FT2000 (AlarmNet driver) ID:29

Interface Description

IGSS32 offers an interface for connecting to FT2000 and FT2000US equipment using TeleDanmark AlarmNet (TeknikNet) as network provider.

The FT2000 and FT2000US equipment – typically used for monitoring and control of remote pumpstations – is connected to AlarmNet as AU terminals. IGSS32 is connected to AlarmNet as VC equipment. Virtual connections using AlarmNet are supervised by Tele Danmark as network operator thus making AlarmNet connections more reliable and safe than normal telephone connections.

All network alarms (network errors, power failures etc.) reported by AlarmNet are passed through the driver to the IGSS32 alarm application thereby giving the user precise information about network status even if no data is being exchanged.

A special FT2000 protocol is provided on top of the AlarmNet protocol. This protocol enables the IGSS32 communication driver to e.g. download setup parameters, poll data and send commands to FT2000 and FT2000US substations.

The driver will normally only poll FT2000 equipment for data once a day, but FT2000 substations can send to IGSS32 at any point in time.

Technical Data

Electrical Interface : RS-232C.
Protocol : AlarmNet and FT2000 protocols.
Types of data : Analog, Digital in/out, Counter and Statistic.
PLC types supported : FT2000 and FT2000US
Supported platforms : Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000
Max. number of nodes : 255 pr. VC connection
PC hardware requirements : Standard serial RS-232C port
PC software requirements : None