W-DMX is proving its power to Europe in the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest, to be held May 10 and 12 in Helsinki, Finland. 37 W-DMX Generation 3 BlackBox units, manufactured by Wireless Solution Sweden AB, will be used to send wireless DMX signal to moving trusses and other equipment during the show, eliminating the need for excess cable.
W-DMX will control a total of 6 universes of DMX, including moving trusses containing Syncrolite B-52s and moving lights. It is also used on a 120cm large prism mirror ball suspended from the ceiling, custom assembled mobile fog machines, and a Cyberhoist-rigged Fogscreen that descends from above the stage during the interval act. The new W-DMX Generation 3 BlackBox has a high power radio output with up to 375mW and uses AFHSS and TDMA to avoid interference – even in a television broadcast environment loaded with 24 cameras and a hostile radio signal atmosphere. Eurovision Song Contest is a massive production that doesn’t take any chances with equipment failure – further proof that W-DMX is the most dependable wireless DMX system on the market. Ola Melzig, Production Manager for Eurovision 2007 says, “it’s working very, very well and we haven’t had any problems.” 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 2006 Nobel Prize Banquet, the World Cup Opening Ceremonies, Winter Olympics and Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium show. Photo by Joan Lyman: W-DMX controls Cyberhoist-rigged truss pods that lower six Syncrolite B-52s to shine through a MiTRIX screen during the performance by Georgia.