Presentation on theme: "EST3 Life Safety Platform"— Presentation transcript:
1 EST3 Life Safety Platform The EST Platform continues to evolve.We use the term ‘Synergy’ to describe new deeply embedded functional capability.This new functionality offers substantial cost savings to customers.We believe system integration is much more than simply adding a new section to the price. These system truly work together on a common platform.
2 What is EST3 Emergency Communication Network Platform for: Advanced Life Safety SystemEmergency EvacuationSecurityAccess ControlCCTVFireworks Graphical InterfaceEST3 is an emergency communication network platform for:the EST3 advanced life system supporting Signature and allowing the seamless integration of audio functionality.The Fireworks Graphical Interface which provides multiple windows to simultaneously display important information to our emergency users.EST 3 Security supports the simple addition of security devices to a Signature Data Circuit. We save our customer an entire conduit/wire system.The EST3 platform supports a uniquely powerful Card Access system base on the distributed architecture of the EST3/Signature system. The distributed architecture means many decisions are made locally at the card reader controller giving the system unique capability during power failure or when there are communication interruptions.And via FireWorks, we can integrate CCTV. In additional to graphical maps, line item event messages, and event response instructions, EST3 can easily display a picture of the event area if there is a camera available.
3 What is EST3 Life Safety Emergency Communication Smoke and Fire DetectionSprinkler System SupervisionOccupant Supervision, “Check-in”Emergency Communication System as a fundamental purpose of life safety to warn building occupants of hazards. Technical advances in EST3 enhance automatic and manual communication with building occupants.Smoke and Fire Detection using Signature Series multi-sensor technology.Sprinkler Supervision for the assurance of a properly functioning property fire protection system.Occupant Supervision with check-in and emergency call operation sequence... safeguard for the health and security of building occupants.Guard Tour for the protection of building security staff.Security operations for general security supervision.
4 EST3 - The Synergy Enabled Life Safety Platform Event PrinterSignature DevicesEST3FireWorksThe SYNERGY PlatformThis slide shows the simplicity of the EST3 Synergy Platform.Lets first define a NODE. A node has a CPU. It is usually a panel or annunciator.On the right hand side of this slide there are three nodes. The two red cabinets are ‘blind’ nodes. They have no user display/control. They would have a power supply, CPU and network cards and perhaps loop controllers or amplifiers. They are usually installed out of general view, perhaps in an electrical closet.The gray colored node has a user interface. There is an LCD with common controls and annunciation as well as a microphone and handset.In this diagram two of our nodes have loop controllers connecting Signature devices to the system.FireWorks provides desktop annunciation and control. This is an industrial grade computer which connects to any EST3 panel via a RS232 interface.Connected to the FireWorks computer is an event printer. This printer can also connect to any panel node on the network.
5 Global Market Objectives International StandardsMultilingualModular ConstructionSite ConfigurableFundamental Software ControlGlobal Market Objectives: Sales support via our Strategic Partners and Distributors has a global reach.International Standards: US Codes, European EN54, Cdn Codes & StandardsMultilingual: LCD Display is Graphical to support graphical fonts for script languages. All language labeling on panel is on inserts. Create new labels in any language. You can also switch between two languages on a system.Modular Construction: Gives us flexibility to meet various global market needs. i.e. various loop controllers and 120 vs 230 Vac Power SuppliesSite Configurable: Emphasis on easy site assembly. Modular snap fit construction, self-aware, program download... all of these features ideal for flexibility in global market place.Fundamental Software Control: Powerful Software capability in the hands of a System Designer. i.e. startup conditions, first alarm... various paging controls
6 EST3 General Features Retrofit and New Construction Standalone or NetworkConventional or AnalogBells, Horns, Speakers, StrobesSurvivabilityRetrofit and New Construction: Good design balance between retrofit and new construction markets. You can replace existing zone panels or upgrade to new intelligent devices using existing wiring. When upgrading to Signature devices it is possible to use existing wire. System returns schematic of existing installation wiring which helps to sort out retrofit jobs. Inputs have programmable thresholds... easier compatibility listings.Standalone or Network: Standalone system with conventional modules allow ‘replacement’ panels and it is possible to operate into existing system wiring. Even ‘newer’ node-transponder systems could be replaced with EST3.Conventional or Analog: Can offer customer the choice of conventional or analog devices. Good in retrofit, change over jobs as budget allows. System supports migration to higher technology.Bells, Horns, Speakers, Strobes, Relays: EST3 operates all types of polarized signaling devices. Define outputs for audible, visual, and auxiliary operations. Zone amplifiers with built-in speaker circuit... also have built-in appliance circuit to support speaker strobes.Survivability: Attention paid to processing alarms with partial system failures. If CPU communication fails, all fail line signals all modules on a node... loop controllers go into standalone... if loop controller fails, loop cards continue communication and still pass alarm to ‘all fail’ line... signature device can make an alarm decision without loop controller support...
