The Pertronic Text Interface (SPIB-NCPP) exports selected fire system events as serial text, suitable for printers, paging systems, nurse-call paging systems, or other text-based systems.
The interface connects to the fire alarm control panel’s RS-485 Mimic Bus (see note on page 2). It examines the raw binary event data and converts selected event types into text. Any event that appears on the fire panel’s LCD display can be converted into text.
The output message format is defined using a template. The template specifies the format of event messages. It is readily customised using a personal computer.
Special escape codes act as place-holders for event-specific information such as the event type or event source. This information can be formatted to suit the requirements of the target system, whether it recognises free-format, fixed-width or character-delimited text.
The template can include literal text. This includes ASCII formatting characters such as tabs, form feeds, and carriage returns.
The output is transmitted via RS-232 or RS-485. The data rate is configurable, from 300 bit/s to 230.4 kbit/s.
The Pertronic Text Interface can be mounted inside a fire panel, or at a remote location.
A galvanic isolation system in the interface isolates the fire alarm control panel’s RS-485 Mimic Bus from all other connections to the interface.
SPIB Interface-Nurse Call Printer Pager-F100 / F120 / F220