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Vision Fire & Security

Software User Guide


March 7, 2005
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The manufacturer reserves the right to change designs or specifications without obligation and without further notice. VESDA,
LaserTEKNIC, LaserPLUS, LaserSCANNER, LaserCOMPACT, LaserFOCUS, VESDAnet, VESDAlink, ASPIRE, ASPIRE2, AutoLearn,
VSM, VConfig, InfoWORKS, PROACTIV, PRECISION, VSC, ADPRO, FastTrace, FastVu, FastScan, Axiom, PRO, Amux, Video Central,
Millbank and VxLAN are brands and trade marks used under license by the distributor.
FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures; re-orientate or relocate the receiving antenna, increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver, connect the equipment to a power outlet which is on a different power circuit to the receiver or consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/television technician for help.
General Warning
This product must only be installed, configured and used strictly in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions and the technical
documentation available from VFS International Pty Ltd (VFS). You acknowledge that you have read and agree to those terms and
conditions. All proper health and safety precautions must be taken during the installation, commissioning and maintenance of the product.
The product should not be connected to a power source until all the components have been installed. Proper safety precautions must be
taken during tests and maintenance of the products when these are still connected to the power source. Failure to do so or tampering with
the electronics inside the products can result in an electric shock causing injury or death and may cause equipment damage. VFS is not
responsible and cannot be held accountable for any liability that may arise due to improper use of the equipment and/or failure to take
proper precautions. Only persons trained through an accredited VFS training course can install, test and maintain the product.
Limitation of Liability
This product must only be installed, configured and used strictly in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions, this manual and the
technical documentation available from VFS International Pty Ltd. You acknowledge that you have read and agree to those terms and
conditions.
You acknowledge that you have been provided with a reasonable opportunity to appraise the product and have made your own
independent assessment of the fitness or suitability for your purpose. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any oral or written
information, representation or advice given by or on behalf of VFS or its representatives.
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business, loss of profits or loss of data. You indemnify VFS for any claim, amount or liability brought against VFS in connection with the
product.
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product. VFS does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations, either expressly or implied, regarding the current or future use, or
the results of the use, of the product, with respect to its correctness, accuracy, reliability, completeness, interworking, functionality,
currentness or otherwise resulting from the configuration of the product.
To the full extent permitted by law, VFS expressly excludes all conditions, warranties and liability, whether imposed or implied by statute or
by rule of law or otherwise, which are not expressly set out in the General Terms and Conditions.
To the extent permitted by law, your sole recourse for any defect of, damage to, or performance standard of the product will be under the
express warranties the General Terms and Conditions (if applicable) and VFS will in no event be liable to pay any amount or damages
resulting from or in connection with the product.
To the extent by law that any limitation or exclusion can not apply, the total liability of VFS in relation to the product is limited to:
(i) in the case of services, the cost of having the services supplied again; or
(ii) in the case of goods, the lowest cost of replacing the goods, acquiring equivalent goods or having the goods repaired.
To the extent permitted by law, VFS has no liability with respect to damage to or arising out of, or the condition or performance of, the
product resulting from (i) negligence or improper use, storage, installation, configuration commission, service maintenance or handling of
the product (where 'improper' includes treatment other than in accordance with the product manual, these terms and conditions or the
information provided at a training session); (ii) accident, unforeseeable circumstances or disaster; (iii) modifications to the product other
than in accordance with VFS's instructions; (iv) attachment of or interoperation with features, software or products not approved by VFS in
writing; or (v) where the product has been serviced by persons not authorized by VFS in writing to service the product.
Product Warranty Conditions
VFS International Pty Ltd (VFS) warrants that new products (excluding consumable items) will conform to its published specifications and
remain in good working order during the warranty period of 24 (twenty four) months from the date an invoice is issued by VFS to its
distributor.
VFS also warrants that products serviced or repaired by its service department will remain in good working order for a warranty period of
12 (twelve) months from the date of service. This service or repair warranty is only available on products less than 7 (seven) years old and
only covers those component parts of the products serviced, repaired or replaced.
Should product under warranty not be in good working order, VFS will, at its option, either repair or replace the product or its component
parts at no additional charge.
