XR500 & XR500N SOFTWARE UPDATE
March 11, 2004
The XR500N Command Processor panel now includes new features for easier and faster remote programming and installation. The XR500 can now be programmed using TCP protocol, which saves installation time by eliminating the need for mapping firewall ports. Also, all XR500s with dynamic IP addresses can be trapped for remote uploading and downloading through Remote Link. The CID communication feature now included in the XR500 software offers enhanced operation for customers using the DMP XR500N with an AES radio or CID backup communication. These features add to the already powerful remote programming features in the XR500N to save your company time and money with every XR500N panel installed.New Features Included with the Latest XR500 Release-V103-03/04/04TCP Communication The XR500N Command Processor panel now allows communication using the TCP protocol. Using this protocol, the mapping of firewall ports is not required.Network OptionsTCP CommWhen this option is set to NO, the XR500N communicates using the standard UDP protocol. When this option is set to YES, the XR500N communicates using TCP protocol. The default value is NO.Note: The iCOM or iCOM-E installed in the receiver must be version 103 or higher to accommodate TCP communication. Network Panel Trapping The XR500N panel with a dynamic IP address (DHCP) can now be trapped for a Remote Link upload/download session. This operation requires that Remote Link be version 1.13 or higher and the receiver iCOM or iCOM-E be version 103 or higher. When a panel trap is set in Remote Link, for a panel that uses Network communication type, Remote Link sends a panel trap message with the panel account number to the iCOM or iCOM-E version 103 or higher installed in the SCS-1 or SCS-1R Receiver. The receiver hosted iCOM or iCOM-E stores the trap and monitors the panel for the next message. When the panel sends its next message, the receiver iCOM or iCOM-E then sends a message to the panel to contact Remote Link at the IP address contained in the original trap message. The trap message is stored in the receiver iCOM or iCOM-E for up to four hours. If the trap message is not sent to the panel within the four-hour window, the panel trap message will be discarded and a new trap message must be sent from Remote Link. You can view the status of the traps in the receiver iCOM or iCOM-E in Remote Link with the Trap Query function.CID Communication The XR500 now provides automatic backup CID messaging for capture by AES radio or CID backup communication to a CID receiver using a specific phone number.Automatic CID communication: You can place a letter "T" in the telephone number first position to allow a message to be sent to the receiver using CID communications. Once the CID message is sent, subsequent messages are sent using the communications method selected under Communication Type until another telephone number with a "T" in the first position is encountered. The automatic CID communication feature allows for the following communication options:
DD with CID second number NET with CID second line NET with DD second line NET with DD/CID second line For example, program NET with second line DD and phone number T555-1212, and you have NET with CID second line.Version 103 Software Update Effective the week of March 15th, 2004, all XR500N panels are being shipped from the factory as version 103 (3/4/04) software. This version is an update from the 102 (2/9/04) software previously shipped and contains new features to the program. The XR500N flash update to Version 103 (3/4/04) is available for download free of charge on the DMP Dealer Direct Website at https://dmp.com/dealer. Remote Link Version 1.14 or higher is required to remote update the XR500 or XR500N software.