PLASA 2019: City Theatrical majors on Multiverse
Monday, 9 September 2019
multiverse-modules-for-oem-implementationMultiverse Modules for OEM implementation
UK - City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand H50 at PLASA Show 2019 in Olympia London from 15-17 September. Live demonstrations by City Theatrical will include PLASA 2019 Award for Innovation nominees Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz and Pathway Connectivity Pathport Octo DMX/RDM Gateway, new QolorFLEX HiQ, UV, and 5-in-1 LED Tape, and more.
In addition to its recent nomination for the upcoming PLASA Awards for Innovation, the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system was recognised as the winner of the Live Design Award for Best Debuting Product at LDI 2018 for its ability to broadcast up to 10 universes of DMX data while using less radio energy than other single universe wireless DMX transmitters.
Multiverse wireless DMX products use mDMX, a form of DMX proprietary to City Theatrical, which is optimised for wireless broadcast to dramatically reduce the amount of data being broadcast, thereby reducing unneeded radio energy. Multiverse also uses mRDM, which allows it to broadcast RDM information without disrupting the DMX broadcast - a feature that is not available even in wired RDM systems.
The Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz opens a new world in wireless DMX/RDM. Its Ethernet input allows it to take in streaming ACN (sACN) or Art-Net and to transmit as many as ten user selectable universes of DMX/RDM in the 2.4GHZ band, while using only a fraction of the radio energy of any present-day single universe wireless DMX transmitter.
The Multiverse Transmitter has a Bluetooth radio receiver built in that allows it to communicate with the DMXcat app from the user’s smartphone. This gives the user smartphone control of any lighting fixture that is part of the Multiverse setup, whether it is a lighting fixture with a Multiverse Module inside, a lighting fixture receiving its data from a Multiverse Node, or any wired fixture downstream of those devices. The Multiverse Transmitter is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing for communication and control from tablet-based Wi-Fi lighting controllers.
Other Multiverse products available for demonstration at PLASA include Multiverse Module (for OEM partners), Multiverse SHoW Baby, Multiverse Node 2.4GHz, and QolorPIX Tape Controller.
Also nominated for the PLASA 2019 Awards for Innovation, Pathway Connectivity’s Pathport Octo DMX/RDM gateways now integrate SixEye cloud-based device management, allowing secure access to monitor and configure your network from anywhere in the world using a PC or mobile device. Pathway products extend the functionality of DMX control, and have created the next generation of lighting networks with open system products that harness the power and convenience of Ethernet to create spectacular visual experiences for live audiences worldwide. Other Pathway products available for demonstration at PLASA include Pathport C-Series, Pathport Uno, Vignette, and more.
At the PLASA Show, City Theatrical will be launching a second type of QolorFLEX 5-in1 LED Tape that uses RGB plus Amber plus Cool White colours. This LED tape has a high output brightness and all LEDs are identical to create a more even illumination.
City Theatrical will also be demonstrating its new QolorFLEX HiQ LED tape, which was designed to have a CRI of 95, making it a suitable CRI LED tape for the needs of the film industry. Available in three types (3200K, 6000K, and 2700K to 6500K in a single chip), HiQ LED Tape offers exceptional on-camera colour rendition and the ability to match the light sources already being used on set.
City Theatrical will be introducing QolorFLEX UV LED Tape, which was designed to accentuate the fluorescence of surrounding objects or paint, providing a “glow in the dark” effect. It is aimed at installations such ranging from theme park rides to mood lighting to Halloween events.
(Jim Evans)

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