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FP1100/1200/2000

Network Configuration Guide


Revision 6.1: July 2005

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CONTENTS
1. 2. Scope.......................................................................................................................................................2 Introduction.............................................................................................................................................2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 General...........................................................................................................................................2 Network overview ...........................................................................................................................2 Why use a network card.................................................................................................................4 Communication mediums and topologies ......................................................................................4 Selecting a communication medium ..............................................................................................5 2.5.1 RS485 electrical medium ................................................................................................5 2.5.2 Optical medium ...............................................................................................................5 2.6 Combining optical and RS485 mediums ........................................................................................6 2.7 Selecting a topology .......................................................................................................................6 2.7.1 General ...........................................................................................................................6 2.7.2 BUS topology ..................................................................................................................6 2.7.3 Dual bus topology ...........................................................................................................9 2.7.4 Node-to-node straight half-duplex topology ..................................................................10 2.7.5 Ring half-duplex topology .............................................................................................12 2.7.6 Ring full duplex topology...............................................................................................13 2.8 Installing a network card...............................................................................................................15 2.9 RS485 cable type .........................................................................................................................17 2.10 Optical fibre type and connection .................................................................................................17 2.10.1 Handling and connecting optical fibre ...........................................................................17 2.10.2 Cable specification........................................................................................................18 2.10.3 Optical Power Budgets .................................................................................................18 2.11 RS232 medium ............................................................................................................................18 2.11.1 General .........................................................................................................................18 2.11.2 Restrictions ...................................................................................................................18 2.11.3 Connections ..................................................................................................................18 2.12 Network installation parameters...................................................................................................19 2.12.1 Node ID.........................................................................................................................19 2.12.2 Network operation mode...............................................................................................19 2.12.3 Port allocation ...............................................................................................................20 2.12.4 Data rate for the RS485/optical medium.......................................................................20 2.12.5 Baud rate for the RS232 medium .................................................................................20 2.12.6 Node relationship and fault reporting ............................................................................20 Networking a 1100/1200/2000 Series fire panel .................................................................................22 3.1 3.2 Network interface .........................................................................................................................22 Software configuration..................................................................................................................22 3.2.1 Node Identification ........................................................................................................23 3.2.2 Port set-up ....................................................................................................................23 3.2.3 Network communication ...............................................................................................23 3.2.4 Example ........................................................................................................................24 Notes 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Networking local repeaters / global repeaters...................................................................................25 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Model overview ............................................................................................................................25 RS485 network interface..............................................................................................................25 Software settings to be performed ...............................................................................................26 Emulation Operating guidelines...............................................................................................26 4.4.1 Global repeater .............................................................................................................26 4.4.2 Local repeater ...............................................................................................................26

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Practical example .................................................................................................................................27

Appendix A: RS232 connections...................................................................................................................30

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1. SCOPE
This manual is a guide when installing and configuring the FP1100/1200/2000 network. Other manuals available are: Applicable Reference Guides Applicable Installation and Commissioning Manual Applicable End User Manual 2000 Series Sensors Installation Manual Aritech 900 Series Devices Installation Manual UN2011 Installation & Commissioning Manual I/O Programming Guide

2. INTRODUCTION
2.1 General
The FP1100/1200/2000 offers, as an option, unsurpassed networking capabilities with ARCNET using optical or RS485 for rugged, reliable and peerless operation. Products from the FP1100/1200/2000 Series can be added and removed from the network, which allows for easy expansion of the system. Optical or RS485 nodes are available on the network for connection to Building Management Systems, Remote Maintenance, PC based Graphic Packages, Inter-panel I/O programming and Remote upload/download capability. In addition, serial ports can be configured to allow for direct access to the network. The following devices can be put on the network: FP1100/12xx/2xxx Series fire panels FB2x00 Series black box panels FR20xx Series repeaters FR1200 Series repeaters UN20xx universal nodes

2.2 Network overview


The network may best be described by referring to Figure 1, which depicts a typical network with its components.

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Figure 1:

A typical network

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The following components/products are fully compatible with the network and can be included when designing and configuring a system: ANY FP1100/12xx/2xxx or FB2x00 SERIES FIRE PANEL (A) (See Chapter 3) ANY FR20xx SERIES REPEATER PANEL/EMULATOR (global and local) (B) (See Chapter 3) The repeaters/emulators display on their front panel the status of the fire panel(s). It also allows all fire panel operations to be performed from the repeater. ANY FR1200 SERIES REPEATER PANEL (C) The repeater panel displays the status of the fire panel(s). It also enables some operations to be performed on the fire panel(s). (See Chapter 3) UNIVERSAL NODE UN2011 (D) The Universal Node provides an access point for external systems (such as computers) to the FP2000 ARCNET network. It also enables some operations to be performed on the fire panel(s). (See UN2011 Installation & Commissioning manual)

