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User Guide
AutroClient
Autroprime Interactive Fire Detection System
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Introduction
Table of Contents
1. Introduction .......................................................................4 1.1 1.2 1.3 About the Handbook.......................................................................... 4 The Reader ....................................................................................... 4 The Reader ....................................................................................... 4 2. General Description ..........................................................5 3. Setting up the System ......................................................6 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Minimum PC-requirements................................................................ 6 Installing the Software ....................................................................... 6 AutroClient ......................................................................................... 7 AutroClient off-line connection .......................................................... 7 AutroClient on-line connection .......................................................... 8 4. Operating the Tool ............................................................9 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Overview............................................................................................ 9 Monitoring mode ................................................................................ 9 Control mode ..................................................................................... 10 4.3.1 User panel commands ............................................................ 10 4.3.2 Advanced user commands ..................................................... 11 4.3.3 Time and date ......................................................................... 11 4.3.4 Sound pattern.......................................................................... 12 4.3.5 Disable units............................................................................ 12 4.3.6 Activation test mode ................................................................ 12 Configuration mode ........................................................................... 13 4.4.1 Configuring unit properties ...................................................... 14 4.4.2 Configuring Detection Zones .................................................. 15 4.4.3 Configuring Alarm Zones ........................................................ 16 4.4.4 Configuring Activation Groups ................................................ 16 4.4.5 Configuring Disable Input Devices .......................................... 21 5. Reader’s Comments .........................................................22 User Guide AutroClient, Autroprime Interactive Fire Detection System, 116-P-APRIME2-AUTCLI/LGB, 2012-06-15,
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Introduction
1. Introduction
1.1 About the Handbook
This handbook is intended to provide all necessary information for the
operation of the AutroClient Tool, used for Autroprime Interactive
Fire Detection System.
1.2 The Reader
The handbook is intended to be used by Autronica Fire and Security
service and technical personnel who are responsible for the
installation and verification of fire detection systems (Autroprime).
1.3 The Reader
Reference documentation comprises the technical marketing
documentation for interactive fire detection systems (Autroprime).
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General Description
2. General Description
AutroClient is a PC-based configuring and service tool,
running under Windows XP / Win7. AutroClient includes the following
main features:
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Unit statuses like alarm, fault, disable, output activation,
supervisory and test will be displayed
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Presents the graphical topology of the panel, loop units, onboard
and MIMIC units
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Rename units
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Reconfigure points in releation to detection zone
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Reconfigure fire alarm device in releation to alarm zones
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Create activation groups and connect inputs like inputs, points, and
detection zones. Connect outputs like fire alarm devices, alarm
zones and outputs. Configuring activation group criteria like input,
fault, disable, output state, voting and silence
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The AutroClient can be used to send commands to the Autroprime
panel like disable and enabled of units, save config and restart
panel etc.
AutroClient can be used to generate Config.xml off-line configuration
or connected to an Autroprime panel for on-line configuration. After an
on-line configuration the user has to save the configuration and restart
the Autroprime.
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Setting up the System
3. Setting up the System
3.1 Minimum PC requirements
Intel Core or higher, running all facilities available.
Windows XP / Win7.
2 GB of RAM is recommended.
Monitor with resolution of 1280 x 800 HiColor (32 bits), is
recommended.
3.2 Installing the software
The following files are needed to run the AutroClient:
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autroclient.css
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autroclient.exe
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libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
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mingwm10.dll
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QtCore4.dll
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QtGui4.dll
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QtNetwork4.dll
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QtScript4.dll
Figure 1. AutroClient software files.
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Copy the files to any folder/directory you want.
Create a Shortcut to the autroclient.exe file by dragging the file
from windows explorer to your desktop. An icon with the Autronica
logo will appear on your desktop if you succeeded.
To start the AutroClient, double-click the Autronica icon.
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Setting up the System
3.3 AutroClient
The AutroClient has an off-line and an on-line connection option to
load configuration.
Figure 2. AutroClient with no configuration loaded (start-up screen)
3.4 AutroClient off-line connection
The AutroClient can be used as a configuration tool for the Autroprime in the same way as the AutroSafe Configuration Tool. All you
need is an existing Autroprime configuration file; Config.xml from your
installation. Start the AutroClient and select the “Open” button to load
the Config.xml file.
