Comark Wireless Monitoring
RF500 GATEWAY
SYSTEM MANUAL
Comark Wireless Monitoring - RF500 System Manual
Contents
RF500 System Components.....................................................................................................4
RF500 Gateway....................................................................................................................4
Transmitters..........................................................................................................................5
RF512 Temperature Transmitter.......................................................................................5
RF512M Temperature Transmitter Backbone Option........................................................5
RF513 Temperature and Humidity Transmitter..................................................................5
RF513M Temperature and Humidity Transmitter Backbone Option..................................5
RF515 Analog Input Transmitter and RF515A Connection Box.........................................5
RF516 Precision Temperature Transmitter........................................................................5
Optional Accessories.............................................................................................................5
Know your Gateway..............................................................................................................6
Front View with LEDs.........................................................................................................6
Rear Connections..............................................................................................................7
Side Switches and Connections.......................................................................................8
Know your Transmitter..........................................................................................................9
Transmitter Display..........................................................................................................10
Safety Information...................................................................................................................11
Warning...............................................................................................................................11
WEEE..................................................................................................................................11
RF500 Wireless Monitoring System Overview........................................................................12
Gateway – Introduction........................................................................................................12
Overview of RF500 Mesh Networking.................................................................................13
Meshing Transmitters and Backbone Transmitters.............................................................14
Automatic Data Retrieval (ADR)..........................................................................................14
Equipment Installation.............................................................................................................15
Gateway Fixing....................................................................................................................15
Transmitter Fixing................................................................................................................15
Mains Wiring........................................................................................................................15
Ventilation............................................................................................................................15
Powering On and Off...............................................................................................................16
Switch On............................................................................................................................16
Gateway Switch OFF...........................................................................................................16
Transmitter Activation..........................................................................................................16
Gateway Commissioning........................................................................................................17
Requirements for Commissioning.......................................................................................17
Gateway to PC Network Connection via RJ45 cross-over Ethernet Cable..........................17
Gateway to PC Network Connection via Modem.................................................................20
Viewing the Commission-Gateway Web Pages..................................................................24
Setup of First Administrator.................................................................................................25
Gateway Language.............................................................................................................25
Gateway Name....................................................................................................................25
Gateway Clock Setup..........................................................................................................25
Network Setup.....................................................................................................................26
Network Details................................................................................................................26
Modem Email Details.......................................................................................................26
SMS Details.....................................................................................................................26
Email Options..................................................................................................................27
Email Setup.........................................................................................................................27
Adding Transmitters............................................................................................................28
Gateway Programming and Use.............................................................................................29
Gateway Specification – RF500..............................................................................................30
Transmitters Specification.......................................................................................................31
Changing Lithium Battery on RF500 Series Transmitters.......................................................33
Battery Reordering..............................................................................................................33
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Battery Change Procedure..................................................................................................33
Check for Transmitter Errors...............................................................................................33
Pinout and Wiring....................................................................................................................34
Door Connector...................................................................................................................34
Lumberg Connector.............................................................................................................34
Power Connector.................................................................................................................34
Gateway Relay Outputs.......................................................................................................34
FCC Approvals........................................................................................................................35
Equipment Ratings..................................................................................................................35
Supply Voltage....................................................................................................................35
Environmental Conditions....................................................................................................35
Gateway Storage/Operating Conditions...........................................................................35
RF51X Transmitter Operating Conditions........................................................................35
RF51X Transmitter Storage Conditions...........................................................................35
RF515 Maximum Input Conditions......................................................................................35
Maintenance and Cleaning.....................................................................................................36
EC-Declaration of Conformity.................................................................................................37
Transmitter Error Codes..........................................................................................................38
Gateway Fault Conditions.......................................................................................................38
Definitions of Gateway Terminology.......................................................................................39
Glossary..................................................................................................................................40
Document Revision History.....................................................................................................41
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RF500 System Components
RF500 Gateway
The RF500 Gateway Kit consists of the following items.
RF500 Gateway
Part No. RF500
Transmitter Activator (2-off)
Part No. RF525
Jack Plug 2.5mm (2-off)
Part No. RFJACK
High Gain Antenna.
Part No. RF504
DC Adaptor.
Mains Lead with either UK, EU or US plug.
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Transmitters
RF512 Temperature Transmitter
Integral temperature sensor plus connectors for two external temperature sensors and an
external door sensor.
External temperature range: –40°C to +125°C
RF512M Temperature Transmitter Backbone Option
Integral temperature sensor plus connectors for two external temperature sensors and an
external door sensor.
External temperature range: –40°C to +125°C
Includes High Gain Antenna and RF520 DC mains adaptor.
RF513 Temperature and Humidity Transmitter
Integral temperature sensor, one integral humidity sensor and connector for an external
door sensor.
Integral temperature range: –30°C to +70°C
Humidity range: 10-90% RH
RF513M Temperature and Humidity Transmitter Backbone Option
Integral temperature sensor, one integral humidity sensor and connector for an external
door sensor.
Integral temperature range: –30°C to +70°C
Humidity range: 10-90% RH
Includes High Gain Antenna and RF520 DC mains adaptor.
RF515 Analog Input Transmitter and RF515A Connection Box
Two analog input channels, each capable of configuration as 0-1V, 0-10V or 4-20mA using
RF515A connection box.
RF516 Precision Temperature Transmitter
Integral temperature sensor, and connector for one external temperature Pt100 sensor
and an external door sensor.
External temperature range: –200°C to +400°C
Each transmitter is packed with a mounting bracket and 2-tie-wraps.
