LX Design House has been awarded Best in Design at the Electronic News 2012 Future Awards for the QuickFire Pyrotechnics Firing System. The winners were recently announced at ElectroneX.
LX Design House won the Best in Design award for their design of the QuickFire Pyrotechnics Firing System, which is being developed for Elite Fireworks.
is an electronics design house based in Sydney at the Australian Technology Park. The company is winning a major award at the Electronic News Future Awards for the third time. LX Group had earlier won an award in 2010 in the Digital Home category with the YellowBird ALERT, an emergency alert system and was awarded overall winner for Best Project in 2009 with the WMD3000, a device that monitors a user’s gym workout and provides feedback wirelessly.
The Electronics News Future Awards recognises and rewards electronic vision, design and development in the Australian electronics design industry.
Simon Blyth, Director and Founder of LX Group, who received the award, said that the recognition came at a perfect time leading up to the launch of the product.
The QuickFire Pyrotechnics Firing System uses ZigBee wireless mesh networking technology and can fire manually, semi-automatically or automatically, either hardwired or wirelessly. Communication between the devices is secure with encrypted data transmitted at a frequency of 2.4 GHz DSSS and with RF transmission strategies. In addition to allowing control signals to be repeated across multiple wireless firing units, signals can be rerouted to the next available firing unit instead of relying on one main transmitter.
Some of the safety and continuity features include an intelligent automatic show recovery function, firing units allowed to work independently from the master unit, constant heartbeat monitoring and synchronisation, and a dead-man switch.