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IPGSM-4GC Commercial Fire Communicator – Installation and Setup Guide

General Information

The IPGSM-4GC Commercial Fire Communicator (henceforth referred to as IPGSM-4GC) includes everything you need
to upgrade a commercial fire system that previously reported by POTS to a system that uses the Internet as its primary
reporting path, and uses a GSM cellular reporting path as a backup. In addition, the communicator's power module
(PowerBoost1) monitors and reports AC power loss, and low battery conditions.
NOTE: When programmed for an IP, or GSM, or IP & GSM reporting path, this product functions as an ACTIVE
communication system.

Package Contents

Red Fire Cabinet and Back Plate
Cam Lock with Key
Dialer Capture Module
50 ohm cable assembly (for antenna)

Compatible Fire Panels

The IPGSM-4GC is compatible with all ULC Listed Fire Panels that use the Contact ID communication format, as
described in the SIA DC-05 Standard, and have the model 659EN Line Fault Monitor installed.
After completing the field installation, verify communications with the central station is successful by sending several
events. Also, get confirmation that these events were received.
IMPORTANT: For a fire panel that has more than 9 active zones (or partitions), the first 9 zones are reported
to the central station uniquely. Beyond 9 zones, only the 2nd digit of the zone is reported along with a leading
zero (example partition 14 is reported as 04). The installer must inform the central station of this


The IPGSM-4GC replaces the fire panel's POTS communications path. When an event occurs, the fire panel goes off-
hook to dial the central station. The IPGSM-4GC detects the off-hook condition and provides the fire panel with a dial
tone. When the fire panel detects the dial tone, it begins dialing the central station. The IPGSM-4GC considers the
three second period after dialing as the number dialing has been completed. After the dialing is completed, the Dialer
Capture Module returns a handshake to the fire panel.
The fire panel then sends the contact ID reports to the IPGSM-4GC, which in turn sends a kiss-off after the report is
successfully received from the fire panel. Within the IPGSM-4GC, the Dialer Capture Module sends the contact ID
reports over the ECP bus to the Communicator. When all the reports are sent, the fire panel goes on-hook. The
IPGSM-4GC then transmits the messages to the central station (either over the internet or the GSM network).


ULC Compliance

This product is compliant with CAN/ULC-S559 (Equipment for Fire Signal Receiving Centers and Systems). To meet this
specification ensure the following:
IPGSM-4GC must be installed in accordance with Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1.
IPFSM-4GC must be used with compatible Fire Panels that have the 659EN Line Fault Monitor installed.
IPGSM-4GC must be mounted in the same room and within 20 feet of the fire panel.
The Telco line wiring and the Power Transformer wiring must be routed through conduit.
IPGSM-4GC, and all equipment used for the IP connection (such as the router, hub, modem, etc.) shall be
listed, must be powered from an un-switched branch circuit, and be provided with appropriate standby power.
IPGSM-4GC must use a 7AH battery (not supplied) to provide 24-hour backup capability.
Antenna and Mounting Adapter
Battery harness/fuse (# 100-02415)
Ferrite Filter
LED Display board
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Mounting Rails (for above)
Hardware Bag
Transformer, 18VAC
(# 1451-UL9)



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