Model IFP-2100/ECS Installation Manual
Network System Hardware Features
IFP-2100/ECS panels can be networked to create a virtual system that is larger than 2100 addressable points.
Each additional IFP-2100/ECS or RFP-2100 provides another 2100 addressable points to the network total. For
example, a network of 32- IFP-2100/ECS panels provides a maximum addressable point capacity of 67,200
points (2100 x 32 = 67,200).
A networked site is a logical group of IFP-2100/ECS and/or RFP-2100 panels that behave as though the logical
group is one large control panel. Each building is referred to as a "site." All panels in a site operate as a single
panel. The control functions like reset, silence and alarm activation operate across the entire site. There can be
one or more logical sites within a networked system. The maximum number of sites within a network system is
limited to 32 panels in the network with each site comprised of only one panel.
Wiring Options to Connect Networked Panels
Fiber Optic Single Mode - must use the SK-NIC and SK-FSL for up to 30dB loss of signal separation. SK-
FSL connects to the network using 9/125 micron single-mode fiber
Fiber Optic Multi-Mode - must use the SK-NIC and SK-FML for up to 8dB loss of signal separation. SK-
FML connects to the network using 62.5/125 micron multi-mode fiber
Twisted Pair Copper Wire - must use the SK-NIC to provide up to 3000 feet of separation.
All methods of panel connectivity can be used within the same networked system. The network architecture
provides true peer to peer capability allowing network survivability for all hardware that remains operational in
the event of partial system failure.
The model RFP-2100 provides the same power and point capacity of an IFP-2100/ECS panel, but does not
include any user interface. It is used in networked systems where added power and/or point capacity is required
but where additional user interface is not needed.
When networking a group of IFP-2100/ECS and/or RFP-2100s, you must use the SK-NIC to link the panels
together. See Figure 5-1 and Figure 5-2, for Internal mounting or external mounting of SK-NIC option.