Printer Tab - Metasys - LIT-1201793 - Software Application - Site Management Portal - 12.0.50

Metasys Site Management Portal Help

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Site Management Portal
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-1201793
Version
12.0.50
Revision date
2023-06-02
Language
English

The Printer tab appears on Server objects. The Printer DDA Destination Configuration Attributes appear when you edit a specific Printer destination on the Printer tab.

Note: At Metasys Release 10.1 and later, the edit button is disabled for an ADS, ADX, or OAS. For these devices, use the Metasys UI to modify the attributes on this tab.
Table 1. Printer DDA Destination Configuration Attributes

Attribute Name

Description

Printer

Specifies the name of the printer where reports are routed.

The Printer DDA can send alarms to one or multiple printers.
Note: If you are uncertain about the proper printer name to use, print a test page from the printer and look for the Printer name line in the test printout. Copy the name and syntax exactly.

Font Face

Specifies the font used by the printed report.

Font Size

Specifies the font size used in the printed report.

Orientation

Defines the orientation of the printed report (landscape or portrait).

Line Out

Defines how many lines of data are required before the Printer DDA routes reports to the printer. Setting this value to 0 enables tractor-feed/line printing. See the Printer topic in the Alarm and Event Management section.

Range: 0 to 60

Timeout

Timer (in minutes) that begins when the first alarm is stored in the DDA line out buffer (Line Out). Upon expiration, the contents of the line out buffer prints.

Printing Priority Threshold

Specifies the priority for printing alarm messages. You can print multiple alarms in a normal priority range at once using the Line Out and Timeout attributes. You also can set the Printing Priority Threshold to print the contents of the line out buffer immediately when a higher priority alarm (such as a fire alarm) is detected. You can set the Printing Priority Threshold to a value from 0 to 255. When an alarm is received that has a lower priority number than the Printing Priority Threshold (lower priority numbers have a higher alarm priority), the contents of the line out buffer print immediately when the higher priority alarm (such as a fire alarm) is detected, thus printing the high priority alarm in addition to the contents of the line out buffer.

For example, if the Printing Priority Threshold is set to 20, alarms with a priority number of 20 or greater are buffered using the Line Out and Timeout attributes. Receiving an alarm with a priority number of 19 or less forces an immediate printout of the currently buffered alarms plus the new high priority alarm.

This functionality applies when the Line Out attribute is set to 1 or greater. Also see the the Printer topic in the Alarm and Event Management section.

See the Hi Normal Low.

Retries

Specifies the number or attempts made to print a report if there is a failure before the system discards it.

Range: 0 to 10

Enabled

Defines whether or not the destination is enabled. When this attribute is False, the Server does not deliver reports to the configured printer.

Filters

Specifies the rules to filter messages.

See Event Message Routing, Filtering, and Destinations for more information.

Format

Defines the format of the message, indicating which fields are present in the received message.

The following fields are optional:
  • Acknowledge Required (not an option for pager)
  • Authorization Category
  • Item Description
  • Item Fully Qualified Reference
  • Message
  • Previous Status
  • Priority
  • Site Name
  • Value

See Event Message Routing, Filtering, and Destinations for more information on this DDA.