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Multiverse® Node

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The Multiverse® Node is the first building block of the Multiverse system.

Each Multiverse Node is a transceiver. As a single universe transmitter, it functions in a similar plug and play manner to the Multiverse® SHoW Baby® and legacy SHoW DMX SHoW Baby® products, and also has a full user interface, with four buttons and a backlit LCD display. As a receiver, the Multiverse Node is the primary single universe standalone receiver in the Multiverse system, and can be part of a larger multi-universe setup.

Multiverse Node models include:

The Multiverse Node 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5902), which is licensed for use in North America only. It contains two built-in radios, 2.4GHz and 900MHz, which allow the user to select which single universe to transmit, and which radio band to use via the SHoW ID. This model is shown in the diagram below.

The Multiverse Node 2.4GHz (P/N 5903) contains a 2.4GHz radio and can be used worldwide.

Other compatible Multiverse products include:
Multiverse SHoW Baby
Multiverse Transmitter
Multiverse Module

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Face Panel Diagram

For Multiverse Node 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5902):

5902 Multiverse Node face panel diagram

Multiverse at Hadestown case study


• Choice Of Broadcast Radio

Transmit and receive on the 2.4GHz band (P/N 5903) or on the 2.4GHz or the 900MHz band (P/N 5902). 

• mDMX (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
mDMX is a form of DMX optimized for wireless broadcast that dramatically reduces data being broadcast, thereby reducing unneeded radio energy.

• mRDM (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
Multiverse is able to broadcast RDM information without disrupting the DMX broadcast. This feature is not available even in wired RDM systems. (Not available on SHoW DMX Neo SHoW IDs.)

• SHoW Key Security (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
SHoW Key is an additional three-digit code that can be added to the Multiverse SHoW ID that will prevent any other system set on the same SHoW ID from interfering with your system.

• Forward Error Correction (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
Allows the Receiver to detect and correct errors that may occur in the wireless transmission of data.

• Ultra Low Latency
Total average system latency of 4ms.

• User Selectable Adaptive Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping
Adaptive Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping identifies and masks off hopping channels that contain interference, replacing them in the hop sequence with alternate channels.

• Adjustable Output Power
Sometimes an application calls for the most available broadcast power, but many entertainment systems can utilize lower output power to reduce detrimental effects on other radio systems in the venue, reduce reflections, and improve performance.

• User Selectable SHoW IDs
City Theatrical has always produced wireless DMX products that allowed the user to select the optimum transmission method. Users may select full bandwidth hopping, hopping limited to a section of the spectrum (including areas of the spectrum outside of the Wi-Fi range), or adaptive hopping.

• Protocols supported: ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A; E1.20 RDM

• Compatible with all Multiverse and SHoW DMX Neo products

• User can select a single universe to receive

• A very simple user interface to set SHoW ID and universe

• RDM proxy and responder functions

• DMX 5-pin in and out/thru ports

• Rugged cast aluminum enclosure

• Antenna: Omni Broadband 900MHz/2.4GHz, 2dBi/4dBi (P/N 5902); Omni Broadband 2.4GHz, 4dBI (P/N 5903)

• Auto-selection of transmit or receive mode

• Firmware updateable via USB port

• CL2 power supply with locking connector

• Built-in auto select DMX512 termination

• Selectable display timeout and brightness level

• A hanging bracket for hanging from pipe or truss


Product Information

Product Name

Multiverse Node
900MHz / 2.4GHz

Multiverse Node

Part Number



Maximum Concurrent Universes


Frequency Range:

2400 – 2480 MHz

2400 – 2480 MHz; 902 – 928 MHz

Physical Specifications


102.8mm (4.05 in)


60mm (2.36 in)


36.47mm (1.44 in)


0.4 Kg (0.4 lb)


Die Cast Aluminum, Black


Connection Specifications

Locking DC Jack, 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel, center positive, 12.1mm mating depth (this power supply connector is not compatible with SHoW Baby)

5-Pin XLR DMX512 in and out/thru ports

RP-SMA female antenna connector

USB Type-A port


User Interface

 4 Button/Backlit LCD display

RDM Features

 RDM Proxy, RDM Responder



Input Power

5-30VDC, 0.6W

Max Draw

 45mA max draw at 12V

AC Adapter Voltage

100VAC to 240VAC 50/60Hz

Radio Technology


4 ms average

RF Sensitivity


Loss of Data Behavior

Output stops

Broadcast Power

3.2mW, 10mW, 32mW, 100mW EIRP

Broadcast Modes

Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max

DMX Burst Modes

Auto Dynamic

Show IDs

 307 (North America)

217 (World)

Other Product Information

Use Environment


Operating Temperature

0° C to 40° C

Storage Temperature

-40° C to 85° C

IP Rating






One year




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5902 Multiverse Node Pipe Mount

5903 Multiverse Node, Antenna folded
Multiverse Node
Multiverse Nodes Keys
5903 Multiverse Node, side view
5903 Multiverse Node, Pipe Mount

MultiVerse Group 09.22.2018


Getting Started with Multiverse Node 900MHz/2.4GHz* (P/N 5902):
*This product is licensed for use in North America only.

Multiverse Node Cut Sheet
Multiverse Node 5902 Quick Start Guide
Multiverse Node 5902 User's Manual
Multiverse Node Cut Sheet
Cut Sheet (5902)
Quick Start Guide User's Manual Firmware (5902 and 5903)

Getting Started with Multiverse Node 2.4GHz (P/N 5903):

Multiverse Node 5903 Cut Sheet
Multiverse Node 5903 Quick Start Guide
Multiverse Node 5903 User's Manual
Multiverse Node Cut Sheet
Cut Sheet (5903)
Quick Start Guide User's Manual Firmware (5902 and 5903)


Antennas for Multiverse products
Wireless DMX White Paper

Antennas for Multiverse
White Paper: Wireless DMX

Marketing Documents:

Case Study: Multiverse Wireless DMX at Hadestown on Broadway
Multiverse Wireless DMX Brochure
Multiverse Training at Local One IATSE
Multiverse in Mondo DR Magazine
Multiverse at Hadestown Case Study Multiverse Brochure (USA / UK)
Training at Local One IATSE
Multiverse in Mondo DR Magazine


Case Studies