16147 cpi electronic locking system user manual - els

16147 cpi electronic locking system user manual - els
Electronic Locking System (ELS)
ELMcontrol Software User’s Manual
Version 1.47
04/2012
800-834-4969
[email protected]
www.chatsworth.com
©2012 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, MegaFrame, Saf-T-Grip, Seismic Frame,
SlimFrame, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, Cube-iT Plus, Evolution, Velocity, OnTrac, and QuadraRack are federally
registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products, Inc. Simply Efficient is a trademark of Chatsworth Products, Inc.
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Table of Contents
1.
Introduction .............................................................................................................. 4
2.
License Agreement.................................................................................................. 5
3.
Warranty ................................................................................................................ 10
4.
Service and Support .............................................................................................. 11
5.
System Overview................................................................................................... 12
6.
Software Installation .............................................................................................. 13
6.1.
Installation from the CPI-ELMcontrol CD ........................................................ 13
6.2.
Download and Installation From the Website.................................................. 13
7.
User Interface ........................................................................................................ 14
7.1.
Selection of the Workspace Language ........................................................... 15
7.2.
Data Connections............................................................................................ 16
7.2.1.
Quick Guides for Getting Started ............................................................ 16
7.2.1.1. A Quick Guide for Setting up a Serial Connection ............................... 16
7.2.1.2. A Quick Guide for Setting up a Network Connection ........................... 18
7.2.2.
Setting Up a Serial Connection ............................................................... 23
7.2.3.
Setting Up a Network Connection ........................................................... 25
7.2.3.1. Network Setup of the System IP Properties......................................... 25
7.2.3.2. Network Setup of a Workstation .......................................................... 27
7.2.3.3. Switching Between ELM Systems ....................................................... 30
7.2.3.4. Activating the Network Connection ...................................................... 30
7.2.4.
Setting Up Timing Conditions.................................................................. 31
7.3.
Permissions (Login Levels) ............................................................................. 33
7.3.1.
Login Methods......................................................................................... 35
7.3.1.1. Login as User....................................................................................... 35
7.3.1.2. Login as Administrator ......................................................................... 35
7.3.1.3. Login as Backup Operator ................................................................... 35
7.3.1.4. Login as Workstation ........................................................................... 35
7.3.2.
Login Passwords ..................................................................................... 36
7.3.2.1. Workstation Login Passwords.............................................................. 38
7.2.3.2. User Management ............................................................................... 38
7.3.3.
Login to the System................................................................................. 41
7.4.
System Configuration With the System Manager ........................................... 42
7.4.1.
Presentation of the System Structure...................................................... 42
7.4.2.
Configuration of the System Structure .................................................... 51
7.4.2.1. Scanning the System for Modules ....................................................... 52
7.4.2.2. Activation of Modules ........................................................................... 54
7.4.2.3. Registration of Cabinets....................................................................... 65
7.4.2.4. Detection of Modules ........................................................................... 67
7.4.2.5. Deactivation and Deletion of Modules ................................................. 67
7.4.3.
Module Types and Parameters ............................................................... 68
7.4.4.
Configuration Data Files.......................................................................... 72
7.4.4.1. Storing Configuration Data to a File ..................................................... 73
7.4.4.2. Loading Configuration Data From a File .............................................. 75
7.4.5.
Updating Firmware of a Communications Module .................................. 77
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7.5.
Configuring Handles and Latches ................................................................... 79
7.6.
Open Handles and Unlock Latches................................................................. 86
7.7.
Setting of Date and Time ................................................................................ 89
7.8.
Proximity Cards ............................................................................................... 90
7.9.
Configuration of Alarm .................................................................................... 95
7.10.
Event Log ........................................................................................................ 99
7.10.1.
Format of Log Entries.............................................................................. 99
7.10.2.
Configuration of Log Files ..................................................................... 100
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1. Introduction
This manual provides the information necessary to install, configure and use the
Electronic Locking System ELMcontrol software. The information in this
document is subject to change without notice. CPI is not liable for errors
contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with
the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
Because of the dymanic nature and continued enhancement of CPI products, the
illustrations and descriptions in this manual may differ from the various products
you receive.
This document contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright. No
part of this document may be photocopied, reproduced, or translated into another
language without the prior written consent of CPI.
©2007 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. CPI, MegaFrame, and
Seismic Frame are registered trademarks, and TeraFrame, SlimFrame, FastTrac,
and QuadraRack are trademarks of Chatsworth Products, Inc. All other
trademarks belong to their respective companies.
Please address comments on this publication to:
ELS Product Manager
Chatsworth Products, Inc.
9353 Winnetka Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
800-834-4969
Fax: 252-514-2977
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2. License Agreement
PLEASE READ THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLATION
OF SOFTWARE AND USING THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE.
THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CONTAINS CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS’ STANDARD
TERMS AND CONDITIONS. WHERE PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, BY
KEEPING YOUR CHATSWORTH PRODUCT BEYOND THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF DELIVERY, YOU FULLY ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SET FORTH IN THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT.
IN ADDITION, WHERE PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR
INSTALLATION OF THE SOFTWARE AND/OR USE OF THE PRODUCT OR
SERVICES CONSTITUTES FULL ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT CONTAINED HEREIN. THESE
INCLUDE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS, INDEMNIFICATION TERMS AND
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE
AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS, INDEMNIFICATION
TERMS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE
SOFTWARE AND SHOULD RETURN IT TO THE SELLER FOR A REFUND OF THE
PURCHASE PRICE.
THE LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION MAY LIMIT THE EXTENT TO WHICH YOUR
RETENTION, INSTALLATION OR USE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN; AND AS TO THE ENFORCEABILITY OF
LIMITATIONS UPON OR EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES, AND UPON
INDEMNIFICATION TERMS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABIILITY, OTHERWISE SET OUT
IN THIS AGREEMENT.
This is a License Agreement between Chatsworth Products, Inc. (hereinafter
“Chatsworth Products”) and you, the end user. Chatsworth Products and you accept the
terms and conditions set forth herein, a perpetual, limited, non-exclusive License
(hereinafter “License”).
License Grant
Chatsworth Products hereby grants you, the end user, a limited, non-exclusive, free to
copy, install and use the CPI Electronic Locking System (ELS) ELMcontrol software,
amendments thereof and its associated files (hereinafter collectively referred to as the
“Software”) for personal and commercial purposes only. Chatsworth Products provides
the License solely for end-user use. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or
disassemble the software. The software is licensed as a single product. Its component
parts may not be separated for use on more than one computer. You may not rent or
lease the software individually, separately or independently unless it is used in
conjunction with the operation of the CPI Electronic Locking System (ELS) hardware.
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provided that each recipient of the software also agrees to the terms of this agreement.
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for viruses or other defects, prior to installation on your system. Chatsworth Products
does not accept any liability for damage or loss as a result of the installation or use of
the Software, including but not limited to any damage or loss resulting from any such
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3. Warranty
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) guarantees manufactured products and each part or
component thereof against all defects in material and/or workmanship. CPI agrees to
remedy any manufacturing defect either through replacement or repair at no charge,
provided that the defective unit is returned, transportation prepaid, to the CPI factory.
The warranty extends for a period of one year from the date of installation or initial use,
provided that this period shall not exceed 18 months from the original date of shipment
from the factory.
Any product that has been repaired or replaced shall be similarly warranted on its repair
or replacement for the remaining product warranty period or 90 days from the date of
repair or replacement, whichever expires last.
This warranty does not extend to products that have been subjected to neglect, accident
or improper use, nor to units that have been altered by non-CPI personnel.
No warranties other than those set forth in this section are given or implied with
respect to the products furnished. CPI shall, in no event, be liable for
consequential damages, for loss, damage or expense directly or indirectly arising
from the use of the products, for any inability to use materials or from any other
cause.
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4. Service and Support
For answers to your questions, please email Technical Support at
[email protected], or call toll-free at 800-834-4969 (US. & Canada)
Monday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Time.
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5. System Overview
The ELMcontrol software allows easy configuration, control and monitoring of the CPI
Electronic Locking System (ELS) from a computer with a Microsoft Windows operating
system.
The ELS includes a Communications Module (P/N 16147-050) and any combination of
up to 64 Electronic Lock Control Modules (P/N 16147-052), 512 Electronic Lock
Upgrade Kits (P/N 16147-060, 16147-061, 16147-062 and 16147-063), 64 Keypad
Modules (P/N 16147-008) and 64 Proximity Card Reader Modules (P/N 16147-054). All
modules connect with CAT 5 patch cords to form a Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus.
(Keypad Modules connect with a special S1 to RJ-11 cable; one cable is included with
the module.).
Data is exchanged between the computer hosting the ELMcontrol software and the
Communications Module via an Ethernet LAN connection or a direct serial interface
(RS232). The communications protocol is Simple Network Management Protocol
SNMPv1 (RFC1157). (The Communications Module provides SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c to
allow the integration of the system into third party SNMP manager programs.) The
SNMP is available at the network interface as well as at the serial interface. The serial
interface provides some additional configuration functions needed for the initial set up of
the system (e.g. LAN IP address and workstation login passwords). For security reasons
the data exchange is possible on authorized computers or by authorized persons, only.
The computer hosting the ELMcontrol software must be connected to the system before
any configuration changes will take effect. The configuration settings for the ELS
modules are directly checked and saved in the ELS modules by the ELMcontrol
software.
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6. Software Installation
The installation of ELMcontrol requires Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME,
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP on the
workstation. The network protocol TCP/IP is required for Ethernet LAN connection to the
ELS.
6.1. Installation from the CPI-ELMcontrol CD
•
Put the CPI-ELMcontrol CD into the CD-ROM-drive. If the AutoRun feature for
CDs is enabled, the ELMcontrol installation program ('Setup.exe') starts
automatically. If you see a dialog box, then the installation program has started. If
the installation program does not appear, then AutoRun may be disabled. In this
case start ‘Windows Explorer’, double-click the CD-ROM drive to open it and
double-click the 'Setup.exe' file to begin the installation.
•
Click on the button ELMcontrol installation.
•
Follow the installation instructions.
