Remote Link and System Link Technical Update
September 04, 2002
To download the following Technical Update in pdf format visit https://dmp.com/iq/tech_updates/TU-0258.pdfVersion 1.09 Software Update Effective September 2002, all Remote Link and System Link software are being shipped from the factory as Version 1.09 (9/3/02) software. This version is an update from the Version 1.08 (6/11/02) software previously shipped and contains new features to the program. New Features Remote Update for iCOMSL and ePADRemote Link now supports Remote Update for the iCOMSL and the ePAD version 200 or higher (to be released September 2002). The ePAD version 200 and the iCOMSLhave the ability to accept firmware updates from a remote location using Remote Link. Performing a remote firmware update allows you to quickly and conveniently update the firmware without making a trip to the site to manually replace firmware chips. The firmware updates will be posted to the DMP website at dmp.com/dealer. Follow the directions on the website to download the update to your computer's hard drive. To perform a remote update, select System>Remote Update from the drop-down menu. In the Remote Update window, click on the browse button to find the firmware update file on your computer's hard drive. Remote Link will automatically search the database for the devices that the firmware update applies to and will display those devices in the Devices to Update portion of the window. For example, if the update is for the ePAD, all ePAD devices will be displayed. In the Devices to Update portion of the window, click the box next to all of the devices you wish to update. You may click All to select all devices and Clear to clear all devices. After you have selected all of the devices you wish to update, click Update in the bottom left corner of the screen. As the update occurs, the Current and Overall Progress bars will inform the user of the update progress. If any problems occur during the update, Remote Link will display this information in the Log window.Defaults for UL AA, Check-In, and Fail TimeIn communication programming for an XR200, XR2400F and XR200-485, UL AA defaults to NO and the Check-in and Fail Time settings now defaults to one minute. In Communication programming for an iCOMsl, XR20 and XR40, the Check-in and Fail Time settings default to one minute.Two-Digit Receiver NumberRemote Link now allows entry of a two-digit receiver number up to 99 when creating a new panel account or copying an existing panel account. This allows remote programming of many accounts using the same panel account number. Example: 1-12345, 2-12345, 3-12345, and 99-12345.Export Programming ReportsRemote Link now supports the export of Programming Information in the CSV (Comma Separated Value) format. To export panel account programming reports as CSV files that can be opened in Microsoft® Excel, click File > Print > Data Export. The panel account that is currently open in Remote Link will be exported to a folder that you have designated. It is recommended that you create a folder to save the programming for each account because several files will be created. All files will have a .csv extension, which can be opened as in Excel. Location: Press the ellipse button to the right of the Location field to browse for the folder in which you will save the programming. Prefix Filename with Account Number: Select this checkbox if you want all of the files to contain the account number in the file name. For example, a file name with the account number would read 1-12345 Area Information.csv.Prefix Filename with Account Name: Select this checkbox if you want all of the files to contain the account name in the file name. For example, a file name with the account name included would read John Doe Area Information.csv. When the files have been exported, the Data Export Report Setup window will automatically close. Retrieving from PanelRemote Link now has an option to Request Events upon completion of the programming file retrieval. The Retrieve function allows you to retrieve a copy of a subscriber panel's programming, schedules, and user codes. To retrieve a program file from a panel, select Panel > Connect and connect to the panel. Select Panel > Retrieve, to open the Retrieve From Panel. Select Request Events to automatically request the panels events upon completion of the file retrieval. To send a time update to the panel after Remote Link has retrieved the data from the panel, select Update Time. Select Disconnect on Completion to automatically disconnect from the panel.The Currently Receiving section of the Retrieve From Panel window tracks the status of the data transfer. The top bar indicates that communication is occurring between Remote Link and the panel. The bottom bar tracks the status of the entire file.
Copy and Paste User InformationRemote Link and System Link now support the option to copy and paste user information to another partition or to another panel with like programming. To copy a user and the user code information to another partition or another panel of the same model, open the panel from which you will copy the user code information. Select Programming > User Codes. Note: Profiles must be the same in both panels and both partitions to accurately copy and paste user code information. Pasting User Information into a Different PartitionIn the User Codes window, select the user to be copied from the list on the left-hand side. Click the Copy button. Click the Paste button. This will automatically paste the user into the panel, allowing you to then change the Partition number. Pasting User Information into a Different Panel Note: To copy a user to a different panel, the two panel models must be the same. For example, to copy a user from an XR40 Command Processor Panel, the second panel must be an XR40. In the User Codes window, select the user to be copied from the list on the left-hand side. Click the Copy button. Select File > Close Panel to close that panel. Then select File > Panel Information and open the panel to which you will copy the user code information. Select Programming > User Codes and click the Paste button. This will paste all of the user code information you copied from the first panel into the second panel.Remote Link now allows the user the ability to view the pre-programmed profile numbers and names list from inside the User Codes programming window.Profile Number: Enter a number from 1 to 99 to designate the areas and functions that a user may access. Profile numbers are programmed in the Programs > Profiles window. Press the ellipse button to the right of the Profile Number field to display a list of the pre-programmed profile numbers and names.
Ordering the New SoftwareRemote Link and System Link Updates version 1.09 (9/3/02) are available for download free of charge on the DMP Dealer Direct Website at https://dmp.com/dealer. If you are a current user of Remote Link, you will automatically be notified of this update. Hard copy updates on CD can be obtained by calling DMP Customer Service at 1-800-641-4282 and ordering the Link Update. The cost for each update is $30.00.