AlphaMax 82A and Alpha Max 82S: Overview

The AlphaMax 82S is a compact dial-up alarm system remote. The 82S is generally used with equipment such as radio equipment where you have discrete alarms and a serial provisioning port. The 82S would notifiy you via pager about the problem. You can then dial in using the same phone facility to reach through and provision or correct the problem.

AlphaMax Unit
Notification types include alphanumeric &
numeric pager and text message.

Alarms can be communicated to an alphanumeric or numeric pager or they can be forwarded to a monitoring center equipped with an alarm management system. Because the AlphaMax is configured by downloading from a remote PC, maintenance and upgrades become routine.

Software Configuration

Configuring AlphaMax is easy using T/Alpha software for Windows. T/Alpha will also monitor alarm inputs and operate control relays.

AlphaMax's optoisolated alarm inputs are normally in the "active state" when grounded (current flowing). Alarm points can be individually "reversed" by remote programming to assume the Active State when ungrounded (no current flowing). Each alarm input can be configured for unipolar operation (reports going to alarm state only) or bipolar operation (reports both going to alarm state and returning to cleared state).

Each point can also have a 30 character description (ex: "Room Too Hot!"), a qualification time period before dialing primary and backup pager numbers. A redial option causes the unit to dial a pager up to 15 times in case of no answer.

Personnel with pagers can call into the AlphaMax from a dial tone (DTMF) phone and acknowledge alarms, operate control points and request a status report.

AlphaMax Application
AlphaMax can report alarms to a variety of devices, and it is an excellent tower light monitoring solution.

Derived Controls

In addition to being activated remotely, control relays may be activated internally by a combination of existing alarms, based on a programmable equation (derived control). Each control point may have up to two equations defined.

The AlphaMax uses an internal 300/1200 baud "AT 212" type modem. The control relay outputs are Form "C". A high speed version that has a 33.6K modem is also available (see ordering options).

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