7 EST3 Technical Advances Lower Installation CostsLower Owner Operating CostsMulti-Function PlatformMulti-Priority Token NetworkImproved Response TimesImproved Emergency CommunicationsSignature Series DevicesWindows Based System ProgrammingLower Installation Costs: Easier installation with snap-fit construction, minimum specification for installation wiring (retro), long wire runs.Lower Owner Operating Costs: Signature maintenance software, dirty detector alert, sensor maintenance reportsMulti-Funtion Platform: To a code required life safety system that you will install no matter what, you can economically add security and card access.Multi-Priority Token Network: The network can prioritize alarms.Improved Response Times: Network Alarm Priority means less than a 3 second response time over the network. Industry’s fastest?Emergency Communications: Digital multiple channel audio with simple to user controls.Signature Series Support: Additional support for Signature devices, with pre-alarm and alternate verification sensitivity settings.System Programming: Windows based System Definition Utility
8 Some New Terms Node… A panel or cabinet /w CPU LRM... Local Rail ModuleCDM... Control Display ModulesCentral Processor Unit Module is the main CPU in a control panela node is any system panel with a Central Processor Unit ModuleLocal Rail Modules plug on to a system communication and power bus which is called a local railControl Display Modules are user control interfaces which have zone LEDs and control switches
9 EST3 Applications In a word... flexible Serve medium to large multiple building systemsSmall systemsStandalone systemsSingle network systemsMulti-function networkMultiple network systemsServe medium to large multiple building systems: single loop controller can have up to 125 detectors and 125 modules... this is a medium size job. Large buildings can have several network nodes. Multiple buildings can have several independent or related control panels.Small Systems: Small control panel with space for only five module spaces. Reality is four modules since Central Processor Unit Module takes 2 spaces. Helpful on multiple building network where there are some small buildings. Could try small panel on a small project but EST2 is a better cost choice.Standalone Systems: Could replace a traditional system with about 120 zones. EST3 can have traditional annunciator display.Single Network System: Multiple node system, configure one node as a control panel by adding control display modules. Other nodes can remain ‘blind’ with just connection hardware for building circuits.Multiple Network Systems: Multiple networks can be joined through Fireworks.
10 EST3 Node Architecture CPU LCD LCD CPU EST3 Architecture is simple... We start with a CPU. To the CPU we can add network, serial ports, and a user interface (or LCD).CPU
11 EST3 Node Architecture CPU LCD Local Rail Local Rail Control and function module receive power and communicate on a rail... another name could be bus... but rail is better.
12 Control Display Module EST3 Node ArchitectureLCDLRMCDMLocal RailUp to 19 LRMsCPUControl Display ModuleLocal Rail ModuleModules that connect to the rail are called local rail modules... each LRM supports control display modules.
13 EST3 Node Architecture LCD LRM CDM CPU Stand Alone System Capacities Local RailUp to 19 LRMsCPUNode 1Stand Alone SystemCapacities19 Local Rail Modules +CPU5 SIGA Data Controllers 2 Loops per Controller 2 x 5 x 250 =2500 points4 Power Supplies 4 x 7A = 28A15 IDC8/4 Modules 15 x 8 =120 zonesThe capacity of a stand alone system depends on the functionality you provide.You could have up to 10 Signature Data Circuits. You can have 125 detectors and 125 modules on each circuit. The total is 2500 points... this is big job.You can have up to 4 power supplies in a node. This gives you 28 amperes of current. Each node can support a 65 AH battery. Later this year, you will be able to support 240 AH per node.If you had a full compliment of power supplies, there would be space for 15 modules. If these were all IDC modules, then you could support 120 circuits. This could be 60 input and 60 output circuits since 4 IDCs can convert to 4 NACs. Circuit functionality is software dependent... they could be alarm, supervisory, trouble... or audible, visual, or auxiliary.Software can support about 1000 alarm logical zone groups.
14 EST3 Network Architecture 64 x 2500 =160,000 points64 x 28 = 1792 A64 x 120 =7680 circuitsUp to 64 NodesA multiple node EST3 network can have up to 64 nodes.With 64 nodes on a network:64 x 2500 = 160,000 points64 x 28A = 1792 amperes64 x 120 = 7680 circuits
15 Multiple Node Network 2 Fibers 2 Wires Nodes Class ‘B’ Peer to peer network using multi-priority tokenAlarm response independent of node countAlarm response less than 3 secondsThe network is peer to peer meaning each node is a communication equal of all others. However, the EST3 differentiates in the market place by using a multi-priority token scheme which gives a node with a new alarm priority.The result of this network architecture is:you can add nodes with only a extremely small effect on response time... virtually zerothe response time over the network is published at less than 3 seconds, which is among the fastest in our industry. This response time is from the farthest station to the farthest signal… meaning the event passes through all nodes on the network.