Optional Accessories
RF520
RF502
RF503
RF500BACKUP
DC mains adaptor for RF512 and RF513
Bridge. 0.5m lead to enable transmission through RF
resistant barriers
Bridge. 1.0m lead to enable transmission through RF
resistant barriers
RF500 Backup Server Software
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Know your Gateway
Front View with LEDs
ALARM
FAULT
MAINS/BATTERY
RF500
Gateway
Figure 1 - Front view of RF500 Gateway
There are three LEDs on the front of the Gateway:
ALARM
FAULT
Flashing Red
Flashing Yellow
MAINS/BATTERY
Constant Green
Constant Amber
Flashing Green
Amber/Green
Off
An enabled alarm event has occurred
Contact technical support from your local
distributor or Comark Limited. The Home
Page may provide more information on
possible faults
DC power is available and the Gateway is
switched on
DC power is available and the Gateway is
switched off
Gateway is on and running off battery packs,
no DC power available
Gateway is shutting down
Gateway is off and DC power is not available
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Rear Connections
A
B
D
C
C
E
Figure 2 - Rear view of RF500 Gateway
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Modem Jack – Connect to RJ11 line cord (If fitted)
12 VDC input
Cable clamps
RJ45 Ethernet LAN Socket
Rear panel connectors. Do not connect any equipment to any other connector
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Side Switches and Connections
AUX
RF500
GATEWAY
SERIAL No
1
2
STATUS
Comark Limited
Hitchin, Herts SG5 1RT
Tel: +44 (0)844 815 6599
Comark Instruments Inc
PO Box 9090, Everett, WA 98206
Tel: 503 643 5204
www.comarkltd.com
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4
ON/OFF
SW1
MADE IN UK
FOR INDOOR USE ONLY
DO NOT MOVE WHEN IN OPERATION
SW2
Figure 3 – Left Hand Side View of Gateway
AUX
STATUS
ON/OFF
SW1
SW2
Reserved Switch
Reserved LEDs for Comark use
Gateway Startup/Powerdown switch
Jack Socket - Relay Output-1
Jack Socket - Relay Output-2
SW1 & SW2 are two switched outputs provided for connection to customer alarm
indicators, via relay contacts with 12V 500mA rating, configurable for either NO (Normally
Open) or NC (Normally Closed). These are marked as SW1 and SW2, and are in the form
of 2.5mm Jack Sockets. Plugs to fit these sockets are available from Comark, part number
RFJACK.
With the Gateway switched OFF the relays are in a Normally Closed condition, this
may cause any equipment connected to the contacts to energise.
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Know your Transmitter
A
B
C
D
E
F
Figure 4 - Front view of RF512 Series Transmitter
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
Alarm LED. Flashes red to indicate any one channel in alarm
Active LED. Flashes green to indicate external power detected
Infra-Red interface. For Comark use only
Antenna. (Do not remove whilst in operation)
Lashing eye - Four available
Internal temperature sensor
A
B
C
Figure 5 - Connector view of RF512, RF515 & RF516 Transmitter
A. Lumberg Socket for Probe
B. Socket for Door & RF525 Activator (Dual function)
C. External DC adaptor socket
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Transmitter Display
RF500 transmitters all have a liquid crystal display as shown below. Only RF512 is
capable of using all three display areas and annunciators.
INT
EXT1

EXT2
Figure 6 - Transmitter Display
Indicates that the door channel reads open
Indicates that the internal lithium battery requires replacement
Indicates that any channel has an unacknowledged alarm
When steady, indicates that the transmitter has logged onto the
Gateway
When flashing, indicates the transmitter is currently attempting
transmission with the Gateway.
Indicates that the sensor or probe is broken.
Indicates that the number to be displayed is too big to fit on the
LCD. E.g. 2000 cannot be shown on a "1999" digit area.
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Safety Information
Under no circumstances may a user make any changes to the RF500 Gateway that would
alter its performance. Any modification would void the CE compliance of the Gateway and
may invalidate any warranty.
If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by Comark, then the protection
provided by the equipment may be impaired.
No user serviceable parts are provided in RF500 Comark Wireless Monitoring Equipment.
Contact Comark or your local distributor for all service requirements.
Warning
•
Before connecting or disconnecting the antenna, ensure anti-static precautions are
observed.
•
Use only the Linearity Electronics 12V mains adaptor; Model LAD6019AB5, or
Stontronics 12V mains adaptor; Model T3068LN with the RF500 Gateway.
•
Do not modify the Linearity Electronics 12V mains adaptor; Model LAD6019AB5, or
Stontronics 12V mains adaptor; Model T3068LN in any way.
•
Use only the PHIHONG, PSM11R-050 5V mains adaptor with RF512 and RF513. It is
supplied by Comark Limited as three variants:
RF520
Transmitter mains adaptor with UK plug
RF520/EU
Transmitter mains adaptor with European style plug
RF520/US
Transmitter mains adaptor with North American style plug
•
Do not modify the PHIHONG, PSM11R-050 5V mains adaptor in any way.
•
RF512, RF513, RF515 and RF516 Transmitters contain a C-size lithium cell. This cell
must not be incinerated or subjected to temperatures in excess of 100°C. Do not
deform, mutilate, crush, pierce, disassemble, recharge or short circuit. Such abuse
can result in loss of seal, and/or cell explosion. Also exposure to humid conditions for
long periods should be avoided.
•
Do not insert metal objects into connectors.
•
Ensure the antenna is securely connected before powering the equipment. Internal
damage may result otherwise.
•
The Gateway and Transmitters have been designed to operate with the antenna
supplied by Comark, and having a maximum gain of 7dBi. Antennas not supplied by
Comark or having a gain of greater than 7dBi are strictly prohibited for use with this
device. The required antenna impedance is 50 Ohms. If in doubt please contact
Comark or Distributor for advice.
