DSX System Design Guide

Controller Architecture / Hardware

DSX Intelligent Controllers are independent processing 2 door packages designed to be cost effective building blocks that allows expansion in a scalable manner. Up to 8 doors can be controlled from 1 enclosure for an efficient space saving package. The controllers are strategically placed throughout the customer location connected together with a two twisted pair cable. Each Controller operates as a fully intelligent and independent control panel that retains all data necessary for system operation in itís own RAM. With itís integral real-time Clock and Calendar it performs Time Zone control with Holiday overrides for inputs, outputs, and cards even when communication to the PC or other controllers is not available.

The DSX-1048 Intelligent Controller may be used in conjunction with all other DSX Controllers as a Master or Slave in the panel network. Any controller may be designated as a Master or Slave panel. The Master or Slave mode of operation is determined by the panelís dip switch settings. The first panel of each location is designated as the Master while all others would be considered Slaves. The Master is responsible for communications to the PC and to the Slave panels. Up to 64 - Intelligent Controllers can be used in a single Location providing 128 readers. Multiple Locations can be grouped for systems that require more than 128 readers/keypads.

General Information

The Controller Comparison Chart is great for those that are new to DSX and unsure of the attributes of each controller. Click here for more information.

The Wiring Specifications is a one stop document to find out what type of cable is to be used in a DSX system. This list of Cable is a guideline and equivalents can be used. Sorry, Cat5 cable cannot be used in the DSX system except between the network equipment and our LAN module. It cannot be used for door, reader, lock, or communication wiring or inner panel wiring. Click here for more information.

Controller Addressing is an informative document regarding the way controllers are addressed in the DSX system. Click here for more information.

Input Circuit Types shows the different ways input circuits can be wired to DSX controllers. Click here for more information.

MOVs are the surge arrestors that DSX recommends on all coil driven devices that have their power switched through a DSX relay. Click here for more information.

DSX Controllers

The DSX-1040 Series Controller footprint is shown in this drawing. This is the typical 1040 enclosure and controller installation in a simplified view. Click here for more information.

The DSX-1048 Intelligent 8 Door Controller Package is a 1040 Enclosure with 4 - 1042 Controllers in it and an integral power supply. Click here for specifications on the 1048. Click here for typical wiring of the 1048.

The DSX-1040PDP Power Distribution Panel is the integral power supply for the 1040 series controllers. It comes with the power distribution module and panel power supply. Lock power is ordered separate but installed in the same enclosure. Click here for 1040PDP Specifications. Click here for the 1040PDP Typical Wiring.

DSX-1042 Intelligent 2 Door Controller. The DSX-1042 is the 2 Door Building block the 1048 Package is made of. Click here for 1042 Specifications. Click here for 1042 Typical Connections.

DSX-1043 Intelligent Output Controller. The DSX-1043 has 16 Form C Relays. This controller is used for primarily for Elevator Controller and interconnection and control of other system. Click here for 1043 Specifications. Click here for 1043 Typical Connections.

DSX-1044 Intelligent Input Controller. The DSX-1044 has 32 Inputs that can do two, three, or four state circuit monitoring. Click here for 1044 Specifications. Click here for 1044 Typical Connections.

DSX-1022 Intelligent 2 Door Controller is used where the expansion capability of the 1040 Series is not required. Great for 2 doors physically remote from other controllers in the system such as parking garage or elevator cabs. Click here for 1022 Specifications. Click here for 1022 Typical Connections.

DSX Enclosures is a great document that shows the specifications and layout including conduit knockouts of all DSX Enclosures. Click here for more information.

DSX-1030PR5 Retrofit Processor is the replacement processor for all 1030 Series Controllers. This processor is traded for the existing one and addressed the same. This retrofit processor brings the 1030 Series Controllers into the 1040 Generation giving them 512K RAM and Flashable Rom. Click here for more information.

DSX-1040NV Non-Volatile Memory Processor is a replacement processor for all 1040 Series controllers and 1030PR5 retrofit processors. It provides a non volatile memory package that allows a controller to be operational upon power up from a prior download. Click here for more information.

DSX-FRB8 Fused Relay Board is an 8 relay distribution board. Its primary function is to be installed in the 1048 Package and connect to Output number 2 on each 1042 controller. It transforms the open collector (switched negative) output in the 1042's to Form C relays with a fuse on the common terminal for protection. Click here for more information.

DSX-0X4 Output Extender can be connected to any 1042 or 1022 Slave Controller for 4 additional outputs. Can also be connected to a serial port of the Comm Server so that ASCII command strings can drive the outputs on alarm or status change of predefined inputs. Click here for more information.

Power Supplies

This page is dedicated to the power supplies and transformers required to power the DSX Controllers.

The DSX-1040PDP Power Distribution Panel is the integral power supply for the 1040 series controllers. It comes with the power distribution module and panel power supply. Lock power is ordered separate but installed in the same enclosure. Click here for 1040PDP Specifications. Click here for the 1040PDP Typical Wiring.

SWS150-15 is the power supply used for panel power that comes standard in the DSX-1040PDP. Click here for more information.

