CRMX Nova TX USB - DMX Transmitter

Martin Professional and ChamSys add support for the CRMX Nova USB dongle

LumenRadio, leading manufacturer of reliable wireless technologies for the entertainment industries, is pleased to announce that Martin Professional and ChamSys Ltd. have chosen to add support in their respective control software for the CRMX Nova USB TX dongle to give their users easy access to reliable wireless DMX control directly from the console.

“We have added support in M-PC for the USB dongle transmitter from LumenRadio. We think it is a great way for our users to get access to reliable wireless technology without the need for using cables to connect a transmitter to the controller. M-PC will offer one full universe of DMX for free using the LumenRadio transmitter.” says Matthias Hinrichs, Product Manager at Martin Professional. Hinrichs continues; “We are also planning to add support for the Nova USB TX driver to our range of M-Series consoles in the near future.”

British console manufacturer ChamSys also decided to add support for the CRMX Nova USB TX dongle throughout their complete MagicQ product line. Chris Kennedy, Software Director at ChamSys Ltd. explains: “We got requests from our customers to add support for the LumenRadio dongle, so we now offer plug and play support in both our MagicQ PC software and in our MagicQ consoles. With our MagicQ software, for PC and Mac, the users can output a full universe wirelessly for free.”

With the launch of the CRMX Nova TX USB, LumenRadio has made it easier than ever for controller manufacturers to be part of the ongoing wireless revolution in the entertainment industry. Almost all consoles today come with a USB port, meaning no expensive hardware changes are necessary to leverage the thousands of products with built-in LumenRadio receivers already available on the market. Michael Karlsson, R&D Manager at LumenRadio, explains: “We have always wanted to make our technology available to everyone. By using a standard USB connector and open protocols, wireless DMX directly in your PC or console is just a software update away”.

“We are very happy that Martin Professional and ChamSys are the first to officially support for our USB TX in their consoles and PC software. Being able to plug your transmitter directly into your computer opens up a whole new set of applications.” says Marcus Bengtsson, International Sales Manager at LumenRadio.

Read more about Martin M-PC: http://www.martin.com/en-us/product-details/m-pc

Read more about ChamSys: http://www.chamsys.co.uk

 

 

 

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LumenRadio Provides Flexible Wireless DMX Solution for Stora Teatern

Gothenburg’s renaissance style Stora Teatern was originally built in 1859 and is one of the most popular historical buildings in the bustling Swedish port city. It now presents a lively mix of concerts, theatre and dance shows and is also a must-go weekend destination during the summer season as ‘Backstage’ a popular club / DJ performance experience in the region.

Due to its truly multi-purpose entertainment programme and many different configurations depending on the event, the show lighting rigs are constantly changing.

Saving time and hassle, head of lighting Joel Karlberg has installed a LumenRadio wireless DMX system which enables data signals between the lights and the control desk to be re-routed quickly and easily.

Joel co-ordinates all the lighting technical elements and has found the wireless DMX system to be a flexible and practical solution for addressing and re-addressing around 30 moving lights in the rig which are used constantly – but in different locations and set ups – for all the shows and events.

When the Backstage club is running, the main dancefloor and bar occupies what is normally the stage area and the space expands through the backstage and stage wings and outside right into the back of the venue with a large outdoor area … enabling a capacity of 1200 party people to be accommodated.

The lighting rig for the club is completely different from that of a visiting dance or drama show using the stage, so lights are re-rigged in different places, but with the LumenRadio system in place, Joel doesn’t have to worry about running data cables to any of them or linking back to the lighting desk he does it all wirelessly.

The main club session lights this season comprised 10 x Robe Pointes, 12 x Robe LEDWash 800s, four Clay Paky Mythos and four Vari*Lite VL1100s plus strobes – running via wireless DMX, plus an additional 30 x static LED bars and washes.

Using the inbuilt wireless cards on the Robe LEDWash 800s units, it’s possible to feed the whole rig with wireless data signals.

They have one permanent LumenRadio double transmitter (permanently installed in the roof), two receivers, one flexible unit (that can be configured as a transmitter or receiver) and one more transmitter, and the lights can be linked through these without having to mess around with running a whole chain of data cables … saving valuable time in set up.

