How to Use Vesda System Configurator Software 16 for Fire Detection
Vesda System Configurator Software 16 (VSC) is a powerful tool that allows you to configure, commission and maintain the full range of Vesda fire detection products, including smoke detectors, LCD programmers and high-level interfaces. VSC can configure a single Vesda smoke detector or an entire network and is equipped with additional features that allow faster setup, fault resolution and event diagnostics. VSC replaces both VConfig Basic and VConfig PRO.
In this article, we will show you how to use VSC to set up and monitor your Vesda fire detection system. You will need a computer with Windows operating system, a USB cable or an Ethernet connection, and the VSC software installed. You can download the latest version of VSC from here.
Step 1: Connect to Your Vesda Detector
First, you need to connect your computer to your Vesda detector using either a USB cable or an Ethernet connection. If you are using a USB cable, plug one end into the USB port on the detector and the other end into your computer. If you are using an Ethernet connection, plug one end of the cable into the Ethernet port on the detector and the other end into your router or switch. Make sure your computer and your detector are on the same network.
Next, launch the VSC software on your computer. You should see a welcome screen with a list of available devices. Select the device you want to connect to and click Connect. If you don't see your device on the list, click Refresh or Scan Network to search for it. You can also enter the IP address of your device manually if you know it.
Step 2: Configure Your Vesda Detector
Once you are connected to your Vesda detector, you can start configuring it according to your needs. The VSC software has a user-friendly interface that allows you to access various settings and parameters of your detector. You can navigate through different tabs and menus using the toolbar at the top of the screen.
Some of the main features of VSC are:
Device Information: This tab shows you basic information about your device, such as model number, serial number, firmware version, etc.
Device Settings: This tab allows you to change general settings of your device, such as device name, network settings, time zone, etc.
Detector Settings: This tab allows you to change specific settings of your detector, such as sensitivity level, alarm thresholds, smoke dilution factor, etc.
Relay Settings: This tab allows you to configure the relay outputs of your detector, such as relay mode, relay function, relay delay, etc.
Event Log: This tab shows you a history of events that occurred on your device, such as alarms, faults, warnings, etc.
Trend Charts: This tab shows you graphical representations of smoke levels and airflow rates over time on your device.
Event List: This tab shows you a real-time list of active events on your device.
You can also use the toolbar buttons to perform common actions, such as saving configuration changes, downloading configuration files, uploading firmware updates, resetting device defaults, etc.
Step 3: Monitor Your Vesda Detector
After you have configured your Vesda detector, you can monitor its performance and status using VSC. You can view live data from your detector on the Trend Charts tab or the Event List tab. You can also use the toolbar buttons to perform actions such as clearing events, acknowledging alarms, testing relays, etc.
If you have multiple Vesda detectors connected in a network, you can use VSC to manage them all from one interface. You can switch between different devices using the Device Selector drop-down menu at the top left corner of the screen. You can also use the Network View button to see a graphical representation of your network topology and device status.
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