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Spok Messenger Ports: AIM/ADM

ADMs require a connection to Spok Messenger via a serial (com) port.

  1. Choose Interfaces > Ports. The Ports dialog displays.
  2. Click the New button to create a new port on the server. NOTE: When creating a port that has similar properties to an existing one, select the port of similar type before selecting New. Details specific to that port only are required.
  3. Enter the fields as described in the table below:
    Name In the Name field, enter a name to describe the module or group of modules connecting to this port. This is useful when you have multiple zones when configuring the alarm inputs.
    Protocol From the Protocol list box, choose the AIM/ADM option. The dialog is updated to show the fields that are required by this port.
    Type The Direct RS-485 option is selected by default in the Type list box. This is the only type available for an AIM/ADM Port.
    Serial Port From the Serial Port list box, select a port that is defined as being AVAILABLE. A port that is already assigned within Spok Messenger is labeled IN USE. A port in use by another application on the server is labeled UNAVAILABLE.
    Flow Control From the Flow Control list box, select the RTS TOGGLE option.
  4. Click Save to commit the new settings to the server. The new port configuration is saved.

  5. In order to reduce network traffic, the status of each of the serial ports is not automatically updated. Click Refresh to update the status of each port.

  6. When the AIM/ADM Port is configured, you need to configure the AIM/ADM Gateway.