Getting Started with Protocols

This page will help you get started with Paging Systems. You'll be up and running in a jiffy!

Which Protocol Should I Use?

LRSN (Network) protocol##

Anytime you are paging an alphanumeric pager, you are the alphapager protocol. You can think of the alphapager protocol as being tunneled over LRSS and LRSN. For simple paging, you can probably get away with never reading it. However, when you start wanting to change alert modes, configure the pager, or use any other advanced functionality (e.g. group paging, countdown timer, etc.) you'll need to look at the alphapager protocol documentation.

LRSN vs. LRSS

Protocol

Description

LRSN Protocol

LRSN is an XML based protocol over TCP.

  • Human readable (XML)
  • TCP
  • Works with NetPage Unlimited.
  • Limited to 2 persistent connections.

LRSS (LRS Serial) (RS-232 / USB) Protocol

Best choice for single transmitter connected to a single PC or PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) up to 10 feet away. Does not require any network infrastructure, configuration is simple, troubleshooting is simple.