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SHoW DMX Neo® Wireless DMX with Maximum Bandwidth Technology™ (Legacy Product)

City Theatrical's Maximum Bandwidth Technology allows SHoW DMX to change from Frequency Hopping to Wide Band Digital Modulation, which allows it to narrow its output to smaller areas of the 2.4GHz spectrum, such as Wi-Fi channel 14 where (in the U.S.) no Wi-Fi broadcast takes place.  This allows SHoW DMX to avoid all Wi-Fi interference in an otherwise saturated spectrum. No other wireless DMX system can make this claim.  This is accomplished simply by selecting a SHoW ID on the user interface or via RDM.
City Theatrical’s SHoW DMX® is the wireless DMX of choice for lighting professionals on Broadway and West End shows, permanent entertainment and architectural installations, and major music tours such as the U2 360 Degree Tour.

SHoW DMX Neo features the extremely high data fidelity that the multi-award winning SHoW DMX is famous for, as well as incredibly fast 7ms latency, ensuring that wired and wireless DMX sources will appear exactly the same. All SHoW DMX Neo products feature the ability to optimize control of output power, full or limited bandwidth broadcast, and the ability to broadcast less than the full DMX packet to shrink the radio footprint.  For the users who do not want to manually optimize their broadcast, SHoW DMX Neo products also have Neo Adaptive Mode that will select only open radio channels to broadcast on, with no user intervention needed.  All SHoW DMX Neo products will also “heal” lost data packets.
 

City Theatrical has provided the benchmark in wireless DMX systems for architecture and entertainment.  Nearly 100% of Broadway and West End shows that use wireless DMX use City Theatrical, as well as large music tours, and hundreds of permanent installations around the world.  Lighting professionals trust City Theatrical and SHoW DMX for their wireless DMX needs.  

 

SHoW DMX® Products

 

SHoW DMX NEO  
   
SHoW DMX NEO TRANSCEIVER 5701M
   
SHoW DMX NEO RECEIVER 5711M
   
ANTENNA, SHoW DMX 4dBi OMNI 5731
   
SHoW DMX MOUNTING PLATE 
 5602
   
SHoW DMX 12V 5A AUTO CHARGER 115v-230v W/CONNECTORS 5640

  
   
SHoW DMX SHoW BABY   
   
SHoW DMX SHoW BABY 6 
 5702M
   
SHoW DMX SHoW BABY 6 THREE PIN  5702M-3
   
ANTENNA, 2dBi INDOOR OMNI
 5729 
   
   
SHoW DMX VERO  
   
SHoW DMX VERO NET TRANSCEIVER  7400-5708M
   
SHoW DMX VERO TRANSCEIVER  7400-5706M 
   
   
SHoW DMX RADIO  
   
SHoW DMX NEO RADIO MODULE FOR OEM 5706M
   
SHoW DMX NEO OEM RECIEVER  5792M
   
   
SHoW DMX ACCESSORIES   
   
SHoW DMX POWER SUPPLY FOR TRANSCEIVER 5627
   
SHoW DMX ANTENNA CABLE 5631
   
ANTENNA, PANEL, 900MHz/2.4GHz, 6.8dBi/8.5dBi 5981
   
ANTENNA, YAGI, 900MHz/2.4GHz, 11dBi 5982
   
SHoW DMX 12V 12AH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY W/CONNECTORS 5635
   
14 dBi YAGI ANTENNA VERO 5636
   
ANTENNA SPLITTER 5637
   
ANTENNA ADAPTER CABLE 5638
   
GENDER CHANGER FOR 5637 ANTENNA SPLITTER 5639
   
SHoW DMX 12V 5A AUTOCHARGER 115v-230v W/CONNECTORS 5640

 

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Additional Information

Maximum Bandwidth Technology
New Maximum Bandwidth Technology allows SHoW DMX to change from Frequency Hopping to Wide Band Digital Modulation, which allows it to narrow its output to smaller areas of the 2.4GHz spectrum, such as Wi-Fi channel 14 where (in the U.S.) no Wi-Fi broadcast takes place. This allows SHoW DMX to avoid all Wi-Fi interference in an otherwise saturated spectrum. No other wireless DMX system can make this claim. This is accomplished simply by selecting a SHoW ID on the user interface or via RDM.