Figure 3. AutroClient off-line connection.
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3.5 AutroClient on-line connection
The AutroClient can also be used as an on-line configuration tool and
a “lightweight AutroMaster” to monitor Autroprime panels, receiving
alarms, faults, disablements, etc. It can also be used to transmit
commands like disable, ack faults, silence, reset etc.
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Start the AutroClient, type in an URL panel’s IP address or a
server/ AutroMaster address and type in a Proxy address if
needed.
Type the user name and password for the Autroprime system in
question and select the “Connect” button. See figure 4.
Figure 4. AutroClient on-line connection.
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Operating the Tool
4. Operating the Tool
4.1 Overview
The AutroClient has several windows/entries for configuration and for
monitoring Autroprime panel states. The configuration views will be
the same in off-line (when a Config.xml file is loaded) and on-line
(connected to an Autroprime panel) modes.
The AutroClient has three operation modes (access levels), the
Monitoring mode (read only), the Control mode (send operating
commands) and the Configuration mode (configure system unit
relations), of which the two latter are protected by passwords.
4.2 Monitoring mode
The AutroClient monitoring mode is the read only mode and the
default mode of the AutroClient. The system topology will be
presented in the Site view, which displays each unit’s property, but the
properties can not be changed.
In off-line mode (loading a Config.xml file) only the Site view will be
present.
In the online mode (AutroClient connected to an Autroprime panel) the
Site view and the status views will be present. The status views are
the Alarm, Fault, Disable, Activate, Supervisory and Test view.
Figure 5. AutroClient in Monitoring mode.
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4.3 Control mode
The AutroClient control mode is used when the AutroClient is
connected to an Autroprime panel. In the control mode the user can
execute panel operations like Reset, Silence, Ack faults, disable units,
set units in test etc.
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To enter control mode, select the ComboBox Control option from
the AutroClient toolbar as shown in figure 6.
Type the password “1234”
Figure 6. Set the AutroClient in Control mode.
4.3.1 User panel commands
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To use the User panel commands like Reset, Silence etc. from the
AutroClient, open a connection to an Autroprime panel and set the
AutroClient in Control mode.
Select the Sites in the tree control and select the Autroprime
operator panel. The user panel command buttons will be displayed.
Figure 7. AutroClient user panel commands.
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When selecting one of the user panel command buttons the
AutroClient will transmit a command message to the Autroprime
panel. The following user commands are available:
Reset: Reset alarms, remove faults etc. from the panel.
Silence: Silence Fire Alarm Devices
Resound: Resound Fire Alarm Devices
Prolong: Used on delayed Detection Zones in silent alarm to prolong
delay of activation.
Block: Used on SOLAS Detection Zones to block activation.
Activate: Used on delayed Detection Zones to start activation before
the delay has expired.
DayMode: The panel will be in day mode and delayed activation will
be enabled.
NightMode: The panel will be in night mode and immediate activation
will be enabled.
Ack Faults: All faults will be acknowledged.
4.3.2 Advanced user commands
The AutroClient’s Advanced User Commands are used for saving the
config file and restart the panel, and will often be used when
reconfiguring the panel.
The following Advanced user commands are available:
Save config: Saves the Autroprime Config.xml file.
Restart panel: Restart the Autroprime panel.
Loop power calculation: Calculation of each loop current
consumption. The loop current setting for each loop connected to the
selected panel can be set. The “Calc current consumption” displays
the loop current consumption calculated from the connected loop units
in an alarm situation. The “Validation” field indicates “FAILED” if the
Calc current consumption exceeds the “Loop current” setting.
Figure 8. Loop power calculator.
Clear log: Clear the Autroprime panel log.
4.3.3 Time and date
The AutroClient Time and Date command is used to update the time
and date at the Autroprime panel.
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4.3.4 Sound pattern
The AutroClient Sound pattern command is used to change the
default sound patterns.
4.3.5 Disable units
The AutroClient can be used to disable and enable units and loops.
The disable and enable buttons will be displayed when selecting a unit
or a loop. For units, the disable time can be set manually, the default
value being 60 seconds.
4.3.6 Activation test mode
The AutroClient can be used to activate outputs by setting them into
test mode. The detectors with LED will display an Activate LED button
when selected. When selected, the AutroClient will send an Activate
LED command to the Autroprime panel and the detector LED will be lit
for 10 seconds.
