The C-Tec XFP Series range of fire alarms are compatible with the SMC Gateway, with full point location details being available including the breaking down of the message into it’s components:
- Panel (networked systems only)
Connection from the C-Tec XFP fire alarm to the gateway is via the RS232 connection on the top left of the rear PCB. You will require a serial lead with bare ends as the fire alarm has screw terminal connections. We recommend the use of an RS232 optical isolator to avoid ground loop faults, and the CTS connection must be pulled high to a; enabled the data output and b; to prevent the printer fault/paper out error.
The SMC Gateway requires an OPT01 or OPT04 board to provide the RS232 connection. The serial connection defaults to 9600 8N1.
In our testing we found that events sent to the Gateway were not always being stored in the fire panels history, therefore we recommend using the Gateway to store the events instead of the panels history log.