2.3 Why use a network card


A network card is required if you want to interface FP1100/1200/2000 Series fire panels and FR1200, FR/GR20xx Series repeaters/emulators and/or UN2011 Universal nodes and other black box panels (FB2x00) to each other on a single network using optical and/or RS485 electrical medium. The FP1100/1200/2000 series of fire panels are supplied without a network card. The network cards are supplied in kit form that includes all the necessary washers, nuts and spacers for proper mounting inside the panels. The FR/GR20xx range of repeater panels and all black box panels are normally supplied with the basic network card NC2011 (RS485). Note: Every node on the network must have a network card installed. Conversion between optical and RS485 mediums as well as a wide range of network topologies can be implemented using network extension modules (NE2051-Optical or NE2011-RS485). These extension modules plug into the basic network card NC2011/2051.

2.4 Communication mediums and topologies


The following communication mediums and topologies are supported: Network Card NC2011 NC2011 with NE2011 network extension module Topology Supported Bus topology Dual bus Conversion Provided None None None Redundancy Provided No Yes No Medium RS485 RS485 RS485

Half-duplex nodeto-node straight (Repeater mode)

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Topology Supported Ring-half-duplex (Repeater mode)

Conversion Provided None None None

Redundancy Provided Yes No No

Medium

RS485 Optical Optical

NC2051 NC2051 with NE2051 network extension module

Single node at end of network is possible Ring-full-duplex (Repeater mode)

None N2051 with NE2011 network extension module NC2011 with NE2051 network extension module Consult manufacturer for topologies supported Optical to RS485 and vice versa.

Yes Consult manufacturer on specific application and configuration

Optical Optical and RS485

2.5 Selecting a communication medium


2.5.1 RS485 electrical medium
A network can be established using fully isolated RS485 drivers as the electrical medium. The RS485 concept is a two-wire multi-drop system that allows for bi-directional communication at high speed. RS485 Medium is normally selected for the following reasons: Advantages: Low cost compared with optical medium.

Disadvantages: Distance between nodes 1.5 km (maximum). Maximum cable length 1.5 km (bus and dual bus topology only). End-of-line termination resistors need to be used to match the cable characteristic impedance to prevent reflections. Not as immune as optical fibre to noisy environments. The ring full-duplex topology is not supported. The number of nodes is limited to 32 (bus and dual bus topology only).

2.5.2 Optical medium


A network can also be established using optical fibre as a medium. Optical fibre is normally selected for the following reasons: Advantages: Greater distance between nodes - 1.7 km (maximum). 5

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High immunity against electrical noise The ring full-duplex topology is supported. The number of nodes can exceed 32.

Disadvantage: High cost when compared to RS485.

2.6 Combining optical and RS485 mediums


By using the conversion options provided by the NE2011 (RS485) and the NE2051 (optical) you can obtain the advantages of both the RS485 and optical mediums on a single network. Note: Only the node-to-node straight half-duplex topology is supported if the conversions are used. Consult the factory and/or supplier if you intend establishing a redundant network with conversions. Conversions can be used in the following typical applications: Node distance > 1.5 km: If the distance between two nodes on the network exceeds 1.5 km, use RS485 between nodes less than 1.5 km apart and optical fibre between the nodes that exceed 1.5 km to overcome the problem. High Noise Environment: A specific part of the network is subjected to an electrical noisy environment that prevents RS485 communication from being reliable. You can solve the problem by converting only the exposed part to optical medium. When the total cable length exceeds 1.5 km or number of nodes exceeds 32 but a low cost network is to be established: It is recommended to use the NC2011 with network extension card NE2011 in the node-to-node straight topology (repeater) mode if the total cable length exceeds 1.5 km or if the number of nodes exceeds 32. Please note that the node-to-node distance must be less than 1.5 km. The disadvantage of using the repeater mode is that communication downstream from the repeater node is lost if the node goes down. The repeater mode is selected by means of a link on the NC2011 card.

2.7 Selecting a topology


2.7.1 General
The term Topology is used to refer to a specific interface and communication scheme between nodes on a network. Guidelines for selecting a topology to suit the application as well as the advantages and disadvantages of a specific topology are given below.

2.7.2 BUS topology 2.7.2.1 Medium


The bus topology is supported by the NC2000 and the NC2011 network cards. It uses the RS485 two-wire bus electrical medium.

