Multiverse® Transmitter

City Theatrical's Multiverse® Transmitter opens a new world in wireless DMX/RDM. Its Ethernet input allows it to take in Streaming ACN (sACN) or Art-Net and to transmit between eight and 10 user-selectable universes of DMX/RDM, depending on the type of Multiverse Transmitter product used, with the ability to use less radio energy than a present day single universe wireless DMX transmitter.

The Multiverse Transmitter has a Bluetooth radio receiver built in that allows it to communicate with City Theatrical’s DMXcat® app from the user’s smartphone. This gives the user smartphone control of any lighting fixture that is part of the Multiverse setup, whether it is a lighting fixture with a Multiverse Module inside, a lighting fixture receiving its data from a Multiverse SHoW Baby or Multiverse Node, or any wired fixture downstream of those devices. 

The Multiverse Transmitter is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing for communication and control from tablet based Wi-Fi lighting controllers like Luminair.


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 P/N Name and What's in the Box Licensed for Use in
 5911  Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz Worldwide
   5911 Box Contents  

Multiverse Transceivers are covered by U.S. Patent # 7,432,803 and other patents pending.


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Additional Information

  • Four radios: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for inputs, 2.4GHz for Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM output
  • Ethernet input for sACN and Art-Net
  • All setup and user choices made with our free DMXcat app
  • Rugged cast aluminium enclosure
  • A hanging bracket is included for hanging from a pipe or truss
  • Additional user control via DMXcat app or Luminair

How Multiverse Transmitter works:

Schematic for Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5910): 

Schematic for Multiverse Transmitter 5910


Product Information
Product Name  Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz
Part Number  5911
Maximum Concurrent Universes  10
Frequency Range  2400 – 2480 MHz
Physical Specifications
Length  196.9mm (7.75 in)
Width  101.5mm (4.0 in)
Height  47mm (1.85 in)
Weight  0.57 Kg (1.25 lb)
Construction  Die Cast Aluminium
Connection Specifications
Antenna(s)  RP-SMA female
AC  powerCON TRUE1 in/thru
DC  Locking DC Jack, 5.5mm x 2.1mm, centre positive, 12.1mm mating depth; EtherCON functionality
Wi-Fi Capability  802.11 b/g/n
User Interface  DMXcat® app (for iPhone, Android or Amazon Fire), free download
Version Control  Free firmware updates on product pages of CTI website
RDM Configuration  Configurable over RDM
RDM Features  RDM Proxy, RDM Responder
High Voltage Input  100-240VAC 50/60 Hz
Low Voltage Input  5-30VDC
Power over Ethernet (PoE)  Class 0
Maximum Wattage  0.5W
Radio Technology
Latency  4 ms average
RF Sensitivity  -95dBm
Loss of Data Behaviour  Output stops
Broadcast Power  3.2mW, 10mW, 32mW, 100mW
Broadcast Modes  Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max
Show IDs  147
Supported Protocols
RDM ANSI E1.20 via Art-Net / DMXcat
Streaming ACN (sACN)
Art-Net I, II, and III
Product Information
Use Environment  Indoor
Ambient Temperature Range  0 C to 40° C
IP Rating  IP50
Compliance  FCC, IC, CE, ACMA, ARIB, cETLus Listed, RoHS
Warranty  One year




City Theatrical Antennas for Multiverse Transmitter:

 P/N  Name For Product
 5980   Omni Broad Band 900MHz - 2.4GHz Multiverse Node and Multiverse Transmitter
  5980 - Multiverse Node Antenna, Omni Broadband, 900MHz 2.4GHz, 2dBi 4dBi
 5981  Panel, Dual Band 900MHz - 2.4GHz Multiverse SHoW Baby, Multiverse Node, Multiverse Studio Receiver, Multiverse Transmitter, Multiverse Vero Transceiver
  5981 Panel Antenna

 5982 Yagi, Dual Band 900MHz - 2.4GHz Multiverse SHoW Baby, Multiverse Node, Multiverse Studio Receiver, Multiverse Transmitter, Multiverse Vero Transceiver
  5982 Yagi Antenna


Read more about Antennas in the Antenna Adapter Matrix.




