Virtual Inputs A virtual input is an input that exists only in software. You would never wire to a virtual input. A virtual input can be programmed to go abnormal based on an event rather than on the change of state of an input. Virtual inputs are available for all panel types being used with Manage, CA450,CA195,CA295,CA495 and CA2000 hosts. There are 4 categories of virtual inputs and these have undergone an evolution as a result of customer feedback. Therefore, in the Manage and CA450 hosts, the virtual input categories, in order are: 1. 2. 3. 4. Forced Door/ Door Open Too Long Valid Tracked Card Denied Card Void Card Note that the Forced Door and Door Open Too Long alerts are combined into 1 virtual input in this version. The difference between a Denied card and a Void Card is that a denied card is denied based on programming ( i.e. access level or time schedule), whereas a void card is one that was NEVER programmed into the system. There was a large demand to have Forced Door separate from Door Open Too Long. Continental complied with this demand in the CA195,295,495 and 2000 programs. With these hosts, the virtual inputs are as follows. Again, these are listed in order. 1. Forced Door 2. Valid Tracked Card 3. Denied Card/ Void Card 4. Door Open Too Long These inputs can be used in link programs to fire a relay in response to one or all of these categories on a per door basis. This could be used to sound a horn for a forced door or trip a camera for a denied card. MAPPING Door # 1 2 3 4 Virtual inputs are mapped differently on each type of panel, and in the case of the Smarterm, depends on the number of expansion boards that are connected to the panel. The following table shows the virtual input mapping for a Smarterm Category Input # With 1 With 2 With 3 with No Expansion Expansion Expansion Expansion Board Boards Boards Boards Forced Door 17 33 49 65 Valid Tracked Card 18 34 50 66 Denied/Void Card 19 35 51 67 Door Open Too Long 20 36 52 68 Forced Door 21 37 53 69 Valid Tracked Card 22 38 54 70 Denied/Void Card 23 39 55 71 Door Open Too Long 24 40 56 72 Forced Door 25 41 57 73 Valid Tracked Card 26 42 58 74 Denied/Void Card 27 43 59 75 Door Open Too Long 28 44 60 76 Forced Door 29 45 61 77 Valid Tracked Card 30 46 62 78 Denied/Void Card 31 47 63 79 Door Open Too Long 32 48 64 80 Input 81 is Always reserved as the Tamper input. Virtual inputs are lost if a 4th expansion board is added. Virtual Inputs are fixed on the Superterm starting with input 49 Reader # Category Forced Door Valid Tracked Card 1 Denied/Void Card Door Open Too Long Forced Door Valid Tracked Card 2 Denied/Void Card Door Open Too Long Forced Door Valid Tracked Card 3 Denied/Void Card Door Open Too Long Forced Door Valid Tracked Card 4 Denied/Void Card Door Open Too Long Forced Door Valid Tracked Card 5 Denied/Void Card Door Open Too Long Forced Door Valid Tracked Card 6 Denied/Void Card Door Open Too Long Forced Door Valid Tracked Card 7 Denied/Void Card Door Open Too Long Forced Door 8 Valid Tracked Card Denied/Void Card Door Open Too Long Input# 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 If more than 1 expansion board is added, virtual inputs are lost . Virtual Inputs are also fixed on both the Miniterm and the Microterm starting with input # 17. Reader # 1 2 Category Input# Forced Door 17 Valid Tracked Card 18 Denied/Void Card 19 Door Open Too Long 20 Forced Door 21 Valid Tracked Card 22 Denied/Void Card 23 Door Open Too Long 24 Virtual Inputs are a very powerful and effective programming tool and can be used to solve a great deal of cardaccess problems. For more information on this or any other feature of Continental Instruments system programming, please feel free to contact us at Techhelp@cicaccess.com.
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