DSC Classic PC580 Instruction manual

DSC Classic PC580 Instruction manual
Introduction
Welcome to the DLS-2 Downloading Software!
This manual explains how to use the DLS-2 Downloading Software for Windows.
Before installing and using DLS-2, please read Section One and Section Two.
These sections explain:
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what computer hardware and software you will need to use the DLS-2 software
what control panels are compatible with the DLS-2 software
how to install the DLS-2 software
how to Log On for the first time
how to use the Account Manager
Section Three explains how to use the Account Manager to organize your downloading
accounts and files.
Section Four explains how to prepare control panels for downloading, how to connect
to the control panel, and how to use the Communications Window.
Section Five is a brief description of how to program DLS-1 and DLS-2 accounts.
Section Six explains how to use the System Options and System Log functions. The
System Options menu allows you to create a new language for the DLS-2 screen
displays, and the System Log keeps a record of all DLS-2 activity.
This manual assumes that you are familiar with the Windows environment and know how
to use menus, the mouse, data fields, and programs such as the Windows Program
Manager and File Manager. If you are not familiar with Windows or Windows terminology,
refer to your Windows Instruction Manuals and the Microsoft tutorial programs that came
with your Windows package.
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Section One
Hardware and Software Requirements
You will need the following hardware to run the DLS-2 software:
• 80486 DX4 or higher IBM PC or compatible strongly recommended
• colour monitor
The minimum video resolution required to use DLS-2 is 640 x 480 pixels. For
DLS-2 to display properly, use the “small fonts” setting for the font size.
See your Windows manual for information on changing display properties.
• 1 modem capable of 300 baud communication. Refer to "Compatible Modems" on
page 3 for a list of supported modems.
• 4 megabytes of RAM memory
• 1 1.44 megabyte 3½" disk drive
• 1 mouse
• 1 hard disk drive with at least 25 megabytes of free space for full installation of
DLS-2 and DLS-1. If DLS-1 support is not used, 10 megabytes of free space will
be required for installation.
• 1 printer (optional)
You will need the following software installed on your computer to run the DLS-2
software:
• DLS-1 Version 6.5U or 6.5C
• Microsoft MS-DOS Version 5.0 or later
• Microsoft Windows Version 3.11 or Windows 95
The DLS-2 software is not compatible with operating systems other than Microsoft
Windows.
Compatible Control Panels
The DLS-2 software provides uploading and downloading for the following DSC Alarm
Control Panels:
• Maxsys PC4010, Version 2.x and 3.0
• Maxsys PC4020, Version 2.x and 3.0
• Maxsys PC4020KT, Version 1.0
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Compatible Control Panels (through DLS-1 v6.5)
During installation of DLS-2, there is the option to include support for older panel types
through the use of DLS-1 Version 6.5. Older versions of DLS-1 are not compatible with
DLS-2 v1.3. If this option is selected the following panel types and software versions will
also be available for selection:
• DSC8400:
• Maxsys PC4010:
• Maxsys PC4020:
• PC1150:
• PC1500/1550:
• PC1555
• PC1575:
• PC2525:
• PC2550:
• PC4000:
• PC5010:
• PC5015
Version 2.3L
Version 1.x
Version 1.x
Version 1.x
Version 1.x - 4x
Version 2.0 and 2.1
Version 1.x
Version 1.x
Version 1.2 and less
Version 1.3
Version 7.5L
Version 7.6 and less
Version 7.7
All Versions
Version 1.x, 2.0
Version 2.2
• PC550:
• PC580
• WLS900:
Version 1.x
Version 2.1
Version 2.2
• PC3000:
Compatible Modems
The DLS-2 software supports the following modems. If the modem you are using is not
listed, refer to Modem Configuration in Section Six for information on configuring the
software for use with your modem.
Modem
• DSC External
• DSC External
Model
MD-12 v1.0
MD-12 v1.1
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4007AM
PM 1200 SA Mini External
50 - 2400 - 0
MB2400EX
Classic 24E
HMD-1202
Hayes Smartmodem Optima 2400 External
Practical Peripherals
SupraModel 2400 External
Cardinal 2400 External
InComm
Hyundai 1200 External
Stradcom Pocket Modem
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Installing the DLS-2 Software
To install DLS-2, ensure that your hard disk drive has at least 10 megabytes of free disk
space. When installed, the DLS-2 Software will occupy approximately 5.3 megabytes.
NOTE: If you will be using DLS-2 to program systems which use the Escort4580,
or to program panels listed in the section "Compatible Control Panels (through
DLS-1 v6.5)" you must have installed DLS-1 v6.5 first. If you have not yet installed
DLS-1, exit Windows to DOS and install DLS-1 v6.5. Once DLS-1 has been installed,
return to Windows and start the DLS-2 Installation Program. DO NOT attempt to
install DLS-1 through Windows.
To install DLS-2:
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Insert the DLS-2 Installation Disk into your 3½" disk drive.
2.
From the Windows Program Manager File Menu, select “Run...”.
3.
Use the Browse button to locate the disk drive with the DLS-2 Installation Disk.
4.
Under File Name, select “setup.exe” and press ENTER or click “OK”.
A window will be displayed welcoming you to the DLS-2 Setup Program. Follow
the instructions in the Setup Program and DLS-2 will be installed on your
computer. To cancel the DLS-2 installation, click Cancel, then Exit Setup.
5.
If you will be using DLS-2 to program systems which use the Escort4580, or to
program panels listed in the section "Compatible Control Panels (through DLS-1
v6.5)", check the DLS2 4580 support box when it is displayed.
6.
Select the directory where DLS-2 will be installed. Click Next to accept the default
directory, or Browse to select a different directory. If the directory you select does
not exist, you will be given the option to create it.
NOTE: Do not install DLS-2 on a network drive. DLS-2 does not support network
use.
7.
If you checked the DLS2 4580 support box, you will need to select the directory
where DLS-1 v6.5 is installed.
8.
Select a modem type and COM port for DLS-2 to use. For more information on
setting up the modem, see Modem Configuration in section 6.
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Setup will now install DLS-2 on your computer. If you are installing over a previous
version of DLS-2, select the option to overwrite any read-only files.
When the installation is complete, the new Program Group “DLS2” will
appear. Open the “DLS2” Program Group. The Program Group will
contain the DLS-1 and DLS-2 icons.
To start the DLS-2 software, double-click this icon.
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Section Two
Using the DLS-2 Software For The First Time
This section of the manual describes how to start up and log on to the DLS-2 software
for the first time after installation. In this section you will:
• learn how to start the DLS-2 software
• learn how to log on
• learn how to create Users and User Access Codes for the DLS-2 software
Starting a DLS-2 Session
Start the DLS-2 software by opening the DLS2 Program Group. Double click on
the DLS-2 icon. When the DLS-2 software opens, the Logon Window will be
displayed.
Log On Window
To start a DLS-2 session, you must
enter a valid user name. If a
password has been assigned, you
must also enter the password.
User Name
When starting the software for the first time, the default User Name “DSC” will
be displayed in the User Name field. When starting a DLS-2 session, enter
your assigned user name in the User Name field. Note that the User Name is
case sensitive; for example, “Smith” is not the same as “smith”.
Password
Enter the default Password “1234” in the Password field. After the default
password is changed, enter your assigned Password to start a DLS-2 session.
Note that the Password is case sensitive; for example, “CODE” is not the same
as “code”.
Remember User Name
If Remember User Name is selected, the User Name field will automatically
display the User Name for the last person to log on to the DLS-2 software.
Press ENTER or click OK to log on.
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After you log on, the software will display the Account Manager window for the [DLS2
Fixed Disk Group], and the software will attempt to initialize the modem. See section 3 for
a detailed explanation of the Account Manager.
If the software cannot initialize the communications port for the modem, a Communications
Error window will appear. Check that all modem settings are correct, that the modem is
connected to the correct communications port and that the modem is plugged in or
turned on. You may continue to work with the DLS-2 software and re-configure and reinitialize the modem later but you cannot perform any uploading or downloading
functions until the modem has been configured properly. Refer to Modem Configuration
in Section 6 for instructions on setting the modem configuration.
If this is the first time that you are logging on to the DLS downloading software, you
should change the default password for the user code “DSC”. Create any additional
Account Manager Groups that may be required at this time. You may also add any other
DLS users that are needed. Keep a written record of these codes as it will be impossible
to enter the program if they are lost. The next section explains how to create DLS-2 users
and access codes.
Creating and Changing User Access Codes
Be sure to assign all the permissions and groups to the DSC access code before
creating any additional users. It is recommended that you assign to the DSC access
code the permissions and groups that would be needed by most users. Make any
additional changes that are required for each user later.
To add a User Access code, start by selecting ‘Access Code Maintenance’ from the
Security menu. The Access Code Maintenance window will be displayed.
The following options can be programmed for each user access code:
• User or Logon Name
• Access Code or Password
• Account Manager Groups to which the user will have access
• Language preferred by the user
• Permission to use certain DLS-2 functions
Up to 98 user access codes may be programmed. Access Code Maintenance is
explained in detail in Section 6.
About the User Code DSC
“DSC” is the Master code for the DLS-2 software. This code has access to all groups and
is granted all permissions. The DSC access code’s permissions and group assignments
are only used as a template for creating other User codes. Changing the settings for
other user codes does not remove any permissions or groups from the DSC access
code. This code cannot be renamed or deleted; only the password for the Master code
and the language assigned to the code may be changed.
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Creating Folders and Accounts
If this is your first DLS-2 session, there will be no folders or accounts present in the
account manager window for the DLS2 Fixed Disk Group. To begin creating folders,
select “CREATE FOLDER…” from the Folder menu. You must create at least one folder in an
account manager group before you can begin creating accounts.
To begin creating accounts, select “CREATE ACCOUNT…” from the Account menu and
enter the appropriate account information in the Account Information window. The new
account will be created in the folder that is presently open. Each new account that is
created in this manner will contain the factory default settings for all programming
information of their respective control panels.
To save time programming accounts, it is a good idea to program some accounts with
programming information that is common from one customer to another, such as
reporting codes. Then, with the Create Account Via Template option, you can use these
accounts as templates for other accounts.
Folder and account related functions are explained in greater detail in Section 3.
Enter Necessary Program Information into the Account
To begin entering programming information into an account, open the account to be
programmed by double-clicking it in the Account Manager window or by selecting Open
Account from the account menu.
When you open an account, DLS-2 will take a few moments to load the Signature
Graphic for the account. Once the account has been retrieved, you can view and enter
data in any DLS-2 Programming Information window and execute Download/Upload
functions at any time.
When editing an account for the first time, keypad and control panel icons are displayed
on the Signature Graphic screen. You can edit all of the programming sections for the
panel by clicking on the Control Panel icon.
Entering Programming Information for Modules
When you do a Signature or Global Upload, any additional modules enrolled on the
system will also be displayed on the screen. Once a module graphic is displayed,
clicking on the module will display a window where you can enter programming
information for that module. You can upload or download the programming information
for the module from this window.
You can also edit the programming information for all of the possible modules that can
be enrolled on the system by clicking on the control panel icon, even if the modules are
not being currently displayed.
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Finding a Programming Section
Once you have selected a programming area by clicking on the control panel or a
module icon, use one of the following methods to find the specific programming section
you want:
1. Scroll through the list of programming sections and click on the button for the
programming section you want.
2. Click on the drop down list beside the Choose Dialog field to display a list of the
titles of all the programming sections available in the account. If you know the title
of the programming section to be edited, click on the Choose Dialog field and
begin typing the title. As each digit is entered, the button for the programming
section with a title that most closely matches the digits that were entered will be
displayed. Once the appropriate button is displayed, click on the button to display
the window for the programming section.
3. When editing a PC4010/4020 v3.0 account, you may also enter a Programmers
Reference number in the Goto Programmers Reference # field. Enter the reference
number and then press ENTER or click GO. The appropriate programming
section is displayed. If you enter an invalid reference number, an "Invalid
Reference Number" error message will appear. Refer to the PC4010 or PC4020
v3.0 Programming Worksheets for a list of reference numbers.
NOTE: There is no reference number for the Event Buffer, User Codes or Status
sections. Use one of the other two methods to go to these programming sections.
Entering Programming Information
If you will be calling the panel from the computer to initiate downloading or uploading,
make sure the telephone number is entered in the Panel Phone field of the Account
Information window. Next, ensure that the Panel Identifier Code and Downloading
Access Codes are the same in the account as they are in the customers security system.
If they are not the same, enter them in the DLS Section.
Most of the Programming Section windows will have a Save and Cancel button. When
you have finished programming a section, click Save to save your work. Clicking Cancel
will cancel all the changes you made and return you to the programming section
selection window.
Execute Communications Functions
When a DLS-2 session is started, two applications are opened: the main DLS-2 window
and the DSC Communications Window. The Communication Window is used to perform
all communications functions.
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Displaying the Communications Window
The Communications window may be brought to the top of the desktop in several ways:
Use the ALT and TAB keys to scroll
through the list of active applications.
Release the TAB key when the DSC
Communications window is highlighted.
Click on the DSC Communications
Window icon in your task bar
To always keep the Communications
window accessible, click on the “space”
button in the top left of the
Communications window; from the
menu, select “Always On Top” to have
the window remain on top of other
applications
Select the appropriate communications button on the Communications window to begin
a communications request. If you are already on-line with the security system,
communication will commence immediately.
When the computer initiates a call to the system, a window will be displayed to show the
progress of the steps taken to connect with the system. Warning messages will be
displayed if any problems are encountered.
After a connection is made , the window will display the progress of the communications
request using the Percent Completed bar. When 100% is reached, the communications
request is complete. The computer will remain on-line so that further uploading and
downloading may be performed.
