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AL-1809 / CA1809 / ATS1809 Universal Interface Installation and Programming Guide

P/N 1070056 REV 1.0 ISS 26JUL10

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Manufacturer

UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc. 1275 Red Fox Rd., Arden Hills, MN 55112-6943, USA Authorized EU manufacturing representative: UTC Fire & Security B.V. Kelvinstraat 7, 6003 DH Weert, Netherlands

FCC compliance

AL-1809 Universal Interface complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Certification European Union directives 1999/5/EC (R&TTE directive): Hereby, UTC Fire & Security declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. 2002/96/EC (WEEE directive): Products marked with this symbol cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European Union. For proper recycling, return this product to your local supplier upon the purchase of equivalent new equipment, or dispose of it at designated collection points. For more information see: www.recyclethis.info. Contact information For contact information see our Web site: www.utcfireandsecurity.com.

Content
Product overview 1 Main features 2 Web interface 2 Installer and cabling requirements 3 Installation 5 Overview 5 Setting up the control panel 5 Setting up the installation computer 5 Installing the Universal Interface 6 Programming 9 Logging in 10 User name and password 10 Network settings 10 ATS panel options 12 Firewall rules 13 Email/TFTP parameters 14 Network Receiver parameters 15 Message format 16 Finishing the installation 17 After a full installation 17 Reference section 18 Additional programming 18 RAS keystrokes to program the computer address 19 RAS keystrokes to program the security password 19 RAS keystrokes to program central station parameters 19 Using the default jumper 20 LED indication 21 Universal Interface utilities 21 Sample network diagram 22 Specifications 24 Software 24 Network primitive frame size (bytes) 24 Hardware 24 Installation worksheet 26

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Product overview
The AL-1809/CA1809/ATS1809 Universal Interface (Universal Interface) acts as a gateway between an ATS alarm panel and the outside world. It includes an embedded web server to enable the installation technician to program all the necessary configuration options of the Universal Interface by means of a web browser on a computer. The Universal Interface enables an ATS control panel to communicate with security management systems via Internet protocol (IP).
Figure 1: Typical system layout for IP communication
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IP aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa 2 3 4 6 5 IP bbb.bbb.bbb.bbb 7

IP ccc.ccc.ccc.ccc 8 IP eee.eee.eee.eee 9 IP ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd

1. SecureStream* or UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver, IP aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa 2. UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver, IP bbb.bbb.bbb.bbb 3. ATS Control Panel 3. UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver, IP ccc.ccc.ccc.ccc 4. Universal Interface 5. LAN or WAN 6. Computer and Printer Interface 8. PC with web-browser, IP eee.eee.eee.eee (used to program the Universal Interface during installation) 9. ATS8300, IP ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd * SecureStream is only used in Australia.

IP numbers would normally be in the range 0-255.

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Figure 2: General layout of Universal Interface


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CON1
DEF CON10 CON11 RST

Tx1 Rx1

CON3

CON4
GND-LNK

TX OUT

EA RTH

RX IN

+12V

GND

GND

CTS

RTS

1. 2. 3. 4.

Default Do not use Reset Ground link

5. 6. 7. 8.

12 VDC RS232 Panel communication LEDs RJ45

Note: The ground jumper (GDN-LNK) is used only if GND is set to Earth on the control panel.

Main features
Main features of the Universal Interface: May be mounted in an ATS control panel enclosure. Acts as a gateway between the control panel and multiple management systems including ATS8000/ATS8300, SecureStream, and the UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver. Transmits Contact ID (CID Large) and Security Industry Association (SIA) data via Internet protocol (IP) connection. Communicates with management systems across the WAN or LAN. Uses negligible network bandwidth. Supports encrypted communications. Supports TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocols. Initial programming by web interface on installers PC. Firewall can be easily set up for ports to allow or deny IP protocols. The ATS control panel must be fitted with an ATS1801 Computer & Printer Interface. The ATS1809 supports both 10 Mb/s and 100 Mb/s Ethernet connections.

Notes

Web interface
The Universal Interface has a built-in web server that is used to program, check status, update the firmware, and restart the Universal Interface.

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The installation technician initially opens the programming web pages at the Universal Interfaces default IP address (http://192.168.0.100) using a web browser on an installation computer. In order to do so: The installation computer must be temporarily assigned an IP address within the 192.168.0.0 subnet, which permits the installation computer access to the address http://192.168.0.100. It is recommended to connect the Ethernet ports of the installation computer and the Universal Interface by means of a UTP cross over lead (it is possible that the clients network will not permit communication within the 192.168.0.0 subnet).

