The Br-Brain4 combines the functions of earlier Smart Brick Brains with the DMX-512 storage and output features of the Br-SmartMedia. With the appropriate output cards, it can control anything that can be manipulated with an electronic signal. These include animated shows and displays, fountains, fireworks, lighting, sound systems, simulators, slide and movie projectors, fiber optics, window displays, motors, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, special effects, signs, machines and machine tools in process control, etc. You use a ‘Smart’ Brick System when you need to lock a number of ‘Smart’ Bricks together, and especially if you need to lock to an external time code. The ‘Smart’ Brick Brain acts as the time code reader. Any number of ‘Smart’ Bricks can be synced to a Brain through the ‘Smart’ Brick Network. The DMX-512 output of the Br-Brain4 can control up to 2048 channels on four full DMX-512 universes. Within the DMX-512 streams, eight separate 'sequencers' can be run independently of all the others, each with their own triggers. This means that some of the outputs can be used to control one show while the other outputs are divided among the seven other sequencers, each independently running their own shows.