W-DMX debuts Generation 4 at Prolight + Sound

Posted on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Wireless Solution Sweden AB is unveiling the newest revolution in wireless DMX control during ProLight + Sound in Frankfurt, March 24-27 in Frankfurt, Hall 11-1, Stand E45.

Until now, Wireless Solution has always claimed to be as good as cable. Now, the company states that its innovative G4 technology is better than cable. Unlike any cable, the new G4 BlackBox is able to repair corrupted data and vouches for maximum security, by running on dual band and creating a backup duplicate of the signal. This new standard is transparent and works with several protocols, creating extreme flexibility and reliability without need for additional controllers or software.

Attendees will learn about how the new G4 product line brings innovative new features to the award-winning W-DMX line of products, including Adaptive Frequency Hopping technology for peace of mind when using other radio products, W-DMX invisi-wire and data-safe technologies for unparalleled fidelity, and support of RDM so units can be configured remotely with no fuss or cables. W-DMX G4 is the only product on the market to support the 5.8GHz band, ensuring that even if the 2.4GHz band becomes too crowded with other users, ensuring that lighting control remains unyielding.

Niclas Arvidsson, CEO of Wireless Solution says, “Just remember these points: It’s a dual band BlackBox; Immense flexibility for the user; The only Dual band Wireless lighting control with 2.4 and 5.8 to ensure interference-free use; Error correction of data, which re-creates data that might get “broken”; plus RDM and Ethernet support. It really is better than cable.”

W-DMX is the first product to introduce Adaptive Frequency Hopping, which allows it to adapt its radio transmission automatically depending on current radio traffic on both the 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequency bands. This is an industry first, ensuring transmission is conducted interference free not only for W-DMX systems, but for other radio systems in the vicinity as well. W-DMX will not interfere or be interfered, enabling true co-existence.

Today, the 2.4GHz frequency band is becoming more and more crowded. To combat this, Wireless Solution has created the industry’s first dual band system. W-DMX Dual Band allows DMX data to be transmitted on the 2.4GHz and the less congested 5.8GHz frequency bands at the same time. This together with Adaptive Frequency Hopping makes W-DMX a superior technology for wireless lighting control.

W-DMX data-safe technology protects DMX and RDM data from corruption in the air. Using tough checks and patented method of error correction, W-DMX corrects any corrupted data long before it gets to lighting equipment.

W-DMX G4 recreates the DMX signal at the end of its wireless link so accurately that it is a true replacement for wire. The DMX frame output of Mark, map of break, inter-slot timings and slot count parameters are recreated exactly as they came in at the transmitter side. This gives the highest fidelity possible for advanced lighting controls in a wireless world.

W-DMX takes RDM the extra mile. W-DMX supports RDM right out of the box, allowing not only the W-DMX system to be configured by any available RDM controller, but also allowing the RDM controller access to devices downstream of any compatible W-DMX receiver (RDM enabled). W-DMX then takes RDM one step further and has added several manufacturer-specific RDM features to make wireless lighting control easier and safer to use than ever before.

W-DMX supports a full range of Ethernet protocols for the lighting industry. As a standard it supports Art-Net and Streaming ACN but offers optional ETC-NET and additional protocols to be added in the future.

Wireless Solution is the original inventor of the One-Button-2-Go concept that makes wireless control as easy as 1-2-3. All of these new features are fully automated, allowing the system to select the best operating characteristics automatically, all with a push of the single red function button on the front of every W-DMX unit. All of these advanced settings are available through the W-DMX configuration dongle to make advanced set-up customized, if desired.

The G4 range will be available in four different lines. The “BlackBox” line contains standard transmitters and receivers for temporary installation and rental applications; the IP65-rated ‘Installation’ line contains products targeted for the most demanding outdoor and fixed indoor installations; the ‘Micro’ line, for cost-conscious customers and clients needing small and flexible products for temporary or fixed installations; and finally the “PRO” line, containing features fit for the demanding lighting professional, including a 19″ rack mount case with LCD display and many advanced features.

Australian distributor: ULA www.ulagroup.com