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2.7.2.2 Wiring
Nodes on the network are wired in a daisy chain where the bus enters and leaves each node. Two sets of three terminals are provided on each network card. In the bus topology mode only one set (channel A or B) is used. The number of nodes is limited to 32. Stub wiring is not permitted. Screens of the RS485 line must be earthed at one point only. Terminals are provided to terminate and to continue the screen of the cable. See Figure 2. Figure 2: Daisy chained - Bus topology: Correct

1. Node (NC2011 card)

2. NE2011 (RS485 module)

Note: The screen of the cable must be continued between nodes using the terminal provided on the card. It must be earthed at one point only through a link J2 on the card. Stub wiring is not recommended. Refer to Figure 3. Figure 3: Stub wiring: Incorrect wiring (Screen of cable not earthed on NE2011 module.)

1. Node (NC2011 card)

2. NE2011 (RS485-module)

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2.7.2.3 Software configuration (See section 3.2)


Provide all nodes with a unique identification number. Configure all nodes to support the bus topology.

2.7.2.4 Bus termination


The network two-wire bus must be terminated at each end with a resistor. The spare terminals of the nodes at each end can be used. The value of the termination resistor must be equal to the characteristic impedance of the cable. Links are provided on network card for terminating into 120 Ohm resistors. Resistors can be added in parallel (with the links not in place) if the characteristic impedance of the cable used is not 120 ohm. The characteristic impedance of cable can vary quite substantially and must be taken into consideration when selecting cable for network applications. Beldin 9841 cable (recommended) CAT5 cable (shielded or screened) R = 120 ohm R = 100 ohm

Note: If the repeater mode is selected for a specific node then that node is considered to be at the end of line and it must be provided with a termination resistor. Figure 4: Bus termination

1. Node (NC2011 card) 2. NE2011 (RS485 module) 3. Jumper J1 inserted

4. Jumper J1 removed 5. End of line node (NC2011 card)

Note: Nodes at the end-of-line must be provided with an end-of-line resistor. This is done through jumper J1 on the board. The screen of the cable must be continued between nodes using the terminal provided on the card. It must be earthed at one point only through the use of a link J2 on the card.

2.7.2.5 Why use the bus topology


The bus topology is normally selected for the following reasons: Advantages: It uses a two-wire bus and is easy to install. It is the lowest cost solution for providing a network

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Disadvantages: It provides no redundancy for network communication. It is limited to a maximum of 32 nodes. Total cable length is limited to a maximum distance of 1.5 km.

2.7.3 Dual bus topology 2.7.3.1 Medium


The dual bus topology is only supported by the NC2011 network card fitted with a network extension card NE2011. It uses both channels (A and B) of the RS485 two-wire bus electrical medium.

2.7.3.2 Wiring
Wiring the nodes on the network in a dual bus topology is identical to that in the bus topology described in section 2.7.2 except that both channels A and B are used for redundancy purposes. Figure 5: Dual bus topology

1. Node (NC2011 card) 2. Jumper J1 removed 3. NE2011 for Channel B connection (RS485 module) 4. NE2011 for Channel A connection (RS485 module)

5. Screen of channel B to be kept separately earthed and earthed at one point only. 6. Screen of channel A to be kept separately earthed and earthed at one point only. 7. Channel B 8. Channel A

Note: The screen of the cable must be continued between nodes using the terminal provided on the card. It must be earthed at one point only through the use of a link J2 on the card.

2.7.3.3 Software configuration (See section 3.2)


Provide all nodes with a unique identification number. Configure all nodes required to do redundancy supervision as dual bus topology. Configure all nodes not required to do redundancy supervision as bus topology.

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2.7.3.4 Bus termination


Bus termination for the dual bus topology is identical to that of the bus topology except that both channels must be supplied with termination resistors on end of line nodes. Note: The repeater mode can not be selected if the dual bus topology is required. The repeater link J1 must be removed from the card.

2.7.3.5 Why use the dual bus topology


The dual bus topology is normally selected for the following reasons: Advantages: It is the lowest cost solution for providing a network with redundancy (failure of one communication channel will not affect the operation of the network).

Disadvantages: It is a four-wire bus. It is limited to a maximum of 32 nodes. Total cable length is limited to 1.5 km.

2.7.4 Node-to-node straight half-duplex topology 2.7.4.1 Medium


The node-to-node straight half-duplex topology supports both the RS485 and the optical network configuration. NE2011 (RS485) and NE2051 (Optical) modules can be used interchangeable between the different nodes. It uses both channels (A and B) of the RS485 two-wire bus electrical medium or two core optical fibre medium, depending on which NE20x1 module is being used.

