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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.
|P/N||Name and What's in the Box||Licensed for Use in|
|5910||Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz/2.4GHz||North America|
|5911||Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz||Worldwide|
|5912||Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz||North America|
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.
- Four radios: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for inputs, 900MHz and 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 aluminum 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):
|Product Name||Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz/2.4GHz||Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz||Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz|
|Maximum Concurrent Universes||9||10||8|
|Frequency Range||2400 – 2480 MHz; 902 – 928 MHz||2400 – 2480 MHz||902 - 928 MHz|
|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 Aluminum|
|AC||powerCON TRUE1 in/thru|
|DC||Locking DC Jack, 5.5mm x 2.1mm, center positive, 12.1mm mating depth; EtherCON|
|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|
|Latency||4 ms average|
|Loss of Data Behavior||Output stops|
|Broadcast Power||3.2mW, 10mW, 32mW, 100mW|
|Broadcast Modes||Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max|
|Show IDs||237 (for P/N 5910)||147 (for P/N 5911)||90 (for P/N 5912)|
|RDM ANSI E1.20 via Art-Net / DMXcat|
|Streaming ACN (sACN)|
|Art-Net I, II, and III|
|Ambient Temperature Range||0 C to 40° C|
|Compliance||P/Ns 5910 and 5912: FCC, IC, ETL|
P/N 5911: FCC, IC, CE, ACMA, ARIB, cETLus Listed, RoHS
City Theatrical Antennas for Multiverse Transmitter:
Read more about Antennas in the Antenna Adapter Matrix.
City Theatrical Antenna Accessories for Multiverse Transmitter:
|5637||Antenna Splitter||All Panel and Yagi antennas|
|5639||Gender Changer for 5637 Antennas Splitter||Two are needed for each Splitter|
City Theatrical Power Supplies for Multiverse Transmitter:
|5972||Power Supply, 12V, 6W, 5.5x2.1mm, Locking||Multiverse Node and Multiverse Transmitter|
City Theatrical Hanging Brackets for Multiverse Transmitter:
|5974||Multiverse Transmitter Hanging Bracket||Multiverse Transmitter|
City Theatrical Power Cords for Multiverse Transmitter:
*Note: This allows the user to plug Multiverse Node or Transmitter into lighting fixture's USB as a power source.
|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.
|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.
|QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape, QolorFLEX 5x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers, Multiverse wireless DMX and Custom Manufacturing for Peery's Egyptian Theater in Ogden, Utah||
“In the opinion of much of the team taking on this project, City Theatrical is the industry leader of wireless DMX. Our prior experience using SHoW Baby devices has shown reliability and responsive wireless DMX, and dual band Multiverse technology was our perfect solution for this installation.”
|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
|RadioScan Spectrum Analyzer at Company Broadway||
“This RadioScan setup has been a game changer for us. Now we can easily put the antenna where it needs to be, to see what is happening close to the transmitters and receivers. Before, we were only able to see what was happening in the booth, not where the real action is on stage.” - Kevin Barry, Production Electrician
|QolorFLEX LED Tape and Multiverse wireless DMX Lobby and Loge Installation The Joyce Theater, New York, NY||
“Multiverse wireless DMX is being used in the auditorium to control the QolorFLEX LED Tape in locations that we cannot pull new DMX wiring to, like the fascia/facing of our loge areas. There is a single QolorFLEX 5x2.5A Multiverse Dimmer in each location that allows us to control the new QolorFLEX Warm White LED Tape from our main lighting console.”
- Jeff Segal, Director of Production, The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc
|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
|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
|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
|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.
|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|