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. 



 P/N Name and What's in the Box Licensed for Use in
 5910   Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz/2.4GHz North America
  5910 Box Contents
 5911  Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz Worldwide
   5911 Box Contents  
 5912 Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz North America
   5912 Box Contents  

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.


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Additional Information

  • 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): 

Schematic for Multiverse Transmitter 5910

Product Information
Product Name  Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz/2.4GHz  Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz  Multiverse Transmitter 900MHz
Part Number  5910  5911  5912
Maximum Concurrent Universes  9  10  8
Frequency Range  2400 – 2480 MHz; 902 – 928 MHz  2400 – 2480 MHz  902 - 928 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 Aluminum
Connection Specifications
Antenna(s)  RP-SMA female
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
Maximum Wattage  0.5W
Radio Technology
Latency  4 ms average
RF Sensitivity  -95dBm
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)
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  P/Ns 5910 and 5912: FCC, IC, ETL
P/N 5911: 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, center 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 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.”
- Hayden Wadsworth, Theater Technical Lead, Peery’s Egyptian Theater

pdf 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
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 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
pdf 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

pdf 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
pdf 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 
pdf 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
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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