The Swedish manufacturer of W-DMX™ has sponsored the final-year students of the University of South Wales, in the United Kingdom, with Wireless DMX technology.
As part of the 3-year bachelor, the students have to design and manufacture a product relevant to the lighting industry and present it at a public showcase that generally happens towards the last few weeks of the course.
One of those projects was called “Glowhite” – designed and manufactured by students Jonathan Ashford, Dominic Boston and Sam Clay, this variable white light included a 16-bit dimming driver by EldoLED and a W-DMX™ NANO TRX G5 module that could control this E27 lamp wirelessly.
Dom Boston, who was involved with Wireless Solution’s stand at Prolight + Sound 2018, commented: “ After working on the stand and explaining how these OEM products work to customers, it was great to be able to get hands on and integrate one of the latest G5 OEM cards into our final year project. Thanks to its compact size, the Nano TRX fit perfectly inside our product and allowed us to integrate DMX into the lamp. One of the nicest features of the W-DMX range is without any user configuration, the lamp could be powered on and paired using the W-DMX transmitter push button, eliminating the need for the user to take the lamp apart to connect wirelessly.” Sam Clay, the teams electronics guru, added: “It just worked, no hassle, no complex configuration and a perfect size for our product“.
For David Ferraz, International Business Development Manager at Wireless Solution, this event is crucial to the development of any aspiring lighting professional: “These students come out from the university with an amazing background from all aspects of this industry – there are alumni working for great companies like Robe, ER Productions, Facebook, BBC, and artists like Royal Blood, Take That, Metallica, among many others. Wireless Solution cannot be prouder collaborating with this institution”.
Stuart Green, Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology program at the University of South Wales added: “It’s great to partner with an industry-leader of Wireless DMX technology. The USW benefits greatly from partnerships with manufacturers but, above all, the students get involved with leaders from the very beginning. And that creates an enormous talent pool upon graduation”.
You can find more about Glowhite here.