6.2. Download and Installation From the Website
•
Download the ELMcontrol Software from CPI Website
(http://www.chatsworth.com/Support-and-Downloads/Downloads/Software/).
You will get a compressed file (ZIP format).
•
Extract the contained files into a directory on your hard disk.
•
Start the ‘Setup.exe’ file.
•
Follow the installation instructions.
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7. User Interface
The user interface of ELMcontrol includes different sections. In the left column there are
alarm annunciators, settings for and display of data connections to the system, and
event log controls.
In the top part of the right column there are several tabs for viewing, installing and
controlling different components and features of the system (e.g. alarms, modules and
handles).
Events, relevant processes, warnings and errors are indicated and recorded in the lower
window.
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7.1. Selection of the Workspace Language
The initial installation of ELMcontrol sets the workspace language to the language of the
operating system. Currently ELMcontrol supports English, German, Italian and French. If
the installation program detects an operating system of another language, English will be
set as default. The preferred language can be selected in ELMcontrol as follows:
•
Select the menu Options from the main menu strip.
•
Select the menu entry Language.
The following window is displayed:
•
Click the button of the language you want to select and click on Ok.
The change of language will take effect the next time the program is started.
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7.2. Data Connections
Data is exchanged between the computer hosting the ELMcontrol software and the ELS
modules via a network or serial interface with the Communications Module (P/N 16147050).
A serial connection is required to configure a network IP address for the
Communications Module and to select workstation login passwords. All other
configuration data can be exchanged via the network or the serial connection.
7.2.1. Quick Guides for Getting Started
The following instructions give an overview of important settings that allow a data
connection between ELMcontrol and the ELS modules. The following sections include a
detailed presentation.
First, verify that the necessary cable connections are made, the ELS modules are on
and ELMcontrol has been started on the workstation.
7.2.1.1. A Quick Guide for Setting up a Serial Connection
Nr.
1
WHAT TO DO?
Choose the
serial port of the
workstation to
which the
Communications
Module is
connected.
HOW TO DO?
Select
Options /
Configuration
from the main menu.
Click the Serial tab
of the displayed
window.
Go to the COM
PORT area and
check the correct
port.
Click the Ok button.
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DO?
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necessary
after an initial
installation or
if switching to
another serial
port.
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Activate the
connection.
Click the activate
serial line button in
the DATA
CONNECTION area
of the user interface.
3
Check the
connection.
The Result field in
the DATA
CONNECTION area
should show OK.
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Always
necessary
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7.2.1.2. A Quick Guide for Setting up a Network Connection
Nr.
WHAT TO DO?
HOW TO DO?
1
Establish a serial See section 7.2.1.1. A Quick Guide for Setting
connection to
up a Serial Connection, above.
configure the IP
properties of the
Communications
Module.
2
IP-Configuration Click the IP
of the
properties tab on
Communications the user interface.
Module
Enter the IP address
that should be used
by the
Communications
Module into the IP
address field of the
IP PROPERTIES
OF
COMMUNICATION
MODULE area.
Uncheck at least
one of the IP
address is static
check boxes in the
PERMISSIBLE
WORKSTATIONS
area.
Click the Write
changes to ELM
system button.
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DO?
Only
necessary
under the
following
conditions:
-Initial
installation
-Exchange of
the
Communicati
ons Module
-Firmware
update of the
Communicati
ons Module
-If changing
the IP
configuration
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A Quick Guide for Setting up a Network Connection – continued
Nr.
3
WHAT TO DO?
Setting a login
password
HOW TO DO?
Click the Login
Passwords tab on
the user interface.
Enter a password
for login level 10 into
the corresponding
input field of the
LOGIN
PASSWORDS area.
Remember the
password. You will
use the password to
access the system
from a workstation.
Click the Write
changes to ELM
system button.
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DO?
Only
necessary
under the
following
conditions:
-Initial
installation
–Exchange
of the
Communicati
ons Module
-Firmware
update of the
Communicati
ons Module
-To change
login
passwords
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A Quick Guide for Setting up a Network Connection – continued
Nr.
4
WHAT TO DO?
Include the
name of the
system in the list
of ELM systems
HOW TO DO?
Select
Options /
Configuration
from the main menu.
Click the Network
tab of the displayed
window.
In the EDIT LIST
ENTRY area, enter
a name for the
system into the
Name field and
enter the IP address
of the
Communications
Module into the IP
address field.
Click on the Update
button.
(The new entry
appears in the LIST
OF ELM SYSTEMS
table.)
Click the Ok button.
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WHEN TO
DO?
Only
necessary if
the system is
not already
included in
the list of
ELM systems.
If a serial data
connection
was
established
before, then a
proper list
entry already
exists.
If the name is
a domain
name which
can be
translated by
DNS (Domain
Name
Service) into
an IP address
then entering
an IP address
is not
required.
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A Quick Guide for Setting up a Network Connection – continued
Nr.
5
WHAT TO DO?
Select the
system you wish
to access from
the ELM system
list.
HOW TO DO?
From the user
interface, go to the
DATA
CONNECTION area
and click on the
arrow beside the
field Select ELM
system and select
the system you wish
to access from the
list in the display.
WHEN TO
DO?
Only
necessary if
the list of
ELM systems
contains more
than one
sysem, and
the system
required is
not selected.
If a serial data
connection
was
established to
the system
before, then
the system is
already
selected.
6
Activate the
connection.
From the user
interface, go to the
DATA
CONNECTION area
and click on the
activate network
button
7
Check the
connection.
The Result field in
the DATA
CONNECTION area
should show OK.
The workstation is
connected to the
system
(Communications
Module) with a
network connection
using the
ELMcontrol
software.
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A Quick Guide for Setting up a Network Connection – continued
Nr.
8
WHAT TO DO?
HOW TO DO?
Login to the
system
Only
necessary if
this message
box is
displayed.
Click the Ok button to quit the message box.
Click on the change
button in the LOGIN
LEVEL area on the
user interface.
Select the button: Login with workstationpassword. Enter the password (entered at
number 3 above) and click the Ok Button.
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Check the login
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DO?
The authorized level is
shown in the LOGIN LEVEL
area of the user interface.
This is always
the case after
initial
installation or
after a
firmware
update of the
Communicati
ons Module.
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7.2.2. Setting Up a Serial Connection
Install the ELScontrol software on a workstation following the steps in section 6. Then,
connect the Communications Module to the workstation using the included Null Modem
Cable. Use the ELScontrol software to configure a serial connection as follows:
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Select the menu Options from the main menu.
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Select the Configuration menu.
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Click the Serial tab of the displayed window.
•
Select the serial port where the Communications Module (P/N 16147-050) is
connected to the workstation and click on Ok.
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After selecting the serial port, activate the data connection as follows:
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To start the system scan click the button activate serial line in the DATA
CONNECTION area on the user interface.
The State field in the area DATA CONNECTION shows the current scan in process.
The Result field indicates whether the last scan cycle was free of error and how much
time the cycle took.
The system connected to the serial port is automatically added to the list of selectable
ELM systems in the DATA CONNECTION area and is displayed under Select ELM
system.
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7.2.3. Setting Up a Network Connection
7.2.3.1. Network Setup of the System IP Properties
The Communications Module (P/N 16147-050) must be IP-configured through a serial
connection before a network connection can be established. Basic configuration requires
the setting of an IP address, workstation permissions and at least one login password.
Set up a serial connection between a workstation with the ELMcontrol software and the
Communications Modules (see section 7.2.2. Setting up a Serial Connection).
Click the index-tab IP Properties, that leads you to the below index card.
The index card IP Properties allows configuration of all network parameters used by the
Communications Module. The settings from this index card are stored in the
Communications Module.
The area COMMUNICATION MODULE includes the following settings:
IP address
Enter the IP address of the Communications Module.
Port
Enter the port number that the Communications Module will use. The SNMP standard
port is 161.
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Subnet mask
Set up of a subnet mask is required if the Communications Module will send SNMPtraps.
Default gateway
The IP address of the gateway is required if the Communications Module will send traps
to targets located in a different network.
SNMP community
Enter the default SNMP community string that will be accepted by the Communications
Module.
Administrator password
Enter the administrator password. For more information about login as administrator see
section 7.3. Permissions.
Note, that a workstation login [“login as workstation”] is not possible if the SNMP
community is different from the administrator password. The different login
methods are explained in section 7.3.1. Login Methods.
External level limit
Enter the maximum permitted login level when accessing the system from the WAN
(wide area network).
MAC address
The MAC address of the Communications Module is shown for information purposes
only, no changes are possible.
Version
Displays the actual hardware and software version of the Communications Module.
The area PERMISSIBLE WORKSTATIONS list the workstations that can exchange data
with the Communications Module and receive SNMP-traps. Designate a specific IP
address for each workstation, how often SNMP-traps are sent to the workstation and a
login limit for the workstation as follows:
IP addresses and MAC address information of workstations; IP address is static
To allow a specific workstation to access the system, enter the static IP address of the
workstation and check the button IP address is static. This space will be reserved for
the workstation. Traps can be sent to workstations with static IP addresses, only.
If you delete the check mark under IP address is static, the Communications Module
automatically enters the IP address of a workstation that successfully logs-in by means
of a valid workstation password (see section 7.3 Permissions). This process allows the
use of workstations that get a changing IP address by means of DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol). To those workstations, however, the system cannot send any
traps. If all of the “dynamic chart positions” are filled, the oldest entry will be deleted
when a new workstation successfully logs on.
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Below every IP address field the MAC address of the workstation (mac) and the last
data exchange with the workstation in minutes (rfs) is shown. For a “dynamic chart
position“ there is an additional display of the dynamic priority (values 0 to 10) for the
corresponding workstation (dpr). If all chart positions are full, the “dynamic workstation”
with the lowest priority is automatically deleted from the chart when an additional
workstation that is not listed in the chart successfully logs on.
Alarm Traps can be designated for workstations with static IP addresses, only.
Alarm 1 Traps – Send repetition
Enter the interval in minutes for traps being sent by the system to the corresponding
workstation when the condition of alarm line 1 is active or latched (see section 7.9.
Configuration of Alarm). The interval can be 1 to 254 minutes. No trap is sent if the value
is 0.
