Learn how to set up your first show using Firelinx’s Command and Firing Module.
Firelinx is the most technologically advanced and easy to use firing system ever imagined. It is the culmination of five years and over $2M of research and development backed by a commitment to customer service second to none. Firelinx represents an evolutionary leap in all the factors that matter to you: power, simplicity, safety, reliability, and of course, freedom!
Visit us at www.FIRELINX.com/Downloads to download the .CSV referenced in this tutorial.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how simple it is to fire a fireworks show manually. In previous tutorials, we’ve mentioned how you’re able to fire manual shows, SMPTE timecode, and Scripted .csv shows using Firelinx Firing System.
There are two options for setting your wireless channel; if you know what the wireless spectrum looks like in your area you can change the channel manually. But if you don’t know, you can use Firelinx’s spectrum analyzer which determines the best Radio Frequency (RF) channel in your area.
With Firelinx´s CREWSAFE™ and local continuity test you´re able to view all of the firing modules from the CM (or locally on the FM). Check for wiring errors, unexpected shots (not in your current script), and continuity while wiring your show. Unlike other firing systems, Firelinx allows you to do this safely because our continuity and firing circuits are independent of one another AND isolated. By isolating the two and continuously measuring and monitoring both circuits for shorts and faults, we can provide safety and security to you and your team while you wire your show.
Firelinx modules come with bright LEDs that make them extremely visible on the field and allows you to determine their status. If you don’t want the audience to be distracted by them during your show, you can enable Stealth mode and make them invisible. But remember, never enable Stealth mode while your crew is out in the field!
Firelinx provides Freedom® 2Wire to connect your modules, 2Wire and radio can be used at the same time. It’s not necessary, but it’s a good failsafe in case one of the wires breaks. We like to call it Freedom 2Wire because we’ve taken care of all problems and errors commonly found in 2wire systems. You don’t have to remember which side of the wire was red or black, and you can wire them in Star or Daisy Chain setups.