WEEE
The RF500 Gateway, RF512, RF513, RF515 and RF516 Transmitters contain a
non-rechargeable lithium battery. This battery must be disposed of in
accordance with local regulations.
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RF500 Wireless Monitoring System Overview
Gateway – Introduction
The RF500 Gateway is an embedded microprocessor device containing a radio module for
RF communications to the measuring transmitters. The radio module uses a licence free
band in the 2.4GHz spectrum. Comark Limited use proprietary protocols over a standard
IEEE 802.15.4 link. These protocols achieve reliable communication between the
transmitters and the Gateway via self-healing mesh radio networks.
Data from measurements taken by the transmitters is stored on the RF500 Gateway in
contrast to other systems which store their data on a PC using special software. For
operating the RF500 system the only software required is a Web Browser such as Internet
Explorer or Firefox. There is no requirement to install software on each users PC.
The Gateway contains sufficient data storage capacity for up to 10 years which can be
automatically backed up to a PC using the optional RF500 Backup Server software or by
manual request to generate and download a backup file via your web browser.
Connection to the Gateway is via Network (Ethernet) connection or remotely via optional
analogue modem. For modem access a dedicated Analogue phone line must be provided.
An external power adaptor provides the mains power for the Gateway. An internal NickelMetal-Hydride (Ni-Mh) rechargeable battery is included, this provides normal operation of
the Gateway during power failure until the battery is exhausted, The Gateway then shuts
down until power is restored.
Two relay connectors are provided for external alarms, Autodiallers/Klaxons etc. All other
connections to the Gateway are disabled. See Figure 3 – Left Hand Side View of Gateway
for further details.
Emails for alarms will be instigated directly from the Gateway. It is also possible to send a
text message alarm via email using a third party provider.
The Gateway can be either desk mounted or wall mounted. Wall mount keyhole slots are
provided on the case. The external long range Antenna has variable orientation to suit
vertical or horizontal mounting.
Three LEDs on the Gateway display current status of the system – Mains/Battery, Alarm
indication, and Fault indicators.
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Overview of RF500 Mesh Networking
The RF500 Wireless Monitoring System uses the IEEE 802.15.4 radio transmission
standard to implement a radio mesh network.
A mesh network is comprised of the following devices:
•
Gateway
•
Mesh Transmitter
•
Transmitter
On installation each transmitter is associated with a particular Gateway by serial number.
Messages are transferred between transmitters and the Gateway using two-way
communication with acknowledgement of successful message reception.
Transmitters which are physically close to their associated Gateway such as transmitter A
in Figure 7 below, will most likely transmit directly to it. Others such as transmitter B which
are further away rely on meshing transmitters to forward messages to and from the
Gateway on their behalf.
The route taken by the message can vary depending on network load and link reliability.
The ability to dynamically reconfigure the network is termed self-healing. In the figure
below the self-healing ability is shown.
Gateway
Mesh Transmitter
Transmitter
A
A
B
B
!
Data transfer interrupted
transmitter continues to
store data.
Transmitter reroutes to
self-heal network and
transfers stored data.
Figure 7 - A Typical Mesh Network
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Meshing Transmitters and Backbone Transmitters
Whenever a RF512 or RF513 transmitter is powered by a RF520 mains adaptor it will
become a Meshing unit and will form part of the radio mesh network. However if external
power is removed it will revert back to a normal transmitter.
RF512 and RF513 have the option to become “Network Backbone” units or routers which
will intelligently forward messages on behalf of other transmitters. This option is enabled
using a setup option in the Gateway. See Adding Transmitters on page 28. Backbone
transmitters will form part of the mesh network continuously even when not powered by a
RF520. Due to the very large drain on the internal battery, backbone transmitters must be
powered using a RF520 mains adaptor. The internal battery is considered only as a
backup battery for backbone transmitters.
Automatic Data Retrieval (ADR)
The fact that transmissions between transmitters and the RF500 Gateway are
acknowledged ensures that the transmitters know exactly which data records have been
successfully transferred to the Gateway and those which must be re-transmitted.
Therefore if the Gateway is temporarily unable to receive or transmit messages for
whatever reason, data will not be lost during this period. When the Gateway is again able
to receive and transmit properly the transmitters will re-transmit those records which were
unable to be transmitted during the period of outage.
This re-transmission of data happens automatically without user intervention and results in
seamless graphical and tabular data with no gaps.
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Equipment Installation
Comark Limited strongly recommend that RF500 System installation is carried out by a
Comark Installation Engineer or by a Comark Authorised Distributor or Agent.
Gateway Fixing
Mounting of the Gateway is possible using the keyhole screw fixings provided on the rear
of the Gateway itself. However the fixings used are to be determined by the installation
engineer depending on the type of material used in the construction of the area where the
Gateway is to be placed. To avoid accidental disconnection, the DC power cable and
cables connecting to the Relay Outputs should be secured using the cable clamps
provided on the Gateway case. See Figure 2 - Rear view of RF500 Gateway.
Positioning of the Gateway should be in such a way as to limit the risk of liquid being spilt
on it as damage may result.
The area adjacent to the fan outlet is the mounting surface for the internal hard disk, do
not cover this area or mount the mains adaptor here otherwise there is a risk that the hard
disk may overheat.
Transmitter Fixing
Mounting of the transmitters is possible using the mounting bracket provided. The bracket
is fixed using 2 screws and the transmitter then slides into the bracket from the top. With
each transmitter Comark Limited provide two cable ties which, once the transmitter is slid
into the bracket, can be fed through the slots in both bracket and transmitter case to retain
it. The door and DC power cables should be tie-wrapped to the bracket to avoid accidental
disconnection.
