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Multiverse® SHoW Baby®

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With tens of thousands of units sold since their introduction in 2011, ShoW Baby plug and play transceivers set the standard for ease of use and reliability at an affordable price point. The addition of Multiverse radio technology enhances the performance even more.

City Theatrical’s new 
Multiverse® SHoW Baby® is a wireless DMX transceiver that delivers breakthrough plug and play wireless DMX and RDM transmission. In its default mode, it works like any other SHoW Baby 6 Transceiver, with six user selectable SHoW IDs. By connecting an RDM controller, like DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool, all of the revolutionary new 2.4GHz Multiverse SHoW IDs are accessible. 

Right out of the box, Multiverse SHoW Baby is fully compatible with all legacy SHoW DMX SHoW Baby® systems. Use it to build new single universe Multiverse systems, or use Multiverse SHoW Baby as a receiver on multiple universe systems with a Multiverse Transmitter.

Other compatible Multiverse products include:
Multiverse Node
Multiverse Transmitter
Multiverse Module

Watch our Getting Started with Multiverse SHoW Baby video:

Face Panel Diagram

Multiverse SHoW Baby Face Panel Diagram

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

Multiverse SHoW Baby Accessories


 Part #  Name and What's in the Box
 5900  Multiverse SHoW Baby
  5900 Multiverse SHoW Baby - Whats Included


 Part #  Name For Product
 5729 2dBi Indoor Omni Antenna, 2.3" All SHoW Baby models
  5729 - Multiverse SHoW Baby 2dBi Omni, 2.3” Multiverse Antenna


 Part #  Name For Product
 5638 Adapter Cable Adapts Panels and Yagis to SHoW Baby models


 Part #  Name For Product
 5627 SHoW DMX Power Supply SHoW Baby, SHoW DMX Transmitter and Receiver
   5627 - Multiverse SHoW Baby 12VDC Power Supply with plug kit  


 Part #  Name For Product
 5780 SHoW Baby Hanging Bracket All SHoW Baby models
  5602 - Multiverse SHoW Baby Mounting Plate with hardware

See all Wireless DMX Accessories for Multiverse products.

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• Full compatibility with all previous SHoW Babys right out of the box

• Instant plug-and-play configuration: For a Transmitter, connect DMX IN, for a Receiver, don’t!

• Multiverse 2.4GHz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) Radio

• Wirelessly broadcast and receive a full Universe (512 slots) of DMX

• Robust wireless DMX512 and RDM data transmission

• Six user selectable SHoW IDs accessible on the “SET ID” button, plus 147 Multiverse and 70 SHoW DMX Neo SHoW IDs accessible via RDM.

• Extremely low 4mS latency

• RDM proxy and responder functions

• Mounting bracket for installation with C-Clamp or similar hanging hardware

• Included CL2 Power Supply

• Included 2dBi omni-directional antenna

• Neutrik® 5P XLR Connectors for DMX IN and DMX OUT


Product Information

Product Name

Multiverse SHoW Baby

Part Number


Maximum Concurrent Universes


Frequency Range:

2400 – 2480 MHz

Physical Specifications


92mm (3.625 in)


76mm (3.00 in)


46mm (1.80in)


0.16 Kg (0.35 lb)


Steel, ABS plastic, Black

Connection Specifications

DC Jack, 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel, center positive, 9mm mating depth (this power supply connector is not compatible with Multiverse Node)

Neutrik® 5-Pin XLR connectors for DMX512 IN and OUT/thru ports

RP-SMA female antenna connector

USB Type-A port, internal (requires removing cover and circuit board)


User Interface

1 Button/LEDs

RDM Features

RDM Proxy, RDM Responder


Input Power

5-30VDC, 0.8W

Max Draw

66mA 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

2.5mW, 8mW, 25mW, 80mW EIRP

Broadcast Modes

Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max

DMX Burst Modes

Auto Dynamic

Show IDs

217 (Americas and Worldwide)

Additional Product Information

Use Environment


Operating Temperature

0° C to 40° C

Storage Temperature

-40° C to 85° C

IP Rating





One year



Multiverse SHoW Baby, Side view
Multiverse SHoW Baby, Attach Screws
Multiverse Show baby Whats Included

MultiVerse Group 09.22.2018


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