LumenRadio presents MoonLite™ – the ultimate “Swiss army knife”  of wireless DMX

LumenRadio, the world’s leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer and connectivity enabler, will be presenting a brand new wireless lighting control product at Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt.

Introducing , MoonLiteTM, LumenRadio will show how new, unique, wireless concepts will make life easier for lighting technicians. Built on LumenRadio’s award winning, ultra-reliable CRMXTM technology and combined with new features such as Bluetooth connectivity, built-in battery and the possibility to be used together with the new CRMXTM Toolbox app will make MoonLiteTM a unique tool in a lighting technicians toolbox.

Ready to ship in Q4 2018, MoonLiteTM will have the same reliable functionalities as all LumenRadio’s CRMXTM products but comes in a much smaller package and at a lower price. By being a wireless DMX transmitter and receiver, offering patent-pending DMXmeshTM, functionality, as well as the ability to act as DMX tester and RDM controller, MoonLiteTM is truly the Swiss army knife of the wireless DMX world!

With built-in support for Bluetooth connectivity, MoonLiteTM enables tablet and phone based lighting control softwares to connect directly without the need for extra hardware.

MoonLiteTM can also be used together with the new CRMX Toolbox app. Some of the key features are:  

  • Troubleshooting using the DMX tester functionality
  • Simple RDM controller that lets you discover, patch and monitor RDM compatible devices
  • Firmware updates of CRMX devices
  • Configuration of CRMX products

MoonLiteTM is a state-of-the-art transceiver; thanks to it’s small size, built-in battery and dual XLR connectors it is ideal for use in clubs, small stage events, in theatres or any temporary event where wireless DMX connectivity is needed” says Robert Larsson Sales Director, SmartLighting.

“MoonLiteTM is not only an easy to use wireless DMX transceiver it is so much more. It is a great tool for troubleshooting through the CRMXTM Toolbox App. Furthermore, Bluetooth connectivity. adds a new dimension to wireless light control” says Niclas Norlén CTO of LumenRadio.

Visit us at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, April 10-13

We are participating at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt on April 10-13. You will find us in Hall 3.0 booth C76 – make sure to stop by to learn more about our brand new MoonLiteTM product and to catch up on other new things we are showing off. If you just want to have a coffee and chat for a while, we are fine with that as well.

For more information read here or contact:

Robert Larsson, Sales Director, SmartLighting

robert.larsson@lumenradio.com

+46 709 10 24 20

 

or

 

Niclas Norlén, CTO

niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com

+46 766 278 728

LumenRadio – Ten years of reliable wireless DMX

This year we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary and that LumenRadio’s patented CRMXTM technology for wireless DMX is today the de-facto wireless lighting control standard in Motion picture lighting, Stage lighting and Architectural lighting industries.

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TimoTwo™- the next generation of wireless DMX – presented at Prolight + Sound

LumenRadio, world leader in providing reliable wireless DMX  is taking their patented technology to the next level with the release its new TimoTwoTM module.  The new TimoTwoTM will be showcased for the first time at the Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt.

The TimoOneTM platform was launched in 2014 and enabled unprecedented reliable wireless DMX for fixture manufacturers. TimoTwoTM will be available for purchase in Q4 2018 and with patent pending DMXmeshTM option, reduced RF footprint and Bluetooth compatibility TimoTwoTM will be the most reliable and useful radio module for wireless DMX.

TimoTwoTM is a fully integrated wireless DMX/RDM module that offers Bluetooth connectivity, DMXmeshTM technology and improved coexistence. Furthermore TimoTwoTM offers over-the-air firmware updates, and just like it’s predecessor its a SMD module that has the options for either internal or external antenna.

Bluetooth prepared

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.

Meshed network support

In a meshed network setup, all your fixtures are connected to each other. This enables extremely flexible setups, easy installations and fixture control without having to plan for transmitters, repeaters and receivers.

Improved coexistence

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

About DMXmeshTM

The patent pending DMXmeshTM technology from LumenRadio is a game changer for wireless connectivity. With DMXmeshTM 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 way.

Time for installation and wireless commissioning will be greatly reduced for architectural and architainment illumination, no more site surveys or complicated planning for the wireless DMX distribution. The DMXmeshTM technology will let you focus on what is important; illumination, not on DMX distribution.

 

Visit us at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, April 10-13

We are participating at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt on April 10-13. You will find us in Hall 3.0 booth C76 – make sure to stop by to learn more about TimoTwoTM and to catch up on other new things we are showing off. If you just want to have a coffee and chat for a while, we are fine with that as well.