A standard stage lighting rig – when the venue is receiving theatre productions – will utilize three LX pipes which are usually rigged with the 12 x LEDWash 800s, 10 x Martin Quantum Profiles and four Robe DL4S LED Profiles together with 8 x Vari*Lite VL1100s and an additional 50 x conventional fixtures.

Additional lighting fixtures or devices like smoke machines can be seamlessly linked to the lighting control console using the wireless system.

For concerts and performance style shows, the DL4S’s and LEDWash 800s can be taken down and moved to other active LX bars or the floor position – wherever they are best placed to light for the show being staged – and easily patched back into the system without running data lines.

To keep things fresh, as well as presenting music concerts in a standard set up with the band onstage, Stora Teatern also has bands playing in front of the stage – standing on a covered orchestra pit – with the audience onstage rather than sitting in the stalls! So the set up is changing constantly.

Before committing, he consulted several other LumenRadio users including the Riksteatern performing arts centre that also has a wireless DMX solution. They said it was solid and very stable, so Joel went ahead and specified the brand for Stora Teatern.

“We honestly save so much extra work” says Joel, concluding that in addition to that, the service and support from LumenRadio is “excellent”.

Read more about Stora Teatern here: http://storateatern.se

 

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Cineo Lighting HS2

Cineo Lighting and LumenRadio announce wireless partnership

LumenRadio, world leader in wireless technologies for the entertainment industries, are proud to announce an OEM partnership with California based Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems available for the motion picture, television and photography industries.

Cineo Lighting has been pushing the boundaries of illumination technology since the company started in 2012. The revolutionary HS product line with TruColor® Remote Phosphor Technology has made gaffers, cinematographers and lighting designers used to unrivaled brightness, extremely accurate color quality, power efficiency and flexibility. With the addition of integrated LumenRadio CRMX OEM RDM modules to the HSX and HS2 Wave products, these users are now able to control and configure their fixtures wirelessly.

The HS product line is highly configurable over RDM, and LumenRadio’s trustworthy RDM implementation means the Cineo Lighting fixtures can now be patched, monitored and configured from a distance. On a film set where every minute is crucial, saving time during setup can be a huge cost saver.

“The choice of wireless provider was obvious to us. Our two companies have a common philosophy in always being innovative and on the forefront of what is possible. We are very proud over this partnership and extremely excited of what it will bring to our users,” says Rich Pierceall, CEO of Cineo Lighting.

The HS2 Wave and HSX are the first Cineo Lighting products to utilize LumenRadio’s award winning technology, but not the last. Chuck Edwards, CTO of Cineo Lighting continues: “We’re very excited about bringing LumenRadio technology into both new and existing products in the near future”.

“Cineo Lighting is a great company to be working with and we are very happy to have them onboard as a partner. They are much like ourselves – innovative to the core and always looking to provide the user with a better product and service. We are very excited about this partnership and what it will bring for the future,” says Marcus Bengtsson, International Sales Manager at LumenRadio.

Cineo Lighting will be showing their whole product line at IBC 2016 (Stand 12.D39).

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Wireless reliability in Hollywood

LumenRadio’s technology offers wireless reliability in the Film industry. Hollywood based Innovative Dimmers provides equipment which is expertly tailored for the unique requirements of entertainment lighting professionals. Their partnership with LumenRadio makes Innovative Dimmers products more versatile than ever and their wireless options gives gaffers and lighting artists rigging solutions they have never even dreamed of.

All products in the Innovative Dimmers product line are available with wireless DMX control using LumenRadio’s industry leading CRMX technology. Innovative Dimmers have been leading the wireless revolution in Hollywood with their wireless RatPac dimmers. The most recent addition to the Innovative product line is the compact and easy to use Cintenna receivers which plugs directly into a lighting fixture without extra hardware, zip ties or cables. The Cintennas have shown themselves to be extremely versatile and have rapidly become the go-to tool for Hollywood professionals.

”We used LumenRadio products extensively on “Gone Girl” and “Fantastic Four” as part of our DMX distribution system. They were indispensable. Since the introduction of the Innovative Cintenna we have used them exclusively in conjunction with the Arri Skypanel and L-series units. They have changed the way we work for the better. Such a great product.”