Three User Selectable Broadcast Modes
In SHoW DMX NEO Mode, CTI's proprietary system synchronizes the FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) hopping period so that every DMX data packet is transmitted completely during a single hop. In SHoW DMX Neo Adaptive Mode, the system will automatically adapt away from interference with no user intervention necessary.  In SHoW DMX Classic Mode the system is exactly compatible with all existing older SHoW DMX systems. 

Adjustable Output Power
SHoW DMX Neo has adjustable broadcast power from 1-72mW ETSI.   This allows the user to adjust the output power to meet the application requirement.  The option of adjustable output power allows users to select only the power needed and to respect the wireless needs of their colleagues on their production, and other wireless users in the area. This philosophy is diametrically opposed to some other manufacturers who sell powerful radios with only one output setting designed to overpower all radio users in the area.

  

The WiSpy screen shots on the left show higher power in the left screen and lower power in the right screen.  Redder, denser dots indicate higher power. 

 

Adjustable Hopping Patterns, Including Full Bandwidth Hopping and Limited Bandwidth Hopping
SHoW DMX Neo and Neo Classic Modes offers more than one kind of user-selectable FHSS hopping mode. In full bandwidth hopping mode, the system will continuously and pseudo-randomly hop between channels across the full 2.4GHz spectrum. This mode is available at any output power setting, and is quite typical of all FHSS radios.

In the Limited Bandwidth Hopping mode, the 2.4GHz band is divided into sub-bands. Each sub-band occupies approximately 40% of the full band, with one positioned at the low end, one in the center, and one at the high end of the full band. This allows the SHoW DMX Transmitter to be set to hop and broadcast in a different area of the spectrum to minimize or eliminate interference with Wi-Fi or other channel specific or limited bandwidth equipment.

  
In these WiSpy screen shots, the effect of limiting the SHoW DMX bandwidth to Wi-Fi bands 7-12 is clearly shown.  In the right hand screen, the portion of the spectrum below 2.466GHz is nearly devoid of activity.  Other Wi-Fi signals could operate freely in that area.   
  

Limited Burst DMX Output

In Limited Burst mode, the user may select for broadcast any contiguous group of 32 or more DMX channels in multiples of 32/51 (Classic/Neo) channels. These may be assigned to any starting address that will accommodate the burst size. This will reduce the amount of radio energy that is broadcast, thereby reducing the potential for interference with other systems. For instance, if a show needs only 128 channels of wireless DMX, the system can be set to broadcast only 128 channels, causing the radio to go silent 75% of the time (1-(128/512)=.75). If only 64 channels are used, the radio will be silent 87% of the time. This silent time reduces overall radio spectrum activity and increases the chances of all other radio signals in the vicinity to be broadcast successfully.
  
 In these screen shots it can be seen that while operating at full power, but limited to an output of 32 DMX channels,  SHoW DMX has a very small radio footprint.  Some shows don't require all 512 channels to be broadcast via wireless, and this is an excellent option to reduce radio interference with other users in the same venue. 
  

SHoW DMX Neo Adaptive Mode
In SHoW DMX Neo Adaptive Mode, Adaptive Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping identifies and masks off hopping channels with interference, replacing them in the hop sequence with alternate channels.  If users choose not to use manual settings, they can choose this setting instead.

Lost Data Replacement
SHoW DMX Neo “heals” incomplete data packets with the most recent correct data.

Ethernet Based Protocols
The SHoW DMX Neo Transceiver is provided with an RJ-45 connector and additional processing capacity to allow sACN, Art-Net, KiNet, and Pathport input and output.

Ultra Low Latency
Total system latency of 7ms or less

Simple Default Plug and Play Mode
The SHoW DMX Neo system has a sophisticated user interface allowing complete control of a number of settings, but in its default mode, SHoW DMX Neo is completely plug and play. In its factory mode, or by resetting factory defaults, Transceiver and Receiver will wake up in contact with each other and no other settings are needed unless the user chooses to make them. With all its sophistication, the SHoW DMX Neo system is also one of the simplest systems available.

