MapsKit32 is a graphical maps system for real time management
of security and safey installations (intrusion, fire detection,
gas detection, CCTV)
It's based on 32 bit Windows (Win 9X, Me, NT/4, 2000 e XP)
PCs and on specific hardware components.
The windows based visualisation gives facilities to report
on graphical maps (i.e.: building plants) the signalisations
coming from installation, in a very intuitive and immediate
There are two different system typologies:
- MapsKit32S (serial version) for a maximum of 8 panels
and a single operating point (PC).
- MapsKit32Net (TCP/IP net) for multiple panels and multiple
operating points (PCs)
MapsKit32/S: the serial version
The serial version of system manages a maximum of 8
different panels, connected to a single operating point
between serial connections.
The panels may be connected to the PC directly by a RS232
or by protocol conversion devices (RS232 => RS485, RS232
=> Current Loop).
Different typologies are schematically drawn in Fig. 1:
The serial solution, ideal for local supervision of installation
distributed on low dimensions areas (1 Km ca.), is characterized
of a single operating point (PC).
The limited resources of personal computers (no. of serial
ports) give the number of panels to supervising.