Figure 2. Direct-Wire Connections for VISTA-FBP,
FA1670C and FA1700C Control Panels
Connections to an IP or GSM Type Module
The 4100SM is required to interface the VISTA-FBP,
FA1670C or FA1700C control panel to an IP or GSM type
communicating unit. The 4100SM connects to the control
panel's circuit board via the supplied 4142TR voltage trigger
cable. As shown in Figure 3, terminals 3, 6, 7, and 8 on the
4100SM are used. The 4100SM DB25 serial port connects to
the Programmer Port of the GSM communication unit. The
purchase of the VFBPCOMKIT is required.
+ (TO TERM 11)
AUX PWR 1
- (TO TERM 12)
4142 TR CABLE
PARTS SUPPLIED WITH DOWNLOADER KIT P/N VFBPCOMKIT
Figure 3. Direct-Wire Connections for an IP or GSM Type
Checking Your Downloading Software
Before using the 4100SM for direct-wire downloading, the
downloading software must be checked to ensure it is
configured to enable direct-wire operation.
software, proceed as follows:
Enter the SETUP screen on the PC (only the Master
User can do this).
Click on COMM LINK, near the top of the screen.
Hit the [+] key until the screen displays "DIRECT
Check that the COMM PORT matches the port you
intend to use. Hit the [ESC] key to exit the SETUP
Using the 4100SM for Direct-Wire Downloading
To use the 4100SM for direct-wire downloading, proceed as
To TB11 Aux. Power (+)
(25mA current draw)
To TB12 Aux. Power (-)
To Serial Port
K14394LF 25-PIN TO RJ11 CABLE
To check the
Apply power to the control panel and verify that the
default message (typically "DISARMED – READY TO
ARM") is displayed.
Start up the downloading software on your PC, and
verify that the main menu is displayed.
Make sure that the downloading software is configured
to operate using the serial port (COM1 or COM2) that
you selected earlier.
If you have an internal modem, the serial port must be
changed every time you change from modem to direct-wire
NOTE: The control panel will not function as an alarm
At the downloading PC, select the file and control
account information to be downloaded.
Select the DIRECT-WIRE option from the COMM menu
and hit [Enter].
If the selected panel type does not allow direct-wire
operation, the DIRECT-WIRE option will not be
required. Then press the [Enter] key.
The "START COMMUNICATION" message will begin
OR EXTERNAL ANTENNA
50 OHM, MMCX ONLY
Go to the nearest control keypad and enter the Installer
Code + [#] + .
The letters "CC" should appear on the fixed-word
keypad display ("MODEM COMM" on the alpha keypad
display) to confirm that the direct-wire downloading
mode is in effect.
The control panel will continuously and indefinitely
monitor the keypad terminals for a handshake signal
from the downloading PC. (This mode may be cancelled
by entering an Installer Code + [OFF] sequence.)
Press the [Enter] key on the PC.
The PC will display a "REQUESTING SESSION"
message and commence a direct-wire downloading
session. At this point, you may do an upload, download,
or any other PC operation in the same manner that you
would if a remote connection via the telephone line were
used. The communications will take place at a much
higher speed, however. The control will automatically
return to normal alarm system function when the
downloading session is completed.
Serial Printer and Navigator Reporter Connections
The 4100SM can be used to connect the control panel to a
serial printer or to a PC using the Honeywell Navigator
Reporter software to print the Event Log. The 4100SM
connects to the control panel's circuit board via the supplied
4142TR voltage trigger cable. As shown in Figures 4 and 5,
terminals 1, 6, 7, and 8 on the 4100SM are used. The
colored jumpers may need to be cut, depending on the serial
printer being used. See note 3 below for details. The
connections shown in Figures 4 and 5 are the same for the
printer and the PC.
system while the direct-wire downloading mode is
active unless you are using a Commercial Fire