Feature: Hardware checks at power-up (memory check, sensor checks, radio module check, data integrity checks) with corresponding error messages in the display.
Feature: The request for the output details of a group of ten outputs in the remote device access from the PFC Advanced and the Composer has been significantly accelerated.
Feature: Enable/disable all hazard zones together implemented. On the PFC Advanced, all hazard zones can now be activated or deactivated simultaneously in the hazard zone screen. The device now processes this new data protocol.
Feature: Enable/disable device via radio command implemented. The receiver can now be enabled or disabled at the PFC by a new menu. If the device has been disabled, incoming firing commands are ignored. The disable is indicated by an ‘x’ on the display during firing. When the device is switched on, it is always in the enabled state by default, so there is no memorization. In principle, the 999 device numbers can be used like hazard zones. Wildcards can be used as well.
Feature: After every 50th power-on of the device, a memory maintenance is initiated. This ensures even higher data integrity over the lifetime of the device.
Feature: Deep discharges can occur when the Battery Saver is deactivated. Now it is possible to deactivate the acoustic warning after a deep discharge. An individual code can be defined by the user, which must be entered if the acoustic warning is to be deactivated. However, the indication that deep discharges have occurred still takes place and can only be reset by Galaxis Support.
Feature: If a delay but no firing cue is assigned to an output, this invalid programming is indicated by a red flashing LED at the corresponding output. But only if no terminal programming is active for this output and if the device is in 10-Output-Mode.
Feature: Many new commands for remote access via the PFC Advanced and the USB Modem implemented. All functions also require the latest firmware version in the PFC Advanced:
Feature: Terminal function now supports the entering of a delay time. Attention! This requires more memory and therefore older devices need a memory upgrade.
Feature: Terminal remote programming (write and read data)
Feature: Delete terminal memory via radio command
Feature: Change operating mode by radio command (10-Output-Mode/Matrix Mode)
Feature: Delete all firing channels and delays via radio command from PFC Advanced.
Feature: Detailed error feedback to the PFC in case of invalid configuration
at the corresponding output. But only if no terminal programming is active for this output and if the device is in 10-Output-Mode.
Feature: New SFX functions implemented. ‘Cue Reverse’, ‘Step Macro’, ‘Step Sequence Split’, ‘Firing Duration’ and ‘Firing Characteristic’ – accessible in the ‘Output Programming’ submenu:
Cue Reverse: Reversing the firing order within a selected output range. For example, if there is a consecutive firing order from the first to the last output (with ascending delays), after a cue reverse over the complete output range, the last output would fire first and the first output last.
Step Macro (only available if step function is installed):
Convenient quick programming of a firing sequence with ascending delays (‘step run’), within a selected output range and with specification of a time offset. The firing LEDs on the device show the step speed as optical simulation together with acoustic signals.
Steps Sequence Split (only available if step function is installed):
Assignment of a firing channel to a selected output range. It is checked whether the delay times of the selected outputs are continuously ascending or descending (i.e. represent a ‘step run’). Otherwise an error message will be displayed. The delay of the first output is set to 0, so that an immediate firing takes place when triggering. All subsequent delays are reduced by the corresponding time difference so that the relative firing intervals remain the same.
Adjustment of the standard firing duration in the range from 0.1s to 9.9s is possible now.
Firing Characteristic (only applicable in 10-Output-Mode):
- Active outputs not affected:
Default firing characteristic, new firings do not clear active outputs.
- New cue deactivates old firings:
If this firing characteristic is activated, the terminal function (and also all terminal programming) is deactivated, since both modes are incompatible with each other. If a firing is triggered now, all other, active outputs are switched off immediately. As soon as the standard firing characteristic ‘Active outputs unaffected’ is activated again, the terminal function is also available again. The advantage of this setting is that no energy is wasted on ‘old’ firings, as it may be the case when lighting volcanoes, for example.
Feature: A user-definable output range can now be deleted.
Feature: Step, Sleep and Terminal function can now be activated/deactivated via token/code on the device. To do this, activate and hold ‘Mode’ when powering up.
Feature: Radio field strength calibration implemented. This increases the accuracy of the range measurement and compensates for component tolerances. The radio module is calibrated at the factory, but can or must be calibrated once by the customer on site during a firmware update. If calibration is necessary, this is indicated each time the device is switched on. After calibration has been performed, it can be performed again at any time.
Feature: Output-related hazard zones implemented in addition to a hazard zone valid for the entire device. The user can now define in groups of 10 which outputs are assigned to which hazard zone. Only available in Matrix mode! A new version of the PFC firmware will be available soon. Later, a menu item in the menu of the PFE Advanced 10/100 Outputs will also be enabled.
Feature: If an output is fired that is assigned to a deactivated, output-related hazard zone at the time of firing, this is stored with an ‘x’ in the event memory.
Feature: ‘Stealth mode’ implemented. In the main menu, you can now select whether the LEDs should be activated or deactivated.
Optimization: The resistance measurement now also displays the first digit after the decimal point. Currently it is not yet possible to display this digit also at the PFC. With the implementation of a new radio protocol this should also become possible.
Optimization: When changing the user code to ‘0000’, ‘Code deactivated’ is now displayed instead of ‘Code activated’ as before.
Optimization: Range test result, last range test result, interfering radio signal strength and remaining battery capacity are displayed with a maximum value of 100%, instead of 99% as before.
Optimization: The teaching of the system ID (Teach-In) was not executed in some rare cases.