................................................................................. 15
1.4
Starting the Windows Device Manager .......................................................................... 16
1.4.1
Starting the Device Manager in Windows 8 ................................................................... 16
1.4.2
Starting the Device Manager in Windows 7 ................................................................... 16
1.4.3
Starting the Device Manager in Windows XP ................................................................ 17
1.5
Configuring the Device Manager for USB ...................................................................... 18
1.6
Configuring the Device Manager for a Serial Connection .............................................. 21
2.0
User Preferences
23
3.0
Overview
24
3.1
GUI - Major Components ............................................................................................... 24
3.1.1
Job Tree ......................................................................................................................... 25
3.1.2
Details ............................................................................................................................ 25
3.1.3
Correlations .................................................................................................................... 25
3.2
Related Documents ....................................................................................................... 25
4.0
Menus
4.1
File Menu ....................................................................................................................... 26
4.2
Job Menu ....................................................................................................................... 26
4.3
Insert Menu .................................................................................................................... 27
4.4
Edit Menu ....................................................................................................................... 27
4.5
Panel Menu .................................................................................................................... 28
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4.6
Tools Menu .................................................................................................................... 29
4.7
Quick Bar ....................................................................................................................... 30
5.0
Job Tree and Details Pane
5.1
Job Details ..................................................................................................................... 31
5.1.1
Job Info .......................................................................................................................... 31
5.1.2
Language ....................................................................................................................... 32
5.1.3
Options ........................................................................................................................... 32
5.1.4
Timers ............................................................................................................................ 33
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5.1.5
Date and Time ................................................................................................................ 33
5.1.6
Holidays ......................................................................................................................... 34
5.1.7
Port Settings ................................................................................................................... 35
5.2
Base I/O ......................................................................................................................... 35
5.3
Loops ............................................................................................................................. 35
5.4
Bypass Groups ............................................................................................................... 37
5.5
Hazard Zones ................................................................................................................. 37
5.6
Main Display ................................................................................................................... 38
5.7
Display Adder ................................................................................................................. 38
5.8
Dialer .............................................................................................................................. 39
5.8.1
Account 1 ...................................................................................................................... 39
5.8.2
Account 2 ...................................................................................................................... 39
5.8.3
Line 1 ............................................................................................................................ 39
5.8.4
Line 2 ............................................................................................................................ 40
5.8.5
Report Priority ............................................................................................................... 40
5.8.6
Timers ........................................................................................................................... 40
5.8.7
Dialer ............................................................................................................................. 40
5.9
Common System Status ................................................................................................ 40
5.10
Input / Output Circuit Summary ...................................................................................... 40
6.0
Adding Items to the Job
6.1
Add Loop Controllers ..................................................................................................... 42
6.2
Add Annunciator ............................................................................................................. 42
6.3
Add Correlations ............................................................................................................ 42
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6.4
Add Device ..................................................................................................................... 43
6.5
Add Display Adder ......................................................................................................... 44
6.6
Deleting Correlations ...................................................................................................... 45
6.7
Hazard Zones ................................................................................................................. 45
6.7.1
Counting Zone Type ....................................................................................................... 46
6.7.2
Abort Type ...................................................................................................................... 46
6.7.3
Configurable Timers ....................................................................................................... 46
7.0
Managing the Database
7.1
Backup Database ........................................................................................................... 48
48
7.2
Restore Database .......................................................................................................... 49
7.3
Compact Database ........................................................................................................ 50
8.0
Managing Jobs
8.1
Create a New Job .......................................................................................................... 51
8.2
Open Job ........................................................................................................................ 52
51
8.3
Import Job ...................................................................................................................... 53
8.4
Export Job ...................................................................................................................... 54
8.5
New Version ................................................................................................................... 54
8.6
Delete Job Version ......................................................................................................... 54
8.7
Version History ............................................................................................................... 55
8.8
Compare Job Versions .................................................................................................. 56
8.8.1
Advanced Compare Options .......................................................................................... 57
8.9
Validate Job ................................................................................................................... 58
8.10
Edit Job .......................................................................................................................... 58
9.0
Working with the Panel
9.1
Connect .......................................................................................................................... 59
9.2
Send Job ........................................................................................................................ 60
9.3
Get Job .......................................................................................................................... 60
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9.4
Panel Information ........................................................................................................... 60
9.4.1
Advanced Panel Information .......................................................................................... 60
9.5
Event Log ....................................................................................................................... 61
9.6
Upgrade Firmware ......................................................................................................... 62
10.0
Tools Menu
63
10.1
Extract All DB ................................................................................................................. 63
10.2
Validate All ..................................................................................................................... 63
10.3
Build Job ........................................................................................................................ 63
10.4
Build Job Old Versions ................................................................................................... 63
10.5
Link Statistics ................................................................................................................. 63
10.6
Log Send ........................................................................................................................ 63
10.7
Log Get .......................................................................................................................... 63
10.8
Log Comms .................................................................................................................... 63
10.9
Trace .............................................................................................................................. 64
10.10
Display Structure ............................................................................................................ 64
10.11
External Bus ................................................................................................................... 64
10.12
About FX-3500 Configuration Utility ............................................................................... 64
10.13
Paste Special - Circuits, Adders or Entire Loops ........................................................... 65
10.14
Paste Special - Display Items, Display Adders or Annunciators .................................... 65
11.0
Correlations Pane
11.1
Input Circuit Correlations ............................................................................................... 67
11.2
Output Circuit Correlations ............................................................................................. 67
12.0
Differences Mode / Differences Report
67
68
12.1
Introduction .................................................................................................................... 68
12.2
Primary vs. Secondary Job ............................................................................................ 68
12.3
Initiating Differences Mode ............................................................................................ 68
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13.0
Printing
71
13.1
Print Setup ..................................................................................................................... 74
List of Figures
Figure 1
FTDIChip CDM Drivers .................................................................................................. 10
Figure 2
Device Driver Installation Wizard ................................................................................... 10
Figure 3
Completing the Device Driver Installation Wizard .......................................................... 11
Figure 4
FX-3500 Configuration Utility InstallShield Wizard ........................................................ 11
Figure 5
Licence Agreement ........................................................................................................ 12
Figure 6
Choose Destination Location ......................................................................................... 12
Figure 7
InstallShield Wizard Complete ....................................................................................... 13
Figure 8
Security Key Logon ........................................................................................................ 13
Figure 9
Picture of FX-3500 board showing USB Port ................................................................. 14
Figure 10 Picture of FX-3500 board showing Configurator Port .................................................... 15
Figure 11 Windows 8 Search screen ............................................................................................. 16
Figure 12 System Properties .......................................................................................................... 17
Figure 13 Device Manager ............................................................................................................. 18
Figure 14 Microsoft Serial Ballpoint ............................................................................................... 18
Figure 15 Microsoft Serial Ballpoint Disabled ................................................................................ 19
Figure 16 USB Serial Port in the Device Manager ......................................................................... 19
Figure 17 USB Serial Port Properties ............................................................................................ 19
Figure 18 Port Settings .................................................................................................................. 20
Figure 19 Advanced Settings ......................................................................................................... 20
Figure 20 COM Port in the Device Manager .................................................................................. 21
Figure 21 Communications Port Properties ................................................................................... 21
Figure 22 Port Settings .................................................................................................................. 22
Figure 23 Advanced Settings ......................................................................................................... 22
Figure 24 User Preferences window .............................................................................................. 23
Figure 25 GUI Panels ..................................................................................................................... 24
Figure 26 Job Details ..................................................................................................................... 31
Figure 27 Holidays Window ........................................................................................................... 34
Figure 28 Base I/O Details ............................................................................................................. 35
Figure 29 Add Correlations Window .............................................................................................. 42
Figure 30 Add Devices window ...................................................................................................... 43
Figure 31 Add Display Adder window ............................................................................................ 44
Figure 32 Change process type warning ....................................................................................... 45
Figure 33 Backup Database ........................................................................................................... 48
Figure 34 Restore Database .......................................................................................................... 49
Figure 35 Create Job window ........................................................................................................ 51
Figure 36 Select Job and Version window ..................................................................................... 52
Figure 37 Import Job window ......................................................................................................... 53
Figure 38 Export Job window ......................................................................................................... 54
Figure 39 Version History window .................................................................................................. 55
Figure 40 Select Job to Compare window ..................................................................................... 56
Figure 41 Advanced Compare Options window ............................................................................. 57
Figure 42 Connection window ........................................................................................................ 59
Figure 43 Correlations Pane .......................................................................................................... 67
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List of Tables
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Table 7
Table 8
Table 9
Table 10
Table 11
Table 12
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File Menu .......................................................................................................................
Job Menu .......................................................................................................................
Insert Menu ....................................................................................................................
Edit Menu .......................................................................................................................
Panel Menu ....................................................................................................................
Tools Menus ...................................................................................................................
Quick Bar Icons ..............................................................................................................
Timers ............................................................................................................................
Loop Details ...................................................................................................................
Flag Columns - F1, F2, F3 .............................................................................................
Bypass Groups ...............................................................................................................
Display Adder Info ..........................................................................................................
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Installation
1.0
Installation
You need the following items in order to install the Configurator and connect it to the FX-3500:
•
Windows computer with a serial port, USB port, or modem.
•
One of the following sets of cables:
•
UIMA cable and serial cable.
•
USB cable.
•
Telephone cable.
•
Registered Wibu key.
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FX-3500 Network Configuration Utility (the Configurator).
To connect the Configurator to the Fire Alarm Control Panel you must:
•
Install the Configurator.
•
Insert the Wibu key.
•
Connect the cables.
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Configure Windows.
•
Start the Configurator.
Follow the instructions below to complete these steps.
1.1
Installing the FX-3500 Configurator
Follow these instructions to install the Configurator and connect to the FX-3500.