A new IP address is assigned to the Universal Interface by the clients network administrator. When the Universal Interface is restarted or reset (and the default jumper is not fitted) the assigned IP address takes effect and is used for any subsequent programming.

Installer and cabling requirements


Only qualified and trained installation technicians with knowledge of network settings, an understanding of Internet protocols, SecureStream (as applicable), and UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver installers (as applicable) may install and program the Universal Interface. It is required to use an FTP network cable and to put the ferrite on the network cable. Attach the ferrite to the housing (for example, using a tie wrap).

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Figure 3: Simplified wiring diagram for Universal Interface to ATS control panel
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CON4

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TX OUT EARTH RX IN +12V GND GND CTS RTS

1. ATS1809 Universal Interface 2. To ATS panel 3. Battery Table 1: Connection AL-1809/CA1809/ATS1809 GND TX OUT RX IN RTS CTS EARTH Connections

4. LAN/WAN 5. ATS1801 Computer and Printer Interface

ATS1801 GND RX TX CTS RTS

ATS3000 / 4000

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GND +12V

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0 V Battery +12 V Battery

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Installation
Overview
In order for you to install and program a Universal Interface, you must first: Use an LCD RAS on the control panels LAN to obtain (or program) the panels computer address and security password, and to program central station reporting (if required). See Setting up the control panel below. Set up the installation computer on which you will use a web browser to program the Universal Interfaces configuration options. See Setting up the installation computer below. Obtain a number of details about the installation from various sources. These details are listed on a blank installation worksheet on page 26 that you can copy for reuse.

The overall process of installing a Universal Interface consists of the following tasks. Setting up the control panel described below Setting up the installation computer described below Installing the Universal Interface described on page 6 Programming described on page 9 Finishing the installation described on page 17

Setting up the control panel


The following control panel options must be programmed via Menu, 19, 29: Computer address Security password Central Station parameters

Refer to pages 13 and 19 for details.

Setting up the installation computer


The Universal Interface is programmed using a web browser to display the web pages generated by the Universal Interfaces embedded web server at either the default IP address or the assigned IP address (provided by the local network administrator). In either case, you must configure the web browser to directly display the Universal Interfaces web pages without using the network proxy server. Note: Seek advice from the clients IT staff before you start.

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The following example is for Internet Explorer 5. Use the correct procedure for your particular web browser. To configure the proxy: 1. Start the web browser (Internet Explorer). 2. In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > Advanced. 3. In the Exceptions window, type the default static IP address of the Universal Interface, followed by a semi-colon, followed by the assigned static IP address (provided by the local network administrator). For example, type 192.168.0.100;10.203.0.15 (where 10.203.0.15 is the IP address for the Universal Interface, as provided by the local network administrator), and click OK (see Figure 4 below).
Figure 4: Example of proxy settings for bypassing specific addresses

Installing the Universal Interface


As described in Web interface on page 2, the Universal Interfaces assigned static address parameters may be programmed (see page 10). To install the hardware: 1. Power down the ATS control panel (or other 12 VDC power source) that will be used to power the Universal Interface.

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2. If not already done so, install a ATS1801 Computer and Printer Interface (not supplied) on the control panel, following the instructions contained in the ATS1801 Installation Guide. The ATS1801 Computer and Printer Interface provides an RS232 connection between the control panel and the Universal Interface. 3. Mount the Universal Interface in the ATS control panel enclosure. Note: The distance from the ATS control panel to the Universal Interface must not exceed 1 meter. 4. Connect the ATS1801 Computer & Printer Interface Computer port to the Universal Interface, using the supplied plug-on screw terminals. See the simplified wiring diagram in Figure 3 on page 4 for details. 5. Connect GND to Earth using jumper GDN-LNK. See Figure 2 on page 2 for the location of GDN-LNK. Note: This step applies only if GND is set to Earth on the control panel. Configuration This procedure may be used for all ATS control panels and must be used in all cases where the Universal Interface does not have the factory-default settings (e.g. a previously-fitted unit). Note: The installation computer must be temporarily assigned an IP address within the 192.168.0.0 subnet, which permits the installation computer access to the address http://192.168.0.100. To configure the universal interface: 1. Change the installation computers IP address settings to be within the 192.168.0.0 subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.X, where X is any number from 1-254 (do not use 192.168.0.100 as the Universal Interface uses this). Record the installation computers original settings so that you can restore them after programming the Universal Interface at the default address. 2. Fit the Universal Interfaces default jumper (DEF) to default the Universal Interface to the factory settings. See Using the default jumper on page 20 for details. 3. Attach power cables between the Universal Interface, and battery wires and the auxiliary power terminals on the ATS control panel (or other 12 VDC power source), using the taps from the accessory bag. See also Figure 3 on page 4. 4. Connect the Ethernet ports of the installation computer and the Universal Interface by means of a UTP cross over lead. Alternatively, connect the Internet/Ethernet cable from the Universal Interface to your network IP connection point (however, it is possible that the clients network will not permit communication within the 192.168.0.0 subnet). 5. Re-power the ATS control panel (or other 12 VDC power source) to power the Universal Interface.