Mains Wiring
Connections to mains supply for the Gateway and powered Transmitters is via the mains
adaptors supplied and a locally installed socket. Any power requirements for the hardware
will be determined during survey and should be installed by qualified electrician and
certified as safe to use before installation can be started.
Ventilation
At no time should the exhaust from the Gateway fan or the air intake grill be covered or
obstructed. At least 100mm of free space must be provided above and below the Gateway
to ensure that sufficient airflow is maintained through the case to provide adequate
cooling. Failure to do this may result in damage to the Gateway due to overheating and
invalidation of any warranty.
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Powering On and Off
This chapter covers connectors, switching on and off.
Switch On
PLEASE ENSURE THE ANTENNA HAS BEEN FITTED.
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO AVOID DAMAGE.
1. Plug the Gateway mains adaptor into the socket on the underside of the Gateway. The
Mains/Battery indicator should show steady amber.
2. Using a paper clip or similar object, press in and hold the ON/OFF switch on the side
of the Gateway for 4 seconds. Refer to “Figure 3 – Left Hand Side View of Gateway”.
The Gateway will beep once and the Mains/Battery indicator shows steady green.
Gateway initialisation will begin.
The Gateway contains an internal backup battery, if this battery is not sufficiently
charged, the Gateway will not switch on. Once external DC power is connected
the internal battery will begin recharging. Whenever the charge state becomes
sufficient the Gateway will automatically start as requested. Whilst in this mode
Status LEDs 2, 3 and 4 will flash together. See Figure 3 – Left Hand Side View of
Gateway for location of these LEDs.
i
i
It takes a few minutes for the Gateway to initialise. A sequence of 2 beeps
followed by 4 beeps indicates successful initialisation.
Gateway Switch OFF
To turn the Gateway OFF press and hold the ON/OFF switch for 4 seconds. The Gateway
will beep once and the Mains/Battery indicator will flash green and orange to indicate
shutdown. This will initiate an orderly shutdown of the Gateway during which the Gateway
will beep 50 times and could take up to 5 minutes. After shutdown is complete the
Mains/Battery indicator shows steady orange.
Transmitter Activation
RF500 transmitters are despatched in a disabled state to preserve the battery. To activate
these, insert the RF525 Activator into the 3-pin socket marked B in “Figure 5 - Connector
view of RF512, RF515 & RF516 Transmitter” until the display is enabled then remove the
RF525.
Once activated, transmitters can only be de-activated by removing the battery.
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Gateway Commissioning
This section covers network connection, network configuration, setting date and time,
adding users and adding transmitters.
The Gateway is commissioned using a Web Browser via a Network connection. This
connection can be via cross-over RJ45 cable (recommended) or via modem (if fitted).
Requirements for Commissioning
•
PC with RJ45 Ethernet jack or Modem
•
Ethernet cross-over cable
•
Static IP address and subnet mask (Usually allocated by IT Department)
•
Default Gateway IP address (To enable access from different subnets)
•
Email server name or IP address
•
DNS server IP address (required if Email server is named)
•
For modem connections telephone sockets for the Gateway and PC modem plus
associated leads are required. An IP address is not required for modem only
operation.
Gateway to PC Network Connection via RJ45 cross-over Ethernet Cable
You should undo these steps once you have completed commissioning the
Gateway.
●
Connect the cross-over Ethernet cable between PC and RJ45 jack on the
Gateway.
●
Set up your PC temporarily with a fixed IP address using the following instructions
for Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP.
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1. Go to the Windows control panel and double-click the Network icon or the Network
Connections icon
2. Right-click on the “Local Area Connection” and select Properties
Figure 8 – Local Area Connection Properties
3. In the General Tab select the “Internet Protocol TCP/IP” item and click on the
Properties button
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Figure 9 – General Tab
4. Select the “Use the following IP address” button
5. Enter the following IP address: 192.168.25.200
6. Enter the following subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 then click OK
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Gateway to PC Network Connection via Modem
This procedure requires that the PC and Gateway have a modem installed.
For Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP
Figure 10 - Internet Options
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Start Internet Explorer
From the menu bar click Tools then Internet Options…
In the Connections Tab click the Add button
Using the “Network Connection Wizard”, follow the steps, entering the information
below
Select the “Dial-up to private network” option
In “Phone Number to Dial” enter the phone number of the socket into which you
plugged the Gateway. If you are using an exchange line to dial out, a prefix may be
required
In “Connection Availability” – Create this connection “For all users”
In “Finished” – Type a “Connection Name” for example “MyRF500” and click the
Finish button
Click the Finish button to close the Wizard
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Figure 11 - Enter the Password
10. Enter both the User name and Password as “RF500 - - - - - - -”. Do not literally type
the dashes but replace them with the serial number of the Gateway
11. Click the Properties button
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Figure 12 - Connection Properties
12. In the “Networking” tab, deselect the “Client for Microsoft Networks” item then click
OK. You will be returned to the “MyRF500 Settings” screen showing the password.
Click “OK”
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Figure 13 - Internet Options
13. Select the “Always dial my default connection” item and click “OK”
14. Connect the Gateway modem jack to an analogue telephone outlet using the
appropriate lead and adaptors. Ensure the PC modem is also connected to a
telephone outlet
Internet Explorer will now be configured for dial up to the Gateway.
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Viewing the Commission-Gateway Web Pages
Each Gateway is shipped with a default IP address of 192.168.25.220. Start the Web
Browser on the PC and enter this address into the Address Bar. Press “Enter” key or click
“Go”.
Figure 14 - Browser Address Bar
The Gateway login screen will be displayed.
Figure 15 - Gateway Login Screen
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Setup of First Administrator
As shipped, the Gateway has no users configured except for a special “one-time-use”
installation user which enables an installer to add the main Administrator to the Gateway.