16 Multiple Node Network 5000’ between any two nodes 2 Fibers RS485 Data Communications38.4 KbaudClass ‘B’ two wire, Class ‘A’ close ringRe-transmission and isolation between nodesNEW Short Haul Modem, 5 miles2 WiresClass ‘A’NodesThe network uses the RS485 data communication standard.You can set the baud rate.... highest is 38.4 kBaudWire class ‘B’ with two wires, and close the ring for Class ‘A’.The Network Communication Card re-transmits the network messages. This maximizes the wire run between nodes which is up to 5000 feet between three nodes. If you string this out over 64 nodes it gives you just over 30 miles.The Network communication card also isolates between nodes. This means if you close the loop (Class ‘A’) you have a Style 7 installation. In the case of Class ‘B’There are also other communication options we will discuss later. You can switch to fiber or to a new short haul modem which will give you up to five miles between nodes.
17 Single Building Audio High speed audio data is RS485 Class ‘B’ or ‘A’ Can use Fiber2 wire pair carries 8 audio channelsAnalog phone riser to SIG modules, Class ‘B’ or ‘A’Audio DataNetwork Datahigh speed audio data runs at 326 Kbaudthe audio connection is between panel control modules is two wirein most cases you can reduce wire size from 12AWG to 18AWGthe emergency phone riser is analog... this is a pair of wires running directly from the fire phone card to the input riser terminals of the SIGA-CC1 modules... the SIGA-CC1 module provide a Class ‘B’ phone circuit to connect remote fire phones or phone jacksFire Phone Riser
18 Single Building Network Network DataTwisted Pair5000’ between 3 nodesAudio Data8 Channel AudioAnalog Fire PhoneTwisted Shielded4000’Master Phone Line Riser to SIGA-CC1sAudio DataNetwork Data‘Blind’ node Panels are made up of a CPU and local rail modules. Control Display Module are not necessary.Control Panel has a CPU and local rail module with optional control display module to interface with a user.through the SDU and system programming you can define how common controls on the control panel affect the remote nodes.Fire Phone Riser
19 Multiple Building Network Multiple Control PanelsLocation Message RoutingOverlapping Zone Controlsthe network architecture allow multiple control panelsthrough the SDU you can route messages and have overlapping zone controlsyou can also list what nodes the common controls on a control panel will affectin this an alarm in one tower operates the signals for that tower plus all of the signals in the concoursea signal silence in the tower with the alarm will silence only the signals listed for that panel... the same is true for a reset operation
20 EST3 Fire Functionality Via Signature Data CircuitIntelligent Smoke & Heat DetectionVery IntelligentManual Pull Stations, 1 & 2 StageN.O. Alarm Latching, Class ‘B’ or ‘A’For Alarm Contact DevicesN.O. Delayed Latching, Class ‘B’ or ‘A’For Waterflow /w electronic time delayN.O. Active Latching, Class ‘B’ or ‘A’For Sprinkler Supervisory Contact DevicesSignature provides much of the functionality of an EST3 system.Signature has ‘very intelligent’ devices. Operational specs download from the SDU and the Signature devices process most of there ‘data’ locally. This dramatically reduces the amount of data we transmit to a control panel. This means we can slow down our baud rate and consequently reduce our wire specification.A summary of the above paragraph… because the Signature devices are ‘very intelligent’ we can re-use sound existing wire as long as it meets today’s codes and standards.Pull stations can be one or two stage.You can interface normally open alarm or supervisory contact devices. If waterflow, you can have an electronic delay instead of a pneumatic switch to eliminate water hammers.
21 EST3 Fire Functionality Via Signature Data CircuitN.O. Active Non-latching, Class ‘B’ or ‘A’For Monitor Contacts such as air flow or damper positionTwo-Wire Smoke, Verified Y/N, ‘B’ or ‘A”For Conventional two-wire smoke detectorsNAC, Audible, Visual or Auxillary, Class ‘B’ or ‘A’For polarized notification devicesAuxiliary Control Relays, Form ‘C’For Fan, Damper, Elevator controlTelephone Circuits /w Busy SignalWe can also use N.O devices as monitor circuits. These are non-latching events that work much like a pilot light.You can support conventional smoke detectors, make them verified or non-verified and wire them Class ‘A’ or ‘B’.Signature device also control notification appliance circuits which can be defined for audible (will silence), visual (will not silence) or auxiliary (not affected by signal operation features).You can use Signature Control Relays for operation of fan, damper, and elevator interfaces.Signature modules even provide telephone circuits and generate a call-in signal until a call-in is answered. (competitive systems - dead air).