To terminate the connection between the computer and the system, click the “Hang Up”
button on the Communications window. The computer will then hang up the phone line,
re-initialize the modem and return you to editing the account.
The computer will automatically terminate the connection to the panel if you remain online for 10-minutes without making any additional communications requests.
The Communications window and communication related functions are explained in
greater detail in Section 4.
Saving Changes and Exiting an Account
To exit an account, double-click the icon in the top, left corner of the account window.
The system will ask you if you want to save the changes made to the account. Click Yes
to save the changes and exit the account. Click Cancel to return to editing the account.
Click No to exit the account without saving your changes.
NOTE: Selecting “No” when exiting an account will cancel ALL changes that have
been made to the account during the edit session.
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Section Three
The Account Manager
The Account Manager allows you to organize your downloading accounts into folders
which are then organized into Groups. Each group can hold up to 150 folders. The
default group is called the DLS2 Fixed Disk Group. You can create additional groups
in order to have better organization of your folders and accounts.
For example, you could create two groups named Rural and Local. In each group you
could have folders called Commercial Accounts and Residential Accounts, to describe
different types of accounts you may have.
You could also use groups to control the access that each user has to various accounts.
You do this by assigning each user a set of groups when the user is created.
Creating a New Account Manager Group
You can create up to 98 groups. To create a new group, select “Access Code
Maintenance...” from the Security menu. The Access Code Maintenance window will be
displayed.
Click the “Create Account Manager Group...”
button to display the Create Account Manager
Group window.
Group Name
Enter the new Group Name in the Group Name field.
Group Path and Group Drive
Using the Group Path and Group Drive fields, select the disk drive and
directory for the new Group. IMPORTANT: If you intend to use Waiting for
Panel to Call Mode or Batch Mode with DLS-1 accounts, DO NOT create the
Account Manager Group for those accounts anywhere but in the folders
directory of the DLS-2 installation directory.
Click Create to create the new Group. The new Group will be displayed in
the Access Code Maintenance window. Assign access to the Group to the
desired users.
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Opening an Account Manager Group
From the Folder menu, select “Open Account Manager Group...”. Select the desired
Group from the list displayed. Only Groups to which your Access Code has been
granted access will be displayed!
The Account Manager Group window will display a list of folders in that Group. To
open a folder, double click on the desired folder icon.
When a folder is opened, the individual Accounts kept in the file will be displayed.
To open an account, double click on the desired account, or select “Open Account”
from the Account menu.
Any Account Manager Groups that are open when a User closes a DLS-2 session
will be automatically reopened the next time that User logs in.
Backing Up Account Manager Groups
When DLS-2 software is installed, it will create Backup Groups on any floppy disk drives
detected during installation. Backup Groups are used as a destination for copying
Account Manager files for backup, and may not be deleted.
If a user is to be allowed to backup accounts, the user should be assigned access to
the Backup Groups. Refer to Creating and Changing Access Codes: Creating and
Assigning Groups for instructions on assigning a Group to a user.
To Backup an Account Manager Group
• Insert a floppy disk in the desired disk drive
• Create a new folder in the Backup Group. Refer to Managing Folders: Creating a
Folder for instructions on how to create folders.
• Copy the accounts to be backed up to the new folder in the Backup Group. Refer
to Managing Accounts: Copying an Account for instructions on copying accounts.
Entire folders may also be copied; refer to Managing Folders: Copying a Folder for
instructions on copying folders.
• The program will advise when space on the backup disk drive is running low. When
the warning message is displayed, close the Backup Group and insert a new disk
in the drive. Create a new folder on the new disk, and continue with the backup
procedure.
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Changing an Account Manager Group Name
Note that a user must have the following User Permissions assigned to them or they will
not be able to change the Account Manager Group name: Create Account Manager
Group, Delete Account Manager Group, Copy Folders and Access Code Maintenance.
If the name of an existing Account Manager Group needs to be changed do the
following:
1. From the Security menu, select “Access Code Maintenance” to open the Access
Code Maintenance window.
2. Click the “Create Account Manager Group” button to display the Create Account
Manager Group window. Enter the name for the new group. In the Group Path and
Group Drive fields, select the disk drive and directory for the new group. Click
“Create” to create the new group. The new group will be displayed in the Access
Code Maintenance window.
For example, the name of your existing Account Manager Group is Group 1. If you
want to change the name of that existing group to Group 2 then enter Group 2 as
the name of the new group.
3. Assign the desired users access to the new group.
4. Click on the “OK” button to close the Access Code Maintenance window.
5. Copy any folders that are in the existing group to the new group. Select “Copy...”
from the Folder menu to copy the folder once you have selected it. With the Copy
Folder window displayed, select the new group as the Destination Group. When
the desired group is selected, press ENTER or click “Copy”. Repeat these steps
until all the folders in the existing group have been copied to the new group.
Continuing the example, if Group 1 has one folder in it with the name, Folder 1, then
select it and when the Copy folder window is displayed, select Group 2 as the
Destination Group.
6. From the Security menu, select “Access Code Maintenance” to reopen the Access
Code Maintenance window.
7. Select the existing group and then click the “Delete Account Manager Group”
button. With the Delete Group window displayed, press ENTER or click “Yes” to
delete the existing group. All folders in that existing group will also be deleted at that
time. Continuing the example, select the existing group, Group 1 to be deleted. All
folders in Group 1 will also be deleted when the group is deleted.
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Managing Folders
Folders hold all accounts that are created by the user and allow for better organization
of the existing accounts. For example, two folders could be created named Commercial
Accounts and Residential Accounts.
The accounts that are held in a folder will not be displayed until the folder is opened. To
open a folder, double click on the desired folder icon. When a folder is opened, the
individual accounts kept in the folder will be displayed.
Using the Folder menu, folders may be:
• Created
• Deleted
• Copied from one Account Manager Group to another
Creating a Folder
From the Folder menu, select “Create
Folder...”. With the Create Folder
window displayed, enter a Folder
Name and press ENTER or click
“Create”.
The new folder will be displayed in the Account Manager Group window. Up to 150
folders may be created within each Group.
When each folder is created, it is assigned a Folder Identifier by DLS-2. The Folder
Identifier is a 5 digit number that is used with DLS-1 accounts when editing, printing, or
executing the batch file for the account. This number is used as a means of identifying
where the DLS-1 account can be found within DLS-2. The Folder Identifier can be read
as follows:
01
Account Manager
Group Number
002
Folder
Number
Account Manager Group Number
This 2 digit number is used to identify which Account Manager Group the
account can be found in. This number can be any number from 01-98. In this
example, the number 01 indicates that the account specified by the Identifier
is found in the first Account Manager Group.
Folder Number
This 3 digit number is used to identify which folder the account can be found
in. This number can be any number from 000-149. The first folder created in
any Account Manager Group will always be folder number 000, and each
folder that is created after the first will be one folder number higher than the
previous folder. In this example, the number 002 is used to indicate that the
account specified by the Identifier is found in the third folder of the first
Account Manager Group (01).
When a new account is created, the Folder Identifier is combined with a 3 digit
Account Number in order to form the DLS-1 Identifier.
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Deleting a Folder
Select the desired folder by clicking on it’s name. From the Folder menu, select “Delete
Folder...”. With the Delete Folder window displayed, press ENTER or click “Yes” to
delete the folder. To cancel without deleting the folder, click “Cancel”.
Copying a Folder
From the Folder menu, select “Copy...”. With the Copy window displayed, scroll through
the list of Groups in the Destination Group field and select a group to copy the folder to.
With the desired Destination Group selected, press ENTER or click “Copy”.
If a folder with the same name already exists, a window will be displayed where you can
change the name of the folder to be copied. Enter a new name in the dialogue field, or
press ENTER or click “OK” to accept the name suggested by the software.
Changing a Folder Name
A user must have the following User Permissions assigned to them or they will not be
able to change the folder name: Create Folders, Delete Folders, and Copy Accounts.
If you need to change the name of an existing folder do the following:
1. Create a new folder with the new folder name. To create a new folder select “Create
Folder...” from the Folder menu. With the Create Folder window displayed, enter
a folder name and press ENTER or click “Create”.
For example, the name of your existing folder is Folder 1 and it is in an Account
Manager Group called Group 1. You want to change the name of that existing
folder to Folder 2. Create a new folder called, Folder 2.
2. Copy any accounts that are in the existing folder to the new folder. Select “Copy...”
from the Account menu to copy the accounts once you have selected them. With
the Copy Account(s) window displayed, select a Destination Group (the Account
Manager Group that the new folder is in) and then select the new folder as the
Destination folder for the account(s). When the desired Group and folder are
selected, press ENTER or click “Copy”.
Continuing the example, select all accounts that are in the existing folder, Folder
1. When the Copy Account(s) window is displayed, select Group 1 as the
Destination Group, and select the new folder, Folder 2, as the Destination folder.
3. Select the existing folder and then select ”Delete Folder...” from the Folder menu.
With the Delete Folder window displayed, press ENTER or click “Yes” to delete the
existing folder.
Continuing the example, select the existing folder, Folder 1 to be deleted. All
accounts in Folder 1 will also be deleted when the folder is deleted.
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Managing Accounts
An account holds all programming information for a customer’s security system. You
select the model and version number of the security system when you create the
account. Using the DLS-2 software, you can send the programming for the account to
the security system. You can also update the programming on the system as needed.
Use the account menu to:
• Open accounts
• Open the account information window (Open Account Database)
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Search through groups and folders for a specific account
Create accounts
Create accounts using a Template account
Delete accounts
Copy accounts from one folder to another
Import files from a DLS-1 installation
Create a batch file
• Delete a batch file
• Print a DLS-1 file
Creating An Account
You can create up to 200 accounts in each folder. Open the folder you want to create
the account in. From the Account menu, select “Create Account...”.
Destination Folder
The folder the account will be created
in.
Choose Panel
Click the
Button to scroll through
the list of available control panels.
Click on the panel type that the
account will be using.
Choose Version
In the Software Version field, scroll through the list of available software versions
and select the correct software version for the control panel.
Press click Create to create the new account and display the Account
Information window.
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Account Information Window
In this window, you can review and/or change the information for the currently
selected account. To display the Account Information window for a selected
account, choose Open Account Database from the Account menu. DLS-2 will
automatically open the Account Information window whenever you create a
new account.
With the Account Information
window displayed, enter the
following information:
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Name
Address 1
Address 2
City
Province or State
Postal or Zip Code
Voice Telephone Number
Control Panel Telephone
Number (Panel Phone)
Enter the telephone number of the control panel to be programmed in the
Panel Phone field. You can program special dialing commands by entering
the following:
For a 2 second pause in the phone number enter a ‘ , ‘.
For a DTMF ‘ * ‘ in the phone number enter a ‘ * ‘.
For a DTMF ‘ # ‘ in the phone number enter a ‘ # ‘.
For a second Dial Tone search in the phone number enter a ‘ W ‘.
You must enter the telephone number must be entered in this field before
you can make a call to the control panel.
Use the TAB key or mouse to move from one field to another. Press ENTER
only when all information is entered.
When all information is entered, press ENTER or click “Save”.
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When the account is created, it is assigned a DLS-1 Identifier by DLS-2. The
DLS-1 Identifier is an 8 digit number that is used with DLS-1 accounts when
editing, printing, or executing the batch file for the account. This number is
used as a means of identifying where the DLS-1 account can be found within
DLS-2. The Identifier can be read as follows:
01
Account Manager
Group Number
002
Folder
Number
004
Account
Number
Account Manager Group Number
This 2 digit number is used to identify which Account Manager Group the
account can be found in. This number can be any number from 01 - 98. In this
example, the number 01 indicates that the account specified by the identifier
is found in the first Account Manager Group.
Folder Number
This 3 digit number is used to identify which folder the account can be found
in. This number can be any number from 000 - 149. The first folder created in
any Account Manager Group will always be folder number 000, and each
folder that is created after the first will be one folder number higher that the
previous folder. In this example, the number 002 is used to indicate that the
account specified by the identifier is found in the third folder of the first
Account Manager Group (01).
Account Number
This 3 digit number is used to identify the account. This number can be any
number from 000 - 199. The first account created in any folder will always be
account number 000. Each account created after account 000 will be one
number higher than the previous account. In this example, the 5th account is
being specified (004). It can be found in the third folder (002) of the first
Account Manager Group (01).
Create Account Via Template
New accounts may be based upon existing account files. To create a new account
based on an existing account, select the existing account and select “Create Account
Via Template” from the Account menu. An Account Information window will be
displayed; the data in all the fields except for the account name will be the same as the
existing file. Enter a new account name in the Account Name field.
When an account is used as a template, all account information from the selected
account will be used to create the new account. The account information for the new
account will be exactly the same as the template account (e.g. All Signature Information
will be copied, all Status Information, Diagnostics, etc.). Only the Event Buffer and
Physical Location of Module information are not copied from the account that is used
as a template account.
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Delete Account
Select the account to be deleted in
the Account Manager window. With
the desired account selected, select
‘Delete...’ from the Account menu.
Press ENTER or click “Yes” to delete
the account, or click “No” to leave the
account in place.
You are also able to select multiple accounts when deleting. To do so, select the first of
the accounts to be deleted and while holding down SHIFT select the last of the accounts.
This will highlight all accounts between and including the first and last account. You can
also click on the first account and while holding the mouse button down drag the cursor
down to the last account, then release the mouse button. You can de-select any
selected account by holding down the CTRL key, and then clicking each account you
want to de-select. Clicking on the same account again while holding down the CTRL
would re-select the account. Once all of the desired accounts have been selected,
select “Delete...” from the Account menu.
Copying an Account
Select the account to be copied in the
Account Manager window. With the desired
account selected, select “Copy...” from the
Account menu. With the Copy Account(s)
window displayed, select a Destination
Group and Destination folder for the account.
