St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg, in Russia, has recently taken W-DMX™ in a revamp of the lighting and control systems of the space. The project was assigned to Candela, a local installation company, who completed the job in the end of 2016.
Designed by August Montferrand in mid-19th century, the space is a testament of Neo-Classicism, and of truly amazing painting, sculpture and mosaics. The engineers responsible for the refurbishment decided not to use any signal cable – as it would stand out from the iconic architecture – and use Micro G4S transceiver and receivers instead, making the whole installation completely wireless.
The project featured (1) Micro F-1 G4S transceiver and (5) Micro R-512 G4S receivers, located on the colonnades and central dome, receiving Wireless DMX data to control the lighting status across the cathedral, including wall washing, and spotting on central lusters. The distance between the transmitter and the furthest receiver was 50 meters. “As we were dealing with an important cultural monument, cable was not allowed in the installation”, said the Technical Project Manager at Candela, also adding: “we had a great chance to reduce the amount of cable at a great cost, with superb reliability”.
Wireless Solution Sweden is represented in Russia by Imlight Showtechnic. Vitaly Balandin, manager of ProLight department, commented: “Imlight is an ambassador for W-DMX™ in Russia. We believe in their high reliability, and love the versatility of their devices, as well as their compatibility with products from Clay Paky, DTS, Silver Star, Studio Due and many other brands that we also champion in Russia”.