How to Use Esser Tools 8000 to Program Fire Alarm Panels
Esser Tools 8000 is a Windows-based software that allows you to program and configure fire alarm panels from Esser Systems, a leading provider of fire safety solutions. Esser Tools 8000 supports various models of fire alarm panels, such as Series System 8000, IQ8Control, FlexES Control, and Gateway. It also enables you to edit and display extended supplementary text on a Â VGA display.
In this article, we will show you how to use Esser Tools 8000 to program fire alarm panels in a few simple steps. You will need a PC with Windows operating system, a CD-ROM drive, and a serial or USB cable to connect to the fire alarm panel. You will also need the Esser Tools 8000 CD, which you can order from Esser Systems or download from their website[^1^].
Step 1: Install Esser Tools 8000
To install Esser Tools 8000, insert the CD into your PC and follow the instructions on the screen. You can choose the language of the software from a list of options, such as Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Slovakian, and more. You can also select the installation directory and create a shortcut on your desktop.
After the installation is complete, you can launch Esser Tools 8000 from the Start menu or the desktop icon. You will see the main window of the software, which consists of a menu bar, a toolbar, a project tree, and a workspace.
Step 2: Create a New Project
To create a new project, click on File > New Project in the menu bar or press Ctrl+N on your keyboard. You will be prompted to enter a name for your project and select a fire alarm panel model from a drop-down list. You can also specify the number of loops and devices for your fire alarm system.
After you create a new project, you will see it appear in the project tree on the left side of the window. You can expand or collapse the project tree by clicking on the plus or minus signs next to each item. You can also right-click on any item to access various options, such as rename, delete, copy, paste, etc.
Step 3: Configure Fire Alarm Panel Parameters
To configure fire alarm panel parameters, select the fire alarm panel item in the project tree and click on Edit > Properties in the menu bar or press F4 on your keyboard. You will see a dialog box with several tabs that contain different settings for your fire alarm panel.
You can modify various parameters according to your needs and preferences, such as general settings, time and date settings, network settings, communication settings, sounder settings, display settings, etc. You can also enable or disable features such as auto-resetting, pre-alarm mode, day/night mode, etc.
After you finish configuring fire alarm panel parameters, click on OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.
Step 4: Add and Configure Devices
To add and configure devices for your fire alarm system, select the loop item in the project tree and click on Edit > Add Device in the menu bar or press Ctrl+D on your keyboard. You will see a dialog box with a list of device types that are compatible with your fire alarm panel model.
You can choose from various device types such as detectors, manual call points, sounders, beacons, relays, modules, etc. You can also filter the device list by category or search for a specific device by name or part number.
After you select a device type, click on OK to add it to your loop. You will see it appear in the workspace on the right side of the window. You can drag and drop devices to change their positions or use the arrow keys on your keyboard. You can also zoom in or out of the workspace by using the mouse wheel or clicking on View > Zoom in/out in the menu bar.
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