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An introduction to the windows based pc programming tool version 0 91

An Introduction to the Windows-based PC Programming Tool Version 0.91

Windows-based PC programming package for panel set up, zones, text, local and network cause/effect, Discovery mode types, sensitivity levels and day/night timings.


An introduction to the windows based pc programming tool

An Introduction to the Windows-based PC Programming Tool

  • Windows Based

  • Create and Manage project files for a site of networked panels & graphics systems

  • Upload and download files

  • Engineer definable password control

  • Setup panel layout including loops, repeaters, & panel expansion boards

  • Provide text for all panel and loop inputs and outputs for reference and downloading purposes

  • Setup output delay by day/night

  • Setup 4 internal timers programmable under cause/effect control (ie for phased evac)


An introduction to the windows based pc programming tool1

An Introduction to the Windows-based PC Programming Tool

  • Configure Default & Day & night, Threshold/Mode settings

  • Configure default loop Interface input device responses for, Fire, Alert, Fault, Indication only, N/O,N/C input

  • Configure special group mode settings changeable by triggering a loop input device

  • Configure any panel and loop input into 1 zone for indication and cause/effect and 7 additional hidden control groups for cause/effect (zones 1-32 for indication, 33-255 for cause effect)

  • Link any output device into as many zones/groups as required for cause/effect, detailing the conditions required for activation


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An Introduction to the Windows-based PC Programming Tool

  • Detail the conditions required to inhibit any output device from operating and link to as many zones / groups as required for cause/effect

  • Programme Detector base platform sounders

  • Print out all files for reference and approval purposes

  • Supports earlier panels manufactured for backward compatibility (Not all features are available on earlier panels)

  • Configure network personality responses by simple drop down lists

  • Configure extensive network cause/effect via 520 standard “Flag” messages and up to 1,500 custom configured ones – per panel

  • Full training and support provided


Discovery panel hardware

Discovery Panel Hardware

Up to 14 fully functional repeater panels may be connected via RS485 cable.

Up to 31 8-way panel enhancement boards may be added.

Two types are available:

1) fully-programmable inputs and relay outputs

2) fully-programmable inputs and alarm outputs

Fully programmable network comprising of Discovery and Voyager panels, graphics systems and Integra network repeaters.

Individual panels and network configurations and cause / effect are programmable via Windows PC package.


The preparation showing the panel layout chart

The Preparation showing the Panel Layout Chart

Loop No.Device No.

Device Type

Add text as required

Display Text

Insert the Text that

will appear on the

LCD Display

Zone No. and Location

Insert the Zone number that

will appear on the Zone LED

display.

Location added for

engineers reference

Groups

The Discovery panel provides 7 hidden

groups. Loop devices and programmable

panel inputs may be grouped together

for Cause / Effect programming


The preparation showing the panel cause effect chart

The Preparation Showing the Panel Cause / Effect Chart

1) Effect

Enter all Loop and Panel outputs with their function and detailing if the device is a sounder or relay

3) Cause Conditions

Enter notes as required

2) Cause

Enter all panel and loop

inputs to be programmed

to trigger programmable

outputs

4) Matrix

Complete the

Cause / Effect matrix


Installing the software

Installing the Software

Information

The software uses the industry

standard Install Shield for installation

and will therefore lead the engineer

through the installation process


The start up screen

The Start up Screen

Step 1

The opening screen will enable you to open an

existing project file or create a new one

Opening and existing file

Navigate you way to the required file

identified by its job number

Creating a new file

You will be prompted for a

5 DIGIT job number

then prompted to enter a

FILE LOCATION

followed by a

CONTRACT NAME

for you reference


File management

File Management

Information

The files should be saved into

folders on the hard drive with a file

name of 8 characters maximum.

Sub folders with the contract identification

may be either names or numbers.

