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FS-8704-10 – TL1

Driver Version: 1.01

Document Revision: 3

FieldServer Ethernet/Serial Driver

FS-8704-10

TL1

 

Description

The TL1 driver allows the FieldServer to control devices and generate alarms as a TL1 Network Element.  The control allows digital and analog inputs to be read and written by the FieldServer. The alarms can generate automatic commands, or the FieldServer can respond to input commands generated by a TL1 Monitoring client. The FieldServer emulates a Server with this driver.

Normally, the FieldServer will look like an Environmental Monitor to the TL1 client.  Alarm Types will be chosen from the Environmental Alarm Types specified in the “NE Transport Surveillance Messages” Document (GR-833-CORE).  The FieldServer supports multiple target identifiers (TIDs), and multiple access identifiers (AIDs).  Both are specified from 1 to 255.  This allows the FieldServer to report multiple (255) different alarms of each type such as AIRCOMPR or FIRE or POWER.

The driver may be used as a Serial driver and can be combined with the Telnet driver to be tunneled over Ethernet using a TCP connection.

Fieldserver Mode Nodes Comments
Client Not applicable
Server 256

 

Formal Driver Type

Ethernet/Serial

Server Only

 

Connection Information

Connection type: RS-232 / Ethernet (tunnel over TCP using Telnet driver)

Ethernet Speeds Supported

10Base-T, 100Base-T[1]
Baud Rates: 110; 300; 600; 1200; 2400; 4800; 9600; 19200; 28800; 38400; 57600; 115200 Baud
Data Bits: 7
Stop Bits: 1
Parity: None
Multidrop Capability No

 

Devices tested

Device Tested (FACTORY, SITE)
NETxPERT SITE

 

Connection configurations

Serial/Ethernet Configuration

 

 

Connection Notes

The Ethernet option requires the FieldServer Telnet driver (FS8704-11) to be purchased in addition to the TL1 driver.

 

Communications functions – Supported functions at a glance:

Operations supported

 

FieldServer as a Client FieldServer as a Server
Not Applicable Message Allow Commands
ALW-MSG-ALL
ALW-MSG-COM
ALW-MSG-ENV
ALW-MSG-EQPT
Message Inhibit Commands
INH-MSG-ALL
INH-MSG-COM
INH-MSG-ENV
INH-MSG-EQPT
Alarm State Retrieval
RTRV-ALM-ENV
RTRV-ATTR-ENV
Alarm Message Control
SET-ATTR-ENV
Session Control
ACT-USER
CANC-USER
Discrete Control
OPR-EXT-CONT
RLS-EXT-CONT
RTRV-EXT-CONT
Analog Control
RTRV-EXT-ANLG
SET-EXT-ANLG
Change of State
REPT-ALM-ENV
REPT-EVT-ENV

 


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[1] Not all FieldServer models support 100BaseT.  Consult the appropriate instruction manual for details of the Ethernet speed supported by specific hardware.

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