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    Multiverse® Receiver Cards (P/Ns 5906 and 5907): Multiverse* Receiver Cards are products that any lighting user can use to implement wireless DMX/RDM into entertainment projects or lighting equipment in a simple way. Multiverse Receiver Cards are now available in either the 2.4GHz or 900MHz** band through City Theatrical distributors worldwide.

    Multiverse Receiver Cards are full Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM receivers without the housing, XLR connectors, and user interface as used in wireless DMX receiving products like the Multiverse Node and Multiverse SHoW Baby. Multiverse Receiver Cards include an internal antenna and a connection to an optional external antenna. Configuration for Multiverse Receiver Cards is done via RDM with DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool, or with City Theatrical’s USB Configuration Program for PC/Mac.

    In addition to receiving wireless DMX and outputting wired DMX, the Multiverse Receiver Card can output 0-10V, and has four PWM control outputs.

    While Multiverse Modules require a full circuit board level implementation by professional lighting manufacturers, Multiverse Receiver Cards can be used by any lighting user to implement wireless DMX/RDM into their lighting equipment, whether props, costumes, or lighting fixtures. Multiverse Receiver Cards can be used as part of a full Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to connect up to 10 universes of wireless DMX/RDM to a single Multiverse Transmitter. Lighting manufacturers can use the 0-10V and PWM output capabilities to quickly add wireless DMX control to their products.

    Description Part Number
    Multiverse Receiver Card, 2.4GHz 5906
    Multiverse Receiver Card, 900MHz** 5907

    Multiverse Wireless DMX White Paper


    Download our 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 Module or Multiverse Receiver Card:

     How to Decide Which is Right for You

    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


    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


    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



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


    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)


    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

    5906 Multiverse Receiver Card, 2.4GHz top and bottom views
    Multiverse Receiver Card, 2.4GHz (P/N 5906), top and bottom

    5907 Multiverse Receiver Card, 900MHz top and bottom
    Multiverse Receiver Card, 900MHz (P/N 5907), top and bottom
    5906 Multiverse Receiver Card Wired
    5906 Multiverse Receiver Card Angle view5906 Multiverse Receiver Card side view


    - Supports ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A and E1.20 RDM 
    - DMX RS-485 driver on board with ±60V protection 
    - Signal Quality LEDs on board and external connections 
    - SHoW ID RGB LED on board and external connections 
    - Multiverse Band LED on board and external connections 
    - Wide input voltage range, 5V to 30Vdc 
    - Footprint 50mm(2”) x 38mm(1.5”) 
    - +3.3Vdc output to power low current hosts
    - Configurable over USB micro B connector 
    - Firmware updatable over USB micro B connector 
    - Advanced Mode features:
            1. 0-10V output
            2. Four PWM control outputs


    Product Name Multiverse® Receiver Card,
    Multiverse® Receiver Card,
    Part Number 5906 5907
    Cut Sheet 5906 Cut Sheet 5907 Cut Sheet
    Frequency 2.4GHz 900MHz
    Universes 1
    Physical Specifications:
    Length 50 mm (2.0 in)
    Width 38 mm (1.5 in)
    6.4 mm (0.25 in)
    Antenna Internal/Connection to External
    Construction PCB Assembly
    Power/Data Connector 20-Pin 2x10 0.100-inch header, male
    Product Information:
    Voltage Range 5 - 30VDC
    Broadcast Power Antenna dependent; 100mW EIRP 
    Broadcast Modes Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max
    Outputs Wireless DMX/RDM, 0-10V, PWM
    SHoW IDs Multiverse: 147; Neo: 70 Multiverse: 130
    Latency 4ms average
    RF Sensitivity -95dBm
    RDM Features  RDM Proxy, RDM Responder
    Configuration City Theatrical USB Configuration program (PC/Mac)
    Use Environment Indoor
    Warranty One year
    Manufacturing Origin USA
    Compliance Pre compliance reports available for integrators




    Documents for 5906
    (Multiverse Receiver Card, 2.4GHz):
    5906 Cut Sheet
    5906 Manual

    Documents for 5907
    (Multiverse Receiver Card, 900MHz):
    5907 Cut Sheet
    5907 Manual

    Firmware and Software for both P/Ns 5906 and 5907:

    Instructions to download:
    Firefox: Click the link below and click "Save File" to download.
    Chrome and other browsers: Copy and paste the desired link to a new tab in your browser. Press enter and the download will begin.

    Latest Firmware: 

    Change Log v1.
    Original Release

    USB Configurator for PC (.exe): v1.

    USB Configurator for Mac (.dmg)
    : v1.

    Multiverse Case Studies:
    Balmoral Resort Florida Case Study
    Super Bowl LIVE Case Study
    CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell Case Study
    The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Case Study
    Hadestown Case Study

    Multiverse Resources:
    New! Multiverse Module or Multiverse Receiver Card:How to Decide Which is Right for You
    Antennas for Multiverse
    White Paper: What you need to know about Wireless DMX
    White Paper: How Advances in Wireless DMX Will Changes the Way We Do Lighting 

    Multiverse Tech Reviews & Brochure:
    Multiverse in Lighting&Sound International Magazine
    Multiverse in Lighting&Sound America Magazine
    Multiverse in Mondo*dr Magazine
    Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM Brochure (USA / UK)


    Case Studies

    Multiverse SHoW Baby Wireless DMX at the Balmoral Resort in Haines City, Florida

    “Multiverse has become our go to for wireless DMX for its reliability, price point, and ease of use. We’ve found Multiverse has become just as reliable as a wired system.”
    - Jeremy Gates, Lead Field Technician, Barbizon Southeast

    Balmoral Resort Florida Case Study

    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

    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

    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

    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