Alarm 1 Traps – Time till next
This display shows the time in minutes remaining until the next trap is sent when alarm
line 1 is active or latched.
Alarm 2 Traps - Send repetition
Enter the interval in minutes for traps being sent by the system to the corresponding
workstation, when the condition of alarm line 2 is active or latched (see section 7.9.
Configuration of Alarm). The interval can be 1 to 254 minutes. No trap is sent if the value
is 0.
Alarm 2 Traps - Time till next
This display shows the time in minutes remaining until the next trap is sent when alarm
line 2 is active or latched.
Current login level
This display shows the current login level of the workstation. The selected level is active
until the next login by workstation password from this workstation (see section 7.3
Permissions).
All changes in the input fields become effective only after a click on the button Write
changes to ELM system. If you fail to click this button all changes are lost as soon as
you leave the index card IP Properties.
7.2.3.2. Network Setup of a Workstation
Workstations that connect to the system through the network (LAN) must be configured
for network connection using the TCP/IP protocol. Installation and configuration of the
TCP/IP-protocol is explained in the documentation for the Windows - operating system.
The IP address of the workstation may be static or assigned by a DHCP-server. The
workstation must be on the same LAN as the Communications Module.
More than one system can be accessed through the LAN from the workstation. The
ELMcontrol software creates a list of systems and stores the list on the workstation.
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Every list entry contains a name, IP address, IP port, a SNMP community string and a
MAC address. The name of the selected list entry is shown in the title strip of the user
interface. All data and operations in the display refer to the selected system that is
currently active. Referring to the relevant list selection ELMcontrol stores some status
information in the workstations registry memory.
To establish a network connection between ELMcontrol and a system an entry
representing the system must be included in the list of ELM systems. Each entry
represents a different Communications Module and associated ELS modules. Such an
entry is automatically made during a serial connection. You can add to, review and edit
the list of ELM Systems as follows.
Reviewing the ELM System List
•
Select Options from the main menu strip.
•
Select Configuration.
•
Click the index tab Network on the display.
You will get to the following window:
•
For each system, add an entry to the list as follows:
New entry:
o Enter a name for the system in the field Name. This is the name that will
be displayed on the user interface.
o Enter the IP address of the Communications Module of the system in the
field IP address. If the name is a domain name that can be translated by
Domain Name Service (DNS), leave the IP address field blank.
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Enter the Port which is used by the Communications Module. Default is
161.
Click the Update button. The entry appears in the table LIST OF ELM
SYSTEMS and in the drop down list in the DATA CONNECTION area of
the user interface.
For example, the following illustration shows a list with three systems to manage.
Please be aware that the MAC address is automatically added by ELMcontrol as soon
as a data connection has been set up.
To edit an entry:
o Click on the row in the table that you want to edit.
o Make changes in the EDIT LIST ENTRY fields.
o Click the Update button.
To remove an entry:
o Click on the row in the table that you want to remove.
o Click the Remove button.
After all systems have been entered click the Ok button to close the window
Configuration.
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7.2.3.3. Switching Between ELM Systems
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Go to the user interface, to the area DATA CONNECTION and click on the
arrow beside the field Select ELM system and select the system from the list in
the display that you want to access. Each system name represents a different
Communications Module and associated ELS modules.
Select the IP address (select by IP address button) or by means of the name of system
(select by name button).
You can easily switch over from one system on the list to another. All data exchanged
over the LAN is related to the selected system. If there is only one system on the list it is
automatically selected.
7.2.3.4. Activating the Network Connection
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To start a scan of the selected system go to the area DATA CONNECTION on
the user interface and click the button activate network.
The State field in the DATA CONNECTION area shows the current scan process. The
Result field indicates whether the last scan cycle was free of error and how much time
the cycle took.
•
Login to the system (see section 7.3. Permissions).
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7.2.4. Setting Up Timing Conditions
Once a data connection is made, the data from the system is read in cycles.
To set or edit Timing Conditions:
•
Select the menu Options from the main menu strip.
•
Select Configuration from the menu strip.
•
Click the index tab Timing in the display
•
Set the variables as follows:
o
Scan between scan cycles – defines the length of time between each
scan cycle. The scan pause influences the data update rate and the load
of data connections. The scan pause is preset at 1000 ms (1 s). It can be
set between 50 ms and 9950 ms.
o
Maximum time to wait for response from ELM system (timeout) –
defines the length of time the software will wait for a response from the
Communications Module. The timeout is preset at 3000 ms (3 s). It can
be set between 50 ms and 9950 ms.
o
Maximum number of repetitions on timeout – if the Communications
Module does not respond by the timeout, the request will be repeated this
number of times. A warning message is recorded in the event log with
each request. When the maximum number is reached, the request is
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number is 4. It can be set between 0 and 99.
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With a click on the Ok button the changed values are taken over and the
window Configuration is closed.
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7.3. Permissions (Login Levels)
A user’s login level determines the type and amount of data exchanged between
ELMcontrol (as well as other PC applications) and the ELS.
The current login level is shown in the area LOGIN LEVEL on the left side of the screen.
There are eleven login levels numbered from 0 - 10. The degree of permission increases
with a higher login level number. Level 0 (standard setting) stands for basic systemidentification. Reading data requires level 1. Writing data requires level 2. Unrestricted
access requires level 10 – the highest login level.
For the Standard-Firmware-Version of the Communications Module (16147-050), the
permissions for reading and changing the access codes or Access Control Numbers
(ACN) for the handles/electronic locks change with each login level. Each handle can
have five access codes (ACN 1, ACN 2, ACN 3, ACN 4 and ACN 5). Input of an access
code number for opening a handle by means of a workstation login is possible with login
level 1 or higher (see section 7.5. Configuring Handles and section 7.6. Open Handles).
Permissions for reading and changing access codes (ACN) for other login levels are
defined in the table on the next page.
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The individual login levels are provided the following permissions:
Login Level
No. This level applies
under following
conditions:
0 Pre-settings,
workstation unknown
or login with
unknown password
1 Login with login
password for level 1
2
Login with login
password for level 2
3
Login with login
password for level 3
Login with login
password for level 4
4
5
Login with login
password for level 5
6
Login with login
password for level 6
7
Login with login
password for level 7
8
Login with login
password for level 8
9
Login with login
password for level 9
10 Login with login
password for level 10
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Scan data from ELM system Write data to ELM system
No data readable - with
exception of the system
identification
No data writable
Data completely readable with exception of the access
codes for handles and the
user passwords
As level 1
As level 0
As level 2
Data completely writable with exception of the access
codes for handles and the
user passwords
As level 2
Data completely readable with exception of access
codes
ACN 2, ACN 3, ACN 4, ACN 5
for handles and the user
passwords
Data completely readable with exception of access
codes
ACN 3, ACN 4, ACN 5 for
handles and the user
passwords
Data completely readable with exception of access
codes
ACN 4, ACN 5 for handles
and the user passwords
Data completely readable with exception of access code
ACN 5 for handles and the
user passwords
Data completely readable with exception of the user
passwords
Data completely readable with exception of the user
passwords
No limitations
Data completely writable with exception of access
codes
ACN 2, ACN 3, ACN 4, ACN
5 for handles and the user
passwords
Data completely writable with exception of access
codes
ACN 3, ACN 4, ACN 5 for
handles and the user
passwords
Data completely writable with exception of access
codes
ACN 4, ACN 5 for handles
and the user passwords
Data completely writable with exception of access
code ACN 5 for handles and
the user passwords
Data completely writable with exception of the user
passwords
Data completely writable with exception of the user
passwords
No limitations
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7.3.1. Login Methods
There are four login methods for the system: login as workstation, login as user and
login as administrator.
7.3.1.1. Login as User
On the Login Passwords tab you can manage a list of up to 100 user accounts. Each
user account has a name, a password and login level. Management of the user list is
possible via a serial or network connection. Details are covered in section 7.3.2.2.
7.2.3.2. User Management. Reading the user passwords and writing to the list requires
login level 10.
A user login requires a matching name and password.
The name of the user will be included in event log entries for actions triggered by the
user (e.g. opening of a door).
A login level assigned to a user is typically assigned to a single application program.
Different application instances running on the same workstation may have different user
logins and therefore may run with different login levels. The authorization is made by
means of the SNMP community string of SNMP data requests.
7.3.1.2. Login as Administrator
By applying the administrator password the login level 10 is assigned. The administrator
password is set using a serial connection. See section 7.2.3.1. 7.2.3.1. Network Setup of
the System IP Properties for details.
Note, that a “login as workstation” is not possible if the SNMP community is
different from the administrator password.
7.3.1.3. Login as Backup Operator
The backup operator is able to perform system backup and restore operations only. See
section 7.4.4 Configuration Data Files.
A user named “BckpAdm” must be defined and login level 10 must be assigned to this
user. See section 7.3.2.2. 7.2.3.2. User Management for details of how to define a user
login.
7.3.1.4. Login as Workstation
On the Login Passwords tab there is a chart at the right side of the screen with 10
passwords called the workstation login passwords. Each workstation password is
linked to a different login level. Assign workstation passwords using a serial data
connection as explained in section 7.3.2.1. Workstation login passwords.
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The workstations that are allowed to logon to the system are listed on the IP Properties
tab in a table at the left side of the screen named permissible workstations as
explained in section 7.2.3.1. 7.2.3.1. Network Setup of the System IP Properties.
When a workstation login is used, the login level is the level defined by the workstation
password from the Workstation Login Passwords table on the Login Passwords tab.
Login is allowed if the password matches and if the workstation is listed in the
Permissible Workstations table on the IP Properties tab. If the workstation is not listed in
the Permissible Workstations table and the workstation password is valid, it will be listed
in the table if there is a dynamic address position available. Note that the workstation IP
login level can be changed with a serial connection at the IP Properties tab.The login
operation is covered in section 7.3.3. Login to the System.
When using a workstation login, the IP address of the workstation will be included in
event log entries for actions triggered from that workstation (e.g. opening of a door).
A login level assigned to a workstation applies to all application programs running on
that workstation because the authorization criterion is the source IP address of SNMP
data requests.
