This document describes the requirements and steps to instal the Picasse interface.
To connect panic buttons, fire alarm control panels, MIVA toilets, building management systems and other systems, Picasse supplies an interface system. This document describes the requirements and steps to instal the Picasse interface.
If the installation steps are not followed and/or the installation requirements are not met the proper functioning of the systems cannot be warranted and Service Levels will not apply.
The interface system supports multiple protocols and is able to handle multiple protocols simultaneously.
The Picasse interface supports:
I/O (contact base),
The Picasse interface is connected to the central Picasse system using a WAN connection as a primary connection and a cellular connection as a backup. The Picasse interface has a GSM modem with a SIM card supplied and owned by Picasse.
For continuity and security purposes The Picasse interface uses 2 independent secured and encrypted VPN connections and is equipped with an emergency power supply that allows it to function without power for at least 12 hours.
The Picasse interface consists of the following components. Please check if all items are present.
A serial cable should be provided by the customer/installation company
EBOX-3300MX / 3310MX series VESA PC x1
Max. 22.5 watts External Power Adaptor, Vin: 100~240VAC 50/60Hz,
Volt: +15VDC @ 1.5A Max. x1
SD card labeled with serial number
ESPA/SDR PCB board
PCB IO flat cable
RS232 connector cable to the modem
Metal case with lock
Keys for metal case
Use of your device is subject to safety measures designed to protect users and their environment.
Always treat your device and its accessories with care and keep it in a clean and dust-free place.
Do install the system in the vicinity of dangerous substances and gasses.
Do not expose your device or its accessories to open flames or lit tobacco products.
Do not expose your device or its accessories to liquid, moisture or high humidity.
Do not drop, throw or try to bend your device or its accessories.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or aerosols to clean the device or its accessories.
Do not paint your device or its accessories.
Do not attempt to disassemble your device or its accessories, only authorised personnel must do so.
Do not use your device in an enclosed environment or where heat dissipation is poor.
Do not operate the device where ventilation is restricted.
Do not use or install this product near water to avoid fire or shock hazard.
Avoid exposing the equipment to rain or damp areas.
Arrange power and Ethernet cables in a manner such that they are not likely to be stepped on or have items placed on them.
Ensure that the voltage and rated current of the power source match the requirements of the device. Do not connect the device to an inappropriate power source.
This device, like any wireless device, operates using radio signals, which cannot guarantee connection in all conditions. Therefore, you must never rely solely on any wireless device for emergency communications or otherwise use the device in situations where the interruption of data connectivity could lead to death, personal injury, property damage, data loss, or other loss.
Device may become warm during normal use.
Do not expose the interface system to rain or moisture and never install the interface system in wet locations.
Never touch un-insulated terminals or wire unless your power adaptor and display monitor are disconnected.
Locate the interface system as close as possible to the socket outline for easy access and to avoid force caused by entangling of your arms with surrounding cables from the the interface system.
ONLY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO INSTALL AND CHANGE THE SYSTEM
Physical access should be easy for Picasse/installation company
Setting up the system
Installing the cabinet
The interface system is marked with a label that should not be removed. The system should be installed in such a way that the label is clearly visible.
The Picasse system has to be installed by the building installation company and configured by the company responsible for the Fire panel.
Measurements and Weight
The dimensions of the installation casing are 400mm high, 300mm wide and 150mm deep
The weight including content is approximately 8 kg
Emergency power backup (UPS)
The dimensions of the UPS are 228m high, 207m wide and 82.5mm deep -
The weight including content is approximately 3.3 kg
Connecting the industrial mini computer
Connecting Power supply
The supplied AC power adapter must be connected to the DC Power Jack on the back of the back of the industrial mini computer
Connect to network
The connection to the network is done using a RJ-45 Lan Jack.
Connect to cellular network
The interface should be installed on a location with sufficient signal for the cellular modem to connect to the internet.
The modem (optional) should be connected to COM1.
Connecting the fire management system (ESPA)
The fire panel is connected using the COM2 port on the industrial computer.
Install the Picasse box (if possible) as close as possible to the fire alarm system (BMI) with a maximum of 10 metres.
Avoid passing data cables near power cables or unshielded ethernet.
Use shielded cables for RS232 connection.
*Exception; The physical connection of the BMI via ESPA to the Picasse system is via a 3-core crossover cable (TX on one side connected to RX on the other), unless the fire panel has TX/RX switched (RTFM of the panel), with function retention, connected with a DB9 (SUB-D) female connector. Both cable and connector must be provided by the client.
The following communication settings of the BMI's are configured by default;
If these deviate, please contact the support department of Picasse.
Connecting the PCB interface card
Connecting the PCB to the industrial mini computer(done by Picasse)
The PCB is connected to the Industrial Microcomputer by connecting the PCB IO flat cable to the 24 connector (see fig PCB-1 below). This is already done by us.
Connecting the IO-connectors
Panic buttons and MIVA toilets are connected with potential-free contacts to the PCB on the interface. The connectors should be connected from 1 upwards. The contacts can be NC (normally closed), NO (normally open) or a combination of these.
Be aware of the labels as in row of GND connectors there is one 3.3 V connector. Up to 64 unique contacts can be used per PCB (depending on the license).
Step 1.: Connect the wiring to the pins using ferrules
Step 2.: Register the connection in the Pin configuration form at the end of this document
The IO interface wires are usually long, which leads to interference from other data cables, power cables and near by devices. Guidelines to reduce interference:
Keep wires as far from other cables as possible.
Use shielded wires when passing near other cables. The shield must be connected to ground.
Do not leave long spare length of the cable.
SDR pins specification:
Maximum button/relay contact resistance (including cable resistance) - 1kOhm
Minimum open contact leakage resistance - 100kOhm (preferably infinite - >=1MOhm)
When cables are close to strong source of EMI closed/open resistance should be <50Ohm / >10MOhm respectively
VILmax (maximum low level input voltage) - 0.3V (0.1V in case of strong EMI). Absolute maximum 0.5V (not enough for reliable operation)
VILmin (Minimum high level input voltage) - 1.8V (2.5V in case of strong EMI). Absolute minimum 1.5V (not enough for reliable opteration)
Electronic contacts (like solid state relay) that are protected by series diode are not supported.
Minimum switch time to register alert - 0.5 seconds (>1 second recommended).
Scheme of the pcb interface
Configure Internet connection
The Picasse interface needs an IP address from a DHCP Server provided by the customer.
A DNS server should be provided by the customer
The following outgoing routes should be configured in the customer router.
80, 8080, 443
Configuring the actions for the Fire System and IO contacts
The configuration of the responders that need to be alerted and the messages that need to be send will be configured remotely by Picasse. After installation of the system please provide a filled out configuration document.
When the system is fully setup and configured please make an appointment with Picasse support to test and activate the system.
Make sure the main contact (Person) from the customer side (usually someone with ICT/network configuration related knowledge) is available at the time of testing.
The system that is delivered is not operational yet.
The Picasse box is offered as a service. This means that Picasse makes all arrangements for a correct continuous operation of the box. We provide:
Remote management & configuration
If necessary, install updates and patches
24/7 monitoring of the system
Ensure repair or replacement of defective hardware in accordance with SLA
Active SIM card, required for communication via the GSM network.
The Picasse box is delivered fully tested, but regular testing remains important after that as well. Picasse has user-friendly test functions, where the systems can be tested quickly and easily without burdening the actual receivers of real alerts. Alerts from specific systems can be temporarily redirected to a number of test contacts during the testing period. By using a timer, this test period automatically switches back to full original functionality in case the tester forget to switch off the test period.
IO pin configuration form.
Trigger location (button)