New W-DMX™ BlueBox Unveiled at PLASA
Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2010
Wireless Solution Sweden AB will unveil the latest product to the award-winning W-DMX™ line, the BlueBox RDM Controller, during PLASA 2010 in London, September 12-15 in Stand 1-E43.
BlueBox is the industry’s first PC-based intelligent, integrated DMX and RDM controller software. Built from the ground up specifically for controlling large rigs of RDM enabled products, the BlueBox RDM controller allows users to search for any RDM enabled product in a DMX/RDM Network, automatically patch the fixture, and control the fixture, as well as receive status updates on the fixture and configure settings such as fixture mode, lamp on/off and more. This makes the BlueBox RDM controller perfect for quick setup and programming of corporate and live event rigs (much quicker than an equivalent DMX console due to the fast automation that RDM allows for), and is ideal for autonomous monitoring of large scale lighting installations in architectural environments.
The BlueBox RDM controller is built with a set of features specifically for the W-DMX™ G4 range. BlueBox will automatically search for and find any G4 transmitters and RDM enabled G4 receivers and display them clearly on the screen. Useful information, such as signal strength and wireless channels used can be displayed, and useful configuration options such as signal power, transmitter/receiver pairing and compatibility modes can be set up quickly and easily from dedicated W-DMX™ menus. Users can also see which RDM fixtures are connected through which W-DMX™ receiver, simplifying installation.
The DMX controller allows cue lists to be built, coupled with powerful timing control to enable automatic, architectural or event lighting to take place, with minimal user intervention. The clear, concise fixture alerting system alerts the user if there are any problems with fixtures on screen and by email, virtually eliminating all manual checking of fixtures in fixed installations. The cue list quick select allows dynamic shows to be programmed and run ‘on-site’.
BlueBox comes as an Ethernet dongle and PC software, and is optimized for touch screen PCs. Use of a simple wireless LAN allows the controller to be brought practically anywhere in a venue, making patching, focusing, testing and programming much easier. Multiple dongles can be used for multiple universes of DMX/RDM, allowing a practically unlimited system size.