Micro Seven Model AP15, PC-Alarm Panel or Alarm Panel Simulator, transmits Ademcoâ Contact-ID alarm messages to alarm receivers by starting commands sent at RS232C interface in PC. PC sends ASCII equivalent of alarm message to AP15 without check-sum. PC also sends telephone number to AP15. Since the alarm messages, telephone numbers, and AP15 Control Register for storing programming parameters are stored in non-volatile memory in AP15, so a single ASCII command at RS232C interface start alarm reporting process. After AP15 dials a telephone number for a receiver, the receiver answers the call and transmits the handshake tones. Then AP15 transmits alarm message in DTMF tone. If the receiver receives the alarm message correctly, it transmits kiss-off tone. Then AP15 hangs up the call, and it sends status messages to PC. If the alarm reporting is not successful, AP15 transmits a different status message to PC. Transmission of alarm messages is repeated for four times if AP15 does not receive kiss-off tones. The whole sequence, which involves re-dialing of telephone number, may be repeated for three times. AP15 contains audio monitor internally to hear dialing process, handshake signals, DTMF tones for alarm messages, and kiss-off tones. AC/DC adapter and interfacing cable between PC and AP15 is provided. 220V AC/DC adapter is optional. A contact-ID alarm receiver/simulator model CT10 is recommended for an alarm receiver.
RS232C interface: 9600 baud, no parity, and 8-bit character, RTS/CTS hardware handshake
number entry: D<telephone number-maximum fifteen digits><CR>
for example D5035551212<CR> for dialing 5035551212. Note <CR> is a carriage return. It is stored in EEROM (non-volatile memory) in AP15-2.
message entry: S<fifteen digit long alarm message><CR>
Note: AP15-2 prepares check sums, so do not enter sixteen digits. When sixteen digit-long alarm message including check sum is entered, checksum, which is prepared by AP15-2, will become a wrong one. It is stored in EEROM (non-volatile memory) in AP15-2.
alarm reporting: G
Start alarm reporting process by dialing the telephone number, receive handshake tones, transmit alarm messages, receive kiss-off tones and hang up the line if AP15-2 Control Register is programmed.
command or Abort command: A
Turn off off-hook relay in AP15-2 or abort alarm reporting process.
alarm message command: B
It transmits alarm message again.
telephone-number command: T
AP15-2 transmits programmed telephone numbers to PC.
alarm-message command: U
AP15-2 transmits programmed alarm message in sixteen digit-long including check sum to PC.
polling command: C
AP15-2 performs the "double-dialing" operation, which goes off-hook and dials a number. Then it hangs up, waits for few seconds, goes off-hook and dials the same number. If the called line transmits 2200Hz-answer tone, AP15-2 transmits "POLLING SUCCESS" to PC. When AP15-2 does not receive the 2200 Hz answer tone, it transmits "CALL FAILED". AP15-2 re-dials the number that is programmed.
DIALED # BUSY
Audio monitor: audio speaker is included inside AP15-2 for hearing dialing process, handshake tones from alarm receivers, Contact-ID alarm signals from AP15-2, and kiss-off tones from alarm receivers. Audio monitor is to verify that AP15-2 is calling alarm receivers, and it is a great tool to troubleshoot sending alarm signals to alarm receivers.
DC power input, DC12V, 200 mA
RS232C interface connector, 9-pin D-sub, female
AC/DC Adapter supplied with CS10: 117VAC +/- 5%, or 220VAC +/- 5%(for 220V unit optional)
Dimensions: 19 cm (4") W x 4.5 cm (1.75") H x 10 cm (7.5") L
Weight: 750g (1.65 LBS)
Environmental: Operating temperature with power on: 0 to 35 degree C, Humidity: 85% RH at 35 degree C, storage temperature and operating temperature without power on
Warranty Service: six months limited warranty. No warranty if any factory seal is broken.
Service is performed at the factory, usually within 5 working days.
230V input AC/DC Adapter (117V input unit is a standard.)
Software: A Windows-type demo software is included to dial a telephone number and transmit alarm message. Multiple alarm messages may be transmitted to alarm receivers in one call or continuous calls. A contact-ID alarm receiver/simulator with FXO and FXS interface, model LS15E+, is recommended for alarm receivers.
DTMF Register in non-volatile memory determines on and off times of DTMF generation of alarm messages.
Each increment is 10 ms, and the factory default condition is 5 for 50ms on and off timing. Ademco specification limits 50ms minimum and 60 ms maximum. The command format is:
MA5 n1 n2
For example, MA506 selects 60 ms on/off times.
The content of DTMF Register may be done by "RA5", and AP15-2 outputs "06".
Tone detect register
Tone detect register is threshold value for detecting handshake and kiss-off tones for long-distance telephone calls.
Control Register, which resides in non-volatile memory, is one byte data memory in AP15-2. It is written by the following command:
MAC n1 n2, where n1 n2 form one byte in hexadecimal notation
Note: "MACB0" programs the factory default conditions.
Status of the control register is performed by entering "RAC", and AP15-2 generates "50".
Bit 7: "1" selects higher signal power output (0 dBm) for alarm message, and "0" selects lower signal power output (-12 dBm). The factory default is "0" to select –12dBm.
Bit 6: "1" disables input signal amplification (x4) for detecting weak handshake and kiss-off tones, and "0" enables input signal amplification. The factory default is "1" for selecting normal input signal .
Bit 5: "1" disables storing telephone number in non-volatile memory for telephone number input command, and "0" is for storing telephone number in non-volatile memory. The factory default is "0" for enabling non-volatile memory operation.
Bit 4: "1" disables detection of busy tone, and "0" enables detection of busy tone. Note; The busy-tone detection when enabled is between time period for 2.5 seconds after the end of dialing. The factory is "1" for disabling busy-tone detection.
Bit 3: "1" selects rotary-pulse dialing, and "0" selects DTMF dialing of telephone numbers. The factory default is "0" for DTMF dialing.
Bit 2: "1" disables re-dialing of telephone numbers when "MESSAGE FAILED" is generated. "0" enables re-dialing of telephone number for maximum times. The factory default is "0" for re-dialing telephone numbers when "MESSAGE FAILED" is displayed.
Bit 1: "1" keeps telephone line off-hook after successful delivery of alarm messages. "0" enables hanging up the line after successful of alarm messages. The factory default is "0" for hanging up the line.
Bit 0: "1" disables re-dialing telephone numbers when message "CALL FAILED" is displayed. "0" enables re-dialing telephone numbers. The factory default is "0" for re-dialing telephone numbers.
Feature for AP15-2: WAB01 to turn audio monitor off and WAB00 to turn audio monitor on (factory default). AP15 compatibility: AP15-2 is compatible to AP15 or AP15-1.
EEROM for storing non-volatile memory is available when the above AP15 control register bit 5 is clear.
Other Contact-ID dialers or alarm-panel simulators
AP5 contains screw terminals for power input (12VDC) and common, telephone lines, go/start input signal and status signal output. AP5 does not contain internal audio speaker. AP5 also contains RS232 interface for programming contact-ID signal and telephone number.
AP45 contains power connector, RJ11 telephone jack and screw terminals for go/start input signal and status signal output. AP45 contains internal audio speaker. AP45 also contains RS232 interface for programming contact-ID signal and telephone number. AP45 also contains Ethernet/Network function for sending DC09 IP signal and emails/text messages.
Micro Seven, Inc. ®
1095-K N.E. 25th Ave.
phone: 503-693-6982, fax: 503-693-9742