If named sub folders are used

then the contract number can be

Located within that folder


The programming process from cold

The Programming Process from Cold

Enter the list

of Panels

required

in the

“Add a

Panel”

function

Select a

panel

to be

programmed

Configure

The Panel

layout

(Loops,

Repeaters,

Expansion

Boards)

Configure the list

Of all loop

Output

Devices adding

The text label

For later

Reference

purposes

Text label

All other

panel

Outputs

Text label

All Loop and

Panel inputs,

Allocate all

The panel and

Loop devices into

Zones and

Control groups

Set up the

Special

Functions

including

timers

and network

responses

Return to the

List of panel and

Loop outputs

And configure

Cause/effect

Print out all files

For customer

approval

Print out

All text files

For reference

purposes

Amend files

If required from

Customer

response

Create Hex

files

Print out all files

For project file

Download to

panel


The programming process from uploaded files

The Programming Process from uploaded files

Enter the list of Panels required in the “Add a Panel” function

Select a panel to be programmed

Upload files From selected panel

Continue as previous slide


Selecting the panel list

Selecting The Panel List

Step 1 Add a Panel

The opening Screen enables the engineer to “Add a Panel” to either and existing list of panel on that project or create a list of panels for a project

Step 2 Chose from the panel list

Selecting the correct panel to add to the panel list in essential for correct programming. A panel name should also be entered for identification and downloading. The select “OK”

Note:

Older panels are also included in this list for “on going” engineering support

Information

If you are going to network panels together then it is essential that all panels are listed in the same project


The panel list

The Panel List

Step 1 Select the panel

Click on the required panel

Step 2 Proceeding

Select Edit Panel Data

Information

If you have incorrectly added a panel to the list it may be deleted from the list by selecting the panel and then selecting delete panel.

Warning

Any configuration already programmed into the deleted panel will also be deleted


The main editor screen

The Main Editor Screen

Step 1 Panel Layout

Panel layout allows the engineer to select the number of loops, the number of repeaters and the number and type of 8 way I/O cards configured onto the panel

Step 5 Sensitivity

Allows the engineer to map the default loop devices (ie XP95 and Discovery), their default sensitivities, and the sensitivity settings for each device as set up by the Day / Night timers and manual loop inputs.

Step 6 Allocate Zones / Groups

Allows the engineer to allocate every loop and panel input into 1 visible indication zone and 7 additional hidden groups for cause / effect programming

Step 4 Special Functions

Allows the engineer to configure the Day / Night and Delay timers, Set up the 4 inbuilt software timers, Re-define the engineers access code, and configure the network basic personality responses, Set up platform sounders

Step 2 Select Output

The engineer should enter the address and location of all loop output devices for later reference purposes

Step 7 Select Output

The engineershould now programme the output response (Cause / Effect) of every output device on the panel and loops

Step 3 Edit Texts

Allows the engineer to enter the location text for each loop device and text for all other inputs and outputs configured onto the panel. This is essential for later reference purposes


Panel layout screen

Panel Layout Screen

Step 1 Select number of loops

Use the up / down arrows to select from 1 to 2 loops (Voyager) or 1 to 4 loops (Discovery)

Step 2 Select number of repeaters

Use the up / down arrows to select from 0 to 14 panels repeaters

Step 3 I/O boards

Up to 31x 8 way I/O boards may be configured to each panel. The boards have either alarm or relay outputs and may be configured for different types of input responses (Refer to I/O board manual)

Step 4 Select OK

When the desired setup is achieved then select OK to save settings


Creating a list of loop output devices

Creating a List of Loop Output Devices

Step 1 Loop Output Selection

Click on “Select Output” followed by “Loop Output”

Note 1

The “Select Loop Output” screen will then be revealed indicating any outputs previously listed for programming.

Step 2 New

Select “New” to proceed to the list of loops and devices for adding to the list (Shown on next slide)

or “OK” to proceed to configure the selected output.

