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Overview             Digital Nighthawk

The Digital NightHawk Firing System is the Flagship of the pyrotechnics industry. It boasts cutting edge technology and features that are unavailable in any other firing system made by any company and is as well the most powerful and user friendly system of all others.  It was designed for display companies that needed an extremely flexible system to meet the needs of massively varying displays.

It is the only system that lets you select manual, sequential step, Internal clock timed or computerized firing using Time Code, depending on the needs of the show. It has all the features of the analog NightHawk with the added capacity and flexibility of Digital operation and the Largest Memory tables available on any system on the market, This panel is no lightweight!!

But the real innovative technology is the download computerized firing.  Before the show, you connect your laptop to the controller and transfer the display script.  You then disconnect your computer and store it away.  When the show is ready, you start it from the control panel right on the Nighthawk.

This means you get computerized firing without the risk of a display stopping computer or windows crash.

If your shooters are not comfortable with using computers, the script can be downloaded at the office before the show is packed.  Of course, you also have the option of simply using the system as a manual fire system.  Or the ability to manually capture any program without software by entering cues with the switches.

 

This unit can even accept analog modules or rails from other companies or systems.

Also the Digital NightHawk will work with any Pyromate Digital Module, Wired or Wireless.

This system is even flexible enough to allow for an internal rechargeable or Emergency external power source.

 

 

 Overview  Features  Specifications  Pricing  Manuals 

Features

Can be fired using manual pushbutton In manual mode: sequential trigger step fire, Internal clock Timed fire, Sync fire fully computerized scripts with time code.

In manual mode

45 weather and dust resistant push buttons and 199 distribution channels allow for simple manual firing of up to 7668 cues.

In sequential mode:

Can be programmed using built in scripting software or by Manual capture mode and fired in Step fire, Prompted Fire, or Timed Fire

Trigger steps through script and fires appropriate cue at your pace

Fully computerized mode:

Uses Nighthawk Scripting and Download software designed for the system that not only works with SmartShow but will convert and download any other Choreography software you may have.

Internal processors and memory allow for fast script download on five separate script tables.

LCD screen has complete Show data and Battery Status

Firing is accomplished without an attached computer to greatly improve reliability.

Can be used in a wired analog, wired digital, wireless digital, or hybrid setup.

Compatible with Smartfire wireless or wired modules or almost any brand of analog modules.

Pyromusical support with FSK time code modem or SMPTE via Hard disc Recorder options.

Accurate and programmable up to 1/100 of a second.

Up to 12 programmable rail groups for manual firing

Up to 199 digital firing modules, each with 32 or 45 fully addressable cues

Up to 7668 cues per show

5 Separate show memories, 3 of 3500 cues and 2 of 540 cues

Self contained rechargeable battery power system with SmartCharge

Also can be powered by an external power source.

Time code support allows multiple systems at multiple sites to fire perfectly in sync.

If time code stops being received, the system continues firing the show on its own internal clock.  Therefore, loss of radio station feed does not stop the show mid display.

Rugged design from cases, to connectors, to wires can handle the harsh environment expected at a display

For software features, visit the NightHawk Software information page.

 

 Overview  Features  Specifications  Pricing  Manuals 

Specifications

Digital NightHawk Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller

Self Contained 7.4 AMP Hour, 24 Volt lead acid rechargeable gel cells Digital Model

Battery Charger can be powered by 120 VAC or 12 VDC car adaptor.

Physical Built in Digital Battery Charge Meter

SmartCharge monitors the battery and modifies its charge rate to charge quickly while also protecting from an overcharge.

Firing Speed and Resolution:

Exact simultaneous firing of multiple cues in different modules (digital)

1/100 of a second for sequential cues in all modules (digital)

Unlimited firing distance.

Interfaces to computer via RS232 serial or USB cable

32bit solid state microprocessor for reliable operation

LCD screen for, positive communication, power and system state

Dead man switch for emergency show stop and trigger operation

Arming key to comply with NFPA

Output to modules are gold plated industry standard XLR connectors

RS485 Reliable Data Protocol used to communicate with components

Industrial ABS weatherproof case

Windows 98 second edition, 2000, XP compatible

Designed to be controlled by the extremely powerful and flexible NiteTime software.

 

45 cue Self Contained Digital Smart Module 

(FM45 Digital)

Digital processor and terminals in a single unit

90 Terminals per module allow for 45 cues.

About 0 e-matches in series per cue depending on lead length and brand.

Each module has two XLR connectors which allow you to have multiple modules on the same wiring branch.  Each module is still independently addressable.