When the desired group and folder are
selected, press ENTER or click “Copy”.
You are also able to select multiple accounts
when copying. To do so, select the first of
the accounts to be copied and while holding
down SHIFT select the last of the accounts. This will highlight all accounts between and
including the first and last account. You can also click on the first account and while
holding the mouse button down drag the cursor down to the last account, then release
the mouse button. You can de-select any selected account by holding down the CTRL
key and then clicking each account you want to de-select. Clicking on the same account
again while holding down the CTRL would re-select the account. Once all of the desired
accounts have been selected, select ‘Copy...’ from the Account menu.
NOTE: Before copying an account that is being edited, save all changes. Changes
that are not saved before copying will not be copied to the new account.
If there is inadequate drive space available to copy all of the selected accounts, a
warning message will be displayed to inform you of this problem and no additional
accounts will be copied.
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Importing DLS-1 Accounts
NOTE: This option will not be shown in the account menu unless the support for
DLS-1 account was selected during installation.
This function allows you to import all account work files that are already present in DLS-1
v6.5 and allows those accounts to be used in DLS-2.
To begin importing DLS-1 account work files into DLS-2, select “Import DLS-1
File(s)...” from the Account menu. A new folder will automatically be created
by DLS-2 in the Account Manager Group that is being used at the time that the
import option is selected. This folder will be used to hold the DLS-1 files that
are to be imported. Before the folder is created, you will be prompted to enter
the name of that folder.
Each time the 200 account limit within a folder is reached while importing
account work files, you will be prompted to enter another folder name. This will
happen until all of the DLS-1 account work files have been imported into
DLS-2.
NOTE: After the files have been imported, you can copy the accounts to other
folders and groups, if necessary.
If the panel and version fields in the Account Manager Group show as unknown,
then the DLS-2 was unable to properly identify the panel and/or version of the
unknown, imported DLS-1 accounts. Any such accounts may be corrupt.
Double-click the account and if an error message is displayed that informs you
that the account may be corrupt, then the account should be deleted.
Note that DLS-1 files cannot be imported directly into the Backup Groups. The
“Import File(s) from DLS-1 Installation...” menu option will not be available for
selection in the Account menu if you are trying to import the files into a Backup
Group. If you want to copy the DLS-1 accounts to a Backup Group, you must import
the DLS-1 accounts into a DLS-2 Account Manager Group that is on your hard drive
first. The DLS-1 accounts may then be copied from the Group that is holding the
accounts to the Backup Group.
If a PC4010 v2.x of PC4020 v2.x panel calls while in the DLS-1 Wait For Panel Mode, it
will be opened in DLS-1 if the Panel Identification Code for the calling panel matches
the Panel ID Code in an existing DLS-2 account. Do not use any of the DLS-1 Event
Buffer functions for any PC4010 v2.x and PC4020 v2.x accounts from the DLS-1 Wait
for Panel to Call Mode. Also note that Event Buffer files for PC4010 v2.x and PC4020
v2.x accounts that are imported from DLS-1 cannot be used with DLS-2.
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Account Already Exists
When copying an account into a
folder with accounts with the same
name, this window will be displayed
to advise of the condition.
Replace
Click Replace to replace the existing account with the account displayed in
the window. All account and programming information will be replaced
when the displayed account is copied over the existing account.
Replace All
Click Replace All to replace all existing accounts with the same name. All
information in all accounts with the same name will be replaced.
Rename
Click Rename to change the name of the account being copied. Enter a new
account name and click Rename to rename the account, or click Cancel to
cancel the copy procedure.
Skip
Click Skip to prevent the displayed account from being copied to the
destination folder.
Creating a Batch File
NOTE: The Create Batch File feature is not supported by the PC5015, PC5010,
PC4020KT, PC4020, PC4010, PC4000, PC1575, PC1555, PC580 and PC550 panels.
This option will not be shown in the Account menu unless the support for DLS-1
Accounts option was selected during installation.
Note that when editing Batch Files there is no mouse support.
This function is used to set up a Batch File for your accounts. A Batch File is used to
perform functions on the remote panel while unsupervised by the user. As the panels
call, a printout is generated on the printer as a summary of the functions performed.
To begin creating a Batch File for a specific account, select the account and then
select “Create DLS-1 Batch File...” from the account menu. A DOS window with the
title ‘Create Batch File -’ and the name of the file selected will be opened with the
Batch Command menu on the left of the window and the Batch Program on the right
of the window.
When a selection is made in the Batch Command menu, it will be added to the
Batch Program. The Batch Program will allow up to 50 Batch Commands to be
selected. When all selections have been completed, save the Batch File if the
changes are correct.
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Note that the Batch File may be edited after it has been created by selecting
“Create DLS-1 Batch File...” from the Account menu again.
Refer to the DLS-1 v6.5 Instruction Manual for additional information on the
functionality of the Batch Command menu.
In the Account Manager Group window, this icon will be displayed beside
any account that has a batch file that has not yet been executed. Once a
batch file has been executed, after exiting batch mode, the batch file will
be deleted, and the Batch File Pending icon will no longer be displayed
beside the account. If a batch file is still necessary for that account, a new
one must be created.
Deleting a Batch File
NOTE: This option will not be shown in the Account menu unless the support for
DLS-1 accounts option was selected during installation.
This function is used to delete an existing batch file for the selected account if the batch
file is no longer necessary. A batch file is used to perform functions on the remote panel
while unsupervised by the user. As the panels call, a printout is generated on the printer
as a summary of the functions performed.
To begin deleting a batch file for a specific account, select the account and
then select “Delete DLS-1 Batch File...” from the Account menu. The Batch
File Pending icon will no longer be displayed beside the selected account.
Printing a DLS-1 File
NOTE: This option will not be shown in the Account menu unless the support for
DLS-1 accounts option was selected during installation.
This function is used to produce a hard copy of your DLS-1 accounts that are not printed
from the account.
Account Type
How to Print the Selected Account
DSC8400
All account programming for these account types will be
printed. There is no option to select the sections to be printed.
To begin printing an account, select the account to be printed
in the Account Manager and then select Print DLS-1 File...
from the Account menu. When one of these account types is
selected for printing, a DOS window will be opened and you
will be prompted with a message to set your printer. After
making sure that your printer is turned on and on-line, press
Enter to begin printing. You may press ESC at any time while
the print function is being performed to cancel the printing.
PC1150
PC1500/1550
PC2525
PC3000
PC550
WLS900
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PC4000
PC4010 Version 1.0
PC4020 Version 1.0
These account types allow you to select which sections in the
selected file are printed. When you select Print DLS-1 File...
from the Account menu, a DOS window is opened and within
the DOS window is a window showing a list of all the sections
for the selected account. Any section in the window can be
selected for printing by highlighting the section and pressing
SPACE. An arrow to the left of a section indicates that the
section has been selected for printing. If an arrow is displayed
to the right of a section then there are subsections for selecting
partitions, outputs, etc. The following options can be selected
by pressing [F2] to call up the Printer Functions menu:
• Tag Entire File
• Untag Entire File
• Print
PC580
PC1555
PC1575
PC5010
PC5015
PC4010/4020 v2.x
PC4010/4020 v3.0
PC4020KT v1.0
These account types are printed from the account itself. If you
attempt to print these types of panels from the Print DLS-1 File
function, the message “This file is printed from within Edit a
File. Press any key to continue.” will be displayed.
Refer to the DLS-1 Instruction Manual for additional information
on printing PC580, PC1555, PC1575, PC5010, and PC5015
accounts.
PC4010/4020 v2.x, PC4010/4020 v3.0 and PC4020KT v1.x
DLS-2 account types are not printed using the Print DLS-1
File... function. These account types are printed from within the
account by using the Print button on the Communications
Window.
For instructions on using the Communications Window,
refer to The Communications Window in Section 4.
If the wrong printer port was selected during the installation of DLS-1 v6.5, it can be
changed from the DLS-1 Program Configuration menu.
Refer to the DLS-1 v6.5 Manual for additional information on DLS-1 Program
Configuration.
When the account programming is printed, the printout will use the DLS-1 Identifier
as the Account Name. The DLS-1 Identifier is used to indicate which account in
DLS-1 was printed out.
Note that printing may continue after ESC is pressed until the printer buffer is empty.
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Using the Search Function
The Search function will allow you to search the Account Names in the Account
Database and the DLS-1 Identifiers shown in the Account Manager Window, for a word,
phrase, or a number. This function may be used to find, for example, all accounts with
the last name “Smith”.
Select “Search...” from the
Account menu to display the
Search Folders window.
Search Criteria
Enter the word or item to be searched in the Search Criteria field.
Search Folder
Select this option to search the currently open folder.
Search all Folders in this Group
Select this option to search all Folders in the currently open Group
Search All Account Groups
Select this option to search all accounts in all Groups
Case-Sensitive Search
Selecting this option will search for the Search Criteria phrase exactly as
typed. If Case-Sensitive Search is selected, the information in the account
must match the Search Criteria phrase exactly. For example, “smith” will not
match with “Smith”.
To begin the search, press ENTER or click “Search”.
A Search Results window will
be displayed. The window will
indicate how many times the
search phrase was found, and
in what Groups and Folders.
Close the Search Results window when finished reviewing the search results.
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Opening the Account Database
This function allows you to review or
change the Account Information for
the currently selected account.
Select “Open Account Database...”
from the Account menu. The Account
Information window will be displayed.
Refer to Creating an Account for
instructions on how to change the
information displayed in the Account
Information Window.
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Opening an Account
To open an account for review or programming, double click on the desired account,
or select an account and select “Open Account...” from the Account menu.
Whenever a PC4010/4020 v2.x, PC4010/4020 v3.0 or PC4020KT v1.x account is opened,
the DLS-2 will take a few moments to load the Signature Graphic for the account. All other
panel types and versions will be opened in a DOS window. Once the window is opened,
the modem will be reinitialized and then the account will be displayed.
Only one DLS-1 account or one PC4010/4020 v2.x, PC4010/4020 v3.0 or
PC4020KT v1.x account can be open for editing. Both types of accounts cannot
be opened or edited at the same time.
If Windows is closed abnormally, or a General Protection Fault occurs while both
DLS-2 and DLS-1 are open, the following error message may be displayed if you
attempt to run DLS-1:
“The DLS-2 software is already running the DLS-1 program. The DLS-1 software
cannot be run until this is corrected. Press any key to exit to DOS.”
Or, if you run DLS-2 and attempt to open a DLS-1 related function, the error
message may be displayed:
“An error occurred trying to open DLS-1. Possible causes are: 1) The DLS-1 is
already open 2) The disk is not in the drive 3) One or more DLS-2 files are corrupt.
4) An internal error has occurred.”
Do the following to correct the problem:
• Restart Windows
• Start DLS-2 and click "Cancel" at the Logon window.
• Start DLS-1 using the DLS-1 icon in the DLS-2 group of the Program Manager.
You do not have to log on to DLS-1. Once the Logon window is displayed,
press ESC. Do not leave DLS-1 running.
• There should be no problems at this point and you should be able to continue
using DLS-2 normally. If the error messages are still being displayed, go to the
directory that the DLS-1 v6.5 software has been installed in, and delete the
following files: DLS1OPEN and DLS2OPEN. Once these files have been
deleted, both DLS-1 and DLS-2 should run without error.
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Section Four
Section Four explains the following:
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how to prepare control panels for downloading
how to accept an incoming call (DLS-2)
how to accept an incoming call (DLS-1)
how to start the DLS-1 Batch Mode
how to use the Communications Window
how to use DLS-1 Communications
how to communicate via PC-Link
Preparing Control Panels for Downloading
Each of the following control panels requires some programming before the DLS-2
software can communicate with them. Program the listed options at a keypad connected
to the control panel you want to download to.
DSC8400 Communicator - Version 2.3L
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [23] and the
Digital Communicator Identification Code programmed in Section [24]. These values
must be entered into the account. Make sure that the Digital Communicator Identifier
Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. Set the Number of Rings Before Answering in Section [25]. Enable
downloading by turning ON Light [1] in Section [10]. If an answering
machine is connected to the same line as the DSC8400, turn ON Light [3]
in Section [10] to enable the answering machine override feature.
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [2] in Section [10],
if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must also
program the telephone number of the downloading computer in Section
[22].
To Have the Control Panel Call the Computer
1. If the system is to periodically call the downloading computer, turn ON Light
[4] in Section [10] to enable periodic downloading.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed in Section [22].
3. A time for the periodic download must be programmed in Section [13]. The
interval, in days, for the periodic downloading may also be programmed in
Section [13].
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Maxsys PC4010 v2.1 and lower, PC4020 v2.1 and lower, and PC4020KT,
all versions
Make note of the Downloading Access Code and Panel ID Code which can be
✱ ][8][Installer’s
programmed in the DLS Section. Enter Installer’s Mode by pressing, [✱
Code]. To program the Downloading Access Code , enter [0] for System Area, then
[0][3] for DLS Section and then [4] for the Downloading Access Code. To program the
Panel ID Code , enter [0] for System Area, then [0][3] for DLS Section and then [3] for
the Panel ID Code.
These values must be entered into the account. Make sure that the Panel ID Code is not
the same as the ID Codes in other work files.
Refer to the control panel Installation Manuals for further information.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. To enable the panel for downloading, first enter Installer’s programming.
Then press [0] for System Area, then [0][3] for DLS Section and then DLS
Toggles [0]. Ensure that the DLS Enabled (Ring Detect) function is enabled.
If there is an answering machine connected to the same line as the panel,
also ensure that the Double Call function is enabled. Exit the section. Select
[6] for # of Rings to set the number rings for the panel to answer. Exit
Installer’s Programming Mode.
2. If you require the Callback feature as an additional level of security, select
[0] for DLS Toggles while still in the DLS Section and enable DLS Callback.