 

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

 

LumenRadio – Ten years of reliable wireless DMX

This year we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary and that LumenRadio’s patented CRMXTM technology for wireless DMX is today the de-facto wireless lighting control standard in Motion picture lighting, Stage lighting and Architectural lighting industries.

 

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LumenRadio’s technology enables smart building emergency and evacuation lighting

Wireless technology provider LumenRadio, developers of Future-Proof Coexistence Connectivity, announces that emergency lighting manufacturer Ledolight has chosen to use LumenRadio’s reliable wireless network system Mira for its new, connected emergency signage and lighting system.

Ledolight’s system, called LedoWireless, uses a mesh network which creates an extremely robust network that doesn’t require any expensive extenders, cables or other existing networks, which in turn ensures that LedoWireless always works regardless of how congested a building’s radio environment is.

The LumenRadio enabled LedoWireless lighting system replaces the previously manual task of checking and performing maintenance on each and every lighting fixture, with a single “point of contact” control panel. The control panel provides a complete overview of the status of all batteries and lighting sources, making facility professionals’ job much easier as it becomes simpler to monitor and do maintenance, and eliminating the risk of missing any light fixtures.

Ledolight’s system fits small and medium-sized properties, where you want local emergency lighting monitoring. The simplicity and low initial cost makes the Ledolight system optimal for real estate with 20 up to 100 emergency signs and emergency lighting fixtures.

“Ledolight is known on the Swedish market to be a high end producer of Emergency lighting. For them to choose us as their supplier of reliable wireless mesh networks feels great. We really believe that they have found the right offer towards small and medium installations. This is a segment that until now haven’t been able to use wireless systems due to the high installation costs” says Joakim Wikland international sales manager at LumenRadio

“This is just the first of several wireless products in the future. I have followed LumenRadio’s technology for a long time, and I have enjoyed participating in a project that is so beneficial for us as a company, but also for the property owner and the end customer says Dennis Karlsson CEO at Ledolight

LedoWireless was shown at the Light + Building trade show in Frankfurt in  March with a great response from the market.

 

About Ledolight

Ledolight is a Sweden-based leading manufacturer of energy efficient emergency and evacuation lighting. As true front runners, they have received several awards for technology as well as for design. Their new wireless product family, LedoWireless, consists of emergency signs and emergency lighting accompanied by a controller that has a simple and intuitive interface. Ledolight’s system is easy to install, easy to monitor and with a price to fit the small and midsize customer.

For more information, click here:

Or contact: Rickard Johansson , Product owner. Ledolight 

rickard.johansson@ledolight.se

+46 322 198 00

 

About LumenRadio

LumenRadio develop, market and sell low-power and ultra-reliable systems for wireless IoT-applications based on our patented Cognitive Coexistence technologies. For more information about how LumenRadio’s patented technology enabled LedoWireless to become smart and connected, click here:

Or contact:Joakim Wikland, International sales manager

joakim.wikland@lumenradio.com

+46 733 55 11 15

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Unique new features in operating system for smart products

LumenRadio takes ultra-low power wireless connectivity to the next level with breakthrough new features for smart products

PRESS RELEASE: Wireless technology provider LumenRadio, developers of Future-Proof Coexistence Connectivity, has released an enhanced operating system – MiraOS. With a new set of unique features to support ultra-reliable and future proof meshed networks, the upgrade includes many highly anticipated features such as multi-standard and IPv6 support, easy commissioning by NFC and Bluetooth* as well as exceptionally high precision time-stamping of data.

LumenRadio’s patented technologies and the enhanced MiraOS are specifically tailored to enable products to become smart and connected. The technology is easy to integrate and allows manufacturers to develop the application software needed to control and collect data from their products.

MiraOS operates on a wide range of radio chips using state-of-the-art algorithms for mesh, coexistence, ultra-low power, over-the-air firmware updates, supporting standard IPv6 communication. By eliminating interference and adding the ability to co-exist side-by-side with other wireless technologies, smart building product manufacturers can Future-Proof their offerings in a whole new way with MiraOS.

“In addition to our existing patents, I dare to say that our new features make us a strong contender when it comes to ultra-reliable and future proof wireless connectivity”, says Alexander Hellström, CEO of LumenRadio. With this release we aim at making it easier than ever to implement an ultra low power device-to-device connectivity solution for IoT-products at the edge”, he continues.