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6. Go to Programming on page 9 to program the static address parameters and all remaining options via the default IP address. 7. Follow the appropriate procedures in Finishing the installation on page 17 to complete the installation.

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Programming
When you perform an installation, use the default IP address (http://192.168.0.100) to open the Universal Interfaces programming web pages. Program all required options including the static address parameters. See Configuration on page 7 for details. The Universal Interface welcome screen displays.
Figure 5: Universal Interface displayed in web browser

The Universal Interface web pages display a menu on the left-hand side of the window that you will use to access various programming options. In this section you will program the following options: User name and password on page 10 Network settings on page 10 ATS panel options on page 12 Firewall rules on page 13 Optional Email/TFTP parameters on page 14 Network Receiver parameters on page 15

Program the options using the information that you recorded on the Installation worksheet on page 26.

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Logging in
Click Login in the User Authentication section of the Universal Interface menu to display the login window. Use the default user name ADVISOR MASTER (case sensitive), and password 998765, to log in to the Universal Interface and begin a session. It is important to note that: Login sessions automatically terminate after five minutes. If you need more than 5 minutes to complete your work, logout and login again to begin a new 5-minute session. If an incorrect user name/password is entered more than five times, more attempts to log in will be delayed by about 60 seconds. After about 60 seconds, logins are allowed as usual. When programming the Universal Interface, you must save your changes using the Submit button on each page before you refresh the web browser or logout, otherwise your changes will be lost. You may need to refresh the web browser in order to see the latest data from the Universal Interface.

User name and password


Use the default user name and password to initially log in to the Universal Interface and begin a session. Click Change User Details in the User Authentication section of the Universal Interface menu to program the required user name and password.

Network settings
To set up the network: 1. Click Static Address Parameters in the Network Setup section of the Universal Interface menu to display the network parameters setup window. Type the new IP address, net mask and gateway address (provided by the local network administrator) for the Universal Interface and click Submit. 2. The Universal Interface should be configured to communicate with central station reporting and/or management software. Click Central Station Parameters in the Network Setup section of the Universal Interface menu and type the IP addresses for any CID site or management software site collecting ATS panel events via IP. Three entries are available for reporting to a UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver (listed under Alarm Reporting Central Station), and twelve are available for communication to management applications (listed as entry 4 15 under Management Central Stations): Alarm Reporting Central Station 1 is the main UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver
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Alarm Reporting Central Station 2 is the backup UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver Alarm Reporting Central Station 3 is the disaster UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver Management Central Station 4 to 15 are for ATS8000/ATS8300 management software

For each IP address, select the options for Protocol, Port, Event type, and Encryption. See Figure 6 on page 12 for details, and Table 2 below for allowable settings. Click Submit. 3. Network probing is an additional feature that will send a message using TCP port 22222 to all programmed IP addresses in Central Station parameters. The first to return an answer will prevent the Universal Interface from generating a Line fault with Universal E-Link error. When enabled, firewall rules should be setup such that they do not block this message (this includes the Windows XP firewall). At least one PC in the programmed list should remain active. When disabled, no network probing is performed. Normal polling mechanisms however remain in operation. This test is performed every 12 seconds. Note: When finished programming the Universal Interface, click Restart Communications in the Utilities section of the main menu to update the system data.
Table 2: Allowable central station parameters Allowable settings Protocol Data type Event type Encryption UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver TCP Event CID, SIA, or XSIA Triple DES SecureStream UDP Event CID only ATS8000/ATS8300 UDP Event Computer event only

Twofish or none Twofish or none

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Figure 6: Setting up Central Station Parameters

1. UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver or SecureStream 2. Main 3. Backup

4. Disaster 5. ATS8000 or ATS8300

Note: Management software (ATS8300) must not use the same port number as SecureStream.