Input and Output are gold plated industry standard 4pin XLR connectors

32bit microprocessor receives data via the RS485 Reliable Data Protocol

Module mode switch selects Safe, Test, or Arm

Multicolor LED indicates module mode

Powered by the rechargeable batteries in the controller

Power Booster Packs available to provide additional power in the field if needed for unlimited cable runs

Industrial ABS weatherproof case.

 

45 cue Self Contained Digital Smart Module 

(Digital FM-45QC)

Digital processor and terminals in a single unit

90 Stainless Steel Quick Clip Terminals per module allow for 45 cues.

About 10 e-matches in series per cue depending on lead length and brand.

Each module has two XLR connectors which allow you to have multiple modules on the same wiring branch.  Each module is still independently addressable.

Input and Output are gold plated industry standard 4pin XLR connectors

32bit microprocessor receives data via the RS485 Reliable Data Protocol

Module mode switch selects Safe, Test, or Arm

Multicolor LED indicates module mode

Powered by the rechargeable batteries in the controller

Power Booster Packs available to provide additional power in the field if needed for unlimited cable runs

Industrial PolyStyrene weatherproof case.

 

 

 

NightHawk Wireless Transmitter

Transmits data extremely reliably up to 1 mile to wireless receivers or modules

(In some cases, our customers have got up to 2 miles line of sight)

2.4 Ghz Spread spectrum with hopping technology to eliminate errant radio interference.

32bit microprocessor receives data via the RS485 Reliable Data Protocol

One transmitter can control up to 199 individual modules

Can be used standalone or alongside wired system.

Gold Plated XLR input

Powered by the rechargeable batteries in the controller

Weatherproof ABS case

 

45 cue Wireless Digital Smart Module (FM45W)

Battery, Wireless receiver, digital processor, and terminals in a single unit

Self Contained 2.9 AMP Hour, 24 Volt lead acid rechargeable gel cells

90 Terminals per module allow for 45 cues

Auto power up from transmitter

In range LED

About 10 e-matches in series per cue depending on lead length and brand

XLR port allows you to connect up to 5 additional wired modules (FM45 Digital) to be powered and controlled via this wireless module.  Each one of these modules can then be individually addressed by the NightHawk controller.

Output is gold plated industry standard 4pin XLR connector

2.4 Ghz Spread spectrum with hopping technology for redundancy to eliminate errant radio interference

Module mode switch selects Safe, Test, or Arm

Multicolor LED indicates module mode

Secure key to switch power on or off

Weatherproof ABS case

 

 

Wireless Digital Booster Pack

Battery, Wireless receiver, digital processor, and Booster

Can be used instaead of wireless modules and can control all modules in trunk line.

Self Contained 7.5 AMP Hour, 24 Volt lead acid rechargeable gel cells

Auto power up from transmitter

In range LED

Boosts Line Voltage

Fully automatic with Sleep Mode in Power off Condition.

XLR port allows you to connect to standard trunk line feeding all modules

Output is gold plated industry standard 4pin XLR connector

2.4 Ghz Spread spectrum with hopping technology for redundancy to eliminate errant radio interference

Secure key to switch power on or off

Weatherproof ABS case

 

 

 

 

45 Cue Digital Hybrid Module (SM45 Hybrid)

Digital processor and terminals in a single unit

90 Terminals per module allow for 45 cues. (Mini Pyro Clip)

About 10 e-matches in series per cue depending on lead length and brand.

Each module has two XLR connectors which allow you to have multiple modules on the same wiring branch.  Each module is still independently addressable.

Input and Output are gold plated industry standard 4pin XLR connectors

32bit microprocessor receives data via the RS485 Reliable Data Protocol

Module mode switch selects Safe, Test, or Arm

Multicolor LED indicates module mode

Powered by the rechargeable batteries in the controller

Power Booster Packs available to provide additional power in the field if needed for unlimited cable runs

Powder Coated Aircraft Aluminum Case.

 

 

16 Cue Digital Hybrid Module (SM16 Hybrid)

Digital processor and terminals in a single unit

32 Terminals per module allow for 16 cues. (Mini Pyro Clip)

About 10 e-matches in series per cue depending on lead length and brand.

Each module has two XLR connectors which allow you to have multiple modules on the same wiring branch.  Each module is still independently addressable.

Input and Output are gold plated industry standard 4pin XLR connectors

32bit microprocessor receives data via the RS485 Reliable Data Protocol

Module mode switch selects Safe, Test, or Arm

Multicolor LED indicates module mode

Powered by the rechargeable batteries in the controller

Power Booster Packs available to provide additional power in the field if needed for unlimited cable runs

Powder Coated Aircraft Aluminum Case.

