Faced with the absence and/or uncertainty of traditional telephone company telco /land lines, with the popularity of VOiP internet telephone usage, Napco has developed two alternative alarm panel NetLink internet reporting modules. For use in new and retrofit applications, they communicate alarms over the internet or intranet over a TCP/IP based network, securely using dynamic IP addressing, and can be used for primary and/or backup reporting, There is a NetLink Module for use with Napco panels and/or any brand alarm panel with receivers from PCs running NetLink software to UL-Listed, rack-mounted receivers for more stringent monitoring offices.
Napco NetLink Module, NL-MOD, will allow Napco Gemini Panels, from the P816 thru the X255, to fully, securely communicate alarms, status, supervisories, etc., pinpointed by zone over the internet to the central station‘s PC running NL-CSRCV Central Station application software or NetLink TCP/IP UL Receiver(s) NL-RCV-RMPCUL, below), using secure, NIST/AES 128bit encryption. At the central monitoring office, the panel module source is immediately received, authenticated as a valid account, and its alarm reports decoded and sent to awaiting CS operators for disposition. (NL-MOD is initially set using NL-MODCONFIG, a download software utility for programming/configuring the panel module.)
Similarly, the NET-COMM Module supports any brand system’s alarm reports over the net. However, NET-COMM is an economy communicator, driven directly by the alarm panel, or alternate device. Again, ideal where conventional telco reporting is not available, it supports 5 channel reporting codes, communicating, for example: alarms, panics, fire, telco failure, low battery, etc. (NET-COMM is also initially set using NL-MODCONFIG, a download software utility for programming/configuring the panel module.)
Napco’s NetLink™ NL-CSRCV Windows-based software receives reports on a standard PC, providing cost-effective, secure internet alarm reporting without requiring the purchase/maintenance/upkeep of a traditional, old-fashion proprietary receiver. It makes getting onsite alarm reports at a security office quick and convenient, and transforms their standard PC into an alarm report receiver, locally displaying alarms, event history (open/closes), etc. Receiving alarm reports via internet/intranet can save thousands of dollars versus traditional T1 phone line costs. NL-CSRCV even allows high-speed downloading via campus LAN & supports network-based automation routines. (Optionally, for a turnkey solution,
NL-CSRCV/PC is the software, above, preinstalled & preconfigured on a compatible computer system.)
Napco’s UL864/UL1610-listed NetLink™ Receiver is an advanced, rack-mounted receiver enabling cost-effective, secure internet alarm reporting designed to address the increasing need for UL central stations to adopt new receiver technologies to combat the widespread adoption of Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, i.e., in place of traditional telco services. While in full compliance with UL Central Station applications, requiring primary and mirrored, backup receivers, two (2) NetLink UL Receivers can be installed at the same cost as a single traditional receiver. Both NetLink TCP/IP UL Receivers interface with the conventional CS automation system and are simply connected to each other with a network crossover cable, where the secondary mirrored receiver serves as a Hot Backup, duplicate receiver. NetLink UL TCP/IP Receivers feature two modes of operation, Automatic Mode, where alarm signals are sent normally to the automation system for processing, or Manual Mode, used when direct operator interaction is desired, accomplished thru an easy, menu-driven keypad-style alphanumeric interface on the face of the receiver. Listed for UL864 (Control Units for Fire Protective Signaling Systems) and UL1610 (Central Station Burglar Alarm Units).