1. Start the Configurator installer:
•
If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8, right-click the FX-3500Config icon, and then
click Run as Administrator.
•
If you have Windows XP, double-click the FX-3500Config icon.
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The FTDIChip CDM Drivers installer starts. These drivers are necessary for
communication with the FX-3500.
Figure 1
FTDIChip CDM Drivers
2. Click Extract.
The Device Driver Installation Wizard starts.
Figure 2
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Device Driver Installation Wizard
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3. Click Next.
The wizard installs the drivers, and then the Completing the Device Driver Installation
Wizard appears.
Figure 3
Completing the Device Driver Installation Wizard
4. Click Finish.
The FX-3500 Configuration Utility InstallShield Wizard starts.
Figure 4
FX-3500 Configuration Utility InstallShield Wizard
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5. Click Next.
6. The License Agreement window appears.
Figure 5
Licence Agreement
7. Click Next to accept the agreement.
The Choose Destination Location window appears.
Figure 6
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Choose Destination Location
Installation
8. Click Next to install the software in the recommended location.
The InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears.
Figure 7
InstallShield Wizard Complete
9. Click Finish.
1.2
Inserting the Wibu key
1. Insert your Wibu key into the computer.
If a Security Key Logon window appears, you must contact your ESD Administrator or
Mircom technical support to upgrade your key. Otherwise, you might not be able to
connect to the FX-3500.
Figure 8
1.3
Security Key Logon
Connecting the Cables
•
If you are using a USB cable, go to section 1.3.1 below.
•
If you are using a UIMA cable and a serial cable, go to section 1.3.2 on page 15.
•
If you are using a telephone cable and modem, go to section 1.3.3 on page 15.
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1.3.1 If you have a USB cable:
!
Attention: If you connect more than one FX-3500 panel to the same computer over
USB, always use the same physical USB port on the computer.
Otherwise, every time that you connect a panel to a different port, you
must complete the steps in section 1.5 below.
In addition, if you connect more than one FX-3500 panel to the same
computer, do not use a USB 3 port. Otherwise, every time that you
connect a new panel to the USB 3 port, you must complete the steps in
section 1.5 below.
1. Connect the USB end of the serial to USB cable to a USB port on the computer.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to port P13 on the FX-3500. It is labeled USB
PORT.
P13
USB PORT
Figure 9
Picture of FX-3500 board showing USB Port
3. Go to section 1.4 Starting the Windows Device Manager on page 16.
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1.3.2 If you are using a UIMA cable and a serial cable
1. Connect the serial to serial cable to the UIMA cable.
2. Connect the 10-pin head of the UIMA cable to port P5 on the FX-3500. It is labeled To
PC Configurator. See Figure 10.
P5
To PC Configurator
Figure 10
Picture of FX-3500 board showing Configurator Port
3. Connect the the other end of the serial cable to a serial port on the computer.
4. Go to section 1.4 Starting the Windows Device Manager below.
1.3.3 If you are using a telephone cable
1. Connect the telephone cable to the modem that is connected to your computer.
2. Wire the FX-3500 to the public telephone switch. See the Dialer Wiring section of the
FX-3500 Installation Manual and the FX-3500RCU Installation Manual.
3. Go to chapter 2.0 User Preferences on page 23.
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1.4
Starting the Windows Device Manager
•
To start the Device Manager, follow the instructions below for your version of Windows.
1.4.1 Starting the Device Manager in Windows 8
1. Move the pointer to the bottom left corner of the screen.
The Windows 8 taskbar appears.
2. Click Search.
3. Type device manager in the field marked Search.
4. Click Settings.
The Device Manager appears on the left.
Figure 11
Windows 8 Search screen
5. Click Device Manager.
The Device Manager appears.
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If you are using a USB cable, go to section 1.5 on page 18.
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If you are using a UIMA cable and a serial cable, go to section 1.6 on page 21.
1.4.2 Starting the Device Manager in Windows 7
1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
2. Click Device Manager on the left.
The Device Manager window appears.
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If you are using a USB cable, go to section 1.5 on page 18.
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If you are using a UIMA cable and a serial cable, go to section 1.6 on page 21.
Installation
1.4.3 Starting the Device Manager in Windows XP
1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
2. Click System.
If you do not see System, click Switch to Classic View on the left.
The System Properties window appears.
Figure 12
System Properties
3. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
The Device Manager window appears.
•
If you are using a USB cable, go to section 1.5 on page 18.
•
If you are using a UIMA cable and a serial cable, go to section 1.6 on page 21.
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1.5
!
Configuring the Device Manager for USB
Attention: If you connect more than one FX-3500 panel to the same computer over
USB, always use the same physical USB port on the computer.
Otherwise, every time that you connect a panel to a different port, you
must complete the steps in this section.
In addition, if you connect more than one FX-3500 panel to the same
computer, do not use a USB 3 port. Otherwise, every time that you
connect a new panel to the USB 3 port, you must complete the steps in
this section.
1. In the Device Manager, click the plus sign (+) or arrow (
pointing devices.
Figure 13
) beside Mice and other
Device Manager
2. Right-click Microsoft Serial Ballpoint, and then click Disable in the pulldown menu.
A window appears warning that disabling this device will cause it to stop functioning.
3. Click Yes.
Figure 14
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Microsoft Serial Ballpoint
Installation
An X (a downward pointing arrow in Windows 8) appears over the Microsoft Serial
Ballpoint, showing that is it disabled.
Figure 15
Microsoft Serial Ballpoint Disabled
4. In the Device Manager window, click the plus sign (+) or arrow (
Figure 16
) beside Ports.
USB Serial Port in the Device Manager
5. Right-click USB Serial Port, and then click Properties in the pulldown menu.
If there is more than one USB Serial Port, click the one that you are using to connect to
the FX-3500.
The USB Serial Port Properties window appears.
Figure 17
USB Serial Port Properties
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6. Click the Port Settings tab.
The Port Settings window appears.
Figure 18
Port Settings
7. Click Advanced.
The Advanced Settings window appears.
8.
9.
10.
Figure 19
11.
Advanced Settings
8. Click the pulldown menu beside Receive (Bytes), and then click 64.
9. Click the pulldown menu beside Transmit (Bytes), and then click 64.
10. Click the pulldown menu beside Latency Timer (msec), and then click 1.
11. Uncheck the checkbox beside Serial Emulator.
12. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings window.
13. Click OK to close the USB Serial Port Properties window, and then close the Device
Manager window.
14. Double-click the FX-3500 Configurator icon on the desktop to start the Configurator.
15. Go to chapter 2.0 User Preferences on page 23.
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1.6
Configuring the Device Manager for a Serial Connection
1. In the Device Manager window, click the plus sign (+) or arrow (
Figure 20
) beside Ports.
COM Port in the Device Manager
2. Right-click the COM communications port, and then click Properties in the pulldown
menu. It is usually labeled Communications Port (COM1).
If there is more than one COM communications port, click the one that you are using to
connect to the FX-3500.
The Communications Port Properties window appears.
Figure 21
Communications Port Properties
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3. Click the Port Settings tab.
The Port Settings window appears.
Figure 22
Port Settings
4. Click Advanced.
The Advanced Settings window appears.
Figure 23
Advanced Settings
5. Drag the slider beside Receive Buffer to the far left.
6. Drag the slider beside Transmit Buffer to the far left.
7. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings window.
8. Click OK to close the Communications Port Properties window, and then close the
Device Manager window.
9. Double-click the FX-3500 Configurator icon on the desktop to start the Configurator.
10. Go to chapter 2.0 User Preferences on page 23.
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User Preferences
2.0
User Preferences
The first time the Configurator starts, the User Preferences window appears.
Figure 24
User Preferences window
User Name
used for the Author of all new jobs and job versions
Serial Port
designates which COM port (or USB pseudo COM port) the
configurator will use to connect to the panel. To accommodate
machines with multiple (pseudo) COM ports, the list will be
extended. It currently only shows serial ports COM1-COM4
Security Key
port - Lists the ports where a Wibu key can be inserted. The Wibu
key is required.
BDM Port
designates which parallel port the Background Debugging Module
will use (for those products that support this interface).
Database Folder
specifies where the main configurator.mdb database file resides.
Usually the folder where the configurator is installed.
Job Edit Folder
specifies where individual job files are extracted to/imported from.
Job Build Folder
specifies where the 'C' file output files are written by Job Validate
and other trace or debug facilities.
Backup Folder
specifies where backup database files are written to and restored
from.
Show Tools Menu
display or hide an additional Tools menu. This menu contains
trace and debug facilities and some features that Technical
Support may require a user to turn on to gather diagnostic
information.
Keep Only Latest Versions
After Backup
if enabled, only the latest versions of all jobs will be kept after a
successful Backup Database command, all older versions are
removed from the current database.
These values are stored in the registry (per configurator version) so that a returning user
operates in the same folders, etc.
On the first execution of the configurator this dialog is popped up automatically to establish
these values. It can be used at any time thereafter to change the settings.
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Overview
3.0
Overview
In order to operate as a fire alarm, a fire alarm panel must be loaded with firmware and
configuration data. A set of configuration data, used to uniquely describe and control a given
set of hardware, is called a Job. The Configurator allows the user to create and manage jobs.
It also allows the user to send firmware to a panel and all its related nodes and CPUs.
The configurator is typically run on a portable notebook or laptop computer that is taken to the
job site and connected to the panel. The technician prepares a job using the configurator’s
Graphical User Interface (GUI). The job can then be sent to the panel. The same or a different
authorised technician can later retrieve the job from the panel, modify it and send it back.
The job repository is a Relational Database (MS-Access). Jobs can be imported or merged
from another database, copied, deleted, and archived in various formats. A job can be printed,
or two versions of a job can be compared.