Spare parts and replacement product, covered under this warranty, will be furnished on an exchange basis and will, at the option of VFS
either be new, equivalent to new or reconditioned. Returned parts and products to VFS become the property of VFS.
This warranty does not cover the repair or damage to the product resulting from or arising out of (i) negligence or improper use storage,
installation, configuration, commission, service, maintenance or handling of the product (where 'improper' includes treatment other than in
accordance with any manual or instructions for use of the product); (ii) accident, unforeseeable circumstances or disaster; (iii)
modifications to the product other than in accordance with VFS's instructions; (iv) attachment of features or interoperation with features,
software or products not approved by VFS in writing; or (v) where the product has been serviced by persons not authorized by VFS in
writing to service the product.
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Codes and Standards Information
We strongly recommend that this document is read in conjunction with the appropriate local codes and standards for smoke detection
systems and electrical connections. This document contains generic information and some sections may not comply fully with all local
codes and standards. In these cases, the local codes and standards must take precedence.
FM 3611 Hazardous Approval Warning
Exposure to some chemicals may degrade the sealing of relays used on the detector. Relays used on the detector are marked "TX2-5V" or
"G6S-2-5V" or "EC2-5NU".
UL Warning
The fire alarm threshold (signal) that initiates an evacuation procedure via the Fire Alarm Panel must not be set higher than 0.625%/ft. The
detector can send this signal either via the Fire Alarm Panel Output signal or the Pre-alarm output signal.
Safety Label
This VESDA product incorporates a laser device and is classified as a Class 1 laser product that complies with FDA regulations 21 CFR
1040.10. The laser is housed in a sealed detector chamber and contains no serviceable parts. This laser emits invisible light and can be
hazardous if viewed with the naked eye. Under no circumstances should the detector chamber be opened.
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or permanent corruption of configuration details.
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electric shock. This may lead to death or permanent injury.
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Scope ................................................................................................................................................1
Introduction .....................................................................................................................................1
PC Software Packages ...........................................................................................................1
VESDA PC Software Features ................................................................................................2
Product Information ........................................................................................................................2
System Requirements .............................................................................................................3
Installing the Software .............................................................................................................3
Connecting to VESDAnet ........................................................................................................3
VESDA PC Software Functions ..............................................................................................4
Logging In ...............................................................................................................................4
User Access Levels and PIN ...............................................................................................5
VESDA Software Menu Bar ............................................................................................................6
The Tool Bars ..................................................................................................................................6
Parameter Configurations Forms ..................................................................................................8
VESDAnet Configuration Form ...............................................................................................8
Detector Configuration Form ...................................................................................................9
Programmer Configuration Form ............................................................................................9
Interface Configuration Form ..................................................................................................9
Display Configuration Form ...................................................................................................10
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1.1 Scope
The VESDA PC Software Guide outlines the VSM3 and VConfig PRO Software packages, its
features and instructions for installing it. It provides a guide to the different aspects of the
software packages.
The VESDA Software Guide is written for those involved with the commissioning, maintenance
or management of a VESDA system. It provides an overview of the software and its application.
It is assumed that the persons using VESDA PC Software are knowledgeable about the various
aspects of the VESDA Laser System and Aspirating Smoke Detection. It is suggested that
persons using VESDA PC Software attend a VESDA accredited course.
1.2 Introduction
PC Software Packages
VESDA offers a number of PC software packages. These packages allow for managing,
commissioning and configuring the VESDA laser system to different degrees.
VSM3 system monitoring software package allows centralized monitoring of the status of
the smoke detection system. It allows single point analysis and configuration for large or
small installations.
VConfig Pro is the professional system configuration tool enabling easy system
configuration.
VESDA System Configurator (VSC) is the professional system configuration tool enabling
easy system configuration for large or small installations.
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VESDA PC Software Features
VESDA PC Software features:
Figure 1 - VESDA PC Software Features
1.3 Product Information
All VESDA PC Software is available through VESDA Distributors.