Thereafter this Administrator’s username is used to perform all subsequent
commissioning.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
At the Gateway user login screen, type the Username “comark” and click Enter
At the password screen enter “42” and click Enter
You will be logged into the Gateway as the installation user
The Gateway will inform you that “You are about to commission a new system”
Click on the Enter Administrator Details button
When the Add 1st Administrator screen appears fill in the fields with the Username
and Password of your choice
In the top left box, marked “Password Required”, enter the installation password:”42”
and then click the Submit button
If successful the Gateway will return the message “New user added”
Click the OK button to return to the Gateway user login screen
Login as the new Administrator you just created
Gateway Language
The language the Gateway uses in web pages and in emails can be changed as follows:
Click the Administration button then the Language button.
Click the radio button below the flag corresponding with your choice of language. Enter
your password and click the Submit button.
The language selected is used immediately for all web pages and emails generated for all
users. There is no need to reset the Gateway or Login again.
Gateway Name
A Gateway name is required for email operation.
Click the Administration button then the Gateway Name button.
The Gateway Name is any name you choose for the Gateway and will be used in the
“From:” field in email and SMS notifications. This is important if you have more than one
Gateway in your wireless system and all should be unique.
Gateway Clock Setup
Click Administration button then the Set Clock button.
Enter the current date and time using a 4-digit year. Enter your password and click the
Submit button. The Gateway will automatically reset after this step.
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Network Setup
Click Administration button then the Setup Network button.
Network Details
Usually the IT Department will allocate a static IP address and subnet mask for the
Gateway. Enter these using dotted decimal notation into their respective fields. If access
from different subnets is required also enter the Network Gateway IP address. Users who
implement MAC address access security will find the MAC address of the LAN interface
displayed in this screen.
Static IP Address
Net mask
Default Gateway
Mail Server IP Address
DNS no
The IP address which has been allocated to the Gateway. E.g.
192.168.25.220
The subnet mask associated with the above IP address. E.g.
255.255.255.0
The IP address of the network gateway to allow access by
users on a different subnet (optional)
The name or IP address of your local mail server (optional)
The IP address of your local Domain Name Server (optional)
Modem Email Details
These settings are saved but not used if there is no modem fitted.
To enable emails to be sent by modem you will require a dial-up account with an Internet
Service Provider (ISP). Information to be entered in the following fields is provided on
account registration and also in their support web pages:
DNS no
Domain name
Server Name
Phone No.
Account Name
Account Password
Verify Password
The IP address of primary domain name server for your ISP
The domain name of your ISP, e.g. for Orange in the UK enter:
orangehome.co.uk
The name of the SMTP server which accepts incoming emails,
e.g.
smtp.myisp.co.uk
The number the modem must dial to connect with your ISP
The username for logging into your ISP, e.g.
myname.myisp.co.uk
The password for logging into your ISP
Retype the Account Password here for validation
SMS Details
The Gateway supports SMS alerts via a third party “Email to SMS” conversion service.
Comark have tested the TextMagic “Email to SMS service” www.textmagic.co.uk. To
enable SMS alert emails to be sent, subscribe to the TextMagic service and enter your
email address into the following field:
Account Name
The email address used as the account name for TextMagic
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Email Options
This set of radio buttons allows choice of email sending methods. Do not select the Email
via modem options if the modem is not fitted.
Email via network
The Gateway will always send emails via the Ethernet network.
The modem will not be used
Email via modem
The Gateway will always send emails via the modem, the
Ethernet LAN will not be used
Email via modem during power-cut else use network
The Gateway will send emails via the Ethernet LAN when
power is connected. When running off internal batteries, during
a power-cut, for instance, the modem will be used (if fitted)
To save changes enter your Gateway password and click the Save button. The Gateway
may automatically reset after this step.
Depending on network settings entered above after the Gateway has reset you
may need to undo network changes on the PC, remove the cross-over Ethernet
cable and connect both the PC and Gateway to the LAN.
Email Setup
Click the Administration button then the Setup Emails button.
A table showing the 12 available notification recipient slots is shown. Each slot can be
assigned an identification name.
Username
This field is used to identify the email / SMS recipient in other
Gateway screens. There is no relation here between Username
and the Username for logging in. A typical entry for this field
could be Nigel’s Phone
Email Address
The recipient’s email address for email notifications
SMS No.
The recipient’s phone number for SMS notifications. Use the
format required by your email to SMS provider. For TextMagic
an example is [email protected]
Email
When this box is ticked, notifications are sent using email
settings
SMS
When this box is ticked, notifications are sent using SMS
settings
Set Times
This function allows setting of an availability for the recipient
and is described fully in the Gateway Web-View Help Guide
Test
This button will generate and send a test email and/or SMS
The Emails waiting to go value shows the number of emails that are queued awaiting
transmission to the email server
The buttons available on this page are:
Comark
Clear Emails
Refresh
Displays the log of email server communication. This is
invaluable when identifying a “stuck email” for example
All emails in the email queue will be deleted. Can be used when
a “stuck email” causes all others in the queue to be delayed
Updates the Emails waiting to go value
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Adding Transmitters
Click the Administration button then the Transmitters button.
A categorised list of transmitter serial numbers is displayed. Click the Add New button, a
form will be presented as follows:
Serial Number
Enter the serial numbers of the transmitters provided for your
installation. Note that the serial numbers are case sensitive, i.e.
