RCI - Remote Control Input in AlphaCom Systems
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A Remote Control Input (RCI) is triggered by an external potential-free contact.
Typical external triggers can be:
- Fire and gas alarm systems
- Temperature detectors
- Doors sensors
- Lift status
- Alarm buttons
An RCI signal can be received by a number of devices:
|Device||# of RCI's|
|IPARIO unit (IP)||8|
|RIO unit (analog)||8|
Select a device from the above table to see details on connections and configuration
The set-up for the RCI input and the actions you want it to activate is very flexible. An RCI can activate almost any function in the exchange by using action commands, either Built-In Action Commands or Data Protocol Commands. The configuration of the RCI's is done with the AlphaPro programming tool.
Some examples of features that can be activated:
- Dispatch prerecorded voice messages to stations and PA system (fire alarm etc.)
- Show status information on a DAK48 panel, e.g. door open/closed
- Send text message to a station or a group of stations, e.g. temperature warning
- Set up group calls, audio program or conferences
- Activate Call Forwarding
- Control Remote Control Output
Inputs from AlphaCom, ENA Amplifier, IPARIO and RIO
The RCI table supports up to 140 inputs.
- For internal RCIs in the AlphaCom, the device address is 65 (66-68 for Slave Modules), and the pin number is 1-6.
- Internal pin number 8 is the temperature alarm.
- Mappings for the internal RCI's are autoloaded. Mappings for external RCI's (ENA amplifiers, Slave modules, RIO's or IPARIO) must be manually programmed.
|RCI Type||Device/Station physical Number||Pin Number|
|AlphaCom XE20/XE26||Device||65||1 - 6|
|AlphaCom XE7/XE1||Device||65||1 - 2|
|ENA Amplifier||Station||1 - 552||1 - 6|
|IPARIO unit (IP)||Station||1 - 552||1 - 8|
|RIO unit (analog)||Device||1 - 64||1 - 8|
Inputs from IP Stations/Devices
Inputs from IP Stations must be configured using the Event Handler.
|Hardware||Event Owner = Station Physical Number||Physical Input number||Sub-Event|
|IP Substation||1 - 552||1 - 3||1 - 3|
|IP Flush Master and IP OR||1 - 552||1 - 3||11 - 13 (*)|
|IP Turbine station||1 - 552||1 - 6||11 - 16 (**)|
|IP-LCM||1 - 552||TKIS I/O input 1-6
Additional input 1 - 8
18 - 25
(*): When set as station type "Master station" in AlphaPro, the inputs are mapped as Sub-Event 11, 12 and 13. When set as "CRM" the inputs are mapped as Sub-Event 251, 252 and 253.
(**): On Turbine stations, the Sub-Event number depends on the AMC software version:
- AMC 188.8.131.52 and lower: Sub-Event number is 1 - 6
- AMC 184.108.40.206: Sub-Event number is 101 - 106
- AMC 220.127.116.11 and higher: Sub-Event number is 11 - 16
In the Event Handler, use the following parameters:
- Owner: The station/device where the input is used
- Event type: 30 - Station DAK as RCI
- Sub-Event: The input number according to the table above
- When Change to: ON = Input goes on. OFF = input goes off.
- AMC 10.50 or later supports RCI's in slave module (devices 66-68). (The software in the slave modules must also be upgraded)