The Ad-NeT network system allows all MxPro 4 series control panels, remote terminals and network peripherals to be connected together using standard fire resistant two-core cable. It provides both the benefits of distributed intelligence and reduced installation costs whilst catering for the smallest two-panel network through to the largest 200 panel wide area networked system.
The network operates as a true peer-to peer system allowing information from any input or output device to be passed over the network and displayed on any MxPro 4 control panel or remote terminal as required.
Simply adding and connecting a network card allows any MxPro 4 control panel or remote terminal to be networked. All other nodes on the Ad-NeT system will be instantly aware of a panel as soon as it is given a valid network node address, allowing additional panels to be added at any time. All panels incorporate a network analyser providing valuable diagnostic and status information and also have the facility to prevent the transmission of fires or faults during commissioning.
For more complex systems, the Windows based PC-NeT Mx configuration software allows sector based programming for Mute, Silence, Resound and Reset control keys as well as investigation delays, group disablement and test instructions. All panels within the same sector will share common controls and each panel or remote terminal can also be programmed to show specific network information on a zonal basis. For cause and effect, any input device can be programmed to operate any output device on any panel.