Syncro Guide – USB data converter
The Syncro Graphical User Interface for fire Detection Equipment (GUIDE) is a computer application, which compliments the Syncro range of control panels and provides a simple graphical representation of the system activity.
Guide can also be used to disable detection devices and provide panel controls through the simple and intuitive user interface.
The Guide computer communicates with the Syncro network using serial data. In order that the Guide computer can be located some distance from the nearest Syncro control panel, RS485 data is used. This permits transmission paths of up to 1200m when using suitable cable.
As part of the Guide package, an RS232 to RS485 data converter has been supplied to facilitate this serial link from the Guide computer. However, computers fitted with the 9-way D-type serial port are becoming less frequent and we have replaced this data converter with a USB device.
The USB device supplied is the EasySync USB2-H-6001-M.
The Windows drivers for this product will be included in the next Guide release installation process.
However for existing projects the USB drivers are downloaded from the EasySync web site - EasySync manuals and drivers and following the“Driver” link to the Future Technology Devices web site.
Alternatively the Windows 32 bit / 64 bit drivers may be downloaded using the link below - USB2-H-6001-M Windows x32/x64 drivers
These driver files should be unzipped and copied to a folder on the Guide computer. When the USB device is installed, the computer will ask for the driver files and should be pointed to the folder where these files have been copied to.
The USB interface connection details are slightly unusual, as a “data +” on the converter connects to “data -” on the S572 panel board.
In addition, two links on the USB converter are required (CTS+ to RTS+ and CTS- to RTS-) for correct operation.
These connection details are shown on Page 5 of the Guide manual, which may be downloaded from the Kentec web site or directly from the link below.
Download the Guide manual