8000 Series Expansion Cards
- 8000 Series Expansion Cards Datasheet
- EN50131 Grade 3 Certificate for 8001 Controller and Peripherals
- 8201 GPRS Expansion Module Datasheet
Pacom Controllers have on-board expansion slots for compatible Pacom expansion cards (also known as "mezzanine" cards). The expansion cards are designed as modular add-ons for a Controller to increase capacity or functionality. For example, to "upgrade" an 8000 Series Controller to use the GPRS data network, install an 8201 GPRS expansion card. Expansion card configuration is available in GMS. Expansion cards have their own firmware, which is updated when it is plugged into the Controller.
Note: Not all expansion cards are compatible with all Controller expansion slots. • Expansion cards draw power from the Controller (the device they are plugged in to).
8201 GPRS modem
The 8201 is a GPRS (general packet radio service) modem that can be used with Pacom 8000 Series Controllers for backup communications [generally]. The GPRS system allows data packets to be sent wirelessly to a secure external IP network, thereby allowing commands and other data to be sent.
8202 PSTN modem
The 8202 is a PSTN (public switched telephone network) modem that can be used with Pacom 8000 Series Controllers [generally] for dial-backup communications to a Pacom Base Station, Pacom TransIT and/or for transmission of alarms to central station in Contact ID or SIA formats. It enables "listen-in" operation, where the Controller initiates connection via PSTN with a GMS operator who can listen to microphones connected to outputs on the Controller.
The 8203 is used to increase the number of alarm output points of Pacom 8000 Series Controllers; providing four relay controlled outputs.
The 8204 is used to increase the number of alarm input points of Pacom 8000 Series Controllers; providing eight supervized alarm inputs. All inputs can be configured for analog operation (0 to 8VDC). The inputs can report five states:
- Open circuit.
- Secure/reset (normal).
- Short circuit.
The EOL resistance is 10kOhm standard, however, can be altered by physically changing the on-board SIP resistor pack (from 3.3kOhm to 25.4kOhm) or programmatically through GMS.
8205 RS232/RS485 comms
The 8205 is used to add an additional RS232 or RS485 device lines to Pacom 8000 Series Controllers. It can also be used as an interface to third-party systems, such as Inovonics wireless, DVRs and Elevator Management Systems etc.
8207 RS485 star coupler
The 8207 is used to increase the number of RS485 device lines of Pacom 8000 Series Controllers. It allows "star" connection using up to four individual device loops and increases the total number of RS485 devices by 32. Unused device loops do not require termination.
8208 S-ART interface
The 8208 is used to connect Serial-Addressable Receiver/Transmitter (S-ART) compatible devices (generally detectors) to Pacom 8000 Series Controllers. The card has four S-ART interfaces, each of which can have up to 30 devices connected in a daisy-chain fashion, and supports a total of 120 inputs and 60 outputs per card.
S-ART interface is designed specially for security systems for data transmission on a simple cable where it is desired to individually identify each detector on the interface. The cable transmits both DC power to the S-ART and information to/from the S-ART. Communications works on the principle by which an address is sent and the S-ART that recognizes the address then carries out the instruction. The line signal is divided into three levels in order to give a time signal for synchronizing and a data signal containing addresses, instructions etc. Typical signal voltages for the three levels are 15V, 7.5V and 0V.