The ZENiX-100 controller is at the very heart of the ZENiX system: it monitors and controls all fire and smoke control dampers and shutters, manages all inputs and outputs as well as all participants in the network. The programming and operation software are embarked in the ZENiX-100.
At the heart of the system can be translated quite literally: the bus network physically starts and ends at the ZENiX-100 controller. All participants on the network are connected via a 4-wire bus cable.
Starting up the system only requires power on the ZENiX-100 controller: you can proceed with the data point check directly and check out if every module is found and recognized. This process is done automatically as all participants are pre-addressed and no configuration is required. The ZENiX-100 is able to detect wiring mistakes if any, showing which wire is affected and its location.
A single ZENiX-100 controller can monitor and control up to 100 field devices. For larger premises several ZENiX-100 controllers can be connected into a single network.
A versatile controller
Sometimes fire safety scenarios can be quite elaborated: the building might be divided into multiple fire zones, specific smoke control scenarios might generate a matrix of different possibilities, overrides might be required or a sequential activation of various systems, several priority levels might be set… Yet with the ZENiX Programming tool it is easy to implement those scenarios and Rf-t will do so according to your needs.
But often the fire safety is quite simple and only requires fire dampers to go to their safety positions if the fire alarm is triggered. For those cases the ZENiX-100 controller has a pre-programmed scenario which only needs to be triggered by a physical input for the fire alarm panel. In other words, with a simple cable you can have a fully operational fire safety solution without any programming required.
Standalone or integrated in a Building Management System (BMS)
The ZENiX-100 controller is packed with all the software required to program and operate a fire safety automation system on its own.
It is also possible to connect the ZENiX-100 controller to another system such as a BMS. The controller is fitted with an integrated BACnet IP gateway. The connection is made via an RJ45 ethernet port on the ZENiX-100.