The SIB-7 Serial Interface Board is used to send system events within the Firecom Life Safety Net 2000 ® (LSN2000) system to a desktop 80 column printer. The SIB-7 contains four ports that are individually configured in software. Each port can be configured as a Printer or Firecom ASCII Protocol. All ports communicate with devices via 20mA current loop. When the port is configured as a printer, it connects to a desktop 80 column printer that prints all events in black. When the port is configured as Firecom ASCII Protocol, all system events are sent in ASCII text. This text provides a gateway of fire alarm information to other systems.