Join City Theatrical at LDI in November 2017

      ​City Theatrical's 2017 Preview 



City Theatrical will be demonstrating their new technology at the LDI Show on stand 2660 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 17 - 19, 2017. 

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Multiverse by City Theatrical
We are proud to introduce the new Multiverse family of wireless DMX/RDM products created by City Theatrical.

The Multiverse family of wireless DMX/RDM products gives lighting users a new range of options for performing lighting tasks more easily then ever, while producing less disruptive radio energy. Our vision of the new lighting world is one in which every DMX device contains a tiny, inexpensive, Multiverse module, and where legacy lighting products have a Multiverse Node near them, allowing entire productions of hundreds of fixtures and dozens of universes to be operated wirelessly.

Multiverse® Node  

Multiverse Node
The Multiverse Node is the first building block of the Multiverse system. Each tiny Multiverse Node is a transceiver. As a single universe transmitter, it functions in a similar plug and play manner to our SHoW DMX SHoW Baby®, but speaks the more advanced Multiverse language. As a receiver, it is the primary receiver in the Multiverse system, and can be a part of a larger multi-universe setup. Its features include:

-Built-in 2.4GHz (for worldwide use) and 900MHz (for use in the Americas only) radios allow the user to select which single universe to transmit on, and which radio band to transmit on via the SHoW ID
-Single universe receiver that allows user to select desired universe
-A very simple user interface to set SHoW ID and universe
-Rugged cast aluminum enclosure
-A single dual band antenna
-XLR input and output
-A hanging bracket for hanging from pipe or truss
-Optional yoke mount bracket
-Optional battery pack

Multiverse® Transmitter 

Multiverse Transmitter

The Multiverse Transmitter opens a new world in wireless DMX/RDM. Its Ethernet input allows it to take in Streaming ACN or Art-Net and to transmit any of nine user selectable universes of DMX/RDM (five in the 2.4GHz band and four in the 900MHz band) while using only a fraction of the radio energy of any present day single universe wireless DMX transmitter. It also has a built-in Bluetooth radio receiver that allows it to communicate with City Theatrical’s multi award-winning DMXcat™ app from the user’s smartphone. This gives the user smartphone control of any lighting fixture that is part of the Multiverse setup, whether it is a lighting fixture with a Multiverse module inside, a lighting fixture receiving its data from a Multiverse Node, or any wired fixture downstream of those devices. The Multiverse Transmitter is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing for communication and control from tablet-based Wi-Fi lighting controllers, like Luminair. Features of the Multiverse Transmitter include:

-Four radios: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for inputs, 900MHz and 2.4GHz for Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM output
-Ethernet input for Streaming ACN and Art-Net
-All setup and user choices made with our free DMXcat app
-Rugged cast aluminum enclosure
-A hanging bracket is included for hanging from a pipe or truss
-Multiple user control via DMXcat app or Luminair 

Multiverse® Gateway 

Multiverse Gateway

The Multiverse Gateway is a transceiver, and allows the fullest use of the Multiverse system. Like the Multiverse Transmitter, the Multiverse Gateway utilizes four radios (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for inputs, 900MHz and 2.4GHz for wireless DMX/RDM output), and Streaming ACN or Art-Net input. The user can choose which of the nine available universes they would like to broadcast wirelessly, and can choose another eight universes to output locally as wired DMX/RDM. Receivers on the Multiverse Gateway system can either be individual Multiverse Nodes for single wired DMX/RDM output, or additional Multiverse Gateways. When used as receivers, the Multiverse Gateways can output any of the wireless DMX universes received on any of the eight wired DMX outputs, as well as passing along up to nine universes on the Streaming ACN output. Features of the Multiverse Gateway include:

-Four radios: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for inputs, 900MHz and 2.4GHz for wireless DMX/RDM output
-Ethernet input for Streaming ACN and Art-Net
-All setup and user choices made with our free DMXcat app
-Rugged cast aluminum enclosure
-A hanging bracket is included for hanging from a pipe or truss
-Multiple user control via DMXcat app or Luminair

Multiverse® Module
Multiverse Module

The Multiverse Module is a tiny circuit board mounted device for lighting manufacturers that allows them to utilize all of the benefits of a wireless lighting system. Interested manufacturers are invited to contact City Theatrical for information on how to implement the technology. 

