Intro to Simplex 4100 Computer Port Protocol
SimplexGrinnell, a subsidiary of Tyco International, is a company specialized in active fire protection systems, communication systems and testing, inspection and maintenance services. In 2016, Johnson Controls and Tyco completed a Merger and subsequently, JCI announced that the SimplexGrinner Brank will transition to JCI. JCI Will continue to sell Simplex Fire and Security Products under the Simplex brand name.
The Simplex 4100 protocol gateway has been tested with most of the SimplexGrinnell product line and we believe that it is compatible with all, but testing is still required for some. See below for the list.
The Simplex Time Recorder Company - 4100 Computer Port Protocol driver allows the FieldServer to transfer data to and from devices over RS-232 using Simplex Time Recorder Company - 4100 Computer Port Protocol.
The Simplex 4100 QuickServer (FS-QS-1220-XXXX) is a high-performance, fully configurable, and cost-effective protocol gateway for integrating any SimplexGrinnell System.
The Gateway comes enhanced (500 points) and connects to RS232 ports. Chipkin knows this protocol to source code level – get expert support (Level 1,2) and configuration from day 1.
The FS-B3510 is one of the FS-X30 Series FieldServers designed to meet the needs of any system integrator.
The FS-B30 Series brings together the powerful FieldServer driver library with state-of-the-art gateway design. It supports 1,000 points which can be updrageded to 10,000 points allowing it to easily handle just about anything with no slowdown in performance.
Simplex 4100 Block Diagram
Simplex 4100 Datasheets, Manuals and other resources
Simplex 4100 has a large number of products and applications. See below for some resources:
Description of the Simplex 4100 Driver
The FieldServer provides a generic MIB (Management Information Base) file that sets out the OID (Object Identifiers) structure. The FieldServer Enterprise ID is 6347. A selection of standard MIB-2 OID’s are supported to allow interaction with popular Network Management packages.
This driver is designed to connect to a Simplex 4100 panel equipped to support the “4100 Computer Port Protocol” as defined in Simplex’s document 950-004 Revision E dated 28 July 2000. The implementation provides a selected subset of protocol functions and subset of functionality for each of these selected functions. It is important to note the exclusions and limitations described in this document.
The driver is capable of parsing and storing information sent by a panel in the form of unsolicited messages which are typically generated when there is a state change in the panel or one of the connected devices. The driver is also capable of polling for point and panel status data and some additional data such as the panel’s time and revision information. In addition, the driver is capable of setting some control points in the panel – acknowledging and resetting alarms and writing data (where permitted) to some analog and discrete points.
When configured as a Client, the FieldServer can read objects from the Server using Get, GetNext (walk) or GetBulk commands. The GetBulk command is very useful to transfer large amounts of data. The FieldServer can update objects in Agent using the Set command.
This is a client only driver and is not capable of emulating a Simplex Panel. Server emulation is provided for test purposes only and is not supported or documented.
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