Changing the alarm sound interval, alarm sound, and alarm priorities - Metasys - LIT-12012115 - Server - Metasys UI - 11.0

Metasys UI Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Metasys UI
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12012115
Version
11.0
Revision date
2020-10-30
Product status
Active
Language
English

Procedure

  1. In SMP, go to Tools > Configure Preferences.
  2. Select the Alarm Settings tab.
  3. Change the settings as desired. Use Table 1 as a reference for your changes.
    Table 1. Alarm attribute settings

    Alarm attribute

    Affects

    Alarm Sound Interval

    Sets the audible alarm beeping time delay in seconds.

    Use default system beep

    Specifies whether the system uses sound files with the four level alarming feature or the system uses the default system beep.

    Priority

    Indicates the range of priorities of each priority level. The number of priorities is adjustable, but in each case, the first priority begins at 0 and the next range begins one number higher than where the previous range stopped, up to 255.

    For example, the following describes the priority ranges if you had four priority levels:
    • The Level 1 range starts at priority 0 and ends at the number configured here. The default Level 1 range is 0–39.
    • The Level 2 range starts at priority Level 1 + 1 (39 + 1 = 40) and ends at the number configured here. The default Level 2 range is 40–79.
    • The Level 3 range starts at priority Level 2 + 1 (79 + 1 = 80) and ends at the number configured here. The default Level 3 range is 80–139.
    • The Level 4 range starts at priority Level 3 + 1 (139 + 1 = 140) and ends at the number configured here. The default Level 4 range is 140–255.
    Note: Metasys UI is limited to 6 levels that can be configured, compared to the 10 levels that SMP allows.
    Audio File
    Note: The sound files on a device are only used by the Metasys UI when you are directly logged in to that device. If a sound file is missing from the device, the Metasys system uses the default system beep in its place.

    Indicates the sound file that plays for each priority level when an alarm comes in. The default files for levels 1 through 4 are alarm1.wav, alarm2.wav, alarm3.wav, and alarm4.wav, respectively. Refer to the ADS/ADX Commissioning Guide (LIT-1201645) for more information configured on .mp4 files for use with Metasys UI and Internet Explorer 11.

    Color

    Allows you to customize the background color and text color for each priority level. The color you specify here appears in the alarms window and in the event viewer in SMP.

  4. Click OK.