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Fial Incorporated

MCS-11 Alarm Encoder
Model 2310

2310 MCS-11 Alarm Encoder

• Remote alarm encoder (RTU) using
MCS-11 protocol
• Two telemetry port connections available
(both have RS-422 synchronous and
RS-232 asynchronous capability)
with bi-directional filtered bridging
• Accepts alarm contact closure
(and optional analog voltage) inputs
• Provides remote control relay closure
• 1 RU high
• Multiple rack mounting positions
• 18 to 56 VDC floating power supply

Key Features:
• RSS or RDS Operation
• Built-in Telemetry Bridging
• 32 Opto-isolated Alarm Inputs
• 16 Control Outputs
• 16 Single-ended (8 Differential)
Isolated Analog Inputs
• Wide Range DC Power Input
• Proven MCS-11 Compatibility
• Synchronous & Asynchronous
MCS-11 Capability

Model 2310 Characteristics

Telemetry Channel Interface
Two Communication Ports Each Synchronous or Asynchronous MCS-11
15-pin female D-Sub (DB15F) shielded 300 to 64,000 bps
Port 1 DTE RS-422 or RS-232
Port 2 DTE RS-422 or RS-232
DCE RS-422 only, selectable clock rates
(DTE accepts clock, DCE supplies clock)

Craft Configuration Port
9-pin female D-Sub (DB9F) shielded RS-232, 4,800 baud, 8/N/1
no parity, no flow control
Embedded text configuration program
Windows configuration program

LED Indicators
Unit power and unit fail status
Alarm summary and Port TX
& RX activity

Input Power Range 18 to 56 VDC, floating
Power Consumption 4 to 9 Watts
Power Connection Barrier Strip, two #6 screws
(separate chassis ground strap)

Operating Temperature 0° to +50° C
Humidity Range 5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Storage Temperature -40° to +70° C

Physical Characteristics
Shelf Size 1.75" H (1 RU), 19" W, 11" D
Rack Mounting Flush, 2" or 5 1/8" projection
Shelf Weight 5 pounds

Alarm Inputs
50-pin female Centronics/Champ 32, Opto-isolated, 22 k½ to station battery
Programmable Alarm or Status
Programmable delay
Programmable RSS or RDS mode

Control Outputs
50-pin female Centronics/Champ 16, Form C relays
RSS summary output, Form A relay
Momentary or Latching
Programmable NO or NC
1 amp max, DC; 0.6 amp max, AC

Analog Voltages (optional, field upgradeable)
25-pin female D-Sub (DB25F) shielded 16, ground-referenced, single-ended inputs
(use pairs for up to 8 differential inputs,
can use both single-ended and differential)
Each input has 5 plus or minus ranges
(0 to 7.5, 15, 30, 60 or 120 VDC)
Polarity and range set via software
52 k½ to ground, low pass filtered

Fial Incorporated has developed a nationwide reputation
for the design of microprocessor-controlled hardware
and the development of software for custom applications
at a competitive price.

We have been in business since 1978 with one basic
objective: to provide functional, cost-effective solutions
while maintaining strong communication links with
every customer.

Fial Incorporated’s products encompass a wide range
of telecommunications alarm monitoring equipment that
support multiple protocols including SNMP, MCS-11,
TBOS, ELMC and TL-1. Our devices include protocol
converters, remote encoders, synchronous packet data
bridges, baseband and IF protection switch products,
and other specialized equipment.