Tyco XL Graphics Client/ Server Colour

Tyco XL Graphics Client/ Server Colour
Tyco XL Graphics
Client/ Server
Colour Graphics Alarm
Display System
Engineer’s
Specification
A Client/Server based colour graphics system supporting fire alarm and evacuation
system monitoring.
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1 Colour Graphic Life Safety Fire Command Centre
1.1 System Capacity and Capabilities- Computer Colour Graphics Display
1.1.1 General Requirements
The Fire Detection/Evacuation system shall include the supply, installation
and commissioning into service of an automatic computer-based colour graphic fire
alarm/evacuation display system including all computer hardware, software, wiring
and connections to the fire indicator panel(s)/evacuation panel(s). The system and
components shall be supplied by one manufacturer of established reputation and
experience who shall have produced similar equipment and be able to refer to
similar installations providing satisfactory service.
1.1.2 System Description
The colour graphics display system shall consist of a personal computer
running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system, complete with
keyboard, hard disk drive, printer, colour display and fire indicator panel interface,
in accordance with the drawings. The colour graphics display system shall be
capable of connecting to and displaying information from both the fire alarm and/or
evacuation system network on the one colour graphics display system. The colour
graphics system shall be capable of being expanded up to the maximum capacity
of the site fire alarm and/or evacuation system(s) or across multiple sites via a
number of possible mediums including TCP/IP.
Operating parameters for the system shall be field programmable via the system
keyboard and/or the mouse supplied with the system. Access to the programming
function shall be via a password. The software operation shall be graphics based
with common functions driven by "point and click" action using a mouse (or
touchscreen)*, and capable of being operated by a person with little previous
experience with computer systems.
1.1.3 Installation
A 240 Vac 50 Hz 10 Amp supply shall be made available by others at the
location of the graphic system(s). Wiring shall be carried out in accordance with
AS 3000, TS 009 or AS 1670.1 as applicable. Connections to graphics system
components shall be via flexible cable with plugs compatible with the equipment.
All plugs shall have protective shrouds and be secured against accidental removal.
Equipment shall be installed in a dry, dust free, environment and protected against
mechanical damage.
1.1.4 The colour graphics system shall be built upon client/server communications
architecture capable of connecting multiple remote clients for multi-point network
annunciation and control via standard TCP/IP connections.
1.1.5 On detection of a non-normal condition the following shall occur:
Display on the computer the initial location plan with the location of the
affected system or zone highlighted in an appropriate colour (e.g. red for
alarm).
Sounding of an audible alarm at the colour graphics display location.
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Writing of the details of the actuation to a system log file on the colour
graphics system hard disk drive.
Optional Automatic printing of a pre-defined graphic map of the first device to
alarm.
The printed graphic map shall have the alarm location highlighted in red. It shall be
possible to manually obtain a graphic print of any map being displayed when
connected to a printer. Graphic map prints shall be completed in less than 60
seconds.
1.1.6 The graphical screens shall be designed in a hierarchical manner to provide a single
screen overview of the complete system with on-screen navigation buttons or
similar to "zoom" into any area and view the status of individual zones and points.
Zones and points shall be able to be labelled with custom location text. The
location text shall be able to be unique for each point and zone and shall be a
minimum of 70 characters long.
1.1.7 The system shall have the capability of:
Acknowledging,
Disabling and enabling
Resetting alarm and fault zone conditions, and disabling and enabling point
conditions on the fire indicator panel, all from the computer screen.
DSS - Distributed Switch System functionality for mimicking VIGILANT MX1
On / Off / Auto controls and indications for 1668 fans, pump indications,
damper controls and others as required.
1.1.8 Resetting alarm and fault zone conditions, and disabling and enabling point
conditions on the fire indicator panel, all from the computer screen.
1.1.9 Alarms shall be prioritised over faults and other conditions, and any new alarm shall
be automatically displayed.
1.1.10 Controls shall be provided on the graphical screens for at least the following
commands:
“Home”, to return the view to the main graphics screen.
“Back”, “Forward,” “Pan”, “Zoom”, to allow the operator to re-navigate
previously viewed screens.
“Text/Graphics”, to allow the user to change the representation of the fire
network from a graphical display to an interactive textual listing of all active
events.
“Reset,” “Silence” and “Acknowledge,” to provide a means to quickly issue
common global commands.
