FieldServer Driver – Serial
Due to the nature of the Notifier drivers and the adaptability of the FieldServer, configuration of the Notifier side of the FieldServer is straight forward. The Notifier driver will always function as a Client driver, thus the primary purpose is for the Notifier Fire Alarm Panel to write information to the FieldServer to be passed on to another device. Three pre-configured Data Arrays are provided with this driver. The FieldServer automatically assigns the device internal Node ID of station 257. .
The driver is capable of parsing and storing zone alarm and trouble states. They are latched and cleared when a Network System Reset is received.
The Status Bits are the data strings coming from Notifier to set or clear any one of 8209 bits of information in the following order:
|Detector Alarms||0 – 1023|
|Detector Alarms Unacknowledged||1024 – 2047|
|Module Alarms||2048 – 3071|
|Module Alarms Unacknowledged||3071 – 4095|
|Detector Trouble||4096 – 5119|
|Detector Trouble Unacknowledged||5120 – 6143|
|Module Trouble||6144 – 7167|
|Module Trouble Unacknowledged||7168 – 8191|
|Common Bits||8192 – 8207|
|Control Bits||8208 — 8209|
|Reserved for future use.||8210 — 8299|
|Zone Alarms||8220 –- 8499|
|Zone Troubles||8500 — 8699|
|‘Level’ Alarms||8800 — 9099|
|‘Level’ Troubles||9100 — 9399|
The Control Bits are as follows:
The TAC-Americas heartbeat bit:
The Common Bits are as follows:
|Detector Alarms Unacknowledged||8193|
|Module Alarms Unacknowledged||8195|
|Detector Trouble Unacknowledged||8197|
|Module Trouble Unacknowledged||8199|
|All Systems Normal||8206|
|ESC X NUL||8207|
The Notifier supports the following Alarm States:
|“ACK AL”||“ACK TB”||“ACTIVE”|
|“CLR AL”||“CLR TB”||“CLEAR”|
|“ACL AL”||“ACL TB”||“SUPERV”|
The Notifier supports the following Detectors:
|“FIXED PHOTO D”||“SMOKE ION HP”|
|“FIXED THER D”||“SMOKE ION LP”|
|“HEAT (ANALOG)”||“SMOKE (COMBO)”|
|“ION DUCT DET”||“SMOKE (PHOTO)”|
Text_Regs – This is the text string coming from Notifier that matches the information on the display of the 1010 or 2020 and contains two sets 400 16-bit registers which is equivalent to 10 lines by 80 characters for each set.
Supervise – This is a 2-character string from Notifier providing a “supervise” signal to the Notifier Fire Alarm Panel when hot standby is alive. It also appears to the Client as 2 single coil if it is being sent.
FieldServer’s with the Notifier driver installed already have the Data Array configured and are ready to use with the 1010 or 2020. The user only needs to configure the Server side of the FieldServer, the interface to the non-Notifier device.
Level Status – ‘Level’ Alarms are only set when ‘ALARM’ messages are received. ‘ACTIVE’ messages are treated as troubles for the purpose of ‘Level’ status.
Should you use the Notifier INA driver (FS-8700-25) or the Notifier 1010/2020 Driver (FS-8700-09)?
Use the FS-8700-25 driver if your FieldServer is connected to an INA device and in turn, the Notifier field panels are connected to the INA which serves as a gateway. One INA panel can be connected to each FieldServer port.
Use the FS-8700-09 driver if your FieldServer is connected directly to a 1010 or 2020 panel. One panel can be connected to each FieldServer port.
|Date||Driver Version||Document Revision||Resp||Comment|
|6/18/03||1.06||2||RJC||Added tables with Alarm states and Detectors|