RDM
The SHoW DMX system uses RDM communications for all remote device control and configuration, or for any inter-device communication required. This provides an easily understood method for managing requirements such as Receiver strength and Dimmer address setting.  RDM commands may be issued from an upstream RDM controller such as a console, or from the Transmitter.

RDM features include:

  • RDM Controller Functions: SHoW DMX Neo can be controlled by any PLASA compliant RDM controller.
  • RDM Proxy Functions: Transmitters and Receivers act together as an RDM proxy system, providing a bi-directional half-duplex RDM link between the controller and any RDM device being controlled via the SHoW DMX system.
  • RDM Discovery/Unique Device IDs: Each unit is programmed with a unique RDM device ID that will identify the unit, permitting RDM discovery, as well as communication with and control of each specific device.
  • Receiver Received Signal Strength: System remotely polls each Receiver for its received signal strength via standard RDM.
  • RDM Responder Features: SHoW DMX Neo has appropriate RDM features such as discovery, DMX addressing, etc.


  
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Model

 SHoW DMX Neo® Transceiver
 SHoW DMX Neo® Receiver
 SHoW DMX Neo® OEM Radio
 SHoW DMX Neo® OEM Receiver 
         
Applications



 Indoor
 Indoor

 Integration into OEM products
 Integration into props and costumes     
         
Part Number 5701M

 5711M
 5792M

 5706M
         
Broadcast Power


 1mW ETSI
14mW ETSI
28mW ETSI
72mW ETSI
 1mW ETSI
14mW ETSI
28mW ETSI
72mW ETSI
 1mW ETSI
14mW ETSI
28mW ETSI
72mW ETSI
 1mW ETSI
14mWETSI
28mW ETSI
72mW ETSI 
         
SHoW DMX Neo Broadcast Modes



 

Neo Full Bandwidth
Adaptive Neo Full Bandwidth
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 1-6
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 4-9
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 7-11

 Neo Full Bandwidth
Adaptive Neo Full Bandwidth
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 1-6
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 4-9
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 7-11
 Neo Full Bandwidth
Adaptive Neo Full Bandwidth
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 1-6
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 4-9
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 7-11
 Neo Full Bandwidth
Adaptive Neo Full Bandwidth
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 1-6
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 4-9
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 7-1 
         
SHoW DMX Classic Broadcast Mode



 

Neo Full Bandwidth
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 1-6
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 4-9
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 7-11

 Neo Full Bandwidth
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 1-6
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 4-9
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 7-11
 Neo Full Bandwidth
Adaptive Neo Full Bandwidth
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 1-6
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 4-9
Limited Bandwidth Wi-Fi 7-11
  
         
DMX Burst Modes



 

Full (512 Slots)
Limited (Classic 32-480 Slots;  Neo, 51-476 Slots)

 Full (512 Slots)
Limited (Classic 32-480 Slots; Neo, 51-476 Slots)
 Full (512 Slots)
Limited (Classic 32-480 Slots;Neo, 51-476 Slots)
 Full (512 Slots)
Limited (Neo, 51-476 Slots) 
         
Ethernet Protocols Supported


 Input:  sACN, Art-Net, KiNet, Pathport
Output:  sACN, Art-Net, KiNet, Pathport

      
         
Hopping Patterns 16
 16
 16
  16
         
Show IDs 132 132 132  68
         
Radio Transceiver CTI 5792M
 CTI 5792M
 n/a
 CTI 5792M
         
RF Sensitivity -95dBm -95dBm -95dBm  -95dBm
         
RDM Features
 

RDM Proxy
RDM Responder

 RDM Proxy
RDM Responder
 RDM Proxy
RDM Responder
 RDM Proxy
RDM Responder 
         
Compliance Certifications FCC, IC, CE

 FCC, IC, CE, ETL Listed

 FCC, IC, CE

 FCC, IC, CE 
         
Power

 9-24VDC
100-240 VAC 50/60Hz  4W
 9-24VDC
100-240 VAC 50/60Hz  4W
 

5VDC 125mA

 9-12VDC 500mA
         
Dimensions

 6.25"W x 2.375"H x 5.125"D
(159mm x 60mm x 130mm) 
  6.25"W x 2.375"H x 5.125"D
(159mm x 60mm x 130mm) 
 1.65"W x 2.7"H x .25"D
(42mm x 68mm x 6.35mm)
 2"W x 2.75"H x .5"D
(51mm x 70mm x 12.7mm)  
         
