Discontinued Products: Panels, Networking, & Software

General-Purpose Interface Board - Discontinued product

Product Overview

The Pertronic General-Purpose Interface Board (GPIB) provides an interface between a Pertronic fire alarm control panel and an external device. Several variants of the GPIB are available, including interfaces for printers, pagers, and Modbus devices.

The GPIB monitors the fire alarm control panel's RS-485 bus, which carries the current event data as displayed on the panel’s LCD display. The RS-485 data-stream includes multiple queues including: Fires, Isolates, Loop Defects, System Defects and Information. For each event, the GPIB generates a message that is placed in a transmission queue to be sent to the external device. The precise format of the message and transmission is determined by the protocol requirements of the external device and is configured within the GPIB software.

The GPIB requires an isolated power supply. This may be either a mains plug pack or a DC:DC converter powered from the panel.

Features

  • Versions available for Pertronic F100 and F120 Fire Alarm Control Panels
  • GPIB-M Modbus interface supports ASCII or RTU format over RS-232 or RS-485
  • GPIB-N Nurse Call Pager interface supports Austco MKII
  • GPIB-P Printer interface supports any combination of Parallel, RS-232 or RS-485
  • Optically isolated and non-isolated RS485 interfaces
  • RS-232 and parallel printer interfaces
  • Local Buzzer drive with acknowledgement facility
  • Requires isolated supply (e.g. plug pack or isolated DC/DC converter

Product Code

Description

Replacement

GPIB-MF100

GP I/F Board for Modbus/Honeywell for F100

SPIB-MODBUS HLI

GPIB-MF120

GP I/F Board for Modbus/Honeywell for F120

SPIB-MODBUS HLI

GPIB-NAF100

GP I/F Board with Nurse Call S/W (Austco MKII) for F100

SPIB-NCPP

GPIB-NAF120

GP I/F Board with Nurse Call S/W (Austco MKII) for F120

SPIB-NCPP

GPIB-PF100

GP I/F Board with Printer S/W for F100

SPIB-NCPP

GPIB-PF120

GP I/F Board with Printer S/W for F120

SPIB-NCPP

GPIB-NPF100

GP I/F Board with Nurse Call Pager S/W (Austco MKII) for F100

SPIB-NCPP

GPIB-NPF120

GP I/F Board with Nurse Call Pager S/W (Austco MKII) for F120

SPIB-NCPP