7.3.2. Login Passwords
Users and passwords are entered on the index card Login Passwords. The only
exception is the administrator password, which has to be specified on the index card IP
Properties (see section 7.2.3.1. 7.2.3.1. Network Setup of the System IP Properties.
• Click the index tab Login Passwords.
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7.3.2.1. Workstation Login Passwords
Workstation login passwords are entered in the area Workstation Login Passwords on
the right side of the Login Passwords tab using a serial connection. Enter a password
into the corresponding input field for each level that requires a workstation login. The
password may include letters and numbers and must have a minimum of four and a
maximum of eight characters.
A serial connection is required.
All changes become effective only after clicking the button Write changes to ELM
system button. If this is not done changes will be lost.
7.2.3.2. User Management
User accounts are entered in the area User Management on the Login Passwords tab.
The administrator is listed here also. The administrator entry cannot be changed or
deleted.
The table Users shows all registered users of the system. You can sort the list according
to each of the represented columns by clicking on the respective top of the column. Click
again on the same place and the order is reversed.
The table contains the following information:
Number
A consecutive number makes navigation within the table easier.
User ID-Number
The number of the table row which stores the data of the user is displayed for
information.
Name
This is the name of the user. Names have to be unique. The name is used for login and
will be included in certain event log entries.
Password
This is the individual password for login.
APF (Access Permission Flags)
These 24 flags form a method of authorization for opening a handle or latch. Each of the
24 flags can independently be set or deleted. Each handle or latch (see section 7.5.
Configuring Handles and Latches) also has 24 flags called the ARF (Access
Requirement Flags).
The opening of a handle is permitted when a user APF matches a handle ARF.
With the help of the ARF/APF you can form groups from handles and users with different
opening permissions which can be subdivided hierarchically.
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Level
The login level which the user can attain at the login procedure. Different supplementary
symbols show a rough survey of the kind of the permission which is assigned to the login
level.
Access from IP socket
The address and the port number of the workstation from which the user accessed the
system last is displayed here.
Time of last access
The last access time of the user is shown. If the time is less than a minute, the symbol
is displayed to show which users are currently operating.
Adding users
•
Click the button Create new user.
A new user entry is added to the list. As name the standard name "user" appended by
an ongoing number, is applied.
Then change the settings of the new user entry according to your needs, as follows.
Change settings
•
To change the settings for a user first select the entry that shall be modified by
a click with the left mouse button on the corresponding row in the table.
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In the area EDIT SELECTED USER the parameters of the user entry can be changed.
•
The sum of the name and password must not exceed 15 characters in length.
•
Adjust the desired login level. You can disable a user account without deleting it
from the list by putting the level on 0 (this is the presetting when adding a new
user entry.)
•
Mark all the flags of the APF which you want to set.
•
After the chosen changes have been made click on the button Write changes
to ELM system.
The table is updated after the next reading cycle (scan).
If the button Write changes to ELM system is not clicked any changes made are
dismissed as soon as you select another user entry or if you leave the index card Login
Passwords.
Deleting users
•
First select the desired user entry by clicking with the left mouse key on the
desired entry in the table. With the control key (Ctrl) or the shift key pressed at
the same time you can select several entries or areas.
•
Click the button Delete selected users.
If you add a new user number equal to an existing user number, the older entry will be
deleted.
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7.3.3. Login to the System
You must have a valid workstation or user password to login to the system.
•
Click on the change button in the area LOGIN LEVEL on the user interface.
The following input-window is shown:
Choose the desired login method (see section 7.3.1. Login Methods). Enter a valid
password. A user login requires the user name and password. Click on the Ok button.
The corresponding login level is shown in the LOGIN LEVEL area of the user interface.
The new login level reverts to 0 if the password is not accepted.
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7.4. System Configuration With the System Manager
The index card System Manager allows the entire configuration of the system. The
System Manager can only be used with a high login level.
The system is presented from the point of view of a physical structure. All modules are
shown with their components (e.g. Handles). For a better survey modules can be
grouped with “cabinets”.
On initial startup of a system it is necessary to register all modules (except the
Communication Module) in the System Manager. The following section (7.4.1
Presentation of the System-Structure) explains the presentation of a configured system
within the System Manager. The following section (7.4.2 Configuration of the SystemStructure) gives examples of the individual steps necessary for registering and activating
ELS modules.
7.4.1. Presentation of the System Structure
All cabinets and modules of the system together with the corresponding peripheral
components are shown in the ELM SYSTEM STRUCTURE area of the index card
System Manager in a hierarchic structure (tree-structure).
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The nodes of the tree which are subdivided into sub-nodes have the symbols „+” or „- “,
respectively. A mouse-click on this symbol shows or hides the sub-nodes.
The nodes of the tree-structure have different parameters. A node can be selected by
mouse-click. The parameters of the selected node are shown in the area
PARAMETERS.
•
can be changed. You can
Parameters which are marked by the symbol
change the value of these parameters by clicking on the value in the display. You
will then see an input-field to which another value can be entered. For completion
press ENTER or mouse-click beside the input field. The new value is then
automatically transferred to the ELM system.
•
are currently blocked for an
Parameters which are marked by the symbol
input. Other parameters must be set before changing these parameters.
•
are only shown, they cannot be changed. The
Parameters with the symbol
symbol
refers to missing authority for the display of the value.
The first parameter of a node is the Description. ELMcontrol automatically generates a
description for every node which gives information about the relevant values and the
most important parameters. This automatically generated description is placed in
parenthesis; it can be replaced by your own text. If all characters of the description are
removed ELMcontrol will enter the system-generated description.
The description can also be seen at the tree-structure on the right hand side beside the
node-type symbol. On the left hand side beside the node-type symbol you will find a
symbol that informs of the status of the node.
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The tables below explain the meaning of the symbols for node-types and status in the
tree-structure:
Nodetypesymbol
Meaning of the
node
All cabinets of the
system, root node
of the whole
structure
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automatically
generated description
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Status symbols and
meaning
Cabinets and modules
are activated and they
are running troublefree.
At least one activated
module within one
cabinet is defective.
At least one activated
module within the
whole system reports
active alarm.
At least one activated
module within the
whole system reports
latched alarm
The status of at least
one module within the
whole system is
unknown.
At least one module of
the system is ready for
activation.
At least one module of
the system needs
further configuration in
order to be ready for
activation.
At least one module of
the system has been
disabled due to an
addressing conflict
with another module of
the same type.
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Meaning of the
node
Cabinet
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Parameter within the
Status symbols and
automatically generated meaning
description
Number of cabinet
Modules of this cabinet
are activated and they
are running troublefree.
At least one activated
module within this
cabinet is defective.
At least one activated
module within this
cabinet reports active
alarm.
At least one activated
module within this
cabinet reports latched
alarm
The status of at least
one module within the
whole system is
unknown.
The cabinet contains
at least one module
ready for activation.
At least one module of
the cabinet needs
further configuration in
order to be ready for
activation.
At least one module of
the cabinet has been
disabled due to an
addressing conflict
with another module of
the same type.
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Meaning of the
node
Communications
Module
(P/N 16147-050)
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Parameter within the
Status symbols and
automatically
meaning
generated description
The module is
running trouble-free.
The module is
defective.
At least one of the
two alarm lines
reports active alarm.
At least one of the
two alarm lines
reports latched alarm.
The status of the
module is unknown.
There is no valid
firmware running on
the module.
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Meaning of the
node
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Parameter within the
Status symbols and
automatically generated meaning
description
Electronic Lock
Area of handle numbers,
The module is running
Control Module for position of the six CANtrouble-free.
8 swing handles
address switches
The module is
(P/N 16147-052)
defective.
At least one handle or
latch of this module
reports active alarm.
At least one handle or
latch of this module
reports latched alarm.
The status of the
module is unknown, or
the module was not
completely configured.
The module is not
activated, but it is
ready for activation.
The module needs
further configuration in
order to be ready for
activation.
The module has been
disabled due to an
addressing conflict
with another module of
the same type.
The module is
currently in detection
mode.
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Meaning of the
node
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(P/N 16147-008)
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Parameter within the
automatically
generated description
Number of the keypad
station (component
number), position of the
six CAN-address
switches
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Status symbols and
meaning
The module is running
trouble-free.
The module is
defective.
The status of the
module is unknown, or
the module was not
completely configured.
The module is not
activated, but it is
ready for activation.
The module needs
further configuration in
order to be ready for
activation.
The module has been
disabled due to an
addressing conflict
with another module of
the same type.
The module is
currently in detection
mode.
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Meaning of the
node
Proximity Card
Reader Module
(P/N 16147-054)
Nodetypesymbol
Meaning of the
node
Swing Handle with
electronic lock
Made with:
Electronic Lock
Upgrade Kit
(P/N, 16147-060,
16147-061, 16147062, or 16147-063)
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Parameter within the
automatically
generated description
Number of the reading
station (component
number), ID-number of
the card at the reading
station, position of the
six CAN- address
switches
Status symbols and
meaning
Parameter within the
automatically
generated description
Handle/latch number,
present status:
open/closed
Status symbols and
meaning
The module is running
trouble-free.
The module is
defective.
The status of the
module is unknown, or
the module was not
completely configured.
The module is not
activated, but it is
ready for activation.
The module needs
further configuration in
order to be ready for
activation.
The module has been
disabled due to an
addressing conflict
with another module of
the same type.
The module is
currently in detection
mode.
The handle/latch is
open.
The handle/latch is
closed.
The handle/latch
reports an active
alarm.
The handle/latch
reports a latched
alarm.
Number and status of
the handle are
unknown. (The handle
module was not
completely
configured.)
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symbol
Access Code Number
(ACN) for a swing
handle
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Parameter within
the automatically
generated
description
Number of the
access code,
related swing
handle number,
digit string of the
ACN
Status symbols and
meaning
The access code was
registered and can be
used.
The status of the
access code is
unknown.
The access code was
not registered.
The registered digit
string of the access
code consists of more
digits than allowed,
The sequence of the modules within each cabinet corresponds to the sequence of
modules listed in the module table. By checking the Sort button in the area SORT
MODULES the sequence can be changed. By means of the buttons ascending /
descending the sorting order of modules can be reversed. Cabinets are always sorted
in ascending order.