A wizard driven program installs the product. On the first use of the configurator the user is
prompted for the paths and file names where jobs, backup, the database, etc. are to be stored.
Registry entries remember many of the user’s preferences.
The configuration software runs on a Personal Computer (PC) and the jobs can be transferred
to the panel in one of three ways. Jobs can be transferred through a USB connection directly
to the panel from the PC, through a Universal Interface Module Adapter (UIMA) connection
from the PC serial port to the 10 pin P5 port on the main board, or remotely using a dial-up
modem to connect to the on-board dialer.
3.1
GUI - Major Components
The configurator uses a familiar Microsoft Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) to present
a job. The screen is divided into (max.) three panes.
Figure 25
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GUI Panels
Overview
3.1.1 Job Tree
On the left of the screen, the job is represented as a tree, similar to a file explorer. At the
highest level in the tree are the CPUs or Nodes. Under each node are its components Annunciators, Loop Controllers, etc. Some items are further subdivided, for example, an
annunciator into display adders and a loop controller into loops.
Some items in the tree do not directly represent a physical component. For example, tree
nodes exist for input and output summaries and for common controls.
3.1.2 Details
The top right pane is used to display the details of the currently selected tree node. This can
be a form view or a list view. For example, this pane is used to list the devices on a loop
controller (list view) and to display the options and messages of a main display (form view).
3.1.3 Correlations
The third, bottom right pane is used to show correlations from an item selected in the top right
pane, where appropriate. For example, when a loop is selected in the tree, the top right pane
would show all of its devices or circuits. When one or more input circuits are selected in the
list, then the bottom pane would show the output circuit(s) to which this is correlated.
A standard (File, Edit, etc.) and specialized (Job, Panel, Tools) menu hierarchy is provided for
such functions at Create New Job, Delete Job, Connect to Panel, etc.
A tool bar provides convenient short cuts to the more frequently used functions
Standard keyboard short cuts and mouse operations are supported for such things as copy
and paste, drag and drop, etc.
3.2
Related Documents
For information on releasing applications for the FX-3500RCU, see the latest version of LT1091 FX-3500RCU Releasing Application Guide. The releasing application guide can be
accessed on the Mircom website by visiting on the following link.
http://www.mircom.com/media/manuals/LT-1091_FX-3500_Releasing_Guide.pdf
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Menus
4.0
Menus
4.1
File Menu
The File Menu contains the following commands:
Table 1 File Menu
Name
Short cut
Description
Backup
Database
Backup database makes a copy of the Master Database in the File
folder specified in the User. The backup file will have a name of the
form YYYY-MM-DD.mdb. The back up can be used by the Restore
Database command to recover all of the jobs in the database. It can
also use the Import command to recover selected jobs. Backup your
Master Database often and store a copy of the resulting file on a CD
or other media.
Restore
Database
Restores the backup database to the active database directory for
use or modification. This will overwrite the existing database and
will return the database to the date the backup was made.
Compact
Database
To ensure optimal performance, you should compact and repair your
database on a regular basis. If you have purged job versions or
deleted jobs, Compacting the Database will regain the space
occupied by those records.
User
Preferences
Specifies User Preferences, such as the location of database,
backups, job files, etc.
Print
Print the active job.
Ctrl+P
Print Preview
Display a Print Preview of the active job.
Print Setup
Select the printer, paper size and orientation for a print job.
Exit
Closes the configurator.
4.2
Job Menu
The Job Menu contains the following commands:
Table 2 Job Menu
Name
Short cut
New Job
Ctrl+N;
Description
This command will open the Create Job dialog which will allow you
to start a new job. The new job can be based on a supplied template
or on an existing job.
Open Job
This command will open an existing job from your database.
Ctrl+O
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Table 2 Job Menu
Name
Short cut
Import Job
Export Job
Imports a selected job/version from an external database or
serialized job archive and converts the job to the current version if
necessary.
Ctrl+E
Exports the current job in one of two formats: A single job database
file, or a compact, serialized archive format.
Ctrl+W
Make a copy of the current job, assigning it the next highest version
number. The user is prompted for mandatory comments and may
also override the Author field. The Job Name cannot be changed.
The new version is un-locked for editing.
Ctrl+D
This command permanently deletes the current Job / Job Version
from the database
New Version
Delete Job
Version
Description
Version
History
Display the Version History (Date, Author, Comments) for the current
job.
Compare Job
Versions
Compare two versions of the same job, or two similar jobs of
different lineage.
Validate Job
This action performs all of the steps normally performed when
preparing to send a job to the panel.
Edit Job
Toggle the lock on a job that is protected against unintentional edits
or has been down loaded to a panel.
4.3
Insert Menu
The Insert Menu contains the following commands.
Some commands may be disabled (greyed) depending on what items are selected on the user
interface.
Table 3 Insert Menu
Name
Description
Add Loop Controller
Add an Addressable Loop Controller to the job
Add Annunciator
Add an LCD or LED Annunciator to the job.
Add Display Adder
Add a Display Adder to an Annunciator or Base Panel.
Add Device
If the selected tree item is a device loop, launch a dialog to add a device.
Add Group
If the selected tree item is Bypass Groups, add a new bypass group to the
Bypass Group view.
Add Correlations
Launch a dialog that allows correlations to be added to the selected
devices or display items
4.4
Edit Menu
The Edit Menu contains the following commands.
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Menus
Some commands may be disabled (greyed) depending on what items are selected on the user
interface.
Table 4 Edit Menu
Name
Short cut
Delete Item
Modify Item
Del
Ctrl+M
Description
Deletes the currently selected item.
If the currently selected item is a row in an editable list, then the first
changeable cell is selected and prepared for editing.
Copy
Copies the selected item(s) to the clipboard.
Ctrl+C
Paste
Pastes items from the clipboard to the selected destination.
Ctrl+V
Paste Special
Ctrl+Shift
+V
4.5
Similar to Paste: Opens the Paste Special dialog to allow defaults to
be changed before pasting.
Panel Menu
The Panel Menu contains the following commands:
Table 5 Panel Menu
Name
Short cut
Connect
Ctrl+L
Send Job
This command will establish a connection between the configuration
tool and the panel, enabling most of the other commands in this
menu. Remember to disconnect when you are finished, as a trouble
will be indicated on the fire alarm panel as long as the laptop is
connected
Ctrl+S
Sends the job to the panel
Ctrl+G
Get the job from the panel and store it on the configuration tool's
database. The job becomes the current job, shown in the user
interface.
Get Job
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Description
Panel
Information
Displays detailed information about the panel to which the
configuration tool is connected.
Security Key
Info
Displays a dialog with the security key information such as serial
number, expiry date, number of uses, etc.
Event Log
Displays a list of events from the panel.
Upgrade
Firmware
Opens a wizard which guides the user through the firmware upgrade
process.
Menus
4.6
Tools Menu
The items under the Tools Menu are used mainly for troubleshooting and diagnostic purposes
by the factory.
Table 6 Tools Menus
Name
Short cut
Extract All DB
Validate All
Build Job
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Description
Extracts the latest version of every job to individual database files.
Ctrl+S
Validates the latest version of every job on the database.
Ctrl+B
Builds the job, assuming the latest product version, creating a ".c"
file in the Job Build folder.
Build Job (old
version)...
Builds the job ".c" file for a specified, older product version.
Link Statistics
Displays the connection link statistics
Log Send
Toggle the current state of the "dump on send" option. Causes the
".c" file to be produced and dumped on a Get Job.
Log Get
Toggle the current state of the "dump on get" option. Causes the ".c"
file to be produced and dumped on a Send Get.
Log Comms
Toggles logging of serial communications.
Trace
Toggles the current state of the trace option. When turned on this
causes debug information to be written to a trace file.
Display
Structure
This command will display a dialog that will allow you to view and log
panel data structures.
External Bus
Toggles the "Use External Bus" setting. When turned on, this signals
that the configurator is connected to the External Bus of the panel.
Note:
The Tools menu is only available if you checked the Show Tools Menu option.
See User Preferences.
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Menus
4.7
Quick Bar
Table 7 Quick Bar Icons
New Job
Select Job and
Version
Toggle Edit Job
Copy
Paste
Paste Special
Delete
Print
Compare Jobs
Connect
Send Job
Get Job
Panel Info
Security Key
About
Help On
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Job Tree and Details Pane
5.0
Job Tree and Details Pane
The Job Tree lists the following:
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Job Details
•
Base I/O and associated Loops
•
Bypass Groups
•
Hazard Zones
•
Main Display and associated Display Adders
•
Dialer
•
Common System Status
•
Input Summary
•
Output Summary
Depending on what is selected in the Job Tree, the Details Pane will dynamically display
relevant information.
5.1
Job Details
Figure 26
Job Details
5.1.1 Job Info
Shows details of the job's name, number, creation date and author. The multi-line comments
field can be edited and become part of the job's version history.
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5.1.2 Language
Specifies the language used to display system messages on the front LCD display and on any
LCD annunciator. User defined tags and messages will not be affected.
5.1.3 Options
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Manual Signal Silence
Check to enable the panel's Signal Silence switch.
Fire Drill
Check to enable the panel's Fire Drill switch.
Waterflow Retard Operation
if disabled, all the initiating circuits configured as waterflow act as
non-verified alarms. If enabled, retard operation is performed for
initiating circuits configured as waterflow
Auxiliary Disconnect Alarm
and Supervision
if enabled the auxiliary disconnect operation, disconnects alarm
and supervisory relays disabled the auxiliary disconnect operation
has no effect on the alarm and supervisory relays.
Alarm Transmit Silence
this feature, if checked, causes the Alarm Transmit and Auxiliary
Alarm Relay to reset on Signal Silence rather than by the Reset
switch.
