FlareCON User Manual Rev. 5

FlareCON User Manual Rev. 5
User Manual
For use with FlareCON™ Air Hardware Interface
along with your Smartphone or Tablet
Contents
About The App ...................................................................................................... 3
Downloading the App ............................................................................................ 3
Connecting to the FlareCON Air's Wi-Fi™ Network .............................................. 3
Using the App ....................................................................................................... 4
Password .......................................................................................................... 5
Navigate to Settings ...................................................................................... 5
Create Password .......................................................................................... 5
Change Password......................................................................................... 5
The FlareCON App ............................................................................................... 6
Add a product ................................................................................................... 6
Chauvet products .......................................................................................... 6
Third-Party products ..................................................................................... 7
Create/Modify a Show....................................................................................... 7
Editing Colors ............................................................................................... 8
Show ................................................................................................................. 9
Edit................................................................................................................ 9
Delete a Show .............................................................................................. 9
Backups ...................................................................................................... 10
Create New........................................................................................................ 10
Restore from ...................................................................................................... 10
Delete ................................................................................................................ 10
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................. 11
Network Information .................................................................................... 11
Forgot Password / Hardware Reset ............................................................ 12
Tips/FAQ..................................................................................................... 13
Turning Off the Lights ..................................................................................... 13
Contact Us .......................................................................................................... 14
About The App
FlareCON app runs on Apple iOS® and Android™ operating systems to control any CHAUVET DJ
Freedom Par or D-Fi receiver, as well as any other LED static wash light from your smartphone or tablet
(additional hardware required). The Wi-Fi signal is generated from the FlareCON Air hardware interface
and no other Wi-Fi signals are needed.
The FlareCON app sends out 6 color commands – red, green, blue, amber, white and ultraviolet, using
the following DMX channel assignments:
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Channel 1 – Red (R)
Channel 2 – Green (G)
Channel 3 – Blue (B)
Channel 4 – Amber (A)
Channel 5 – White (W)
Channel 6 – Ultraviolet (UV)
Note: The above is for Chauvet DJ products. Third party products may have different
channel assignments other than the ones specified above. Please check your product's
user manual for more information.
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The FlareCON app has built-in selections for the CHAUVET Freedom Par series, and also works with
most RGB, RGBA, and RGBAW+UV lights, as long as they are either D-Fi compatible or can receive
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DMX signals via a CHAUVET D-Fi-to-DMX product.
CHAUVET DJ static LED wash lights that are DMX-controllable but not D-Fi-ready can still be controlled
via the FlareCON Air with the addition of a D-Fi hub http://www.chauvetlighting.com/d-fi-hub.html. For
additional
information
about
the
FlareCON
Air
hardware
interface,
please
visit
http://www.chauvetlighting.com/flarecon.html.
Downloading the App
The FlareCON app is available from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. The FlareCON Air
wireless transceiver is not required at the time of downloading or installing the app, but it is required to
control lights. For more information about downloading and installing apps onto your mobile device, see
the documentation that came with your mobile device.
Connecting to the FlareCON Air's Wi-Fi Network
The mobile device running FlareCON app must be connected to the FlareCON Air Wi-Fi network in order
to control any lights. For information about activating the FlareCON Air Wi-Fi network, see the FlareCON
Air QRG available at: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/product-manuals-literature/.
After the FlareCON Air network is active, connect the mobile device to the network using the mobile
device’s Wi-Fi functions. For information about your mobile device’s Wi-Fi functions, see the
documentation that came with your mobile device.
After the mobile device is connected to the FlareCON Air Wi-Fi, its Service Set Identifier (SSID) name
shows in the header of the FlareCON app Main screen.
The default FlareCON Air Wi-Fi name is “CHAUVET DJ,” but this name can be changed.
The mobile device running FlareCON should be within 100 feet (30.5 m) of FlareCON Air.
Always install FlareCON Air within 600 ft (183 m) of the products receiving D-Fi. FlareCON Air
works best within the line of sight of the D-Fi products.
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Using the App
The FlareCON app controls lights in groups by type using the Preset, Palette, and Mixer tabs to control
the color and intensity. The FlareCON app requires the FlareCON Air (sold separately) in order to control
lights.
