ARRI – defining the standard in motion picture lighting

ARRI’s launch of Orbiter in September got quite a lot of attention. This new, directional LED fixture for motion picture, television production, broadcast, theatre, and live entertainment is of course powered by LumenRadio’s CRMX technology. 

It was back in 2017 that ARRI released its first CRMX-powered product, and until then they had been waiting for a “standardization” of wireless DMX.  During this time, LumenRadio’s CRMX technology had started to be the de-facto standard in the motion picture and broadcast industry. “Actually, it has become a synonym for wireless DMX,” says Florian Bloch, Head of Product Management Lighting at ARRI.

ARRI is a global product manufacturer of camera equipment, lighting, and professional accessories for the motion picture, broadcast, theatre, and photographic industries. In addition, they provide a complete range of services to their clients, offering solutions for the entire production process, from script to screen.

“For several years we have been delivering wireless technology to ARRI, and we are proud to be part of the Orbiter as ARRI continues to set the standard in motion picture lighting,” says Josef Hederström, International Sales Manager at LumenRadio.

Because filmmaking and live entertainment is extremely time and cost-sensitive, wireless technology is a key component to keeping the costs down. The addition of LumenRadio CRMX allows for advanced and efficient setup and workflow ensuring every minute on-set can be used to its fullest.

“Since our first meeting, LumenRadio has proven its capabilities in all areas of the business. Their reliable project management, accurate application support, and technologies, but most of all, their great spirit and mindset helped to turn our previous customer-supplier relationship into real, sustainable cooperation between our companies,” says Florian Bloch.

ARRI’s CRMX-enabled products have been used at the Grammy Awards and during the production of several Oscar-nominated movies and have set a new standard for the industry. Since 2017, LumenRadio’s CRMX has been used in ARRI’s legendary products SkyLink and SkyPanel S360-C, enabling top-class wireless lighting for the film industry.

The combination of ARRI’s expertise in the world of motion picture lighting and LumenRadio’s expertise in wireless technology will surely lead to even more innovations.
“We expect nothing less than true innovation in wireless technology from LumenRadio. You have set the standards and you will surely continue to do so in the future,” says Florian Bloch.

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LMP/LITECRAFT – a CRMX multitasker

LMP has been crowned our Distributor of the Year no less than three years in a row, but that’s not all our German distributor has to offer; through their brand LITECRAFT, LMP becomes a true CRMX multitasker.

LITECRAFT was established in 1980. Creating LED lighting solutions for the entertainment industry, LITECRAFT became a brand well-known to players big and small in Germany and Europe. Having started with mainly LED-PAR fixtures and accessory parts in the 1980s, the brand always kept an eye on evolving technologies; often pioneering in their implementation in entertainment applications.

Today LITECRAFT products are featured in all different kinds of productions, be it concert and touring, television and studio applications, theatre or trade shows. They provide state-of-the-art lighting solutions at a stunning price-performance ratio – enabled by LumenRadio’s CRMX technology.


A l
ong-term relationship
The brand LITECRAFT is born out of LMP, a long-term distributor of LumenRadio. Being familiar with the CRMX technology and its many benefits, the decision to choose LumenRadio was simple.
“We have had a strong relationship for many years, because of the general distribution of LumenRadio products in Germany, but also as an OEM customer for LITECRAFT. LumenRadio’s CRMX is the best technology due to Cognitive Coexistence – it’s as simple as that,” says Marc Petzold, CEO of LMP.

Wireless can solve problems and make projects happen that would not be possible with cabling. We’ve seen several cases ranging from installations in historic buildings up to huge stadium projects as well as thousands of small and mid-size events using wireless technology,” Marc continues.


Customer-focused development
The very first LITECRAFT product with CRMX technology on board was the BattLED AT5, using an OEM flex-card. Since the BattLED, a variation of products has followed – always with the customers interest in mind. The CX.1 Controller is their very first remote controller using CRMX technology. The CX.1 Controller using CRMX will be a tool for all mid-size productions to setup all 4ch LED products within seconds.
“The CX.1 is a product we were able to design in a very short time because of the support of LumenRadio, it is what customers have asked us for some time now,” says Marc.

By listening to their customers expectations, both LMP and LITECRAFT have made a name for themselves. And at LumenRadio we look forward to seeing our multitasker-Distributor/OEM make future strides in providing state-of-the-art wireless lighting in Germany and beyond!