Common Supervisory Relay
this feature, if checked, makes the common supervisory relay act
as a common alarm relay
Signal Isolator Used
check this box if isolators are present on the loop 0 powered
output circuits.
Two Stage Operation
check this box to configure the system as two stage, else it is
single stage.
Second Stage Alarm Relay
Operation
If enabled, the common alarm relay will be used for second stage
only of a two stage system. If disabled, it will be used for both
stages.
Positive Alarm Sequence
check this box to enable the Positive Alarm Sequence feature. It
only applies to alarm input devices with the PA flag (F2) set. This
feature cannot be enabled if Two Stage Operation is enabled.
Monitor Alert
check this box to have the panel produce alert sounds on monitor
in/out activation.
Polled Device Flashes
check this box to cause device LEDs to flash when polled.
Job Tree and Details Pane
Class-A Loop
check this box if the addressable loop on the base panel operates
in Class A mode.
Strobes Type
Specify the Strobe Type that will be used on the panel.
• Gentex
• System Sensor
• Mircom
• Wheelock
Evacuation Code
Specify the Evacuation Code that will be used on the panel.
• Continuous
• March Time
• Temporal
• California
Agency Selection
Specify the Agency Standard that will be used on the panel.
• ULI Standard
• ULC Standard
5.1.4 Timers
Table 8 Timers
Timer Type
Possible Settings
Signal Silence Inhibit
Disabled, 10, 20, 30 seconds, 1 minute
Auto Signal Silence
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 minutes
General Alarm
Disabled, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 minutes
Power Fail Delay
0, 1, 2, 3 hours
5.1.5 Date and Time
Enable Daylight Savings
Enable Daylight Savings.
Clock Daily Compensation
Specify the number of seconds (signed) to be applied daily to the
panel clock.
Enable Auto After Hours
Check this to enable after hours. Use the following controls to
configure after hours settings
Holidays - Modify
Compose a new holiday definition in the YYYY MM DD edit boxes
and press Add holiday. You can specify recurring holiday by using
wild cards. For further instructions on adding/deleting holidays see
Chapter 5.1.6 Holidays.
Daytime Start and End
Hours
Specify when daytime begins and ends.
Weekend Start and End
Hours
Specify when the weekend begins and ends.
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5.1.6 Holidays
This dialog allows you to add and remove holiday definitions for use when a panel is
configured by checking the Enable Auto After Hours option.
Figure 27
Holidays Window
To add a new holiday
1. Compose a new holiday definition in the YYYY MM DD edit boxes.
2. If the holiday lasts longer then one day change the value in the Duration edit box to the
desired length.
3. Click Add Holiday and the holiday will be added to the Holidays defined list.
To specify recurring holidays
Recurring holidays can be specified by using wild cards.
For a holiday that happens once a year enter 9999 in the YYYY edit box.
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e.g. 9999 01 01 for New Years Day.
Enter 99 for a month or day to specify a recurring holiday.
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e.g. 9999 99 01 to specify that the first of every month is a holiday.
•
e.g. 9999 07 99 to specify that the plant is shut down for the whole of July for summer
vacations.
Note:
The program prevents you from entering duplicate holidays, but does not check
for "nested" holidays.
Job Tree and Details Pane
As holidays are added or removed, the list on the "parent" form is maintained to be in
agreement. An error message is displayed if the limit for the total number of holidays would be
exceeded.
To remove a holiday
1. Select the desired date from the Holidays defined list and press Delete Selected
Holiday and the holiday will be removed.
2. Press Close to return to the Job Details form.
5.1.7 Port Settings
Port Protocol
Printer, None
Port Baud Rate
to be added
5.2
Base I/O
Used to set the starting address for AP Devices. If the address is set to 1 CLIP devices are not
permitted to be used.
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5.3
When mixing modes every address assigned to CLIP removes the equal amount
of addresses from the Advanced Protocol addressable sensor and addressable
module range.
Base I/O Details
Loops
The list view displays the hard wired (Conventional) circuits or addressable devices of a Loop,
when that loop is selected in the tree. The base set of columns is the same for both, but there
are some Product and Loop Type dependencies.
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Some columns containing advanced or internal information are normally hidden. They are
listed as Visible / No in the following table. Other columns are conditionally visible. There are
up to three Flag columns (F1, F2 and F3) for flags of various types.
Table 9 Loop Details
Name
Visible
Description
Addr
Yes
For regular addressable devices, the displayed address is the
same as device address. For conventional circuits display adder &
circuit on adder.
Lp
No
Loop Number
Ckt No
No
An internal, sequentially assigned number. One set for inputs,
another for outputs.
Device
Yes
Conventional - fixed hardware loop circuits.
Addressable - chosen when Adding Device(s). Can be edited
conditionally.
Type
Yes
The process Type of the Device. Can be edited (combo box). The
list of Types shown in the combo box will depend on the Device.
E.g. relay modules can be assigned Relay, Signal or Strobe
Sens
On Addressable
Loops
The sensitivity of various sensors. Displays a combo with %age
equivalents of internal absolute values. Takes into account
jurisdiction (ULI vs. ULC).
Sens B
On Addressable
Loops
The after hours and night time sensitivity of a system configured to
have the after hours option.
Tag1
Yes
The text of the tag, in two 20 character fields, representing the
lines displayed on the front panel when an alarm occurs, etc.
Table 10 Flag Columns - F1, F2, F3
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Name
Description
NS
Non Silenceable - used on inputs and supervised Outputs.
NF
Keeps the device LED off when device is active.
NB
Non Bypassable used on relays.
GA
2nd Stage Alarm - used in a two stage system .
RR
Rate of rise. For heat/thermal detectors only. It indicates that alarm activation of this
device is based on the Rate of Rise algorithm.
CA
Class A wiring. For mini-switch, switch or sounder modules only. It indicates that the
wiring of this device is Class-A.
Job Tree and Details Pane
5.4
Bypass Groups
The list view displays the list of bypass groups currently defined in the system. You can
correlate any input or output device to a group, as well as a Led to indicate its status by
selecting Insert / Add Correlations from the main menu. The Led to be correlated must be
defined as "Bypass Zone" type on one of the RAX 1048TZDS display adders. Once a Led is
correlated to a bypass group, it will be used exclusively to indicate the status of that group and
it can not be used for other purposes.
Some columns containing advanced or internal information are normally hidden. They are
listed as Visible / No in the following table.
Table 11 Bypass Groups
5.5
Name
Visible
Description
No.
Yes
Group number of the bypass group
Tag
Yes
Label of the bypass group
Hazard Zones
The Hazard Zone area displays any configured Hazard zones with the following information.
No.
Number of the Hazard Zone.
Zone Label
Label of the Hazard Zone.
Type
Configured as Pre-Action/Agent or Deluge.
Counting
Zone Type
Configured as Single, Double, Triple, 2 Input Type.
Abort Type
Configured as ULI, IRI, NYC, AHJ.
Rel Delay
The maximum value for the RDT is 60 seconds.
Soak Delay
The maximum value for the SDT is 600 seconds.
Man Rel Delay
The maximum value for the MRDT is 60 seconds.
Man Rel
Priority
To ensure a Manual Release Switch overrides an Abort Switch, in the FX3500 configuration software set the Man Rel Priority flag for the Hazard
Zone zone to Yes.
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Job Tree and Details Pane
5.6
Main Display
This form view appears in the top, right pane when the Main Display item is selected in the Job
Tree view.
User Message.
System Normal - specify the message to display on the front panel LCD
when the system is currently normal (no alarm or trouble).
Passcodes
Level 1 - Not required
Level 2 and 3 - Specify the passcode for each level of access. Passcodes
must be numeric and a maximum of 20 digits long.
Access
Levels.
5.7
Specify the level of access for various front panel actions.
Level 1 does not require a passcode but a key to the panel is required
Level 2 is similar to Level 1 with additional access to disable zone
function, fire alarm devices, sensitivity, time and date settings
Level 3 has access to all functions
Display Adder
This list view appears in the top, right pane of the user interface when a display adder is
selected in the Job Tree. The list displays items (LEDs and Switches) of all the frames on the
selected Display Adder.
Table 12 Display Adder Info
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Name
Visible
Description
Idx
Yes
Index - the zero based position of the item on the adder.
CPU
No
The CPU Number of the Annunciator to which the adder is
attached.
Unnamed
Yes
Linked Item - contains an asterisk if the item shares the same
LedGrp with other items. This means that correlations to one such
item are added to all linked items. Linked Items can be created
when Paste Special is used. The linked items can be viewed with
the Linked Items dialog.
Frame
No
The Frame Number. An adder may contribute several frames to an
annunciator. The frame numbers are zero based.
LED
No
The number (zero based) of the first LED of a logical group. For
example, an HOA adder has three LEDs per slide switch. This
column would show 0 for Idx 0, 3 for Idx 1, etc. Due to the way
some adders are arranged (hardware) the LED numbers are in
irregular sequences.
Sw
No
The Switch number (if any) associated with the Idx.
Type
Yes
Initially this is the Type of display item. The values in the combo
box depend on the Adder/Frame type.
Assignment
Yes
Dependent on the Type.
F1
Yes
If the item is some form of switch (Bypass, Slide Switch) etc., then
this flag column can be set to ER (enable required) or none.
Job Tree and Details Pane
Table 12 Display Adder Info
Name
Visible
Description
F2
Yes
For Bypass and Manual Switches, this flag can be set to AR (Aux
Reset Required). For Correlatable Switches it can contain NS (Non
silenceable)
F3
Yes
For Correlatable Switches this flag can contain GA (2nd stage, GA
device). For Bypass and Manual Push Switches it can contain SR
(System Reset Required)
Yes
This flag prevents addressable device’s LED from flashing (and
activating the sounder when present). The LED flashes by default
and may only be changed to NO FLASH if the Authority Having
Jurisdiction allows.
