GATE ASTER V2 Basic Module

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IMPORTANT FIRMWARE UPDATE! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

ASTER

ASTER V2 is a younger brother of well-known TITAN V2. This world's first 4th generation AEG Control System is destined for most of AEGs with gearbox V2 on the market (including stock, low- and mid-tuned) and even for high-tuned guns (in case of EXPERT firmware). It was designed to achieve maximum reliability at an attractive price and hence it has an extremely profitable price-performance ratio.

Transform your AEG by replacing trigger contacts with computerized controller equipped with innovative optical sensors, including proximity trigger sensor which offers even 250 sensitivity settings. Gain a unique tactical advantage thanks to the extremely fast trigger response and lots of other useful functions. ASTER's smart fuse protects your AEG’s battery, motor, and the controller, even in case of reverse battery connection. This feature, along with the optical sensors, makes ASTER the most durable drop-in unit on the market. You choose how to configure ASTER - simply via trigger or through USB-Link / Blu-Link* and our advanced GCS app. To enjoy the full potential of ASTER, you can upgrade its firmware to ADVANCED or EXPERT.

*Blu-Link is future GATE Bluetooth® adapter.

What makes ASTER so special?

  • Protection against battery reverse polarity
  • Proximity trigger sensor which offers even 250 possible sensitivity settings
  • Option to configure its main settings simply via trigger or completely through GATE Control Station app for Android, Windows, and macOS (also for iOS in 2020 after Bluetooth® adapter release)
  • Built-in RGB led makes programming easier
  • Removing of safety lever is not required
  • No modification of gearbox shell needed, even in case of KRYTAC* and ICS (*when bolt catch lever is removed. This applies to ASTER R1. Next ASTER revisions will be fully compatible with KRYTAC gearbox)
  • Optical gear cam sensor supports all types of gears: Infinite Torque-up, DSG, SSG, 19-tooth, and standard
  • Binary trigger function as a basic function
  • Premium level functionality at fair price – extremely profitable price-performance ratio
  • GCS app allows for making firmware updates via the internet, which enables improvements

GATE Control Station

ASTER and GATE Control Station give you total control of your AEG. The GCS offers you the option to:

  • control your airsoft gun from a smartphone with Android (also with iOS in 2020 after Bluetooth® adapter release) and PC with Windows or macOS
  • update and upgrade firmware
  • see Statistics
  • perform diagnostics and send reports

GATE Control Station PC download page.
GATE Control Station Android download page.

Sensors

With the GCS you can easily calibrate and adjust sensors.

The trigger sensor offers you even 250 possible sensitivity settings. You can choose one of two trigger modes:

  • 1-stage: standard
  • 2-stage: the first stage is SEMI or BURST, the second stage is BURST or AUTO

The selector sensor gives you an option for fine calibration of the selector switching point.

Specification

  • Support for stock and mid-tuned AEGs (high-tuned AEGs are supported in case of EXPERT firmware edition)
  • Maximum operating voltage: 12.75V (LiPO 11.1V)
  • Minimum operating voltage: 3V
  • Absolute maximum voltage: 17V
  • Conformal coating (Military Specification MIL-V-173C) – resistance to atmospheric conditions

Programming via Trigger

The following ASTER options can be programmed via trigger:

  1. Fire mode – blue (unavailable for regional lock)
    1. SAFE / SEMI / AUTO
    2. SAFE / BINARY TRIGGER / AUTO
    3. SAFE / SEMI / SEMI
    4. SAFE / SEMI / BURST
    5. GCS setting
  2. Burst – bright blue (unavailable for regional lock)
    1. 3rd, Full
    2. 3rd, Trigger
    3. 5rd, Full
    4. 5rd, Trigger
    5. GCS setting
  3. Battery protection – green
    1. Off
    2. LiPo
    3. LiPo with 3.2 V warning
    4. GCS setting
  4. Active brake – pink
    1. Auto
    2. Off
    3. GCS setting
  5. Advanced settings – orange
    1. Read DTC
    2. Clear DTC
    3. Restore default settings
    4. Restore factory settings

Firmware Editions

ASTER is available in 3 firmware editions: BASIC, ADVANCED and EXPERT. The table below contains the functional comparison of settings configured via trigger and across ASTER firmware editions.

  • BASIC: The best for those who prefer simplicity but require the highest quality. Economic version with a limited number of functions. If you will decide you want more functions, there is always an option to upgrade firmware from BASIC to ADVANCED.
  • ADVANCED: The best for those who like complex solutions. Advanced version with a wide variety of functions. It enables access to Statistics and ASTER World Rankings.
  • EXPERT: The best for experienced airsofters. A vast diversity of settings and options combined with maximum configuration capabilities allow you to prepare for the most demanding mission.