The FlareCON app works in combination with other products, and it is important to understand those
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products, in particular the FlareCON Air, the CHAUVET D-Fi-to-DMX products, and the lights being
controlled by the FlareCON app.
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For information about how the FlareCON app and the FlareCON Air work together, see Connecting
To The Network.
For information about the FlareCON Air, see the FlareCON Air manual available at
http://www.chauvetlighting.com/product-manuals-literature/.
For information about configuring CHAUVET D-Fi lights and other D-Fi products, see their user
manuals available at http://www.chauvetlighting.com/product-manuals-literature/.
For information about other DMX lights, see their manufacturer’s websites.
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SSID
Connection
x
Not Connected
ChauvetDJ
P
Connected
If you experience difficulty connecting or staying connected to the Wi-Fi network of the
FlareCON Air, place your personal device into Airplane Mode and try reconnecting to the
Wi-Fi network.
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Password
For Firmware Version 1.3 or newer.
For older versions, contact Chauvet Customer Service to arrange for an RMA to upgrade the firmware.
Navigate to Settings
From the Main Screen;
1. Tap the Wrench icon.
Create Password
On new hardware units without a current password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Leave Current Password empty.
Enter New Password.
Enter new password again in Repeat Password.
Click Save.
Reconnect to the network in your phone or tablets Wi-Fi settings.
Change Password
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Navigate to Settings in the app.
Enter Current Password.
Enter New Password.
Enter new password again in Repeat Password.
Click Save.
Power cycle the product by first turning it off, and then on again.
Reconnect to the network in your phone or tablets Wi-Fi settings.
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The FlareCON App
The FlareCON app screens might appear slightly different from the ones shown in this
manual.
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The FlareCON Air generates its own Wi-Fi network; No additional Wi-Fi network is
necessary.
The Network Information screen is available only when the mobile device is
connected to the FlareCON Air’s network.
Add a product
1. Once connected, you can choose from the pre-loaded Chauvet products listed or choose generic.
2. Tap the product you want to view / modify.
Chauvet products
1. You can make edits to the following;
Channel Mode – DMX channel these products are set to
Address – DMX address you want the product/s to start on
Count – Quantity of product (for example, 4 Freedom Par Quad 4's)
Master Dimmer – 0-255
Color – Choose colors to save for scenes. See Editing Colors for more info
Preset Colors – Product specific preprogrammed colors
Strobe – Slow to Fast , use slider bar for specific speed
Auto Programs - Product specific preset Automatic programs
Auto Speed – Use slider bar for specific speed
Dim Mode – Set the Dimmer
2. To create a scene, tap Add/Update.
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Third-Party products
1. You can make edits to the following;
Channel Mode – DMX channel these products are set to (1-100CH) or RGB / RGBA
/ RGBW / RGBAW / RGBAWUV
Address – DMX address you want the product/s to start on
Count – Quantity of product (for example, 2 Third-party lights of the same model)
Color – Choose colors to save for scenes. See Editing Colors for more info
2. To create a scene, tap Add/Update.
Create/Modify a Show
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
To create a scene;
Start with Scene 1. 1.
Set Scene Time for first show/scene.
Set Fade Time desired for first show/scene.
Tap Add New.
Repeat steps 1-4 for up to 9 shows (with up to 25 scenes per show).
To modify a scene;
Navigate to the scene/show. (Ex. Scene 4.4)
Modify Scene Time.
Modify Fade Time.
Tap Update.
Tap Cancel at any point to exit Save Scene.
Show #
# of whole seconds
Scene #
th
10 of a second
Repeat these steps for as many scenes or colors as you need.
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Editing Colors
FlareCON provides 3 ways to choose colors for your lights.
Preset – Tap a color. You can 'program' up to 7 custom colors.
Palette – Use your finger to swipe and choose a color on the color palette. Adjust the darkness with the
slider.
Mixer – Use the sliders to choose RGBA (or available) values.
1. Select colors.
If using the preset, you can tap and choose up to 7 custom color options.
2. Tap a color.
3. Tap Save.
'Custom' Color Choices – Up to 7
4. Tap the Close\Exit.
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Show
1. Tap Show.
Edit
1. Tap Edit to get started, or skip to the backup section if you have a backup file.
2. Tap any of the now yellow number icons to edit a show. (Grey number icons do not contain a
show)
3. Adjust the Scene time and Fade time for each of the saved steps.
4. Tap ok.
Delete a Show
1. Tap Delete.
2. Tap any of the red icons (shows) you want removed.
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Backups
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Navigate to Settings in the app.