Tag 1
Yes
Except for Common Controls, System Status and Man Ena, a 20
character tag can be entered. It will be used to identify the control
in messages, etc. For some Type/Assignment combinations the tag
is generated and cannot be edited.
Tag 2
Conditional
Correlatable Switches (being analogous to Input Zones) accept a
second line of 20 characters.
F4
5.8
Dialer
This form is displayed when the Dialer tree item is selected. It allows you to configure the
UDACT / Dialer. The dialer can dial out on two phone lines. You must configure an account
and specify the line attributes for both. Line 2 can dial a cell phone. If this is the case the auto
test can be reduced from daily to monthly. The panel can also be configured from the
configuration tool by dialing in to the dialer. See Connect for full details.
5.8.1 Account 1
Account ID
Six digit decimal for the SIA report formats and four digit hexadecimal for
Contact ID.
Telephone
Text Field for telephone number.
Report Format
Choose from SIA110, SIA300, Contact ID
5.8.2 Account 2
Account ID
Six digit decimal for the SIA report formats and four digit hexadecimal for
Contact ID.
Telephone
Text Field for telephone number
Report Format
Choose from SIA110, SIA300, Contact ID
5.8.3 Line 1
Dial Using
Tone/Pulse
Wait
Check to wait for dial tone before dialling
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5.8.4 Line 2
Dial Using
Tone/Pulse
Wait
Check to wait for dial tone before dialling
5.8.5 Report Priority
Alarm
Choose one of the two accounts to use to report Alarms
Supv
Choose one of the two accounts to use to report Supervisory alerts
Trouble
Choose one of the two accounts to use to report Troubles
5.8.6 Timers
AC loss delay
0-20 hours
Line 2 Cellular
Test
Check this box to indicate that Line 2 dials a cell phone. Use the Spin box
to specify the day of the month (1 - 28) for the cell phone test.
Auto test at
Use this spin box to set the time for a daily test of land lines.
5.8.7 Dialer
5.9
Line Retries
Use this Spin Box to specify the number of retries to make (5-10)
Rings
Use this Spin box to specify the number of rings when dialing in to
configure. Warning: if set to zero the next dial in session will not be able
to connect.
Mode
Choose between DACT and UDACT
Enable
Uncheck this box if you wish to set the dialer to the disabled state when
you send the job to the panel. If you receive a job from the panel when
the dialer was temporarily disabled then this check box will be unchecked. The dialer is enabled by default.
Aux
disconnect
If enabled, the dialer will block the alarm and supervisory events from
being reported after the auxiliary disconnect button is pressed
Common System Status
This list view appears in the top, right pane when the Common System Status item is selected
in the Job Tree.
System Statuses are pseudo inputs that can be correlated to outputs. For example:
•
Correlate a signal circuit to operate as a power supply. (using Init Done).
•
Customize the Fire Drill operation.
•
Correlate a relay to operate on Reset Command (using Sys Reset)
5.10 Input / Output Circuit Summary
The Job Tree always contains an Input Summary and Output Summary item. Select either of
these items to see a list of all of the circuits on the job.
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This view of the Input Summary gives an Input UDACT reference number and tag required for
programming by the Central Monitoring Station. On products that support them, this list may
include Correlatable Switches. These will not have a value in the Loop and Address columns.
This view of Output Summary gives an output UDACT reference number and tag required for
programming by the Central Monitoring Station.
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Adding Items to the Job
6.0
Adding Items to the Job
6.1
Add Loop Controllers
To add an ALC-636 Dual Loop Adder
1. Right click anywhere in the Job Tree.
2. Click Add Loop Controller.
3. Loop 2 and Loop 3 will now appear in the Job Tree under Base I/O.
6.2
Add Annunciator
To add an Annunciator
1. Right click anywhere in the Job Tree.
2. Click Add Annunciators.
3. In the Add Annunciator window enter the following information:
Select Type
This control lists the types of Annunciator that can be added to the job.
The list will only shows the types that are allowed for your product type.
Number to
add
Edit this number to add more than one Annunciator to the job.
Tag
This field is enabled only if the panel product supports this feature. If
enabled, enter a description for the Annunciator. If more than one
Annunciator is added they will all receive the same tag. Tags can be
edited in the Annunciator Information view.
Add
Press Add to add Annunciator(s) of the selected type. The Job Tree will
be updated to show the new Annunciator. If the limit for the job is
exceeded an error message will be displayed.
4. The dialog remains open for adding more Annunciators. Press Close to dismiss the
dialog.
6.3
Add Correlations
Figure 29
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Add Correlations Window
Adding Items to the Job
The Add Correlations window shows a tab for every category of circuit or display item, etc.
that can be correlated to the items selected in the Details Pane of the GUI. The tab categories
mirrors and synchronizes with those of the Correlations View. When a tab is selected on one
the corresponding tab is activated on the other.
The content of each tab is dynamically updated as correlations are added or deleted so that
the window always shows the items that are available.
To Add Correlations
1. From the Details Pane right click an item and select Add Correlations. The Add
Correlations window appears.
2. Select the items to be correlated (hold down the Ctrl key and right click the mouse to
select multiple rows) and click the Add button.
3. The window remains open and more correlations can be made, selecting items from
other tabs if necessary. The dialog remains open when another target is selected in
configurator's Details Pane.
4. Click the Close button to close the window.
6.4
Add Device
Figure 30
Add Devices window
To add Devices
1. In the Job Tree select Loop1, Loop2 or Loop3.
2. From the Details Pane right click an item and select Add Devices. The Add Devices
window appears.
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3. Enter the following information:
Type
major device type, with choices such as Photo Det, Ion Det, Supv
Opt Mod, etc.
Process As
combo box is adjusted according to the device type.
Address
specify the address for the new device. This defaults to the lowest
available address for the chosen type. It takes into consideration
that some types (Dual Acclimate and Fire Phone) require two
addresses, one at the chosen address and one at the address +
100. An address appears in the list only if its paired address is also
free.
Number to Add
Specifies how many devices to add by changing the Number to add
value. The configurator will attempt to allocate the devices
sequentially, starting with the address you selected. If there are
insufficient sequential addresses you will be shown a message with
three options.
4. Click Yes to continue
5. The configurator will add the remaining devices where ever empty addresses exist. The
warning message will not appear again for this transaction.
6. Click No to stop.
7. The block of sequential devices added so far will be committed. No further devices will
be added. A second message will tell you how many devices were successfully added.
8. Cancel to abort.
9. The entire transaction will be rolled back. No devices will have been added.
10. If at any time during the transaction there are no more available addresses, the entire
transaction is rolled back. No devices will have been added.
11. After the operation is complete the dialog remains open for re-use. The Address value is
adjusted to account for the devices just added.
12. If there are no available addresses for the chosen Type then the Add button is disabled.
You can select another type, or close the dialog.
13. The Close button dismisses the dialog.
6.5
Add Display Adder
Figure 31
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Add Display Adder window
Adding Items to the Job
To add a Display Adder
1. In the Job Tree select one of the listed annunciators and right click an item and select
Add Display Adder. The Add Display Adder window appears.
2. From the drop down menu select the desired Display Adder.
3. Click Add and the Display Adder will be added to the Job Details under the selected
Annunciator.
6.6
Deleting Correlations
If you change a Device Type, you might see the following message. This can happen after you
have performed an Auto Configuration on the panel.
Figure 32
Change process type warning
If you want to change the Device Type of a circuit that is correlated with a hazard zone, you
must delete the hazard zone from the correlations first.
To delete a correlation
1. Click the correlation, and then click the Edit menu and click Delete Item.
2. Click Yes to delete the correlation.
Hold down the Shift key to select more than one correlation at once.
6.7
Hazard Zones
Hazard zones can be added to FX-3500RCU panels. To determine if you have an FX3500RCU, go up to your panel, press Manual (M), and then press Information (?). If the letters
RCU are displayed at the end of the first line, your panel is an FX-3500RCU.
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Note:
If you send a job with hazard zones to an FX-3500, the FX-3500 configuration
software will display an error message telling you that the panel is the wrong
model and that the job can only be sent to an FX-3500RCU panel.
Hazard zones are configurable by correlating input devices, releasing circuits, (pre)release
signals, and manual release and abort switches. For more information on Releasing
Operation, see LT-1091 FX-3500RCU Releasing Application Guide. The URL for this guide
can be found in section 3.2 Related Documents on page 25.
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Notes: Abort switches are only configurable in Preaction/Agent release applications.
Soak Delay timer is only configurable for Deluge applications.
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6.7.1 Counting Zone Type
Releasing applications must be configured with one of the following Counting Zone types:
Single
Activation of any one input device correlated to the hazard zone will initiate
the release process.
Double
Activation of any two input devices correlated to the hazard zone will confirm
the alarm and initiate the release process.
Triple
Activation of any three input devices correlated to the hazard zone will
initiate the release process.
2 Input Types
Activation of any two different input device types (ion, photo, heat etc.)
correlated to the hazard zone will initiate the release process.
6.7.2 Abort Type
Releasing applications must be configured with one of the following Delay Timer types:
ULI
Press Abort and the timer continues to count down and stops and holds at 10 seconds.
Release the ABORT switch and the timer resumes the countdown at 10 seconds.
IRI
Same as ULI with the following condition: For the Abort switch to function, you must press
and hold the Abort switch before the second zone goes into alarm.
NYC
Pressing the Abort switch causes the control panel to add 90 seconds to the Release
Delay Timer (RDT).
Pressing and holding the Abort switch stops the Release Delay Timer (RDT) from
counting down. Releasing the Abort switch resumes the count down of the RDT.
AHJ
The timer does not start while you press and hold the Abort switch. Press the Abort switch
and the timer resumes counting down. Press the Abort switch again to restore the timer to
its full value. Release the Abort switch and the timer resumes counting down.