If you enable this feature, you must also program the telephone number of
the downloading computer. Select [2] for Phone Number while still in the
DLS Section and program the downloading computer’s telephone number.
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. To enable the User Call Up function that allows the control panel to be able
to call the downloading computer, enter Installer’s Mode by pressing,
✱ ][8][Installer’s Code]. Then press [0] for System Area, then [0][3] for
[✱
DLS Section and then DLS Toggles [0]. Set the User Call Up feature and
exit the section.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed. To program the downloading telephone number, select [2] for
Phone Number from the DLS Section.
3. Exit Installer’s Programming, and then enter [✱
✱ ][6][Master Code][7] to
initiate a call to the downloading computer.
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Maxsys PC4010 and PC4020 Version 3.0
Make note of the Downloading Access Code and Panel ID Code which can be
programmed in the DLS Section.
This section gives the reference numbers for each programming section. To enter a
✱ ][8][Installer’s Code],
reference number, enter Installer's Programming by pressing, [✱
then press and hold the [A]uxiliary key. When the keypad displays "Enter Ref # then *",
enter the reference number and press [*] to go to the programming section. For more
information on PC4010/4020 programming see your Installation Manual.
To program the Downloading Access Code, enter ref. # [000304]. To program the Panel
ID Code, enter [000303].
Enter these codes into the DLS-2 account, as well. Make sure that the Panel ID Code
is not the same as the ID Codes in other accounts.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. Enter Installer's programming. Go to the DLS Toggles section by entering ref.
# [000300]. Ensure that the DLS Enabled (Ring Detect) function is turned on.
If there is an answering machine connected to the same line as the panel,
also ensure that the Double Call function is enabled. Exit the section. Set
the number of rings the panel will answer on in the # of Rings programming
section (ref. # [000306]).
2. If you require the Callback feature as an additional level of security, go to the
DLS Toggles section by entering ref. # [000300] and enable DLS Callback.
If you enable this feature, you must also program the telephone number of
the downloading computer. Enter ref. # [000302] for Phone Number and
program the downloading computer's telephone number.
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. To enable the User Call Up function that allows a user to tell the control panel
to call the downloading computer, go to the DLS Toggles section by entering
ref. # [000300].. Set the User Call Up feature and exit the section.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed. Enter ref. # [000302] for Phone Number and program the
downloading computer's telephone number.
3. To initiate a call to the downloading computer, exit Installer’s Programming,
✱ ][6][Master Code][7].
and then enter [✱
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PC1150 - Version 1.X
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [27] and the Panel
Identifier Code programmed in Section [28]. These values must be entered into the
account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes
in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. Section [31] must have Light [1] turned ON to enable downloading. Light
[3] should be turned ON, in Section [31], to enable the answering machine
override feature. Set the Number of Rings Before Answering in Section [29].
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [2] in Section [31],
if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must also
program the telephone number of the downloading computer in Section
[26].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [2] in Section [14].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [26].
✱ ][4] to
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, press [✱
select the User Initiated Call. An access code will also be required to initiate
the call, if Light [4] is turned ON in Section [14].
To Have the Control Panel Call the Computer
1. If the system is to periodically call the downloading computer, turn ON Light
[3] in Section [14] to enable periodic downloading.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed in Section [26].
3. A time for the periodic download must be programmed in Test Transmission
Time which is in Section [19]. The interval, in days, for the periodic
downloading may also be programmed in Test Transmission Repeat Time
which is in Section [17].
PC1500 - All Versions and PC1550 Version 1.X
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [27] and the Panel
Identifier Code programmed in Section [28]. These values must be entered into the
account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes
in other work files.
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [2] in Section [14].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [26].
✱ ][4] to
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, press [✱
select the User Initiated Call. An access code will also be required to initiate
the call, if Light [4] is turned ON in Section [14].
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To Have the Control Panel Call the Computer
1. If the system is to periodically call the downloading computer, turn ON Light
[3] in Section [14] to enable periodic downloading.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed in Section [26].
3. A time for the periodic download must be programmed in Test Transmission
Time which is in Section [19]. The interval, in days, for the periodic
downloading may also be programmed in Test Transmission Repeat Time
which is in Section [17].
PC1550 Versions 2.X and later
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [27] and the Panel
Identifier Code programmed in Section [28]. These values must be entered into the
account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes
in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. Section [31] must have Light [1] turned ON to enable downloading. Light
[3] should be turned ON, in Section [31], to enable the answering machine
override feature. Set the Number of Rings Before Answering in Section [29].
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [2] in Section [31],
if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must also
program the telephone number of the downloading computer in Section
[26].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [2] in Section [14].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [26].
✱ ][4] to
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, press [✱
select the User Initiated Call. An access code will also be required to initiate
the call, if Light [4] is turned ON in Section [14].
To Have the Control Panel Call the Computer
1. If the system is to periodically call the downloading computer, turn ON Light
[3] in Section [14] to enable periodic downloading.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed in Section [26].
3. A time for the periodic download must be programmed in Test Transmission
Time which is in Section [19]. The interval, in days, for the periodic
downloading may also be programmed in Test Transmission Repeat Time
which is in Section [17].
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PC1555 Version 2.X, PC5010 Version 2.0, PC5015 Version 2.2 and PC580
Version 2.1
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [403] and the
Panel Identifier Code programmed in Section [404]. You must enter these values into
the DLS account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the
Identifier Codes in other Accounts.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. The panel will answer on a double call, enable Downloading Answer in
Section [401] Light [1].
2. The PC1555, PC5010, PC5015 and PC580 have a 6-hour DLS answer
window for added security: after the panel is powered-up, it will answer the
phone on a double call for a 6-hour period.
Downloading can also be enabled by the user through User Functions when
the “User Can Enable DLS Window” option is enabled (Section [401],
✱ ][6][Master Code][5] at any keypad,
Option [2] ). When the user enters [✱
the panel will be able to answer the phone for a 6-hour period. This time can
be set to 1 hour instead of 6 hours in Section [702], Option [7].
3. You can enable the Callback feature by turning on Option [3] in Section
[401], if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must
also program the telephone number of the downloading computer in
Section [402].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn on
Option [4] in Section [401].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computers telephone
number must be programmed in Section [402].
✱ ][6][Master
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, press [✱
Code][6] to select the User Initiated Call.
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PC1575 Version 1.X
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [73] and the Panel
Identifier Code programmed in Section [74]. You must enter these values into the DLS
account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes
in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. In Section [70] set the number of rings for the panel to answer. In Section
[71], enable Downloading Answer by turning ON Light [1]. If there is an
answering machine connected to the same line as the panel, turn ON Light
[6] in Section [71], to enable the Answering Machine Connected feature.
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [3] in Section [71],
if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must also
program the telephone number of the downloading computer in Section
[72].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [4] in Section [70].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [72].
3. Exit Installer’s Programming and then enter [✱
✱ ][6][Master Code][6] to
initiate a call to the downloading computer.
PC2525 - Version 1.X
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [72] and the Panel
Identifier Code programmed in Section [73]. You must enter these values into the DLS
account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes
in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. In Section [74] set the number of rings for the panel to answer. In Section
[70] enable Ring Detect by turning ON Light [1]. If there is an answering
machine connected to the same line as the panel, turn ON Light [3] in
Section [70], to enable the Answering Machine Connected feature.
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [4] in Section
[70], if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must
also program the telephone number of the downloading computer in
Section [71].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [2] in Section [70].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [71].
✱ ][6][Master
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, press [✱
Code][9] to select the User Initiated Call.
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To Have the Control Panel Call the Computer
1. If the system is to periodically call the downloading computer, turn ON Light
[5] in Section [70] to enable periodic downloading.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed in Section [71].
3. A time for the periodic download must be programmed in Test Transmission
Time of Day which is in Section [43]. The interval, in days, for the periodic
downloading may also be programmed in Test Transmission Cycle which is
in Section [42].
PC2550 - All Versions
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [27] and the Panel
Identifier Code programmed in Section [28]. You must enter these values into the DLS
account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes
in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. In Section [47], Modem Configuration, set the number of rings for the panel
to answer. In Section [47] enable Ring Detect by turning ON Light [5]. If
there is an answering machine connected to the same line as the panel, turn
ON Light [7] in Section [47], to enable the Answering Machine Connected
feature.
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [8] in Section [47],
if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must also
program the telephone number of the downloading computer in Section
[46].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [6] in Section [47].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [46].
✱ ][6][Master
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, press [✱
Code][9] to select the User Initiated Call.
To Have the Control Panel Call the Computer
1. If the system is to periodically call the downloading computer, turn ON Light
[8] in Section [48] to enable periodic downloading.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed in Section [46].
3. A time for the periodic download must be programmed in Test Transmission
Time of Day which is in Section [23]. The interval, in days, for the periodic
downloading may also be programmed in Test Transmission/Periodic
Download Cycle Time which is in Section [20].
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PC3000 - Version 7.5L
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [26] and the Panel
Identifier Code programmed in Section [48]. You must enter these values into the DLS
account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes
in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. In Section [47], Modem Configuration, set the number of rings for the panel
to answer. In Section [47] enable Ring Detect by turning ON Light [5]. If
there is an answering machine connected to the same line as the panel, turn
ON Light [7] in Section [47], to enable the Answering Machine Connected
feature.
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [8] in Section [47],
if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must also
program the telephone number of the downloading computer in Section
[46].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [6] in Section [47].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [46].
✱ ][6][Master
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, press [✱
Code][9] to select the User Initiated Call.
PC3000 - Version 7.2 or Later
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [26] and the Panel
Identifier Code programmed in Section [48]. You must enter these values into the DLS
account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the Identifier Codes
in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. In Section [47], Modem Configuration, set the number of rings for the panel
to answer. In Section [47] enable Ring Detect by turning ON Light [5]. If
there is an answering machine connected to the same line as the panel, turn
ON Light [7] in Section [47], to enable the Answering Machine Connected
feature.
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [8] in Section [47],
if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must also
program the telephone number of the downloading computer in Section
[46].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [6] in Section [47].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [46].
✱ ][6][Master
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, press [✱
Code][9] to select the User Initiated Call.
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To Have the Control Panel Call the Computer
1. If the system is to periodically call the downloading computer, turn ON Light
[7] in Section [49] to enable periodic downloading.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed in Section [46].
3. A time for the periodic download must be programmed in Test Transmission
Time of Day which is in Section [23]. The interval, in days, for the periodic
downloading may also be programmed in Test Transmission/Periodic
Download Cycle Time which is in Section [22].
PC4000 - All Versions
Make note of the Downloading Access Code and Panel ID Code which can be
✱ ][8][Installer’s
programmed in the DLS Section. Enter Installer’s Mode by pressing, [✱
Code]. To program the Downloading Access Code , enter [0] for System Area, then
[0][4] for DLS Section and then [4] for the Downloading Access Code. To program the
Panel ID Code , enter [0] for System Area, then [0][4] for DLS Section and then [3] for
the Panel ID Code.
You must enter these values into the DLS account. Make sure that the Panel ID Code
is not the same as the ID Codes in other work files.
Refer to the control panel Installation Manuals for further information.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. To enable the panel for downloading, first enter Installer’s programming.
Then press [0] for System Area, then [0][4] for DLS Section and then DLS
Toggles [0]. Ensure that the Ring Detect function is enabled. If there is an
answering machine connected to the same line as the panel, also ensure
that the Double Call function is enabled. Exit the section. Select [6] for # of
Rings to set the number rings for the panel to answer. Exit Installer’s
Programming Mode.
2. If you require the Callback feature as an additional level of security, select
[0] for DLS Toggles while still in the DLS Section and enable DLS Callback.
If you enable this feature, you must also program the telephone number of
the downloading computer. Select [2] for Phone Number while still in the
DLS Section and program the downloading computer’s telephone number.
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. To enable the User Call Up function that allows the control panel to be able
to call the downloading computer, enter Installer’s Mode by pressing,
✱ ][8][Installer’s Code]. Then press [0] for System Area, then [0][4] for
[✱
DLS Section and then DLS Toggles [0]. Set the User Call Up feature and
exit the section.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed. To program the downloading telephone number, select [2] for
Phone Number from the DLS Section.
✱ ][6][Master Code][7] to
3. Exit Installer’s Programming, and then enter [✱
initiate a call to the downloading computer.
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PC5010 - Version 1.X
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [403] and the
Panel Identifier Code programmed in Section [404]. You must enter these values into
the DLS account. Make sure that the Panel Identifier Code is not the same as the
Identifier Codes in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. In Section [401], enable Downloading Answer by turning ON Light [1].
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [3] in Section
[401], if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must
also program the telephone number of the downloading computer in
Section [402].
Note that the “Double Call” technique is the only method available to
connect to the PC5010 for downloading.
PC550 - Version 1.X
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [12]. This value
must be entered into the account.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
In Section [06], enable Answer Enable by turning ON Light [3].
Note that the “Double Call” technique is the only method available to
connect to the PC550 for downloading.
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WLS900 - Version 2.2
Make note of the Downloading Access Code programmed in Section [72] and the
System Identifier Code programmed in Section [73]. You must enter these values into
the DLS account. Make sure that the System Identifier Code is not the same as the
Identifier Codes in other work files.
To Have the Computer Call the Control Panel
1. In Section [74], set the number of rings for the panel to answer. In Section
[70], enable Ring Detect by turning ON Light [1]. If there is an answering
machine connected to the same line as the panel, turn ON Light [2] in
Section [70], to enable the Answering Machine Connected feature.
2. You can enable the Callback feature by turning ON Light [3] in Section [70],
if you require this security feature. If you enable this feature, you must also
program the telephone number of the downloading computer in Section
[71].
To User Initiate a Call to the Computer
1. If the control panel is to be able to call the downloading computer, turn ON
Light [4] in Section [70].
