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  1. Pedro

    Pedro Guest

    I'm looking for the Ademco Compass software for a group of installs coming
    up in two weeks. I've got three buildings that are being wired with Ademco
    Vista 40s and Vista 6139 addressable keypads.

    Anyone have a link to download other than Ademco?? We buy our electronics
    through ADI.



    remove triple 6 to reply!
  2. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    Your story does not add up, Pedro.
  3. I figure any one asking for compass and is not an authorised dealer is some
    one who should not have it otherwise they would have a ademco website
    especaily if there buying from ADI
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  4. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest
    Yep. That's what I was thinking.

    ADI probably has the CDROM 4sale at the branch.

    But.... just wait Nick. Fat-Ass-Bass will chime in any minute giving
    away Ademco's property *again*. He doesn't think handing over the
    "keys" to someone's else's alarm system is wrong.
  5. alarman

    alarman Guest

    Have you tried ADI?
  6. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    I've asked several times and received free disks
  7. alarman

    alarman Guest

    Russ Brill wrote
    Oh, gotcha. <wink-wink> Never would've figured that one out.
  8. alarman

    alarman Guest

    Mark Leuck wrote
    Yeah, but those were "Best of Herman's Hermits" CD's, not Compass s/w.
  9. rory

    rory Guest

    Best bet is to ask ADI for it. They may sell you a CD or give you a
    link to download, depends, Ive never bought from ADI. You also need a
    modem that works with it. You can buy the external serial Compass
    Modem from the distributor (ADI) or any distributor, then they will
    give you the Compass software free.

  10. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    They have a Karaoke version for those tuff to program Vista-250's
  11. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    Ever notice how some people who come here go to great lengths to get the
    panel, get the software, figure out how the software works then can't figure
    out why it won't work with their modem?

    Why is that last vital part always overlooked?
  12. R.H.Campbell

    R.H.Campbell Guest

    Mark, talking about software, I've noticed a wrinkle with the Winload 2.5
    SP2 version. For some reason, neither the Cardinal 2400 external or the DSC
    MD12 will work properly with it anymore. I have to use the 56K US Robotics
    Fax external modem to upload any of my Spectra panels.

    I think it might be a defective copy of the software load, because it worked
    before. But it also might be the latest Version 2.5 software with a "bug".
    If I figure it out, I'll let you know...

    Home Security Metal Products
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  13. Pedro

    Pedro Guest

    Mark and all,
    Thanks for the comments.

    RANT ahead.....
    I asked for the software because ADI didn't have it and yes I have the CIA
    module to program the panels. Typically I don't install the alarms on a job
    but this is an install that we are required to deliver as part of a low
    voltage package which includes automation, a/v, network wiring AND these
    alarm panels. I'm not out to steal the package and haven't gotten a
    response from Ademco in Louisville yet since they're closed already for the
    Thanksgiving holiday. SOMETIMES real guys ask for stuff outside of the
    normal channel because it is quicker to get than simply waiting for a
    paperpusher. I didn't want to buy the software from some of the flakes
    online as it is probably stolen and since I have a long weekend ahead of me
    I wanted to get a jump on the programming.

    OK now I've vented but really if you are going to contribute to a forum, do
    so in a manner of good will verses being an ass. All of us here have
    something to offer, expertise, assistance, guidance, good humor etc. Some
    people are simply out for themselves and don't offer anything. This is not a
    NG that I typically follow but from time to time have solved some issues
    from data gathered here. THANKS to those who do contribute even if it is
    just a funny story from time to time.

  14. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    One wierd thing I noticed was you had to set up the modem in 2 places
    instead of just the one, can't tell you offhand what those screens are but
    you'll know them when you see em

    Worth a try assuming you may not have noticed that either
  15. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    Was not directing my comment to you, just something I noticed from time to
    time and it was a reply to something rory said

    We had a guy like that last week using DSC software and trying to get it to
    work with his standard modem
  16. Robert Bass

    Robert Bass Guest

    ADI will give you one copy of Compass on a CD-ROM for free. Just ask. If
    your local branch is out of them (sometimes happens) just call me and I'll
    send you one.


    Robert L Bass

    Bass Home Electronics
    2291 Pine View Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34231
    877-722-8900 Sales & Tech Support
  17. Robert Bass

    Robert Bass Guest


    Call me and I'll give you the software free.


    Robert L Bass

    Bass Home Electronics
    2291 Pine View Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34231
    877-722-8900 Sales & Tech Support
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