ATS panel options


This section covers how to program the following ATS panel options: SecureStream: Event ACK interval (SecureStream only) SecureStream: Heartbeat interval (SecureStream only) Panel Physical (Computer) Address* Panel Security Password* Twofish Encryption Key

* Must always match details keyed at the RAS keypad.

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To set the panel options: 1. Click Panel Physical Address in the Panel Setup section of the Universal Interface menu. Type the correct computer address (Installer menu 19 29 in the control panel) and click Submit. The value may not be 0. 2. Click Panel Security Password in the Panel Setup section of the Universal Interface menu. Type the 10-digit password and click Submit. This password must match the security password that was keyed in the ATS panel at menu 19 29 during installation. Tip: As a precaution, delete any temporary files your browser creates each time the security password is submitted. Tip: The security password can also be changed using Titan Advanced or Alliance 8300 once connection is established. 3. Click Twofish Encryption Key in the Panel Setup section of the Universal Interface menu. Typing in all zeros disables encryption, even if enable is selected. Accepts up to 16 numbers, each three-digit number in each field can be from 0 to 255. Keep a record of your encryption key. Click Enable and Submit. Tip: As a precaution, delete any temporary files your browser creates each time encryption is submitted. Note: When finished programming the Universal Interface, click Restart Communications in the Utilities section of the main menu to update the system data.

Firewall rules
Firewall rules allow you to accept or deny one or more selected communication protocols and associated data. Adding a new rule to accept a protocol doesnt stop communication with other protocols. To deny a protocol you need to either set up a specific rule, or use the option Set default rule to deny all connections. The Show all rules and Delete a Rule functions are self-explanatory and are not explained here. The system diagram depicted in Figure 7 on page 22 shows several system components (UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver, ATS8000/ATS8300, and a computer with a web browser). Table 6 on page 23 summarizes the firewall rules for the sample system. To configure the firewall: 1. Add a rule so that the computer with the web browser can access the Universal Interface. Click Add a new rule in the Firewall Setup section of the Universal Interface menu. Type the IP address of the computer with the web browser, type port number 80, select TCP, select Accept, and click Submit.
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Note: Setting the port number to 0 (zero), allows all port numbers. Repeat this step for any other computers requiring web access to the Universal Interface. 2. Add a rule for each CID station or ATS8000/ATS8300 management software station that requires access via the Universal Interface. Click Add a new rule in the Firewall Setup section of the Universal Interface menu. Type the IP address of the CID station or ATS8000/ATS8300 management software station, type port number 3001, select UDP, select Accept, and click Submit. Note: Setting the port number to 0 (zero), allows all port numbers. Repeat this step for each CID station or ATS8000/ATS8300 management software station that requires access via the Universal Interface. 3. Add a rule to enable a ping test, if required. Click Add a new rule in the Firewall Setup section of the Universal Interface menu. Type the IP address of the computer from which you want to perform a ping test, select ICMP, select Accept, and click Submit. We recommend that ICMP is normally disabled, and only used temporarily for testing. 4. Click Set default rule to deny all connections in the Firewall Setup section of the Universal Interface menu to exclude any other connections than the ones that you created rules for, and click Submit. Notes The Universal Interface uses a mechanism (Network Probing) where it can transmit a message using TCP port 22222 to check if a network is present (if enabled, see Network Setup > Network Probing). It will try to send this message to every central station programmed. The first to return an answer (Acknowledge or Reject) will stop further testing until the next test (12 second intervals). The usage of the firewall should be limited, as routers and firewalls in normal cases already provide the same security levels and are managed and updated by IT departments. If the PC at the receiving end has a firewall running (like Windows XP firewall) this also requires to be setup such that the ports are opened.

Email/TFTP parameters
As an alternative to connecting a printer to the Computer & Printer Interface (fitted to the control panel) and printing events, you can program the Universal Interface to output the printer events as data files and to send the files to email addresses or to a TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) server address. Note: Setting up email addresses, email servers, or TFTP servers is not described in this document.

