1.0 Connecting OpenGN to FleX-Net
1.0 Connecting OpenGN to FleX-NetTM
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Note:
These instructions should be completed by someone familiar with configuring
FleX-NetTM. See LT-894, the FleXNet Installation and Operations Manual.
You need:
1.1
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Serial cable or USB cable
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UIMA cable
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Registered CodeMeter key for FleX-NetTM
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MGC Fire Detection and Mass Notification Configurator version 11 or higher
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Ethernet cable (maximum 300’)
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OpenGN and OpenGN Gateway version 3.2 or later
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OpenGN license key
Overview
To connect OpenGN to FleX-NetTM, you must:
1. Configure FleX-Net™
2. Export the Job File
3. Import the Job File into OpenGN
4. Connect the OpenGN Gateway to FleX-Net™
5. Configure the OpenGN Gateway
6. Verify the Connection in the OpenGN Gateway
Follow the instructions below to complete these steps.
1.2
Configure FleX-Net™
1. Insert your CodeMeter key into the computer.
The CodeMeter icon in the Windows system tray (in the lower right-hand corner of the
screen) turns blue.
Figure 1
Connected CodeMeter Key
If the CodeMeter key is not inserted, the icon is gray.
Figure 2
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2. If you are using an RS-232 cable with a serial port to communicate between the panel
that OpenGN will be connected to and the computer, then follow these steps:
a. Start the Configurator, and then click File > User Preferences.
b. In the Serial Port menu, click the port that the RS-232 uses to connect to the
computer.
c.
Click OK.
3. Connect the RS-232 cable or the USB cable to the UIMA cable.
4. Connect the 10-pin head of the UIMA cable to the last CPU in the CPU chain that starts
from the main board.
5. Connect the other of the RS-232 cable or the USB cable to the computer.
6. Start the Configurator.
The Configurator prompts you for your PIN.
7. Type your 4 digit PIN.
Figure 3
Security Key Logon
The Configurator opens.
Figure 4
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The Configurator
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8. Click Panel > Connect.
9. Open the job for the installation of FleX-NetTM that will connect to OpenGN.
10. Click Job > New Version, and type a comment to describe the new version, for instance
OpenGN.
The left side of the Configurator window lists the job as a tree.
11. Select the node that is connected to OpenGN.
The Network Node Info window appears on the right.
12. Type the static IP address, subnet mask, and gateway for the node. If you need
assistance, contact your network administrator.
13. Select Supervise Ethernet Connection. If this option is selected, then FleX-NetTM
reports a trouble when the Ethernet cable is disconnected.
14. Select Enable under Graphics Workstation. This option allows FleX-NetTM to
communicate with the OpenGN Gateway.
15. Select Supervise Connection under Graphics Workstation. If this is selected, FleXNetTM reports a loss of connection with OpenGN as a trouble on the annunciators.
You must do steps 13, 14 and 15 only on the node that is connected to OpenGN.
Figure 5
Network Settings
16. Click Job > Send Job. Send the job to the node that OpenGN will be connected to.
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1.3
Export the Job File
To export the job file from a FleX-Net™ panel
1. Start the Configurator.
2. Click Job > Export Job.
The Export current job to a file window appears.
Figure 6
Export current job to a file
3. In the Save as type menu, click OpenGN Phase II (*.xml), and then click Save.
1.4
Import the Job File into OpenGN
1. Transfer the job file you generated in section 1.3 to the computer that OpenGN is
running on.
2. Insert the OpenGN CodeMeter license key in the computer.
3. Right-click the Open Graphic Navigator icon, then select Run as Administrator.
The Login window appears.
Figure 7
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Login Window
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4. Select the user from the Login menu.
5. Type the password.
6. Click OK.
The OpenGN Main Display window appears.
7. Click the Config button from the Main Display window.
8. Click Yes to confirm that you want to enter the configuration section.
The Configuration window appears.
9. Click the Settings button in the lower right-hand corner of the Configuration window.
The Main Program Settings window appears.
Figure 8
Panel Settings
10. Click Browse in the Panel Configuration section, and then navigate to the XML file.
11. Select Auto-associate default icons if you want to associate the object icons with the
existing system icon images.
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Note:
If you are importing a new version of a previously imported job file, uncheck
Auto-associate default icons. Otherwise, any custom icon settings you have
made will be erased.
