• Perfectly readable touchscreen in every environmental and light condition
  • Graphical, multilingual menu with icons and plaintext
  • Fully integrated wireless solution
  • Interfaces: SMPTE Timecode, DMX512, USB, RS485 and RS232
  • All important device data of receivers of the Advanced series can be checked and programmed remotely (bi-directional communication)
  • Remote Switch Off, Sleep Mode and Wake-Up of Advanced receivers
  • Compatible to all other Galaxis devices
  • Fires an unlimited number of e-matches simultaneously
  • Fires up to 10 million independent effects

More detailed information can be found in the current product catalogue below.

Additional Information

The PFC Advanced was designed to fire pyrotechnic shows. It is a completely self-sufficient firing device that users worldwide have relied on for more than 15 years. Due to the various interfaces, this device is also ideal for complex music fireworks and multimedia shows.

The device offers a fully integrated wireless solution. No external radio modules are required. In addition, the function does not depend on any external data lines. This eliminates these frequent sources of error.

The PFC Advanced has the following interfaces for integration into multimedia shows: SMPTE Timecode and DMX512.

The device has a very large, illuminated LC display with touch operation. The menu navigation is graphical and multilingual with icons and plain text. Illuminated function keys ensure convenient operation.

Info texts can be assigned manually to each firing channel or loaded from the PC via USB. This means that you can constantly read on the display which effect will be fired next. You have the option of firing manually, automatically (firing script) or semi-automatically (mixture of manual and firing script). In all firing modes you can trigger spare channels at any time.

In manual firing mode, you can quickly access all firing channels directly via a graphically displayed keypad. A dead man’s switch and the possibility to suppress the firing channel during the running automatic firing script offers additional safety.

In addition, you can also intervene at any time with the functions ‘Pause’, ‘Cancel’ and ‘Immediately fire next channel’ during automatic firing. Firing scripts can either be entered manually or loaded into the device via the RS232 and USB interfaces.

The smallest time interval between two firing channels is 0.3 seconds, the largest 999.9 seconds. To be able to fire effects in even shorter intervals, we recommend our stepper extensions for the PFE Advanced receivers. Here the timing between the firing cues can be lowered to just 0.01 seconds. Even the most extreme applications (fast and long step sequences, dynamic speed changes) can be easily realized here.

An external firing input enables you to trigger external firings. Thus push buttons, light barriers, tear ropes and much more can be used as firing triggers.

The power supply is provided by a high-performance rechargeable battery, which allows an operating time of up to 6 hours. The status of the built-in battery is accurately displayed. In addition, you can supply the device with an external voltage source via a multifunction socket. Intelligent charging electronics ensure that the batteries are always kept at 100% availability without overcharging.

No connection to a PC is required for firing. This means for you: No laptop that reacts sensitively to temperatures, humidity and vibrations, no unstable operating systems and no error-prone cable connections are necessary!

When using receivers of the Advanced series, all relevant data can be conveniently requested and programmed at the PFC (bi-directional communication).

The RS485 interface provides the possibility to communicate with the PFE Advanced 10/100 Outputs also via cable.

Specifications & Details

Number of radio channels (Frequencies)70 (USA version: 360)
Firing cues999
Operation time6 h
Acoustic signalsYes
All parameters adjustable at the deviceYes
Number of effects: simultaneouslyunlimited
Number of effects: independent10 Million
Spare channelsYes
Housingvery robust alu.-metal housing
Manual firing modeYes
Automatic firing modeYes
No PC system requiredYes
for all firing modes
External firing inputYes
Stop, Pause, Next in automatic firing modeYes
Inhibit function in automatic firing modeYes
SMPTE-Interface (Timecode)Yes
Charging unit (included in delivery)Yes
Charging indicatorYes
Script download from Composer (PC)Yes, USB, RS232(V24)
Display of effect description (Infotext)Yes
Archive firing scriptsYes
Radio rangeup to 800 m / 2,000 m
Coverage area2,000,000 m² / 12,500,000 m²
Radio range test functionYes, 0-99 %
Accumulator test functionYes, 0-99 %
Accumulator monitoringYes
Accumulator typesealed lead acid battery 12 V, 2 Ah
Independent from mains supplyYes
External power supply with 12 VDCYes
Dimensions303 x 98 x 210 mm
Net weight3,200 g
Possibility of firmware updatesYes
Multilingual menuYes: German, English, Turkish, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian
LCD display with LED backlightYes, large touch-screen display
Indicatorsdisplay and LEDs red / green
Soft keys (depending on the menu situation)Yes
Additional safety features2 x key switch, dead man's switch
Radio modulesfully integrated
Communicationbi-directional, 999 devices

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Product Information

1 charging unit
1 standard antenna
1 gooseneck lamp
2 magnetic pens
2 keys

Software- & Hardware Extensions
DMX Firing Mode
Backup switch

External firing key with XLR cable with 1 output
External firing key with XLR cable with 2 outputs
Multi-charging unit (up to 10 dev.)
Antenna extension cable
PYROTEC Composer – Choreography Software

Transportation Boxes
ZARGES-Box Type 1

Compatible Devices