Enter Current Password.
Enter New Password.
Enter new password again in Repeat Password.
Click Save.
Create New
1. Tap Backup Now.
'Backup successfully completed.' will appear at the bottom of
the screen.
Restore from
1. Select the backup file you need.
2. Tap Restore.
3. Tap the to return to show.
Delete
1. Select the backup file/s you want deleted.
2. Tap Delete.
3. Tap the to return to show.
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Troubleshooting
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If you fail to stay connected to the FlareCON Air’s network uninterrupted, put your
personal device into Airplane Mode. See your Device's User Manual for more
information on Airplane Mode.
The Network Information is available only when the mobile device is connected to
the FlareCON Air’s network.
The FlareCON Air generates its own Wi-Fi network; No additional Wi-Fi network is
necessary.
Network Information
From the Main Screen;
1. Tap the Wrench icon.
SSID – Network name. This can be changed at any time.
WiFi Channel – Tap and type to select the WiFi channel you want to
receive from.
*IP Address – Tap to type in a static IP address you prefer.
*Subnet Mask – Tap to type in a subnet mask manually.
Current Password/New Password/Repeat Password – Create/edit
password.
2. Make edits.
3. Tap Save.
The Settings Screen
*Recommended for advanced users only!
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Forgot Password / Hardware Reset
If you cannot remember your password, you can reset the FlareCON Air password and start over as if it
were a new unit.
1. Press the <MENU> button until you see the Information Screen.
2. Press <ENTER> to navigate to the SSID Screen.
3. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until the Reset Wi-Fi Screen appears.
4. Press <ENTER>. (You will see the Enter Password Screen)
5. Press <UP>, <DOWN>, <UP>, <DOWN> and <ENTER>. (The screen will return to the
Information Screen, if done properly)
The password has been deleted. Go to Create Password to set up a new password for the FlareCON Air.
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Tips/FAQ
Light doesn’t respond
Have you checked the dimmer? Make sure it's not set to 000.
Losing Connection
Try putting your device into Airplane Mode, and then enabling the Wi-Fi only. Adjust the FlareCON Air's
antennas and then reconnect.
Only (#) of my lights is/are responding
First, make sure the quantity is correct under the product screen. Next, be sure that all products are on
the correct DMX personality and starting address. If you are unfamiliar with DMX, check out our DMX
Primer online.
I forgot to keep track of what I programmed
To reset a single scene, tap the refresh icon. To clear multiple, tap the Add/Update icon
.
In Save Scene, scroll to each scene and tap clear.
A screen is not responding
Tap the back arrow.
Return to the screen you were experiencing trouble with.
Turning Off the Lights
The quickest way to turn off the lights with the FlareCON app is to go to the Preset tab and tap the black
swatch at the lower right-hand corner.
Turn the dimmer to Zero.
To turn off lights from the Palette tab, drag the dimmer bar to the very top.
To turn off lights from the Mixer tab, drag all the color bars all the way to the left, or all the roller bars to 0.
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Contact Us
USA WORLD HEADQUARTERS
General Information – Chauvet
Address: 5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
Voice:
(954) 577-4455
Fax:
(954) 929-5560
Toll free: (800) 762-1084
Technical Support
Voice: (844) 393-7575
Fax:
(954) 756-8015
Email:
[email protected]
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
EUROPE
General Information
Address: Stokstraat 18
9770 Kruishoutem
Belgium
Voice:
+32 9 388 93 97
Technical Support
Email: [email protected]
General Information.
Address: Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
Voice:
+44 (0)1773 511115
Fax:
+44 (0)1773 511110
MEXICO
Technical Support
Email: [email protected]
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.eu
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.co.uk
General Information
Technical Support
Address: Av. de las Partidas 34 - 3B,
Email: [email protected]
Zona Industrial Lerma
Lerma, Edo. de México, CP 52000 World Wide Web
www.chauvet.com.mx
Voice:
+52 (728) 285-5000
Outside the U.S., United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, or Benelux contact the dealer of
record. Follow their instructions to request support or to return a product. Visit our
website for contact details.
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