Wireless Solution Sweden’s W-DMX™ recently took part in the 2008 EXIT Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. Described as a festival “where hedonism meets activism”, the EXIT Festival is one of the largest and fastest-growing festivals in Europe, with the 2008 lineup featuring Nightwish, Primal Scream, Ministry and the Sex Pistols, among many others.
Started in 2000, the festival caters to a crowd that shares values, environmental awareness and tolerance and is open to the different cultures, and also wants to make the world around them a better place. In 2007, EXIT was awarded the prestigious UK Festival award for the best festival in Europe for 2007, as voted for by festivalgoers from all over the world. A crowd of over 200,000 visitors showed up for the 2008 festival, which is held near the historic Petrovaradin Fortress, built high on the banks of the River Danube and offering a stunning view of Novi Sad. EXIT Festival has more than 25 stages, and more than half are going wireless, especially the main stage with 4 universes controlled with W-DMXTM by Wireless Solution, running over 100 moving heads including Robe, Vari-Lite and Martin, and a separate DANCE Arena with 2 wireless DMX universes. Other stages ran 1 DMX universe with 1 or 2 W-DMX receivers. W-DMX equipment was supplied by Chameleon D.O.O. in Russia. Ivan Krsev of Chameleon said, “The W-DMX signal was rock solid. It was reassuring to have this technology for one of the most popular festivals in Europe. It was absolutely seamless.” W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is the number one system on the market for Wireless DMX, winning awards at major trade shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Lighting & Sound International magazine proclaimed that W-DMX “outshone the rest” in an independent test, “The Great Wireless Shootout”. It has been used in high profile projects all over the world, including the Celine Dion World Tour, the Pyramids of Giza, Times Square in New York City and on the world’s largest ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer. For more about EXIT Festival, visit www.exitfest.org.