In Riviera del Brenta, to North-East of Italy, Studio Due lit up Villa Pisani for the first time in the venue’s history, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Ballin – a famous brand of shoes. The designers specified a mix of LED fixtures from the Italian manufacturer, all controlled via W-DMX™ in order to minimise the visual impact on site.
For the main façade several EasyColor 12 RGBW/FC units were used – these are battery powered wireless colour changers with 12 RGBW (12 Watt) LEDs. Thanks to the lithium-ion battery and the IP67 protection, these units were the perfect fit to the outdoor installation. Furthermore, each unit includes a Wireless DMX PICO MCX OEM PCB with an external antenna, which allows them to received data from a transmission point at 700 meters at line-of-sigh. To transmit this data, a Blackbox F-1 was used, linked to all the Studio Due units.
At the rear of the façade there were several Archiled FC RGBW (Full Colour) units – also with W-DMX™ as part of one of the included optional features – no cables were passed along the façade. This last one also contains a DMX PICO OEM Receiver with an internal antenna.
The key to Wireless control is radio transmission, as Niclas Arvidsoon – CEO of W-DMX™ – explains: “Any antenna, whether it’s W-DMX™, sound radio mics or even on your phones, has got a radiation pattern: this means they will transmit better at a certain direction and perhaps be less efficient at another. Our standard antennas are omni directional, so that first-time users don’t have to think about this complex scheme”.
Omni-directional antennas transmit efficiently 360 degrees – the Wireless Solution standard antennas (3dBi) are tested at 700 meter (line-of-sight) with over 90% reception quality. “This means we can still transmit over that distance, but bearing in mind the link drop”, added Arvidsson.
Villa Pisani is a great story about W-DMX™’s OEM partnerships: “We trust Studio Due to innovate and create outstanding products. And in return we will do whatever possible to support them in using the best Wireless DMX technology on the market, allowing them to create innovative solutions” Arvidsson comments.
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