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Designed for OEM Partners

Multiverse* Modules are best suited for lighting equipment manufacturers who are interested in adding wireless DMX to their products. Due to low cost, increased data transport, and ease of design integration, the Multiverse Module marks the first time that the implementation of a wireless DMX chip in every DMX device is possible.

The Multiverse Module is available in two frequency ranges, 900MHz** and 2.4GHz. Each frequency version can include a PCB trace antenna or not. All versions have a U.FL connector to connect to an external antenna.


5995 Multiverse Module


OEM Implementation

Multiverse Modules are available on reels for surface mounting. The OEM Implementation Kit includes a detailed guide, equipment, test gear and more.

Contact City Theatrical for more information.

  

Multiverse Wireless DMX White Paper

 

Download our 2020 white paper, How Advances in Wireless DMX Will Change the Way We Do Lighting.

 


*Multiverse Transceivers are covered by U.S. Patent # 7,432,803 and other patents pending.
**900MHz band is licensed for use in North America only.



Multiverse Wins Award for Best Debuting Product: Lighting at LDI 2018



Multiverse Module or Multiverse Receiver Card:
 
 How to Decide Which is Right for You
(PDF)



Multiverse’s patented* wireless DMX/RDM technology is now available to lighting manufacturers and end users alike for the implementation of wireless DMX/RDM into entertainment projects or lighting equipment with Multiverse Module and Multiverse Receiver Card products. This technology allows larger and larger systems to be scaled up without producing harmful amounts of radio energy, at a significant cost savings.

The following chart will help you start thinking about important factors that may affect your wireless DMX implementation, and how Multiverse Module or Multiverse Receiver Card can help you reach your business goals.



 

Multiverse Module

Multiverse Modules lineup

 

Multiverse Receiver Card

Multiverse Receiver Cards lineup
 

Part Numbers

5990, 5991, 5994, 5995

5906, 5907

Frequencies

900MHz** (P/N 5990 and 5991);
2.4GHz (P/N 5994 and 5995)

2.4GHz (for P/N 5906);
900MHz** (P/N 5907)

Ideal User

Lighting manufacturers with engineering capacity, or highly skilled specialty shops

Anyone who wants to implement wireless DMX/RDM into a product or project

Skill Level

Circuit board design and programming skills required

No special engineering or programming skills to implement; basic hand soldering skills only

RDM

Allows RDM integration of entities so Multiverse RDM information appears together with fixture RDM information

RDM of device and Multiverse Receiver Card appear as two separate entities

Outputs

DMX/RDM

DMX/RDM, 0-10V, and four PWM control outputs

Availability

Sold directly from City Theatrical after signing a City Theatrical Multiverse OEM License Agreement

Sold through any City Theatrical dealer

Work Required

Requires design and engineering work up front, but very little work in production (surface mount part)

Requires no work up front but some work to install each unit (hand soldering and possibly remoting of indicator lights, depending on your application)

Cost

Requires purchase of OEM development kit ($1,000); per piece cost varies from $60 for one piece to under $20 for quantities of multiple thousands

List price $250 each which declines as volume increases. End users contact your City Theatrical dealer for details. Manufacturers call City Theatrical for quantity pricing.

Best Choice if:

High volume use is anticipated

Low volume use is anticipated

Further Reading

citytheatrical.com/products/multiverse-module

citytheatrical.com/products/multiverse-receiver-card

Features

Specifications




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Videos

Images

Multiverse Modules lineup
Multiverse Modules - Part Numbers 5990 and 5991 (900MHz), and 5994 and 5995 (2.4GHz)


Multiverse Module closeup

Multiverse Modules

Multiverse Modules on Tray

Four Types of Multiverse Module

Types

Case Studies


                
Multiverse wireless DMX at Super Bowl LIVE in Miami, Florida


  Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at Super Bowl LIVE in Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida

“Multiverse worked great for us. When starting to design this show, Multiverse was the best option for us to get data around Bayfront Park. It made our load in process much quicker as well.”
- John Fitzgerald, Lead Field Technician, Dynamic Productions USA

Super Bowl LIVE Case Study
 CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell











  Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell

“Multiverse has been bulletproof for us. It helped us avoid all the cable discussions. It requires very little power. The user interface on the Multiverse Nodes and DMXcat made setup very simple for us.”
- Lonnie Juli, Lighting Designer 

CBS Case Study




The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze















  Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

"With the Multiverse Transmitter, we were able to focus on setting up and talking to a single device, as opposed to setting up multiple devices. Broadcasting multiple universes from one device means fewer power supplies, a more compact package, and potentially lower wireless DMX costs."
- Jay Woods, Lighting Designer, The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor

Blaze Case Study
Hadestown on Broadway













 

Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at Hadestown on Broadway


"Getting set up with Multiverse was unbelievably good. Communication with City Theatrical never stopped. If things changed, Multiverse changed with us. It has been very successful for our show." 
- Justin Freeman, Production Electrician, Hadestown

Hadestown Case Study