A corresponding lexicographical sorting of descriptions of the nodes is carried out.
In the area SEARCH SYSTEM STRUCTURE you can enter a sequence of characters,
activate the button search and this entry is searched among all node names. The first
node to be found is shown and checked. Repeat the search to find further results.
You can change the assignment of a module to a cabinet by using Drag&Drop for
shifting the module node to another cabinet node. To shift a module node, click and hold
the left mouse button on the corresponding module node, drag the node to another
cabinet node, and unclick the mouse button.
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7.4.2. Configuration of the System Structure
At the first application of an ELM system there are no modules included in the system
structure of active modules, except for the Communications Module.
ELMcontrol automatically generates the node Cabinet 1 as a sub node of the ELM
system root node, and assigns the Communications Module to this node.
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Click with the right mouse button on the node ELM system.
A context menu is opened.
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Choose Scan for all Modules
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A search process is started. All found modules are displayed. These modules are
assigned by default to the cabinet which contains the Communications Module.
At the first application none of the found modules are activated except for the
Communications Module.
The activation of modules as well as registering further cabinet nodes to the system
structure is shown below with examples.
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7.4.2.2. Activation of Modules
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After a scan operation, click on a module you want to activate.
Activating Keypad Modules (P/N 16147-008)
In the following example the last of the two Keypad Modules of the list is used. This
module is prepared for "dynamic addressing". Before activation an address and a
component number must be assigned to the module.
Click on the PARAMETER value address setting on module
•
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Enter a binary address for the keypad module into the input field. The value you
are putting in must be between 0 and 111111 (leading zeros can be left out).
This corresponds to a decimal range of 0-63. The address must be different
from the addresses of all other Keypad Modules in the system.
•
Complete your input with ENTER or by mouse click beside the input field.
•
Click with the right mouse button on the node ELM system and select Scan for
all modules.
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After rescanning, the updated list shows that the selected module now has a valid CAN
bus address. For the presented example 10 was entered (decimal value 2). This address
is stored within the module and will be valid until the value is changed or deleted.
A component number must also be assigned. This component number ranges from 1 to
64. It identifies and distinguishes this Keypad Module from other keypads in the system.
If a handle is opened using of this keypad, the component number will be stored in the
event log.
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Click on the PARAMETER value number of component.
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Enter the number (1 to 64) of the Keypad Module (in our example: 1).
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Complete your input with ENTER or by mouse click beside the input field.
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Now all settings necessary for activation have been made and the module status points
ready for activation.
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Click with the right mouse button on the node of the module and select
Activate from the context menu.
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The module is immediately activated. If the module runs error-free the PARAMETER
value Ok is displayed as module status and the status symbol
is shown beside the
node.
•
Repeat this process for all other Keypad Modules in the system giving each
module a unique address and number.
Activating Electronic Lock Control Modules (P/N 16147-052)
The activation and configuration of an Electronic Lock Control Module is shown below.
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Click on the handle module you want to activate.
In the following example the first handle module of the list is used. This module is
prepared for "static addressing". This means that unlike the keypad in the example
above, the address is already fixed by the DIP switches 1-6 on the module. Therefore
before the activation just a component number must be assigned to this module. If
dynamic addressing was enabled, a binary address between 0 and 111111 (0-63) would
be entered instead.
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Click on the PARAMETERS value first handle number. Put in the number you
want to give the first handle that is connected to this module (the example uses:
1).
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Complete your input with ENTER or by a mouse click beside the input field.
The other handles connected to the module are automatically numbered in ascending
order (1-8).
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Now all settings necessary for activation have been made and the module status points
ready for activation.
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Click with the right mouse button on the node of the module and select
Activate from the context menu.
The module is immediately activated. If the module runs error-free the message Ok is
displayed as module status and the status symbol
is shown beside the node.
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Activating Electronic Lock Upgrade Kits (P/N 16147-060, 16147-061, 16147-062,
16147-063)
In the following example we show how to make changes to the name of a handle and
how to enter an access code to the System Manager.
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Click on the + symbol beside the handle module node.
All handles connected to this module are displayed as sub nodes.
•
Click on the node of the handle to be edited (in our example: Handle 2).
•
Click on the PARAMETERS value Description.
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Put in a new description (in our example: back door).
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Complete your input with ENTER or by a mouse click beside the input field.
The new description is used for the handle node.
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Click on the + symbol beside the node of handle 2.
All five possible access codes numbers (ACN) of the handle are shown as sub nodes of
the handle.
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Select an access code number (ACN) and click on the PARAMETERS value
access code number.
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Put in a code number consisting of four to six numbers (in our example: 5299).
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Complete your input with the button ENTER or by a mouse-click beside the
input field.
The assigned access code (5299) will open the handle (back door) from a Keypad
Module or by entering the code on the tab Open Handles or within the System Manager.
Repeat this step to configure other handles or use the tab Configure Handles. An access
code must be assigned to each handle before it will operate.
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Test the operation of the Electronic Lock Control Module and the handle within the
system manager as follows:
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Click with right mouse key on the ACN under the handle.
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Select Open handle by means of this ACN.
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The handle should open and the report the status of the handle as open.
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7.4.2.3. Registration of Cabinets
You can add additional “cabinets” in the System Manager tree-stucture to organize
nodes according to their physical locations in the network as follows.
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Click with the right mouse button on the node ELM system.
A context menu is opened.
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Select New Cabinet.
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ELMcontrol generates a new node Cabinet 2. You can click, hold and drag modules to
the new cabinet. The following image shows the result of shifting a module node to the
new cabinet node.
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7.4.2.4. Detection of Modules
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To identify the physical location of a module, click with the right mouse key on
the module’s node and select Start detection from the context menu.
For 255 seconds an LED on the module will flash. The LEDs on the other modules
(apart from the Communications Module) permanently shine. The remaining period of
time is displayed in the module status and in the module node.
•
To stop the flashing LED, click with the right mouse button on the
module’s node and choose Stop detection.
7.4.2.5. Deactivation and Deletion of Modules
•
If you want to delete a module from the list click on the module node with the
right mouse key and select Delete from the context menu. If you delete a cabinet
node all associated modules will also be deleted.
When an active module is deleted, it is immediately deactivated by the system. Please
note that the module keeps its system address when it is deleted.
The Communications Module and the related cabinet cannot be deleted. If you delete
the cabinet which contains the Communications Module then all the other modules (if
any) will be removed from the cabinet.
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7.4.3. Module Types and Parameters
The configuration parameters of the module types are listed in the following table:
Module type
All
Parameter
Description
Firmware-version
Module status
All, except for
Communications
Module
(P/N 16147-050)
Registered addressswitch setting in
table of modules
Address setting on
module
Serial number
Dynamic addressing
enabled
Valid dynamic
address assigned
Disabled because of
CAN-bus-addressing
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write
Meaning
Description of the module
Software version number of the
module
Status of the module (status of
error)
Binary CAN bus address which is
registered to the table of
modules by the system when the
module is activated. This
address must match the address
setting on the module (either
static or dynamic).
Binary CAN bus address which is
assigned to the module, either
static or dynamic. This value is
writable if “dynamic addressing”
is active (DIP switches 1-6 on the
module are “on”). Otherwise the
DIP switch setting 1-6 is
displayed and used as address
by the module.
A serial number stored within the
module. This number is entered
at production.
(yes/no) Shows whether the
module is set to dynamic
addressing mode.
(yes/no) Shows whether a valid
dynamic address is assigned to
the module.
(yes/no) If two or more modules
are set to the same address,
then all except for one will be
disabled.
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Configuration parameters of module types – continued
Module type
Parameter
read/
Meaning
write
Communica- Specific features
Indications of specific properties
tions Module
-Hardware-Version-Number
(P/N 16147-Clock frequency (in Hz)
050)
-Baud-Rate of the serial
connection (in Bit/s)
SNMP:sysUpTime
SNMP variables according to the
MIB-II system group
SNMP:sysContact
SNMP:sysName
SNMP:sysLocation
Currently used
Used amount and total capacity
amount of the
of the general purpose file
general purpose file
storage of the Communications
storage in bytes
Module. You may change the
total capacity by entering a
Total capacity of
different value. Please note that
general purpose file
the capacity of the event log
storage in bytes
storage is in a reversed
relationship to the capacity of the
file storage.
Current number of
Currently stored event log entries
saved event log
and total capacity of the event
entries
log storage. Enter ‘0’ if you want
to clear the event log storage.
Total capacity of the
event log ring-buffer;
maximum number of
entries / bytes
Current state of
Status of alarm line 1
alarm line 1
Status being = latched, for a
reset of the alarm delete the text
in the input field.
(see section 7.9. Configuration of
Alarm)
Description of
Optional text description for
alarm line1
alarm line 1
(see section 7.9. Configuration of
Alarm)
Latch mode of
yes = latch mode for alarm line 1
alarm line 1
is switched on
no = latch mode for alarm line 1
is switched off
(see section 7.9. Configuration of
Alarm)
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Relay for alarm1
shall be off if no
alarm 1 is present
Current state of
alarm line 2
Description of
alarm line 2
Latch mode of
alarm line 2
Relay for alarm line
2 shall be off if no
alarm is present
MAC address of
Communications
Module
IP address of
Communications
Module
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yes = relay off, because there is
no Alarm 1 reported
no = relay on, if there is Alarm 1
(see section 7.9. Configuration of
Alarm)
Status of alarm line 2
Status being = latched, for a
reset of the alarm delete the text
in the input field.
(see section 7.9. Configuration of
Alarm)
Optional text description for
alarm line 2
(see section 7.9. Configuration of
Alarm)
yes = latch mode for alarm line 2
is switched on
no = latch mode for alarm line 2
is switched off
(see section 7.9. Configuration of
Alarm)
yes = relay off, because there is
no Alarm 2 reported
no = relay on, if there is Alarm 2
(see section 7.9. Configuration of
Alarm)
MAC address of the network of
the Communications Module
(see section 7.2.3.1. 7.2.3.1.
Network Setup of the System IP
Properties)
IP address of the network of the
Communications Module
(see section 7.2.3.1. 7.2.3.1.
