- 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.
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)|
|Operation time||6 h|
|All parameters adjustable at the device||Yes|
|Number of effects: simultaneously||unlimited|
|Number of effects: independent||10 Million|
|Housing||very robust alu.-metal housing|
|Manual firing mode||Yes|
|Automatic firing mode||Yes|
|No PC system required||Yes|
|for all firing modes|
|External firing input||Yes|
|Stop, Pause, Next in automatic firing mode||Yes|
|Inhibit function in automatic firing mode||Yes|
|Charging unit (included in delivery)||Yes|
|Script download from Composer (PC)||Yes, USB, RS232(V24)|
|Display of effect description (Infotext)||Yes|
|Archive firing scripts||Yes|
|Radio range||up to 800 m / 2,000 m|
|Coverage area||2,000,000 m² / 12,500,000 m²|
|Radio range test function||Yes, 0-99 %|
|Accumulator test function||Yes, 0-99 %|
|Accumulator type||sealed lead acid battery 12 V, 2 Ah|
|Independent from mains supply||Yes|
|External power supply with 12 VDC||Yes|
|Dimensions||303 x 98 x 210 mm|
|Net weight||3,200 g|
|Possibility of firmware updates||Yes|
|Multilingual menu||Yes: German, English, Turkish, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian|
|LCD display with LED backlight||Yes, large touch-screen display|
|Indicators||display and LEDs red / green|
|Soft keys (depending on the menu situation)||Yes|
|Additional safety features||2 x key switch, dead man's switch|
|Radio modules||fully integrated|
|Communication||bi-directional, 999 devices|
1 charging unit
1 standard antenna
1 gooseneck lamp
2 magnetic pens
Software- & Hardware Extensions
DMX Firing Mode
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
ZARGES-Box Type 1
PFE Advanced 10 Outputs
PFE Advanced Mini 5 Outputs
PFE Profi Audio
PFE Profi Midi 1 Output