Features VSM3 VConfig Pro
Floorplan a
System Overview a
Remote Interrogation a a
Remote Notification a
Easy configuration of devices a a
Automatically updating Event Log a
Standard Event Log a
Acknowledging of events a
Smoke Trend a a
AutoLearn a a
Offline mode a a
Comprehensive Online Help a a
VESDAlink capable a
VESDAnet capable a a
Maintenance View a
Registration requirements a
Zone Mimic a
Active Event List a a
PC Sound Configuration a
User Login levels a a
AutoDetect a a
Drag & Drop Addressing a a
Configure Smoke Resolution a
Extend Logon time a a
Disable Task Switching option a
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System Requirements
For the software packages to function efficiently the minimum system requirements are:
Intel Pentium 120 Processor
64 mb RAM
1.2 gb Hard Disk Drive
800 x 600 SVGA Display
Microsoft Windows 9x/NT/200/ME (or later) operating system
High speed FIFO serial port (16550 serial chip or compatible)
CD ROM
1.44 MB, 3.5 inch floppy disk
Installing the Software
VSM3 - To start VSM3 place CD into a CD Drive. The Installation Wizard will guide the user
through the installation process
VConfig PRO - To start VConfig PRO place CD into a CD Drive. The Installation Wizard will
guide the user through the installation process
Connecting to VESDAnet
The PC loaded with the VESDA PC Software is connected to VESDAnet using the HLI (For
details on VESDAnet and HLI please refer to the VESDA Communications Guide). VSM3 and
VConfig PRO can be situated on-site, or at a remote location. If the PC is located at a remote
location modems will be required at either end for communication between the software loaded
PC and the HLI.
Figure 2 - VESDA Installation showing On-site and Off-site connections
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VESDA PC Software Functions
The functions offered by the VESDA PC Software packages are detailed below.
Table 1 - VESDA PC Software Functions
Logging In
The PC supporting the VESDA PC software package must be connected to VESDAnet before
starting the software. If the PC is not connected the software will not run.
Figure 3 - Start up message when PC is not connected to VESDAnet
Functions VSM3
VConfig
Pro
Complete system monitoring for LaserPLUS,
LaserSCANNER and LaserCOMPACT
a
Text indication of any active faults or alarms a a
Indication and acknowledgement of all alarms and faults a
Comprehensive event logging a a
Smoke trending a a
Zone display representation a
Dial In and Dial Out Modem access a
Complete system status overview a
Simple device configuration a a
Floor Plans a
Password protection a a
On-line help a a
Off-line configuration of devices a a
Configuration of VESDA-link devices a
Drag and Drop addressing of devices a a
Maintenance View a
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Starting the software once the PC is connected to VESDAnet, will bring up the Logon screen
Figure 4 - Logon Screen for VESDA PC Software Packages
User Access Levels and PIN
User Access Level - The three User levels allow progressively limited access to users at lower
levels. The level of authorization at each level is mentioned below in table 2, User Access
Levels and Functional Authorization on page 5
Table 2 - User Access Levels and Functional Authorization
Personal Identification Number (PIN) - The default PIN for each level of user is set at the factory.
The Distributor has access to the PINs for each level. After logging in the user has the option to
change the default PIN.
User
Level
Access
Level
Functional Authorization
Looker View Only None. A Looker level is not displayed on the Log On screen.
Clicking on OK without entering any Password will access
the Looker level.
USR Low This is the USER. The User can view the event log, change
the date and the time. They can also perform selected
VESDA Zone control Functions.
ADM High At the ADMINISTRATOR level access is available to most
functions. These include setting Alarm Thresholds and
normalizing Air Flows.
DST Absolute The DISTRIBUTOR level allows unlimited access to all the
System commands and parameters.
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1.4 VESDA Software Menu Bar
Figure 5, VESDA Software Menu Bar, on page 6 illustrates the Menu Bar in the VSM3 Software
Package.
Figure 5 - VESDA Software Menu Bar
The sub-menus available may vary depending upon the devices connected to VESDAnet. For
details of sub-menus please refer to the VESDA PC Software Online Help.
1.5 The Tool Bars
The Tool Bar is displayed on the screen below the Menu Bar. The Tool bar is accessible through
the View Menu on the Menu Bar and can be activated or hidden through this menu. The Tool
Bars for VSM3 and VConfig PRO are displayed below in figure 6, VSM3 Tool Bar, on page 6.
Figure 6 - VSM3 Tool Bar
Figure 7 - VConfig PRO Tool Bar
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The functions for the Tool Buttons and their availability in different VESDA PC Software is given
below in table 3, Tool Bar Buttons available in VESDA PC Software Packages on page 8. For
the Tool Bar function details, please refer to the VESDA PC Software Online Help.