“As we can also provide hardware in addition to our software we have a full-service solution that offer product manufacturers everything in one bundle – from help to adhere to full sustainability requirements and complete technology certifications to the actual deployment. I firmly believe that we have now positioned ourselves as a leading provider of innovative wireless connectivity on the global market”, says Niclas Norlén, CTO of LumenRadio.

 

The new features

Ultra-low power consumption for battery operated solutions:

  •      5 years operation in meshing mode from a AA-sized battery
  •      15 years operation in non-routing (leaf) mode from a AA-sized battery

Multi-standard support  

LumenRadio’s system allows future upgrades/compatibility to any standard communication stack based on the BLE or 802.15.4 physical layer, which provides future-proofing out of the ordinary.

Full IPv6 support

The upgraded operating system has full IPv6 support to facilitate easier and more rapid development of applications on top of MiraOS.

Easy commissioning using NFC or Bluetooth*

Up until now commissioning has presented a big challenge for installers. LumenRadio’s MiraOS has solved this by making it possible to do efficient and easy commissioning by using a smartphone distributing network credentials to devices over NFC or Bluetooth*.

Extreme accurate time synchronization in industrial sensor networks:

  •     Wireless high precision time-stamping (<50us)
  •     Enable advanced correlation analysis by data aggregation from multiple sensors

 

Get the demo at Light + Building in Frankfurt, March 18-23

We are showcasing MiraOS and the new features at the Light + Building trade show in Frankfurt on March 18-23. You are welcome to stop by for a demonstration and consultation on how to implement our contemporary connectivity solutions into your lighting system. Stop by at stand 4.1.B71 for a coffee and a chat!

 

About LumenRadio

Lumen Radio is a wireless connectivity company based in Gothenburg. We develop, market and sell low-power and ultra-reliable systems for wireless IoT-applications based on our patented Cognitive Coexistence technologies. From high-profile professional lighting to heavy-duty industrial equipment, we have a solution that works in environments where others fail.

 

For more information about LumenRadio’s solutions, please contact:

Niclas Norlén, CTO

niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com

+46 766 278 728

or

Alexander Hellström, CEO

alexander.hellstrom@lumenradio.com

+46 703 77 24 15

 

*) Coming soon

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With AirGlow LumenRadio brings the future of light controls to Light + Building

PRESS RELEASE: LumenRadio, one of the world’s leaders in reliable wireless technology and developers of Future-Proof Coexistence Connectivity, will showcase a unique wireless lighting control solution at Light + building. The product, called AirGlow, comes packed with powerful and easy-to-use features and will revolutionize the commissioning of Dali fixtures.  

AirGlow is a multi-standard lighting control solution with both DALI and 1-10V interface and since it is compatible with both Bluetooth Mesh and LumenRadio’s own ultra-reliable Mira Mesh technology, AirGlow can be used for light control of individual rooms but can also be programmed to be part of a larger meshed network and therefore scalable to allow for full building light control.

“AirGlow is a small, versatile, and powerful light control product that will allow fixture manufacturers of all sizes having their fixture becoming truly wireless” says Robert Larsson, Sales Director, Smart Lighting at LumenRadio. “With AirGlow’s multi-standard support, ability for sensor input, combined with an app for easy commissioning and configuration, we think AirGlow is the future of light control.”

“AirGlow is based on LumenRadio’s many years of wireless experience, both from the professional lighting industry but also from IoT-enabled products within the smart building industry. “ says Niclas Norlén, CTO of LumenRadio. With AirGlow we will not only help our customers to solve the light controls problems of today but we also offer a solution that,  virtually overnight, will make the luminaire IoT ready.

Sign up for your free pair of AirGlows at Light + Building in Frankfurt, March 18-23

We are showcasing AirGlow at the Light + Building trade show in Frankfurt on March 18-23 and invite you to sign up for your free pair of AirGlows, when released! Become an “AirGlower” in hall 4.1, booth B71.  

Features:

  • Minimal footprint and extensive interfaces for easy integration into luminaire or gang box.
  • Easy and hassle free commissioning for operation through app
  • Stand alone system, no need for cloud service or gateway for operation
  • Bluetooth Mesh and Mira IPv6 Mesh multi standard support
  • 2 DALI interfaces for control of DALI driver/ballast and DALI sensor input
  • Integrated DALI power supply on both interfaces
  • 1-10V analog control output
  • 2 standard switch inputs for scene select or manual dimming
  • Light control and commissioning through app
  • Live mains switching output

Read more about AirGlow – Click here:

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

 

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RC4 Wireless shines a light on Netflix’s Stranger Things

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RC4 Wireless shines a light on Netflix’s Stranger Things

LumenRadio customer RC4 Wireless provides wireless lighting and motion technology for theatre, film and television. When they were recently asked by Netflix to solve a specific flashlight issue for the series ‘Stranger Things’, they turned to the most trusted and reliable wireless solution in the industry – LumenRadio’s CRMX technology.