2.7.4.2 Wiring
Wiring of the nodes on the network in a node-to-node half-duplex topology is shown below. Please note that the repeater option must be selected on the network card through a jumper. Both channels A and B are used for repeat/amplify purposes. Figure 6: Node-to-node straight half-duplex topology (RS485)

1. Node (NC2011 card) 2. Jumper J1 inserted (Repeater mode) 3. NE2011 Channel A (RS485 module)

4. NE2011 Channel B (RS485 module) 5. Jumper J1 inserted 6. Screen separately and earthed at one point only

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Note: The screen of the cable between two nodes must be earthed at one point only through the use of a link J2 on the card. Do not continue the screen between channels A and B on any of the nodes (the channels are isolated). The screens are to be kept separate. Figure 7: Node-to-node straight half-duplex topology (Optical)

1. Node (NC2051 card) 2. Jumper J1 inserted (Repeater mode) 3. NE2051 (Optical module)

4. RX 5. TX

2.7.4.3 Software configuration (See section 3.2)


Provide all nodes with a unique identification number. Configure all nodes to support the ring half-duplex topology.

2.7.4.4 Bus termination


Consider all channels as end-of-line nodes and should be terminated with end-of-line resistors (refer to bus topology). Note: The repeater mode must be selected if the node-to-node straight half-duplex topology is required. This is done through a jumper on the network card.

2.7.4.5 Why use the node to node straight half-duplex topology


This topology is normally selected for the following reasons: Advantages: It is the lowest cost solution to overcome the following shortcomings of bus topology. (If RS485 is used) Number of nodes can exceed 32. Total cable length of 1.5 km can be exceeded. High immunity to electrical noise. (If optical is used)

Disadvantages: No redundancy is provided. Node-to-node distance is limited to a maximum of 1.5 km. 11

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Communication downstream from a node is lost if a node goes down. High cost. (If optical is used.)

2.7.5 Ring half-duplex topology 2.7.5.1 Medium


The ring half-duplex topology is only supported by the NC2011 network card fitted with a network extension card NE2011. It uses both channels (A and B) of the RS485 two-wire bus electrical medium. It is identical to the node-to-node straight half-duplex topology except that the ring is closed for redundancy.

2.7.5.2 Wiring
Both channels A and B are used in the repeater mode and the ring is closed for redundancy purposes. Because the ring is closed a single break in communication will not influence the operation of the network. All nodes are considered to be at the end of the line and to be provided with terminating resistors. Please note that because the network card is used in the repeater mode the number of nodes on the network can exceed 32. The maximum total cable length of 1.5 km can also be increased, but the node-to-node maximum distance of 1.5 km must not be exceeded. Note: Select the repeater mode through a link on the network card if the ring half-duplex mode is used. Only one node on the network can be configured to ring half-duplex (master). Configure all other nodes as ring half-duplex. This effectively means that only the node selected and configured as ring half-duplex (master) can supervise and report on a single network fault (loss of redundancy). For details regarding the wiring of the ring half-duplex topology, refer to Figure 8. Figure 8: Ring half-duplex topology

1. Node (NC2011 card) 2. Jumper J1 inserted (Repeater mode) 3. NE2011 Channel A (RS485 module)

4. NE2011 Channel B (RS485 module) 5. Jumper J1 inserted 6. Screen separately and earthed at one point only

Note: The screen of the cable between two nodes must be earthed at one point only through the use of a link J2 on the card. Do not continue the screen between channels A and B on any of the nodes (the channels are isolated). The screens are to be kept separate.

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2.7.5.3 Software configuration (See section 3.2)


Provide all nodes with a unique identification number. Configure node required to do redundancy supervision as ring half-duplex (master). Note: Only one node can be configured as ring half-duplex (master). Configure all nodes not required to do redundancy supervision as ring half-duplex.

2.7.5.4 Why use the ring half-duplex topology


The ring half-duplex topology is normally selected for the following reasons: Advantages It provides a network with redundancy (a single fault will not affect the operation of the network). It is a two-wire system but return wiring is required to close the ring. Low cost except for return wiring The maximum cable length of 1.5 km as well as the maximum number of nodes (32) applicable to the bus and dual bus topologies can be exceeded because it operates in the repeater mode. The node-to-node distance is limited to a maximum of 1.5 km.

Disadvantages: Return wiring is required to close the ring. Only the node configured as ring half-duplex master will supervise redundancy of the network and will report accordingly. There can be only one ring half-duplex (master) on the network.

2.7.6 Ring full duplex topology 2.7.6.1 Medium


The ring full-duplex topology is only supported by the NC2051 network card fitted with a network extension card NE2051. It uses both channels (A and B) of the two core optical fibre medium.

2.7.6.2 Wiring
Wiring of the nodes on the network in a ring full -duplex topology is shown below. Please note that the repeater option must be selected on the network card through a jumper. Both channels A and B are used for redundancy purposes.

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Figure 9:

Ring full duplex

1. Node (NC2051 card) 2. Jumper J1 inserted (Repeater mode) 3. NE2051 (Optical module)

4. RX 5. TX

Note: The repeater mode must be selected if the ring full-duplex topology is required.