BA03060001 is correct, ‘Ba’, ‘bA’ or ‘ba’ is incorrect and will not
be recognised
Make this a Backbone unit (RF512 and RF513 only)
Those transmitters which have been identified as Backbone
units during the site survey must have this box ticked. Do not
tick this box for transmitters which have no mains adaptor
connected
Disable Display
Tick this option to disable the LCD for those transmitters where
the local display is not required
Radio Tx rate
This setting controls the rate at which batches of readings are
transmitted to the Gateway. A drop-down-list of minute intervals
is presented, choose a default of 15 minutes unless a faster
update rate is necessary. Updating faster than 15 minutes has
a detrimental effect on battery life
Add to Location
Choose an administrative Location for this transmitter.
Locations are described fully in the Gateway Web-View Help
Guide
Enter your password and click the Save button. The newly added transmitter will be added
to the categorised list.
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Gateway Programming and Use
This, the RF500 System Manual covers installation and commissioning of the RF500
Wireless Monitoring system from a hardware point of view.
A Web-View Help Guide for the RF500 Wireless Monitoring System is available online via
the Gateway itself. This is a detailed manual incorporating help and detailed information
on use of the Gateway and transmitters, including all the available screens.
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Gateway Specification – RF500
Channels
Up to 512
Transmitters
Up to 128
Storage Capacity
Up to 10 years storage
RF Frequency
2.4GHz using IEEE 802.15.4
Operating Range
+5°C to +35°C, 10-90% RH noncondensing. No waterproof option
available.
Power Sources
Mains power adaptor, rechargeable
Ni-Mh battery
Battery Backup
4.3Ah Ni-Mh Rechargeable Battery
plus reserve for systematic shutdown.
Running time approximately 4 hours.
Clock Accuracy
4ppm (2 minutes per year)
Dimensions
L 259mm x W 189mm x D 92mm
Weight
3.7kg
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Transmitters Specification
Temperature Measurement Range
Integral Thermistor Sensor - RF512, RF516
Integral Thermistor Sensor - RF513
External Sensor
External Pt100 Sensor
-30°C to +70°C
-30°C to +70°C
-40°C to +125°C
-200°C to +400°C
Humidity Measurement Range
10 to 90% RH
System Accuracy with Standard Sensors
Temperature
Internal Thermistor – 0°C to +70°C
External Thermistor – -20°C to +70°C
Thermistor – full range
Pt100 – full range between two calibration
points
Pt100 – full range
±0.5°C
±0.5°C
±1°C
±0.1°C (system including probe)
±0.5°C plus probe
Humidity
10-90% RH
±3%
Analog Input (23°C)
0.3% of reading
Pt100 Connection Type
4-Wire
Pt100 Sensor Drive Current
400µA Nominal
Resolution
Temperature
Thermistor
Pt100
0.1°C
0.015°C
Door Sensor
7.5 seconds
Humidity
10 to 90% RH
±0.1%
Analog Input
0-1V
0-10V
4-20mA
0.1mV
1mV
1µA
Storage Temperature
-40°C to +85°C
RF Frequency
2.4GHz using IEEE 802.15.4
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Standard Antenna
High-Gain Antenna (optional)
External, removable, Omni directional
with pivot. Length: 90mm from pivot
Length: 235mm from pivot
Radio Range*
*Typically 50 metres indoors
Clock Accuracy**
20ppm (1 minute/month) at 25°C
Logging Memory
32000 records
Logging Frequency
Programmable between 1 minute and
60 minutes
Monitoring Frequency
1 minute
LEDs
Red – Warning
Green – External Power (Not RF515)
Case Material
Over moulded food safe clear
Polycarbonate with BioCote®
antimicrobial
Environmental Protection
Case enclosure designed to meet IP67
BS EN 60529
Battery Type
Replaceable Lithium ‘C’ Cell
Saft LSH14 LIGHT
Saft LS26500 (Restricted for transport)
Battery Life***
Up to 3 years
Dimensions
L 134mm x W 83mm x D 34mm
Weight
270g
Mains PSU
Optional Mains PSU Part No RF520
*
Internal RF range cannot be guaranteed as it varies from building to building. Requirement for all hardware
is always determined on site by a physical site survey.
** Transmitters will synchronise their clocks with the Gateway at midnight.
*** When used at 23°C room temperature and Radio Rate of 15 minutes.
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Changing Lithium Battery on RF500 Series
Transmitters
Battery Reordering
RF500 transmitters are fitted as standard with a high power 3.6V Primary lithium-thionyl
chloride C-size cell. Manufacturers part number Saft LSH14 LIGHT or Saft LS26500.
The Saft LS26500 battery can only be used in transmitters manufactured after April-2009.
The date-of-manufacture is encoded in the serial number. The serial number has the
format MMYYxxxx where MM represents the 2-digit month and YY represents the 2-digit
year in which the transmitter was manufactured.
Only replace with the same or equivalent type recommended by Comark. Re-Order
number from Comark: ‘RFBATT’.
Battery Change Procedure
Using a suitable screwdriver undo the two battery cover retaining screws and remove the
battery cover.
Remove the exhausted battery and replace with a fresh one taking care to snap the new
battery in cleanly without making and breaking the contacts repeatedly.
Observe the correct polarity when changing the lithium battery.
Replace the battery cover and do up the two screws taking care not to overtighten them.
Observe any local restrictions on disposal of the used cell.
Check for Transmitter Errors
The removal of the battery will cause the internal clock on the transmitter to reset and so
generate an Error-100 condition. This will be cleared automatically by the Gateway, see
Transmitter Error Codes for details. Verify that the transmitter display shows either no
error or Error-100 only.
Should an Error-400 or Error-500 occur after battery change on a previously working
transmitter try removing and reinserting the battery taking care to snap the new battery in
cleanly without making and breaking the contacts repeatedly.
