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Connecting Cisco Alarm Interface Controller Network Modules to the Network

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Connecting Cisco Alarm Interface Controller Network Modules to the Network

Alarm Interface Controller Network Module

Connecting the AIC Network Module to the Network

AIC Network Module LEDs

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Connecting Cisco Alarm Interface Controller Network Modules to the Network


Revised: May 1, 2008, OL-12831-01

This guide describes how to connect Cisco Alarm Interface Controller (AIC) network modules to your network. It contains the following sections:

Alarm Interface Controller Network Module

Connecting the AIC Network Module to the Network

AIC Network Module LEDs

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Alarm Interface Controller Network Module

The AIC network module, shown in Figure 1, supports 64 alarm inputs. Fifty-six alarm inputs are discrete and can operate on dry contact closure when a patch panel is used. The last eight alarm inputs can be provisioned to accept analog inputs. The AIC network module has 16 control relay outputs.

The AIC network module can be connected to a patch panel. The patch panel provides the bias to the circuit.

The analog alarm inputs can be configured to monitor either DC voltage or current. The AIC can measure voltage from -60 to 60 V or current from 0 to 20 mA. The control relay can be operated to turn an external device on or off. When an event is detected, notification messages are sent to the Operations Support System (OSS) in the network operation center (NOC). These alarm inputs are configured in Cisco IOS software. Some reportable events include:

Equipment alarm

Building intrusion (door/window)

Temperature threshold violation

Voltage fluctuation

The AIC network module converts relay contact alarm signals to TL1 and SNMP message formats, providing TL1 over TCP/IP and SNMP protocols. All the contact closure-related alarms are routed and reported through the existing OSS and the associated OSS networks. With this network module, the Cisco router sends the TL1 or SNMP messages to the OSS autonomously or in response to TL1 or SNMP commands from the OSS.

The AIC network module is connected to the network using four high-density SCSI-type connectors on the front panel.

Figure 1 Alarm Interface Controller Network Module

Connecting the AIC Network Module to the Network

An AIC network module provides four 50-pin receptacles. Use cables that have male Micro DB-50 connectors at both ends with all conductors straight-wired. Central office equipment is cabled to the patch panel, and then cross-connected to the AIC cable.

Two different patch panels can be used. The AIC-1 patch panel terminates one AIC and has voltage terminations with lugs and fuses for voltage monitoring. The AIC-2 patch panel terminates up to two AICs or 128 contact closure points

See Figure 2 through Figure 6 for examples of the AIC connections to the patch panels.

See the AIC data sheet for recommended patch panel and cable vendors.


Caution Damage to the AIC network module can occur if an alarm set for monitoring current is connected to a sensor for monitoring voltage. Make sure that your alarms are connected to the proper sensors.


Caution Connect the cable to the AIC before connecting it to the patch panel or other connection. Otherwise, voltage could be present on the male pins that connect to the AIC.


Caution The signal I/O connections on this unit are intended only for connection to NEC/CEC Class 2 or equivalent circuit. This means that the voltages applied to I/O connections should not exceed 42.4 Vpk or 60 Vdc and it should be a limited/fused power source. For more details on Class 2 circuits, refer to the National Electrical Code/Canadian Electrical Code. This does not apply to the analog input/output terminal strip numbers 1-8 on the AIC-1 patch panel.


Caution This unit is not intended for connection to exposed plant leads. Therefore, it should not be connected to circuit conductors that extend beyond one building and are run so as to be subject to accidental contact with AC main conductors, or are exposed to lightning on interbuilding circuits on the same premises.

Ports are numbered from right to left and from bottom to top, as labeled on the module rear panel. Pinouts for the AIC-1 patch panel are shown in Table 1. The connector 3 voltage monitor pinouts for AIC-1 are shown in Table 2. Pinouts for the AIC-2 patch panel are shown in Table 3.

Cables are not provided with the network module.