City Theatrical Antenna Accessories for Multiverse Transmitter:

 P/N Name For Product
 5637 Antenna Splitter All Panel and Yagi antennas
  5637 Antenna Splitter

 5639  Gender Changer for 5637 Antennas Splitter Two are needed for each Splitter




City Theatrical Power Supplies for Multiverse Transmitter:

 P/N Name For Product
 5972 Power Supply, 12V, 6W, 5.5x2.1mm, Locking Multiverse Node and Multiverse Transmitter
  5972 - Multiverse 12VDC Power Supply with locking connector and plug kit



City Theatrical Hanging Brackets for Multiverse Transmitter:

 P/N Name For Product
 5974  Multiverse Transmitter Hanging Bracket  Multiverse Transmitter
   5974 - Multiverse Transmitter Hanging Bracket with hardware flat


City Theatrical Power Cords for Multiverse Transmitter:

 P/N Name For Product
5973* 28.5” USB to Locking Barrell Connector*
(to Locking DC Jack, 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel, centre positive,12.1mm mating depth)
 Multiverse Node and Multiverse Transmitter
5973 28.5” USB to Locking Barrell Connector

 5840 N5-15P to powerCON TRUE1, 14AWG SJOOW, 8' Multiverse Transmitter
  5840 - Multiverse Transmitter N5-15P to powerCON TRUE1, 14AWG, 8-inch

*Note: This allows the user to plug Multiverse Node or Transmitter into lighting fixture's USB as a power source.

Title Description
pdf ETC Mosaic System and Multiverse wireless DMX for Fiber Sculpture in Columbus, Ohio

“Current,” a fiber sculpture by artist Janet Echelman, made its debut as a public art centerpiece in downtown Columbus, Ohio this fall. The sculpture is made up of 78 miles of twine that ripple in the breeze above a popular downtown intersection. It is illuminated by a mesmerizing nightly lighting program controlled by the ETC Mosaic system.

The lighting uses Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology to transmit and receive wireless DMX signals from across the street, over one hundred feet, as part of this outdoor installation. Discover more about lighting the sculpture in this ETC case study.

pdf Multiverse® Studio Kit and QolorFLEX® 5x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers for The Sex Lives of College Girls, Season I, on HBO Max

"Multiverse Studio Receivers are reliable and always hold the connection. That's why I keep Multiverse and continue to use it. I love it." - Carlos M. Torres, Chief Lighting Technician, The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 1

Chief Lighting Technician Carlos M. Torres and his team for HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls were looking for a robust and reliable wireless DMX solution for shooting Season I of the show at Warner Brothers Studio, Burbank, California. They found that the Multiverse Studio Kit provided the broadcast planning tools, dual band technology, long battery life, and contactless charging they were looking for.

pdf Onboard Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM in ETC Fixtures at the University of Georgia

“The beauty of this lighting system lies in the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM connectivity. The only cable is from the console to a City Theatrical Multiverse Transmitter. After that, it’s all wireless DMX.

- Josh Fisher, Systems Integrator, Barbizon Lighting, Atlanta office


With red being the school color at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, ETC and Barbizon Lighting Company sought to upgrade the school's Marketing and Communications Studio with lighting that ranged to deep red hues using fos/4 Panel and Desire Fresnel lighting fixtures, which came equipped with City Theatrical’s onboard Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology. Once the UGA team found success with the new lighting system in the studio, they also performed a similar upgrade for Mahler Hall, a multi-function auditorium and meeting space on the same campus, in which the built-in Multiverse wireless DMX capability of the ETC fixtures offered savings in time and data cable costs for the university. 

pdf Onboard Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at The Fisher Center at Belmont University
"Our Multiverse Transmitter broadcasts wireless DMX to the onboard Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM receivers that come standard in the ETC Source Four Series 3 LED fixtures in our ten dance towers. With wireless DMX, we only use one overhead cable to power the booms; there is nothing tethering them at the bottom. Using Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM in this manner has made our jobs much easier, and even safer."

- Rachel Blasengame, Lighting Designer, The Fisher Center at Belmont University

Find out how the lighting team at Belmont University uses one Multiverse Transmitter to broadcast wireless DMX to ten freestanding Tomcat Dance Towers, each containing three to five ETC Source Four Series 3 LED light fixtures with onboard Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology as standard, to provide light for major concerts, plays, operas, and more, in this case study Q&A with Resident LD Rachel Blasengame.

pdf Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM at Tesla’s Giga Texas “Cyber Rodeo” Grand Opening Party

"The versatility of the Multiverse system meant we were able to reconfigure nodes on the fly, and broadcast nine universes of long-distance data transmission in two separate systems.”