6.7.3 Configurable Timers
Releasing applications may be configured with the following timers:
Release Delay Timer
(RDT)
The amount of time from when the Hazard Zone is activated
via correlated input devices until release.
The maximum value for the RDT is 60 seconds.
Soak Delay Timer
(SDT)
The amount of time that the releasing circuit will be active.
Upon the expiration of Soak Timer, the releasing circuits will
be shut off. Only configurable in Deluge applications.
The maximum value for the SDT is 600 seconds.
Configuring the SDT to 0 seconds causes the releasing
circuits to shut off ONLY when the system is reset.
Manual Release Delay Timer
(MRDT)
The amount of time from when the Manual Release Switch is
pressed until release.
The maximum value for the MRDT is 60 seconds.
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Attention: Manual Release cannot be aborted once it has been initiated.
To add a Hazard Zone
1. From the Job Tree select Hazard Zone.
2. Right click in the Details Pane and select Add Zone. A zone will now be added to the
Details Pane.
3. Enter the following Information
Zone Label
Name of the Zone
Type
Pre-Action/Agent or Deluge
Counting Zone Type
Single, Double, Triple, 2 Input Type
Abort Type
ULI, IRI, NYC, AHJ
Rel Delay
The maximum value for the RDT is 60 seconds.
Soak Delay
The maximum value for the SDT is 600 seconds.
Man Release Delay
The maximum value for the MRDT is 60 seconds.
Manual Release Priority
To ensure a Manual Release Switch overrides an
Abort Switch, in the FX-3500 configuration software
set the Man Rel Priority flag for the Hazard Zone
zone to Yes.
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Managing the Database
7.0
Managing the Database
The database stores all jobs and their information. Databases can be Backed Up, Restored or
Compacted.
7.1
Backup Database
Backup database makes a copy of the Master Database.
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Figure 33
If the Keep Only Latest Versions After Backup option of User Preferences is
enabled, old versions of each job in your main database will be deleted, retaining
only the latest version of each job.
Backup Database
To Backup the Database
1. Click File > Backup Database. The file location specified in the User Preference
appears and the file name will be in the form of YYYY-MM-DD.mdb.
2. Click Save. A popup window appears notifying you of a successful backup.
The backup can be used by the Restore Database command to recover all of the jobs in the
database. You can also use the Import command to recover selected jobs from a backup.
Backup your Master Database often and store a copy of the resulting file on a CD or other
media.
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7.2
Restore Database
Restore database reads a database file and imports every job found there, after first deleting
all of the jobs in the current database. The backup database could have been produced by an
older version of the configuration tool, in which case all necessary conversion is performed.
Conversion is sometimes necessary when a new version of the configuration tool is released.
The install program will make a backup and instruct you to run Restore Database to convert all
of your jobs.
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Warning:
Figure 34
When you restore from an older backup you will lose any changes that
have been made since the time of the backup.
Restore Database
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To Restore a Database
1. Click File > Restore Database and a warning appears.
2. Click Yes to continue.
3. The file location specified in the User Preference appears and the file name will be in the
form of YYYY-MM-DD.mdb.
4. Select the desired database and click Open. A popup window appears notifying you of a
successful restoral.
7.3
Compact Database
A database that has been the subject of many deletions and additions can become
fragmented and occupy more space than required. Compact Database executes a standard
MS-Access utility to recover the space and improve performance.
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Note:
This may take several minutes for a large database
To Compact a Database
1. Click File > Compact Database. A status window will appear. There will be no further
notification.
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8.0
Managing Jobs
8.1
Create a New Job
Figure 35
Create Job window
To Create a New Job
1. Click Job > New Job and the Create Job WIndow appears.
2. Enter the Following information:
Enter a description for new
job
This name, which should be unique, will identify the
job throughout its lifetime. Note that in a multiproduct environment the same job name cannot be
used for jobs of different products, even if you don't
currently have access to all possible products. An
error message is displayed if the name is not unique.
The error message will help you identify duplicates
that belong to other products or brands.
Author
The technician who is creating the new job. The
default is automatically inserted but can be
overridden
Comments (Must be entered)
Enter a comment. It can span multiple lines. This will
become part of the job's version history.
Model
Choose the Panel Model for your new job that best
matches the Agency, Description and Language
fields.
Copy current job data
As an alternative to choosing a standard template,
check this box to make a copy of the current job
(which is presently open in the configurator). In this
case the Panel Model and Job Template controls are
disabled.
3. Click OK. The Job will now be created and the corresponding information will be
reflected in the Details Pane.
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8.2
Open Job
Figure 36
Select Job and Version window
Open Job allows the user to select a job and job-version in the database and open it in the
user interface. The Select Job list view shows all of the jobs on the database. By clicking on
the column heading you can sort the jobs by
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Job Number
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Job Description
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Product (where more than one product is supported)
The Select Version list view shows all of the versions of the selected job. This includes the
date and a description.
To open a Job
1. Click Job > Open Job and the Select Job and Version window appears.
2. Select the desired Job and click OK. The Job will now be opened.
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8.3
Import Job
Figure 37
Import Job window
This command imports a selected job/version from an external database or serialized job
archive as created by the export or Backup Database commands. and converts the job to the
current version if necessary. The user chooses the type (MDB or Serialized Archive) and
location of the file to read. The location defaults to the Job File folder specified in User
Preferences.
If the selected type is MDB, then the Microsoft Access database (usually a database that
resulted from a Backup Database) is opened. A list view, similar to the Open Job dialog,
displays jobs contained in the database. The list will be restricted to the Products for which the
user is authorized.
The chosen job is read and copied to the current database using logic common to Restore
Database. If the version of the source database is not too old (no forward conversion is
possible) and is not younger than the current database, then any necessary conversion is
performed. If the database version is not compatible, an error is displayed.
If the selected type is fx2job (a serialized archive, usually the result of Export) then the Jobs
found in the archive's index are listed. The data structures are de-serialized and treated very
much as if they had been downloaded from a panel. The program adjusts older versions of
data structures to the current standard, extracts the data and stores the job on the database.
If the same job (identified by its name) is already on the database, then the next highest
version is assigned to the job.
If a job with the same name is not on the database, then a new job is created.
To import a job
1. Click Job > Import Job and the Select file to import window appears.
2. Select the desired Job and click OK. The Job will now be opened.
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8.4
Export Job
Figure 38
Export Job window
Export is used to exchange a single job, for example between technicians. The fx2job format
results in a very small file, suitable for electronic transmission.
By default, the file is given a name “Jobnn-vv” where nn is the job number and vv is the
version. You can change the name to make it easier to identify the job.
To Export a job
1. Click Job > Export Job and the Export Job window appears.
2. Select the file type to export:
.mdb
A Microsoft Access database containing a single job is produced.
.fx2Job
A compact archive file is produced.
3. Click Save and the job will be exported.
8.5
New Version
To create a new Job version
1. Click Job > New Version. The New Job Version window appears.
2. Enter who is making the change, any related comments and click OK. The version will
now be saved.
8.6
Delete Job Version
Deleting the Job Version deletes the currently open Job from the Database. It will no longer be
accessible form the Version History window.
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To Delete the currently open Job version
1. Click Job > Delete Version. A window asking if you want to permanent delete the
current version appears.
2. Click OK. The job version is now deleted.
8.7
Version History
Figure 39
Version History window
The version history of the current job is displayed in list form, beginning with the most recent
version.
Number
The version number. Each time a new version is created, either with the New
Version command or by getting a job from the panel or an archive, a new
version number is allocated.
Date
The date and time the version was created.
Changed by
The user who created the version.
Description
The description, as entered when the new job version was created.
Type
Uploaded- the new job version was a result of a Get Job. New Job - the user
created a new version manually
Status
Either Locked- the job has been sent to the panel and is locked against editing
or Editable.
To open the Version History Window
1. Click Job > Version History. The version history window appears.
2. Click OK to close the window and return to the main GUI.
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8.8
Compare Job Versions
FOr an in depth explanation on COmparing Jobs and Differences mode see see Chapter 12.0
Differences Mode / Differences Report.
Figure 40
Select Job to Compare window
Primary Job
This field reminds you which job you have already established as
primary job: the base job against which the secondary job will be
compared.
Select Secondary Job:
Select Version
Use the combination of Job and Version to select the secondary
job. The job defaults to the same one you established as Primary.
Normally you will only need to choose a newer version of the
same job. You are prevented from choosing the same Job and
Version for Primary and Secondary.
Just as when establishing the primary job, you can sort the list of
secondary jobs by Job Number, Description or Product
Show Identical Items
Check this box if you want to see not only changes, but also those
items that stayed the same. Normally you will leave this unchecked. Differences are easier to see and Print generates less
output if identical items are not included.
Advanced Options
When you press this button the Advanced Options dialog is
launched. Here you can change some of the more advanced
filtering options. They are normally all checked by default and in
most situations do not need to be changed.
See How to Compare Job Versions for full details
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To Compare Jobs
1. Click Job > Compare Jobs. The Job to Compare window appears.
2. Select the Secondary Job, Version, if you would like to show identical Items and any
Advanced Options. For more information see Chapter 8.8.1 Advanced Compare
Options.
3. Click OK and you will Enter Differences Mode.
8.8.1 Advanced Compare Options
Figure 41
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Advanced Compare Options window
Modified
Check this box to include any item that has been modified. (Modified means
that it is the same adder, circuit, switch, etc. but some attribute has been
changed.) This box is checked by default. You would only un-check this box if
you did not want to see items that have been modified.
Present only in
Secondary Job
Check this box to include items that are only present in the secondary job. This
means that Loop Adders, Annunciators, Display Adders, circuits, etc. that were
not on the base job will be included. This box is checked by default. You would
only un-check this box if you did not want to have new additions reported.