In their own words;
This success in Germany is only possible thanks to two great teams – one in Sweden and one in Germany.

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Luminair 3 adds support for LumenRadio’s MoonLite and TimoTwo

LumenRadio and Synthe FX have announced the immediate availability of a new update to Synthe FX’s Luminair 3 app that adds support for outputting DMX over Bluetooth to LumenRadio’s MoonLite™ and TimoTwo™ platform.

Luminair 3, from developers Synthe FX, is an iOS-based lighting control app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

“LumenRadio’s MoonLite™ is a new wireless DMX control product that incorporates an updated version of the company’s award-winning, ultra-reliable CRMX technology, combined with Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in battery.

MoonLite is built on TimoTwo™, LumenRadio’s new radio module that enables the next generation of wireless DMX communication. Built-in Bluetooth compatibility makes TimoTwo™ a dynamic platform, always evolving via software updates to offer users and manufacturers the latest wireless functionalities.”

The new functionality in Luminair v3.7.4 allows users to output DMX over an iOS device’s built-in Bluetooth hardware, directly to MoonLite™ and TimoTwo devices™. Special optimizations have been made to deliver the full Luminair app experience over low-bandwidth BLE connections. All features in Luminair are supported at a reduced frame rate, including FX, sequences and long fade transitions.

Connecting to a LumenRadio BLE device within Luminair is a simple one-step process. Users no longer need to configure a custom network or individual adapters. Just tap on the device listed in Luminair’s Bluetooth discovery window and a full universe of DMX will be output whenever that device is within range. Luminair can also output the same universe over Art-Net and sACN simultaneously with the Bluetooth output.

“The simple connection process will appeal to users working in fast-paced environments like Film and TV production, where it’s not always practical to set up a full network for lighting control”, says Ryan Hisey, founder of Synthe FX. “We’re thrilled that LumenRadio has created this new product platform that streamlines the wireless workflow for users, while simultaneously offering lighting manufacturers the ability to incorporate Luminair app compatibly directly in their products.”

“The Bluetooth compatibility in TimoTwo and MoonLite opens up to a totally new era of wireless DMX and we are happy that Luminair 3 now has support for outputting DMX over Bluetooth to LumenRadio’s new product platform. Synthe FX is a pioneer in this field and we’re excited that the entire Luminair app user base now has the ability to directly interact with our products.” says Niclas Norlén CTO at LumenRadio.

Availability
The Luminair v3.7.4 update is available now on the iOS App Store, as a free download for existing Luminair 3 customers. Pricing for new customers varies across regions. Full product information is available at https://synthe-fx.com/luminair

Both MoonLite™ and TimoTwo™ are available for order. MoonLite™ is ordered via LumenRadio’s distributors (Link ) and for interest in the TimoTwo™ module please contact sales@lumenradio.com.

About Synthe FX
Synthe FX is an industry leader in mobile lighting control products, specializing in apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The company was formed in 2006 with the aim of building tools that inspire and enable creativity, by utilizing the latest software architectures and hardware technologies.

About LumenRadio
LumenRadio develop, market and sell low-power and ultra-reliable operating systems, radio modules and products for wireless lighting control and IoT-applications. From high-profile professional lighting to heavy-duty industrial equipment, we have a solution that works in environments where others fail.

For more information contact:

Ryan Hisey, founder of Synthe FX
info@synthe-fx.com
+1 513-238-0155

or

Niclas Norlén, CTO, LumenRadio
niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com
+46 766 278 728

 

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Astera – 100% wireless

Astera is known world-wide for their high quality lighting products. Their product line is proudly presented as 100% wireless – all enabled by LumenRadio’s patented CRMX technology.

Wireless technology has been incorporated in Astera’s products for a long time. Between 2009 and 2015, Astera had its own wireless DMX solution. But since 2015, they have been using LumenRadio’s CRMX™ chip in each of their products.
Ever since, we have been extremely happy with LumenRadio’s products and their support. Our customers love that it is compatible with other products” says Sebastian Bueckle, Sales and Marketing Director at Astera.

The wireless features are credited to be what makes Astera’s products so successful. All lights and even the controller have a built-in battery and can be controlled out of the distance via Astera’s App and LumenRadio’s wireless DMX.

 

Reliability is a must
For Astera, using the most advanced technology has always been an important requirement. With its ground-breaking patented Cognitive Coexistence technology, the LumenRadio CRMX™ chips offers unprecedented reliability, giving professionals the trust they need to control their fixtures wirelessly.