Figure 2 AIC Network Module Connection Diagram

Figure 3 AIC Network Module Faceplate Connections

Figure 4 AIC Network Module Connected to AIC-1 Patch Panel

Figure 5 AIC Network Module Connected to AIC-2 Patch Panel

Figure 6 AIC-2 Patch Panel Connected to MDF

Table 1 AIC-1 Connector Pinouts 

Telco Connector
Connector 1
Connector 2
Connector 3
Connector 4

1

Alarm Neg1

Alarm Neg 26

Alarm Neg 51

Control Common 1

26

Alarm Pos 1

Alarm Pos 26

Alarm Pos 51

Control N.O. 1

2

Alarm Neg 2

Alarm Neg 27

Alarm Neg 52

Control Common 2

27

Alarm Pos 2

Alarm Pos 27

Alarm Pos 52

Control N.O. 2

3

Alarm Neg 3

Alarm Neg 28

Alarm Neg 53

Control Common 3

28

Alarm Pos 3

Alarm Pos 28

Alarm Pos 53

Control N.O. 3

4

Alarm Neg 4

Alarm Neg 29

Alarm Neg 54

Control Common 4

29

Alarm Pos 4

Alarm Pos 29

Alarm Pos 54

Control N.O. 4

5

Alarm Neg 5

Alarm Neg 30

Alarm Neg 55

Control Common 5

30

Alarm Pos 5

Alarm Pos 30

Alarm Pos 55

Control N.O. 5

6

Alarm Neg 6

Alarm Neg 31

Alarm Neg 56

Control Common 6

31

Alarm Pos 6

Alarm Pos 31

Alarm Pos 56

Control N.O. 6

7

Alarm Neg 7

Alarm Neg 32

See Table 2

Control Common 7

32

Alarm Pos 7

Alarm Pos 32

See Table 2

Control N.O. 7

8

Alarm Neg 8

Alarm Neg 33

See Table 2

Control Common 8

33

Alarm Pos 8

Alarm Pos 33

See Table 2

Control N.O. 8

9

Alarm Neg 9

Alarm Neg 34

See Table 2

Control Common 9

34

Alarm Pos 9

Alarm Pos 34

See Table 2

Control N.O. 9

10

Alarm Neg 10

Alarm Neg 35

See Table 2

Control Common 10

35

Alarm Pos 10

Alarm Pos 35

See Table 2

Control N.O. 10

11

Alarm Neg 11

Alarm Neg 36

See Table 2

Control Common 11

36

Alarm Pos 11

Alarm Pos 36

See Table 2

Control N.O. 11

12

Alarm Neg 12

Alarm Neg 37

See Table 2

Control Common 12

37

Alarm Pos 12

Alarm Pos 37

See Table 2

Control N.O. 12

13

Alarm Neg 13

Alarm Neg 38

See Table 2

Control Common 13

38

Alarm Pos 13

Alarm Pos 38

See Table 2

Control N.O. 13

14

Alarm Neg 14

Alarm Neg 39

See Table 2

Control Common 14

39

Alarm Pos 14

Alarm Pos 39

See Table 2

Control N.O. 14

15

Alarm Neg 15

Alarm Neg 40

Not used

Control Common 15

40

Alarm Pos 15

Alarm Pos 40

Not used

Control N.O. 15

16

Alarm Neg 16

Alarm Neg 41

Not used

Control Common 16

41

Alarm Pos 16

Alarm Pos 41

Not used

Control N.O. 16

17

Alarm Neg 17

Alarm Neg 42

Not used

Not used

42

Alarm Pos 17

Alarm Pos 42

Not used

Not used

18

Alarm Neg 18

Alarm Neg 43

Not used

Not used

43

Alarm Pos 18

Alarm Pos 43

Not used

Not used

19

Alarm Neg 19

Alarm Neg 44

Not used

Not used

44

Alarm Pos 19

Alarm Pos 44

Not used

Not used

20

Alarm Neg 20

Alarm Neg 45

Not used

Not used

45

Alarm Pos 20

Alarm Pos 45

Not used

Not used

21

Alarm Neg 21

Alarm Neg 46

Not used

Not used

46

Alarm Pos 21

Alarm Pos 46

Not used

Not used

22

Alarm Neg 22

Alarm Neg 47

Not used

Not used

47

Alarm Pos 22

Alarm Pos 47

Not used

Not used

23

Alarm Neg 23

Alarm Neg 48

Not used

Not used

48

Alarm Pos 23

Alarm Pos 48

Not used

Not used

24

Alarm Neg 24

Alarm Neg 49

Not used

Not used

49

Alarm Pos 24

Alarm Pos 49

Not used

Not used

25

Alarm Neg 25

Alarm Neg 50

Not used

Not used

50

Alarm Pos 25

Alarm Pos 50

Not used

Not used

 

