LumenRadio Illuminates the Old City Walls of Jerusalem

The Walls of Jerusalem have protected the Old city of Jerusalem since ancient times. In the project of illuminating the Walls, the choice has been narrowed down to wireless solution, but there were still several challenges to be considered. Never before has wireless DMX technology been used outdoors in this fashion in Israel.

LumenRadio’s Israeli distributor Danor Theatre and Studio Systems, were tasked with an unique challenge of illuminating the Walls. Due to the vast distances required to spread the lighting system, and the irregular layout of the walls and its surrounding landscape, the task could be only be realized with the help of a wireless DMX solution. For the successful completion of this project, Danor has selected LumenRadio’s excellent DMX wireless system for its unmatched reliability, and ease of use and installation.

Today, one side of the wall has been fully set up and the plans for illuminating the three remaining walls are being finalized. To continue with LumenRadio´s Wireless DMX technology is an obvious choice for Erez Hardar at Danor who expresses his satisfaction and confidence with the project’s successful outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erez has added; “When this project has been first discussed, I knew it was going to be unique and something that has never been done before here in Israel. Using wireless DMX technology – outdoors, in a very complicated area, both geographically and physically, with a wide range of poles to cover.”

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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.

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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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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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LumenRadio is used at a high-profile launch event for new car

LumenRadio is used at a high-profile launch event for new car

At a recent unveiling of a new car from a high-profile car manufacturer, Mattias Oslak, Light designer from Mediatec Solutions, used a total 180 fixtures, alongside a number of LumenRadio transmitters, to illuminate and control both the indoor and outdoor environment.

At the launch event, which was held at the Volvo Studios in Milano, a large number of SGM R2’s were used to illuminate the Volvo XC40 and to light up the front part of the stage. In an area of over 200 square meters, where no cabled fixtures were allowed, Mattias opted to go with LumenRadio as his choice for reliable wireless DMX connectivity.

“I have worked with LumenRadio products for several years and choose it because of the great reliability and flexibility. When using LumenRadio’s wireless technology  together with battery-powered fixtures, a world of creative, but yet reliable, options presents themselves.” says, Mattias Oslak  Light designer at Mediatec Solutions Sweden AB.

At the same event, Mattias mounted a number of Astera fixtures, such as the AX10, AX5 and AX3, onto rails and custom-made brackets in order to light up the decor. In the event hall, where cabled solutions were not permitted, Mattias used the battery-powered fixtures to allow for the decor to be moved around, all while still using LumenRadio transmitters to control the fixtures.

“At high-profile events such as this, where the demands for reliability and flexibility are extremely high, there’s no better option than LumenRadio” says Robert Larsson, International Sales Manager at LumenRadio. He continues: “I think that Mattias trusting LumenRadio to do the job at an event like this is a testament to the value we offer our customers. With the flexibility wireless connectivity offers, all while still being extremely reliable, I believe lighting designers should start to think about wireless connectivity not only as an option, but rather as a standard in their future work.”

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LumenRadio selected technology partner for ARRI’s new wireless platform

Film & Broadcasting market leader ARRI have selected LumenRadio as its technology partner for their wireless offer going forward. The first products to be released are the SkyLink and the SkyPanel S360-C, both debuting at IBC 2017.

“In the year of their 100th anniversary, ARRI have taken the step to go wireless and join LumenRadio’s ever-growing list of OEM’s and end-users who are using our ultra-reliable CRMX technology. This further solidifies our position as the de facto standard for wireless DMX within Film & Broadcasting, which is both a blessing and a responsibility – we will have to continue to deliver on our promise of Wireless Without Worries.” says Robert Larsson, International Sales Manager and responsible for LumenRadio’s business within Professional Lighting.

The SkyLink product is a particularly interesting development, as it opens for retrofitting the huge installed base of ARRI SkyPanels in the market. This provides ARRI with an end-to-end solution, adding wireless connectivity with a minimum of effort. As production sets always push the boundaries in terms of creativity and flexibility to stay competitive, this product will help existing set-ups take the next leap.

“We are very proud of earning ARRI’s trust and adding them to our reference list. We are positive this will further reassure our current and future OEM partners that CRMX is the technology of choice for Film & Broadcasting – the only solution that truly can fulfill the reliability requirements of this high-stake business.” concludes Peter Lindkvist, Sales Director at LumenRadio.

LumenRadio are visiting IBC 2017 on Friday September 15 – please reach out if you are there and would like to know more about CRMX and our ultra-reliable connectivity solutions.

Read more:

http://www.arri.com/news/news/skypanels-go-wireless-with-skylink/

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SuperNova 4 – Now available for Download!

LumenRadio, world leaders in wireless DMX, are now making SuperNova 4 available for download. SuperNova 4, a complete system management tool for lighting rigs, was showcased at ProLight + Sound in April and brings an all new flat UI design and improved performance.

The new features and improved UI has made this market leading RDM management tool even better.
With support for both CRMX and 3rd party Art-Net nodes from other manufacturers, SuperNova provides a clear and detailed view of the status of your entire network – both wired and wireless devices. RDM enabled fixtures can be configured and monitored from the software, with configuration of common parameters just a click away.

SuperNova 4 features a new and improved UI. The all-new flat design is aimed to work extremely well on not only your regular laptop, but also on tablet type computers with touch screen, such as Microsoft Surface. There is also a new bright theme featuring higher contrast, perfect for use in outdoor conditions.

Among the new features is that now you have unlimited access to RDM through 3rd party Art-Net nodes for any number of universes, configuration of dimmer specific parameters such as dimmer curves, improved support for sub-devices, improved support for saving complete projects to disk and improved support for multi-screen systems.

