FS8700-43 – VESDA

Driver Version: 1.01

Document Revision: 2

FieldServer Driver – Serial

FS8700-43

VESDA

Description

The VESDA driver allows the FieldServer to read data from VESDA LaserPLUS controllers (FAS or FD type) via the VESDA High Level Interface (HLI) communications module, using ETA232.  The FieldServer can be used only as a Client with this driver, and operates in the HLI Master/Slave mode.

 

Fieldserver Mode Nodes Comments
Client 1 1 HLI can be connected to each RS232 port
Server nil Not applicable

 

Formal Driver Type

Serial

Client Only

 

Connection Information

Connection type: ETA232
Baud Rates: 19200 Baud (determined by VESDA HLI)
Data Bits: 8
Stop Bits: 1
Parity: None
Multidrop Capability No

 

Proprietary Physical Interfaces Supported

Fieldserver Model Adapter Model # Vendor Physical Medium
X20, X40 VESDA HLI

Note: both LaserPLUS FAS (First Alarm Sector) and FD types are supportedVESDAETA232

 

Devices tested

Device Tested (FACTORY, SITE)
VESDA HLI FACTORY

 

Connection configurations

 

Communications functions – Supported functions at a glance

Data Types Supported

FieldServer Data Type Description (or Device Data Type)
Analog Input Smoke Level, Airflow
Digital Input Pipe Status, Faults, Alarms
Analog Register n/a
Digital Register n/a
Analog Output n/a
Digital Output Remote Input commands

 

Read Operations supported

FieldServer as a Client FieldServer as a Server
Read Analog / Binary Status: n/a
Zone Update (Command 4)

Update Display Status (Command 10)

Current Fault Status (Command 12)

Update Airflow Status (Command 16)n/a

 

Write (control) Operations supported

FieldServer as a Client FieldServer as a Server
Write Binary Commands: n/a
Remote Input (command 6) – values: Reset, Isolate, De-Isolate, Silence, Test, Scan Start, Scan Stop n/a

 

Unsupported Functions and Data Types

Function Reason
Comprehensive Level Interface functionality FieldServer is a data transfer device, and as such, programming and configuration messages are not implemented

 

 

 

 

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