12. Click Import XML.
13. Click Yes.
14. Restart OpenGN.
1.5
Connect the OpenGN Gateway to FleX-Net™
To connect the OpenGN Gateway to a FleX-Net™ Fire Alarm Control Panel through Ethernet:
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1. Open the Fire Alarm Control Panel enclosure.
2. Open the Fire Alarm Control Panel chassis to access the FleX-Net™ main board.
3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port (P7) on the main board.
Ethernet Port
Figure 9
FleX-Net™ Main Board Ethernet Port (P7) Location
4. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the network that the computer is
connected to.
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1.6
Configure the OpenGN Gateway
1. Right-click the Open Graphic Navigator Gateway icon, then select Run as
Administrator.
Figure 10 OpenGN Gateway
2. Click the Select Interface pulldown menu and select the interface that you are
connecting with. If you are using an Ethernet cable, select Local Area Connection.
3. Click the + button.
The Adapter Configuration window appears.
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4. Provide the following information:
Type
FleX-NetTM Series
Connection
String
Type the IP address of the panel that the OpenGN Gateway is
connected to, then a colon, then 14000.
For example, if the IP address of the panel is 192.168.1.10, then type:
192.168.1.10:14000
5. Click the green button
information:
beside Destination, and then provide the following
Destination IP
The IP address of the OpenGN computer. If the OpenGN Gateway and
OpenGN are on the same computer, use 127.0.0.1.
Destination Port
1209
Store and Forward
Reserved for future use.
Events
Figure 12 Destination
6. Click OK.
The Destination appears in the Destination field on the left.
7. Under Command Connection, provide the following information:
Incoming
Command IP
The IP address of the computer that the OpenGN Gateway is on. If the
OpenGN Gateway and OpenGN are on the same computer, use
127.0.0.1.
Port
1309. This must be a different port than the port listed above.
Figure 13 Command Connection
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8. Click Auto Start Adapter When OpenGN Gateway Starts if you want the OpenGN
Gateway to connect automatically with these settings when it starts.
9. Click Save at the bottom of the Adapter Configuration window.
10. In the Windows taskbar, right-click the OpenGN Gateway icon, and then select Close
window.
Figure 14 Close OpenGN Gateway
11. Restart the OpenGN Gateway: right-click the Open Graphic Navigator Gateway icon,
then select Run as Administrator.
1.7
Verify the Connection in the OpenGN Gateway
1. If the OpenGN Gateway is not running, right-click the Open Graphic Navigator
Gateway icon, then select Run as Administrator.
2. Select the adapter that you created earlier.
3. Click the green arrow icon:
When OpenGN is connected, the adapter in the Adapter List is green.
Figure 15 OpenGN Gateway with One Connection
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4. Double-click the adapter to view its details.
When OpenGN Gateway is connected, the icon beside Connection String is green, and
the Destination is green.
Figure 16 The OpenGN Gateway Showing a Connection
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2.0 Updating the Job File for FleX-Net™
If the job on the Fire Alarm Control Panel changes, you must export the job file from the
Configurator, and then import it into OpenGN again.
2.1
Exporting the Job File from the Configurator
In this step, you export the job file from the Configurator. In the next step you import it into
OpenGN.
To export the job file
1. Start the Configurator.
2. Click Job > Export Job.
The Export current job to a file window appears.
Figure 17 Export current job to a file
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3. In the Save as type menu, click OpenGN Phase II (*.xml), and then click Save.
2.2
Importing the Job File into OpenGN
After you have exported the job file, you must import it into OpenGN.
To import the job file
1. Transfer the job file you just saved to the computer that OpenGN is running on.
2. Insert the OpenGN CodeMeter license key in the computer.
3. Start OpenGN.
The Login window appears.
Figure 18 Login Window
4. Select the user from the Login menu.
5. Type the password.
6. Click OK.
The OpenGN Main Display window appears.
7. Click the Config button from the Main Display window. Click Yes to confirm that you
want to enter the configuration section.
The Configuration window appears.
8. Click the Settings button in the lower right-hand corner of the Configuration window.
The Main Program Settings window appears.
9. Click the Panel Settings tab.
The Panel Settings window appears.
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10. Click Browse in the Panel Configuration section, and then navigate to the job file.
11. Click Import XML.
12. If the job already exists, a window appears asking you if you want to update the stored
version of the job with the one you are importing.
13. Click Yes.
Figure 19 Update Job Confirmation Box
A message appears saying that the import was successful.
14. Click Close.
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