LumenRadio is simply the most reliable wireless DMX system, that is why we chose LumenRadio” says Sebastian Bueckle.

Astera are known to listen to the market, and with the input from customers they can develop products that help professionals express their creativity and enjoy using. Offering wireless technology in their products is a big part of this, as LumenRadio’s CRMX™ technology for wireless DMX has become the de-facto wireless lighting control standard across the globe.

For the coming years, Astera has several unique products under development. We look forward to seeing what new wireless products will enter the market and wish them all the best in their development!

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LUMENRADIO RELEASE MOONLITE™ – A STATE-OF-THE-ART, BLUETOOTH ENABLED, TRANSCEIVER

LumenRadio, the world’s leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer and connectivity enabler, now release MoonLite™ a brand new patent-pending wireless lighting control product with bluetooth connectivity, color coded pairing and built in battery.

MoonLite™ is a wireless CRMX receiver and transmitter built on LumenRadio’s new TimoTwo™ module where they have updated their award winning ultra-reliable CRMX technology. By introducing TimoTwo™ and MoonLite™ to the market LumenRadio says that they are entering the “New era of Wireless DMX”.

MoonLite™ is a state-of-the-art transceiver; thanks to its small size, built-in battery and dual XLR connectors it is ideal for use at clubs, small stage events, corporate events, in theatres and temporary events where wireless DMX is needed. The Bluetooth connectivity enables control and configuration through CRMX toolbox app.

MoonLite™ has the same reliable functionalities as all LumenRadio’s CRMX products, but is updated with even smarter disturbance detection technology, allowing for even more stable connectivity – and it comes in a much smaller package.

MoonLite™ features
• Built on the latest CRMX technology
• DMX transceiver (TX and RX)
• RDM enabled in RX mode
• DC power
• Bluetooth connectivity
• Rechargeable battery included (10-12 hours in CRMX RX and 20 hours in Bluetooth mode)
• Check battery status through app
• Color coded pairing indication
• Velcro fastening
• Firmware updates available over Bluetooth, USB or XLR

Bluetooth connectivity
With built-in support for Bluetooth connectivity, MoonLite™ enables tablet and phone based lighting control software to connect directly without the need for extra hardware.
LumenRadio´s new CRMX Toolbox app makes it easy to connect to your fixtures, allowing for DMX light control and configuration directly from a handheld device. By using LumenRadio’s open Bluetooth API, you can also build your own lighting control application or connect to 3rd party controllers.

“What better way to control and configure your MoonLite™ then from the palm of your hand? Using our new CRMX Toolbox app you can quickly identify your Moonlite, check battery status, conduct firmware updates, toggle between receiver and transmitter mode, change output power and much more. The new era of wireless DMX is finally here” says Niclas Norlén CTO of LumenRadio

MoonLite™ is ready to ship in Q2 2019

Showcased at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, April 2-5
At Prolight + Sound you will be able to see the MoonLite™ and the CRMX Toolbox in action, learn more about how TimoTwo™ opens up for the “New era of Wireless DMX”. This year you find LumenRadio in Hall 12.1, booth C58.

For more information read here or contact:
Jens Markebjer, International Sales Manager
jens.markebjer@lumenradio.com
+46 (0)721-86 94 72
or
Niclas Norlén, CTO
niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com
+46 766 278 728

 

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WITH THE RELEASE OF THE NEW TIMOTWO™ MODULE, LUMENRADIO IS STEPPING INTO “A NEW ERA OF WIRELESS DMX”

LumenRadio, world leader in providing reliable wireless DMX, is taking their patented technology to the next level with the release of their new module TimoTwo™ – the next generation of wireless DMX communication.

The current TiMo™ platform, which was launched back in 2014, enables unprecedented reliable wireless DMX for fixture manufacturers. LumenRadio’s new TimoTwo™  platform is the next generation of reliable wireless DMX communication and with patent pending DMXmesh™ option, Bluetooth compatibility and improved Coexistence, TimoTwo™ will be the most reliable and useful radio module for wireless DMX.

LumenRadio’s TimoTwo™ is a fully integrated DMX/RDM module and offers over-the-air firmware upgrades, SMT mounting, an integrated on-chip antenna as well as a UF.L connector for external antennas. It will be available for purchase in Q2, 2019

Bluetooth connectivity

Bluetooth enables easy commissioning and lighting control using portable devices, firmware updates over the air and support for DMX over Bluetooth (in TX mode). You can also build your own lighting control app using LumenRadio’s open Bluetooth API.