Note 2

The Apollo output bits 0, 1, 2 are referred to as A, B, C


Creating a list of loop output devices1

Creating a List of Loop Output Devices

Output Selection

Select the loop, address and output channel (Bit) required and then press OK

Note

The Apollo output bits 0, 1, 2 are referred to as A, B, C


Creating a list of loop output devices2

Creating a List of Loop Output Devices

Entering a Text Label

Enter the text required for the output selected.

Note:

The text label is not downloaded to the panel but is is useful for reference purposes.


A completed list of loop output devices

A Completed List of Loop Output Devices

Information

Continue to select “New” to proceed to the list of loops and devices for adding to the list

or “OK” to proceed to configure the selected output.

Or Exit to proceed to the next function


Text input

Text Input

Note

Text may be allocated to all input and output devices for reference purposes but panel and loop outputs are not sent to the panel or displayed upon activation.

Step 1Category

Select the category for text allocation. You may then be prompted further before the text screen is revealed (i.e. selecting “sensors” will prompt the engineer for the loop number)

Step 2Adding Text

Add the required text noting the availability of shortcut function keys

Step 3 Saving the Text

Press the “Enter” to save the entered text. Then press “Save” to exit.


The panel delay settings

The Panel Delay Settings

The Set the panel delay

A 24 hr clock allows the engineer to define the period and duration to delay all sounder and relay outputs

Information

The example here means that any fire operation will delay all alarms and programmed cause/effect (including transmission of network cause / effect) for 1 minute between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.

Note

All panel repeaters, pagers and printer operation, and network indications are not delayed.


The day night settings

The Day / Night Settings

The Day / Night sensitivity clock

A 7 day programmer is used to define the day time period for mode change (Discovery) and Trip levels (XP95)

Information

The example here shows day time being defined as Monday – Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. The company does not work weekends and therefore the weekends are defined as outside day time working.


The software timers

The Software Timers

The panels 4 internal delay Timers

4 internal timers may be set for use with the panels cause/effect. Typical uses may be phased evacuation, shutdown delays, signalling delays, start up delays etc.

Delay Timer Operation

Each timer is connected to a Virtual Panel Input and Output (Designated Inputs / Outputs 249-252 {Remembering that the panel may have up to 248 actual panel inputs / outputs via the 8 way expansion cards}).

The inputs are added to the list of panel inputs found in “Zones/groups” and the outputs are listed in “Select Output”

Example:

By configuring a cause condition to output 249, the timer 1 will start when that condition is activated. At the end of the delay set here input 249 will then be triggered and available as a zone cause for triggering further cause/effect.


The principles of the software timer operation

The Principles of the Software Timer Operation

Start Point

End Point

Virtual Panel Inputs

Shown in “Zones/Groups”

Now available to

programme cause/effect

( as indication input)

Virtual Panel outputs

From “Select Output”

And programmed via

cause/effect

to start timer

Input 249 Output

Input 250 Output

Input 251 Output

Input 252 Output


Changing the access code

Changing the Access Code

Defining the Engineers Access Code

By entering the currnet access code the engineer may then define a new one. Note that the panel access code also needs changing.


Setting the network responses

Setting The Network Responses

Note:

The “Job details” section here shows the Panel being programmed

Step 1 Select panel to receive from

The drop down list will show all panels in the network

Step 2 Configure responses

Configure the display, print and memory functions accepted from the selected pane. Panel name only, device text or ignore options are available. The user controls may be ignored or accepted per control from each panel

Note:

A different response may be configured for and from every panel on the network

Step 3 Save

Save configurations


Platform sounder setup

Platform Sounder Setup

Using CEL Platform Sounders

By highlighting and selecting the detector address to be used with the Platform Sounders, the panel will then operate the detector base output bit 0 on Test Alarms, Evacuate, Class Change, 1 person test and with the panels Cause/effect. The output will cease on Silence Alarms.