Menu access to all of the above, as well as to the history of all logged events
and commands.
1.1.11 The system shall have the ability to import existing AutoCAD drawing files, scanned
images, digital camera images, or any other P.C. produced images. The graphics
program is to use a mouse driven overlay process to superimpose the alarm device
icons on the imported image files. AutoCAD imports shall be capable of panning
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and zooming.
1.1.12 The system shall have the capacity to sequence up to 2000 simultaneous alarms,
faults, and circuit/point, isolate events.
1.1.13 Streaming video feeds from on-site shall be able to be displayed on the graphical
system. The video feeds shall display automatically on annunciation of a relevant
alarm. The operator shall also be able to view the video feeds manually.
1.1.14 The system should support the connection of a second monitor to enable Graphics
and Text alarms to be displayed on separate screens if required.
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1.2 Equipment
1.2.1 Furnish a suitable personal computer running Windows 7 professional, for the server
functions of the graphics system.
1.2.2 The computer shall have a minimum of one serial RS232 input/output port
configured as COM1, plus spare Universal Serial Bus ports for communications
with the optional touch screen and the fire panel and/or evacuation panel network.
Communications to the fire alarm/evacuation network shall be via an intelligent
microprocessor based modular network system designed for operational interface
to the fire/evacuation graphics system and the various fire alarm/evacuation panels
as required.
1.2.3 The hard disk drive shall be sized to suit the installation with 25% spare space, and
with a minimum of 250 gigabytes.
1.2.4 The monitor shall be high resolution (at least 1920 horizontal and 1080 vertical
pixels). Screen size shall be at least 65cm diagonal measurement, unless detailed
otherwise on the drawings. Optional screen sizes larger than 65cm shall be
available. An interface shall be available for front projector large screen display if
required.
1.2.5 (Delete if not applicable) The monitor shall also be fitted with a "touch screen" if
required by the drawings. The touch screen shall consist of a transparent
membrane fitted to the monitor screen and shall be an integral part of the monitor.
The life of the touch screen shall be more than 1 million touches in any one point
with a mean time between failures of 2,000,000 hours. The touch screen must be
capable of being operated by a gloved hand.
1.2.6 (Delete if not applicable) A second monitor shall be provided if required by the
drawings. The graphics system shall utilise the second monitor to display an
interactive list of active events on this screen, while the first screen displays the
graphical site or active screen layout.
1.2.7 (Delete if not applicable) A colour graphics printer shall be installed adjacent to the
graphics terminal as shown on the drawings. This printer shall be a colour inkjet
printer compatible with the graphics software and print the graphical screens when
required. The printer shall use a minimum page size of A4. If required, the system
shall be capable of operating a printer using paper size of A3. The graphics PC
shall scale the graphics screens for printing so they occupy a whole printed page
for easy viewing.
1.2.8 (Delete if not applicable) The PC and printers shall be powered by an uninterruptable
power supply (UPS) with a capacity to power these units for at least 1 hour on
mains failure.
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1.3 Software
1.3.1 The software shall control the operations, functions and display of the graphics
system and provide for automatic boot up and operation from the hard disk drive of
the computer. All project specific or zone specific custom programming shall be
capable of being carried out on site via password access. Instructions and utilities
shall be provided for backing up all custom programmed data. A software security
facility shall be provided to prevent unauthorised access to the operating system,
drives, or configuration menus. The software shall include an automatic database
rebuild utility to aid system recovery in the event of unexpected system failure.
1.3.2 All project specific actuating device programming shall be capable of being carried
out on site via password access.
1.3.3 The system shall be capable of supporting connection to all types of fire alarm
panels/Evacuation Panels via one (1) network on the site for annunciation and
control. Connection to existing site panels shall be by high-level interface where
the site panel supports this and by low-level hard contact where a high-level
interface is not available. The graphics system offered shall currently have as a
minimum, existing high level interfaces to panels from different manufacturers. As
a minimum, SIMPLEX 4100, Tyco MX, VIGILANT MX1 and VIGILANT QE90
panels plus hard contact low level interfaces shall be supported. For other panels
that require a high level interface, make allowance to develop a suitable interface if
required. The principal will supply communication protocols for any site panels
requiring the development of a high level interface.