Improved Coexistence

TimoTwo™ has a dynamic RF transmission resulting in reduced RF footprint as well as improved disturbance detection and improved reliability

DMXmesh™

The DMXmesh™ option, which will be made available later on this year, enables flexible fixture placement and an extended range of your wireless communication.  

With LumenRadio’s patent pending DMXmesh™ technology, every receiver and fixture will also act as a repeater, where all devices coordinate among themselves to make sure that the coverage is expanded in the most optimal.  

Also, by using the DMXMesh™ option the time needed for installation and wireless commissioning will be greatly reduced for architectural and architainment illumination with no more site surveys or complicated planning for the wireless DMX distribution. The DMXmesh™ technology will let you focus on what is important; illumination, not on DMX distribution.

 

CRMX Toolbox app

With TimoTwo™ in your fixtures, you can now use our newly developed CRMX Toolbox app to track and connect to your fixtures and controllers. TimoTwo’s built-in Bluetooth connectivity enables DMX light control through 3rd party smart device light controllers as well as the option to build your own application using our open Bluetooth API.

From now on, there is no need for any extra hardware to connect to and control your fixtures from handheld devices – you have full control light control in the palm of your hand!

 

Showcased at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, April 2-5

Visit us at Prolight + Sound to learn more about how TimoTwo™ opens up for the “New era of Wireless DMX” and come and see booth the MoonLite and the CRMX Toolbox in action . This year you find us in Hall 12.1, booth C58.

 

For more information read here or contact:

Robert Larsson, Sales Director, Smart Lighting
robert.larsson@lumenradio.com
+46 709 10 24 20

or

Niclas Norlén, CTO
niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com
+46 766 278 728

 

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LUMENRADIO APPOINTS SEAN DANE AS US SALES MANAGER

LumenRadio announces the appointment of Sean Dane to the position of US Sales Manager.  Bringing extensive knowledge and experience of the wireless DMX industry, Sean is uniquely qualified to help propel sales of LumenRadio’s wireless technology and will work closely with the rest of the LumenRadio team to position the brand for its next phase of growth in the US marketplace.  In his new role, Sean will be responsible for all OEM sales activities on behalf of LumenRadio in the US, reporting directly to Robert Larsson, Sales Director at LumenRadio.

Sean joins LumenRadio after six years as the Sales Director and Application Specialist at RC4 Wireless. During this time, Sean has worked closely with many LumenRadio end users within the film, theatre, theme parks and concert touring environments. During the same time, Sean has also worked with many of the current LumenRadio OEM partners.

After spending ten years in production, Sean moved to the manufacturing and sales side of the industry where he has held roles such as sales director, application specialist, freelance properties designer as well as a prop master for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. His hands-on production and sales experience is a great benefit to both LumenRadio and to our customers and we are confident our US based customers and OEM partners will soon see the benefit of Sean’s knowledge and experience in wireless technology.

Says Robert Larsson, Sales Director LumenRadio – “ We are delighted to have Sean join the LumenRadio team – his background, knowledge and experience of wireless technologies in general, and our CRMX technology in particular, makes Sean an ideal fit to support our continued growth on the US market and I’m confident he will be a great asset in delivering on our commercial goals as well as to support our current and future customers”


As the Sales Director for an OEM partner, I saw first hand the power and flexibility of the CRMX platform. I am excited to join the LumenRadio team after working with the technology for a number of years. Both the technology and the team behind it continually impressed me and I could not be happier to be joining them” says Sean Dane

He continues; “CRMX technology being implemented in so many manufactures products is a testament to the development team behind it and I am thrilled to work with them on the next generation of products. I am eager to share both my production experience and my knowledge of wireless DMX with our customers and OEM partners. I expect to see great things continue to develop for both LumenRadio and our customers.”

 

 

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LumenRadio CRMX in Jurassic World

CRMX returns to Jurassic World

LumenRadio once again shows why it’s the leading brand of wireless DMX with it’s CRMX technology. As the de-facto standard, and the go-to technology, for wireless DMX within the feature film and TV industry; CRMX returned to Isla Nublar to help save the remaining dinosaurs that were left behind.