Default sensitivity and loop device type setup

Default Sensitivity and Loop Device-Type Setup

Note:

The engineer may upload the “autolearned” information from the installed panel or allocate the loop device types and sensitivities from “cold”. At this stage the device types and default sensitivities of an “autolearned” loop will be displayed. Otherwise the default will be “Non Analogue”

For setup from “Cold” proceed as below

Note:

An I/O unit (Only) input can be changed between “Fire, Alert, Fault, Indication.

Step 1 Loop

Select the loop to be configured

Note:

A “Select all” or “De-select” all is a useful shortcut where most or all of the loop is of one type

Step 2 Default Device Settings

Select the device (or Select All) followed by the categories (Shown) to set up the device types configured to the loop. and default (Off) trip levels and sensitivities and the XP95 I/O settings

Step 3 Sensitivities

Select the device (or select all) then select the appropriate device trip level or sensitivity mode or I/O response

Step 4 Save

Save the details

and then Quit


Setting the day night sensitivity

Setting the Day-Night Sensitivity

Note:

The day and night Trip levels (XP95) and Mode settings (Discovery) may be set up for every device

Step 1Settings

Select the device (s) to be configured

Step 2 Day / Night

From the “Settings” menu select the Day/Night and device type required.

Step 3 Mode

Select the Mode (illustrated) or Trip level required

Step 4 Save

Save Details and exit (Done)


Setting the manual mode sensitivity

Setting the Manual Mode Sensitivity

Note:1

The required Discovery devices must be programmed into the appropriate control group. Devices may be programmed across loops into control groups.

There are 4 groups reserved for this facility

Note:2

A loop input device is used to trigger the mode change

Step 1Changing the Mode

Use the “Up - Down” arrows to set the mode the devices will change to when the input is triggered

Step 2 Save

Select “Save” to save changes


Allocating loop devices into zones and groups

Allocating Loop Devices into Zones and Groups

Step 1Selecting Devices

Select the loop, devices and then zone required.

Step 2 Adding

Select the “Add” button to add the devices to the zone or group selected.

Note

Zones are listed as numbered 1-32 and will indicate on the zone LED’s on the panel when triggered

Groups are listed as 33-255 and will not indicate on the panels zone LED’s when triggered


Allocating panel inputs into zones and groups

Allocating Panel Inputsinto Zones and Groups

Step 1 Selecting the Input

Select panel input and zone / group required.

Step 2 Adding

Select the “Add” button to add the devices to the zone or group selected.

Note

Panel inputs and loop devices may be mixed together in zones / groups to form many options for triggering the cause / effect requirements.


The principles of cause effect programming

The Principles of Cause / Effect Programming

Control Groups

Group together panel

and loop inputs into

visible Led indication

zones (1-32) and hidden

control groups (33-255)

Allocation

Every device can be allocated

into 1 visible zone and 7

hidden control groups

Purpose

A group is used to collect loop

devices and panel inputs together

that will be used for specific

output purposes

Causes 1

Up to 248

Programmable

panel inputs via

additional 8-way

boards + 4 Virtual

Inputs using the

inbuilt software

timers

Effects

Up to 248 Programmable

panel outputs such as

relays and 2 stage alarms + 4 virtual panel outputs from the inbuilt timers

Allocation

Each output device may

allocated to as many

groups as required

Conditions

The output conditions for each

group may be specified

differently for each output

device

Effects

Programmable loop

output devices such

as addressable relays

and loop sounders

Causes 2

Any amount of

available loop

devices


The principles of cause effect programming1

The Principles of Cause / Effect Programming

  • Group together all the panel and loop inputs determining what functions the groups will be required to do. For example call points may be allocated into zones for indication purposes and also all grouped together in to a hidden control group for specific cause/effect actions. Every input device may be allocated into 1 zone and 7 hidden control groups.

