The last major release of Loop Explorer was
Version 4.90, which was distributed to all
registered users during March 2008 and featured
in “In The Technical Loop - Issue 25”
in April 2008.
In September, an interim update of Loop Explorer
(4.92) was released, which had some enhancements
and new features, as explained in “In
the Technical Loop - Issue 30.
As part of our ongoing development, we have
recently issued another interim version (4.93),
which has the following additional revisions;
Panel Settings - Disablement Cause
and Effect processing
In the Panel Settings screen, there is a new
checkbox, labelled 'Ignore Global C&E
When this option is selected, the panel will
not display or process Disablement Cause and
Effect events that originated from other panels
on the network that do not have any effect
on that panel.
This option prevents the “disablement
cause and effect active” messages being
seen on panels that are not affected by the
cause and effect and this only applies to
Panel Settings – Syncro ASM
In the panel settings screen for the Syncro
AS panels, there is a new “Marine Mode”
When this checkbox is selected, the 2 panel
sounder circuits will operate using an “Abandon
Ship” pattern upon the evacuate event.
This abandon ship pattern comprises of 7 short
rings, followed by a single 10 second long
ring then a 2 second rest, in a repeating
Under a fire event, alert event or any other
cause and effect control of these two sounder
outputs, they will continue to operate either
continuously or pulsing 1 second on / 1 second
off as normal.
For non-marine applications, this option must
The Marine Mode facility is supported on Syncro
AS panels firmware version 5.24 or later.
Hochiki CHQ-POM output configuration
The Hochiki CHQ-POM output configuration settings
screen has been simplified and another feature
has been added.
When the output is configured as 'Output Normally
On' and with the 'Drop on Reset' option selected,
the output duration will allow the “reset
off” time to set in the range from 10,
20, 30 Seconds, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 minutes.
The default value of 5 Seconds is set for
compatibility with earlier releases.
Please contact any member of Technical Support
department if you require and update to this
version of Loop Explorer. We will require
your contact details and company details in
order to validate eligibility for this upgrade
before we can issue the CD or e-mail the upgrade
files to you.
Supplementary information on Loop Explorer
V4.90 is given in Issue 25 of In the Technical
Loop and may be downloaded using the following
Details of the V4.92 improvements are given
in Issue 30 of In The Technical Loop and may
be downloaded using the following link:
Syncro ASM Marine Manual: