Custom lighting solution for Melbourne Airport created using Wireless DMX

Melbourne Airport welcomes over 30 million travellers each year, with that number set to grow over the next few years. A team of visionaries at APAM (Australia Pacific Airports Melbourne) decided that these travellers, and those who come to greet them, deserved a better experience.

LumenRadio’s long-term OEM partner, ENTTEC, together with Mint Lighting Design, was brought on-board to provide a custom lighting solution to realize the vision and design proposed for Melbourne Airport.

Mint Lighting Design and ENTTEC transformed the forecourt and main terminal facade with a dynamic lighting installation.

The project has 12 individual sites programmed as one to create an intricate, synchronized light show with more than 40,000 pixels requiring 57 universes of control. The project involved more than 2,140 individual components.

In order to distribute DMX data to the difficult locations of the site, ENTTEC custom-made a wireless DMX system to suit the site-specific requirements. The wireless system contains one transmitter and nine receivers, all based on LumenRadio’s Wireless DMX OEM modules. Due to the extreme flexibility of the modules, the team at ENTTEC were able to create these custom solutions at speed to fit the project time-line.

The sheer scale of the site, access issues and the number of control channels needed (over 40,000) meant that we had to use every tool in the box

Nicolas Moreau, ENTTEC Founder and General Manager