With a title like Stranger Things, one might expect a world that’s intense, mysterious, and dark. And one would be exactly right. However, dark isn’t always metaphorical; the Netflix series often takes literal forays into the dead of night, darkened rooms, and ink black tunnels. When it was time to shine a light into the void, the Stranger Things lighting team turned to RC4 Wireless who offer customers the option of LumenRadio CRMX integration.

“On season two, we were told a couple days into principal photography that there was going to be a lot more lighting effects than season one, especially involving flashlights and other custom-build fixtures. Not only that, but we were going to need to start to modify the flashlights not just to flicker and pulse on command, but to swell and get brighter during the scene. And all of this had to happen in a much smaller package so it could easily be carried in a flashlight by multiple members of the cast,” explains Jeff Harkes, lighting console programmer — Stranger Things 2.

Stranger things flashlight

To make those flashlights work, Harkes and his co-conspirator on set, fixtures foreman Antimo Ponticello, turned to the LumenDimM2micro from RC4 Wireless.

“The LumenDimM2micro was a good choice for this project because it’s a Swiss Army knife for portable applications of this nature. Because of its size [2.9″ x .77″ x .4.3″], it is the obvious answer, but it’s also extremely responsive on a cue. The LumenDimM2micro’s CRMX integration through the LumenRadio transmitters and its ability to be remotely managed with RDM is unparalleled right now. There isn’t anything like it on the market for portable handheld lighting control,” Harkes states. The LumenDimM2micro features two channels of dimming, includes multiple PWM frequencies, as well as the majority of the RC4Magic harmonized design features that RC4 Wireless users know and love.

To create the flashlights, “We basically made it all fit into the flashlight sleeve and soldered it all back together so that the power signal from the RC4 dimmer was feeding the flashlight directly. That gave us full control to flicker, pulse, swell or dim the bulb on command all while allowing the actors to complete their actions unencumbered by wires up their sleeves or having to rely solely on visual effects to complete the look,” says Harkes.

Intensity control was also critical to the show. “This came in handy in a lot of applications — not only was Jeff able to run any effects he had programmed on the lighting console through the RC4 LumenDimM2micro we built into the flashlight, but we could also turn it off or dim the bulb down between takes to save the lithium batteries. Being able to dim the bulb would allow us to set the level for the camera and it took some of the responsibility of handling the flashlights out of the hands of the actors by letting us handle that remotely,” explains Ponticello.

There are over a dozen flashlights used on Stranger Things. Harkes notes: “Each flashlight across the whole show acted as its own separate project. No solution was going to work perfectly for all of the flashlights so each one had to be approached in its own way. However, in the end, every flashlight ended up using a LumenDimM2micro.”

This is the second year with RC4 on Stranger Things. Harkes explains: “In season one the work with the RC4 LumenDims started in episode one with the bike lights. Jim Dornemann, our dimmer board operator, wanted to use the RC4’s to control the lights on the bicycles remotely during the scenes. We did, and it went off without a hitch.”

As for the future, Harkes notes, “RC4’s products can really solve some of the common problems that we face every day in dealing with fixtures. Their technology is reliable and their customer support is very knowledgeable, helpful, and very quick to respond.”

“It´s great to hear RC4 getting well deserved recognition for providing the film industry with sensational products for special lighting effects and we are honoured to know that LumenRadio’s CRMX technology is helping to get the job done. RC4’s LumenDimM2micro is a fantastic product and its ability to be remotely managed with RDM makes unparalleled right now” says Roberts Larsson, Sales manager at LumenRadio.

For more information about RC4 Wireless products:

www.theatrewireless.com

www.rc4wireless.com

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Nicolas Hassbjer – New board member at LumenRadio

LumenRadio is excited to announce that Nicolas Hassbjer is a new member of the LumenRadio board. Nicolas is an established name on the Swedish entrepreneur and business scene and has been a part of the successful development of many high-profile companies within Internet of Things .

Nicolas is the founder of HMS Networks, one of Sweden’s fastest growing companies for several years and awarded to Sweden´s best export company by H.M. the King of Sweden. Today he is working as an independent non-executive director, specialized in international rapid-growth companies.

