UDDEVALLA, SWEDEN – AUGUST 17, 2007 – Tens of thousands of people from all over the world gathered together last week at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to celebrate the one-year countdown ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
UDDEVALLA, SWEDEN – AUGUST 17, 2007 – Tens of thousands of people from all over the world gathered together last week at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to celebrate the one-year countdown ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Tiananmen Square is a 40 meter square (130 x 130 feet) with a background of the Tiananmen Tower. Within the venue, several large lighting towers were rigged with more than 300 computer lighting fixtures plus several powerful searchlights, totaling more than 500 lighting fixtures in all. All of these lighting fixtures were controlled with only four lighting consoles. To achieve the multitude of lighting changes while overcoming the difficulty of the long transmission distance without any cables, Leifull Light and Sound of Guangzhou proposed an effective solution. They supplied 4 W-DMX systems from Wireless Solution Sweden AB to control the searchlights and the area light of the Tiananmen Tower, and used a 6dB high-power antenna to guarantee the signal’s stability. The entire W-DMX system performed flawlessly from the time lighting programming commenced on 5th August to the end of the ceremony on 8th August. After the ceremony, W-DMX was unanimously recognized as an outstanding product by the experts involved with the project. Lighting Designer Sha Xiaolan claimed, «It is so stable and user-friendly.» W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is the only system on the market for Wireless DMX that is dual award winning, at both PLASA 2004 and again at LDI 2005 in Orlando. Most recently, W-DMX «outshone the rest» in an independent Wireless Shootout held by Lighting & Sound International magazine. It has been used in high profile projects all over the world, including the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, 2006 Nobel Prize Banquet, the World Cup Opening Ceremonies and Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium show.