At this year PLASA London show, LumenRadio was honored to receive the Gold Innovation Award for their innovation of the world’s smallest wireless DMX receiver, CRMXchip.
Every year PLASA presents a number of awards for innovation at the PLASA London show, together with an award for sustainability. In addition to these regular awards, the judges are afforded the ability, if they see fit, to present a gold award – an award designed to recognize innovation in a product which will make dramatic changes to the industry as a whole. This year, the honor of this gold award was bestowed upon LumenRadio for CRMXchip – a wireless DMX receiver which measures only 6mm x 6mm.
LumenRadio are no strangers to the awards ceremony, having collected three PLASA innovation awards in 2009, 2010 and 2013, as well as numerous prizes for top start-up businesses in Sweden. However, this years PLASA show bestowed an honor none of the team expected – “If ever there was a game changer, this is it”, the judges began when summing up the award.
The awarding of the Gold Innovation trophy to LumenRadio marks the companies fourth innovation award in just six years – with previous awards in 2009 for the CRMX Nova product line and 2010 for the CRMX Nova Flex – both of which have now become standards in rental and installation markets worldwide. In 2013, LumenRadio was honored again for SuperNova 3 – pushing the boundaries of what is possible in RDM control and making it accessible to everyone.
When summarizing the award for CRMXchip, the judges continued – “The low price point and incredibly small dimensions mean that there is now no excuse for not making wireless DMX a standard feature of every lighting product that uses DMX. The only option now should be whether the application calls for copper or air, not whether a light has the in-built option. This could be the beginning of Skynet for lighting.”
CRMXchip wasn’t the only honor for LumenRadio on the night, which also received an honorable mention for CRMX TiMo – “TiMo is an implementation of the CRMXchip, both of which will have a profound impact on our industry. TiMo adds RDM and transmission capabilities to the CRMXchip, and it’s pricing and small form factor make it standout in entertainment lighting.”
CTO and co-founder of LumenRadio, Niclas Norlen, commented, “This is an honor that nobody on the team expected. We pride ourselves on pushing technology further and we knew that CRMXchip was a leap forward – to be recognized once again as innovators proves that it really is about innovation, not imitation! The only question we have now internally is – how do we win again next year? I can tell you already we have a few ideas coming…watch this space!”