- Aidan Marshall, Associate Lighting Designer

This case study Q&A explores the Multiverse® wireless DMX/RDM system used at Tesla’s Giga Texas “Cyber Rodeo” Grand Opening Party in Austin, Texas in April 2022, which celebrated the electric vehicle maker’s new $1.1 billion factory, and was attended by 15,000 guests. The dual band Multiverse 900MHz/ 2.4GHz solution used included one Multiverse Transmitter to broadcast nine universes of wireless DMX data out of the console and 10 long range Panel Antennas to transmit and receive 700 feet from the console over both the 2.4GHz and 900MHz bands. 

pdf QolorFLEX LED Tape and Multiverse Wireless DMX Dimming Control at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, Utah The team used 23 QolorFLEX 5x2.5A Multiverse 900MHz/2.4GHz Dimmers and one Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz/2.4GHz to provide wireless DMX dimming control for 8 reels of QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape in RGB + Amber + Warm White, which were installed over custom harnesses, to realize their vision of wirelessly controlled LED accent lighting throughout the theater.
pdf Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is an annual event at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton, New York that spans 6,000 hand carved Jack O’Lanterns over 12 acres of historic buildings and landscape. City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX technology was selected based on its ability to broadcast multiple universes from a single transmitter even in mission-critical situations, like Broadway-style shows and installations. The windmill used four Multiverse SHoW Baby units only, and the carousel used a Multiverse Transmitter with four SHoW Baby units.
pdf QolorFLEX Multiverse Wireless DMX Dimming at Stranger Things

“I like how easy it is to start using Multiverse wireless DMX and I always remember how to use it every time I work with Joy. It’s definitely a trusted system. Show ID and Show KEY are the best things since sliced bread.”

- Anna McKindley, Fixtures Technician, Stranger Things, Season 4

Stranger Things is a TV Horror show with four seasons since it was first released on Netflix in 2016. The show is set in a small town that uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments and supernatural forces. Dual band Multiverse® Transmitter (P/N 5910) and Multiverse Node (P/N 5902) and 13 miniature QolorFLEX® 2x2.5A 900MHz Multiverse Dimmers (P/N 5917) were used during filming the most recent season four for their smooth wireless DMX dimming control and reliability on the 900MHz band. The dimmers were installed on bicycles and within flashlight props to drive 30W LEDs, which put out enough heat to melt plastic. City Theatrical talked to Fixtures Technician Anna McKindley about Multiverse at the show.

pdf RadioScan Spectrum Analyzer at Company on Broadway Ever wonder what it’s like to ensure mission critical fidelity of your wireless DMX system every night for a Broadway show? We talked to Kevin Barry, Production Electrician for Company, which opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City on December 9, 2021. Here’s what we learned about his experience using tools like RadioScan® Spectrum Analyzer to scan local frequencies in real time to optimize the performance of his Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system during each production.
pdf QolorFLEX and Multiverse at The Joyce Theater in NYC The Joyce Theater’s leadership was looking to update their theater’s lighting using LED tape to gain brightness, efficiencies, and a clean, modern look for their upcoming Fall 2021 season, which included an exciting lineup of dance performances following the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic (and it was an ideal time since they also chose to replace all of their seats; a fresh look for the whole theater). They were looking for an LED tape solution to replace the fluorescent tubes that existed in the lobby coves, incandescent rope light in the coves under the loge seating areas, and many incandescent tube bulbs (40w) that were originally installed to light the fascia/facing within the theater. The ideal solution would even out the amount of light and color temperature in the theater, while also reducing the power consumption.
pdf Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM at Super Bowl LIVE at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology was selected and used to divide Bayfront Park into six separate wireless DMX zones. One Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz/2.4GHz unit was used for each zone, each used with a Panel Antenna. The lighting installation team set up multiple Multiverse Nodes, all with a Yagi antenna, within each zone for a total of 20 Nodes throughout the park. All antennas were set up on the truss towers around the park to maximize the distance of the wireless broadcast and reception.
pdf Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM on CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX technology was selected based on its ability to broadcast multiple universes from a single transmitter in mission-critical situations, like live broadcast television. Using the 2.4GHz band, the Multiverse Transmitter is being used to broadcast two universes of wireless DMX data from above a small wall-mounted rack in the studio, which includes several ETC nodes, switches, and a power strip. The transmitter is wirelessly connected to 13 Multiverse Nodes, which are each connected to a Chauvet, Desisti, Gantom, or Lumos fixture. The team was able to set up the studio with a single DMX cable and external cables for the camera rig only
pdf Multiverse Transmitter and Nodes at Hadestown on Broadway City Theatrical’s Multiverse Transmitter operating in the 900MHz band was selected to meet this challenge. The Multiverse Transmitter provided DMX data to battery powered headlamps. A Multiverse Node used as a transmitter and operating on a SHoW DMX Neo SHoW ID also broadcast to QolorFlex Dimmers used in the show.
Date Title Description
pdf 10/21/2021 1037 Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM Approved Antennas This tech bulletin displays a table that lists all the approved antenna that can be used on Multiverse products and radio modules for OEM integration
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