 

In the recently premiered blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom LumenRadio’s CRMX technology played an important role; the CRMX technology was put to use for controlling ARRI Skylink fixtures throughout the sets. And once again LumenRadio showed why their technology is want is used by all major lighting manufacturers in the film industry, since it’s the only technology that can be used in the harsh wireless environments on set.

LumenRadio in Jurassic World - from the set in Hawaii

From the set in Hawaii

Large part of the movie was shot in the jungles of Hawaii where Lighting Console programmer Richard Rasmusen relied on the wireless DMX system from LumenRadio to save time – hence saving money for the production. When having effects in the jungle, pulling a control cable is simply not an option – turning to wireless DMX from LumenRadio was the logical choice for Richard with a multitude of wireless receivers scattered throughout the jungle for easy access to DMX wherever needed. “I’ve been using LumenRadio’s products almost every day for quite some time.  Through the ever changing weather conditions of the Hawaiian jungle and beaches LumenRadio products worked flawless. It saves so much time and trouble. The fact that the technology is built into almost all fixtures these days makes it so amazing!” says Richard.

 

Michael Karlsson, R&D Manager at LumenRadio elaborates: “We have been the de-facto standard used for wireless control in this industry for quite some time now – there simply are no other options that can deal with all the disturbances in the air at a busy set. Reliability is of essence here, if it doesn’t work – time is running. And time means money.”

 

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Hive Lighting goes wireless with LumenRadio

LumenRadio, world leader in wireless technologies for the entertainment industries, are proud to announce an OEM partnership with California based Hive Lighting.

 

Since 2011, LA based Hive Lighting has been providing multiple different high performance and energy efficient lighting solutions. Their niche products are developed for many different areas; ranging from film, photography and TV productions to science and sports – all developed to fit the demands and standards of professional lighting technicians.

“Our C-Series products are used for film, television and digital media production, as well as scientific research and testing. We also have an architectural fixture line, ArcHIVE, and those are used for museums, galleries, theaters, hotels, retail stores and other high-end architectural applications.” says Robert Rutherford, Hive Lighting’s founder.

 

Hornet-200-c-with-Super-Spot

The Hornet 200-c will be using wireless DMX by LumenRadio

 

Having a wireless option is a must-have feature in the professional lighting industry today. Hive Lighting’s fixtures offers the user a huge amount of control; the user is able to adjust features such as color temperature, saturation and hue, as well as choose various white light profiles and run special lighting effects, to name a few. Having access to these controls wirelessly allows the user the maximum amount of creativity and flexibility while saving time and money.

 

“LumenRadio is the entertainment industry standard for adding reliable wireless DMX control for production lighting. We chose LumenRadio to allow our fixture to be compatible with all of the control systems in place throughout the film, TV and digital production industry.” says Robert Rutherford.

 

Says Robert Larsson, Sales Director at LumenRadio: “We are very happy to have Hive Lighting onboard as an OEM partner. Hive is an innovative company with great people and great products and we are delighted they have decided to use LumenRadio as their trusted wireless partner. We are confident that Hive Lighting, and their customers, will have an exciting and bright future of creative projects ahead of them.”

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Distributor of the year 2017

LMP receives LumenRadio’s Distributor of the Year Award 2017

Leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer and connectivity enabler, LumenRadio, is very proud to once again present LMP as the LumenRadio Distributor of the Year.

During LumenRadio’s 10-year celebrations at Prolight + Sound, Oliver Winkler, Nikolai Klostermann and Marc Petzold from LMP accepted the award on behalf of the company – a custom engraved transmitter presented to them by Robert Larsson, Sales Director at LumenRadio.

“With a great deal of professionalism, hard work and determination, LMP have established CRMX technology from LumenRadio as the natural choice for wireless lighting controls in Germany. For the second year in a row, we are delighted to show our appreciation and present the LMP team with our Distributor of the Year award” says Robert Larsson.

LMP is the exclusive LumenRadio distributor in Germany and have for the past 10 years provided the German market with LumenRadio’s reliable wireless DMX products. LMP is one of the largest distributors in Europe with a long track record of distributing top brands to customers all over Germany.

”We at LMP are all very happy to be Distributor of the Year again. This is a result of professional work of two great teams  – one of a well known distributor and one of a high-tech supplier – LumenRadio. With this good relationship and the fantastic feedback from our customers we are looking forward to more interesting projects with LumenRadio products” says Oliver Winkler, Product Manager at LMP.

We at the LumenRadio team want to thank all of our distributors for the past year, and we look forward to another great year of collaborations.

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