2. When you enable this feature, the downloading computer’s telephone
number must be programmed in Section [71].
3. To have the control panel call the downloading computer, enter the Master
Code and select ‘No’ until the User Initiated Call message is displayed and
select ‘Yes’.
To Have the Control Panel Call the Computer
1. If the system is to periodically call the downloading computer, turn ON Light
[5] in Section [70] to enable periodic downloading.
2. When using this feature, a downloading telephone number must be
programmed in Section [71].
3. A time for the periodic download must be programmed in Test Transmission
Time of Day which is in Section [40]. The interval, in days, for the periodic
downloading may also be programmed in Test Transmission Cycle which is
in Section [39].
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Waiting For a Panel to Call
This function is used to place the DLS-2 in automatic answer mode when an incoming
call from a control panel is expected. Calls from panels can originate in two ways: as a
user-initiated request for downloading or as an automatically initiated periodic request
for downloading from the panel.
When a call is answered, the DLS-2 will then attempt to match the panel with the correct
account by using the Panel Identification code. The account is retrieved and if the
remaining access codes are correct, you will be able to select the communications
function that is required. It is very important that all panels and accounts have different
Panel Identification codes. If two accounts have the same code, the DLS-2 may
match the wrong account with the calling panel. If the Panel Identification code for
the panel that is calling does not match the Panel Identification code in any of the
accounts, the call is terminated.
Wait For a Panel to Call Mode - DLS-2 (PC4010 v2.X & v3.0, PC4020 v2.X
& v3.0, PC4020KT v1.X only)
To enable DLS-2 to answer incoming calls, select ‘Modem Configuration’ from the
Options menu. When the window is open, set the Auto-Answer Enabled option at the
bottom of the window to X. Then click “Save” or press ENTER to save the change.
DLS-2 will re-initialize the modem. If it is initialized properly, the message, “Waiting for
Panel to Call”, will be displayed at the bottom of the Communications Window.
When there is an incoming call, and when this message is being displayed on the
Communications Window, each ring will be annunciated through your computer’s
speaker until DLS-2 answers the call. Note that the number of rings before DLS-2
answers the incoming call can be programmed on the Modem Configuration window
in the Rings Before Answer field.
NOTE: DLS-2 will only search for a matching Panel Identification code for the
calling panel in the account Manager Groups assigned to the user presently
logged on. If the account for the calling panel is not in an Account Manager Group
that the user has permission to open, the account will not be opened even if the
Panel Identification codes match. DLS-2 will then indicate that the calling panel
could not be identified. The System Event Log will show the Panel Identification
code of the calling panel as part of the Event Detail.
NOTE: All accounts must be closed when the control panel calls the downloading
computer. If an account is open when the control panel calls the downloading
computer, DLS-2 will answer the call but will not be able to open the account for
the panel that is calling, and the call will be terminated.
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Wait For a Panel to Call Mode - DLS-1 (DLS-1 supported panels only)
IMPORTANT: If you intend to use Waiting for Panel to Call Mode or Batch Mode with
DLS-1 accounts, DO NOT create the Account Manager Group for those accounts
anywhere but in the Folders directory of the DLS-2 installation directory.
To start the Wait For Panel Mode, select GO (DLS-1) Wait For Panel from the User
menu. A DOS Window with the title ‘Wait For A Panel To Call’ will be opened. When
there is an incoming call, each ring will be displayed on the screen until DLS-2
answers the call.
Event Buffer files for PC4010 V2.x and PC4020 V2.x accounts that are imported from DLS-1
cannot be used with DLS-2. Do not use any of the DLS-1 Event Buffer functions for any
PC4010 V2.x and PC4020 V2.x accounts from the DLS-1 Wait for Panel to Call mode.
NOTE: If you are not in Wait For Panel mode, DLS-2 will not be able to accept the
incoming call from DLS-1 type accounts.
To exit Wait For Panel mode, press ESC.
Go (DLS-1) Batch Mode
NOTE: The Create Batch File feature is not supported by the PC5015, PC5010,
PC4020KT, PC4020, PC4010, PC4000, PC1575, PC1555, PC580 and PC550 panels.
IMPORTANT: If you intend to use Waiting for Panel to Call Mode or Batch Mode with
DLS-1 accounts, DO NOT create the Account Manager Group for those accounts
anywhere but in the Folders directory of the DLS-2 installation directory.
This function is used to place DLS-2 in an automatic answer mode in which incoming
calls from control panels are matched up with corresponding Batch Files. A Batch File
is used to perform functions on the remote panel while unsupervised by the user. The
Batch Files are created via the function Create Batch File and are erased after being
executed for your accounts.
To start the Batch Mode, select ‘Go (DLS-1) Batch Mode’ from the User menu. A DOS
Window with the title ‘Batch Mode’ will be opened. A detailed, itemized printout is
generated as each Batch File is processed. The print function is an option. If there is no
printer connected, the Batch File will be processed, but a printout will not be generated.
Note that while the Batch File processing is being printed, the account name
used in the printout will be the DLS-1 Identifier. The DLS-1 Identifier is used to
indicate which account in DLS-2 had its Batch File processed.
If a Batch File for the panel that is calling is not found, the call will be terminated. The printout
will only identify the unmatched calling panel if an account exists for it. When there is an
incoming call, each ring will be displayed on the screen until DLS-2 answers the call.
When the call is answered, DLS-2 will execute the Batch File for the panel that is
calling, if a Batch File is present for the calling panel, generate a report of the Batch
File as it is being processed, erase the Batch File once the Batch File has been
processed and then return to wait for a panel to call.
NOTE: If you are not in Batch Mode, DLS-2 will not be able to accept the incoming
call.
To exit the Batch Mode, press ESC.
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The Communications Window
When you start a DLS-2 session, two applications are opened: the main DLS-2 window
and the DSC Communications window. When you log on, the Communications Window
will open in whatever state that the window was in when the DLS-2 was last open.
The software will attempt to initialize the modem if the Auto-Answer Enabled option is
selected. The Auto-Answer Enabled option can be changed in the Modem Configuration
window.
When editing a PC4010/4020 v2.X, PC4010/4020 v3.0 or PC4020KT v1.0 account,
select communications functions in the Communications window. When you select a
communications function, the bottom of the Communications window displays the
status of the communications request that is in progress. Communications functions are
represented by icons at the bottom of the Communications window. If a function is
unavailable, the button will be grey. The function that is displayed will depend upon the
screen that is presently being displayed. Hold the mouse pointer over a button to see
the name of the function. To select a function, click on the appropriate button.
Use the Communications window to:
· Initialize the modem
· Hang up a call to an control panel
· Upload information from a control panel
· Download to a control panel
· Print information from DLS-2 windows
Line Efficiency
The Line Efficiency bar represents the quality of the telephone line connection
between the control panel and the downloading computer. If there is noise on
the phone line or if the phone line is disconnected, the Line Efficiency will
drop. If the Line Efficiency falls below 50%, the downloading computer will
discontinue communications and will hang up the modem.
Percent Completed
The Percent Completed bar will increase as an indication of how much of the
total information to be communicated has already been communicated.
When all information is successfully communicated, the Percent Completed
will be 100%.
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Status Bar
At the bottom of the Communications Window is a Status Bar. The Status Bar
is used to display communications related messages such as ‘Upload in
Progress’ or ‘Communications Complete’. If the modem has been initialized
properly and there are no communications taking place, the Status Bar will
normally be displaying the message, ‘Waiting for Panel to Call’ or ‘Auto
Answer Disabled’. The messages found on the Status Bar can be translated
by editing the MAIN_100.LDB module in the Edit Language Window. Refer to
Edit Language in Section 6.
Ensure that the modem has been properly initialized before attempting to
communicate. If the modem has not been properly initialized, the message,
‘Modem Error’ or, ‘Error. Modem could not be Initialized’ will be displayed. All
buttons will be removed from the bottom of the Communications Window
except the INITIALIZE MODEM and PRINT buttons.
While on-line with any DLS-1 account or the Escort4580, and when
communication is idle, the DOS window for the account should be brought
to the Foreground or connection to the panel will be terminated. If
communication is taking place, the DOS window for the account can be
placed in the Background until the communications request is completed.
After a Global Download is completed, be sure to download any Status related
features, such as setting the panel time and enabling functions such as Auto
Arming, Door Chime, etc., that may be required for that account.
On slower computers, it may take some time to display each screen. Wait until
the screen is fully displayed before attempting to select any Communications
function.
Saving and Downloading Changes
When changes are made to the information in a window, they must be
downloaded to the alarm system using either Global or Selected Downloading.
Clicking “Save” in the window being edited saves the changes in the DLS-2
file, but does not automatically download the information to the system.
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Communications Functions
Initializing the Modem
To initialize the modem, select the Initialize Modem icon. DLS-2 will then
advise that the initialization was successful, or that it could not be completed.
Hanging Up From a Call
To hang up a call, click the Hang Up button in the Communications
Window. DLS-2 will complete communications with the system and hang
up the line. To cancel a call to a panel before the connection is made, click
the Hang Up button
Answering Machine Override
The “Answering Machine Override” button will be grey until the “Special
Uploading” or one of the “Upload” or “Download” buttons are selected to
begin communications. Use the “Answering Machine Override” button
during a call to a control panel that shares a telephone line with an
answering machine. The Answering Machine Override function will only
work if it is enabled in the control panel.
After initiating a call to the control panel, click the “Answering Machine
Override” button after one or two rings. The modem will hang up the line
and place another call to the control panel. The control panel will answer
the second call after one ring.
Print
To print the information from the current window, click the Print button.
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Downloading and Uploading
There are two different types of downloading and uploading options in the DLS-2
software:
• Global downloading and uploading
• Window downloading and uploading
Global Downloading and Uploading
Global Downloading
Selecting Global Downloading will download most programming
information to the alarm system. Keypad Programming and Escort4580
Module Programming will not be downloaded to the alarm system
when Global Downloading is selected. After a Global Download is
completed, be sure to download any Status related features, such as
setting the panel time and enabling functions such as Auto Arming,
Door Chime, etc., that may be required for that account. For more
information on Keypad Programming, refer to Programming in Section 5.
Global Uploading
A Global Upload will upload most programming information from the alarm
system. Only panel status, event buffer, module diagnostics and Escort4580
Module Programming are not included. For more information on Panel
Status Information, refer to Programming in section 5.
To perform Global Downloading or Uploading:
• Open the desired PC4010/4020 v2.x, PC4010/4020 v3.0 or PC4020KT v1.x
account
• Click on the Global Downloading or Global Uploading icon in the Communications
Window
Note: Global Uploading and Downloading is only available from the Signature
Graphic Screen.
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Window Downloading and Uploading
Window Downloading and Uploading allows you to download or upload a specific part
of the alarm system’s programming information. In DLS-2, the programming information
is divided up into Information Windows that organize the information similarly to the way
information is organized in the alarm system.
There are three types of Window downloading and uploading:
· Select Downloading and Uploading
· Signature Graphic Upload
· Special Uploads
Selected Downloading and Uploading
The following buttons will be displayed on the Communications window when the
appropriate information window is displayed:
A Selected Download will download only the information in the current window. A
Selected Upload will only upload the information for the current window from the system.
Most of the information windows in DLS-2 are downloaded or uploaded using the
Selected Download and Selected Upload buttons.
Signature Graphic Upload
The Upload Signature Graphic button will be available when you are
reviewing the Signature Graphic Screen. Select this button to upload a
graphic representation of the modules that are enrolled on the control panel
at the time of the upload. Along with the Signature Graphic, the following
system information is also uploaded:
· Diagnostics Status
· PC4216 Output Option Types
· System Label and Partition Labels
· Keypad Partition Assignment
· Partition Assignment
· Keypad Tampers Option within System Options
· Keypad #1 Global Option within System Options
· PC4164 Zone Assignment
Upload the Signature Graphic anytime changes are made to the modules that are
enrolled on the system.
Special Uploading Buttons
Certain uploading buttons will be displayed when in
the Event Buffer, Status and Diagnostics windows.
Select these icons to upload only the Event Buffer,
System Status or Diagnostics information.
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DLS-1 Communications
When you open a DLS-1 account, DLS-2 will close the Communications window
reinitialize the modem. If the modem initializes properly, the DLS-1 account will be
displayed. If there is a problem initializing the modem then the following error message
will be displayed:
The Modem Board is not present or has not been connected
properly. If you wish help information, press [ Y ], to go to
DOS press [ Esc ], or press any key to continue.
Ensure that the modem is on, connected properly or configured properly in the Program
Configuration of DLS-1 v6.5.
NOTE: When working in DLS-1 accounts you cannot change the modem settings
in the DLS-2 Modem Configuration window. Use the DLS-1 Program Configuration
menu to change modem settings. The DLS-2 Modem Configuration window is used
for configuring the modem for communications when connecting to PC4010/4020
v2.x, PC4010/4020 v3.0 or PC4020KT v1.x accounts.
Ensure that any changes you make to modem settings in the Program Configuration of
the DLS-1 v6.5 software, will not affect modem settings being used for DLS-2 accounts.
Once the problem with the modem is corrected, you can reinitialize the modem in the
[F3] menu by selecting, Initialize Modem.
Communicating with DLS-1 Accounts
When using DLS-1 accounts, all communications of account programming, other
Status, can be done from the [F3] menu. In all DLS-1 accounts, the [F3] menu will give
the option to:
• upload and download a specific section of the panel’s programming
• upload and download all panel programming
• initialize the modem
• hang up the connection to the panel
The [F4] menu will allow Status information for the panel to be communicated
• arm or disarm the panel
• upload panel status information such as trouble conditions and zone status
• enable or disable various user functions
• activate or deactivate panel outputs
The options available in the [F3] or [F4] menus will vary depending on the DLS-1
account that is being edited.
