Concepts for the secure networking

of large building complexes
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Repeater
Fibre optic converter

essernet
esserbus-PLus
2
Secure conditions:
competence & responsibility
Due to our extensive product portfolio, you can realize pro-
jects with us which, because of their complexity, meet the
highest requirements of the fire alarm system. Our system
concept is driven accordingly an thus guarantees smooth
coordination of all technology used. With very large ob-
jects, it is important for planners, installers, and operators to
make use of the known flexibility of our systems as well as
the proverbial “Esser reliability”, in order to allow the instal-
lation of the fire detection technology during expansion and
reconstruction of already existing properties in a simple and
easy way.
Of course our product range is provided with acknow-
ledged certifications so as to be able to realize some of the
largest objects worldwide. All control panels and detectors
are tested and authorized in compliance with EN-54. The
larger an object is, the more important it is to select a suita-
ble fire alarm system which is resistant to malfunction and
other disturbance variables. Here again you are making the
right decision by selecting our products.

Technically demanding and extensive large projects are
successfully realized worldwide with our innovative pro-
ducts and system solutions. Here we always offer our part-
ners the best possible technical support and together deve-
lop the optimal system solution for any type of application.

The following examples of internationally realized objects
present only a selection of the possibilities our products
have to offer.
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Repeater
Fibre optic converter
Maximum 1,000 m
Maximum 3,000 m
Maximum 20,000 m
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The essernet – flexible and efficient
The essernet, a loop which can tolerate short circuits and
interruptions, combines several control panels and net-
work components into a hierarchy-free network for econo-
mical and convenient monitoring of extensive building com-
plexes. Indicating and control operations are easily possible
and trouble-free via the essernet, even across multiple con-
trol panels.
Due to the modular construction, all changes in the object
can be programmed quickly and easily from a single point.
Even the configuration of master panel (MP) and slave pa-
nel (SP) is possible at any time via the programming soft-
ware.

At a bit rate of 62.5 kbaud, up to 16 devices can communi-
cate with each other via the net; at a bit rate of 500 kbaud,
the number increases to 31 devices.
essernet ranges
Depending on object’s particular circumstances, the esser-
net can be operated using even the most diverse types of
cable.
If a bit rate of 62.5 kbaud is selected, traditional telephone
cable - IY (ST) Y nx2x0.8 mm – is sufficient.
For the high bit rate of 500 kbaud, IBM Type 1 and/or Bel-
den 1634A cable must be used, which are widely used in
data processing.

The maximum distance between 2 essernet loop devices is
1000m. If that is not far enough, the distance can be tripled
by using two repeaters.
If fibre optic and corresponding converters are used, even
distances of up to 20km between two devices can be
realized.
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essernet
essernet with 20
Control Panels
Property 2
Property 3
Gateway
Fire Department
Control Center
FACP 8007
Modem
LGH 9600
Telephone Line
Serial Connection
Ethernet
Control Center
Main Panel
in essernet
MP
SP
MP
SP
MP
SP
MP
SP
to Property
Server Client Client Server
MP
SP
MP
SP
Serial
essernet
Interface
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Within a range of approx. 400 km
2
, information (status of
zone, detector and control groups) of six widely distributed
properties with a total of approx. 120 fire alarm control pa-
nels and 7,500 detectors is transmitted to a control center.
At the same time, all information is switched onto a redun-
dant management system.

Modem LGH 9600

Serial essernet Interface (SEI), Part No. 784856
MP-SP protocol converter
Gateway, Part No. 788730
The individual essernet networks work completely auto-
nomously; that is, announcements are transmitted to the
control center and/or to the management system, but not to
the other networks. All operations of the fire alarm system
are possible from both the control center and the manage-
ment system.
The additional texts of the individual networks are available
centrally in the gateways and can be displayed both in the
fire department control center as well as in the management
system. The existing internal telecommunication network is
used as a medium for the transfer of the respective esser-
net data.
Interconnection of large systems
with existing infrastructure
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RS 232
TCP/IP
essernet essernet
Connection via Transponder
Serial Connection
Ethernet
Property 1
Main Panel 1
TCP/IP
RS 232
Property 2
Client 1 Redundant Server 2 Server 1 Client 2
SEI 3
SEI 1
Main Panel 1.1
Main Panel 2
Main Panel 2.1
SEI 2
SEI 4
Transmission unit 1 Transmission unit 2
Converter
Converter
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Maximum redundancy in
monitoring and alarms
In a large university clinic, the fire alarm systems networked
in the individual clinic buildings are to be switched over to
a WINMAGplus central management system. Both the con-
nection of the individual systems as well as the manage-
ment system itself are redundant (red and yellow lines) for
security reasons. The clinic’s own pre-existing Ethernet net-
work is used for this.
Transmission Unit to Fire Department
IQ8Control Fire Alarm Control Panel
RS232 TCP/IP Converter, Part No. 013405.10
The networks of both properties work autonomously. Via
WINMAGplus, however, the user has the option to access
all control panels. For security reasons, the fire announce-
ments of the individual networked fire alarm systems are ad-
ditionally transferred to the main panels of the other net-
works via esserbus transponders (blue line). In this way, an
emergency call can still be made over the redundant path
even if there is a breakdown of one transmission device.
Currently, the entire fire alarm system consists of 50 fire
alarm control panels with a total of 9,000 detectors. The fur-
ther expansion of a third and fourth essernet is currently in
progress. The final configuration will contain approx. 80 fire
alarm control panels and 12,000 detectors.
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TCP/IP
RS 232
RS 232
TCP/IP
RS 232
TCP/IP
TCP/IP
RS 232
Property 1 Property 2
Property 3 Property 4
Serial Interface
for WINMAGplus
Central Control Center
Intranet TCP/IP
Serial Connection
Ethernet
esserbus-PLus
Converter
Converter
Converter
Converter
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Real-time monitoring of
10,000 detectors via intranet
The fire alarm systems in the headquarters of a large
telephone company are centrally switched over to the
WINMAGplus management system. These fire alarm sy-
stems are distributed in business locations throughout the
entire country.
The flexibility of WINMAGplus allows the creation of a
company’s own individual internal user interface with diffe-
rent security levels and user-specific access rights. At the
same time, WINMAGplus allows the display and access to
all fire alarm systems of the respective properties.

