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Description

Designed for remote and unattended site operation, the Fire Station Interface (FSI) is capable of operating to specification throughout the full environmental conditions experienced in fire stations.  This is achieved by the selection of components that have extended temperature specifications and the units overall design reflects the requirement of absolute reliability.

Features

  Activation by Telstra ERS7
The FSI includes an input to allow activation by the existing Telstra ERS-7 system.  The FSI response to this activation is completely programmable but will be configured to page CFS Group and Brigade members through a sequence with the required response format.  This response format may be programmed both locally and remotely.

  Activation by Fire Indicator Panel
A serial input is provided to accept a data stream from intelligent Fire Station Fixed Premises Alarm System.  The FSI response to this activation is completely programmable, but will be configured to page CFS Group and Brigade members through a sequence with the required format.  This response format may be programmed both locally and remotely.

Four inputs are provided to accept normally closed Fire Station Common Alarm Systems.  The FSI response to this activation is completely programmable but will be configured to page CFS Group and Brigade members through a sequence with the required format.  This response format may be programmed both locally and remotely.

  Message Delivery
Where an alarm is detected by both serial data stream and a common alarm, the FSI will deliver each locally generated message to the same and/or different destinations as required.

  Activation by Local Station "Break Glass" Push Button Panel
Four inputs are provided to accept the Fire Station push button panel inputs.  Activation of the FSI by these inputs will cause the generation of a page to CFS Group and Brigade members using a sequence with the required format of message.  This format may be programmed both locally and remotely.

  Dial-Up Connection to the SA-GRN Paging Server Using the Public Switched Telephone Network
An A.C.A. approved modem is provided that connects the FSI to the dedicated PSTN line (CFS provided).  This is the primary means of communicating messages to the SA-GRN Network Operations Centre.  This action forms part of the level 1 programmable response sequence.

  Ability to Access a Secondary SA-GRN Paging Server Using the Public Switched Telephone Network
In the event that the primary connection to the NOCC should fail then the FSI will attempt a connection to a secondary paging server.  This action forms part of the level 1 programmable response sequence.

  Ability to Connect to either SA-GRN Paging Servers via the GSM and/or CDMA Mobile Telephone Network
A module is provided within the FSI that allows communications utilising either GSM or CDMA technology.  This will be used in the event of PSTN failure/busy etc.  This ensures reliability of connection to either SA-GRN paging servers.


  Ability to send messages to Digital Telephones as a Contingency against Loss of Paging Service
Should the FSI be unable to communicate to the paging server or an individual pager then the page may be sent using short message service to a preset table of recipients.  This table may be set both locally and remotely.

  Reporting of Fire Station Status
Eight inputs are provided to accept inputs and are configured to page CFS Group and Brigade members through a sequence with the required response format.  This response format may be programmed both locally and remotely.  Inputs can be detecting station statuses such as mains failure, 12-Volt failure, illegal entry, manual siren operation and fire alarm activation.

  Activation of Group and Brigade Pagers and Remotely Activated Equipment by D.T.M.F. Dial-In
Users may dial into the FSI and present a security code in DTMF format and subsequently trigger locally programmed page messages using DTMF.  This activation is configured to page CFS Group and Brigade members through a level sequence with the required response format.  The response format and security code may be programmed both locally and remotely.
 

  Remote Activation of Station Siren and Remote Control of Station Doors, Lights etc
Up to 8 dry relay outputs are provided to allow the remote activation of station sirens, doors, roller doors, lights etc.  These outputs are activated by the reception of paging message of preset format.

  Operation from Existing Fire Station DC Power Supply (12 Volts DC)
The FSI operates on its own power supply that includes internal battery backup.  Watchdog testing of internal battery backup ensures its reliability.  The FSI will revert to the fire stations 12 Volt supply should its own become defective.  All defects including the fire stations supply are reported via level 2 sequence (programmable).

  Dial Out Protocol
The PET Protocol as common to Link Telecommunications nodes is used to access the SA-GRN paging servers.


  Dial Out Line Speed (V22bis 2400 bps)
As required the communication speed for PET protocol is 2400 Baud.
 

  Multiple Programmable Dial Out
The FSI is capable of multiple programmable dial-outs in response to an activation.  All dial-out numbers and sequences are programmable both locally and remotely.

  Interface to Local Paging Transmitter
The FSI is capable of interfacing to local paging transmitters and allows the dual operation with the SA-GRN paging servers.  

  Dimensions
Width = 30cm
Depth = 28cm
Height = 9cm 

  Technical Support 24 Hours/7 Days
24 hour/7day technical support will be provided for the FSI.  The level of support includes the maintenace of a comprehensive database of FSI unit programs and user data to allow exact reproduction of a units settings should remote uploading or replacement be required.

Telstra Approved for Connection to the SA-GRN.  Approval has been granted for the FSI connection to the SA-GRN.