2.7.6.3 Software configuration (See section 3.2)


Provide all nodes with a unique identification number. Configure all nodes as ring full-duplex topology.

2.7.6.4 Why use the ring full-duplex topology


This topology is normally selected for the following reasons: Advantages: The number of nodes can exceed 32. Total node to node distance of up to 1.7 km is possible. High immunity to electrical noise. Redundancy is provided. All nodes can be configured as ring full duplex. This means that all nodes can supervise network communication and can report a fault if redundancy is lost through a break in communication.

Disadvantages: Return wiring is to be provided to close the ring. High cost.

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2.8 Installing a network card


The network card must always be positioned below the host power supply (PSH2000), located on the front panel of the repeater or fire panel. If more than one zone LED board is installed, the network card can be positioned in the slot of the host power supply. In this position it plugs directly into the host power supply. If only one zone LED board is installed then the network card can be positioned in the slot closer to the metal front plate. In this position it plugs directly into the zone board (ZE2016/2064). Spacers are provided for both options. The following procedure is to be followed to mount the network card: Disconnect all power (batteries as well as mains power) Disconnect all jumpers Set jumpers - If necessary for the following: Repeater mode: Node-to-node straight topology Ring half-duplex topology Ring full-duplex topology

Termination resistance Earthing of wire screen Mount the network card. Pay attention to the arrangement of the nuts, bolts and spacers. Connect the RS485 lines or optical fibre. Connect power Configure the panel - see chapter 3.

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Figure 10:

Network interface and associated connection

1. Repeater mode selection 2. NC2011 (RS485) 3. Jumper J1 Termination end of line 4. Jumper J2 Earth connection 5. Channel A 6. Channel B 7. Screen

8. NC2051 (Optical) 9. Tx Transmit A 10. Rx Receive A 11. Optical fibre connection channel A 12. Tx Transmit B 13. Rx Receive B 14. Optical fibre connection channel B

Figure 11:

NE2011 network extension module

1. NE2011

S. Screen (A-side: Not earthed B-side: Earthed)

T+. Termination (A-side: Not terminated, B-side: Terminated)

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2.9 RS485 cable type


The maximum cable length is determined by three factors: The data rate of the network The capacitance/Km of the cable (both core to core and core to shield) The loop resistance (core size ) of the cable

The maximum recommended length using Beldin 9841 cable or equivalent is 1500 m (1.5 km). Twisted pair unshielded cable can be used in low noise environments, but is not recommended. Specification: Single twisted pair with screen and earth drain Capacitance: 41.7 pF/m core to core 75 pF/m each core to screen Characteristic impedance: 120 ohm

Screens of the RS485 line must be earthed at one point only. Terminals are provided on network components to terminate and to continue the screen of the cable.

2.10 Optical fibre type and connection


2.10.1 Handling and connecting optical fibre
Particles of dust or dirt will cause poor connector performance, and can damage the connectors used. The use of proper handling and cleaning procedures is essential each time the connector is used. Dust Caps: All plugs and sleeves on the optical fibre cable and ARCNET boards are shipped with dust caps. These caps should not be removed until immediately prior to use and should be replaced immediately after use. Sleeve Cleaning: Wipe the inside of the sleeve with a foam or cotton swab soaked in alcohol (electronic grade isopropyl). With light pressure twist the end of the swab against the inside plug tip. Immediately blow dry with clean compressed air. Plug cleaning: Wipe the plug tip and ferrule with a lint-free tissue moistened with alcohol (electronic grade isopropyl), using a twisting motion. Immediately blow dry with clean compressed air. Connector mating: Clean the sleeve and plug immediately prior to mating. Inspect the plug carefully. If dust or lint particles are visible, clean it again. Carefully insert the plug into the sleeve, aligning the plug key with the slot in the sleeve. Push the plug into the sleeve only as far as it will go easily. Screw on the plug retainer until it is just finger tight.

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2.10.2 Cable specification


Connector type: ST

Fibre type: Duplex 50/125 or 62.5/125 or 100/140

2.10.3 Optical Power Budgets

Fiber type 50/125um 62.5/125um 100/140um

Min. Optical Budget 4.2 dB 8.0 dB 13.5 dB

Typical Optical Budget 9.6 dB 15 dB 20.5 dB

Min. Loss required 0 dB 1 dB 6 dB

Note: The centre wavelength of the NC2051 / NE2051 is 820nm. The above measurements should therefore be made using this wavelength. Measurements made using other wavelengths (especially 1300nm or 1500nm) are irrelevant.

2.11 RS232 medium


2.11.1 General
A network can also be set up via the RS232 ports provided on the FP1100/1200/2000 range of fire panels. Typical applications are: Remote alarm reporting (via modem) Graphic package with only one fire panel Remote maintenance (via modem) Configuring panel (using remote maintenance manager software)

2.11.2 Restrictions
The maximum distance is limited (typically 12 m RS232 Specification). Distance can eventually be increased by means of line drivers. The connection is always point-to-point.