Figure 9. AutroClient displays control buttons for the selected detector.
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4.4 Configuration mode
The AutroClient configuration mode is used when the AutroClient is
connected to an Autroprime panel or in off-line mode when the
configuration is loaded from Config.xml.
In configuration mode the user can;
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rename units
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add and delete Detection Zones and Alarm Zones
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move points (detectors) to other Detection Zones
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move Fire Alarm Devices to other Alarm Zones
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add, delete or modify activation groups.
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modify System settings data (not yet available)
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To set the AutroClient in configuration mode, select the ComboBox
Configuration option in the AutroClient toolbar as shown in figure
10.
Type the password “9999”
Figure 10. Set the AutroClient in Configuration mode.
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4.4.1 Configuring unit properties
In the Site view, the panel topology will be listed. When selecting a
loop driver. the connected loop units will be listed in a table as shown
below.
Figure 11. AutroClient Site view.
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To change a unit name, double click the name and type in a new
one, the same will apply for the Detection Zones and the Alarm
Zones.
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For the onboard unit the function can also be changed, double click
the function, and a combo box with optional functions for the
selected unit will be displayed.
Figure 12. AutroClient Site view, changing onboard unit function.
The filter function in the system view can filter the unit tree view by
name, function or hardware. The filter function is useful when
changing a common property like override dependency and delay for
manual call points. To do this operation type in “manual call point” or
“bf” which is the hardware name and use the multiple select in the unit
tree view, then change the override dependency and delay property
for one of the selected manual call points. The property will be
updated for all the selected manual call points.
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Figure 13. Using filter and multiple select in system view to change properties on
several units.
4.4.2 Configuring Detection Zones
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To configure the Detection Zones select the AutroClient toolbar DZ
button and the Detection Zones view is displayed. For a default
configuration all the detectors are connected to the Default
Detection Zone.
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To add a new Detection Zone type a name and select a function.
The function options are Immediate, Dependency,Delayed
dependency, Delayed and SOLAS. The new Detection Zone will be
connected to the panel shown in the tree control (left side view).
Figure 14. AutroClient Detection Zone view.
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To move detectors to the new Detection Zone, use drag and drop
in the tree view. Select the points and drag them from the Default
Detection Zone or another zone and drop them on the new
Detection Zone.
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To change the Detection Zone name double click on the name and
edit, to change the Detection Zone function double click on the
function and a combo box will be displayed for selection.
The Detection Zone view has also got a filter option which is used to
filter Detection Zones or points by name, function or hardware. This
option is case-insensitive. The filter is very useful for large
configurations.
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4.4.3 Configuring Alarm Zones
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To configure the Alarm Zones, select the AutroClient toolbar AZ
button and the Alarm Zones view is displayed. For a default
configuration all the Fire Alarm Devices are connected to the
Default Alarm Zone.
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To add a new Alarm Zone, first select an Alarm Zone in the tree
view (left side view) which should be the Parent Alarm Zone and
type a name. The new Alarm Zone will be connected to the
selected Alarm Zone shown in the tree control.
Figure 15. AutroClient Alarm Zone view.
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To move Fire Alarm Devices to the new Alarm Zone, use drag and
drop in the tree view. Select the Fire Alarm Devices and drag them
from the Default Alarm Zone or another zone and drop them into
the new Alarm Zone.
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To change the Alarm Zone name, double click the name and edit.
4.4.4 Configuring Activation Groups
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To configure the cause/effect properties, select the AutroClient
toolbar CauseEffect button and the cause/effect view will be
displayed.
Note that all responses/actions (“CauseEffect“) executed by the
Autroprime panel, based on events from units, are in terms of
“activation group“
Figure 16. AutroClient cause/effect view.
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To create a new activation group type in a name and select a
function from the following options:
Input activation: Inputs activating outputs
Point activation: Points activating outputs
DZ activation: Detection Zones activating Alarm Zones and/or
outputs.
AZ neighbour activation: Alarm Zones neighbour / alert activation.
Output activation: Outputs activating other outputs.
After adding an activation group, the activation group will be displayed
in the panel’s tree view and in the table, listing the activation groups
with its properties.
