Provides a graphical overview of the participants in 'PACE-Net', e.g.:

  • PC2003 'Digital audio matrix (4/4/16)'
  • PCs on which 'PACE-Design' is running
  • Fire brigade call stations
  • Call stations

You can arrange the stations clearly so you can easily identify the system status.

Infrastructure components such as switches or amplifiers are not shown.

1. Menu bar and Toolbars

The menu bar offers access to all basic functions of the software. Important functions are represented by a small symbol, which will be visible and/or enabled depending on the selection in the 'System Overview' tab. You can dock toolbars to each side of the window or place them anywhere on the desktop in floating mode.

2. Station List

This list contains all available 'PACE-Net' participants. The current state of each station is permanently monitored and updated here as well as in the drawing area.

  • A right mouse button click opens the context menu with several sorting options.
  • The 'Appearance' item contains several general settings and how the canvas/station is painted.

3. Drawing area

All 'PACE-Net' participants are shown on this canvas. The station status is shown as follows:

Station symbol background

Indication

Possible cause*

Red

Problem

Lost network connection

Flashing

Problem/error

Configuration error, station overload/failure

* More information on the station status is displayed as a tooltip if you move the mouse cursor over the station in question.

 

  • You can 'drag and drop' stations to position them in the drawing area. You will find more information in chapter Station positioning.
  • In the context menu, right-click on a station to select configuration options for the station in question. A separate window opens for each option.
  • In the context menu, right-click on a free area to load and manage backgrounds and visual layouts.

Protected and unprotected Systems

When you hold the <Ctrl> key and move the mouse over a station in the drawing area, all stations with the matching System Name will be highlighted. The ID inside the brackets is the SystemNameID of the protected system. If no SystemNameID is shown, then the system is unprotected.

Additional symbols

Indicates that the virtual keypad function is enabled. Double-click the symbol to open the virtual keypad.

Indicates that the 'PACE-Bus protocol' is enabled. Double-click the symbol to open the 'PACE-Bus' configuration page.

 

Example 1:

The station has detected four bus participants. All are working correctly.

 

Example 2:

The station has detected three bus participants. This does not match the configuration. One station is missing.