Networking via RS232 between two panels (universal node, repeaters and panels) is not recommended; the other side should always be a PC or modem.

2.11.3 Connections
When a PC is connected, a crossed cable (null-modem) has to be used. When a modem is connected, a straight cable can be used.

For cable configurations, see Appendix A.

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2.12 Network installation parameters


2.12.1 Node ID
All network devices must have a unique non-zero node identification address (ID) to be able to communicate with other network devices. The node ID has the following structure: P/R (Panel number / Repeater number). There are three different kinds of node IDs: 1. Panel: Node ID on which detectors are connected: FP2xxx Structure: P/0 (second part is always 0) 2. Global repeater: The node will repeat and in some cases emulate all other programmed panels on the network. Structure: 0/R (First part always 0) 3. Local repeater: The node will repeat and in some cases emulate only one panel on the network. Structure: P/R P: Panel ID it has to repeat R: Number of repeater from panel P. Examples: Fire panel 3: Global repeater 4: Local repeater 7 of fire panel 3: 3/0 0/4 3/7

2.12.2 Network operation mode


The maximum number of panels, local and global repeaters that can be put on the network depends on the operation mode. There are three (3) modes: 15/15 (Default Setting) Maximum 15 panels Maximum 15 global repeater panels Maximum 15 local repeater panels per panel 7/31 Maximum 7 panels Maximum 31 global repeater panels Maximum 31 local repeater panels per panel 31/7 Maximum 31 panels Maximum 7 global repeater panels Maximum 7 local repeater panels per panel The number of nodes can never exceed 255 irrespective of the mode selected (excluding electrical restrictions of the RS485 line).

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2.12.3 Port allocation


The following ports are available for network purposes: SER1: RS232 serial ports SER2 ARC1: RS485/optical ports ARC2

The ARC1/2 or SER1/2 ports on the devices can be allocated to the network communication functions NET1/2. None (default) NET1 (normally used) No network communications All network communications set-up to NET1 will communicate via the selected port. All network communications set-up to NET2 will communicate via the selected port. Note 1: Not all of these ports are always available on a device; please refer to the appropriate section. Note 2: Only one port can be allocated to NET1, only one port can be allocated to NET2.

NET2

2.12.4 Data rate for the RS485/optical medium


The data rate must be the same for all panels on the network. The options are: 78 156 312 625 kbps kbps (default) kbps kbps

1250 kbps

2.12.5 Baud rate for the RS232 medium


The baud rate must be the same for the two devices that are communicating. The options are: 300 baud 600 baud 1200 baud 2400 baud 4800 baud 9600 baud 19200 baud 38400 baud

2.12.6 Node relationship and fault reporting


A 2000 series panel can be configured to communicate with any number of other 2000 series fire panels, global repeaters and local repeaters as allowed by the network configuration. The 1100/1200 series panels have limited networking capabilities. A global repeater can be configured to communicate with any number of FP2000 fire panels and other global repeaters as allowed by the network configuration. The global repeater will not, however, communicate with local repeaters.

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A local repeater can be configured to communicate with only one fire panel and not with global repeaters or other local repeaters. For a specific panel to communicate with other panels, the status for each panel number must be set to one of the following (default is None): NET1 checkNET1 no checkNET2 checkNET2 no checkcommunicate on NET1, fault warning enabled communicate on NET1, fault warning disabled communicate on NET2, fault warning enabled communicate on NET2, fault warning disabled

Fault warning enabled means that when communication fails with that specific node, a fault will be reported.

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3. NETWORKING A 1100/1200/2000 SERIES FIRE


PANEL
3.1 Network interface
Follow this procedure when setting-up a network: 1. 2. Select the medium - RS485 or Optical Select the topology required: - Bus (RS485 only) - Dual bus (RS485 only) - Node-to-node straight half-duplex (Optical and/or RS485) - Ring half-duplex (RS485 only). - Ring full-duplex (Optical only) 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Select the network card required (NC2011 (RS485) or NC2051 (Optical)) Install the network card. See section 2.8. Select the network extension card required (NE2011 (RS485) or NE2051 (Optical)) Install the network extension card. Set jumpers - if necessary for the following: - J2 link inserted for: Node-to-node topology Ring half-duplex Ring full-duplex Note: Link J2 is situated on the network card and is not to be confused with the link J2 on the extension module - J1 link inserted on the extension modules for end of line termination (nodes at end of line RS485 only). - J2 link inserted on the extension module to earth the screen of the wire (where required). 8. Connect the optical fibre or RS485 lines see Chapter 2 for wiring a topology. Take special care with optical fibre - see section 2.10.

