Wireless Network

Pyro Studios Asia’s wireless network interface allows you to easily create a wireless communication network between a Pyrodigital™ pyrotechnic controller and remote locations. The wireless network interface acts as a “virtual XLR cable” and can work in configurations as simple as a single base transceiver and a single remote transceiver, all the way up to 7 base transceivers and 896 remote transceivers operating on 7 different channels and in distances of up to 1.5 km between locations using the supplied 5dbi omni directional antennas.

Pyro Studios Asia’s wireless transceivers operate in a frequency hopping mode in the license-free 915 MHz ISM band. 7 channels are available, allowing you to setup totally independent networks in close proximity to each other.

Each unit is shipped with a high gain, 5dbi omni directional antenna. Under normal conditions (line-of-sight between antennas), these antennas will give the system a range of 1.5 km outdoors (up to 2 km in extremely favorable conditions), and up to 500 m indoors.

Base Wireless Transceiver

The base wireless transceivers can be connected at any point in the Pyrodigital™ firing system network. They can be connected directly to the firing controller, or they can be connected downstream in the network. Each base wireless transceiver can communicate with a maximum of 128 remote transceivers, provided they share the same channel. A typical wireless network would consist of a single base transceiver, at the front-of-house, and one or many remote transceivers, in the field. There is no power switch on the base wireless transceiver, it is automatically switched on and begins transmitting as soon as power is applied to the digital network.

Remote Wireless Transceiver

The remote wireless transceivers are the receiving end of the wireless link. Each remote wireless transceiver can be connected to a maximum of 128 firing modules. The remote transceiver must share the same channel as the base transceiver in order to communicate. More than one remote transceiver can communicate with a base transceiver. For instance, for a setup with three remote locations, the network configuration would consist of one base transceiver and three remote transceivers, all on the same channel.

Click here to download a typical wireless network configuration.

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