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Hochiki Serial Driver


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DESCRIPTION

The Hochiki Serial driver allows the FieldServer to record data from Hochiki FireNET panels over RS-232 as per Serial Port Spec Issue 2.37.pdf. There is no active polling by this driver; the communications are one-way through the panel's PC port (J5). The FieldServer acts as a Client; receives messages and records the status of a Panel. The panel MUST output messages in ASCII format in English. This driver is not capable of emulating a Hochiki panel. The Hochiki FireNET panel can be a standalone panel or can be part of network. Each Fire Alarm Panel on Network is considered as a Node. 64 Nodes can exist on one network. Hochiki panel sends the events to the PC (J5) port. The FieldServer captures these events in text form, parses and stores them in Data Arrays. These Data Arrays can be monitored by third party tools. Since the FieldSever does not actively poll for data, the accuracy and timeliness of the stored data is limited to the frequency of update messages that the Hochiki Fire Panel issues. Please note that the FieldServer can be configured with a large number of points. The point limits purchased with the FieldServer prevent the entire database from being accessed in any one application. It is therefore strongly advisable to ensure that only the point addresses of interest are configured, and that the FieldServer is purchased with the correct point count. The types of Hochiki panel messages supported by this driver are summarized later in the manual. A detailed table shows each type of message the FieldServer recognizes and the effect that it has on the status of the points in the Data Array. FieldServer Mode Client Server Nodes 1 0 Comments Only one Hochiki PC (J5) connection per port. This driver can not be configured as Server

FORMAL DRIVER TYPE

Serial Passive Client

COMPATIBILITY MATRIX
Compatible with this driver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

FieldServer Model FS-x2010 FS-x2011 FSx25 FS-x30 FS-x40 SlotServer ProtoCessor ProtoNode

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CONNECTION INFORMATI ON
Connection type: Baud Rates: Data Bits: Stop Bits: Parity: Multidrop Capability RS-232 19200 (Vendor limitation) 8 (Vendor limitation) 1 (Vendor limitation) None (Vendor limitation) No

DEVICES TESTED
Tested (FACTORY, SITE) Factory Site

Device Hochiki FireNet 4127 Hochiki FireNET Plus

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CONNECTION CONFIGURATIONS Connection to FS-X30

PC J5 Port

X187/S187

FS-X30

6.2

Connection to FS-X20, FS-X40


FS-8917-18 Pinouts PC J5 Port FS Function RX CTS DSR GND DTR RTS TX RJ45 Pin# 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 DB9M Pin# 2 8 6 5 1 7 3 Color White Brown Yellow Green Black Orange Blue

X187/S187

DB9M

FS-8917-18

FS-8915-10

FieldServer

P1

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COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTIONS - SUPPORTED FUNCTIONS AT A GL ANCE: Data Types Supported


Description (or Device Data Type) To hold data for panel level events To hold data for panel level troubles To hold trouble data from loop devices To hold event data from loop devices other than troubles To hold Trouble data from devices connected to panel but not in any loop To hold event data from devices connected to panel but not in any loop To record heartbeat of panel

FieldServer Data Type Panel Panel_Trouble Trouble Alarm Panel_Device_Trouble Panel_Device_Alarm HeartBeat

7.2

Read Operat ions supported

FieldServer as a passive Client listens for messages from the panel and processes the following messages FieldServer as a Client Heartbeat Fire Fire drill Pre alarm Security Disablement Supervisory Status FieldServer as a Client Emergency Auxiliary Silence alarm Reset User message Test mode Trouble

7.3

Unsupported Functions and Data T ypes


Reason FieldServer is a data transfer device, and as such, configuration and programming messages are not required A device can belong to multiple zones, however, only the primary zone is listed in the message. This severely limits the accuracy of zone data based on event generated messages, and therefore will not be recorded.

Function Configuration and programming messages Zone information

7.4

Unsupported Devices or Protocol Options


Details Use vendors config tools to configure and program the panel

Device Configuration and programming messages

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