Multiverse FAQ:

Q: What happened to SHoW Baby?
A: We will continue to manufacture our popular SHoW Baby with its SHoW DMX Neo radio and it will continue to be available to anyone who needs it or wants to expand their present system.

Q: Can Multiverse products speak with SHoW DMX products?
A: Multiverse products have SHoW IDs that allow them to speak the SHoW DMX Neo language so Multiverse products can be part of a SHoW DMX system, but SHoW DMX devices do not speak the Multiverse language so they can’t be part of a Multiverse system.

Q: When will Multiverse be available?
A: Multiverse Nodes will be shipping in February 2018, Multiverse Transmitters in March, and Multiverse Gateways in April.

Q: When will Multiverse Modules for manufacturers be available?
A: Multiverse Modules for manufacturers are available now and we are already working with manufacturers to implement them into their lighting products. 

Multi Function Test Tool (LDI Debut)

DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool  

City Theatrical‘s multi award-winning DMXcat™ Multifunction Test Tool makes it easy for anyone to control, analyze, or test any DMX lighting fixture, whether it’s a simple LED PAR or a complex moving light. The system consists of a small hardware dongle and a suite of mobile applications. Together, they combine to bring wireless DMX and RDM control plus several other useful functions to the user’s smartphone. The DMXcat solves the problem faced by all users of modern lighting equipment: How to turn on and test DMX lighting gear without using a complicated lighting console. The DMXcat works with both Android and iPhones. 

QolorFLEX by City Theatrical

QolorFLEX™ LED Tape 

QolorFLEX by City Theatrical at LDI

QolorFLEX™ LED Tape is a revolutionary product, allowing LED lighting users to put light in places that were impossible in the past and to create lighting fixtures and lighting effects in a new and inexpensive way. QolorFLEX LED tape has been used on numerous Television shows, Broadway productions, and architectural installations.  

QolorFLEX™ Dimmers 

QolorFLEX Dimmers

We have rebranded our growing line of dimmers for LED tape into the QolorFLEX family, assuring our users that all of our dimmers match perfectly with our ETL listed QolorFLEX LED tape.  We have a wide range of dimmers from tiny ones with wireless DMX receivers built in for props and costumes, to larger higher density dimmers for larger productions, to DINrail mounted dimmers for permanent installations in enclosures.  Call us with your needs and we’ll help you select the dimmer right for your production.   All of our QolorFLEX Dimmers are feature rich, RDM enabled, and have the exceptionally smooth low end dimming that professionals demand.  

QolorPIX® Pixel Controlled Tape and Pixel Controller 

QolorPIXQolorPIX on The Tonight Show's Brainstorm skit

We‘ve adopted an approach to pixel control which offers a high level of creativity combined with plug and play usability. Each QolorPIX controller is preconfigured with personality profiles which can be combined and tuned to produce thousands of dynamic effects using only a few DMX channels. Chases, fades, scrolls, bursts, and other effects can be created and saved as needed. QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape connects to the controller using industry standard four pin XLR connectors. Within one minute, the system can be up and running. 

QolorFLEX™ NuNeon

Hudson New York Hotel

QolorFLEX™ NuNeon allows you to achieve the same visual effects as standard neon lights, with the reliability and brightness.  NuNeon is encased in a translucent silicone material, the LEDs read as a continuous light source for a truly neon look. 

QolorFLEX™ Tape Demo Kit
QolorFLEX Designer Demo KitQolorFLEX Designer Demo Kit, Lit Up

We developed this QolorFLEX LED™ Tape  Demo Kit to enable designers to easily do side by side comparisons of our various tape products. The tape control board holds up to six sample strips at a time and allows users to adjust light output levels of both single and multicolor LED tapes.