Erik Messerschmidt – Chief Lighting Technician

“I have been using RatPac products made by Innovative Dimmers for several years now and the LumenRadio technology has proven to be very beneficial for my work and our production world. We have been using their RatPacs, Wireless stand alone dimmers and the Cintenna’s with great success. The ease of offering a wireless, dimmer controlled set within minutes is a huge asset to me and our production team. I continue to expand our wireless product inventory because of the ease, reliability and functionality. The RatPac products have been a valuable resource on our previous shows, Pitch Perfect 2, Trumbo, Free State of Jones, the Roots mini-series and Bad Moms that I can’t imagine doing a show without them in the future.”

Bob Bates – Cinesouth Lighting

“We are really excited about our partnership with Innovative Dimmers. With their revolutionary products and a keen ear for what the users wants, they have surely helped us become the leading wireless DMX provider in film and TV. We are very proud to have them onboard as a partner and are looking forward to more great products bearing the Innovative Dimmers brand – powered by LumenRadio”, says Marcus Bengtsson, International Sales Manager, LumenRadio

Gone Girl

Fantastic Four

Pitch Perfect

Trumbo

Free state of Jones 

Roots

Bad Moms 

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Ayrton's light show

Ayrton goes full steam ahead with LumenRadio’s TiMo platform

Paris based lighting manufacturer Ayrton recently announced the MagicBurst™ – the industry’s first high-power graphic LED strobe to offer continuous, unlimited rotation on its pan and tilt axes. Ayrton continues its mission to present new technology, original ideas, and inspiration for lighting designers and MagicBurst proves a landmark as the company’s first strobe unit and the world’s only motorized strobe. The MagicBurst offers wireless DMX through LumenRadio’s industry leading TiMo platform.

At this year’s Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, Ayrton gained massive attention with their now famous light show, displaying a whopping nine brand new products –  eight of which has a built-in CRMX TiMo module as standard.

Marcus Bengtsson, International Sales Manager at LumenRadio says, “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Ayrton. Their innovative products and originality goes well in hand with our own philosophy. Together we are really pushing the envelope.”

The TiMo platform which was launched in 2014 and builds on the CRMXchip technology is the first fully integrated DMX/RDM module designed for for high volume SMT manufacturing – a huge leap forward compared to the classic plug-in type modules that require manual mounting.

“The CRMXchip and TiMo platforms have enabled manufacturers to really streamline their manufacturing process while at the same time delivering unrivalled reliability and performance. Almost two years since launch, we have shipped well over 50000 units and demand is steadily growing”, says Niclas Norlén, CTO at LumenRadio.

“We at Ayrton are very happy with our partnership with LumenRadio. Both companies are looking in the same direction and always striving for the highest levels of innovation and quality”, says Valère Huart-Gyors, Export Manager at Ayrton.

Read more: 

Footage of MagicBurst at work on Ayrton’s Prolight + Sound stand can be seen at http://www.ayrton.eu/tube/

More details and full technical specifications can be downloaded from http://www.ayrton.eu/produit/magicburst/

Full details and technical specifications of LumenRadio’s TiMo platform: http://lumenrad.io/timo

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LiteGears wireless DMX transceiver

LumenRadio announces cooperation with LiteGear

LumenRadio announces cooperation with LiteGear who design and build LED lighting gear for professionals in Cinema, TV, and HD Video industries. LiteGear was the pioneer behind the popularization of flexible LED lighting for use in Cinema and TV lighting applications. Their product, LED LiteRibbon™ has transformed sets across the nation by allowing set and lighting designers to integrate light into places that were not previously possible.

Now LiteGear introduce the LiteDimmer Wireless DMX system which makes use of LumenRadio’s CRMX™ – wireless dmx technology. LiteDimmer Wireless is designed as an ultra compact LED controller system. It is comprised of a transceiver capable of transmitting or receiving DMX signal as well as several LED dimmer units. Because these dimmers incorporate advanced RF receivers along with their dimming circuit in one small housing, LiteDimmer Wireless two- and four-channel units are perfect for use with costumes or props, such as lanterns.

