– New Firmware Release (Version 5.4)
From 1st July 2006, all Syncro EN54 (BSI
Kitemarked) control panels will be fitted
with firmware version 5.4.
This firmware version has a number of new
features, including –
Support for the Hochiki ACB-E rate
of rise heat detector.
This device can now be configured to any of
the rate of rise heat settings as well as
the static temperature setting previously
available in the ATG-E fixed temperature device.
“Any two devices bypass output
delays” - configuration menu option.
There is a new configuration menu to permit
belayed outputs to be bypassed upon activation
of any two fire events. This avoids having
to write coincidence cause and effects to
provide the bypass facility and therefore
saves on the cause and effect memory capacity.
“Resound alarm for Second Fire
in Zone” – configuration menu
The current operation of the EN54 panels is
such that if there is a fire event and the
sounders have been silenced, then a second
fire event in the same zone will not switch
the sounders back on. The sounders are only
switched on from a fire event from other zones.
There is now a configuration menu option to
configure if the sounders will re-sound from
another fire in the same zone or not.
Loop 3 and loop 4 faults events from
2 loop panels.
There have been some instances where 2 loop
panel installations have reported loop faults
from loop 3 or 4. Clearly these faults should
not be reported and can cause confusion. The
panel firmware has been amended so a 2-loop
panel will not report any events from loop
3 and 4 during normal operation. However if
an expansion loop card is added to the control
panel, this will be detected during the initialisation
sequence when the panel power is applied
Syncro View Repeater - support for power
The Syncro View repeater has an option to
be powered from a local 230V AC power source.
When powered locally, it is necessary for
the View repeater to monitor and report power
faults from the power supply unit. This version
firmware allows for these power faults to
be reported on the host Syncro panel.
Download full details
of all changes:
Download Version 5.4
panel update file - ONLY USE ON KITEMARKED