In the activation group table the user can modify the input and output
state by double clicking the state and a combo box with options will be
displayed. The activation on fault, disabled and silence properties can
be checked.
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To add units to the activation group, select the activation group
name in the table view and the activation group will be expand in
the tree view. See figure below.
Figure 17. AutroClient’s cause/effect view, input activation group selected.
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Select the activation group’s “Input” item in the tree view. The
available inputs that can be added to the activation group will be
displayed.
Figure 18. AutroClient cause/effect view, displaying inputs that can be added to the
input activation group.
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To add units to the activation group, select and drag the units from
the table view to the activation group’s “Inputs” item in the tree
view. The same will apply when adding outputs to the activation
group. Select the activation group’s “Ouputs” item and the outputs
will be displayed in the table view. Use drag and drop to add the
outputs to the activation group.
Figure 19. AutroClient cause/effect view, displaying outputs that can be connected to
the input activation group.
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An activation group has the following properties:
Name: The activation group name.
Function: The activation group type / function.
Activation on Input state: The activation group output(s) will be
activated if one of the activation group inputs enters the input state.
The inputs state options are dependent on the activation group
selected. For a point activation group the point alarm state is the input
state (Alarm, PreAlarm, Alarm Test or PreAlarm Test). A DZ activation
group the input state will be the DZ activation state (Large Alarm,
Small Alarm, Silence Alarm, DZ PreAlarm, Alarm Blocked).
Activation on Fault state: The activation group output(s) will be
activated if one of the activation group inputs enters fault state. The
fault state impact is also dependent on the voting state, if the voting is
set to “1 input state” the fault state is ignored.
Activation on Disable state: The activation group output(s) will be
activated if one of the activation group inputs enters disable state. The
disable state impact is also dependent on the voting state, if the voting
is set to “1 input state” the disable state is ignored.
Silence: The silence property is set to turn off the activation group
when the panel is silenced (silence command is activated by the panel
operator). The Detection Zone activate group has set the silence
property when activating Alarm Zones, since the Alarm Zones shall be
deactivated at silence. Point, input and output activation groups has
also the silence option, the default value is off, setting the silence
property for these groups and there connected outputs will turned off
at silence.
Voting on state: The voting of input, fault and/or disable state, see
next section for detail description.
Output state: The state that the connected outputs will enter when
the activation group is active. The output state options are dependent
on the connected outputs. For a Alarm Zone the Alarm Zone state is
the output state (General Alarm, Evacuate, Alert, Bell Test, User1,
User2 or User3). For output units like general output, door etc. the
output state will only be set to “On”.
The activation groups have got the following voting options as shown
below.
Figure 20. AutroClient cause/effect view, displaying voting options for a Point Activation
Group.
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1 Any State: One unit in any state will activate the outputs in the
activation group. Any state is input state, fault state or disable state;
the input state depends on the type of activation group. For an input
activation group the input state is ON, for a point activation group the
input state is either Alarm, PreAlarm, AlarmTest or PreAlarmTest.
1 Input State: One unit in input state will activate the outputs in the
activation group. Units in fault or disable state will not activate the
outputs.
2 Input OR 1 Input + 1 Any State: Two units in input state or one
unit in input state and one unit in any state will activate the outputs in
the activation group. Thus, the activation group must always have one
unit in input state to activate. For a point activation group one of the
points must be in alarm state to activate the activation group.
The Activation Group view also has got a filter option which is used to
filter activation group by name or units connected to activation groups
by name, function or hardware and it is case-insensitive. The filter is
very useful for large configurations.
There is also a filter function to find Detection Zones that has no
relation to an Alarm Zone, to display this select a Detection Zone
activation group and select the input and type in “missing az” as filter.
The Detection Zones with no Alarm Zone activation will be displayed.
Figure 21. AutroClient cause/effect view, displaying voting options for a Point Activation
Group.
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4.4.5 Configuring Disable Input Devices

To configure the disable input devices, select the AutroClient
toolbar Disable DZ button and the disable DZ view will be
displayed.
Figure 22. AutroClient’s Disable Detection Zone view, displaying Detection Zones
connected to disable input devices.
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Select a disable input device and all the detection zones will be
listed.
Use drag and drop to connect detection zones to the disable
device.
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