Interface Options

BAC Interface

The 4190-9008 BACpac portal provides a supplementary communications interface that converts computer terminal information from a compatible Simplex fire alarm control panel into the building automation protocol of BACnet. With this portal, status information from the fire alarm control panel can be provided to other components of the building automation network with the detail and information format required. This allows the other systems to properly respond to fire alarm system activity in addition to the primary fire alarm response that is under the control of the fire alarm control panel.


BAC Interface Datasheet
BAC Overview (PPT)

Internet Interface

Fire Alarm Control Panel System Information. Simplex® fire alarm control panels monitor their connected devices and gather system information to describe the status of the protected buildings. This information is available at the panel and via accessory devices such as remote terminals or dial-in modems, all requiring special equipment connections.

Secure Internet Access. The SafeLINC Internet interface provides an alternative access to system information using the familiar interface of a standard Internet browser. A remotely located fire professional can use this access to analyze control panel status during non-alarm conditions and can also use this information to assist local fire responders during alarm conditions. (NOTE: Secure access requires proper installation behind network firewalls consistent with local network security requirements.)


Internet Interface Datasheet
SafeLINC Fire Panel


TrueAlarm analog sensing occurs when the TrueAlarm LaserCOMPACT sensor communicates smoke chamber information to the connected fire alarm control panel. The panel evaluates the smoke sensor information against three programmed thresholds and declares an alarm or pre-alarm condition depending on smoke chamber activity.

Status communications. In addition to smoke chamber information, the TrueAlarm LaserCOMPACT also advises the fire alarm control panel of local trouble conditions. Troubles may include dirty filter, airflow restriction or failure, etc. Specific details are stored in memory at the sensor location.


Addressable VESDA datasheet
SSL Approval

VESDA High Level Interface

Simplex/VESDA High Level Interface (HLI) allows Simplex addressable fire detection panels to gather and process status information from VESDA LaserPLUS and LaserSCANNER high sensitivity air aspiration smoke detection systems. Hardware requirements include an Intelligent Interface Module installed in the fire alarm control panel and an HLI Module installed in the VESDA smoke detection equipment.


VESDA High Level Interface

4603-9101 Serial LCD Annunciator

The Simplex 4603-9101 LCD annunciator provides remote annunciation and control using an 80 character, back-lit, alphanumeric, LCD readout. Information is presented in clear, descriptive English language and includes: point status (alarm, trouble, etc.), alarm type (smoke detector, manual station, etc.), number of system alarms, supervisory conditions, and troubles, and a custom location label. Communications require a single twisted, shielded pair that supports other styles of Simplex serial annunciators on the same wire pair. Alarm, Supervisory, and Trouble conditions are also indicated by dedicated LEDs and a tone-alert. Each condition has a dedicated acknowledge push-button switch that silences the tone-alert but leaves the LED on until all conditions in that category are restored to normal. Switch operation is either globally or individually acknowledgeable, determined by the control panel operation. Repeated operation of the appropriate acknowledge switch will scroll the LCD display showing activity in the sequence of occurrence. The tone-alert also sounds to indicate the operation of any of the push-button switches

Telepager Interface

The Telepager Interface (TPI) receives alarm and fault events from an MX1, F3200, F4000, MX4428, NDU, NLDU or PTM fire panel, or from 16 digital inputs, and selectively generates text messages to alphanumeric pagers or text message capable (SMS) mobile phones to notify users of the events. Programming determines which zone events to send to which users.


  • Connects to MX1, F3200, F4000, MX4428,
    NDU, NLDU or PTM
  • 16 Digital Inputs
  • Automatically sends text messages on panel or
    input changes of state
  • Unrecognised strings can be sent to specially
    mapped agents
  • Supports alphanumeric pagers and SMS-capable
    cell phones
  • In-built GSM or CDMA data modem, or external
    modem, or direct connection to paging system
  • Uses PET/TAP protocol to paging system
  • Dial-in access for programming and diagnostics
  • Different zone events can be sent to different users
  • 60 users on pagers/cell phones
  • Available as packaged unit with mains PSU or
    radio data modem, or board set
  • Valid SIM card & coverage req’d for GSM version
  • Billing acct & coverage req’d for CDMA version


  • PSU Mains Voltage 240Vac (50 Hz) (+6%, -10%)
  • Power Consumption (mains) 5W
  • Nom. Output Voltage (+V) 13.7V
  • Nom. +VNB Voltage 14.4V
  • Quiescent Current 95mA (typ) battery (mains off)
  • CDMA/GSM ext. PSU 10-28Vdc 480mA
  • Dimensions (HWD) 295x240x80 mm

Part Numbers

  • FP0711 TPI in cabinet c/w PSU
  • FP0867 TPI in cabinet c/w GSM phone, no PSU
  • PA0640 PCB only