The ASCII Processing Module (APM 48) will let you know when you have an important event occurring at your remote location. The APM decodes incoming ASCII data to extract alarm information, activates an equivalent discrete point and forwards a portion of the ASCII message to a pager.
The APM can also detect any event that can be translated into an electrical contact closure, such as a micro switch or relay. Door openings and equipment failures are typical events that it can report on your pager. In addition, you can contact the APM from any dial tone telephone and, by password identification, activate remote devices like door locks or security lights.
The APM has broad applications in many areas, including:
The APM 48 is just right for remote cell sites and small offices, where its capacity is sufficient. In addition to pager reporting, the APM may forward selected alarm points to a central network management system. The APM dials the master and reports with TRIP protocol.
Fire and Safety
The APM can monitor smoke and sprinkler pressure alarms, door and window openings in industrial and commercial facilities, pin-pointing trouble spots for responding emergency teams, 24 hours a day.
The APM has many programmable features, such as back-up pager numbers and written alarm point descriptions. Configuring these features is easy using T/APM software, provided with the unit at no extra charge. Programming is done locally through the serial port of a computer or by dialing the APM from any modem-equipped P.C. The software will also monitor the alarm states and operate control relays.
In addition to being activated remotely, control relays may be activated internally by a combination of existing alarms, using a programmable equation (derived control). Each control point may have up to two equations defined.
ASCII Craft Port Access
The APM allows you to connect a remote computer through the dial port to an ASCII craft port on another piece of equipment, such as a PABX or channel bank.