Network Setup of the System IP
Properties)
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Configuration parameters of module types – continued
Module type
Parameter
read/
Meaning
write
Keypad
Number of
Number of the key pad unit (1Module
component
64)
P/N (16147008)
Electronic
First handle number
Number of the first handle of this
Lock Control
module
Module for 8
Last handle number
Number of the last handle of this
swing handles
module
(P/N 16147052)
Proximity
Number of
Number of the proximity unit (1Card Reader component
64)
Module
1. length of card-ID
(see section 7.8. Proximity
(P/N 16147Cards)
054)
1. start address of
(see section 7.8. Proximity
the card-ID
Cards)
2. length of card-ID
(see section 7.8. Proximity
Cards)
2. start address of
(see section 7.8. Proximity
card-ID
Cards)
Card-ID mask
(see section 7.8. Proximity
Cards)
Keeping period
(see section 7.8. Proximity
Cards)
ID of current card
ID-number of the card that is
held before the proximity reading
station
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7.4.4. Configuration Data Files
The configuration data of the system can be stored in a separate backup file on the
workstation and can be downloaded from the workstation to the system.
The configuration data files include the configuration of all modules with the complete
number of components and their parameters as well as the data for all proximity cards.
The data that can be set via serial connection only (e.g. the IP-configuration of the
Communications Module and the workstation login passwords) is not included in the
configuration file.
Two different configuration file formats are available.
Text File
A text format allows changes of the configuration in a text editor. Note that the text
format of the configuration file includes all access codes for all handles and all alarmsettings.
The file consists of multiple entries. Each entry includes a configuration parameter in the
form of an SNMP-Identification Number, together with the SNMP-data type and the
value of the parameters. These three elements are placed in one line, separated by
semicolon and preceded by comment lines indicated by the characters “//“. The
comments indicate the component or module and explain the parameter.
Examples:
//module table entry number: 1
//(Handle module 8X (1-8) / switch:000001)
//first handle number
.1.3.6.1.4.1.13595.1.2.4.2.1.3.1;2;1
This example is the specification of the first handle number for the handle module with
address 1 (switch: 000001). The SNMP-OID of this parameter is
.1.3.6.1.4.1.13595.1.2.4.2.1.3.1. The data type is 2 (INTEGER) and the value is 1.
//(Handle module 8X (1-8) / switch:000001)
//(Handle 2)
//description
.1.3.6.1.4.1.13595.1.2.1.2.1.3.2;4;back door
This example shows the text description for handle 2, which is “back door“. The data
type of this parameter is 4 (OCTETSTRING). This handle is the second handle of the
handle module with address 1 (switch: 000001).
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//(Handle 1)
//(ACN 4 of handle 1)
//access code number
.1.3.6.1.4.1.13595.1.2.1.2.1.7.1;4;2112
This example shows the forth access code number (ACN 4) for opening handle 1 is
2112.
Encrypted File
An encrypted file format protects the information contained in the file against
unauthorized viewing and changes. The file is saved by a password and then encoded.
The algorithm that is used for encoding is Triple-DES according to standard ANSI X9.52.
7.4.4.1. Storing Configuration Data to a File
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Under the ELM System Structure area on the System Manager tab, click with
the right mouse button on the node ELM system.
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Select Save configuration to file from the context menu. It is also possible to
of
call up the function from the main menu (File/Save) or click on the icon
the tool bar.
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You get to the following window:
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Select a directory, name the file, and assign a file type for the configuration file.
ELMcontrol prescribes the file type “.elm“, but you can choose a different name
for the file type.
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Select the encrypted file button in the FILE FORMAT OPTIONS area to
encode the file. Enter a password in the Encryption Key field. Verify the
password in the Encryption Key (copy for safety) field. Remember your
password.
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Click the key Save.
Configuration data is scanned from the system and saved to the file.
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7.4.4.2. Loading Configuration Data From a File
Loading a configuration file is only possible after the existing configuration of the system
has been deleted.
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Delete all entered cabinets or modules. Only the Communications Module and
Cabinet1 should remain in the tree-structure under the ELM SYSTEM
STRUCTURE area on the System Manager tab.
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Right click on the ELM system node.
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Select Load configuration from file from the context menu. You can also use
(File/Open) from the main menu or click on the icon
in the tool bar.
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You get to the following window.
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Select a configuration file.
ELMcontrol recognizes the format of the selected file. If the file is text format with free
access (not encoded) file information is shown in the FILE INFORMATION area.
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If the file is encoded with a password, enter the password in the Encryption Key
field in the FILE FORMAT OPTIONS area.
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Click the key Open.
Configuration data is scanned from the file and loaded to the system.
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7.4.5. Updating Firmware of a Communications Module
When setting up a data connection with a Communications Module, the ELMcontrol
software determines compatibility with the module’s firmware. If the firmware is not
compatible a corresponding message is generated that list the current firmware version
and the required minimum firmware version.
Download the current firmware version from the CPI Website at
http://www.chatsworth.com/Support-and-Downloads/Downloads/Software/. Update
firmware from the System Manager tab using a serial connection.
A firmware update deletes all configuration data. Before the firmware is updated,
ELMcontrol can automatically save the existing configuration in a file and restore it
afterwards, if requested. Restoring includes configuration of all modules with every
component and their parameters as well as the data of all proximity cards. However, the
IP-configuration and the login-passwords cannot be restored. These settings must be
entered manually using a serial connection after the firmware update is complete.
•
Obtain a copy of the new firmware file from the CPI Website or Technical
Support.
•
Right click the Communications Module node under the ELM SYSTEM
STRUCTURE area on the System Manager tab.
•
Select Update firmware in the context menu. You can also use (File/Update
in the tool bar.
Firmware) from the main menu or click on the icon
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You get to the following window.
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Select a firmware file. The file type is “dlf“.
In the FILE INFORMATION area, the firmware upgrade version and compatible module
is shown.
Restore configuration after firmware update automatically is pre-selected in the
OPTIONS area. Selecting this option will automatically save a system configuration file
before installing the firmware upgrade. After the upgrade, the system configuration will
be loaded on the system. You must complete the IP configuration and login passwords
manually using a serial connection.
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Click the key Open.
The firmware update is started.
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7.5. Configuring Handles and Latches
Use the Configure Handles tab to configure handles.
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Click on the index tab Configure Handles. You will see the following screen:
The table LIST OF HANDLES shows the handles attached to the system. You can sort
the list according to each of the displayed columns of the table by a click on the
corresponding top of the column. Click again on the same place and the order is
reversed.
The View mode toggles between a multi-column Overview or a list with all Details
(shown).
The table includes the following information:
Number
Every handle has a number, which is defined during the configuration of the Electronic
Lock Control Module. This number serves as an identification of the handle and is used
when opening the handle with a Keypad Module or Proximity Card Reader Module.
Status symbol
There is a symbol at the left side of the handle number. It indicates the present status of
the handle.
The following status symbols are shown individually or in combination:
The handle is open.
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The handle is closed.
The handle reports an active alarm. (light blue exclamation mark)
The handle reports latched alarm. (dark blue exclamation mark)
The handle module is defective. (red exclamation mark)
The system administrator should check the correct setting of the module
parameters in the system-manager and should exchange defective modules.
Number and status of the handle are unknown.
ELMcontrol has not read all necessary information from the system (i. e. the scan
process is not complete).
The view mode Overview shows the handle number and the status symbol for every
handle, only.
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Scan process
There is a check box at the left hand side of the status symbol which changes the handle
scan process as follows.
complete scan of all handle data
ELMcontrol scans all data of the handle and shows under the Details view mode
all properties delivered by the system for the present login level.
scan of the handle status, only
ELMcontrol scans only handle data from the system that is necessary for
monitoring the present status of the handle. This refers to the opening status,
alarm status and the error status of the handle module. ELMcontrol only shows the
corresponding status symbols of the handle. This reduces the scan process and
allows a faster update rate of the handle display because less data is exchanged.
You cannot change the handle parameters (e. g. access code numbers) with this
type of scan because ELMcontrol does not exchange the corresponding data with
the system.
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For a change of scan, check or uncheck the check box next to the handle with a
mouse click or by highlighting the handle and pressing the space bar.
Above the table LIST OF HANDLES you will find the check box show all available
handles. If this check box is marked all handle numbers which can be assigned to
Electronic Lock Control Modules known to the system are listed in the table. For
example, if one eight handle module is connected, eight handles will be shown in the list
even if eight handles are not physically connected to the module. With the check box
show all available handles unmarked the table of handles shows only the handles that
have the complete scan of all handle data check box marked.
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To delete certain handles from the table, the scan process for these handles
should be set to scan of handle status, only (uncheck the handle scan check
box) and uncheck the show all available handles check box.
IDN (identification number)
1..6-digit number which can independently be assigned to a handle or latch
Opening state
The present status (open / opening time limit exceeded / closed / delayed to unlock
/ unlocked) is shown. This requires the use of handles, which have a contact for
signaling the status of the handle to the handle module.
Elapsed time in current state (minutes)
The time elapsed since the handle has entered the current opening state.
Opening time limit (minutes)
The time limit allowed for a handle to be opened. Exceeding this limit causes sending of
SNMP trap(s) if the Trap rate setting (see below) for this handle is not 0. The time limit
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before entering the state opening time limit exceeded can be defined in 1 minute steps
from 0 to 9999 minutes; 0 means “no limit”.
Description
Every handle can be given a description with a maximum of 31 characters.
Alarm state
The handle can be in one of the following alarm status:
Alarm status
not assigned
idle
active
latched
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Meaning
The handle is not connected with an alarm line.
The handle is connected with an alarm line. The handle is closed at
present; no releasing condition (handle open) exists. The handle does
not cause an alarm.
The handle causes an “active“ alarm. This means that the handle is
connected to an alarm line and the releasing condition (handle open)
exists at present. The alarm line assigned to the handle is also in a
condition of “active” alarm.
The handle causes a “latched” alarm. The handle is connected to an
alarm line and the alarm type “latched“ is switched on. The handle is
closed at present; at a previous time, however, it was open. The alarm
line assigned to the handle is also in a “latched” status if no other
components connected with this alarm line report “active” alarm.