SWS150-28 is the 24V lock power sold separately for 24V locks. Click here for more information.

SP320-27 is the larger of the 24V lock power supplied. It is sold separate from the DSX-1040PDP. Click here for more information.

Specification on the 12VDC 7AH Backup Batteries sold by DSX are presented here. The DSX-1040PEB Battery Enclosure will hold up to 9 12VDC 7AH batteries. UL-1076 requires 6 for a DSX-1048. Click here for more information.

The Battery Calculation Chart is used to determine how many batteries should be used based on current draw and expected standby time. Click here for more information.

16.5 VAC 40VA Plug-in AC Transformers sold by DSX are described in this document. Click here for more information.

Communication Devices

There are a number of Communication Devices that can be used with the DSX system to meet a number of different applications.

The DSX-1035 Quadraplexor is a protocol independent RS-485 multiplexor. It will take RS-232 or RS-485 as an input and will provide (4) RS-485 outputs and 1 RS-232 output for slave communications. The RS-232 output could be used to connect to a device requiring an RS-232 input such as a serial port on a Soft I/O PC or it could be connected to the RS-232 input of another DSX-1035 to get an additional (4) RS-485 outputs for slave communications. It accommodates a STAR wiring configuration and can be placed anywhere after the Master Controller. Click here for more information.

The DSX-MUX is a 6 channel RS-232 multiplexor for slave communications. In an application where you would need up to 6 RS-232 slave panel communication outputs for fiber-optic transceivers, short haul, and lease line modems. Click here for more information.

DSX-USB is a USB2.0 to RS-232 and RS-485 converter. It takes a USB input and provides both an RS-232(+dtr) and an RS/485 output simultaneously. This unit can be used for all DSX communications such as dialup modem or direct connection. Click here for more information.

DSX-MCI which is short for Master Controller Interface is an RS-232 converter that will change the RS-232 output of a PC serial port to RS-485 for greater distances than RS-232 will operate. Click here for more information.

DSX-485T is a two channel RS-485 repeater. It can be used to split an RS-485 communications line to go in two directions. It can also be connected to an older non-revised 1032 controller to make it compatible with all new panel communications. Click here for more information.

The DSX-LAN module is a Auto-sensing 10/100BaseT communications interface for DSX Controllers. It will accept RS-232 or RS-485 from the controllers and connect to a 10 or 100Mbit LAN. The workhorse is simple to install and program. There is a DSX-LAN(M) version that will allow the connection of a dial-up modem for modem backup to the LAN communications. Click here for more information.

DSX Dial-up Modem is a DSX designed dialup modem that can be used at the PC or the master controller. This modem comes with everything required to connect to any DSX Controller or PC Serial Port. Click here for more information.docs/dsx-modemcut.pdf

SPI-1442-LL Lease Line Modems are used to connect Master or Slave Controllers over Leased Telephone lines. Can be used for short haul modem. Click here for more information.

Reader / Keypad Interfaces

This page is dedicated to reader and keypad information and other related information.

Device Types are what tell the DSX System what type of keypad, reader, or card format to expect. With Firmware Versions 3098 and higher (1040/22) and 569 and higher (1030/21) Multiple device types can now be used simultaneously on the same reader. Click here fore more information.

DSX builds several Keypad Interfaces that allow non-standard keypads to be connected to a DSX Controller. Explore these interfaces and diagrams to see if you find what you are looking for. Click here for more information.

Reader Interfaces allow for non-industry standard card readers to be connected to DSX controllers for takeovers and change outs. Click here for more information.

DSX-220 Card Reader Cable Noise Filter acts as a noise filter for Elevator Control applications where the travel cable has too much induced noise for normal reader operation. it can also be used as a data line extender. Click here for more information.

This document explains the Wiegand Protocol that is transmitted from most readers to the controller they are connected to. Click here for more information.

This document explains Clock and Data Signaling which is primarily used by magnetic stripe and bar code readers. Click here for more information.

Specialty Devices

This section provides descriptive operational overviews of the special modules and accessories for the DSX System.

The DSX-DP232/485 Surge Protection Modules are used to isolate the DSX equipment from external forces. Anytime a communication wire leaves the protected premises and is exposed to the elements and weather it should be isolated with the DSX surge protection modules. They can also be used to protect one system from another that are connected via a communications cable. Click here for more information.

The DSX-TDM and TDM5 are Time Display Modules that are designed to work specifically with the DSX system. They will display the system time that is being recorded when card holders use their cards. Typically used with the Time and Attendance feature in WinDSX. The TDM has a 1 inch seven segment LED display and the TDM5 has a 5 inch display. Click here for more information.

The DSX-SPS Serial Port Switcher is the device used to switch serial port connected controllers and dial-up modems between the Primary Comm Server and the Hot Swap Backup Comm Server. This is not necessary for IP or LAN based communications to controllers. Click here for more information.

Miscellaneous Interfaces is where the Duress and Door Latch modules are described. The Duress module facilitates a Duress PIN for Keypad systems that can send a silent alarm to the System front end. The Door Latch module is a device that will allow the unlocking of a door with the first card read, latch the door open with the second card read and relock the door with a third card read. Click here for more information.