 

45 cue Wireless Digital Hybrid Module (SM45W)

Battery, Wireless receiver, digital processor, and terminals in a single unit

Self Contained .8 AMP Hour, 24 Volt lead acid rechargeable gel cells

90 Terminals per module allow for 45 cues (Mini Pyro Clip)

Auto power up from transmitter

In range LED

About 10 e-matches in series per cue depending on lead length and brand

XLR port allows you to connect additional wired modules (FM45 Digital) to be powered and controlled via this wireless module ( Must Also Use Power Booster).  Each one of these modules can then be individually addressed by the NightHawk controller.

Output is gold plated industry standard 4pin XLR connector

2.4 Ghz Spread spectrum with hopping technology for redundancy to eliminate errant radio interference

Module mode switch selects Safe, Test, or Arm

Multicolor LED indicates module mode

Secure key to switch power on or off

Weatherproof ABS case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32 Cue Digital  Module (SM32E)

Digital processor and terminals in a single unit

64 Terminals per module allow for 32 cues. (Speaker terminal type)

About 10 e-matches in series per cue depending on lead length and brand.

Each module has two XLR connectors which allow you to have multiple modules on the same wiring branch.  Each module is still independently addressable.

Input and Output are gold plated industry standard 4pin XLR connectors

32bit microprocessor receives data via the RS485 Reliable Data Protocol

Module mode switch selects Safe, Test, or Arm

Multicolor LED indicates module mode

Powered by the rechargeable batteries in the controller

Power Booster Packs available to provide additional power in the field if needed for unlimited cable runs

Powder Coated Aircraft Aluminum Case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line Condition Monitor/Signal  Booster Isolator

Place anywhere in Line to Monitor Network Status

Boost and Isolate RS 485 signal for Improved communications on long cable runs

Optical Isolation Circuitry

Line Status LED Shows 2 way communication and Faults on Line

Gold Plated XLR output

 

 

 

 

 

Power / Signal  Booster Packs

Adds additional power out in the field for larger shows with unlimited cable runs.

Boosts Line Voltage

Boosts RS485 Communications

Line Status LED

Fully automatic with Sleep Mode in Power off Condition.

Allows use of Cat 3, 5 or 2 wire for unlimited length run.

Gold Plated XLR output

Self-contained rechargeable battery power system with 7.5 AMP, 24 Volt lead acid rechargeable gel cells

and SmartCharge

Keyed power switch with LED indicator,

 

 

FSK Wireless Timecode modem for Pyromusicals  

5 Mile Range

Allows Unlimited NightHawks to sync the show to music with embedded timecode

Connects directly to Sound source and transmits to multiple receivers.

Timecode enters via RCA jack

Receive Data LED allows you to quickly determine if you are receiving timecode effectively.

Power is controlled via switch with LED

Powered via 12 volt battery or 120v AC adapter

Extruded Aluminum Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FSK Wireless Timecode Receiver for Pyromusicals

5 Mile Range

Allows Unlimited Systems to sync the show to music with embedded timecode

Connects directly to Firing Panel.

Timecode enters via Wireless Transmission

Receive Data LED allows you to quickly determine if you are receiving timecode effectively.

Power is controlled via switch with LED

Powered via 12 volt battery or 120v AC adapter

Extruded Aluminum Case

 

Splitter

Allows you to have a tree topology with branches splitting from the trunk

6 Gold Plated XLR 4pin connectors

1 XLR in and 1 XLR out for the trunk and 4 XLR ports for the branches

Extruded Aluminum

 

 

Active Splitter

Protects from system shutdown due to shorted cables.

Automatically disconnects shorted cable branch

Led indicator on all outputs

Allows you to have a tree topology with branches splitting from the trunk

9 Gold Plated XLR 4pin connectors

1 XLR in and 1 XLR out for the trunk and 7 XLR ports for the branches

Extruded Aluminum Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

XLR Cable Tester

Protect system from shutdown due to shorted cables.

Tests for proper continuity

Tests for shorts or crossover of conductors

Led indicator on all outputs

Internal Batteries

1-4 pin XLR male in and 1-4 pin XLR female out 

Plastic Case

 

 

1000" Trunk Cable

Lightweight 1000' Trunk Cable in wind up pail for use with Booster Packs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cable Reels

Protect your expensive Cables with these High impact Plastic cable reels,

HDPE plastic reels will accept up to 300' of XLR cable and provide

a secure and easy way to use and store your cables.