The alarm status is unknown. ELMcontrol has not read all information
from the system necessary for terminating the scan process.
Alarm line
Shows the number of the assigned alarm line. If the handle was not assigned to an
alarm line the character X is displayed.
Alarm mode
The setting is only effective in cases where an alarm line is assigned to the handle/latch.
The following modes are available:
Alarm mode
1
(alarm if opened / latching off)
2
(alarm if opened / latching on)
3
(alarm if unexpected opened / latching off)
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If the handle is opened, it causes an
“active“ alarm. The alarm will be cancelled
when the handle is closed. The alarm state
returns to “idle”.
If the handle is opened, it causes an
“active“ alarm. After closing the handle the
alarm will continue as a “latched” alarm.
If the handle is opened, it causes an
“active“ alarm but only if the opening was
not authorized (burglary). The alarm will be
cancelled when the handle is closed. The
alarm state returns to “idle”.
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If the handle is opened, it causes an
“active“ alarm but only if the opening was
not authorized (burglary). After closing the
handle the alarm will continue as a
“latched” alarm.
Delay to unlock
For latches only: This parameter determines the delay period after initiating the opening
(e.g. by entering the right access code on a key pad) until the beginning of the release
period. The time period can be entered in 2 seconds steps from 0 to 510 seconds.
Unlock time
For latches only: This parameter defines the real release period. This period of time
starts after expiry of the delay time (see above). During the unlock period the door can
be opened at any time - but only once. An immediate locking is carried out when closing
the door even if the unlock time hasn’t expired yet. The time period can be entered in 2
seconds steps from 0 to 510 seconds.
Access Code Numbers (ACN 1 - ACN 5)
With one of the shown number codes the handle can be opened via keypad, proximity
card, or PC (software). Codes that haven’t been fixed are displayed by the sequence of
characters XXXXX.
Access Requirement Flags (ARF)
These 24 flags form another method of authorization for opening a handle. The ARF can
be used with a proximity card or keypad. Each of the 24 flags can be set or deleted
independently. Each card (see section 7.8. Proximity Cards) as well as each user (see
section 7.3.2.2. 7.2.3.2. User Management) has 24 flags, called the Access Permission
Flags (APF).
A handle can be opened by a proximity card or keypad with a user account
number when the handle’s ARF matches the user’s/proximity card’s APF.
With the help of the ARF/APF you can form groups from handles and cards or users with
different opening permissions which can be subdivided hierarchically.
Trap rate
Trap mode and time interval for sending SNMP-traps at changes of opening state of the
handle/latch.
The following values are possible:
• 0: The handle/latch does not send any SNMP-trap (default)
• 1: At each change of the opening condition a trap is sent once.
• 2 .. 250: At each change of the opening condition one trap is sent. But this
trap is then repeated every 2 .. 250 minutes.
Time until next trap
At Trap rate settings of 2 .. 250 this is the time up to the next trap (in seconds).
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Change Settings
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To change the settings of a handle select the handle that you want to edit with a
click with the left mouse button on the desired row in the table. The line is
marked in color. Note: the scan button for the selected handle must be marked
(complete scan of all data).
The parameters of the selected handle are shown in the EDIT SELECTED HANDLE
area.
Now you can edit the description, the access codes and flags, the connection to the
alarm line and the type of alarm. In case of a latch you can additionally edit the delay
time and the unlock time.
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The description is text with no more than 31 characters.
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An ACN is numbers only. The minimum length is 4 digits, and the maximum
length is 6 digits. To delete an access code, remove all numbers from the
corresponding field or put in the character X.
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Mark all the flags of the ARF that you want to set.
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The numbers 1 or 2 are possible alarm line numbers. To disconnect an alarm
line use the character X or remove the number from the input field.
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Select the desired alarm mode.
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If the handle/latch should send SNMP-Traps when opened/closed, adjust the
desired trap rate. At values of 2 ... 250 the remaining time to the next trap is
shown. In this case you may overwrite this time value and so e.g. trigger the
next SNMP-trap for test purposes at another time.
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After you have made the desired changes click the button Write changes to
ELM system.
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The entries are updated after the next scan (reading cycle).
If the button Write change to the ELM system is not clicked any changes made are
dismissed as soon as you select another handle or if you leave the index card
Configure Handles.
Handles showing the alarm status “latched” can be put back to the status “idle” in the
ALARM area by clicking the reset button. Handles showing the alarm status “active” can
be put back to the status “idle” only if alarm mode 3 or 4 is assigned to the handle.
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7.6. Open Handles and Unlock Latches
The index card Open Handles allows the opening of handles and the unlocking of
latches from a workstation using the ELMcontrol software. Unlike the System Manager
tab, you must have a valid ACN to open a handle. The index card Open Handles can be
used with a low login level.
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Click on the index tab Open Handles. The following window shows the
corresponding index card:
The Table LIST OF HANDLES shows the handles of the system.
The View mode can be a multi-column Overview or a list with all Details (shown). You
can also hide open or closed handles by selecting the button hide open handles or
hide closed handles.
The table contains the following criteria:
Number
Status symbol
Scan process
Identification number
Opening state
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Elapsed time in current state (minutes)
Opening time limit (minutes)
Description
Alarm state
Alarm line
Alarm latch mode
This information is also contained in the corresponding table on the index card
Configure Handles, see section 7.5. Configuring Handles for criteria explanations.
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To open a handle select the corresponding handle by clicking with the left
mouse button on the handle number in the table.
Number and description of the selected handle are shown in the SELECTED HANDLE
area.
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In the OPEN HANDLE(S) area put in a permitted Access Code Number (ACN)
for this handle.
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Click on the button Open Selected Handle.
After an analysis by the system you will see if the ACN is accepted in the Result field.
As soon as the handle has been opened the change of the status of the handle (opened)
is shown in the table of handles after the next reading cycle (scan).
By clicking Open group of handles each handle having the entered Acess Code
Number defined as its ACN column of group (choose from 1..5) will be opened.
Attention: Please keep in mind that if opening a group of single point latches then
these latches may be powered from the same source. Make sure that the power
supply can handle the requirement. The sum of current needed by these latches
may also exceed the specified current limit of the latch controller module
(depends on the used latch type).
Please note that for this reason, latches connected to latch controller modules for
8 single point latches may be excluded from opening for safety.
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7.7. Setting of Date and Time
The system includes an internal clock (a timer with an accumulator that makes it
independent from the operational voltage). Each event stored in the event log includes
the date and time on the internal clock – the ELM SYSTEM CLOCK. The expiry date of
proximity cards is also determined from this clock.
The index card Date/Time allows scanning and adjusting of the system clock.
The actual time of the system clock is shown in the area ELM SYSTEM CLOCK SETUP
in the fields current date setting and current time setting. Adjust the time using the
input fields Choose new date or Choose new time and set the new date or time by
clicking on the button Write new date/time to ELM system clock.
The ELMcontrol CLOCK area shows the time on the connected workstation – the
workstation hosting the ELMcontrol software. Click on the button Use ELMcontrol clock
in the ELM SYSTEM CLOCK SETUP area to synchronize the system clock with the
clock on the workstation hosting the ELMcontrol software.
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7.8. Proximity Cards
The Proximity Card Reader Module allows the opening of handles with proximity cards
(Legic-System). The system can save a list of up to 1000 card entries with permission to
open handles. The administration of these card entries is possible from the Proximity
Cards tab.
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Click on the index tab Proximity Cards. You will get to the window below.
The table PROXIMITY CARDS shows all card entries for the system. You can sort the
list according to each of the displayed columns of the table by a click on the
corresponding top of the column. Click again on the same place and the order is
reversed.
The table contains the following information:
Table row
The number of the table row, which stores the data of the card, is shown for information.
ID Number
The ID number of the entry identifies the card. It contains 2 to 16 hexadecimal digits.
Attention: A single card can be listed in the table several times with different ID numbers.
Additonally, different cards can produce the same ID number at different proximity
reading stations. Therefore the number of entries in the table does not necessarily
correspond to the number of actually used cards.
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When a card is held before the reading station of a Proximity Card Reader Module, the
module determines the ID number of this card as follows:
o
The Proximity Card Reader Module reads two areas from the memory of the
card. The start address and the length of each area is defined in the system
manager during the configuration of the Proximity Card Reader Module. Every
area may comprise a maximum of 8 bytes or 16 digits. The total length of both
areas is also limited to 8 bytes or 16 digits.
o
Both areas are put together into one number consisting of 2 to 16 hexadecimal
figures.
o
This number is linked with the ID mask, which is also set during the configuration
of the Proximity Card Reader Module. This mask consists of 16 hexadecimal
figures. Starting on the left, a bit-wise logical addition (OR-link) is carried out. Bits
of no relevance are set to the value 0.
o
The result is the ID-number of the card.
Note: If more than one Proximity Card Reader Module is used in the system, be sure
that the parameters of the modules (length of card ID, start address of the card Id, and
card ID mask) are the same. If the modules’ parameters are configured differently, it is
possible to get different ID numbers from the same card or the same ID number from
different cards. The result is different access rights at different reading stations for each
card.
Status symbol
At the left hand side of the ID-number you will find a symbol that gives information on the
validity of the card entry.
The following status symbols are displayed:
The card entry is valid.
The card entry is run out.
Validity
The use of every card entry can be limited to a specific number of uses and/or until a
particular date and time. If these limits are not reached the card entry is valid, otherwise
the card entry is run out and is not accepted by the reading station.
Description
Every card entry can be assigned a text as description with a maximum length of 31
characters.
Remaining uses
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If the number of uses of a card entry is limited, the number of times the card can be used
to open handles is listed. If the value is 0, the card has run out. If the use of the card is
unlimited the character X is shown.
Date of expiry
The expiration date and time of the card entry is displayed. After expiration a card entry
becomes invalid.
Handle
If a handle is assigned to the card entry, the handle number is shown. If it is a valid card
entry the corresponding handle opens upon reading of the card at a reading station. If no
handle was assigned to the card entry the character X is displayed.
Access Code Number (ACN)
If an access code has been assigned to the card entry this access code is shown. To
open a handle the handle number must be selected at a Keypad Module and the card
must be read at a card reader. The holding time set for the Proximity Card Reader
Module and the Keypad Module determines how much time is available for the process.
