Potter's peer-to-peer networking solution allows all new and existing IPA Series, AFC Series, and PFC-4064 fire alarm panels to communicate on a dedicated ethernet or fiber network. When networked, users can allow point control between panels, use a single panel for central station reporting for a network, and employ network annunciators for total system control on up to 200 panels.
Easy to Implement
With the simple installation of an ethernet or fiber-based P-Link card and a panel firmware update, users can network their existing systems without needing to purchase new fire panels. Additionally, programming the network is done within Potter's Panel Programming Software and does not require an additional application.
Reference points allow a network to be programmed so that one panel's event can cause an action in one or multiple control panels. Using Potter's Panel Programming Software, users can drag and drop these input/output functions to build complex actions with little effort.
Networking enables a single panel to act as the host communicator, eliminating costly monitoring on multiple panels. This means that an entire network can reliably and swiftly report to a central station.
With Potter's Panel Programming Software, users can easily convert a standard RA-6500 remote annunciator or 160-character panel display into a network annunciator capable of viewing and controlling any networked panel. This functionality allows for network-wide control without the need for new, proprietary hardware.
Size & Speed
Potter's peer-to-peer network features a capacity of up to 200 fire panels, allowing for network installations across even the largest buildings and campuses. Taking advantage of high-speed network infrastructure and smart upload technology, complex programs can be distributed to a network of panels within minutes.
Addressable & Conventional
The PFC-4064 conventional fire panel features a P-Link circuit enabling the installation of an ethernet or fiber network card. This allows networks to be uniquely built with both addressable and conventional fire panels.
Potter's peer-to-peer network solution is currently available to IPA dealers only. Please contact us to inquire about becoming a Potter ESD for access to this product line. If you are an IPA user, log in with your Potterlink credentials below for more information.Become a Potter ESD IPA Log In