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To configure Email/TFTP: 1. Click Email/TFTP Parameters in the Network Setup section of the Universal Interface menu. 2. To use email, type at least one email address. Use additional email addresses if you want to send email to more than one recipient. Leave all email addresses blank if you do not want to send email. 3. Type the IP address for the mail server or TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) server, as required. Leave the server address blank if you do not want to send email or TFTP. 4. Type the Maximum number of events before sending to use the number of logged events as a trigger for sending email or TFTP. The value 0 (zero) disables this function. In addition to using a value greater than zero to trigger email or TFTP, you can also schedule email or TFTP by using the time settings, below. 5. Use the Time to send scheduled email fields in hours, minutes, and AM / PM to schedule daily email or TFTP transmissions. If used in conjunction with a Maximum number of events before sending value, the scheduling function will send email or TFTP even if the number of logged events has not reached the specified (non-zero) value. 6. When finished programming the required email or TFTP options, click Submit. Note: When finished programming the Universal Interface, click Restart Communications in the Utilities section of the main menu to update the system data.

Network Receiver parameters


To set up the receiver parameters: 1. Click Network Receiver in the Network Setup section of the Universal Interface menu. 2. Type the Receiver number. A monitoring station normally has multiple network receivers passing information to it, identified by the receiver number. Up to three digits are valid, from 0-255. Obtain this number from the monitoring/central station. If desired the Central Station can override this value in the Network Receiver. 3. Type the Line number. This number identifies which line card delivered the error message from the panel. Up to three digits are valid, from 0-255. Obtain this number from the monitoring/central station. If desired the Central Station can override this value in the Network Receiver. 4. Type the Heartbeat interval.

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The heartbeat interval defines the interval between heartbeats in seconds. 0255 seconds are valid. Note: The heartbeats in this case are sent by the Universal Interface to the UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver. If the heartbeat fails, an alarm event is created at the Network Receiver end. 5. Select the Network Receiver version. Version V1.9.4 (or higher) is recommended. Network Receiver versions V1.9.4 and higher are backwards compatible (auto-detect) with all existing formats. 6. When finished programming the required Network Receiver options, click Submit. Note: When finished programming the Universal Interface, click Restart Communications in the Utilities section of the main menu to update the system data.

Message format
Messages sent from the security panel to the monitoring station contain the UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver number, line number, account code/circuit number (normally four digits), and the event message. The format is: Rrrr Llll AAAA Eeee XX Cccc where: rrr is a Network Receiver number* lll is a line number* AAAA is a four-digit account code/circuit* Eeee XX Cxxx is an event message.

* Obtain this information from the monitoring/central station.

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Finishing the installation


After a full installation
During a full installation, the Universal Interfaces assigned static address parameters were programmed via the Universal Interfaces programming web pages at the default IP address, and connected to the installation computer using a UTP cross over lead. After programming you need to check that the installation computer can access the Universal Interfaces programming web pages at the assigned IP address on the clients network. To finish the installation: 1. Remove the UTP cross over lead from the installation computer and the Universal Interface. 2. Connect the installation computers Ethernet port and the Universal Interfaces Ethernet port to the clients network IP connection points. 3. Remove the default jumper on DEF and reset the Universal Interface by momentarily connecting across the Universal Interface's reset jumper RST (or re-power the Universal Interface). See Figure 2 on page 2 for the location of DEF and RST. This applies the new settings for the Universal Interface, replacing the default settings. 4. Configure the installation computers network parameters to be within the same subnet as the new settings for the Universal Interface. For example: If the Universal Interface = 10.203.0.15, Mask 255.255.255.0, Gateway = 10.203.0.1, then the computer has to be the same Mask and Gateway, but a different IP, for example; 10.203.0.2. 5. Verify that you can view the Universal Interfaces web pages at the new static IP address. Start a web browser on the computer and type the IP address in Internet Explorers Address bar that you assigned to the Universal Interface. For example, type http://10.203.0.15, and press Enter (if 10.203.0.15 was the assigned static IP address). Welcome to the Universal Interface displays in the browser.

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Reference section
Additional programming
Some of the items that you programmed in the Universal Interface as a result of following the procedures in this manual also need to be programmed in the ATS panel using an LCD RAS, and in other applications such as the management software and/or the central station software (as applicable). The following sections list the items that need to be programmed in addition to the Universal Interface programming. Refer to the programming instructions for the management software and/or the central station software (as applicable) for complete details. If central station reporting is used The following items must be programmed for each central station via RAS menu 19-14: Reporting format - CID Large events for SecureStream; CID, SIA, or XSIA for UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver. System and area account numbers (these items are not programmed via the Universal Interface).

