You can configure an automatic printout for alarm messages. Thus, you can print the messages at the entrance of a facility for the fire services. This option is only available for alarm messages.

  • The CUPS server has been configured.
  • The OPS/Workflow Configuration or Print Configuration perspective is displayed.
  1. In the Location tree, right-click a node and select Create Annotation > Create Automatic Message Reaction.
  1. In the Comment tab, enter a comment for the reaction.
  1. In the Affected Objects tab, configure the trigger attributes:
  • For Any Object of Type: Configure a trigger attribute for the specific object types (for example Fire Detector).
  • For Objects of Subtype: Click and select a subtype from the Select Subtype dialog and click Finish.
  • Changed Attribute: Configure a trigger attribute for the specific attribute types (for example Alarm).
  • Old State: Select a transition state (for example quiet).
  • New State: Select a transition state (for example alarm).
  1. In the Automatic Message Reaction tab, you have the following options:
  • Automatic Message Reaction: Select Automatic printout of incoming alarms.
  • Printer: Click and select a printer.
  • Copies: Decide on the number of copies for the printout and click Finish.
  • The newly created annotation is displayed in the Automatic Message Reaction view.
  1. To apply the printout to the runtime client, perform activation.
  • When an alarm message is received, the printout starts automatically.
  1. To check whether the printout was successful, you have the following options:
  • Open the Operator Log perspective and search for a corresponding entry.
  • If the printout was not successful, an entry is entered in the Tasks view of the Administration perspective.