Refer to the DLS-1 v6.5 Instruction manual for more information on DLS-1
Communications.
While on-line with any DLS-1 account or the Escort4580, and when communication
is idle, the DOS window for the account should be brought to the Foreground or
connection to the panel will be terminated. If communication is taking place, the
DOS window for the account can be placed in the Background until the
communications request is completed.
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Communicating via PC-Link
Do not use the PC-Link option unless you will be communicating with accounts that are
v3.0 or later. Disable this option whenever you communicate with PC4020KT v1.0
accounts, or PC4010/4020 accounts that are v2.1 or earlier.
The PC-Link function is a communications mode that uses a direct connection between
your computer and panel. A serial cable is used to link the computer with control panels
that are capable of supporting the PC-Link option. To connect to the panel normally, the
call will be placed using the modem and telephone line, employing the regular protocol
methods. When using the PC-Link method, do the following:
To Initiate a PC-Link Connection:
1. From the Options menu, select “Modem Configuration”. The Modem Configuration
window will be displayed.
2. Select “Enable PC-Link”. An “X” indicates that “Enable PC-Link” is selected. When
PC-Link is selected, all fields on the Modem Configuration window will be grey,
except the Com Port field. A Com port will still need to selected when using PCLink. Click the “Save” button. The bottom of the Communications window will now
display the message, “PC-Link Active”.
3. Open the PC4010/4020 v3.0 account to communicate with.
4. Connect the PC-Link Connector to the header
on the PC4010/4020 main board (this 4 pin
connector can be found on the left hand side of
the PC4010/4020).
5. Select the communications function to be
performed (Upload/Download Status function
etc.), from the Communications window. The
message, “PC-Link Active - Waiting for Panel”
will be displayed at the bottom of the
Communications window.
6. Once an option has been selected, the user must then initiate the PC-Link
connection by entering Installers Mode and selecting the Enable PC-Link option.
The keypad being used for installers mode programming will display this message.
“PC-LINK Active (#) To Exit”.
7. Once communication is in progress, the PC4010/4020 will automatically exit
Installer’s mode and the message at the bottom of the Communications window
will change to indicate that the requested communications function is in progress.
8. When the desired DLS function(s) are complete press the “Hang Up” button on the
DLS-2 Communications window. This will disconnect the PC4010/4020 from the
DLS-2 software.
9. Disconnect the PC-Link connector from the PC4010/4020.
NOTE: Do not have the PC-Link cable attached to the panel when communicating
with the modem.
10. Disable the Enable PC-Link option on the Modem Configuration window if no
further PC-Link communications are to be done.
NOTE: The communication rate used during a PC-Link communication is 9600 baud.
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Section Five
DLS-1 Accounts
NOTE: DLS-2 cannot access DLS-1 accounts unless you are using DLS-1
v6.5. Previous versions of DLS-1 cannot be used.
Types of DLS-1 Accounts
During installation of DLS-2, there is an option to include support of DLS-1 accounts
through the use of DLS-1 v6.5. To include DLS-1 accounts in the installation, check the
DLS2 4580 support box when it is displayed. When this option is selected, the following
panel types are added to the panel types that can be created through DLS-2:
• PC3000:
Version 7.5L
• DSC8400:
Version 2.3L
Version 7.6 and less
• Maxsys PC4010: Version 1.x
Version 7.7
• Maxsys PC4020: Version 1.x
•
PC4000:
All Versions
• PC1150:
Version 1.x
• PC5010:
Version 1.x, 2.0
• PC1500/1550:
Version 1.x - 4x
• PC5015
Version 2.2
• PC1555
Version 2.0 and 2.1
• PC550:
Version 1.x
• PC1575:
Version 1.x
•
PC580
Version
2.1
• PC2525:
Version 1.x
• WLS900:
Version 2.2
• PC2550:
Version 1.2 and less
Version 1.3
NOTE: The Maxsys PC4010/4020 v2.x, PC4010/4020 v3.0 and PC4020KT v1.x panel
types can always be created, regardless of the installation option that is selected,
but the Escort4580 will not be supported in these accounts without selecting the
option to include DLS-1 v6.5.
If there are existing DLS-1 accounts that you wish to transfer over to DLS-2, select the
‘Import File(s) From DLS-1 Installation...’ function from the Account menu and the
accounts will be created in DLS-2.
Editing DLS-1 Accounts
When a DLS-1 account is opened, a DOS window will be opened and the modem will
be reinitialized. After the modem has been initialized, the account programming will
be displayed.
Note that while editing a DLS-1 account, the account name displayed in the DOS
window will be the DLS-1 Identifier. The DLS-1 Identifier is used to indicate which
account in DLS-2 is being edited.
There are two types of DLS-1 accounts. The PC580, PC1555, PC1575, PC4000,
PC4010, PC4020, PC5010 and PC5015 panel types have all of the panels’ major
sections of programming organized into menu selections. Once a menu selection is
made, all programming for the section is displayed using a tree structure to arrange
all account programming.
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When the right-most end of each tree branch on the program tree is selected, a screen
will be displayed that will allow editing of programming information for the selected
section. The information on the screen can be uploaded or downloaded without
communicating any other program information.
If changes have been made to the account programming, the information can be
saved by pressing ESC or by pressing ALT Q to select Quit. The message ‘There have
been changes made to the WorkFile... Do you wish to save these changes?’ will be
displayed. Select ‘Yes’ to save all changes to account programming and select ‘No’
to cancel all changes.
The DSC8400, PC1150, PC550, PC1500/1550, PC2525, PC2550 and PC3000 panel
types have all account programming laid out like the Programming Worksheets from
the Installation manuals for the panel. You can use the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN
buttons to move through each page of programming or the arrow keys to move
through each section. If changes have been made to the account programming, the
information can be saved by pressing ESC. The message that is displayed gives the
option to ‘Press [Enter] to Save Changes or [A] to Abort Edit’.
NOTE: When editing the programming information in these types of accounts
there is no mouse support.
Refer to the DLS-1 v6.5 manual for more information on editing DLS-1 accounts.
NOTE: If you have screen errors while running DLS-1 in Windows, make sure that
DLS-1 is running in a maximized window.
Changing the DLS-1 Directory in DLS-2
If DLS-1 v6.5 is reinstalled in a different directory after a directory has been specified
in DLS-2, the path that is used by DLS-2 to find DLS-1 may be adjusted by either
reinstalling DLS-2 or by editing the DLS.INI file. Use a text editor or .INI file editor to
edit the DLS.INI file. The line in the DLS.INI file to be changed is:
DLS1Directory=C:\DSC
Change the DLS1Directory to the new path for DLS-1 v6.5. Changes made to the
DLS.INI file will be implemented the next time the software is started.
NOTE: The DLS.INI file can be found in the directory that was specified for DLS-2
during installation. DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THIS FILE UNLESS THOSE
CHANGES ARE NECESSARY.
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DLS-2 Account Programming
See the DLS-2 help file for more information on account programming.
You can reach some programming sections in more than one way. For example, zone
related programming may be reached through the Zone Information [Zones 1-128]
button as well as by clicking on a Zone Module icon in the Signature Graphic.
The Signature Graphic
The Signature Graphic provides a schematic illustration of the system for opened DLS-2
accounts and provides access to the programming options.
Upload the Signature Graphic any time changes are made to the modules that are
enrolled on the system.
NOTE: Please ensure that a Signature Upload is done before attempting to
upload the Zone Status. This MUST be done in order to accurately display the
zone status of wireless zones on the system when a PC4164 Wireless Zone
Expansion Module is used.
Control Panel Icon
Click on this icon to program main control panel functions.
Keypad Icon
Click on this icon to program Keypad functions.
PC4108 Zone Expansion Module Icon
Click on this icon to program 8-zone expansion module functions.
PC4116 Zone Expansion Module Icon
Click on this icon to program 16-zone expansion module functions.
PC4164 Wireless Zone Expansion Module Icon
This module is displayed to show that a PC4164 is present on the
system however the programming for the module cannot be done
from the Signature Graphic. The programming for the 64-wireless
zones of this type of expansion module can be done from the Global
Zone Programming.
PC4204 Output Module Icon
Click on this icon to program 4-output module functions.
PC4216 Output Module Icon
Click on this icon to program 16-output module functions.
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PC4400 Output Module Icon
Click on this icon to program RS-232 module functions.
Escort4580 Voice Prompting Module Icon
Click on this icon to open a DOS window that allows programming of
Voice Prompting module functions.
Note this type of module is not supported without the use of
DLS-1 v6.5.
PC4700 Fire Module Icon
Click on this icon to program Fire Module functions.
PC4701 Fire Expansion Module Icon
Click on this icon to program Fire Expansion Module functions.
PC4702BP Power Supply/Bell Panel Icon
Click on this icon to program Bell Panel functions.
PC4820 Access Control Module Icon
Click on this icon to program access control module functions.
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Signature Graphic Legend
The Legend indicates how Communication Error, Module Low Voltage, Module Tamper
and Module Normal Diagnostic conditions for each module will be displayed on the
Signature Graphic.
NOTE: The Diagnostic conditions will be displayed in order of priority if more than
one condition is present for a module. The priorities in order from highest to lowest
are:
• Module Communications Fault
• Combus Low Power
• Module Tamper
• Module Normal
If a Diagnostic condition is being displayed on the Signature Graphic after a Signature
Upload, then go into the Module Diagnostics section within the Control Panel icon to see
if a condition of lower priority is also present.
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Adjusting the Signature Graphic Display
The spacing of the icons within the Signature Graphic may be adjusted by editing the
DLS.INI file.
When making these changes, do not program any of these variables as “0”.
Use a text editor or .INI file editor to edit the DLS.INI file. Changes made to the DLS.INI
file will be implemented the next time the software is started.
Note that the DLS.INI file can be found in the directory that was specified for DLS-2
during installation. DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THIS FILE UNLESS THOSE CHANGES
ARE NECESSARY.
Edit the following lines in the DLS.INI file:
INI Variable
Default
Value
Purpose of INI Variable
Sets the horizontal space between the modules
gapx
75
gapy
8
originOffsetx
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Determines the first module’s horizontal distance
from the far left side of the graphic
originOffsety
32
Determines the first module’s vertical distance from
the top of the graphic
ModLimitX
5
Determines the maximum number of modules
displayed across the width of the graphic
Sets the vertical space between the modules
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Section Six
Other DLS-2 Functions
The DLS-2 also allows you to:
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create DLS-2 users
change the language used for DLS-2 displays
configure the modem
view a log of system events
Access Code Maintenance Window
Logon Name
Click on the button to scroll through the list of users’ logon names. Select
one of the logon names to make changes.
Comment
The Comment field allows you to enter a comment, description or other notes
for the user displayed in the Logon Name field.
Create Another User...
Click on this button to create a new user. When the Create User window
appears, enter a new user name. Click “Create” to create the new user, or click
“Cancel”. When the new user code is created, the DSC access code will be
used as a template, giving the new user code the same Permissions and
Group Assignments as the DSC access code. Be sure to assign all the
Permissions and Groups to the DSC access code before creating any
additional users. It is recommended that you assign the DSC access code the
Permissions and Groups that would be needed by most users to and make
any additional changes that are required for each user later.
Rename...
Click on this button to rename the user shown in the Logon Name field. When
the Rename User window appears, enter the new user name. Click “Rename”
to rename the user, or click “Cancel”.
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Delete...
Click on this button to delete the user shown in the Logon Name field. When
the Delete User window appears, click “Yes” to delete the user, or click
“Cancel”.
Topic
The Topic field displays which of the options are to be changed:
• Groups • Passwords • Languages • Permissions
Click on a topic to select the topic to be programmed.
Creating and Assigning Groups
Click on groups to assign
access to Account Manager
Groups to the user. The Groups
option also allows you to create
and delete Account Manager
Groups.
DLS2 Fixed Disk Group
DLS2 Floppy Drive- A:
DLS2 Floppy Drive- B:
The groups on Drives A: and B: are permanent groups used for backing up
accounts; these groups may not be deleted.
NOTE: DLS-2 will only create floppy drive A or B if the drive is installed on the
computer.
Create Account Manager Group...
Create an Account Manager Group by clicking on the “Create Account
Manager Group” button. A window will be displayed to allow you to name the
group, and to determine which disk drive and directory the group will be
saved in.
Delete Account Manager Group...
Delete a group by clicking on the desired group, and then clicking the “Delete
Account Manager Group” button. IMPORTANT: Deleting a group will delete
all folders and accounts in that group.
Assigning Groups
Assign groups to the user by double-clicking on the name of the desired
group. A
icon will appear beside the name of the group to indicate that
it is assigned to the user. To clear a group, double-click on the group to
remove the assignment icon.
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Grant All Groups
Grant access to all groups to the user by clicking on the “Grant All Groups”
button
. icons will appear beside the group names to indicate that they are
assigned to the user.
Clear All Groups
Clear all groups from the user by clicking on the “Clear All Groups” button. All
icons in the group list will be removed to indicate that no groups are
assigned to the user.
When finished with the group settings, select the next item from the Topic
field.
Assigning Languages
Languages allows you to assign a language to the user. When the user logs
on to the DLS-2 software, all displays will appear in the desired language.
Click on the button to display the available languages. Select a language
for the user by clicking on it. Note that when new users are created, they will
be assigned the current default language.
For instructions on how to edit and create a language, refer to Changing the
Display Language in Section 6.
When finished with the Language settings, select the next item from the
Topic field.
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Creating Passwords
Passwords allows you to change the password for the user displayed in the
Logon Name field. A password is used on the Log On window when starting
a DLS-2 session. Passwords are an additional measure of security to limit
access to customer accounts. It is not necessary to assign a password for a
user. The DLS-2 software automatically assigns a blank password to every
user that is created. The only exception is the DSC user which has a default
password of 1234. If a password is not assigned, then the user will only need
to enter their user name when logging on.
