Module centrally monitors fire-alarm control panels.

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Model 95M3222 Datatap (TAP) module accepts RS232 data from serial data sources such as printer ports and intelligent Fire Alarm Control Panels (FACPs). Once connected, Datatap utilizes RF750F Radio Subscriber Unit to send data through wireless network. It provides one RS232 output port, and utilizes jumpers to select appropriate personality-matched software for interfacing. Datatap emulates digital communicator by converting RS232 data to Contact-ID.

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Keltron *Datatap Universal Serial Data Interface to Fire Alarm Control Panels sends Point-Specific Event Data via Keltron *Intellinet Private Network Radio NO PHONE LINES NEEDED!

Waltham MA - Keltron Corporation has announced the Model 95M3222 Keltron *Datatap (TAP). This unique module accepts RS232 data from sources like a printer port from an intelligent Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) or other serial data sources. Once connected to a FACP, the Datatap utilizes the Keltron RF75OF Radio Subscriber Unit to send data through a wireless network. This new TAP is compatible with any Fire Alarm Control Panel providing an RS232 output port. The TAP uses jumpers to select the appropriate personality matched software for interfacing to the subject FACP. This means the stocking of a single product that satisfies multiple applications. The Datatap emulates a digital communicator by converting the RS232 data to Contact-ID and sending the signals to the monitoring location through the Keltron wireless network. The wireless network saves both time and phone charges.

Contact-ID provides annunciation of the account number, point or zone number, and an event or detector type, in the event code field. The Datatap currently supports the following panels: EST-2, FCI FC-7200, GAMEWELL Flex 600, PYROTRONICS MXL, NOTIFIER AM2020, and the NOTIFIER AFP-200. System integrity is greatly enhanced by incorporating an hourly transceiver check-in cycle.

The Keltron Datatap is scheduled to complete its UL LISTING phase in April 2002. Listings include Central, Remote, and Proprietary Supervising Station Fire Alarm System service. The device is used to centrally monitor Fire Alarm Control Panels, from varying manufacturers, avoiding the expense of being locked in. Applications include university campus type environments or the system may be used to cover an entire municipality.

The Keltron Wireless Network is an operator-owned, self-optimizing radio data transmission system. The network offers many benefits not available with conventional, critical path, repeater based technologies including; multiple paths, automatic selection of the best routes, unlimited growth potential and more.

For information contact: Steve Sargent, Director of Sales and Marketing at or 781-894-8170 x26.

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