1.3.4 The graphics PC shall provide a library of colour coded icons to enable different
device types to be allocated separate icons or same devices different colours for
easy identification.
1.3.5 The graphics display system shall be capable of importing actuating device
programming from fire indicator panels that have already been programmed. As a
minimum, the graphics system shall be capable of importing the device
configuration settings from SIMPLEX 4100 and Tyco MX / VIGILANT MX1 fire
indicator panels and the VIGILANT QE90 Evacuation panels.
1.3.6 The graphics system shall monitor all alarms, Circuit/Point activations, and faults,
ancillary and disable events generated by any connected fire alarm control panel
and provide disk based log files of these events. These logs may be enabled,
disabled, or cleared with password access. These log files are to be continually
appended with events so as to provide complete historical information of all alarms
and faults. This log information is not to be lost upon power failure or fire alarm
control panel reset. A database utility shall be provided to sort the log data by date,
date range, device type, device range, event type, location, and selected text. Any
combinations of these parameters shall be selectable and the results shown in
suitable colour on the screen and printed if required.
1.3.7 The graphics PC shall be capable of displaying analogue values of detectors and
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support device sub-points to indicate individual smoke, heat alarms for multisensors and the specific input that has been activated for multi-input devices.
When all sub-points on a device are isolated, only one event is to be shown.
1.3.8 The system shall be capable of automatically displaying a device specific custom
message of 70 characters for each actuating device connected to the fire alarm
control panel. Up to 1000 current alarms and 1000 current faults shall be capable
of being displayed.
1.3.9 When an event is registered at any fire alarm control panel or evacuation panel, the
graphics system shall display the first screen image for the first actuated device.
The option shall be available to display the first screen image for the most recent
fire alarm if required. The system shall be capable of zooming in for further
information up to ten (10) times if required. At all times when in the alarm or fault
mode the fire control panel status, i.e., number of current alarms and/or faults is to
be displayed on the graphics screen.
1.3.10 It shall be possible to easily and quickly hand off whole sections of the fire
detection network for a set period of time, for maintenance purposes. Events
generated by devices that have been handed off shall not annunciate to the
operator. However, these events shall be logged in the same manner as all other
events and actuations. Once initiated, the operator shall have the capacity to
override the handoff manually at any time.
1.3.11 The main screen shall consist of the following as a minimum requirement:
A graphical representation of the site fire/evacuation network. When dual
monitors are in use, one monitor shall provide a graphical representation of
the site and the second shall provide an interactive list of all active events.
The facility to switch between one and the other on a single monitor shall also
be possible;
An indication of the total number of different events that are active in the fire
network (alarms, faults, etc.);
The facility to issue commands to devices in the network, both individually
and globally;
1.3.12 The colour graphics shall be capable of adding an icon to facilitate running a
remote access connection to allow an operator to connect into a specific panel on
the network and control it.
1.3.13 The system shall be capable of playing wave files for each event type (i.e. alarm
fault etc.) to enable customisation of events.
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1.3.14 The system shall be capable of incorporating a range of On / Off / Auto controls
and indications also known as DSS - Distributed Switch System, to replicate the
status and control of any VIGILANT MX1 1668 fans, pump indications, damper
controls and others as required. DSS controls and indications shall be capable of
being grouped together onto dedicated DSS screens or placed onto the detection
graphic screens.
1.3.15 The Colour Graphics System shall be of proven manufacture and consist of the
software as detailed above, plus optional network modules designed so that the
colour graphics system may co-exist on the fire alarm and evacuation panel
network to form a dedicated site wide network monitoring system.
2 OPC Server Application
(Delete if not applicable) The graphics shall provide an optional OPC Server function.
OPC (Object linking and embedding for Process Control) enables data to be shared
between (insert system -SCADA / BMS / other )** systems for (add reason)**
(example: air-conditioning systems, security systems, lift/elevator controllers)
The OPC server function shall be capable of – exporting events as they occur or
data such as names, status, analogue values, etc. and receive commands to control
points on/off.
The OPC server data shall link via an industry standard IP network connection.
3 Performance
The tenderer shall supply evidence of successful operation of the colour graphics
supporting a combined fire and evacuation networked system offered in at least two
(2) major existing complexes. Evidence of successful operation of the colour
graphics software in installations for at least five years shall also be provided.
Tenderers that cannot fulfil these requirements will not be considered.
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