The board of LumenRadio sees that Nicolas knowledge in rapid growth management and his experience in successfully leading companies from earliest startup to internationalization will be an extraordinary asset.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Nicolas as a board member at LumenRadio. We see Nicolas as an important strengthening to the Board in establishing LumenRadio as a global leader within ultra-reliable and Future-Proof wireless connectivity. Nicolas has done this growth journey before and has extensive knowledge in the domain” says Håkan Krook, Board Member at LumenRadio and Fund Manager, Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund AB

“LumenRadio has a wireless mesh communication technology that has been proven in very demanding applications. The technology is very well suited also for Industrial applications. I look forward to contribute in the next phases of growth”, says Nicolas Hassbjer.

Nicolas is Dr h.c. of Information Technology and has 21 years experience as CEO and from the board of several tech-companies. He has been elected as Businessman of the year and Entrepreneur of the year. Today he is the Chairman of Sigicom, Slottsmöllan, Tequity and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Southern Sweden. He is also a board member of Cybercom, Chalmers University Foundation and Almi Group board.

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IoT focus at Elmia Subcontractor

Meet us in Jönköping next week! Elmia Subcontractor is Northern Europe’s leading trade fair for product development and purchasing within the manufacturing industry and this year there is an IoT focus.

Since the digital and connected aspects of a product is becoming more and more important, Elmia Subcontractor is launching IoT technology and service providers as a new exhibitor group. At a special area called Subcontractor IoT Arena the best examples of products and services on the market today will be showcased and we are happy to announce that Swegon’s wireless climate control system New WISE will be a part of the exhibition. Come and learn more about this unique IoT enabled HVAC system and how it has enabled Swegon to leap-frog the competition.  

On Wednesday November 15th you will find LumenRadio at the Pop-Up Expo just next to the Subcontractor IoT Arena, helping visitors to get a better understanding of opportunities and challenges with wireless connectivity and how wireless connected products can give you a competitive advantage. Come by and get inspired!

Meet us there:

Pop-up Expo – November 15

Come and talk about all aspects of wireless and Future-Proof connectivity – find us in booth D05:30/26.

On stage in the IoT Arena – November 15

Our CEO Alexander Hellström will guide you through the 7 vital steps to take when launching an IoT solution – the presentation will be given both at 10:40 AM and 2:20 PM.

Product showcase in the IoT Arena  – November 14-17

Swegon’s New WISE is on display during the entire tradeshow.

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Come and meet us at LDI

LumenRadio’s CRMX™ technology for wireless DMX continues to set the standard for reliable wireless lighting control on movie sets, theatres and architectural lighting across the globe.

At LDI – the leading tradeshow and conference for live design professionals in Las Vegas next week – we will show you how you can control, change and monitor your fixtures wirelessly! Come and see for yourself what all the hype is about! You will find us in Booth 2160 together with our North American distributor, A.C Lighting.

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ABB’s innovation and growth hub SynerLeap choses LumenRadio

LumenRadio is proud to announce that we are now a member of ABB’s innovation and growth hub called SynerLeap, which aims to create an ecosystem for collaboration between ABB and small technology companies.

SynerLeap is located in the heart of the ABB Corporate Research Center in Västerås, Sweden and their vision is to reach shorter innovation cycles, decreased time-to-market and together strengthen the competitiveness. As the name implies it is about finding synergies between companies, partners, unique infrastructure and expertise and to let companies take the big Leap.

LumenRadio has been chosen as one of the technology companies that for a period of 18 months will have access to ABB’s infrastructure, customers and business areas to promote LumenRadio’s growth. And during that period LumenRadio will also give ABB an injection of innovative technology, energy and entrepreneurial culture.

“SynerLeap represents an opportunity for LumenRadio to solidify the relationship with the ABB Group, and provides a platform for us to interact with the product divisions within ABB related to the wireless solutions of tomorrow.” says Peter Lindkvist, Sales Director at LumenRadio and main responsible for the SynerLeap partnership.

Magnus Backman. Photo credit Jonas Bilberg

”We are excited to welcome LumenRadio as our new SynerLeap member. We see a lot of opportunities in LumenRadio’s wireless connectivity solutions and having them close by, it will be much easier to network and find synergies together with the other SynerLeap companies and ABB”, says Magnus Backman, Head of Energy & Power at SynerLeap.

“We look forward to bringing our knowledge of Future-Proof connectivity to the table, and to co-create wireless applications worthy of bearing the ABB name, in terms of reliability and quality-of-service.” concludes Peter Lindkvist.

More information about SynerLeap can be found at www.synerleap.com.

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