It’s about trendsetters, not followers
Wireless Solution Sweden AB is the world’s leading manufacturer of the most popular, reliable and exciting Wireless lighting control equipment, W-DMX™, now celebrating 500,000 units sold worldwide and around 50 high end OEM partners.
Founded in 2003 by top professionals from the lighting industry and wireless communication engineers, the company designs and produces this twice award-winning Wireless DMX system that is today the un-official standard for those that require the most dependable product available for transmitting lighting control data wirelessly, no matter the distance or location.
W-DMX™ product line makes large, creative, or technically complex installations possible through the wireless distribution of lighting control signals. Award winning reliability and one-button-to-go setup allow for quick installation of lighting fixtures, on-time completion of time-sensitive projects and faster, more efficient and less labor intensive load-in and load-out of rental equipment.
Wireless Solution’s product range boasts indoor as well as IP65 rated outdoor models and can be used in even the most complex lighting systems today. The only manufacturer on the market carrying a whole range of wireless equipment and accessories, even the most complex turnkey systems can be specified and supplied in their entirety by Wireless Solution. On top of our “boxed” solutions, we offer the most competitive and creative solution for OEM application. From the smallest W-DMX™ COB with a footprint of 6x6mm to the most advance dual band and soon to come triple band technology.
Wireless Solution releases its first product – the Swelite W-DMX. This G1 unit was never sold, only built as a prototype for SIB 2004. The radio was built inside a Sunlite enclosure.
The first product
The first product was built, inside an aluminium housing – the BlackBox G2 was the first commercially available transmitter. The product was subsequently launched in the USA. An IP 65 version was also built, called the BlackBox IP65 Outdoor transmitter.
Finding its way
In a wireless shootout against 5 competitors, our products received the following review: “The W-DMX™ system outshone the rest. Despite trying, we could not get it to fall over using the interference tests, and it performed the best in the range tests“.
2006 also marked the year of the first sales in China, thus starting our OEM business.
Becoming a trendsetter
W-DMX™ launched G3, in redesigned boxes, creating the S-1, S-2 and T-1 Pro series, along with the Micro S-1 and R-512 range. Also introduced the S-2 Dual Universe transmitter.
This was also the year Wireless Solution appointed a distributor in Australia, and was part of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Countdown Ceremony. It was also featured in the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki.
In 2007, the first lighting fixture adopted a W-DMX™ receiver module: the SGM Palco 5.
W-DMX™ on tour
The first international tour to take W-DMX™ was Céline Dion’s 2008 tour. Wireless Solution also completed an installation at the Singapore Flyer with its new BlackBox S-2000, a rack mount transmitter (now known as ProBox).
W-DMX™ also played a role at Coachella, Stagecoach Festival, and Lights up Sydney Harbour.
30,000 units worldwide
Wireless Solution celebrated 30,000 units sold worldwide – this was an incredible achievement for a company celebrating its 5th year, and already established as a market leader of Wireless DMX.
2009 was also the release year of the UglyBox and Co-Existence tools, and the WhiteBox series – a complete range necessary for the many outdoor installations the company had been involved with.
The 4th generation came out, with redesigned hardware and software. For the first time, W-DMX™ starts transmitting on both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency ranges. It also introduced the ProBox F-2500 as a dual-universe transceiver and/or single-universe repeater.
Shelly Li joins W-DMX™ as the Regional Sales Manager, bringing over 30 OEM Partners who adopted W-DMX™ into their fixtures.
This was also the year that W-DMX™ debuted the BlueBox, at PLASA London. The company also played another role at the Eurovision 2010.
For the first time, W-DMX™ was used at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, along with several Hollywood movies including Cowboys & Aliens, Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides, Super 8, Star Trek and many others.
This was also the year that marked the release of the BlackBox MK2, and that Claypaky, DTS and Ayrton joined as OEM partners.
Wireless Solution sales also grew 50% in turnover over the previous year, a remarkable achievement given the international economic landscape of the year.
Ra-ra-ah-ah-ah, Roma Roma-ma
G4S was chosen as the preferable Wireless DMX solution for Lady Gaga’s tour.
Wireless Solution was nominate the highest ranking of financial strength from International Dun & Brandstreet with AAA, a category that accounts for less than 2% of Swedish companies.
Kneel for your Queen
Wireless Solution became part of Beyoncé’s 2013 tour, and the 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup.
Several milestones in R&D were achieved, including a granted technical patent for W-DMX™.
The 5th Generation of W-DMX™ came out – the first and only Wireless DMX solution with tri-band transmission, a wide-range of products for different applications, and a series of OEM products that were now implemented by over 50 OEM Partners.
It also marked Wireless Solution’s 15th year in the market, making it the oldest European manufacturer of Wireless DMX, with the largest international presence than any other brand in the sector.
Tomorrow’s technologies Today
Are you wireless?
W-DMX™ is a true ‘plug and play’ system for transmitting both DMX and RDM and Ethernet data wirelessly, incorporating advanced technology including Adaptive Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (AFHSS) to dynamically avoid other radio frequency users, built-in dual-band for better performance in even the toughest environments, and RDM and Ethernet support to keep on top of your lighting system without fail. On top of this with new functions like Data-Safe for error correction and Invisi-Wire.
Wireless Solution continues to invest tirelessly in R&D, and has a full gamut of products lined up for the future. Wireless Solution Sweden Sales AB is, and will continue to be, the leader in Wireless lighting control worldwide. With around 50 OEM partners integrating W-DMX™ into a whole range of lighting products, and over 350,000 units manufactured, we are the true world leader in Wireless lighting control. Wireless Solution continues to develop new technology for the DMX, RDM and Ethernet protocols, such as our patented radio technology.
Wireless Solution Sweden Sales AB works closely with major manufacturers, lighting designers and production companies to produce what the market wants and needs. Products are proudly carry the “Made In Sweden” mark, our personal guarantee of the top-notch quality and world leading reliability of our products.