The system checks the access code assigned to the card entry. If the access code is
valid, the handle opens. If there is no access code assigned to the card entry the
character sequence XXXXX is displayed.
Access Permission Flags (APF)
These 24 flags form another method of authorization for opening a handle with a
proximity card. Each of the 24 flags can be set or deleted. Each handle (see section 7.5.
Configuring Handles and Latches) also has 24 flags, called the Access Requirement
Flags (ARF). A handle can be opened by a proximity card when the APF for the
card matches the ARF for the handle. With the help of the ARF/APF you can form
groups from handles and cards with different opening permissions which can be
subdivided hierarchically.
Adding card entries
With the button Create new entry it is possible to add a new card entry to the list.
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Click the button Create new entry.
A card entry with a serial numbered ID number is added to the list.
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Change settings for the card entry consequently as explained below. Enter the
ID number and all necessary parameters.
It is also possible to add the new card entry to the list by use of a reading station.
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Click on the button Read new entry. The button remains on.
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Then hold the card in front of a reading station.
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A new card entry is added with the recognized ID number if there is no entry in the list
with the same ID number.
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Scan other cards if required.
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Click on the button Read new entry to stop scanning cards.
Change settings
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To change the settings for a card entry first select the entry that will be modified
by clicking the corresponding row in the table with the left mouse button.
In the EDIT SELECTED CARDS area the parameters of the card entry can be changed.
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Up to 16 hexadecimal figures (0-9, A-F) can be put in for the ID number. In
case of an odd number of digits the figure 0 is put in the first place. The card
entry is removed if the ID number field is left blank.
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For description enter text with a maximum of 31 characters.
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Assign either a handle number or an ACN or the APF to the card entry.
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An access code consists of numbers only, comprising at least four and
not more than six digits. To remove the access code please delete all
characters in the corresponding input field or put in the character X.
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o
For the handle number you can put in 1 to 512. If you want to cancel the
assignment to a handle number please enter the character X or delete the
number from the input field.
o
Mark all the flags of the APF which you want to set.
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If you want to limit the number of uses for the card enter the corresponding
number of uses into the field remaining uses. Values from 0 to 254 are
possible. The value 0 causes blocking of the card entry. If you want to use the
card entry an unlimited number of times, please delete the entry or put in the
character X.
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Set the expiration date and time of the card in the corresponding fields.
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After the changes have been made click on the key Write changes to ELM
system.
The corresponding entries to the table are updated after the next reading cycle (scan).
If the button Write changes to ELM system is not clicked any changes made are
dismissed as soon as you select another entry or if you leave the Proximity Cards tab.
Deleting card entries
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First select the desired card entry by left clicking the row in the table with the
mouse. With the control key (Ctrl) or the shift key being pressed at the same
time you can select several entries or areas.
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Click on the button Delete selected entries.
The entry can also be removed by deleting the ID number in the corresponding input
field.
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7.9. Configuration of Alarm
The system is capable of administering two alarm lines.
Every alarm line is connected to a relay on the Communications Module. The relays
have switch over contacts and can be wired as either normally open (NO) or normally
closed (NC). When the alarms are active or latched, the contacts are energized which
closes the contacts wired in the NO mode and opens the contacts wired in the NC mode.
The status of both alarm lines is shown in the area ALARMS in the left column of the
user interface when logged in to the system.
Every alarm line can show one of the following states:
Alarm status
Meaning
No alarm.
idle
active
latched
?
At least one alarm source connected to this alarm line reports active
alarm.
At least one alarm source connected to this alarm line reports latched
alarm. No component connected to this alarm line reports an active
alarm.
The status of alarm is unknown. ELMcontrol has not yet read all
necessary information from the system, i.e. the scan process is not
complete.
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The Alarms tab allows the configuration of the alarm lines and shows the current source
of alarm.
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Click on the index tab Alarms. You get to the displayed window.
The CONFIGURE ALARM LINES area of the index card Alarms shows the current
status and the configuration of both alarm lines. It allows the configuration of the
following settings:
Description
Enter text up to 31 characters.
latch mode (CONTACT OPTIONS area)
This check box shows if alarm shall continue to be reported if all alarms of all
components connected to this alarm line are discontinued. With the setting latch mode
the alarm line is switched over to the alarm status latched after all connected
components are transformed to the status idle. Otherwise the alarm line reports idle.
Use the Reset button to change alarm lines from the latched status to the idle status.
The reset is carried out immediately.
Relay unpowered/powered if alarm (CONTACT OPTIONS area)
This button determines if the relay of the alarm line is powered with an active or latched
alarm status, or whether the relay is powered with an idle alarm status. The last setting
allows a transmission of an alarm report if the system is switched off.
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trap rate (area TRAP SETTINGS)
Trap mode and time interval for sending SNMP-traps at changes of state of the alarm
line.
The following values are possible:
• 0: The alarm line does not send any SNMP-trap (default)
• 1: At each change of the alarm line a trap is sent once.
• 2 .. 250: At each change of the alarm line one trap is sent. But this trap is
then repeated every 2 .. 250 minutes.
next trap (area TRAP SETTINGS)
At trap rate settings of 2 .. 250 this is the time up to the next trap (in seconds). In this
case you may overwrite this value and so e.g. trigger the next SNMP-trap for test
purposes at another time.
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After the desired changes have been made, click on the button Write changes
to ELM system, to save the new settings in the system.
The CURRENT ALARM SOURCES area of the index card Alarms contains a list of all
components of the system that are current alarm sources. Every line describes an alarm
source or the cause for alarm. Components which can release several alarms may be
listed multiple times.
The View mode can be a multi-column Overview or a list with all Details (shown). You
can also sort the list by clicking on the top of each column. With another click on the
same place the order of sequences is reversed.
The table contains the following information:
Type and Number
The entry contains the type of component (handle) of the alarm source and the
identification number of the component.
Status symbol
On the left hand side beside the types you find a symbol that informs about the current
status of the alarm source (operating status, alarm status). The status symbols depend
on the type of component. The meaning of the symbol is explained in the chapters
dealing with the configuration of the components.
The view mode Overview shows only the type, the number, and the status symbol of
every alarm source.
Description
Includes the description for the components of the alarm source if a description was
entered when the components were configured.
Reason of alarm
The cause for alarm is shown.
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Alarm status
The alarm source can be in the alarm states active or latched. The meaning of these
states is explained in the sections dealing with the configuration of the components.
Alarm line
Shows the number of the assigned alarm lines.
Alarm sources in the alarm status latched can be switched over to the alarm status idle
by clicking the reset selected sources button.
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First select the desired source by left clicking the desired row in the table with
the mouse. With the control key (Ctrl) or the shift key being pressed at the same
time you can select several entries or areas or paragraphs.
Click on the key Reset selected sources
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Event Log
In the lower part of the user interface certain events, relevant processes, warnings and
errors are shown and recorded. There are two categories of events listed in the
ELMcontrol-protocol:

Events which were caused by the ELMcontrol software (ELMcontrol-Event).

Events which took place in a system and have been saved by the system - for
the time being - in an internal protocol memory (ELM system-Event).
The entries into the ELM system-event log memory are read and logged by ELMcontrol.
The event log-memory of the system is a ring type memory. If the memory is filled
completely, the oldest event will be overwritten by a new event which needs to be saved.
As soon as ELMcontrol recognizes that the log is full, it puts a corresponding note into
the ELMcontrol –protocol that no further ELM system-Events could be registered.
7.10.1.
Format of Log Entries
Every entry to the protocol (data log) consists of one line and comprises several
paragraphs. The individual paragraphs are separated from each other by semicolon.
A log entry contains the following paragraphs:
ELMcontrol-Event
Paragraph
Format
Subject
1
3
Year/Month/Day
(YYYY/MM/DD)
Hour:Minute:Seconds
(HH:MM:SS)
Text in brackets
Date of ELMcontrol -Protocol entry
(ELMcontrol-date)
Time of the entry to the ELMcontrol
(ELMcontrol-time)
Name of the selected system
4
IP-Address
IP-Address of the selected system
5
Text in brackets
Explanations of the event
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Paragraph Format
Subject
1
Date of ELMcontrol -Protocol entry
(ELMcontrol-date)
Time of the entry to the ELMcontrol
(ELMcontrol-time)
Name of the selected systems
IP Address of the selected systems
Further paragraphs contain information
on ELM system-events
Number of the event in the systemProtocol memory
3
4
5
Year/Month/Day
(YYYY/MM/DD)
Hour:Minute:Seconds
(HH:MM:SS)
Text in brackets
IP Address
“ELM system“
6
Number
7
Number
2
11
Capacity of the system-protocol memory
(maximal number of events saveable in
the system-Protocol memory)
Number
Number of series of the system-protocol
memory (number of series the protocol
memory is newly used)
Year/Month/Day
Date of the entry to the system-protocol
(YYYY/MM/DD)
memory (ELM system-Date)
Hour:Minute:Seconds(HH:MM:SS) Time of the entry into the systemprotocol (ELM system-time)
Text in brackets
Type of event
7.10.2.
Configuration of Log Files
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9
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You can save the EVENT LOG to a file by clicking the button Write to file in the EVENT
LOG area on the lower left hand side of the user interface. If the check box on the button
Write to File is checked (the default setting after initial installation) log entries are
automatically saved in one or several text files. The files can be configured as explained
below.
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Select the menu Options from the main menu strip.
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Select the Configuration menu.
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Click the Event log tab of the displayed window.
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The following window is displayed:
The check box Enable log file output corresponds to the button Write to file in the
EVENT LOG area of the workspace. Writing log entries to file(s) can be enabled or
disabled.
The buttons below determine whether all log entries are saved into one file or whether a
daily file is saved (the default after initial installation). You can also set whether events
from different sources will be saved to different files (not selected after initial installation).
It is possible to separate ELMcontrol events from system events and to write a separate
protocol file for every system.
The input field Log file name specification lets you specify the path and file name for
log file(s). If only one file is written, the log file uses the designated file name. Otherwise
the defined name is interpreted as a base name which is completed depending on the
settings with the description of the event source and/or the current date.
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