IGSMHS Installation and Setup Guide
Appendix C: IP Downloading
The communications module can be used to upload or download data to Honeywell's VISTA
and LYNXR-I control panels. This enables local site maintenance that is independent of the
central station. In addition, it enables modification to sites globally via the internet.
Some control panels support uploading/downloading of data using the ECP bus, and some
must use the Direct Wire method.
For control panels that support uploading/downloading of data (such as; VISTA-20P,
LYNXR-I) via the ECP bus, no further connections to the communications module is
For control panels that do not support uploading/downloading of data via the ECP bus(such
as; VISTA-128BP and FBP), a Direct Wire connection using a trigger cable is used.
Direct Wire Setup
To utilize a Direct Wire connection, this option must be enabled (Direct Wire Y/N) in the
control panel's programming, and the ECP device address for the communications module
must be entered as a keypad.
Additionally, the communications module must be connected to the control panel by a cable
as shown below.
For Direct Wire downloading on Commercial Fire panels (such as; VISTA-128FBP,
FA1700C), set program field 319 to . This enables J2 for RS-232 serial data.
This feature is not available if the communications device is set for zone trigger mode.
FA1660C J8 CONNECTOR
PARTS SUPPLIED WITH DOWNLOADER KIT P/N VBPCOMKIT
Downloading may only be performed if a technician is at the site.
RJ 11 CABLE
4142 TR CABLE
OR EXTERNAL ANTENNA
50 OHM, MMCX ONLY