KB 0023
PACSystems RX3i requires CPU in slot 2, 3


CATEGORY

ASComm.NET

 

SYMPTOMS

Receiving error when trying to communicate with RX3i CPU using ASComm.NET GE.SRTP Driver (version 3.3 or lower) or ASGERTP Ethernet ActiveX Control. Exception is thrown or event is fired indicating 'Unknown error , contact Automated Solutions.

(Does not apply to ASComm.NET version 3.4 or higher, which supports PACSystems natively and is CPU slot/rack independent.)

 

CAUSE

PACSystems RX3i Rack Configuration.

ASComm.NET version 3.3 (and earlier) and ASGESRTP ActiveX Control use Series 90 compatibility for PACSystems access. Series 90 compatiblity requires the CPU to be in a certain slot.

 

SOLUTION

For ASComm.NET 3.3 (and earlier) and ASGESRTP ActiveX Control, PACSystems RX3i rack/module configuration must be configured as follows for compatibility with GE SRTP driver:

Slot Module Model #
0, 1 Power Supply Any
2, 3 CPU Any
Any Ethernet Module IC695ETM001

ASComm.NET version 3.4 and higher supports PACSystems natively and is CPU slot/rack independent.