1 How does the synchronization between music and firework firing work?  Ir a Respuesta...
2 What music format can the PMFC use? Ir a Respuesta...
3 Can I use a track from a standard audio CD-ROM? Ir a Respuesta...
4 How can I quickly verify the final look of the show? Ir a Respuesta...
5 Can I use the PMFC Software on Windows 95 or 98? Ir a Respuesta...
6 Once the show is created in a given computer, how can I execute the show from another computer? Ir a Respuesta...
7 How can I make a real simulation with just the photograph of the show location? Ir a Respuesta...
8 How many Interfaces can I connect to a computer? Ir a Respuesta...
9 How many output channels does a PMFC-144USB Interface administer? Ir a Respuesta...
10 How are the 144 outputs distributed? Ir a Respuesta...
11 How many Initiators can I place per channel, and how far from each other? Ir a Respuesta...
12 What cable should I use to connect the initiators to the connection boards? Ir a Respuesta...
13 How should I feed the PMFC-144USB interface? Ir a Respuesta...
14 Do I need to feed the connection boards with any feeding source (batteries)? Ir a Respuesta...
15 What happens if the connection boards must be installed on a humid and cold ground? Ir a Respuesta...
16 In my computer I have just one free USB port and I have 3 (three) Ir a Respuesta...
17 Once the show has started, can I control some of the devices and fire them manually? Ir a Respuesta...
18 What is the maximum synchronization error between music and real firing? Ir a Respuesta...
19 How do I assign interface and channel number to a particular firework device? Ir a Respuesta...
20 Which controllers or drivers do I need so that Windows XP detects the interfaces? Ir a Respuesta...
 
¿How does the synchronization between music and firework firing work?
The Software carries out every show operation by itself. We first indicate the song that will be used, and the software will show us the sound graphic spectrum of that song. Then we arrange the firework devices in the shape and time in which we wish to fire them. To do this, we select the firework device on the screen, and we drag it with the mouse up to the desired place on the music graphic.
What music format can the PMFC use?
MP3, WAV u OGG.
Can I use a track from a standard audio CD-ROM?
Yes, it is possible to digitalize CD-ROM tracks in WAV format so as to use them in shows.
How can I quickly verify the final look of the show?
By simply pressing a button you can visualize a simulation that enables you to watch the synchronization of the pyrotechnic effects with the music, and then make corrections and adjustments if necessary.
Can I use the PMFC Software on Windows 95 or 98?
Yes, only for development and demonstration purposes; however, for the execution of the show, the OS should fulfill the minimum requirements detailed in the section related to the technical characteristics of the product.
Once the show is created in a given computer, how can I execute the show from another computer?
The complete creation is stored in an exclusive file for the execution of the show (.pmfw), which has all the required information. Just copy the file (for example, “cl411.pmfw”) to the equipment that will carry out the task, open it with a PMFC Software and request its reproduction.
How can I make a real simulation with just the photograph of the show location?
PMFC Simulator is our software that will enable you not only to virtually design the show with the picture show site, but also place that picture in a 3D scenario so as to see, create and visualize the show from different perspectives. Such software has a 3D firework editor that will also enable you to design you own pyrotechnic effects.
How many Interfaces can I connect to a computer?
10 (ten) PMFC-144USB.
How many output channels does a PMFC-144USB Interface administer?
  144 (one hundred and forty four)
How are the 144 outputs distributed?
They are distributed along a 100m-long cable from the PMFC-144USB, in 6 (six) connection boards of 24 (twenty four) outputs each.
How many Initiators can I place per channel, and how far from each other?
Up to 10 fire initiators or more, depending on the wire used to connect all it.
What cable should I use to connect the initiators to the connection boards?
A monofilar cable, solid copper core (like phone cords), 0.33mm².
How should I feed the PMFC-144USB interfac?
It must be connected to 220/110Volts or to a local generator.
Do I need to feed the connection boards with any feeding source (batteries)?
No, a special feature of the system is that it minimizes wiring in the fire zone: the connection board and the connection cables are only exposed to one another. No additional feeding or control wiring is installed because the main interface has enough performance to support the 144 channels without auxiliary feeding. We highlight that the connection boards don’t have any kind of battery or active circuits inside, thus minimizing failure probability.
What happens if the connection boards must be installed on a humid and cold ground?
The connection boards can work under extreme conditions (high and low temperature, condensed humidity, etc) because they don’t feature internal circuits or batteries.
In my computer I have just one free USB port and I have 3 (three) PMFC-144USB interfaces, how do I connect them??
As indicated in the procedure handbook of the equipment, you will have to install a HUB or USB Concentrator, preferably of good quality, and connect it to both your computer and the interfaces.
Once the show has started, can I control some of the devices and fire them manually?
Yes, it is possible to control some channels manually with your PC mouse or keyboard; this makes additional channels available for you to execute whenever you wish.
What is the maximum synchronization error between music and real firing?
The control software features two high-precision Windows multimedia temporizer levels. They are synchronized with a precision of 5ms in relation to the sound track in execution.
How do I assign interface and channel number to a particular firework device?
This is done automatically (or manually) by the software; therefore, it is not possible to erroneously assign (or overlap) interfaces and channels.
Which controllers or drivers do I need so that Windows XP detects the interfaces?
None, when the interface is connected to the computer or HUB concentrator, it is immediately detected and communicates automatically with the operation system that gets ready without the user’s intervention.
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