  • From the list of panel and loop outputs; for each output define the cause condition

  • Then select the control group of devices required to trigger the output


The principles of cause effect operation

The Principles of Cause / Effect Operation

Output = Zone

LED’s and Zone

number on

LCD display

Panel Inputs

List of Panel

and Loop

outputs

1-32

Visible Zones

____________

33-255

Control Groups

List of conditions

that may trigger or

inhibit an output

Loop output devices and

programmable panel

relays and alarm circuits

Loop Inputs


The list of panel outputs

The List of Panel Outputs

Selecting the Output

Select the required panel output and Ok to proceed


Panel alarm circuit cause effect

Panel Alarm Circuit Cause / Effect

Step 1 Selecting Output Type

Use the drop down menu to select either Alert or Evacuate. The alert and evacuate outputs may be programmed in any order

Step 2 Selecting Cause Conditions

Select the “Add Evac Cause” (or “Add Alert Cause” if showing)

Note:

The “Copy Cause(s) Is useful for repeat operations

Step 4 Continuing

Repeat above steps for Evacuate causes.

Step 5 Saving

Select “Save”.


Panel alarm circuit cause effect1

Panel Alarm Circuit Cause / Effect

Step 1 Selecting Local pane and or Network Causes

This part of the programming shown continuing with local panel programming, the network programming is shown later.

Note:

A local cause is a cause from the panel being programmed.

A network cause is a cause from another panel on the network.


List of cause conditions

List of Cause Conditions

Note 1

This screen shows the list of cause conditions revealed when an “Alert” or “Evacuate” is selected as show on the previous slide.

Step 1Selecting the Condition

Select the condition required and “Double Click” to proceed.

Note 2

Causes may be either Common or zonal.

If common causes are selected then the engineer will find the selected cause added to theevacuate or alert cause list being configured.

If zonal causes are selected then the engineer will see the zone list as shown on the next slide


Allocating a zone to a cause condition

Allocating a Zone to a Cause Condition

Step 1 Selecting the Zone / Group

Select the zone/group required and “Double Click” to proceed.

Note

The engineer will find the selected zone and cause added to the cause list as shown on the Cause / Effect screen.


Panel alarm circuit cause effect2

Panel Alarm Circuit Cause / Effect

Information

The example here shows an alarm circuit output programmed to Alert (Pulsed) operation on any fire condition and Evacuate (Continuous) on zone 1 fire, Evacuate and Zone 33 where the call points have been programmed into various zones around the building for indication purposes and also hidden zone 33 where it is used for evacuation purposes.

Note:

Select “Save” to save settings or “Exit” to leave the screen without saving.


The list of cause conditions in detail

The List of Cause Conditions in Detail


The list of cause conditions in detail1

The List of Cause Conditions in Detail


The list of cause conditions in detail2

The List of Cause Conditions in Detail


The list of cause conditions in detail3

The List of Cause Conditions in Detail


The list of cause conditions in detail4

The List of Cause Conditions in Detail


The list of cause conditions in detail5

The List of Cause Conditions in Detail


The list of cause conditions in detail6

The List of Cause Conditions in Detail

Common Disablement Operate Until Cause Clear

The selected output will be active whenever the General Disablement Indicator is on

Common Buzzer Operate Until Cause Clear

The selected output will be active when either the fire buzzer or the fault buzzer is on


Allocating a loop output device

Allocating a Loop Output Device

Selecting the Output for programming

Select the required output and then press Ok to proceed to the list of Cause Conditions


Loop output device cause effect

Loop Output Device Cause / Effect

Note 1

The engineer will find there is only on cause list per device and output channel (i.e. not a split screen) because it is not possible to send a pulsed data signal. But the sounder sounder controller channel B will provide a pulsed output

Note 2

Proceed as per programming a panel sounder or relay output.

Note 3

A programmable panel relay output will also display only one list option similar to that shown here.


Loop output device cause effect1

Loop Output Device Cause / Effect

Note 1

The engineer will find there is only on cause list per device and output channel (i.e. not a split screen) because it is not possible to send a pulsed data signal. ( On a sounder or sounder controller channel B will provide a pulsed output).