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Pinout and Wiring
These connectors are drawn from the point of view of looking into the socket from outside
the transmitter
Door Connector
C
B A
A Door Positive
B RF525 Activator Positive
C Common Ground for Door and RF525
Lumberg Connector
2
1
3
6
4
5
Pin No
RF512 Pinout
RF515 Pinout
RF516 Pinout
1
Thermistor External-2
External-2 Positive
Pt100 Positive Voltage
Input
2
Thermistor External-1
External-1 Positive
Pt100 Positive Current
Drive
3
Thermistor External-4
(Reserved for future use)
Reserved for future use
Do Not Connect
No Connection
4
Thermistor Common
External Common
Pt100 Negative Current
Drive
5
Thermistor External-3
(Reserved for future use)
Reserved for future use
Do Not Connect
Pt100 Negative Voltage
Input
6
No Connection
No Connection
No Connection
Power Connector
B A
A Positive +5 VDC
B Negative Ground
Gateway Relay Outputs
The two relay outputs each accept a 2.5mm jack plug. These are individually controlled
SPST relay contacts. Comark provide 2 jack plugs for wiring external equipment to be
activated by the Gateway.
Ensure that any external equipment presents only a low voltage on the jack so
as to prevent any chance of personal injury due to electric shock should the jack
plug become disconnected.
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FCC Approvals
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
three conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
•
To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain
should be so chosen that the equivalent isotropic radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more
than that permitted for successful communication.
Transmitters must be placed greater than 20cm from the body.
Equipment Ratings
Supply Voltage
Comark will provide mains adaptors with plugs to suit your country, if the correct socket
adaptor has not been provided please contact Comark for a replacement.
Mains adaptors supplied for use with RF500 Gateway and Transmitters have been
designed for worldwide use over the following voltage and frequency ranges.
Voltage
90-240 VAC
Frequency
50/60Hz
Only use adaptors as supplied by Comark and do not attempt to use others as damage to
the equipment and voiding of the CE approval may occur.
Environmental Conditions
All RF500 equipment is designed for indoor use only.
(Some outdoor installation of RF500 Transmitters is permitted. Contact Comark for details)
Gateway Storage/Operating Conditions
Temperature +5°C to +35°C
Humidity 10-90% RH (Non-condensing)
RF51X Transmitter Operating Conditions
Temperature –30 to +70°C
Humidity 10-90% (Non-condensing)
RF51X Transmitter Storage Conditions
Temperature –40 to +85°C
Humidity 10 to 90% RH (Non-condensing)
RF515 Maximum Input Conditions
0-1V Range
0 - 3V
0-10V Range
0 - 30V
4-20mA Range 0 - 100mA
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Maintenance and Cleaning
No specific maintenance is required for the Gateway or the transmitters. Should service be
required then a “return to base” service is provided by Comark. Please contact Comark or
your local distributor to make arrangements for return of any items for repair.
Cleaning of the Gateway should be limited to a dry lint free cloth to remove dust and
debris from the fan exhaust and air intake grill. A damp cloth may be used in the event that
a more stubborn mark needs to be removed. At no time should a wet cloth or any
detergent agent be used to clean the Gateway.
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EC-Declaration of Conformity
We:
Comark Limited
Bury Mead Road
Hitchin
Herts.
SG5 1RT
Declare that the products:
Comark Wireless Monitoring System Comprising Part Numbers:
RF500, RF512, RF513, RF515, RF516 & RF520
Is in conformity with the requirements of the following documents (Directives):
EMC Directive 2004/108/EEC.
The Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) as amended 93/68/EEC
Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE) 1999/5/EC
Standards:
EN 61010-1:2001
EN60950-1:2001/A11:2004 (MODEM only)
ETSI EN 301 489-17 V1.2.1 (2002-08)
Signed for on behalf of
Comark Limited
at:
Comark Limited,
Bury Mead Road,
Hitchin, Herts.
SG5 1RT
David Goulden
Development Manager
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Transmitter Error Codes
Under certain conditions the transmitter display can show an error. These errors can help
in diagnosing the reason a transmitter may fail to transmit data to the Gateway.
This is not an exhaustive list of errors; only the most common will be described here.
Error
Meaning
Resolution
004
Fault with Radio Module
Try removing the battery then replacing it
010
Battery is Dead.
Replace the battery
100
Date and time lost
Wait for the transmitter to receive correct
date and time from the Gateway
400
Invalid Programmed Task
Program a new task from the Gateway
500
Errors 100 & 400 combined
Resolve Error 100 & Error 400 individually
Gateway Fault Conditions
Under certain conditions the Gateway Fault LED can flash to indicate an error. The
possible faults which can cause the Fault LED to flash are:
•
Overheating
•
Battery Pack fault
•
Clock error
•
Clock Battery error
•
PSU fault
•
Software errors
•
Radio Module fault
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Definitions of Gateway Terminology
Administrator – An Administrator is a user who has unrestricted access to all Gateway
functions.
Avg – This is the average reading recorded in the period being displayed. On the Home
Page this is the average reading in the period of the day back to midnight. In the summary
screens the average reading could be over a much longer period of time.
Backbone – A transmitter during setup is designated to be part of the Wireless Network
Backbone. This is identified during site surveys. A backbone transmitter will be powered all
the time and will therefore be available for relaying radio messages back to the Gateway.
Event Logging – All transmitters have the capacity to measure from one or more sensor
inputs at a number of pre-defined logging intervals. However should an alarm event occur
between log intervals then the transmitters will wake up to record this event. As soon as
the alarm is triggered, the transmitter will wake up and transmit the alarm back to the
Gateway via the mesh network. This technique allows for long intervals between taking
static readings knowing that if an alarm does occur it will be captured. This results in a
robust system that only takes a reading when there is an event to record.
