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What does the logger tool show me and how does it keep my system compliant?

In order to be in compliance with BS5266 and the European Standard there must be a log of all tests and results.  

The Logger Tool can be scheduled to download test result data and luminaire status on a regular basis, and automatically generate panel test reports.  This is provided the panels have been installed correctly and programmed with the necessary automated tests. 

The logger tool allows the required test results to be downloaded and stored, demonstrating that the mandatory tests have been completed successfully.  Where fails have occurred, actions can be documented and retests actioned and recorded.

The logger tool not only can demonstrate monthly summarized testing, but also allow an operator to interrogate the complete history of a particular light fitting, since it was first monitored, showing all test results and any corrective actions.

For failures, the logger tool allows an operator generate fail summaries for distribution to maintenance teams.

What does the logger tool do?

The logger tool is a PC based software application which extracts the emergency lighting testing results and the current status of the emergency lighting installation from the emergency light testing panel.  It presents the data in a form that can be used to demonstrate compliance with the code of practice outlined in BS EN 5266.

It allows access to panel data either via a local connection (direct via an RS232 serial port connected directly to the panel) or indirectly across local area networks or telecommunication lines.  The data it downloads can be presented in various formats as well as allowing the user to add their own comments with regards to failures and rectification works.

For failures, the logger tool allows an operator generate fail summaries for distribution to maintenance teams.

The logger tool also has the facility to connect to panels via a ‘virtual terminal’ tool where the operator can carry actions out as if stood in front of the panel

I am locked out of the panel what do I do?

If locked out of a panel, the most likely cause is either a forgotten or changed passcode.  By contacting the Advanced360 technical support, and establishing the callers credentials, a temporary access code can be supplied to allow the caller access to the panel again.

Can I change the logo in the panel?

Yes, the logo tool can permit the creation of user defined logos for the Lux Intelligent display.  Additionally, the panel also allows for the facility to display a contact telephone number in the event of the panel requiring some type of service support.

How do I set up a Lux Intelligent emergency light testing system?

There are four stages to setting up a system.

Stage 1:  Select your luminaires and the type of system you wish to have i.e. non-maintained system with standalone lights, or a general scheme that uses a number of the general lighting fittings to provide emergency illumination.  If retrofitting, decide on how many emergency lights you have to monitor.

Stage 2:  Install you emergency lights and/or PLU Modules.  Confirm your data wiring and mains wiring is fault free.

Stage 3:  Configure your site by defining your lights in terms of text, zones and testing timetable.  Match the PLU serial numbers with the addresses to be used.  Once this information is gathered, the panel can be programmed.  For small installations, this can be done at the panel, when not much text entry is required.  For larger sites, this can be done easier using the lighting configuration tool.

Stage 4:  Decide on how you plan to manage the monitoring of the panel(s).  Is the logger tool to be used in isolation or is the data to be uploaded and shared using the Lux Intelligent cloud.  Once decided, install and configure the Lux Intelligent logger, as well ensuring the necessary connections to the panels have been configured.  Also, if the cloud is to be used, the Lux Intelligent sync tool will also need to be installed and configured

There are full installation guides and step by step walk throughs available which detail the process of setting up the Logging Software and the Cloud based monitoring and reporting.