Using Honeywell Compass Software to interface to Honeywell Vista 128BPT panel

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Old 03-25-17, 02:13 PM
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Using Honeywell Compass Software to interface to Honeywell Vista 128BPT panel

I have a Vista 128BPT panel which has a RS232 connection on the panel. I have purchased a Honeywell CIA modem and found a older version of the Compass software on the internet.

Since the panel has a RS232 connection on it, do I need the modem to connect to the panel.

I just need more detailed instructions on how the Compass software interface to the 128BPT panel and what cables I need.
 
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Based on some research it looks like I can establish a direct connection to the 128BPT panel using a USB to serial cable and then use the Compass software to program the 128BPT panel. It looks like the Honeywell CIA modem is not required. Can someone please confirm.
 
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That would be pretty cool to be able to program directly from the USB/serial adapter cable.

I've been using the Ademco 4100SM module to connect my laptop to Honeywell panels.
 
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Based on some research, it looks like you may be able to connect to the panel using the Honeywell VTSERCBL serial adapter to a USB to Serial adapter "Tripp-Lite USA-19HS" and program the panel using the Compass software.

Not sure how to set this up in the Compass software for direct connection. I just want to see if anyone out there has directly connected to the 128BPT panel and program the panel using the Compass software.
 
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Based on the link below, you can use Compass to connect directly to a VISTA-128BPT.

https://www.alarmgrid.com/documents/...ctions-summary

I found that you need the Honeywell VTSERCBL serial adapter and a USB to Serial adapter "Tripp-Lite USA-19HS" to program the panel using the Compass software.
 
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