Wireless Solution Sweden AB recently played a major role in the transformation of Genclik Park, a centrally located park in Ankara, Turkey, once known for run-down restaurants and dingy atmosphere into a safe haven of light, color and imagination in the capital’s city center.
Lighting designer Duilio Passariello approached this project in 2006 with a brief from the city mayor to transform the site from a dark, uninviting space to one that left visitors with a positive and lasting impression. He turned to Istanbul Telesine and Philips Turkey, who supplied the project with an array of equipment including 165 Martin Exterior 600 outdoor wash lights, 120 Martin Inground uplights, 120 Seasplash LED fixtures for underwater lighting and over 430 Colorblast LED fixtures accenting the trees surrounding the park. The fixtures were spread over twelve universes with distances up to 2.2 kilometers (1.4 miles) from the controller, a Martin Maxxyz console. With the large distances between the controller and the fixtures themselves, W-DMX™M from Wireless Solution was the only option. Due to the presence of W-LAN used within the park, the site survey team used the W-DMX™ Co-existance tool to prevent W-DMX™ from interfering with other users. The built-in software is designed to make this a quick and painless process. A total of 12 transmitters, fitted with 14dBi antennas were connected to 21 receivers, all with 8dBi antennas. It was important that the equipment could withstand the harsh conditions outdoors in Ankara, with temperatures ranging from -14˚C up to 38˚C, so the award-winning W-DMX™ IP-65 rated Outdoor BlackBox units were chosen. Said Ugur Gokcek from Istanbul Telesine, “The system was just so easy to learn and set-up, and once it was connected, even with these huge distances, it never stopped working!” Genclik park will have its grand opening in August 2009, where it will cement its place amongst some of the most visually stunning and creatively lit parks in the world, all with the help of W-DMX™ from Wireless Solution. LD: Duilio Passariello Philips technichian: Erdem Yildirimer Telesine tech: Ugur Gokcek W-DMX™ by Wireless Solution Sweden AB has become the world standard for wireless DMX, winning awards on both sides of the Atlantic. W-DMX™ “outshone the rest” in an independent test (Lighting & Sound International). Specified with perfect results in high-profile lighting projects everywhere, W-DMX has been used for lighting the Pyramids of Giza; Céline Dion’s Taking Chances Tour; Times Square in New York City; the 2008 Nobel Prize Banquet; the world’s largest Ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer; and many more.