Note 2

Proceed as per programming a panel sounder or relay output.

Note 3

A programmable panel relay output will also display only one list option similar to that shown here.


List of cause conditions1

List of Cause Conditions

Note 1

This screen shows the list of cause conditions revealed when an “Alert” or “Evacuate” is selected as show on the earlier slide.

Step 1Selecting the Condition

Select the condition required and “Double Click” to proceed.

Note 2

Causes may be either Common or zonal.

If common causes are selected then the engineer will find the selected cause added to the cause list as shown earlier.

If zonal causes are selected then the engineer will see the zone list as shown on the next slide


Network cause effect programming

Network Cause / Effect Programming

Note

When programming the cause / effect of output devices it is also possible to configure outputs to operate when triggered from other panels on the network

Step 1 Adding

From the Causes screen select “Add Cause”

Step 2 Selecting Network Cause

Then select “Network Causes”


Network cause effect programming1

Network Cause / Effect Programming

Note

You will then be prompted to select the panelfrom which you want to receive information

Step 1 Selecting the Panel

Select the required panel by double clicking on it.


Network cause effect programming2

Network Cause / Effect Programming

Note 1

You will then be see a list of the standard messages sent by each panel into the network called “Flags”.

Step 1 Selecting the Message (Flag)

Select the required message (Flag)

Step 2 Selecting the Condition

If required modify the message into the panel being programmed

  • Selecting Select single, double or triple.

  • Single - Any single flag will operate the output

  • Double - Requires any 2 from the highlighted selection to operate the output

  • Triple - Requires any 3 from the highlighted selection to operate the output

Note 2

See next slide for use of the “New” button


Network cause effect programming3

Network Cause / Effect Programming

Note

You can also create your own “Flags” if you require unusual conditions not found in the list of standard flags.

Step 1 Further Options

If you need conditions other than the 520 standard then select “New” from the causes list shown on the previous slide.

You will then be presented with some options

Step 2 Completing

Select the option required and proceed as prompted. Select “OK” to complete the cause condition.

The condition will then be listed as a new flag 521 upwards to select in the network Cause / Effect facility.


Loop output device cause effect2

Loop Output Device Cause / Effect

Information

The completed list of conditions for the operation and inhibits for the gas valve are now listed.

Any 2 detectors from zones 1,2,and 3 will operate the relay together with any call point (configured into various indication zones and also all configured into hidden control group 33) on the local panel. Any fire condition on panel number 3 will operate the relay.

The engineers key switch is configured into hidden control group 34 and when operated will indicate on the panel and prevent the relay from operating.


Making a hex file

Making a Hex File

Note

The engineer must make a Hex file before downloading to the panel. Any changes done to the configuration which are not then converted to a Hex file will not be downloaded.

Step 1 Hex Files

Select the panel required and then “Hex Files”.

Step 2 Selecting the Panel

Select “Make Hex File” . The programme will then convert the files to Hexadecimal for the panel and return to this screen.


The print menu

The Print Menu

Note

Accessing the Print function enables the engineer to print all the done for reference and approvals purposes.

Step 1 The List

Select the item required for printing and follow the on screen instructions.

Information

It is recommended that all printing is done from this screen and not from the specific programming screens because the files created in specific scrrens are temporary and not saved until the “Save” command is used.


Downloading to the panel and uploading from the panel

Downloading (To the Panel) and Uploading(From the Panel)

Step 1

The programme will firstly prompt the engineer for the access code.

Step 2

A list of files to “Download” to the panel will be revealed together with a “Download All”option. Alternatively the engineer may select the “Upload” function and then see a menu listing all the files which can then be uploaded from the panel. If only a small change has been made on the panel then only the required section of programming need be uploaded.

Note 1

The display indicates the the progress of the download or upload

Note 2

Allow up to 15 minutes for this operation. The software will continually check for errors and cannot be rushed


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