Gateway Name – A customer selectable name for each Gateway for easy identification.
The Gateway name is used as an origin for all communication from the Gateway, i.e.
emails and text messages.
Last – This is the last known good reading from the transmitter. It does not imply that the
transmitter is functional or currently within range.
Login Screens – A user name and password are required to log in to the Gateway to
perform any setup changes or maintenance.
Max – This is the Maximum reading recorded in the period being displayed. On the Home
Page this is the Maximum reading in the period of the day back to midnight. In the
summary screens the maximum reading could be over a much longer period of time.
Min – This is the minimum reading recorded in the period being displayed. On the Home
Page this is the minimum reading in the period of the day back to midnight. In the
summary screens the minimum reading could be over a much longer period of time.
PST – Precision Semiconductor Technology or Thermistor, a sensor for measuring
temperature.
Restricted User – A Restricted User does not have unrestricted access to all Gateway
functions and must be granted permission to access each major Gateway function.
RF500 Backup Server – Optional PC software which provides automatic and continuous
unattended backup of one or more RF500/RF500LITE Gateways.
Self-Healing – As part of the Meshing technology the system is able to adapt
automatically if one part of the system is damaged, i.e. Radio Contact is lost with part of
the Backbone. Only the transmitters directly connected to the faulty part of the system will
be affected with the rest of the transmitters simply finding alternative routes for the data.
Text Magic™ – Internet text provider Textmagic (www.textmagic.co.uk) account details
are entered here so that warning emails sent from the Gateway can be converted to text
messages to be received by mobile phone.
Transmitter – A transmitter is a device connected wirelessly to the system. This device
records data locally from a number of sensors and sends the information back to the
Gateway using RF. A transmitter is powered via battery or mains adaptor.
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Glossary
21 CFR – The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the USA, issued regulations Title 21
CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 11 that provide criteria for acceptance by FDA or
an approved regulatory body, for the acceptance of electronic records, electronic
signatures, and handwritten signatures executed to electronic records as equivalent to
paper records and handwritten signatures executed on paper. These regulations, which
apply to all FDA program areas, are intended to permit the widest possible use of
electronic technology, compatible with the FDA’s responsibility to promote and protect
public health. Part 11 applies to any record governed by an existing FDA predicate rule
that is created, modified, maintained, archived, retrieved, or transmitted using computers
and/or saved on durable storage media. In other words any record from a data logger for
instance that is at some stage stored on a PC or where a PC is used to retrieve the data,
21 CFR Part 11 can be applied. The RF500 system is designed to aid compliance with 21
CFR Part 11.
Antenna – The Gateway and associated transmitters are provided with an antenna. The
antenna is designed for both transmit and receive and is configurable for either horizontal
or vertical mounting.
Autodialler – A device when triggered (by Gateway alarm for example) to dial a specific
telephone number to playback a pre-recorded alarm message.
Email Server IP address – If you have an existing email server, then entering its fixed IP
address will enable the Gateway to send emails to anyone using your own email server.
Ethernet/Network/LAN – Terms used to describe the connection of the Gateway to
various users with access to the system. Personal Computers are connected together
using a network via Ethernet ports combining to make a Local Area Network.
FCC – Federal Communications Commission.
Firmware – The micro-processor program that runs in each transmitter.
Frequency – Number of cycles-per-second of the radio signal.
IE – Microsoft Internet Explorer.
IP address – Internet Protocol address. Unique identifier for each device connected to a
network.
Licence free – Term used to describe a radio frequency band in terms of licence to
broadcast. RF500 uses the licence free band of 2.4GHz where there is no requirement to
purchase any kind of licence in order to use the product. Also refer to the FCC approvals.
Meshing – The technology used in the RF500 system provides a unique operating
environment for the transmitters. Transmitters are setup to be either part of the Backbone
or as a normal Transmitter. Those designated as part of the Backbone remain in RF
contact with each other. By doing this the system is able to dynamically adapt to changing
conditions automatically ensuring the integrity of the system at all times. The meshing
technology allows the system to determine the best route for any data packets to be
transmitted from the transmitters back to the Gateway or vice-versa.
Password – A case sensitive minimum 6-character password is required for log in and
any changes to the Gateway setup.
PT100 – Platinum Resistance Device for measuring temperature.
RF – An abbreviation of the words Radio Frequency. Commonly used to describe
“wireless radio communication”.
RH – Relative Humidity. The amount of water vapour present in the atmosphere
expressed as a percentage of the maximum that could be present at the same
temperature.
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Document Revision History
Release-4
20090722
Add RF515 transmitter.
Changed Network Settings page (DNS entry)
Mains Adaptor can now be connected to RF516
Added Gateway Fixing note re hard disk.
Release-3
20081105
Added section on Transmitter Battery Change.
Added Transmitter Battery Error.
Added section on Gateway Language.
Added warning about selecting Email via Modem options with no modem fitted.
Changed Modem details to reflect RF500M & RF500.
Clarified some Glossary entries.
Release-2
20070718
Minor text and formatting changes.
Lumberg connector pinout changed from text to table.
Moved some entries from “Definitions of Gateway Terminology” to “Glossary” & vice versa.
Reworded some entries in “Definitions of Gateway Terminology” and “Glossary”.
Release-1
20070702
Original Release
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Comark Limited
Bury Mead Road,
Hitchin, Herts. SG5 1RT UK
Tel:
+44 (0) 844 815 6599
Fax:
+44 (0) 844 815 6598
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.comarkltd.com
Comark Instruments
PO Box 9090, Everett,
WA 98206, USA
Tel
(503) 643 5204
Fax:
(503) 644 5859
Email: [email protected]
© Comark Limited
RF500 System Manual Release-4 20090722
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