From the early stages of development, EST’s panel “EST3” was designed to support integrated functions within the
system architecture. This concept,
introduced as “Synergy”, leverages the high standards of operation and
reliability set forth by life safety systems.
Synergy components are listed for UL864, UL294,
UL1610, UL1076 and UL1035.
Having single system architecture allows no compromises in
design, no third party software, and most importantly, no finger-pointing
between suppliers. Synergy offers fire
alarm, access control, security, central station notification and seamless
functionality unsurpassed in the industry.
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Using the EST3 system platform, all sub-systems are integral
hardware or software components designed as one system. This approach provides a level of software
and hardware integration that cannot be compromised.
EST3 is a family of products that are
designed in a multiple layered configuration platform. This platform enables plug and play
convenience for all module addressing and configuration. The platform is enhanced by an innovative shared bus technology incorporated into the
entire EST3 product platform.
The EST3 architecture is designed
with extensive expansion capabilities.
Up to 64 EST3 nodes can be connected as a
distributed network. Each node can
support a mix of function modules providing security, access control, fire alarm, audio and off-premise transmission. Each node has the capacity to handle 2,500
points, 128 readers, 1 off-premise communicator and 218 I/O circuits. A fully configured EST3 network can handle
capacities over 160,000 points, 4969 readers, 64 off-premise communicators and
14,000 I/O circuits.
to the EST3 node is an array of fire alarm and life safety capabilities
designed to meet all application requirements.
Whether designed as a stand-alone application
or networked together, full functionality is provided for all fire alarm or
life safety requirements. Rapid,
accurate fire alarm detection is the first priority. By using GUI based programming facilities,
any related life safety or property protection operation can
be accomplished. Where
multi-channel emergency communications are required for audible and voice, EST3
can accommodate a variety of configurations.
A variety of modules for monitoring sprinklers,
auxiliary systems, dampers, etc., are available, in addition to full
HVAC control. Event activity is stored and displayed by LCD panels, annunciators,
status indicators and PC workstations.
Devices such as our Signature Series detectors provide technology
that enables device mapping, early warning detection and the ability to re-use
existing approved wire.
the 3-SAC module provides card access and security functions. The 3-SAC module is a local rail plug-in
module that fits into an EST3 panel. The
module is designed to meet and exceed rigorous access
control and security requirements. Up to
two 3-SAC modules can be plugged into the EST3
panel. The 3-SAC supports supervised
RS485 wiring and can be wired in “Class A” or “Class
B” configurations. The “Class A”
configuration supports up to 30 card access door controllers
and/or security keypad displays. The
“Class B” configuration supports up to 62 card access door
controllers and/or security keypad displays. Using supervised RS485 wiring eliminates the
need to home run all devices back to the panel and enables distances of over
4,000 feet using approved copper cable.
Card Reader Controller (CRC) performs all card access
processing decisions for the entry(s) connected to the CRC. Small and unobtrusive, the CRC is designed to
be installed in the vicinity of the protected
door. The CRC stores, in non-volatile
memory, a complete database for cardholders including schedules, event transactions,
badge number and access levels. Firmware for the CRC is upgradeable over the
EST3 network. The CRC comes in two
capacity configurations. The first, CRC,
can support 8,000 badge holders and 5,000 event transactions. The second, CRCXM, can support 36,000 badge
holders and 20,000 event transactions.
Each CRC configuration will support (1) ingress reader/keypad, (1)
egress reader/keypad, (1) door strike or magnetic lock, (1) request to exit
device, (1) door monitor sensor, (1) automatic door opener, optional (1) local
sounder and up to 4 hours of integral local standby battery power. The CRC is fully designed
to operate without any communications to the EST3 panel. Since each CRC contains it own database,
decisions to grant or deny access are self-contained, requiring no intervention
from the EST3 panel. Event history
transactions are stored in each CRC and uploaded when requested. The CRC also comes with an installer aid
called the “Construction Card”. The card
works with any unprogrammed CRC
or CRCXM. The card allows an installer
to provide site security without establishing connection to the EST3
panel. Full functionality with a default
schedule is active for the “Construction Card” until the CRC or CRCXM is programmed. Once
programmed, the “Construction Card” becomes disabled.
The CRC is compatible with any standard wiegand
output or any 8-bit Dorodo keypad. Supported technologies include magnetic strip
readers, proximity readers, bar code readers, weigand
readers and smart card readers. Wiring
configuration for the reader is based on
devices are connected through the 3-SAC module or
through existing EST3 data loops. Devices such as motion detectors, door position switches,
dry-contact monitoring devices, glass break detectors, photoelectric beams,
etc., are supported by the SIGA-SEC2 dual input module. EST has an integral motion detector, SIGA-MD, that contains an integral
module interface like the SIGA-SEC2.
Standard security functions include:
partitioning, interior security, perimeter security, day security, bypassing,
entry/exit delays, event counting, audible notification, bilingual support,
international language support, and annunciation.
The Keypad Display (KPDISP) provides a user interface for
displaying system events, arm or disarm functions, common fire alarm control
and storing event transactions.
The MODCOM transmitter is an
integral communication module that obtains its power and supervision from the
EST3 panel. The MODCOM offers modem and
multiple dialer (DACT)
functions within a single module. Up to
10 MODCOM modules can be connected on an EST3
network. The DACT will support up to 255
subscribers with multiple output formats such as contact ID, SIA DCS, 4/2, 3/1 and TAP pager protocol. The MODCOM can split transmissions by sending
some events to one receiver and other events to another receiver. In addition, the MODCOM can send a single
event to multiple receivers including pagers.
The V.32BIS modem can receive and transmit data for programs requiring
connection capabilities to the EST3 panel or network.
are interactive computer graphic display systems for the EST3 single line and/or
multiple line networks. The FireWorks
work station monitors and controls system events network wide. The high-resolution display is separated into four areas: 1) system status area, 2)
graphics display area, 3) command area and 4) user defined area. Mouse or optional touch screen control
utilizes user-definable TSAs (Touch Sensitive Areas)
and icons for system control. With
proper authorization, a Fireworks workstation will enable full system control
including the ability to retrieve system reports, create custom reports, and
provide on-line graphic screen modifications.
graphic conversion utilities allow the use of practically any graphic file with
the FireWorks’ package. The utility will perform graphic screen captures and
convert the image to the standard FireWorks Bitmap file. This allows
customization of graphic files in the original graphic format or the finished
.BMP format. The FireWorks package comes
with a symbol library of NFPA approved icons ready for placement on the screens. If desired, totally
new icon symbols may also be created and edited as the need arises.
Fireworks is offered in various
configurations, from software and PC to software only. Depending on the application, multiple EST3
networks can be connected to one Fireworks workstation or multiple Fireworks
workstations can be connected to one EST3 network.
Card Access Database (CAD) application program is designed
to administer the functions necessary for access control. Operating under Windows 2000, the Graphical
User Interface provides intuitive, easy to operate capabilities for any novice
PC user. The CAD can be installed on a
single PC or on a server or on a Fireworks
workstation, allowing multiple users full access to the database.
The CAD supports multi-tenant applications, segregating
databases for each tenant. The CAD
employs an ODBC database engine that stores cardholder and system configuration
information. The CAD enables the user to
add, change or delete cardholder information, schedules, access levels,
etc. The CAD contains the ability to
retrieve, filter and generate reports uploaded from the Card Reader
Controllers. For archival and record
logging, database historical tables are created,
allowing a user to retrieve the information as required.