As showcased on Prolight + Sound SuperNova 4 is now available for download on our homepage. Furthermore SuperNova 4 now supports the latest version of Java, which means that it now will install and run on any new version of Microsoft Windows or Apple’s Mac OS.

Download it here:

More information:
Michael Karlsson, R&D Manager LumenRadio
michael.karlsson@lumenradio.com
+46708979597

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LMP receives LumenRadio’s Distributor of the Year Award        

Leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer and connectivity enabler, LumenRadio, is very proud to present LMP as the Distributor of the Year for outstanding performance in 2016. During a ceremony at Prolight + Sound, Oliver Winkler and Nikolai Klostermann from LMP accepted the award on behalf of the company – a custom engraved transmitter presented to them by Peter Lindkvist from LumenRadio.

LMP is the exclusive LumenRadio distributor in Germany and has provided the German market with LumenRadio’s wireless DMX products since 2010. LMP is one of the largest distributors in Europe with a thirtyseven year track record of distributing top brands to customers all over Germany and with professionalism and devotion they have established CRMX as the natural choice for wireless lighting controls in Germany.

“During an otherwise challenging year, this team has shown that focus, hard work and the right attitude still can significantly grow business on a mature market” says Peter Lindkvist, Sales Director at LumenRadio.

“It has been great working with LumenRadio and distributing their CRMX technology which today is a natural first choice for customers who want quality and reliable products, says Marc Petzold, Managing Partner at LMP. He continues “We are very proud to receive this Distributor of the Year Award. Thanks to my team which did an amazing job over the last years to establish the young and innovative brand also in Germany as an integral part of professional DMX distribution.”

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Leading wireless DMX and RDM products UL listed

LumenRadio, world leader in wireless DMX and RDM, is pleased to announce that its products have been approved by UL.

 The government approved safety inspection company UL, Underwriters Laboratories, is renowned for being leading within safety analysis of products. After thorough testing and inspection UL approved the LumenRadio CRMX products.

The Nova series of indoor transmitters, receivers and flex units are now UL Listed and the Outdoor series is UL Recognized for installation purposes.

“The tremendous growth on the North American market has driven the certification work that now shows that LumenRadio’s CRMX products complies with the relevant standards for safety” says Peter Lindkvist, Sales Director of LumenRadio.

The continuous factory inspections carried out by UL guarantees customers guaranteed that the products comply with all applicable standards.

 

 

 

 

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CRMX Nova USB TX is making Hollywood truly wireless

LumenRadio’s technology enables complete wirelessness in the Film & Broadcasting industry – unparalleled flexibility, combined with uncompromised reliability, is the new normal.

 The last couple of years LumenRadio has announced partnerships with several of the biggest players within lighting systems for the motion picture, television and photography industries such as Cineo, Kino Flo, LiteGear, DMG Lumière and Innovative Dimmers – with several other major brands in the pipeline.

Products equipped with wireless DMX control using LumenRadio’s industry-leading CRMX technology give gaffers and lighting artists rigging solutions they have never even dreamed of before – they choose wireless today because of the ease-of-use, reliability and increased flexibility. Combined with much improved battery technology, these professionals now have the possibility of complete wirelessness – simplifying their work on set and simultaneously cutting production times and costs.

With LumenRadio’s CRMX Nova USB TX wireless DMX is more accessible than ever – just plug the device into a Windows-tablet running your choice of lighting control software, and you have a complete wireless light controller right at your fingertips. Add battery-powered fixtures from any of the many manufacturers that integrate CRMX (or use plug-in receivers from e.g. Innovative Dimmers in non-wireless fixtures) to even eliminate the need for power cables – making your set truly wireless.

The CRMX Nova TX USB’s small size and easy-to-use USB interface makes it suitable for the Film & Broadcasting industry, as well as small-to-medium sized temporary shows.

“The Film & Broadcasting industries present a unique challenge and opportunity for us – a requirement for ultra-reliable wireless communication in a challenging radio environment and a very clear incentive for going wireless. They will push us to deliver fully on our promise of Wireless Without Worries, while we will help them to develop the next generation of set lighting – fully embracing the concept of complete wirelessness” says Peter Lindkvist, Sales Director at LumenRadio.

Experience how wireless technology can make your set truly wireless at our booth C76 in hall 3.0 at Prolight + Sound 2017.

 

 

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RDMchip from LumenRadio – TiMo’s baby brother

LumenRadio, world leaders in reliable wireless DMX, announces the availability of the RDMchip – the world’s smallest wireless RDM receiver.

 TiMo just got a baby brother – the RDMchip. RDMchip has all the features of a TiMo RX crammed into a package of just 6×6 mm. Add a few ancillary components and you have a highly integrated wireless receiver that can talk both DMX and RDM.

The RDMchip is a result from close cooperation with some of LumenRadio’s key customers that selected LumenRadio as their preferred technology provider for wireless technology.

LumenRadio’s Sales Director Peter Lindkvist explains: “The RDMchip targets high-volume customers that are ready to commit to having wireless DMX as a standard. There’s obviously some additional work and investment needed when putting the solution directly onto your own PCB, compared to working with a pre-certified module like the TiMo, but from a cost and footprint perspective there are significant advantages for the customer.”

Niclas Norlén, the company’s CTO, elaborates: “With the RDMchip a truly wireless fixture can be made extremely cheap, without even the need for a user interface – instead the users do all the configuration wirelessly with RDM – for instance with our RDM controller SuperNova, or any other RDM controller though our wireless proxies. The RDMchip can even be cheaper than some XLR connectors.”

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