The Pertronic F220® High Capacity Net2 Network Card (NET2CARD) is the central building block for the Pertronic Net2 Network System.
A Net2 Network Card may be configured to interface one of the following devices to a Pertronic Net2 Network.
Each Net2 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, together with up to eight LED display controllers such as the LAC485 or PDB12.
When configured as a Modbus interface, the Net2 Network Card provides a supervised bi-directional interface between a 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 Net2 Network may be mapped to any NMO.
When configured as a FireMap interface, the Net2 Network Card interfaces the entire Net2 Network with a FireMap workstation over a TCP/IP Ethernet connection.
When configured as a text interface, the Net2 Network Card exports selected fire system events as 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 Net2 Network Card connects with the Net2 Ring Circuit via two bi-directional ports: Net In and Net Out. 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 “Net2 Network” datasheet for more information about the Pertronic Net2 Network.
F220 High Capacity Net2 Network Card