In order to upgrade your ASTER, you need to purchase the upgrade:

Upgrade page

Configurable via trigger

Configurable via GATE Control Station 

Function N/A BASIC edition ADVANCED edition

EXPERT edition
(August 2019)

Trigger sensitivity adjustment

- + + +
Fire selector modes

SAFE - SEMI - AUTO

SAFE - SEMI - SEMI

SAFE - BINARY - AUTO

SAFE - SEMI - BURST

GCS setting

SAFE - SEMI - AUTO

SAFE - SEMI - SEMI

SAFE - BINARY - AUTO

SAFE - SEMI - BURST

216 modes. All variations of:

SAFE

SEMI

BINARY

BURST

BURST / AUTO

AUTO

343 modes. All variations of:

SAFE

SEMI

BINARY

BURST

BURST / AUTO

AUTO

SEMI RAMPING

Burst 3 / 5 rd / GCS setting 3 / 5 rd 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 10 rd 2-99 rd
Burst mode Full / Interruptible Full / Interruptible Full / Interruptible Full / Interruptible
Pre-cocking intensity Needs to be preset via GCS Manual Manual Manual
Pre-cocking mode Off / On Off / On Off / On Off / On
Magazine capacity limit -

Off / 30 BBs

Off / 30 / 45 / 115 / 145 / 185 BBs Off / 1-250 BBs
Magazine switch delay - 3 s 0.5 s / 1 s / 1.5 s / 2 s / 2.5 s / 3 s 0 - 10 s
Low ammo warning - - Off / 10 BBs Off / 1-250 BBs
Series safety limit -

Off / 30 BBs

Off / 30 / 60 BBs Off / 1-250 BBs
Sniper delay - - 0.2 s / 0.5 s / 1 s / 2 s / 3 s 0.01 s - 5 s
ROF control

-

Power: 6 settings

Power: 6 settings
Delay: 6 settings

Power: 10-100%, Delay: 5-1000 ms or

Adaptive: 1-100 RPS

Battery protection

Off / LiPo / LiFe

Off / LiPo / LiFe Off / LiPo / LiFe Off / LiPo / LiFe / Manual 3-17 V
Low battery warning Off / 3.2 V / GCS setting

Off / 3.2 / 3.4 V

Off / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 V

Off / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 V / Manual 3-17 V

 

Active brake

Auto / Off / GCS setting

Auto / 0% / 20% / 40% / 60% / 80% / 100% Auto / 0% / 20% / 40% / 60% / 80% / 100% Auto / 0 - 100%
Equalizer - - Off / 2 LVL / 1 LVL Off / 2 LVL / 1 LVL / 1-100%
2-stage trigger - + + +
BB counter

N/A

LAST / USER1 / USER2 / FACTORY LAST / USER1 / USER2 / FACTORY LAST / USER1 / USER2 / FACTORY
Statistics N/A - ROF, Trigger response, Temperature, Voltage ROF, Trigger response, Temperature, Voltage
Diagnostics  Vibrations

+

+ +
Cycle detection - (set to On by default) On / Off On / Off On / Off / Manual
Custom vibrations - - - +
Notifications settings - + + +
User profiles  N/A - - +
Settings packages N/A + + +
Firmware update N/A + + +
Firmware upgrade N/A One-time payment One-time payment N/A
TITAN application As firmware edition Up to extremely tuned Up to extremely tuned Up to extremely tuned
ASTER application As firmware edition Up to mid-tuned Up to mid-tuned Up to high-tuned

ASTER and TITAN differences

 
ASTER
TITAN
MOSFET generation 4th 3rd
Application

Up to mid-tuned AEGs

Up to high-tuned AEGs (if upgraded to EXPERT firmware edition)

Up to extremely tuned AEGs

High-end AEGs

Maximum operating voltage 12.75 V (LiPo 11.1 V) 17 V (LiPo 14.8 V)
Max ROF 50 RPS 100 RPS
Gear sensor

Optical gear cam sensor(single signal per rotation)

Optical gear tooth sensor (each tooth counted)

Pre-cocking Manual with automatic voltage drop correction Self-learning
Assembly Single board Double board
Protection against battery reverse polarity + -
Safety lever compatibility + Removal required
ICS compatibility Full Modification required
KRYTAC gearbox compatibility Bolt catch modification required* Bolt catch and gearbox shell modification required
Trigger sensor Optical, GEN 1.5 Optical, GEN 1
Basic configuration via trigger + As of GBU update 
Binary trigger + As of GBU update 
Meter function voltage voltage, current and more (as of GBU update)
Infinite Torque-up gears support + -

*Applies to ASTER R1 only. Later ASTER versions will be fully compatible with KRYTAC gearbox.

ASTER V2 Module

Kit contents:

  • ASTER Module with BASIC firmware edition (rear or front wired)
  • ASTER Patch
  • "Programming via Trigger" Card
  • Installation Kit
  • Quickstart Guide

NOTICE! In order to configure ASTER via GCS app, you need the USB-Link or Blu-Link which is not included in the kit. EXPERT firmware edition will be released in Fall 2019.

Download the product manual here.

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