New Password
Enter the new password in this field.
Confirmation
Re-enter the new password in this field. If the confirmation is entered
incorrectly, re-enter the new password to ensure that it is correct.
When finished with the Password settings, select the next item from the
Topic field.
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Assigning Permissions
Permissions allows you to
control the user’s access to
DLS-2 functions.
To grant permission to use a
function, double-click on the
desired function in the
Permissions List. A
icon
will appear beside the item
to indicate that the function
is assigned to the user. To
remove a permission,
double click on the item
again.
Clear All Permissions
To clear all permissions, click the “Clear All Permissions” button. All
icons
in the Permissions List will be removed to indicate that no permissions are
assigned to the user.
Grant All Permissions
To grant permission to use all DLS-2 functions, click the “Grant All Permissions”
button . icons will appear beside the items to indicate that they are assigned
to the user.
The following DLS-2 functions may be assigned in the Permissions List:
Create Accounts: allows the user to create accounts
Delete Accounts: allows the user to delete accounts
Copy Accounts: allows the user to copy accounts
Open Accounts: allows the user to open and view accounts
Open Account Database: allows the user to open and view the Account
Database
Search Groups, Folders and Accounts: allows the user to search these
items for information
Create Accounts Via Templates: allows the user to use an existing account
within a folder as a template to create a new account
Create Account Manager Group: allows the user to create new Account
Manager Groups
Delete Account Manager Groups: allows the user to delete Account Manager
Groups
Create Folders: allows the user to create account folders
Delete Folders: allows the user to delete account folders
Copy Folders: allows the user to copy account folders
Print DLS1 File: allows the user to print DLS-1 account programming
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Access Code Maintenance: allows the user to change Access Code
Maintenance Settings
Create Batch File: allows the user to create a batch file for the selected panel
if the panel is supported in batch operation
Delete Batch File: allows the user to delete the batch file for the selected
account
Import DLS1 Workfiles: allows the user to import workfiles that were created
on DLS-1
System Options: allows the user to change System Options
Modem Configuration: allows the user to change the modem configuration
System Log: allows the user to view the System Log
Execute DLS-1 Batch Mode: allows the user to execute the batch mode for
DLS-1 panels
Execute DLS-1 Wait for Panel Mode: allows the user to execute the wait for
panel to call mode for DLS-1 panels
NOTE: Do not assign a user permission to delete folders if they do not
also have permission to delete accounts.
When all Access Code options have been assigned, click the “OK” button.
Changing the Display Language
The default language setting for the DLS-2 software is Canadian English. The DLS-2
displays may be customized with different languages. The text for all DLS-2 labels, buttons,
windows and menus will be displayed in the language assigned to the user. Refer to Access
Code Maintenance for instructions on assigning languages to a user. After a language is
assigned to a user, that language will automatically be used when the user logs on to the
DLS-2 software. DLS-2 allows up to 98 different languages to be created.
DLS-2 will use whatever language has been selected as a default language when
starting a DLS-2 session. As soon as a user has logged on, the language assigned to
that user will be displayed. The default language is also automatically assigned to all
new DLS-2 users until another language is selected for the user.
To select a language to be used as the default language, click on it, and
then click on the “Set as Default” button. The Default Language icon will
Default be displayed beside the language to indicate that it is now the default
Language language.
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Editing a Language
From the Options menu, select System Options. The System Options window will
be displayed.
Language(s) in Database
This field indicates which languages are presently available for use. Double
click on a language to select it for editing or other functions.
Edit (Translate)...
This button will be greyed out (unavailable for user) until a language is created
with the “Create Language” button. Click “Edit (Translate)” to display the
Translate window. Refer to the Translate window below for instructions on
using the window.
Create Language
Click this button to create a new language. The language which is currently
highlighted is what the new language will use as a template. When the Create
Language window is displayed, enter the name of the new language and click
“Create”.
Delete Language
Click this button to delete the selected language. A confirmation window will
be displayed; click “Yes” to delete the language, or click “Cancel” to leave the
language in place.
Set as Default
Click this button to set the selected language as the default language. When
starting a DLS-2 session, note that the default language will be used for all
displays until a user logs on.
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Edit Language
When the “Edit (Translate)” button is selected, the Edit Language window will be
displayed.
In the Select Module to Edit field there are three files displayed:
This module contains the phrases used for PC4010 and
40XX.LDB
PC4020 accounts of all account versions.
40XYBUF.LDB This module contains the phrases used for PC4010 and
PC4020 event buffers.
MAIN_100.LDB This module contains the words and phrases used within the
DLS-2 software.
These three files are the modules that each Language is made from. Dividing
each language into individual modules makes it easier to find the phrase to
be translated. For example, if a phrase shown in the event buffer has not been
translated properly, you just have to find the phrase in the 40XYBUF.LDB
module and translate it. No other modules need to be edited.
Select a Language Database (LDB) module to edit and click the “Edit” button.
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Translate Window
When the “Edit” button in the Edit Languate window is selected, the
Translate window will be displayed.
The “Original” list indicates the original phrases in Source Language from which the new
language has been created. The “Translated” list indicates the translated phrases from
the language being created or edited. All of the phrases in the “Translated” list will be
RED until they are translated. All translated phrases will be GREY.
To Translate a Phrase
1 First locate the phrase to be translated. There are 4 methods of locating a phrase:
• The Search field will allow you to enter a phrase to search for. The Search
option will search the specified list of phrases for any part of a phrase that
matches the character you have typed. As you enter each character of the
phrase in the Search field, the first Translated phrase that has a match for what
has been entered will be highlighted. Additional matching Translated phrases
can be displayed by clicking on the “Translated” button. If you want to search
through the list of “Original” phrases, enter the phrase you want to search for
and then click on the “Original” button. Each time you click on the “Original”
button, the closest matching Original phrase will be displayed. If the phrase
that was entered in the Search field was not specific enough, enter more of the
phrase to search for and click on the appropriate button. If no phrase matches
what you have entered, the first phrase will be highlighted.
• Click on the “<<BACK” and “NEXT>>” buttons to scroll through the list of
phrases in the language until the desired phrase is being displayed in the
Translation… field.
• The Phrase field will indicate the location of the phrase out of the total number
of phrases in the language as you scroll through the list of phrases. If you know
the number of the phrase to be edited, highlight the phrase number in the left61
hand Phrase field and enter the number of the desired phrase and then press
enter to go to the desired phrase.
· Use the scroll bars to scroll through the list of phrases and once the desired
phrase is displayed click on the phrase to select it for editing.
2 Enter the translation for the new language in the Translation... field. The translation
may include groups of words or special keypad characters, such as graphic
characters and accented characters. The Dialog field displays the name of the
window where the phrase is displayed when this is possible. This can be used as
a reference when editing the phrase being displayed. Phrases that are displayed
on multiple windows will not display anything in the Dialog field. If the translation
phrase that is entered exceeds the maximum number of characters that can be
entered for the phrase being edited an error will be displayed indicating the
maximum length. Once a phrase has been translated, the colour of the phrase will
change from RED to GREY in the Translated list.
3 If you want to cancel the last change made to a phrase that is presently being
edited, click the “Undo” button. Once a new phrase is edited, changes to the new
phrase can be undone but changes to previously edited phrases cannot be
undone.
The Original Context… field displays the entire Original phrase from the English
(Canadian) language. This field can be used as a reference if a translated phrase
was translated so that the original context of the phrase can no longer be
determined and the phrase needs to be re-translated.
NOTE: Changes to a phrase cannot be undone once changes to the module have
been saved.
4 Click “Save” to save the changes to the module or click “Cancel” to cancel all
changes.
NOTE: If you have made changes to any phrase in the LDB files being edited, a
warning message will be displayed to let you know that you have made changes
to the LDB file without saving the changes. If you select “Yes” to continue then
none of the changes to the LDB file during the edit session will be saved.
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Modem Configuration
The Modem Configuration window allows the type of modem being used for
communications when communicating with any PC4010/4020 v2.X, PC4010/4020 v3.0
or PC4020KT v1.0 account. Other modem-related settings can also be changed from
this window. The modem to be used and the COM Port will normally be selected during
installation of the DLS-2 software.
Note that the modem configuration for communications with DLS-1 accounts must
be done from within the Program Configuration of the DLS-1 v6.5 software. Any
changes that are made to the modem settings within the DLS-2 Modem Configuration
window will have no affect on modem settings being used for DLS-1 accounts.
Configuring the Modem
1. From the Options menu, select
‘Modem Configuration’. The Modem
Configuration window will be
displayed.
2 . To have the DLS-2 software
communicate locally with a PC4010/
4020 v3.0 account without the need
for a modem, select Enable PCLink
PCLink.
An “X” indicates that Enable PCLink
is selected. When PCLink is selected,
all fields on the Modem Configuration
window will be greyed out except the
Com Port field. You will need to
select a COM port to use PCLink
PCLink.
Note: Do not have the PCLink cable attached to the panel when communicating
with the modem. Do not use the PCLink option unless you will be communicating
with accounts that are v3.0 or later.
3. Click the button for the Modem Used field to scroll through the list of
supported modems:
Supported Modems
Model
Practical Peripherals 1200Sa Mini External PM 1200 SA Mini External
Cardinal 2400 External
MB2400EX
InComm 2400 External
Classic 24E
SupraModem 2400 External
50 - 2400 - 0
Hyundai 1200 External
HMD-1202
Hayes Smartmodem Optima 2400 External 4700AM
DSC MD-12 v1.1 External
MD-12 - Software v1.1
DSC MD-12 v1.0 External
MD-12 - Software v1.0
Stradcom Pocket Modem
Click on the desired modem to select it. If your modem does not appear in the
list, select CUSTOM (USER DEFINED).
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4. Click the
ports.
button for the Com Port field to scroll through the list of COM
Only COM ports that are present on your computer will be listed. Select
a COM port to be used by clicking on it.
5. Click the
button for the Dial Type field to select a dialing method.
The available dialing methods are TONE and PULSE. Select a dialing
method by clicking on it.
6. Enter the number of rings required before the DLS-2 software will answer
an incoming call in the Rings Before Answer field.
7. Enter the amount of delay required before Answering Machine Override’s
second call is placed in the Double Call Delay field. This delay is used
in conjunction with the Answering Machine Override to control the
amount of time that DLS-2 will wait before automatically place the second
call of an attempt to override the answering machine.
8. Select one of the Modem Volume options. The available options are:
Low
Medium
High
To select a modem volume level, click on the desired option.
9. If your modem has a built-in speaker, you can select one of the Speaker
Settings options to control when the speaker will be used. The available
options are:
Off Always
On Until Connect
On Always
To select a modem speaker setting, click on the desired option.
10. To have the DLS-2 software dial without checking for a dial tone, disable
Detect. An “X” indicates that Dial Tone Detect is selected.
Dial Tone Detect
11. To have the DLS-2 software dial without checking for a busy tone, disable
Tone. An “X” indicates that Busy Tone is selected.
Busy Tone
12. To have the DLS-2 software answer incoming calls for PC4010/4020 v2.X,
PC4010/4020 v3.0 or PC4020KT v1.0 accounts, enable the Auto-Answer
Enabled option. When this option is disabled, the software will not
attempt to initialize the modem until a Communications action is selected
from within an account or the INITIALIZE MODEM button is selected.
An “X” indicates that Auto-Answer Enabled is selected. The Status Bar
at the bottom of the Communications Window will display the message,
‘Waiting for Panel to Call” when this option is enabled. When this option
is disabled, the message, ‘Auto Answer Disabled” will be displayed.
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13. If the DSC MD12 is the selected modem then one of the following baud
rate options can be selected:
Always use 300 - When this option is selected, all communications with
any control panel will be at 300 baud as normal.
Always use 1200 – When this option is selected, all communications to
panels that support DSCs proprietary 1200 baud format will be done at
1200 baud.
Auto Detect – When this option is selected, all communications to panels
that support DSCs proprietary 1200 baud format will be started at 1200
baud. If the telephone line is determined to be unsuitable for 1200 baud,
DLS will automatically switch the baud rate down to 300 baud until the end
of the call.
NOTE: Only DSC MD12 modems with software version 1.1 and later support Baud
Rate Selection. Modems with software versions 1.0 and earlier will always operate
at 300 baud. If you are not sure which version MD-12 you have, you can use the
Diagnose.exe program to determine the modem version. Go to the "Run" dialog
box in Windows and browse to the directory where DLS-2 is installed. Select and
run the program diagnose.exe.
14. If the CUSTOM (USER DEFINED) option is selected in the Modem Used
field, click the ADVANCED button to open the Modem Support Window.
Advanced modem support options for user-defined modem configurations
can be entered in this window.
15. If you are using the ‘SPEAKER.DRV’ utility to control your system sounds
in Windows, you must have the Interrupts Enabled option selected.
Click "Save" to save the changes or click "Cancel" to cancel changes. The
modem will be re-initialized with the new modem settings.
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Modem Support Window
Clicking the Advanced button in the Modem Configuration window will
display the Modem Support window. Refer to your modem instruction and
owner’s manual when programming advanced modem options.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Incorrect modem strings may result in communications failures. Ensure that you understand the modem options as
described in your modem’s instruction manual before using custom
strings.
Initialization
The Initialization string is used to configure the modem so that the modem will
be able to accept communications commands from the downloading software.
Reset 1
The Reset 1 string is used at the end of a DLS-2 session to reset the modem
to its default settings.
Reset 2
The Reset 2 string is used at the end of a DLS-2 session to reset the modem
to its default settings.
Hang-Up
The Hang-Up string is sent to the modem whenever communications are
terminated.
Escape
The Escape string is used to reset the modem without disconnecting the
current telephone connection.