Table 2 Voltage Monitor Connections on Connector 3 for the AIC-1 Patch Panel

Terminal Strip
Signal

1

RET

Alarm Pos 57

BAT

Alarm Neg 57

2

RET

Alarm Pos 58

BAT

Alarm Neg 58

3

RET

Alarm Pos 59

BAT

Alarm Neg 59

4

RET

Alarm Pos 60

BAT

Alarm Neg 60

5

RET

Alarm Pos 61

BAT

Alarm Neg 61

6

RET

Alarm Pos 62

BAT

Alarm Neg 62

7

RET

Alarm Pos 63

BAT

Alarm Neg 63

8

RET

Alarm Pos 64

BAT

Alarm Neg 64


Table 3 AIC-2 Connector Pinouts 

Telco Connector
Connector 1
Connector 2
Connector 3
Connector 4

1

Alarm Neg1

Alarm Neg 26

Alarm Neg 51

Control Common 1

26

Alarm Pos 1

Alarm Pos 26

Alarm Pos 51

Control N.O. 1

2

Alarm Neg 2

Alarm Neg 27

Alarm Neg 52

Control Common 2

27

Alarm Pos 2

Alarm Pos 27

Alarm Pos 52

Control N.O. 2

3

Alarm Neg 3

Alarm Neg 28

Alarm Neg 53

Control Common 3

28

Alarm Pos 3

Alarm Pos 28

Alarm Pos 53

Control N.O. 3

4

Alarm Neg 4

Alarm Neg 29

Alarm Neg 54

Control Common 4

29

Alarm Pos 4

Alarm Pos 29

Alarm Pos 54

Control N.O. 4

5

Alarm Neg 5

Alarm Neg 30

Alarm Neg 55

Control Common 5

30

Alarm Pos 5

Alarm Pos 30

Alarm Pos 55

Control N.O. 5

6

Alarm Neg 6

Alarm Neg 31

Alarm Neg 56

Control Common 6

31

Alarm Pos 6

Alarm Pos 31

Alarm Pos 56

Control N.O. 6

7

Alarm Neg 7

Alarm Neg 32

Alarm Neg 57

Control Common 7

32

Alarm Pos 7

Alarm Pos 32

Alarm Pos 57

Control N.O. 7

8

Alarm Neg 8

Alarm Neg 33

Alarm Neg 58

Control Common 8

33

Alarm Pos 8

Alarm Pos 33

Alarm Pos 58

Control N.O. 8

9

Alarm Neg 9

Alarm Neg 34

Alarm Neg 59

Control Common 9

34

Alarm Pos 9

Alarm Pos 34

Alarm Pos 59

Control N.O. 9

10

Alarm Neg 10

Alarm Neg 35

Alarm Neg 60

Control Common 10

35

Alarm Pos 10

Alarm Pos 35

Alarm Pos 60

Control N.O. 10

11

Alarm Neg 11

Alarm Neg 36

Alarm Neg 61

Control Common 11

36

Alarm Pos 11

Alarm Pos 36

Alarm Pos 61

Control N.O. 11

12

Alarm Neg 12

Alarm Neg 37

Alarm Neg 62

Control Common 12

37

Alarm Pos 12

Alarm Pos 37

Alarm Pos 62

Control N.O. 12

13

Alarm Neg 13

Alarm Neg 38

Alarm Neg 63

Control Common 13

38

Alarm Pos 13

Alarm Pos 38

Alarm Pos 63

Control N.O. 13

14

Alarm Neg 14

Alarm Neg 39

Alarm Neg 64

Control Common 14

39

Alarm Pos 14

Alarm Pos 39

Alarm Pos 64

Control N.O. 14

15

Alarm Neg 15

Alarm Neg 40

Not used

Control Common 15

40

Alarm Pos 15

Alarm Pos 40

Not used

Control N.O. 15

16

Alarm Neg 16

Alarm Neg 41

Not used

Control Common 16

41

Alarm Pos 16

Alarm Pos 41

Not used

Control N.O. 16

17

Alarm Neg 17

Alarm Neg 42

Not used

Not used

42

Alarm Pos 17

Alarm Pos 42

Not used

Not used

18

Alarm Neg 18

Alarm Neg 43

Not used

Not used

43

Alarm Pos 18

Alarm Pos 43

Not used

Not used

19

Alarm Neg 19

Alarm Neg 44

Not used

Not used

44

Alarm Pos 19

Alarm Pos 44

Not used

Not used

20

Alarm Neg 20

Alarm Neg 45

Not used

Not used

45

Alarm Pos 20

Alarm Pos 45

Not used

Not used

21

Alarm Neg 21

Alarm Neg 46

Not used

Not used

46

Alarm Pos 21

Alarm Pos 46

Not used

Not used

22

Alarm Neg 22

Alarm Neg 47

Not used

Not used

47

Alarm Pos 22

Alarm Pos 47

Not used

Not used

23

Alarm Neg 23

Alarm Neg 48

Not used

Not used

48

Alarm Pos 23

Alarm Pos 48

Not used

Not used

24

Alarm Neg 24

Alarm Neg 49

Not used

Not used

49

Alarm Pos 24

Alarm Pos 49

Not used

Not used

25

Alarm Neg 25

Alarm Neg 50

Not used

Not used

50

Alarm Pos 25

Alarm Pos 50

Not used

Not used


AIC Network Module LEDs

This section describes AIC network module LEDs. (See Figure 7.)

All network modules have an enable (EN) LED. This LED indicates that the module is receiving power from the router chassis.

The AIC network module also has a status (STAT) LED, which is a software-controlled bicolor (green and orange) LED. Both the EN and STAT LEDs turn on when the router is powered up, recycled, or power-cycled, or the AIC is hot-swapped. When the AIC starts to boot up, the STAT LED is initially turned off. It turns green when the software has initialized, has passed POST, and has established communication with IOS.

The STAT LED turns from green to orange when POST has failed or when the software encounters any other fatal fault in its firmware during normal operation.

Figure 7 AIC Network Module LEDs

EN LED
STAT LED
Description
Green
Orange

Off

Off

Off

No power to the AIC

On

Off

Off

Software initializing

On

On

Off

Normal operation

On

Off

On

Fault encountered


Related Documents

For additional information, see the following documents and resources.

Related Topic
Document Title

Regulatory compliance and safety information

Cisco Network Modules and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/rcsi/IOHrcsi.html

Cisco IOS software website and reference documentation

Cisco IOS Software http://www.cisco.com/web/psa/products/index.html?c=268438303


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