3.2 Software configuration


Each fire panel, global repeater or local repeater on a network must be configured as described below.

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3.2.1 Node Identification


Set up the maximum configuration and node ID of each panel under the menu: System / Configuration / ID The node ID consists of two digits: panel number / repeater number (p/r) The field Panel confirms the fire panel number. This is also shown on line 8 of the display: P:p. For global repeaters the word Panel becomes G-Repeater and line 8 displays G:r. For local repeaters the display is L-Repeater and line 8 displays L:p/r. The Max. Config. field shows the maximum number of panels and repeaters (global or local) that can be configured (see also section 2.13.2).

3.2.2 Port set-up


When using the RS485/Optical medium, allocate the ARC1 port to NET1 or NET2 (default is None), under the menu System / Configuration / Communication / Port Set-up. The options are: None (default)NET1 (normally used)No network communication All network communications set-up to NET1 will talk via the ARCNET card All network communications set-up to NET2 will talk via the ARCNET card

NET2-

The baud rate should be the same for all panels. After the port set-up is completed, the red LED on the network card should come on steady (if there is more than one node enabled on the network). When the RS232 medium is used, NET1 or NET2 should be allocated to the SER1 or SER2 port. Under the Menu System / Configuration / Communication / Port Set-Up / Topology allocate the required topology to the port: Bus Dual bus Ring half-duplex Ring half-duplex master Ring full-duplex Note: The topology ring half-duplex master can be allocated to only one node on a ring half-duplex topology network. The node allocated to ring half-duplex master will supervise redundancy regarding communication and will report a fault if redundancy is lost.

3.2.3 Network communication


The communication between nodes on the network should be enabled under the menu System / Configuration / Communication / Network. In each node, enable the node with which this node has to communicate (NET1 or NET2) and define fault warnings (check - no check).

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3.2.4 Example
Figure 12: Network example

1. Network 1

ID: Port: Network:

1/0 ARC1=net1 P2:net1 no check* G1:net1 check**

0/1 ARC1=net1 P1:net1 check P2:net1 check

2/0 ARC1=net1 P1:net1 no check G1:net1 check

Panel 1 will not give a fault when communication fails with panel 2 (the same has been programmed on panel 2). Panel 1 will give a fault when communication fails with the global repeater (0/1) (the same has been programmed on panel 2).

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3.3 Notes
The FP1100/1200/2000 Series fire panels are delivered without a network card. The network card NC2011 (RS485), NC2051 (Optical) as well as network extension modules NE2011 (RS485) and NE2051 (Optical) must be ordered as a separate product.

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4. NETWORKING LOCAL REPEATERS / GLOBAL


REPEATERS
4.1 Model overview
Nine repeater models are available: 1. FR1200 No zone LEDs / 240 Vac / mini housing / no internal printer option / no emulation possible FR2000 No zone LEDs / 240 Vac / mini housing / no internal printer option / full emulation possible FR2016 Zone LEDs (maximum 16) / 24 Vdc / small housing / internal printer optional / full emulation possible GR2016 Zone LEDs (maximum 16) / 240 Vac / small housing / internal printer optional / full emulation possible FR2032 Zone LEDs (maximum 32) / 24 Vdc / small housing / no internal printer optional / full emulation possible GR2032 Zone LEDs (maximum 32) / 240 Vac / small housing / no internal printer optional / full emulation possible FR2064 Zone LEDs (maximum 64) / 24 Vdc / large housing / internal printer optional / full emulation possible FR20128 Zone LEDs (maximum 128) / 240 Vac / small housing / no internal printer optional / full emulation possible FR20255 Zone LEDs (maximum 255) / 240 Vac / large housing / internal printer optional / full emulation possible

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All models have the ARCNET based NC2011 on board. All of these models can be configured as a local or global repeater. When configured as a local repeater, the LEDs (if present) will repeat the zones of the panel; when configured as a global repeater, two options will be available: i. ii. the LEDs will act as panel LEDs i.e. every panel on the network will have its own fire and fault LED on the repeater. (Global Panel Repeater) the LEDs will act as zone LEDs i.e. every panel on the network will have its own zone range, and all zones will be individually indicated on the repeater. (Global Zone Repeater)

4.2 RS485 network interface


(See section 2).

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4.3 Software settings to be performed


(See section 3.2).