Weight

 2 lbs
.9 kg
 2 lbs
.9 kg
 1 oz
.03 g
  2 oz.
.06 kg
Title Description
.pdf SHoW DMX Neo® Used In Aladdin's Broadway to West End

Aladdin the musical sweeps you into a world full of beauty, fun and breathtaking spectacle. It's an unforgettable experience full of adventure, comedy, and romance. The concept of Aladdin was to create an exotic world of wonder and who better to capture that then six-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley and three-time Tony -winning lighting designer Natasha Katz.

When the highly anticipated Disney musical was brought to theatrical life at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theater back on March 20, 2014 in New York City. City Theatrical was called onto supply  Wireless DMX, Dimmers, Top Hats, and a wide range of accessories.

.pdf SHoW DMX Neo® Used To Help Transform Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Into A World Of Pure Imagination The new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, has been the most eagerly anticipated opening in London's West End this year. With direction by Sam Mendes, set and costumes by Mark Thompson, and Lighting Design by Paul Pyant, it is this summer's golden ticket.

City Theatrical worked closely with UK specialist lighting contractor Howard Eaton to realize the demanding wireless DMX requirements. As well as using SHoW DMX Neo® Transceivers and Receivers, the production marked the first use of the new D2 and D4 Dimmers.
.pdf SHoW DMX Neo Seen By One Billion People At London Olympics Opening

City Theatrical’s SHoW DMX Neo wireless DMX system was chosen to control the lighting on the most iconic of all symbols of the London Olympics, the Olympic rings on London’s Tower Bridge. Over one billion people worldwide watched on Friday, July 27, 2012 as the Olympic torch passed under the bridge by speedboat on the way to Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies. Television crews worldwide will use the Tower Bridge and its rings as a backdrop for their Olympic coverage throughout the games.

Lighting designer Adam Bassett specified over 90 moving lights and a variety of other gear that required four universes of SHoW DMX wireless DMX to control, along with panel antennas with custom antenna extension cables, with Transceivers built into equipment racks. The SHoW DMX equipment was provided and installed by Neg Earth.

.pdf SHoW DMX Neo® Upgraded At The Famous Metropolitan Opera "The wireless class that Erin gave us was perfect. Frequently, since our schedule becomes so crazy with the repertory, we don’t have time to properly train everyone on new technology. This was a great opportunity for us to get everyone on the same page in terms of operation and troubleshooting."
.pdf SHoW DMX Neo® Used To Help The Eurovision 2015 Stage

The outfits have been designed to complement the circular main stage at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria, which is hosting this year's contest. The stage contains a 30m-wide LED screen and 300 metres of LED strips.

Electro Velvet have spoken of their delight at their costumes, saying: "The whole Eurovision experience has been illuminating for us, and we can't wait to literally light up on stage in front of the entire world - it's going to be electric!"

Guy Freeman, BBC's head of delegation of Eurovision, added: "The creative team behind the concept have been working exceptionally hard to ensure that the United Kingdom has a visually stunning and memorable performance on the night of the grand final, and we can't wait for the world to see it."

Date Title Description
.pdf 10/21/2021 1012 Show DMX Neo® How to perform a wireless DMX site survey
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.pdf 10/21/2021 1034 ColorSource SHoW DMX Compatibility ETC’s ColorSource wireless relay system uses 5792 SHoW DMX Neo radio module firmware v3.3.x to be compatible with ETC’s RDM network. City Theatrical’s SHoW DMX product line uses 5792 firmware 2.13.x. When the two systems are intermixed, compatibility issues may appear. To correct this compatibility issue, it is recommended to upgrade CTI product to radio 5792 firmware 3.3.x. See details in Tech Bulletin 1032
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