iPGSM-COM Commercial Fire Communicator – Installation and Setup Guide
The iPGSM-COM Commercial Fire Communicator 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, this communicator utilizes a
sophisticated power module (PowerBoost1) that monitors and reports AC power loss, low battery, and
missing battery conditions.
Red Fire Cabinet and Back Plate
Cam Lock with Key
Dialer Capture Module
LED Display board
iGSM Communications Module
Compatible Fire Panels
The iPGSM-COM works with Fire Panels that use the Contact ID communication format as described in the
SIA DC-05 Standard. 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.
Note: For a fire panel that has more than 9 active partitions, the first 9 partitions are reported to the
central station uniquely. Beyond 9 partitions, only the 2nd digit of the partition is reported along with
a leading zero (example partition 14 is reported as 04). The installer must inform the central
station of this condition.
The iPGSM-COM 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-COM 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-COM 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-COM, which in turn sends a kiss-off after the
report is successfully received from the fire panel. Within the iPGSM-COM, the Dialer Capture Module
sends the contact ID reports over the ECP bus to the iGSM Communications Module. When all the reports
are sent, the fire panel goes on-hook. The iPGSM-COM then transmits the messages to the central station
(either over the internet or the GSM network).
To meet UL864/NFPA, ensure the following:
Equipment should be installed in accordance with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
standards 70 and 72.
iPGSM-COM must be mounted in the same room and within 20 feet of the fire panel.
iPGSM-COM, and all equipment used for the IP connection (such as the router, hub, modem, etc.)
must be powered from the same un-switched facility power source branch as the fire panel.
iPGSM-COM must use a 7AH battery (not supplied) to provide 24-hour backup capability.
50 ohm cable assembly
Antenna and Mounting Adapter
Wall Outlet Box (P/N K14358)
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Transformer, 18VAC (N8167)