The Pertronic F220 Net2 Network Card (NET2CARD) is the central building block for the Pertronic F220-Net2 Network System.
An F220 Net2 Network Card may be configured to interface one of the following devices to an F220-Net2 Network:
NCUs and Remote Displays
Each network card provides a Network Peripheral Bus for communicating with Net2-compatible RS-485 peripherals. The bus is capable of addressing up to eight Net2 NCUs or Net2 Mini-Mimics.
Pertronic FireMap® Interface
When configured as a FireMap interface, the F220 Net2 Network Card interfaces the entire network with a FireMap workstation over a TCP/IP Ethernet connection.
When configured as a Modbus interface, the F220 Net2 Network Card provides a supervised bi-directional interface between an F220-Net2 Network System and a Modbus master device such as a building management system.
The network card provides 3,000 Boolean Nodal Mapping Objects (NMO). NMOs may be configured as Modbus coils, discrete inputs, holding registers, or input registers. (A Modbus register can hold up to 16 NMOs). Any F220 fire panel object or event within the F220-Net2 Network may be mapped to any NMO.
ASCII Text Interface
When configured as an ASCII text interface, the F220 Net2 Network Card exports selected fire system events as ASCII text, suitable for printers, pagers, nurse-call systems, or other text-based systems. The output message format is defined in FireUtils® using a simple and versatile template.
The F220 Net2 Network Card connects with the Net2 Ring Circuit via two bi-directional ports. The standard ports are electrically-isolated half-duplex RS-485 connections. The ports may be configured as single-mode or multi-mode fibre-optic ports by installing Pertronic Net2 Fibre-Optic Converter (FIBNET) modules.
Please refer to the “F220-Net2 Network” datasheet for more information about the Pertronic F220-Net2 Network.
F220 High Capacity Net2 Network Card