The LiteDimmer wireless system makes use of genuine LumenRadio CRMX™ radios for rock-solid performance and compatibility with many third-party wireless transmitters and receivers. The system has been developed by LiteGear in close cooperation with long time LumenRadio partner RC4 Wireless.

“With LumenRadio’s proven reliability and strong track record the choice of wireless technology was obvious to us. With the combination of LumenRadio and RC4 technologies, we strongly believe that we have products offering the ultimate reliability and flexibility for our market,” says Paul Royalty, VP of Sales at LiteGear.

The LiteDimmer Wireless DMX System is the first LiteGear product line to utilize LumenRadio’s award winning technology, but not the last. Royalty continues: “We’re very excited about integrating LumenRadio technology into our whole series of DMX products in the future”.

”We are very happy to have LiteGear onboard as a partner. Being associated with their strong brand strengthens our position as market leaders for reliable wireless DMX in film and TV lighting. We are very excited about this partnership and what it will bring for the future,” says Marcus Bengtsson International Sales Manager, LumenRadio

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LumenRadio launch CRMX Nova TX USB

Building on the phenomenal success of CRMX TiMo, LumenRadio is opening up new market segments with the launch of the wireless DMX transmitter CRMX Nova TX USB at the Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt.

The CRMX Nova TX USB delivers never before seen accessibility to the powerful CRMX technology. With its small size and easy to use USB interface it is suitable for small to medium sized temporary shows and works in perfect combination with battery powered fixtures with built-in CRMX technology.

CRMX Nova TX USB comes equipped with all the advanced features of the larger CRMX Nova products in a smaller enclosure; Automated Cognitive Coexistence, DMX fidelity and error correction, lowest latency in the industry at 5ms and 128 bit encryption – it’s all there.

The CRMX Nova TX USB utilizes the de-facto industry standard ENTTEC DMX USB protocol which allows for full compatibility with a vast range of consoles and a rich plethora of both paid and free 3rd party software. With the product’s low price point and ease of use, more people than ever will be able to join the LumenRadio family.

Available both from LumenRadio’s worldwide distribution network and as an OEM solution, the CRMX Nova TX USB will start shipping in late April. Come witness the miracle on booth C76 in hall 3.0!

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LumenRadio goes full throttle at Prolight+Sound

After a very successful start of 2016, leading wireless lighting control manufacturer LumenRadio sets course for the upcoming Prolight+Sound show that takes place between the 5th and 8th of April at the Frankfurt Messe.

With the company’s biggest trade show booth to date and a launch of a brand new product, LumenRadio is promising something extra this year.

“We’ve have this crazy idea for a while that high performance wireless DMX doesn’t have to be reserved for the big shows with the big budgets. Thanks the success of our TiMo platform, we have been able to design something quite extraordinary that we believe will open up a completely new market for us”, says Michael Karlsson, R&D Manager for LumenRadio.

LumenRadio will not only bring the entire CRMX lineup but also showcase a wide range of products from the company’s many OEM partners. “We has certainly established ourselves as the dominant force and technology leader in wireless DMX and RDM. We are experiencing our strongest growth ever with wide adoption of our CRMX technology among lighting manufacturers around the world”, says Marcus Bengtsson, International Sales Manager at LumenRadio, and continues: “We are rapidly becoming the de-facto standard in for example the movie industry where reliability is crucial. When you’re blowing up a million dollar movie set, the lighting simply cannot fail”.

LumenRadio will exhibit together with their long-time distributor LMP in stand C76, hall 3.0 where the now famous Swedish candy and moose salami will be served!

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LumenRadio goes interactive at Lux Helsinki

Leading wireless lighting control manufacturer, LumenRadio, once again proved that arctic conditions is not a problem for its sturdy products. At the annual Lux Helsinki festival, a number of CRMX Slim units were used to realise the vision of Light Artist Kari Kola with his piece Color Park.
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A.C. Lighting Inc. Receives LumenRadio’s Distributor of the Year Award

Leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer, LumenRadio, is very proud to present A.C. Lighting Inc. with its Distributor of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2015. (more…)

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