RS232 TCP/IP Converter, Part No. 013405.10
Serial Interface for WINMAGplus, Part No. 784847

Serial essernet Interface (SEI), Part No. 784856
Individual fire alarm control panels or complex networked
systems can be present in these 40 offices. Individual
systems are not connected via the serial essernet module
but rather via the clearly more cost-effective WINMAGplus
interface. Transmission of the announcements occurs exclu-
sively via the company’s own Ethernet.
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TCP/IP FO
Ethernet Converter
essernet
essernet
Connection via Transponder
Serial Connection
Ethernet
Fibre optic (FO)
Direct Connection
Property 1
Property 2
Redundant Server WINMAGplus Server
opt. ESPA 4.4.4
IQ8Control Gateway Property 1*
IQ8Control Gateway Property 2*
IQ8Control Gateway
Engineering Room
SEI
Transmission Unit
Fire Department Key Box
Fire Department Route Maps - Depot
*The IQ8Control Gateway is a project-specific solution
and requires a release from Neuss.
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Fail-safe coupling via
FO loop
The fire alarm systems of two properties are connected to
each other with the corresponding converters via an FO
loop which can tolerate wire breakage and short-circuits.
Additionally, all information is made available in a control
panel in the engineering room. This is made possible by
IQ8Control Gateways which have an Ethernet interface and
which can gather, display and forward the information of all
fire alarm systems. System-wide operations are also possi-
ble with the aid of these gateways.
IQ8Control Gateway with Ethernet Interface
TCP/IP FO Switch
In addition, the information of the two properties are swit-
ched over to a redundant WINMAGplus management
system which is equipped with a ‘notification’ option in or-
der to pass on defined messages via DECT telephones.
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TCP/IP FO Loop
RS 232
TCP/IP
RS 232
TCP/IP
TCP/IP
RS 232
TCP/IP
RS 232
essernet essernet
Tower 1 Tower 2
WINMAGplus
Client Tower 1
WINMAGplus
Redundant Server 2
WINMAGplus Server 1
WINMAGplus
Client Tower 2
Central Monitoring
TCP/IP FO
Ethernet Converter
Serial Connection
Ethernet
Fibre optic (FO)
IQ8Control
Gateway
Tower 1*
IQ8Control
Gateway
Tower 2*
*The IQ8Control Gateway is a project-specific solution
and requires a release from Neuss.
Converter
Converter
Converter
Converter
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Secure networking of large
building complexes
The fire alarm systems of several high-rise building com-
plexes are switched over to a control center via an FO loop
network which can tolerate to wire breakage and short-cir-
cuits. In addition to the redundant WINMAGplus manage-
ment system, an IQ8Control Gateway is located in the control
center as a combined indicator and control panel.
In each case there is also an IQ8Control Gateway located in
the high-rise buildings’ engineering rooms. These enable the
status display and operation of both fire alarm systems.
IQ8Control Gateway with Ethernet interface
TCP/IP FO Switch
RS232 TCP/IP Converter, Part No. 013405.10
The WINMAGplus clients in the engineering rooms allow an
additional visualization with the possibility of storing synchro-
nized emergency action plans for the buildings. The final in-
stallation will encompass about 70 fire alarm control panels
with almost 45,000 detectors.
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essernet
esserbus
Honeywell
Security
Network
Serial Connection
Ethernet
Network
Controller
Gateway
SEI
WINMAGplus
Touch Panel
Extinguishing Control Panel
Communication
Transponder
Building Management
System
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Connection to the building
services management system
Information from the IQ8 fire alarm system and the intrusion
alarm system is switched over to a common WINMAGplus
touch operating unit which was equipped with an individu-
ally designed user interface. With the fire alarm system, the
connection occurs via the Serial essernet Interface and via
a special network controller for the intrusion detection tech-
nology.
In addition, the data of both networks is transmitted serially
to a BACnet Gateway which respectively encodes the data
and forwards it to a superior building management system.
Multiprotocol Gateway, Part No. 7850xx
Network Controller
Serial essernet Interface (SEI), Part No. 784856
The operation of both systems is thus possible both local-
ly – via the WINMAGplus Touch Panel – as well as via the
control center.
In addition to the gateway shown here, other interfaces for
OPC, LONTalk, Modbus IP or EIB / Instabus are available.
Operation via the building management system is depen-
dent on the interface used.
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Your specialist
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Phone: +49 2137 17-0 (Administration)
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Phone: +43 1 600 6030
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Part No. 795883.G0
February 2009
Subject to change without notice
© 2009 Honeywell International Inc.
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