Explorer Version 4.6 - Syncro AS Single Loop
A new version of the Syncro “Loop Explorer”
configuration software has been released at
the beginning of October.
This new version has the facility to configure
the new Syncro AS Single Loop Analogue Addressable
control panels. The Syncro AS panel inherits
many of the popular features currently supported
on the Syncro 2 and 4 loop range of control
panels, including -
- Large Liquid Crystal Display for
the clear display of events and for simple
navigation of both user and engineering menu
- Support for up to 512 additional
programmable inputs and outputs via the existing
range of Syncro I/O modules.
- Full support for the existing Syncro
relay cards, sounder cards and zone expansion
- Support for up to 15 Syncro View
- Ability to connect these panels to
the Syncro network.
- Powerful network-wide cause and effect
In addition to the support for the Syncro
AS, there are also two new Syncro panel features.
In the “Edit panel” settings there
are the following new options -
- Any 2 devices to bypass output
delays – this facility allows
any second fire event anywhere on the Syncro
network to cancel all delays and operate
any delayed outputs. Currently it is necessary
to write a “coincidence” cause
and effect to provide this function, which
consumes a considerable amount of the Syncro
cause and effect memory capacity, especially
on larger systems.
- Resound alarms for second fire
in zone – when selected,
silenced outputs will re-sound automatically
from a second fire event from the same zone
as the original fire event. Older Syncro
panels would follow this mode of operation
by default, but the EN Approved panels adopted
a “by zone” approach to the
operation of sounders. Therefore on the
EN approved panels, after a fire is reported
in a zone and the sounders are silenced,
they will only resound only from fire events
in other zones. Selecting this option will
allow the panel to revert to the older panel
mode of operation.
Please note that these features are only
available on Syncro panels with firmware version
5.50 or later.
There is also a section on the “Edit
panel” setting screen for the option
to configure and connect an “OEM Virtual
Node” to the Syncro panel. This is a
special feature that is only used on a limited
number of special design projects and should
not be selected.
Registered users of Loop Explorer will have
automatically received a free upgrade CD of
Loop Explorer Version 4.6. Syncro AS panels
recently supplied will also have the Loop
Explorer V4.6 CD included. If you are eligible
for an upgrade of Loop Explorer but have not
received a copy, please contact a member of
the Kentec Technical Support team.
For more details on
the Syncro AS panel: