Zone Trigger Equipment

This Help File Page was issued on 09/30/2017

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Zone Trigger Equipment

This Help File Page was issued on 09/30/2017

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The Zone Trigger Equipment Form is used to define (identify) the Equipment that will provide the CSID Zone Triggers functionality within MKMSCS.

Once the Hardware Devices are identified here, the Hardware Providers (identified in the Make field below) being used by each specific Subscriber may be identified in the Zone Trigger Assignment dialog.

Thereafter, a List of all Zone Trigger Subscribers may be accessed and managed whenever needed.


Entering Zone Trigger Equipment:

To Access the Zone Trigger Equipment Form:

a)From the Backstage Menu System Select Maintenance and from the General sub-menu Choose General Maintenance locate the secondary Monitoring Menu, or

b)From the Quick Access Menu, Select Maintenance and Choose General Maintenance and locate the secondary Monitoring Menu.

Once in the Monitoring sub-menu, then Click on the Zone Trigger Equipment option.



Zone Trigger Equipment Form - Blank




Zone Trigger Equipment Form - With data


This Zone Trigger Equipment Form may be Re-sized by Dragging the Top and/or Bottom up or down, and/or the Right side in or out.


Navigation Menu - The Navigation Menu is located at the top of the one Trigger Equipment Form.



This Navigation Menu provides the normal Record Movement, New, Delete, Save, Refresh, and List options.


Record Editing section - The details of the currently selected record are displayed below the Navigation Menu at the center (Main Body) of the Zone Trigger Equipment Form.



Zone Trigger Equipment - Record Editing View

Defining Zone Trigger Equipment:  First, Click the Click here to add a new row bar (or Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuNewIcon) to start a Zone Trigger Equipment entry within the Record Editing section.

Make - Enter the Make of the Zone Trigger Equipment being defined.

Model - Enter the Model of the Zone Trigger Equipment being defined.

Serial # - Optionally, enter the Serial Number of the Zone Trigger Equipment being defined.

Communication Parameters Zone Trigger Equipment communicates with MKMS CS (through SPA) using the serial communication parameters which are defined below:.

Port - Enter the Communication Port to which this device will be attached

Baud - Use the Drop-Down Selection List provided to Choose the required Baud Rate.

Bits - Enter the number of Stop Bits required (0 = None).

Parity - Enter the proper Parity setting.(0 = None).

Do Ping - Is a Ping command sent to this device? Use the Drop-Down Selection List provided to Choose either Yes or No.

Ping Loss Code - System defined as A101.

Ping Interval - Enter the manufacture's recommended Interval between Pings.

Ping String - Enter the manufacture's recommended characters to identify the purpose of this signal.

Max Ping Loss - Enter the manufacture's recommended maximum for Ping Signal Loss (typically 3% or less)

Last Ping - System maintained value.

Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuSaveIcon to record this Zone Trigger Equipment entry.

Repeat this process, as needed, to define additional Zone Trigger Equipment, as needed.


HelpFilesNavigationMenuGrid-PrintIconList Icon - The Navigation Menu also has a List option which provides a tabular view of these Zone Trigger Equipment records.



Zone Trigger Equipment Form - List View


Click the List Icon to display the associated Grid Data.

The columns of Grid Data may be rearranged, filtered, sorted, and exported as a PDF file and/or an Excel formatted file.




Find - Enter text to search for a specific record, then Click the Find option.

Clear - To remove the text to search for entry, Click the Clear option



Navigation Menu shown with the List Options for Export & Print


Click the List Icon again to Close the List View and return to the Record Editing View.

See the Grid & Lists - Print Preview - Export Data chapter for complete information on using the List View, including its Export & Print options.