Present only in
Primary Job
Check this box to include items that were only present in the primary job. This
means that Loop Adders, Annunciators, Display Adders, circuits, etc. that were
removed from the primary job will be included. This box is checked by default.
You would only un-check this box if you did not want to have deletions reported.
Advanced
Options
When you press this button the Advanced Options dialog is launched. Here you
can change some of the more advanced filtering options. They are normally all
checked by default and in most situations do not need to be changed.
Notes: Filtering of 'Present only in Secondary' and 'Present only in Primary' do not apply
when presenting the tree. The tree is shown in its entirety, regardless of these
settings. The filtering is only applied to the Device, Display Item and similar lists.
It is intended to make it easy to see what components have been physically
added or removed from the job.
Correlations are not considered to be items in this context. If a correlation was
added, then that is effectively a modification to the item that received the
correlation.
If you chose to check Present only in Secondary Job and/or Present only in
Primary Job, but you do not check Modified, then the circuits, etc. that have only
had correlation changes will not be included
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8.9
Validate Job
To Validate a Job
1. Click Job > Validate Job.
2. If there are no errors with the job there will be no further notifications. If there are errors
with the job a window will appear advising as to what the errors are.
8.10 Edit Job
This command toggles the edit lock on a job.
A newly created job or a new version of an existing job can be edited immediately.
An existing job, freshly opened can be locked at two levels. A job that has never been loaded
to a panel is locked against accidental change. The locking of such a job can be simply
toggled by using the Edit Job menu option. If a job is locked and the user enters keystrokes on
any of the editable forms or lists, a dialog will be shown, asking the you to confirm your intent
to edit the job.
If you answer Yes, the job is unlocked (as if the menu option had been selected). The GUI’s list
and forms then allow editing, with changes taking immediate effect. If you answer No, all
subsequent keystrokes (or mouse clicks) on that form or list are ignored.
A job that has been loaded to the panel has a harder level of locking. It is intended to prevent
the database and panel copies of the job diverging. If the user attempts to toggle the lock from
on to off, then the following message appears.
If you choose to proceed, the job is unlocked. If an attempt is made to edit the same job on
one of its lists or forms, a similar dialog is shown but without the option to unlock the job.
Once a hard locked job has been unlocked, it can only be toggled between soft locked and
unlocked.
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9.0
Working with the Panel
9.1
Connect
Figure 42
Connection window
To connect to the panel
1. Select a connection type:
Direct Serial
Select this option if you have connected a serial cable directly
from the serial port (or USB / UIMIA) of your computer to the fire
alarm panel.
Modem
Select this option if the fire alarm panel is capable of being
programmed remotely. The combo-box will list the modem(s)
found on your computer.
Telephone Number
Enter the phone number to which the fire alarm panel is
connected. The text field will show the last number you entered.
2. Click Connect. Once a connection has connected you might see the following window
detailing that the panel time and the PC do not match. Click Yes and the update Panel
time window appears.
3. Set the time and click OK.
4. You will be informed that the time has been updated. Click OK.
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9.2
Send Job
To send a job to the panel
1. Click Panel > Send Job. A confirmation window will appear.
2. Click Yes. Once the job has been successfully sent a confirmation window will appear.
Click OK.
9.3
Get Job
To get a job from the panel
1. Click Panel > Get Job. The create job window will appear.
2. Enter the Job information and click OK. Once the job has been retrieved a confirmation
window will appear. Click OK.
9.4
Panel Information
This dialog displays a summary of panel and the configurator information, with options to view
more detail. The information includes:
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The Product Version
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Name and Version of the job currently loaded on the panel.
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Model (deduced from Product, System (build) Type and Hardware Features).
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The Date it was sent
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The ESD and Tech who sent / owns the job. (For products secured with a key)
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Security Key SIN. (For products secured with a key)
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FXConfig Version
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Date and Time Last Changed
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Number of times auto configured.
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The Panel Time.
An Advanced button launches Advanced Panel Info which retrieves and displays the Type,
Product Version, Language, on line status, etc. of all Nodes and their CPUS.
An Update button allows the panel time to be corrected/updated from the configurator for
those products that support the feature.
9.4.1 Advanced Panel Information
Polls all the nodes on the panel and checks their status against the configuration. This
information may not appear for all annunciators.
The following information is displayed:
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Node - address
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Type - CPU Type
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Version - current firmware version (n/a for RA1000)
Working with the Panel
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Language - language in firmware (standard messages/menu etc.),
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System Type - one of the following
•Compact Build
•Large Build
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HW Type - "base" or "Exp. Master" for the Large board
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HW Vers - currently always VX.X.X,
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Status - one of the following
•Online
•Not responding
•Wrong type (configured as "xxxx" )
•Unconfigured CPU
•Firmware version mismatch.
•Address mismatch (configured as node xx).
•Offline trouble: xxx xxx
9.5
Event Log
The Event Log dialog has 2 tabs, one for the General log and one for the Alarm log. The
operations of each tab are identical. When the dialog is displayed, events of the currently
active tab will be read from the panel automatically in the background and start filling the list
with event data.
A simple status field is shown at the bottom to indicate the progress of reading the events.
Events are shown on a list with the columns: No., Date and Time and Event Description. Scroll
the list up or down to see more events.
You may stop the background read process by clicking the Stop button at any time. To re-read
the list, click the Refresh button. The list of the active tab will be cleared and the background
read will be initiated again. It is not necessary to press the Refresh button just to read any new
events because they will be added to the top of the list automatically if the background read is
not stopped.
Clicking the Export button will let you export the list of the active tab to a CSV file. The CSV file
could be imported to common spreadsheet software such as MS Excel for further analysis.
Click Close to close the dialog.
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9.6
Upgrade Firmware
To Upgrade the firmware
1. Click Panel > Upgrade Firmware and a wizard appears.
2. The following dialogue should appear:
3. Browse to the location of the firmware file, press Next and follow the on screen
instructions in the subsequent dialogue:
4. Press Next and a final dialogue will display showing the firmware upgrade status.
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Tools Menu
10.0 Tools Menu
10.1 Extract All DB
This command extracts every job on the database and produces an individual database file for
each. It has the same effect as running Export Job for every job. Unlike Export Job, you do not
have the choice of making a compact serial archive (FX2Job)
10.2 Validate All
This command will validate the latest version of every job on the database. It also produces a
C file for each job and stores it in the Job Build folder.
It has the same effect as using Validate Job on each job. Before the process starts, it displays
the Build Job dialog so that you can specify the version of the product to be built.
10.3 Build Job
This command validates and builds the current job, producing a C file in the Job Build folder.
It performs the build assuming the latest product version.
10.4 Build Job Old Versions
This command validates and builds the current job, producing a C file in the Job Build folder.
It first shows the Build dialog so that you can choose the product version. You can use this
command to produce the C files for older versions of the panel.
10.5 Link Statistics
This command displays statistics for the connection between the configurator and the fire
alarm panel.
10.6 Log Send
Toggle the current state of the "dump on send" option. Causes the ".c" file to be produced and
dumped on a Get Job.
10.7 Log Get
Toggle the current state of the "dump on get" option. Causes the ".c" file to be produced and
dumped on a Send Get.
10.8 Log Comms
Toggles logging of serial communications.
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10.9 Trace
Toggles the current state of the trace option. When turned on this causes debug information to
be written to a trace file
10.10 Display Structure
This utility allows you to view the contents of a panel data structure. You have the option of
continually retrieving and displaying the same structure at a refresh rate you specify. You can
also log the results to a file.
To display a structure proceed as follows.
1. Connect to the panel and click Display Structure under the Tools menu (you must have
selected Show Tools Menu under preferences). The following dialog appears.
2. Choose the CPU.
3. Choose the Structure on that CPU. Loop structures are qualified with a loop number. e.g.
gLCUPollData - Loop 2.
4. Choose the entry (for Poll Data there is one entry per device, other structures may be
organized differently.
5. Choose how many entries to display. The maximum is adjusted automatically to
compensate for the selected start entry. Note: The actual entries on the panel may be
less than the maximum. If you choose a start entry higher than the actual number of
entries on the panel you will get an error message. If you choose a number of entries
greater than those actually on the panel, you will receive only those that are present.
6. You can get a "one shot" display by pressing Refresh.
7. To run continuously, select a refresh rate and press Start.
8. To log to file check the Log To File box and specify a destination file.
9. You can adjust the refresh rate, the start entry and the number of entries while the
display is running. They will take effect after the next interval has expired.
10. To view a different structure you must first press stop.
10.11 External Bus
Toggles the "Use External Bus" setting. When turned on, this signals that the configurator is
connected to the External Bus of the panel.
10.12 About FX-3500 Configuration Utility
Displays the copyright notice and version number of your copy of the Configuration Utility.
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10.13 Paste Special - Circuits, Adders or Entire Loops
This dialog appears in response to a Paste Special when pasting circuits, conventional adders
or entire loops.
The text summarizes what is being pasted and its destination.
e.g Copying Node 1, or Pasting 3 devices to loop 2.
Number of copies
specifies the number of copies to make. The paste operation will
attempt to make the specified number of copies. If the capacity of
the destination is exceeded a message will be displayed to inform
the user how many were successfully made.
Copy I/O correlations
If this box is checked the copied device(s) will have the same I/O
correlations as the original.
Copy display correlations
If this box is checked the copied device(s) will have the same
display correlations as the original.
Retain Address
Check this box to retain the same addresses on the copied
devices. A message will inform the user if this is not possible.
Retain Address can fail if the destination loop controller does not
have sufficient free addresses. Retain Address will always fail if
the source and destination are the same loop.
10.14 Paste Special - Display Items, Display Adders or Annunciators
This dialog appears in response to a Paste Special when pasting display items, display adders
or entire annunciators.