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Test Lamps Bag of 100-- $95.00

 

 

  

 

 

 

 Overview  Features  Specifications  Pricing  Manuals 
 

Discount Pricing

Click Configuration Below for Quick Jump:

45 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital Modules

540 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital Modules

Core System Components

Software

Wireless Options

Pyromusical and Time Code Support

Topology Enhancements

 

 

Sample Configurations (software sold separately)

FM45 Digital Connection Module

45 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital Modules  $7,259.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
1 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
1100' Cable 
 
90 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $8,173.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
2 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
125' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
135 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $9,087.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
3 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
225' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
180 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $10,001.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
4 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
325' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
225 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital Modules  $10,915.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
5 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
425' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
270 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $11,829.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
6 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
525' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
315 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $12,743.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
7 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
625' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
360 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $13,657.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
8 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
725' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
405 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $14,571.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
9 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
825' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
450 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $15,485.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
10 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
925' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
495 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital  Modules  $16,399.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
11 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
1025' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
540 Cue NightHawk System with Wired Digital Modules  $17,313.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
12 FM45 Digital Connection Module
1Deadman
1125' Cable
1100' Cable 
 
 
 
Wireless Digital Configurations
 
90 Cue NightHawk with Digital Wireless Modules  $9,963.00
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
2SM45Digital Wireless Modules
1 NightHawk Wireless Transmitter
1 Deadman
1         5' XLR Cable
 
225 Cue NightHawk with Digital Wireless Modules  $14,957
1NightHawk Digital Computerized Pyrotechnic Firing Controller
5 45cue Digital Wireless Smart Module
1 NightHawk Wireless Transmitter
1 5' XLR Cable
1 Deadman

 

Core System Components   
  List PriceDiscount Price
SmartHawk Computerized Firing Controller (Digital) $7194 $6,195
DeadMan Trigger $129 $95
FM45 Digital  45 Cue Digital Module $1029 $829
FM-45QC Digital 45 cue Module with Stainless Steel Quick Clip Connectors $1089 $879
FM45 Digital  45 Cue Digital Module Upgrade to FM45 $580 $459
SM45 Hybrid  45 Cue Digital Module $1029 $829
SM16 Hybrid  16 Cue Digital Module $834 $695
SM32E  32 Cue Digital Module $789$599
Optional Work Light  $79
    
    
5' XLR Cable $82 $68
10' XLR Cable $84$72
25' XLR Cable $102 $89
50' XLRCable $132$117
100' XLRCable $192 $173
200' XLRCable $312$331
XLR Cable Tester$143 $119
1000' Trunk Line $295 $249
Cable Reel $129$105
    
Software   
SmartShow Display Choreography and Firing Software $1798$1498
NiteTime Software $714 $595
    
Wireless Options   
NightHawk Wireless Transmitter $958$798
Wireless Booster Pack $1,899 $1,499
45 Cue Wireless Digital Smart Module (FM45DW) $1918 $1,598
45 Cue Hybrid Wireless Digital Smart Module

(SM45 Hybrid Wireless)

$1918$1,598
20' Antenna Extension Cable$78$65.00
Pyromusical and Time Code Support   
FSK Wireless Timecode Modem$911$759
FSK Wireless Timecode Receiver$347$289
FSK Timecode modem $671$559
     
    
Topology Enhancements   
Power Booster Pack $951$759
Line Condition Monitor $459$329
5 way Digital Splitter $310$229
8 way Active Digital Splitter$595 $549
XLR Cable Tester$143$119
    
*All prices and options subject to change without notice   

 

 Overview  Features  Specifications  Pricing  Manuals 

Documentation

PDF Smarthawk Instruction Manual

PDF Smartfire/Smarthawk Wireless Instruction Manual

PDF NightHawk Quick Start

PDF Wireless modem

Battery Charging And Maintenence

PDF Analog Nighthawk Instruction Manual

 

 

 

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DISCLAIMER:  The purpose of this equipment is to cause initiation of industry standard Pyrotechnic electric matches to ignite display type fireworks or pyrotechnic special effects.  Fireworks and special effects materials are explosives and may cause personal injuries or death to yourself or others, including spectators. SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY and is beyond the control of PYROMATE Inc.  The buyer / user assumes all responsibility and liability in the use of this equipment and further agrees, by purchase and /or use of this equipment, to indemnify and hold harmless PYROMATE Inc. and its agents against all liability for injury, loss, or damage direct or consequential arising out of the use of, or inability to use this equipment.  Any subsequent purchaser is also bound by these conditions of sale. There is no 30 day trial period as printed in previous ads or Flyers. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Terms, 1-All Systems are built to order and require a non refundable 20% down payment and Cancellation of said orders are subject to a 20% restocking fee.  There will be a 4% Fee on credit or debit card orders.

              2- All orders must be paid in full prior to shipping unless previously agreed to on paper,

              3- All delinquent payments will be subject to Finance charges of 2% monthly.

              4- Anyone purchasing equipment from Pyromate is bound by these terms.

This Warranty and Terms Supersede any previously written terms or warranty on Brochures or written advertisements prior to 2-17-10