22 EST3 Fire Functionality Conventional Hardwire CircuitsClass ‘B’ Alarm, Supervisory, Monitor InputsLatching or Non-latching by circuitVerified or Non-verified by circuitEuropean Operation, short as troubleNAC, Audible, Visual, or Auxillary Class ‘B’Zoned Audio CircuitsClass ‘B’ or ‘A’Allows delivery of multiple simultaneous messagesEST3 also supports Conventional Hardwire Circuits. With hardwire circuits, an EST3 panel can simply replace existing conventional system. This can be the beginning of a migration path to replacing a total existing system.A few years ago we could claim exclusivity providing Zoned Paging Circuits. But our competitor are finally catching on, and most have various forms of multi-channel audio.We will discuss the benefits and compare costs of audio designs over the next day or two.
23 EST3 Fire Functionality Control Panel8 x 21 Backlit LCD w/ FA Common Controlsoptional conventional LED/switch control / displayaudio source unit & fire fighter’s telephoneEST3 has an excellent emergency user interface.The LCD has an 8 x 21 character LCD display, a full 164 characters. Most of your competition provides 80 characters.The LCD also has simple LEDs and switches for Fire Alarm Common Controls.To a control node, you can add optional LED/switch control-display modules. These module can provide convention zone annunciator, page control, and even on-auto-off smoke control.The addition of audio is very simple. On this node we have added a microphone and a master handset.
24 Programs & Tools Programs System Definition Utility [SDU] Each node contains firmware which is essentially an operating systemProject specific (data files) upload from a PC to system nodesSystem Definition Utility [SDU]Creates project specific softwareUp to 80% time saving over IRCeach EST3 node contains firmware which is essentially an operating system. Each node is ‘self-aware’ to the extent that it can initialize and internally identify and address all existing modules. This software is intimately tied to the hardware and handles all communication functions between the CPU and system modules.Project specific software (data files) uploads from a PC to system nodes. This software controls how the system will respond to initiating device activations and user initiated commands.The SDU allows a System Designer to quickly create project specific software.
25 System Definition Utility Windows®-basedVirtually any-point-to-any-pointSystem managementMarket placeFormsCommon [alarm, supervisory, monitor]Zoning and multi-stagethe windows based System Definition Utility [SDU] is capable of virtually any point-to-any-point programming, yet has powerful tools to simplify a custom program.System management screen keep tack of users, jobs, version, and time against projects.Market place definitions provide fundamental system definitions for various geographical areas. This tool constrains system operation to meet differing code requirements.The SDU uses forms to gather job specific information from the system designer. The network, panels, modules, and devices are described by making configuration choices on forms. Some forms allow the user to set default information for device types and this information is copied to all same types on the system.There a various ways to define relationships between input and output devices and circuits. Simple single stage, general evacuation systems have outputs with common operations. By defining outputs as common alarm, you make the devices activate on any alarm input and avoid point programmingIn many cases device in a zone all cause the same system response. Rather than program at the device level, the SDU allows logical zone groups and you can program at the zone level greatly reducing ‘programming’. At the same time you could still have correlations at the device level.