The following items must be programmed for each central station via the central station software: CID Large events for SecureStream; CID, SIA, or XSIA for UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver. ATS panel security password. Protocol, data type, event type, and encryption type as required (refer to Table 2 on page 11). Encryption key (special rules apply for SecureStream, refer to the SecureStream manual).

If ATS8000/ATS8300 management software is used The following items must be programmed in ATS8000/ATS8300 for the ATS panel: ATS panels IP address (the Universals assigned IP address is not used for this purpose). Encryption key (if used). ATS panel physical (computer) address (requires a unique number for every panel in one system). ATS panel security password.

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If ATS8000/ATS8300 management software and central station reporting are used In addition to the two lists (above), you must create a Central Station record ATS8000/ATS8300 for each of the ATS panels central stations (main, backup, and disaster), as applicable. Refer to ATS8000/ATS8300 on-line help for details. The items required to program a Central Station record in ATS8000/ATS8300 (including system and area account numbers) are not programmed via the Universal Interface.

RAS keystrokes to program the computer address


In order for the Universal Interface to communicate with the control panel, they each must be programmed with the same computer address. In the Universal Interface this option is named Panel Physical Address. At the RAS keypad press Menu, enter the installer code, press Enter, 19, 29, and press Enter until the RAS screen displays Computer Address, type the control panel computer address and then press Enter. The next option displayed is Security Password.

RAS keystrokes to program the security password


In order for the Universal Interface to communicate with the control panel, they each must be programmed with the same security password. At the RAS keypad press Menu, enter the installer code, press Enter, 19, 29, and press Enter until the RAS screen displays Security Password, type 10 digits (zero is valid), and then press Enter to program the security password. Note: Using Titan Advanced (ATS8000) or Alliance 8300 (ATS8300) it is possible to change the security password using the Computer Connections menu.

RAS keystrokes to program central station parameters


If the control panel reports via IP to either SecureStream or UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver, then the appropriate Central Stations must be correctly set up and the connection type set to Universal Interface. At the RAS keypad press Menu, enter the installer code, press Enter, 19, Menu, 9, and press Enter until the RAS screen displays Central Station 1..4, and then: Type the central station number and press Enter, and the RAS screen will display the reporting format number. Type the reporting formats number (3 for CID Large, 5 for SIA Large or 7 for XSIA Large) and press Enter until the RAS screen displays system account (a four-digit number identifying the site of a system alarm to the central station). Type the system account number, press Enter to confirm.
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Type the area 1 account number (four-digit number identifying an alarm area), and press Enter to confirm. Press Enter until the RAS screen displays Conn Type (default is PSTN). Press 4 to select Universal Interface, and then press Enter to confirm. Press Enter repeatedly to return to the menus top level where you can program any subsequent central stations.

Using the default jumper


Refer to Figure 2 on page 2 for locations of jumpers. The default jumper may be used to restore the Universal Interface settings back to factory defaults (removing user-defined values), such as when an incorrect setting or firewall rule has locked out the user. When the jumper is fitted and the board is powered up (or the power is reset) the following occurs: IP address is temporarily* set to 192.168.0.100. Network mask is temporarily* set to 255.255.255.0. Default gateway is temporarily* set to 192.168.0.1. All firewall rules are permanently removed; default is set to accept all. User name is set to the default user names and passwords. See Logging in on page 10. Communications software is not started.

* Temporarily means until the jumper on DEF is removed and the board is reset or powered has been applied again.

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LED indication
The LEDs on the mainboard are listed in Table 3 below.
Table 3: Mainboard LEDs LED TX1 RX1 Color Red Green Description Indicates RS232 data transmission to Computer and Printer Interface Indicates RS232 data reception from Computer and Printer Interface

Refer to Figure 2 on page 2 for locations of LEDs. The LEDs on the SIMM are listed in Table 4 below
Table 4: SIMM LEDs LED LED2 Color Yellow Description Network speed: On: 100 Mbps Off: 10 Mbps LED3 Red Network mode: On: Full duplex Off: Half duplex LED4 LED1 Red Green On: Collision Network activity: On: Link activity present Off: No link activity present Flash: Network activity detected

Universal Interface utilities


The Universal Interface Utilities menu options are listed below. These options require no programming.
Table 5: Universal Interface utilities Utility Auto Enroll Restart Communications Function The Universal Interface will send an event to establish communications with any other station capable of auto enrolling the Universal Interface. Restarts communications to the control panel and to all stations receiving events from the interface. Use after changing any of the communications settings. Local Event Log Reports ATS panel events under three headings (each time the browser is refreshed): Time, ATS panel, and Message. Except for the first few events in the log, the time is always automatically synchronised to the panel.