The text summarizes what is being pasted and its destination.
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e.g Copying Node 33, or Pasting 3 display items to frame 0.
Number of copies
specifies the number of copies to make. The paste operation will
attempt to make the specified number of copies. If the capacity of
the destination is exceeded a message will be displayed to inform
the user how many were successfully made.
Make New Copy
Choose this option to make an unrelated replica of the source.
Copy I/O Correlations
If this option is checked, the new display item(s) will be correlated
to the same circuits and devices as the source.
Make Reference Copy
Choose this option to make a reference copy of the source.
A regular copy is defined as follows.
The LEDs and/or switches are copied using newly assigned LED Grps.
Common Control Status LEDS are an exception - all similar types share the same Grp. e.g. A
copied and pasted Signal Silence would retain the LED Grp of the source.
All attributes (tags, flags, etc.) are replicated.
If IO Corrs is checked, then these too are assigned to the new copy. This is a "deep" copy.
If IO Corrs is not checked, then of course they are not copied. This is the "shallow" copy.
A Reference copy is defined as follows.
New LEDs and switches are defined, but they retain the LED Grp of the source.
If any 3 POSITION SLIDE SWITCH is encountered while attempting a "Reference Copy" of
individual items, a complete adder or an entire annunciator, an error message is displayed and
a roll back of the operation occurs.
Both the new copy and the source (and any subsequent reference copies) will be marked with
an asterisk to warn the user that the items are 'linked" or cross referenced. A change to one
(e.g. addition of CORRS) affects the others.
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Correlations Pane
11.0 Correlations Pane
Most of the primary list views (shown in the top right pane) are used in combination with a
correlation view in the bottom right pane. The correlation view is a tabbed pane. Each tab
shows a different category of circuit, display LED, etc.
Figure 43
Correlations Pane
11.1 Input Circuit Correlations
If the currently selected circuit(s) is/are inputs then the correlation view has tabs for:
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Signals
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Relays
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Display Points (Input Zone and Bypass, etc.)
11.2 Output Circuit Correlations
If the currently selected circuit(s) is/are outputs then the correlation view has tabs for:
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Alarm
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Supv
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Trouble
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Monitor
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Display Points (Output Zones and Bypass LEDs etc.).
When the user selects Add Correlations a non-modal dialog is used to display the circuits and
display items that are eligible to be correlated to the selected items in the top, right pane. It has
the same set of tabs as the correlation view. It is kept synchronized with the correlation view: if
a certain tab category is selected on one, its counterpart is automatically selected on the other.
As correlations are added to the current set, they are removed from the available set.
If multiple items are selected in the top pane, then the correlations view will only show those
correlations that are common to all of them. This means the set of displayed correlations can
shrink to the empty set. If the user selects a mix of input and outputs no correlations can be
shown
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Differences Mode / Differences Report
12.0 Differences Mode / Differences
Report
12.1 Introduction
The configurator has the capability of comparing two jobs. Once differences mode is entered
the job tree shows which elements have been added, removed or changed. The list views
show in more detail which items have been modified or whether correlations have been added
or removed.
In differences mode a report can be printed. The scope and depth of the print report can be
chosen, similar to when printing a single job.
The differences report is intended primarily to provide the authorities with a detailed list of what
has (and what has not) been changed. Such a report can used to justify only minor re-testing
of an installation.
12.2 Primary vs. Secondary Job
In this document we will refer to Primary and Secondary jobs. The primary is normally the
older job, currently in service. It is the base against which the secondary job - the newer,
modified job - is to be compared.
You will normally first establish the primary job by opening it using the Job Menu and choosing
the desired Job and Version. Then you will invoke differences mode, where the secondary job
is chosen.
This document occasionally refers to items that have been added or deleted. These terms are
used with respect to the primary - assuming that the primary is the older job. There is nothing
to prevent you from reversing this convention and establishing a newer job as the primary.
12.3 Initiating Differences Mode
Differences mode can be initiated either by selecting Compare Job Version from the Job
Menu, or by clicking the Differences icon in the tool bar.
When you initiate Job Compare, the Job Compare Dialog is displayed.
Press OK to enter differences mode. This can take several minutes, as the program examines
every component of each job and decides if it is added, removed or changed. Correlations are
also compared during this phase. A changed correlation is reflected not only in the correlations
list, but is propagated (as a modification) up to the device or circuit list and from there to the
Device Loop in the job tree. A dialog is displayed to inform the user of the progress of
difference reporting and to allow the action to be canceled. If you cancel, the display reverts to
the primary job, in normal mode.
Interpreting the results
When the comparisons have all been made, the jobs are presented as one job tree. See
below.
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The magnifying glass icon represents an item that has been modified, symbolizing that it
warrants a closer look: some lower level attributes have changed.
Items that have not changed are given the green check mark icon. More precisely, this means
that there were no reportable changes on this item or any of its lower levels. If you chose a
non-standard set of options and excluded, for example '..items that are modified', then a green
check mark will appear if there are modifications, but no deletions and additions. This is
because you chose to ignore or exclude them. This icon is only used in the job tree. Items in
list views are suppressed completely if you choose not to include items that are identical. If
you include items that are identical, then they have no icon at all. This is to avoid clutter and
aid readability of the lists.
Notice that the Main Display itself did not change. None of its attributes were changed. The
fact that some changes were made to its Base Control/annun. does not cause the Main
Display itself to be marked as changed.
An item that has been removed (is present on the primary job, but not present on the
secondary) is depicted with this symbol.
And, conversely, items that have been added are identified with this symbol.
Where a minor modification to a form, a device, LED or switch has been made, two adjacent
rows are presented. The attributes that remained the same are represented by ditto marks in
the second row.
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Where the only difference between two list items is in its correlations, the magnifying glass
symbol is used. Again, this means that the user can click on it to view the actual changes: in
this case, the correlations in the bottom, right pane.
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Printing
13.0 Printing
The print and print preview operations function just as in regular mode. (See Print) You can
choose to print the differences of the entire job, a single node, or a node and its sub-nodes. In
addition to choosing how much of the job to print, you can also decide whether to print Outputs
with Input Correlations, Inputs with Output Correlations or Display Correlations.
If you chose to suppress identical items when you entered differences mode, then any node in
the tree that is marked with a green check mark will not be printed. Items whose only
difference is in the lower level correlations are also not printed: only the actual correlations. On
the printout the symbols - - > and < - - are used in place of the added and removed icons. The
same symbols are used on pairs of lines to indicate which one is from the primary ( < -- ) and
secondary ( - - > ).
If the print range of the job was Complete Job, then you may decide to choose only one of
Input or Output Correlations, since every input has a corresponding output somewhere on the
job. Be aware that if the print range does not encompass the complete job, then selecting only
Input or Output may not include all correlations.
The Input and Output summaries will list any changes to the UDACT numbers to be reported
to the authorities.
TIP: Print Preview works best if you maximize the Preview window (other windows can't cover
part of it, requiring a redraw when moved) and zoom in/out so that a complete out put page fits
in the window (you don't have to scroll to view other parts of a page, which would cause
frequent redrawing).
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When you initiate either Print or Print preview, the following dialog is displayed.
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Print Range
You can specify the range or scope of the print job using these
controls
Complete Job
Regardless of what item in the Job Tree you currently have
selected, the complete job will be printed. The print program will
print all of the details of the Base Panel, followed by all of its loops,
main display, etc. Then it will progress to the next major node of
the tree (e.g Loop Adder, CPU 1), printing its details and all of its
contained loops. This process continues in a depth first manner,
until the entire job has been traversed and printed. Each node of
the tree is started on a new page.
Current Node
If you choose this option, the print job is restricted to details of the
tree node or job component that you currently have selected in the
Job Tree. No details of contained loops, etc. are printed.
Current Node and
Subnodes
this option prints details of the currently selected tree node and all
of its sub-items (and those items' sub-items, if any)..
Outputs with Input Corrs
If this box is checked, then the Inputs correlated to Output circuits
are printed in addition to the regular print. This is done for any
relevant tree nodes / loops that are included in the scope of the
print job.
Inputs with Output Corrs
If this check box is checked, then the Outputs correlated to Input
circuits are printed. Status correlations are included with this
option. This is done for any tree nodes / loops that are included in
the scope of the print job.
Printing
Display Corrs
If this check box is checked, then the Display correlations are
printed. This is done for any relevant tree nodes / loops that are
included in the scope of the print job.
General Note - Correlations
If a tree node has no correlations, then it is skipped entirely by the
print program. If a tree node has correlations, then a header is
printed for every "correlated from" device. Beneath it, and tabbed,
are all of the devices
to it. If it has
none, the major header is still printed
Setup
This button launches the standard Windows © printer setup
dialog. You may choose a printer other than the default, or select a
different paper size. The print program is designed to fit all
information on Letter sized paper (8 ½ by 11) in portrait
orientation. You may also choose Legal sized paper (8 ½ by 14).
The print program will take advantage of the longer paper and fit
more devices on one page for list views and correlations. If you
choose smaller paper the font will be scaled down accordingly
(within practical limits).
Pages
this check box is only available when performing a print. It is
disabled for print preview
During preparation of a print preview or a print you will notice that
the program makes one first pass through the tree nodes and
loops that are in scope. It does this to calculate the page count.
However, the program cannot insert the Max Page Number into
the dialog because it is not known at that time.
If you need to repeat part of a print job (e.g. because the printer
jammed part way through a job), then you must note the start page
and the end page - up to the maximum number of calculated
pages - and enter them in the From and To fields.
Generally, you can more easily control which portions of a job you
wish to have printed by selecting a node in the tree and printing
only that node.
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Printing
13.1 Print Setup
Launch the standard Windows Print Setup dialog to specify the printer, paper size and
orientation, etc.
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