4.4 Emulation Operating guidelines


4.4.1 Global repeater
Any fire, fault or conditions present on any fire panel on the network that is configured to communicate with the global repeater will be indicated by the LED's and/or displayed by the LCD on the global repeater. When stepping through the events on the global repeater the events of any fire panel or global repeater will be displayed in historical order. Any fire panel on the network that is configured to communicate with the global repeater can be emulated from the global repeater. This is done from the panel key on the front of the repeater. Press the panel key followed by the number of the panel to be emulated. While emulating a fire panel, the ID of that panel will be displayed on the global repeater (bottom right corner). The emulated panel treats any keys pressed during emulation as if pressed on its own front panel. To exit from emulation, enter panel 0 after pressing the panel key. If a time-out (no key pressed for 10 minutes) occurs or if the communication to the panel goes down, the global repeater will terminate the emulation mode. All the fire panels on the network can be controlled simultaneously from the global repeater. This is done by using the ALL key on the front of the repeater. Use this key followed by the control key required. If the network goes down, the global repeater indicates panel faults and the fire panels each indicate a global repeater fault (if fault warning is enabled). Once the network is restored, all the fault indications will disappear.

4.4.2 Local repeater


Any fires, faults or conditions present on a fire panel will be indicated on the local repeater that is configured to communicate with this panel. All control keys on the local repeater are treated as if pressed on the fire panel. The fire panel can be emulated from the local repeater. By pressing the panel key, the local repeater will start emulating the fire panel and the ID of the fire panel will be displayed on the local repeater (bottom right corner). The emulated panel treats any keys pressed during emulation as if pressed on its own front panel (including the control keys). To exit from emulation press the panel key again. If a time-out (no key pressed for 10 minutes) occurs or if the communication to the panel goes down, the local repeater will terminate the emulation mode. If the network goes down, the local repeater indicates a panel fault and the fire panel indicates a local repeater fault (if fault warning is enabled). Once the network is restored, all the fault indications will automatically disappear.

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5. PRACTICAL EXAMPLE
The 2 local repeaters are intended to repeat/emulate fire panel 1. Note: Numbers in brackets indicate the device number. Figure 13: RS485 network

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The following table lists all network parameters to set-up this configuration:
Device parameter Node identification Operational mode Biasing 1 FP2416 1/0 15/15 for 6 nodes 2 FR2000 1/1 15/15 for 6 nodes 3 FR2064 1/2 15/15 for 6 nodes 4 FR2032 0/1 15/15 for 6 nodes 5 UN2011 0/2 15/15 for 6 nodes 6 FP2864 2/0 15/15 for 2 nodes 7 FP2416 3/0 15/15 for 2 nodes

Line termination Data rate Port allocation

no 156 kbps ARC1= NET1

no 156 kbps ARC1= NET1

no 156 kbps ARC1= NET1

yes 156 kbps ARC1= NET1

no 156 kbps none

yes 156 kbps ARC1= NET1 SER1= NET2

yes 156 kbps ARC1= NET1 SER1= NET2

Programming on network nodes for NET1:


Program ON Device 1 FP2864 Device 7 FP2864 Device 8 FP2416 Device 2 FR2000 Device 3 FR2064 Device 4 FR2032 Device 5 UN2011 PC control PC control PC control PC control NET1 check NET1 check NET1 no check NET1 no check NET1 check NET1 no check Not supported Not supported NET1 check Not supported Not supported NET1 check P1 1/0 P2 2/0 NET1 no check P3 3/0 NET1 no check NET1 no check L : 1/1 1/1 NET1 check L : 1/2 1/2 NET1 check G1 0/1 NET1 no check NET1 no check NET1 no check Not supported Not supported G2 0/2 NET1 no check

NET1 no check

NET1 no check

Not supported

Not supported

NET1 check

Note: (related to this programming table): - The panels are not reporting network faults from each other. However, inter-panel I/O is possible because of the NET1 no check option. - The panels are reporting if their local repeater (if installed) is off line, but not if the global repeater is off line. - The globals are reporting all faults, even local repeater faults (via the panel itself) - The global repeater (Device number 4) will report if the universal node goes down. Programming on network nodes for NET2 of device number 7: 28 FP2000 V6: Network Configuration Guide

(Node ID of PC = global repeater 4) Program ON device 7 FP2864 NET2 Check G4 0/4

Programming on network nodes for NET2 of device number 8: (Node ID of PC = global repeater 1) Program ON device 8 FP2416 NET2 check G5 0/5

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APPENDIX A: RS232 CONNECTIONS


V3.xx or higher: CABLE CONNECTION FP1100/1200/2000 < ---- > PC NULL - MODEM CABLE

Signal

DB9(FP2000) (female) 3 2 7 8 6 4 1 9 5

DB25 (FP2000) (female) 2 3 4 5 6 20 8 22 7

DB25(PC) (female) 2 3 4 5 6 20 8 22 7

DB9(PC) (female) 3 2 7 8 6 4 1 9 5

Signal

TXD RXD RTS CTS DSR DTR DCD RI GND

TXD RXD RTS CTS DSR DTR DCD RI GND

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