26 the example is the project definition screen items defined on this screen are global to the system
27 Labels and Rules Label Rule Message “Floor 3” Label ‘4L_Alarm_Floor_3’ ALARM ‘4L_Alarm_Floor_3’ :ON ‘4L_NAC_Floor_3’ ;a label is usually related to a zone or device message. In the above example the label for floor uses a 4_level or 4L designation so that a pattern can be established for all level in a high risewe can now write a rule that for an alarm on the third floor or fourth level we will turn on the NAC for the same floor
28 Messages & Labels Input Zone Labels Location Messages Output Zone Labels7L_Alarm_Floor_6Floor 67L_Nac_Floor_66L_Alarm_Floor_5Floor 56L_Nac_Floor_55L_Alarm_Floor_4Floor 45L_Nac_Floor_44L_Alarm_Floor_3Floor 34L_Nac_Floor_33L_Alarm_Floor_2If we apply the pattern establish on the previous slide to all labels in the above example, it is easy to pick up the pattern assigned to the labels and how they relate to the building.Floor 23L_Nac_Floor_22L_Alarm_Floor_GndGround Floor2L_Nac_Floor_Gnd1L_Alarm_Floor_BaseBasement1L_Nac_Floor_Base
29 Evac Rule - fire, above, below for 3rd Floor [ALARM3]ALARM ‘4L_Alarm_Floor_3’ :ON ‘5L_NAC_Floor_4’,ON ‘4L_NAC_Floor_3’,ON ‘3L_NAC_Floor_2’;if we were to program for sounding signals on the fire floor and the floor above and below it would look something like this slideif we took this approach then we would be writing separate rule for every floor or level in a building
30 Evac Rule - Above, Fire, Below for Entire Building [TOWER_ALARM]ALARM ‘(n:1-7)L_Alarm_Floor_*’ :ON ‘(n+1)L_NAC_Floor_*’,ON ‘(n)L_NAC_Floor_*’,ON ‘(n-1)L_NAC_Floor_*’;using the same pattern we can use two variables (n) and (asterisks) to replace the numbers in the previous paradigmnow this single rule programs all levels in the building for fire, above and below signaling... and it does not matter if it seven or fifty floors... the effort is the same and based on how well you craft your labels
31 Four Step Process Define project parameters Configure cabinets, network routing, LRMs, devices & communication portsDefine Objects such as Logical Zone, And, Matrix Groups, time controlsUse Rules to establish relationshipsthere are four steps to creating an EST3 program
33 EST3 Off Premise Communications 3-MODCOMModem CommunicatorTo an EST3 Life Safety System we can now additional functionality:A 3-MODCOM provides the system with a dialer [DACT] and a modem.The modem allow information to be downloaded to the system from remote PCs. [not fire info].EST3SIGA-IPHS
34 SYNERGY enabled Adding Access Control 3-SACSecurity Access Control Module3-MODCOMPhone LinesCRCCard ReaderControllerCRCCard ReaderControllerAnother module we can add is a Security Access Control Module.To this module you can connect a sub-network (RS-485) with Card Reader Controllers.The Access Control Database program can exist on multiple user PCs. For example, each building tenant could have an AC data base.Through the modem communicator (3-MODCOM) you can download information to the Card Reader Controllers over phone lines.What does this mean?This system allows you to add multiple card access systems in a building like a high rise to the EST3 network backbone. Each tenant in the building could have their own system, and each tenant through a PC can manage their own system by downloading through the MODCOM. If there are common card reader for the buildings parking or other points of entry, these can be common to all of the tenants… example; a new lawyer gets a new access card that allows him to park, enter the building, and enter his office, all completed by the law firms manager.EST3SIGA-IPHSSIGA-IPHSACDB PC
35 SYNERGY enabled Adding Security EST3Graphics PrinterEvent PrinterFireWorksPhone LinesACDB PC3-MODCOMCRCCard ReaderControllerKPDISPKeypad DisplaySIGA-IPHSSIGA-SEC2SIGA-MDNow lets look at adding Security to the EST3 system.To the Signature circuit we have added contact interfaces and motion detectors. Both go on the two wire Signature circuit just like any other devices.The keypad display connects to the system on the sub-network used for the card reader controllers. These devices are connecting back to the 3-SAC or Security Access Controller.If you have Card Reader Controllers, then you will also have remote Access Control Data Bases.You can add FireWorks to the EST3 system, and this would give you a graphical fire alarm and security system interface.But the FireWorks system also allows you to add more functionality.
36 SYNERGY enabled Adding CCTV CamerasControllerJoystickMonitorsGraphics PrinterEvent PrinterFireWorks3-MODCOMCRCCard ReaderControllerTo FireWorks you can add a Closed Circuit TV [CCTV] system.What does the customer have now?First, he has the world’s most technically advance life safety system. It can be a fire alarm system with horns, or a system with audio communications that helps improve building evacuation times.Second, he could have a card access system that would restrict building access to authorized persons. All the building tenants could share this system.Third, he could have a security system that could be partitioned to serve either the building, or various tenants, or both. Simple soft interfaces to security would unlock doors for emergency evacuation.The MODCOM, in addition to allowing tenants to manage their access control data base also provides a dialer to central stations. And each tenant has an individual choice of their central station service provider. You can connect up to 80 different receivers and have up to 255 tenants [accounts].Fourth, FireWorks gives the building manager a graphical user interface that shows the emergency user maps, event listing, instructions, and picture of an event.Fifth, the CCTV provides basic visual management of a site, and can route fire event pictures to the FireWorks console or monitor.SYNERGYPhone LinesKPDISPKeypad DisplayEST3SIGA-SEC2SIGA-IPHSSIGA-MDSIGA-IPHSACDB PC