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Utility CPU Load System Uptime Flash ROM Version Reboot CPU

Function This displays the CPU and operating system parameters to assist when requesting technical support. Displays the time that it has been powered up in days, hours, minutes, and seconds. Use this to check the version of the software that the Universal Interface is running. Restarts the CPU (momentarily replacing the reset jumper performs the same task). The only data lost is the current information in the local event log. Allows upgrading the firmware inside the Universal Interface from a ROM image file.

Upload ROM Image

Sample network diagram


Figure 7: Universal Interface in a sample network, with sample network IP addresses
1 2 204.18.63.7
204.10.104.8

3 4 9 204.18.63.5 5 204.18.63.0 6 204.18.63.1 7 8

10 204.18.63.19

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1. UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver, Central Station 1 2. UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver, Central Station 2 3. ATS Control Panel 4. Universal Interface 5. Local Area Network 6. Gateway, IP 204.18.63.1

7. Router: Port: 9999 Port: 55555 8. External network 9. Computer and Printer Interface 10. PC with web-browser, used initially to program the Universal Interface during installation 11. Central Stations 4 to 10, ATS8000 or ATS8300

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Table 6: Universal Interface settings for the sample network in Figure 7 Component IP Mask Gateway Central Station 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 204.18.63.15 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 UDP 3001 Event Computer [1] Network parameters 204.18.63.5 255.255.255.0 204.18.63.1 Network parameters 204.18.63.7 204.10.104.8 Protocol TCP TCP Port 9999 9999 Connect type Event Event Event type CID CID Encryption [1] [1]

[1] ATS8000/ATS8300 uses Twofish Encryption (optional). Network Receiver uses Triple DES encryption (required). Firewall Rules Rule Type Allow Allow Allow Allow Deny IP 204.18.63.7 204.10.104.8 204.18.63.15 204.18.63.19 All Protocol TCP TCP UDP TCP Port 0 0 0 80

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Specifications
Software
Configuration Reporting format Mainly web browser after initial installation CID (Ademco Contact ID) CID, SIA, or XSIA using UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver Software upgrade paths Reporting options Upgradeable software obtainable from UTC Fire & Security Upload to ATS8000/ATS8300 software management site Reporting to up to three SecureStream Receivers for CID only or Reporting to one UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver for CID, SIA, or XSIA Reporting backup Encryption PSTN dialler backup from ATS panel for alarm events to central monitoring station 128-bit Twofish data encryption (SecureStream) Triple DES encryption (UTC Fire & Security Network Receiver)

Network primitive frame size (bytes)


Ethernet frame IP Frame TCP Frame UDP Frame 64 1522 20 + data 20 + data 8 + data

Hardware
Dimensions Power supply Backup power Current consumption Onboard status indicators 50 x 170 mm 12 VDC direct from battery or other 12 VDC source. Directly connected to battery (deep discharge protected). 145 mA typical LED indicators for: Data connection from panel to Universal Interface Board size Ethernet link and activity. RS232 data transmit and receive.

RS232 connection from Universal Interface to Computer and Printer Interface board on ATS panel. UTC Fire & Security board size BB.

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Data reset and refresh functions

CPU reset via browser (Reboot CPU). Data reset to factory defaults via jumper (DEF). Restart Communications via browser.

Working temperature Max. relative humidity

-10 to +50C 95%, non-condensing

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Installation worksheet
Use this worksheet to record the details of the Universal Interface (UI), as applicable to the particular installation. Universal Interface parameters
Panel description UI user name Network: Static IP Address Net mask Net mask host bits Gateway address Panel location UI password From network administrator

Central Station parameters


Station 1 2 3 4 IP Address Protocol Port Event Encryption

Panel Setup
Event ACK interval Heartbeat Interval Panel physical (Computer) address Panel security password Twofish encryption key

Network Receiver
Receiver number Line number Heartbeat Interval

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Email/TFTP Parameters
Email address 1 Email address 2 Email address 3 Server IP address Max number of events Time to send email Network Probing

Firewall parameters
Default firewall rule Individual firewall rules (up to 20 permitted) Number IP address 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Port Protocol Rule Type

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