Modem Top Speed Greater than 1200
Select this option if the modem being used features a baud rate greater than
1200 baud.
Click “OK” to save the changes.
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System Log
The System Log provides a record of computer and DLS-2 activity. The Time and Date
of each event are indicated, along with the Log On Name of the user and an event
description. Icons in the log window represent the type of event:
General Information
This icon indicates a typical system event, such as opening or closing the
software.
User Generated
This icon indicates user activity, such as opening accounts, programming
options, creating or deleting files, and so on.
Warning (Merits Attention)
This icon indicates a problem encountered during operation of the
software, such as the failure of the modem to initialize or other problems.
Unrecoverable Error
This icon indicates the occurrence of a serious problem that has interrupted
communications. For example, encountering an incorrect DLS Access
Code or connecting to the wrong panel type will cause Unrecoverable
Errors.
To display the Detailed Event Description window, double click on the event to be
reviewed.
The Detailed Event Description window
displays: the complete date of the event;
the part of the system that reported the
event; the importance of the event; a
description of the event and additional
information regarding the event. Use the
Back and Next keys to scroll through the
list of events.
Note that when the System Log
reaches 2400 events, the log will
automatically be backed up.
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Open Backup Log(s)
The DLS Software will automatically create a backup file of the System Log
after 2400 events have been recorded. To review these files you must first
select ‘Open System Log’ from the Log menu. The present System Log will be
opened. Then select ‘Open Backup Log(s)...’ from the Log menu and select
a backup log to be reviewed. When the System Log is backed up, it is
renamed using the following format, YYMMDD: 2 digits for the year, month and
day. This new name for the backed up System Log serves as a means of
identifying the date that the System Log was backed up. If more than one
backup of the System Log is done in the same day, the name will be the same
using the format described above but the extension of the file will be
incremented by one for each backed System Log that is generated for that
day.
Note that if the DLS-2 is not able to back up the System Log, the event “Log Backup
Unsuccessful” will be logged. If this event is logged, there is a 100 event grace
period to correct any problem that is present that may be preventing the System
Log from being backed up. If the problem is not corrected then the event “Log
Grace Period Exceeded. Event Logging Terminated.” will be the last event logged
and no further event logging will occur until the system log is backed up manually.
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Appendix A
Troubleshooting
Communications Troubleshooting
1. “The Modem has failed reinitialization. Please check that the modem is on and
connected properly” or “The Modem could not be initialized. Please check that
the modem is on, connected properly or the Modem Configuration settings
under the Options menu within the DLS-2.”
If either of the above messages are displayed and clicking the Initialize Modem
button does not correct the problem, try one or more of the following:
· Ensure that the correct modem and COM port have been selected in the Modem
Configuration window.
· Shut the modem off, then turn it back on. Click the Initialize Modem button on the
Communications window to initialize the modem.
· End the DLS-2 session and restart the DLS-2 software.
· End the Windows session and restart Windows.
2. “DSC MD-12 v1.1 or later modem not present. Please select the DSC MD-12 v1.0
or other appropriate modem in Modem Configuration.”
If this error message is displayed, then you selected the DSC MD-12 v1.1 in the
modem configuration and the modem that you are attempting to use is not a MD-12
v1.1. If you are using a MD-12 and you are uncertain of the version software that the
modem is using you can use the Diagnose program to check the modem’s version.
Go to the "Run" dialog box in Windows and browse to the directory where DLS-2 is
installed. Select and run the program diagnose.exe.
3. “The
The specified port is in use by another application.”
If this error message is displayed, close any applications that may be using the COM
port specified for the DLS-2 modem. Re-initialize the modem by clicking on Initialize
Modem. If the error is still displayed, end the DLS-2 and Windows sessions and
restart Windows.
4. “The specified port has failed initialization. Please Check Your Hardware.”
If this error message is displayed, try one or more of the following:
· Ensure the COM port specified for use by the DLS-2 Software is a valid COM port
on your computer.
· End the DLS-2 and Windows sessions and restart Windows.
· Power down your computer and restart Windows.
· If hardware problems persist, contact your computer supplier to ensure that your
computer and COM ports are operating properly.
File contained wrong access code. Communications cancelled.”
5. “File
If this error message is displayed, ensure that the Downloading Access Code is the
same in the account as it is in the customers security system. If it is not the same,
enter the correct Downloading Access code in the DLS Section.
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6. “Panel that called could not be identified. Communications cancelled.” or “Panel
that called back had the wrong panel type, version, or identifier. Communications
cancelled.”
If this error message is displayed, ensure that the Panel Identifier Code is the same
in the account as it is in the customers security system. You can check the Panel
Identifier Code for the panel by viewing the Event Detail for the event, Unable to
Identify calling Panel in the System Log. If it is not the same, enter the correct Panel
Identifier Code in the DLS Section.
7. “The Incoming Call has been disconnected since an account is already open.
The Calling Panel’s Identifier can be found in the System Log.”
If this error message is displayed then an account was open when the panel that called
attempted to connect to DLS-2. Make sure that there is no account window open
when an incoming call is expected.
8. “The Modem Board is not present or has not been connected properly. If you
wish help information, press [Y], to go to DOS press [Esc], or press any key to
continue.”
If this error message is displayed while opening a DLS-1 account, try or more of the
following:
· Ensure that the correct modem and COM port have been selected in the Program
Configuration window of DLS-1 v6.5.
· Shut the modem off, then turn it back on. Select Initialize Modem from the [F3] menu
within the account.
· End the Windows session and restart Windows.
9. “The Account Phone Number has not been programmed. Please program the
phone number before continuing.”
If this error message is displayed, please program the telephone number to be used to
connect to the control panel in the Panel Phone field of the Account Information
window.
10. Modem communications with the control panel will not be possible if you leave the
PC-Link connector connected to the panel. Disconnect the PC-Link connector from
the control panel once all PC-Link communications have been completed.
11. Avoid processor intensive applications while the DLS-2 Software is communicating.
Using other applications that require large amounts of available Windows resources
while the DLS-2 Software is communicating may result in errors. If enough errors
occur, the software will terminate communications with the panel. If such an error
occurs, complete all work with the other application before reestablishing
communications.
12. Do not run DOS applications in full-screen windows while communicating with
PC4010/4020 v2.X, PC4010/4020 v3.0 or PC4020KT v1.0 accounts.
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13. While on-line with any DLS-1 account or the Escort4580, and when communications
is idle, the DOS window for the account should be brought to the foreground or
connection to the panel will be terminated. If communication is taking place, the DOS
window for the account can be placed in the background until the communication
request is completed.
14. COM ports with 16650 or 16750 UARTs are not supported with DLS-2. When using
COM Ports with these UARTs you may have problems initializing the modem when
using DLS-1 or when attempting to connect to the panel using User-Call Up or
callback. If you are experiencing similar problems, check the type of UART on your
COM port in your computer's documentation or using a system diagnostics program.
If possible, use a COM port without 16650 or 16750 UARTs.
General Troubleshooting
1. The minimum video resolution required to use DLS-2 is 640 x 480 pixels. You should
also set the font size on your display to the small fonts setting. If an information
window is not being displayed properly make sure that you are using at least the
minimum resolution. If the information window is still not being displayed properly
then make sure you are using small fonts. Refer to the Windows Instruction Manuals
and the Microsoft tutorial programs that came with your Windows package for
instructions on adjusting video resolution and font size.
2. If a General Protection Fault occurs in any application, end the Windows session.
After you have ended your Windows session, reset your machine by pressing CTRLALT-DELETE keys at the same time or with the reset button, and then restart Windows.
3. On slower computers, it may take some time to display each screen. Wait until the
screen is fully displayed before attempting to select any Communications function.
4. If you are having problems opening a DOS window for a DLS-1 account or for an
Escort4580 then do the following:
· Disable all Power Manager features on your system. Please refer to your computer’s
manuals on disabling Power Management features.
· Disable any File Caching that is in use on your computer. File Caching may interfere
with the DLS-2 software. If File Caching is necessary, minimize any delay times
related to the File Cache feature. Please refer to your computer’s manuals on
disabling or minimizing the use of File Caching.
5. If you are using the ‘SPEAKER.DRV’ utility to control your system sounds in Windows,
you must have the ‘Interrupts Enabled’ option selected.
6. All DOS window property settings should be changed using the ‘MAIN.PIF’ file. Do
not attempt to change property settings while the DOS window is active. The
‘MAIN.PIF’ file is located in your DLS-1 directory.
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29003138 R0
Downloading
Software
For Windows
Version 1.3
Introduction
1
Welcome to the DLS-2 Downloading Software! .............................. 1
Section One
2
Hardware and Software Requirements ........................................... 2
Compatible Control Panels .............................................................. 2
Compatible Control Panels (through DLS-1 v6.5) ........................... 3
Compatible Modems ....................................................................... 3
Installing the DLS-2 Software .......................................................... 4
Section Two
5
Using the DLS-2 Software For The First Time ................................. 5
Starting a DLS-2 Session ................................................................. 5
Log On Window ......................................................................... 5
Creating and Changing User Access Codes .................................. 6
About the User Code DSC ........................................................ 6
Creating Folders and Accounts ....................................................... 7
Enter Necessary Program Information into the Account ........... 7
Entering Programming Information for Modules ............................. 7
Finding a Programming Section ................................................ 8
Execute Communications Functions ............................................... 8
Displaying the Communications Window .................................. 9
Saving Changes and Exiting an Account ........................................ 9
Section Three
10
The Account Manager ................................................................... 10
Creating a New Account Manager Group ............................... 10
Opening an Account Manager Group ..................................... 11
Backing Up Account Manager Groups ................................... 11
Changing an Account Manager Group Name ........................ 12
Managing Folders .......................................................................... 13
Creating a Folder ..................................................................... 13
Deleting a Folder ..................................................................... 14
Copying a Folder ..................................................................... 14
Changing a Folder Name ........................................................ 14
Managing Accounts ....................................................................... 15
Creating An Account ............................................................... 15
Account Information Window ................................................... 16
Create Account Via Template .................................................. 17
Delete Account ........................................................................ 18
Copying an Account ................................................................ 18
Importing DLS-1 Accounts ...................................................... 19
Account Already Exists ............................................................ 20
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Creating a Batch File ..................................................................... 20
Deleting a Batch File ...................................................................... 21
Printing a DLS-1 File ...................................................................... 21
Account Type: How to Print the Selected Account ................. 21
Using the Search Function ............................................................ 23
Opening the Account Database .................................................... 24
Opening an Account ...................................................................... 25
Section Four
26
Section Four explains the following: .............................................. 26
Preparing Control Panels for Downloading ................................... 26
DSC8400 Communicator - Version 2.3L .................................. 26
Maxsys PC4010 v2.1 and lower, PC4020 v2.1 and lower, and
PC4020KT, all versions ............................................................ 27
Maxsys PC4010 and PC4020 Version 3.0 ............................... 28
PC1150 - Version 1.X ............................................................... 29
PC1500 - All Versions and PC1550 Version 1.X ...................... 29
PC1550 Versions 2.X and later ................................................ 30
PC1555 Version 2.X, PC5010 Version 2.0, PC5015 Version 2.2
and PC580 Version 2.1 ............................................................ 31
PC1575 Version 1.X ................................................................. 32
PC2525 - Version 1.X ............................................................... 32
PC2550 - All Versions .............................................................. 33
PC3000 - Version 7.5L ............................................................. 34
PC3000 - Version 7.2 or Later ................................................. 34
PC4000 - All Versions .............................................................. 35
PC5010 - Version 1.X ............................................................... 36
PC550 - Version 1.X ................................................................. 36
WLS900 - Version 2.2 .............................................................. 37
Waiting For a Panel to Call ............................................................ 38
Wait For a Panel to Call Mode - DLS-2 (PC4010 v2.X & v3.0,
PC4020 v2.X & v3.0, PC4020KT v1.X only) ............................. 38
Wait For a Panel to Call Mode - DLS-1 (DLS-1 supported panels
only) 39
Go (DLS-1) Batch Mode ................................................................ 39
The Communications Window ....................................................... 40
Communications Functions ........................................................... 42
Initializing the Modem .............................................................. 42
Hanging Up From a Call .......................................................... 42
Answering Machine Override .................................................. 42
Print 42
Downloading and Uploading ......................................................... 43
Global Downloading and Uploading ....................................... 43
Window Downloading and Uploading ..................................... 44
DLS-1 Communications ................................................................. 45
Communicating with DLS-1 Accounts ..................................... 45
Communicating via PC-Link .......................................................... 46
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Section Five
47
DLS-1 Accounts ............................................................................. 47
Types of DLS-1 Accounts ........................................................ 47
Editing DLS-1 Accounts .......................................................... 47
Changing the DLS-1 Directory in DLS-2 .................................. 48
DLS-2 Account Programming ........................................................ 49
The Signature Graphic ................................................................... 49
Signature Graphic Legend ............................................................ 51
Adjusting the Signature Graphic Display ...................................... 52
Section Six
53
Other DLS-2 Functions .................................................................. 53
Access Code Maintenance Window ....................................... 53
Creating and Assigning Groups .............................................. 54
Assigning Languages .............................................................. 55
Creating Passwords ................................................................ 56
Assigning Permissions ............................................................ 57
Changing the Display Language ................................................... 58
Default
Language ................................................................................. 58
Editing a Language ................................................................. 59
Edit Language ......................................................................... 60
Translate Window .................................................................... 61
To Translate a Phrase .............................................................. 61
Modem Configuration .................................................................... 63
Configuring the Modem ........................................................... 63
Modem Support Window ......................................................... 66
System Log .................................................................................... 67
Appendix A
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Troubleshooting ............................................................................. 69
Communications Troubleshooting ........................................... 69
General Troubleshooting ......................................................... 71
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