Button Function VSM3
VConfig
PRO
Print a a
Exit Application a
Reset Zone a a
Isolate Zone a a
De-Isolate Zone a a
Silence All Devices a a
Mode Change All Devices a a
Scan Device a a
Device Information a a
Device Tree a a
Device List a a
Active Event List a a
Zone Mimic a
Event Log a a
Smoke Trend a a
Floor Plan a
System Overview a
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Table 3 - Tool Bar Buttons available in VESDA PC Software Packages
1.6 Parameter Configurations Forms
Configuration Parameter Forms allow the configuration of VESDAnet, VESDA Laser Detectors,
LCD Programmer, HLI Interface and the Displays. These forms have a number of tabs, each tab
corresponding to a parameter that can be configured through the relevant tab. To access the
relevant Configuration Form, select the Device requiring configuration and click on the
Parameters Tool Button. For further details on accessing Configuration Forms please refer to the
VESDA PC Software Online Help.
VESDAnet Configuration Form
The VESDAnet Configuration Form configures the parameters for VESDAnet. It is possible to
configure parameters for all the devices on VESDAnet through this form. Figure 8, VESDAnet
Configuration Form, on page 8 illustrates the VESDAnet Configuration Form showing the
available tabs for configuring different parameters. For details on individual tabs and their
parameters please refer to the VESDA PC Software Online Guide.
Figure 8 - VESDAnet Configuration Form
Maintenance View a
Configuration Parameters a a
Acknowledge Event a
Previous Fire Zone a
Next Fire Zone a
Help a a
Button Function VSM3
VConfig
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Detector Configuration Form
The Detector Configuration Form allows changing the parameters for the selected Detector. The
Detector Configuration Form showing the available tabs is illustrated below in figure 9, Detector
Configuration Form, on page 9. The parameters that can be configured in each tab is explained
in detail in the VESDA PC Software Online Help.
Figure 9 - Detector Configuration Form
Programmer Configuration Form
This allows configuring the parameters relevant to the selected VESDA LCD Programmer. The
top of the form will identify the LCD Programmer that has been selected. The Programmer
Configuration Form showing the available tabs is illustrated below in figure 10, VESDA LCD
Programmer Configuration Form, on page 9. The VESDA PC Software Online Help explains the
parameters that can be configured through the tabs of the Programmer Form.
Figure 10 - VESDA LCD Programmer Configuration Form
Interface Configuration Form
The Interface Configuration Form allows configuring the parameters relevant to the selected HLI.
The top of the form will identify the HLI that has been selected. The Interface Configuration Form
showing the available tabs is illustrated below in Figure 11, Interface Configuration Form, on
page 9. For detailed explanation on configuring the parameters please refer to the VESDA
Software Online Help.
Figure 11 - Interface Configuration Form
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Display Configuration Form
The Display Configuration Form is used to configure the parameters of displays connected to
VESDAnet. This Form allows configuring the parameters relevant to the selected Display. The
top of the form will identify the Display that has been selected. The Display Configuration Form
showing the available tabs is illustrated below in figure 11, Interface Configuration Form, on
page 9. Please refer to the VESDA PC Software Online Help for detailed explanation of the
Display Form.
Figure 12 - Display Configuration Form
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Index
A
ADM..................................................... 5
ADMINISTRATOR .................................. 5
C
Conventions .......................................... ii
D
Detector Configuration Form................... 9
Display Configuration Form.................. 10
DISTRIBUTOR ....................................... 5
DST...................................................... 5
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Installing Software................................. 3
Interface Configuration Form .................. 9
Introduction .......................................... 1
L
Logging In ............................................ 4
Looker.................................................. 5
P
Parameter Configurations Forms............. 8
PC Software Packages ........................... 1
Programmer Configuration Form............. 9
S
Software Menu ...................................... 6
Software System Requirements............... 3
Software tool bars ................................. 6
U
USER ................................................... 5
User Access Level ................................. 5
User Access Levels ............................... 5
USR ..................................................... 5
V
VConfig PRO Software ........................... 1
VESDAnet Configuration Form................ 8
VESDAnet connection............................ 3
VSC (VESDA System Configurator).......... 1
VSM3 Software...................................... 1
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