Multiverse® Module

Designed for OEM Partners

City Theatrical's Multiverse Modules are best suited for lighting equipment manufacturers who are interested in adding wireless DMX to their products. Due to low cost, increased data transport, and ease of design integration, the Multiverse Module marks the first time that the implementation of a wireless DMX chip in every DMX device is possible.

The Multiverse Module* is available in two frequency ranges, 900MHz** and 2.4GHz. Each frequency version can include a PCB trace antenna or not. All versions have a U.FL connector to connect to an external antenna.

OEM Implementation

Multiverse Modules are available on reels for surface mounting. The OEM Implementation Kit includes a detailed guide, equipment, test gear and more. Learn more: OEM Manufacturing Guide.


Part Number  Name  Usage
5990 Multiverse Module 900MHz including a PCB trace antenna
 North America
5991 Multiverse Module 900MHz
 North America
5994 Multiverse Module 2.4GHz including a PCB trace antenna Worldwide
5995 Multiverse Module 2.4GHz Worldwide


*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.

Additional Information

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.

Read the Multiverse Module vs. Multiverse Receiver Card PDF for more.


Multiverse ModuleMultiverse 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

Here are the Wireless DMX Accessories designed for Multiverse Module:


 5980 2dBi/4dBi Omni Broad Band Antenna, 900MHz/2.4GHz, Dual Band
5980 - Multiverse Node Antenna, Omni Broadband, 900MHz 2.4GHz, 2dBi 4dBi


 103-00730 Cable, Coax U.FL(L10-iPEX) to RP-SMA Jack 5", OD1.37mm
 103-00730 cable, coax u.fl

Title Description
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 City Theatrical’s Multiverse Wireless DMX Technology in ETC's Source Four LED Series 3 and Desire Fresnel After a decade of research, something brilliant launched on March 30, 2021: ETC’s Source Four LED Series 3 and Desire Fresnel light fixtures, which are already setting standards that are far from standard. Both fixtures feature City Theatrical’s Multiverse® protocol for integrated wireless DMX/RDM, and can be easily configured using ETC’s Set Light app via both NFC and a Multiverse Transmitter.
pdf City Theatrical’s Multiverse Wireless DMX Technology in ETC's Fos/4 Panels City Theatrical’s Multiverse® Wireless DMX technology is now available with ETC's Fos/4 Panels, providing wireless DMX for these new studio lighting fixtures. City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX provides control along with a Multiverse Transmitter and console, allowing users to broadcast as many as 10 universes of DMX from a single transmitter without excessive radio energy.
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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