W-DMX™ by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is currently controlling a beautiful display of holiday lighting at Stockholm Concert Hall in downtown Stockholm, Sweden. The installation includes 32 pcs SGM P5’s equipped with W-DMX OEM PCB. The lighting is controlled from a GrandMA PC Wing located inside the hall.
The W-DMX gear consists of WhiteBox F-1 as transmitter and WhiteBox F-2 units working as repeaters this to be able to control all the sides of the Stockholm Concert Hall. Jonas Nilsson that is on-site technician from Wireless Solution was on site before and during the installation and explains, “The WhiteBox F-2’s are placed around the Concert Hall on the same poles as the fixtures, and are working as repeaters. This was the only way to solve this installation since we were not allowed to cause any damage to the building. Both OMNI Directional and Directional antennas were used in combination for the best result.” All gear was supplied by Lagom & Gott AB.
Wireless Solution offer to all our clients worldwide an On-Site Support Service, this include that an high qualified staff with knowledge about W-DMX products as well lighting come on-site before installation starts to verify and check the installation goes smoothly. The first thing that is done is that the projected is planned in the W-DMX R&D Office to confirm the estimated equipment to be used, after that our technician come on-site an investigate the complete frequency in the area and make sure to remove the most saturated channels of interference and make sure that the W-DMX system can co-exist with all other wireless networks. The W-DMX technician stay on-site during the installation and make sure that all equipment is installed according to plan and working perfectly.
Stockholm Concert hall, inaugurated in 1926 and designed by Ivar Tengbom is home to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. It is also where the awarding ceremonies for the Nobel Prize and the Polar Music Prize are held annually.
Lighting Designer Per Sundin describes his design: “The interesting aspect with the facade of Stockholm Concert hall is the blue color which is in big contrast to the classical Stockholm colors from the 18th century – golden ocher, English red and gray. I have, for a long time, worked and developed ideas around a lighting concept for facade lighting, where I work with the existing colors and pigments. Stockholm’s old city districts with color scale is the perfect environment to be able to tune in the color mix and find the ultimate color wavelength that mirrors the pigment color of the facades I have chosen to work with controllable lighting fixtures. In this case SGM P5 with W-DMX. I control each fixture around the building.”
Sundin continues, “A part of the concept is also something I call ‘lighting during commercial hours’ which means the lighting level follows the city pulse, higher during store open hours and the decrease during evening when the pulse and traffic goes down. I have been working W-DMX for many projects before, like Eurovision Song Contest as well Nobel Prize and we are always offered a great support and service from Wireless Solution. In this projects with temporary poles around the Concert Hall, Wireless DMX was the only choice and it worked perfectly with W-DMX.”