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Tu-0218: Remote Link and System Link V 1.05 (10/9/01) Software Update

October 26, 2001

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Version 1.05 Software UpdateEffective October 10, 2001, all Remote Link and System Link software are being shipped from the factory as version 1.05 (10/9/01) software. This version is an update from the 1.03 (7/17/01) software previously shipped and contains new features and updated operation.

New FeaturesAdmin ReaderRemote Link and System Link now support the Admin Reader. Using an Admin Reader from DMP, you can quickly scan a proximity credential instead of manually entering the User Code. Refer to LT-0619 for information about installing the Admin Reader to a COM port.



To enter a User Code using the Admin Reader, select the user for which you would like to enter the user code. Press the Scan Card button and then present the card to the reader. This allows the Admin Reader to read the card and automatically assign the cards code as the users code. You can also use the Admin Reader when changing a users code.

Area Status Dialog BoxThe Area Status window now has an additional column labeled Desired Action for the operator to arm and disarm an area.


To arm or disarm an active area, select that area from the Area Status list and click on the arrow to open the drop-down menu, as shown in the picture. Select Arm or Disarm from the drop-down list. Click on the Arm/Disarm button near the bottom of the window to send that information to the panel.

Current Status: The current arm/disarm status of the area.

Desired Action: Select Arm or Disarm from the drop-down menu to change the status of the selected area.

Apply ButtonAn apply button has been added in the following programming windows to allow an operator to more easily save programming changes and information:

Device Setup Holiday Dates Output Groups Schedules Output Names Output Schedules Area Information Profiles Zone Information User Codes

The Apply button saves the current record without the need to close the window.

Message PriorityThe priority of messages as they appear on the Alarm List has been revised as follows: o Fire Alarms o Panic Alarms and Ambush (S15) o Burglary Alarms o All Supervisory messages, Panel Tamper (S11), Panel Not Responding (S16), and Panel Substitution (S58) o All Emergency messages o Auxiliary 1 and Auxiliary 2 Alarms o Fire Troubles o Other Fire (Clean me, zone fault, etc.) o Other Burglary (zone trouble. zone fault, etc.) o All other messages including all system messages not specified above

Note: The "Automatic Recall Test OK" message will no longer appear in the Alarm List.

Sorting User Codes by NameRemote Link now allows user codes to be sorted alphabetically by name when printing. Check the box for each type of report that you wish to print. Printing User Codes prints a list of the users, along with the information about each user. Check Include Passcodes to include the actual passcodes numbers for each user. Check Sort by Name to print an alphabetically sorted list of the Users by name.


COM PortsThe COM Port drop down box has been increased from 1-4 to 1-8 COM ports available.

Restore from BackupThe Restore from Backup window automatically appears if you need to restore a corrupt database.Note: To restore from a backup, you must have a backup file already made. Be sure to backup your Remote Link database frequently.restore_from_backup.jpg

Restore from File: Enter the file from which you wish to restore. Press the button to the right of the field to browse for the most recent backup file.

Restore Location: Enter the location in which you want the backup to be restored.Note: The Restore Location will typically be the location in which your Remote Link database is currently stored. Press the Restore button to restore your database from the selected backup file.

Removing ModulesIn the Registration dialog box, there is a button provided labeled Remove. Pressing this button will remove the module selected. This option will only be available to an operator with Administrative authority.


Select the Module that you wish to remove from the list in the Registration window. Click the Remove button and a pop-up warning window will appear asking if you are sure you want to remove the module. Click Yes if you would like to remove the module. You will then see a window that says, "Module Successfully Removed." Click OK. Restart the program for the changes to take effect.

Host Setup TabRemote Link now supports the Enhanced Host Communication for the XR200 version 110 and XR200-485 version 204 Command Processor panels. Several new fields appear for programming in Remote Link. When upgrading these panels and this operation is desired, follow these directions.

1. Retrieve the panel. 2. Adjust the Host options as desired in the Host Tab under Programming > Communication including Check-in Time. 3. Send the updated file to the XR200-485 version 204 or XR200 version 110 panel. The Host tab is only visible when Host is selected as the Main Communication Type.

Host Setup String: Enter a dial string up to 32 characters long for the panel to send to the network device connected to a 462N Network Interface Card. You may also enter an IP Address with a setup string. If you are not using a DMP network device, refer to the device's literature for the setup string. If your backup network device is an iCOM, enter the following setup string: AT#UCXXX.XXX.XXX.XXX#PPPPPP. The Xs represent the IP Address, and the Ps represent the port number. The default port number is 2001.

Retry Time: Enter the number of seconds (3 to 15 seconds) the panel should wait before retrying to send a message to the receiver if an acknowledgment was not received.


Host Backup Enable allows use of the Host Setup String for a second 462N card. Using a second IP address the Host Setup String will tell the second 462N card to send the messages through the backup network device, such as a second iCOM, to a second receiver.


UL AA Enable: Select the box to enable AA Mode. By default UL AA is not enabled. UL AA involves check-in reports. Check-in reports are a method of supervising the panel's communication with the receiver. To be UL AAcompliant, panels must check-in with the receiver every 6 minutes when armed.

Disarm Check-in: If you enable UL AA, this field displays. Enter the number of minutes, from 1 to 6 or R, between disarmed check-in reports. If any area is armed, the report is automatically sent every 6 minutes. Enter R in the Disarm Check-in fi