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    Multiverse® Node

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    The Multiverse® Node is the first building block of the Multiverse system.

    Each Multiverse Node is a transceiver. As a single universe transmitter, it functions in a similar plug and play manner to the Multiverse® SHoW Baby® and legacy SHoW DMX SHoW Baby® products, and also has a full user interface, with four buttons and a backlit LCD display. As a receiver, the Multiverse Node is the primary single universe standalone receiver in the Multiverse system, and can be part of a larger multi-universe setup.

    Multiverse Node models include:

    The Multiverse Node 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5902), which is licensed for use in North America only. It contains two built-in radios, 2.4GHz and 900MHz, which allow the user to select which single universe to transmit, and which radio band to use via the SHoW ID. This model is shown in the diagram below.

    The Multiverse Node 2.4GHz (P/N 5903) contains a 2.4GHz radio and can be used worldwide.

    Other compatible Multiverse products include:
    Multiverse SHoW Baby
    Multiverse Transmitter
    Multiverse Module
    Multiverse Wireless DMX Accessories
    Multiverse Receiver Card
    QolorFLEX 5x2.5A Multiverse Dimmer
    QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmer

    Face Panel Diagram

    For Multiverse Node 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 5902):

    5902 Multiverse Node 900MHz/2.4GHz Face Panel Diagram

    Multiverse at Hadestown case study


     Part #  Name and What's in the Box Licensed for Use in
     5902  Multiverse Node 900MHz/2.4GHz North America
      5902 - Multiverse Node - What's In The Box
     5903 Multiverse Node 2.4GHz Worldwide
       5903 - Multiverse Node - What's In The Box  


     Part #  Name For Product
     5980   Omni Broad Band 900MHz - 2.4GHz Multiverse Node, Multiverse Transmitter, and Multiverse Gateway
      5980 - Multiverse Node Antenna, Omni Broadband, 900MHz 2.4GHz, 2dBi 4dBi
     5981  Panel, Dual Band 900MHz - 2.4GHz Multiverse Node, Multiverse Transmitter, and Multiverse Gateway
      5981 Panel Antenna

     5982 Yagi, Dual Band 900MHz - 2.4GHz Multiverse Node, Multiverse Transmitter, and Multiverse Gateway
      5982 Yagi Antenna


    Antennas for Multiverse products Read more about Antennas at the Antennas for Wireless DMX page.


     Part #  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


     Part #  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


     Part #  Name For Product
     5971  Multiverse Node Hanging Bracket  Multiverse Node
      5975 - Multiverse Node Mounting Plate with hardware 


     Part #  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)
    5973 28.5” USB to Locking Barrell Connector
    *Note: This allows the user to plug Multiverse Node or Transmitter into
    lighting fixture's USB as a power source.
    Multiverse Node and Multiverse Transmitter


     Part #  Name For Product
     5970** Multiverse Node Locking Barrel Connector Lead, 6" ** Multiverse Node
      5970 - Multiverse Node Locking Barrel Connector Lead, 6-inch
      **Note: This product is intended for users looking to make their own battery rig.  

    See all Wireless DMX Accessories for Multiverse products.

                 Multiverse Wireless DMX White PaperDownload our white paper, How Advances in Wireless DMX Will Change the Way We Do Lighting.


    5902 Multiverse Node, Antenna Folded
    5902 Multiverse Node, RX 9250
    5902 Multiverse Node TX Mode Universe 1
    5902 Multiverse Node Pipe Mount

    5903 Multiverse Node, Antenna folded
    Multiverse Node
    Multiverse Nodes Keys
    5903 Multiverse Node, side view
    5903 Multiverse Node, Pipe Mount


    • Choice Of Broadcast Radio

    Transmit and receive on the 2.4GHz band (P/N 5903) or on the 2.4GHz or the 900MHz band (P/N 5902). 

    • mDMX (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
    mDMX is a form of DMX optimized for wireless broadcast that dramatically reduces data being broadcast, thereby reducing unneeded radio energy.

    • mRDM (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
    Multiverse is able to broadcast RDM information without disrupting the DMX broadcast. This feature is not available even in wired RDM systems. (Not available on SHoW DMX Neo SHoW IDs.)

    • SHoW Key Security (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
    SHoW Key is an additional three-digit code that can be added to the Multiverse SHoW ID that will prevent any other system set on the same SHoW ID from interfering with your system.

    • Forward Error Correction (Multiverse SHoW IDs only)
    Allows the Receiver to detect and correct errors that may occur in the wireless transmission of data.

    • Ultra Low Latency
    Total average system latency of 4ms.

    • User Selectable Adaptive Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping
    Adaptive Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping identifies and masks off hopping channels that contain interference, replacing them in the hop sequence with alternate channels.

    • Adjustable Output Power
    Sometimes an application calls for the most available broadcast power, but many entertainment systems can utilize lower output power to reduce detrimental effects on other radio systems in the venue, reduce reflections, and improve performance.

    • User Selectable SHoW IDs
    City Theatrical has always produced wireless DMX products that allowed the user to select the optimum transmission method. Users may select full bandwidth hopping, hopping limited to a section of the spectrum (including areas of the spectrum outside of the Wi-Fi range), or adaptive hopping.

    • Protocols supported: ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A; E1.20 RDM

    • Compatible with all Multiverse and SHoW DMX Neo products

    • User can select a single universe to receive

    • A very simple user interface to set SHoW ID and universe

    • RDM proxy and responder functions

    • DMX 5-pin in and out/thru ports

    • Rugged cast aluminum enclosure

    • Antenna: Omni Broadband 900MHz/2.4GHz, 2dBi/4dBi (P/N 5902); Omni Broadband 2.4GHz, 4dBI (P/N 5903)

    • Auto-selection of transmit or receive mode

    • Firmware updateable via USB port

    • CL2 power supply with locking connector

    • Built-in auto select DMX512 termination

    • Selectable display timeout and brightness level

    • A hanging bracket for hanging from pipe or truss


    Product Information

    Product Name

    Multiverse Node
    900MHz / 2.4GHz

    Multiverse Node

    Part Number



    Maximum Concurrent Universes


    Frequency Range:

    2400 – 2480 MHz; 902 - 928 MHz

    2400 – 2480 MHz

    Physical Specifications


    102.8mm (4.05 in)


    60mm (2.36 in)


    36.47mm (1.44 in)


    0.4 Kg (0.4 lb)


    Die Cast Aluminum, Black


    Connection Specifications

    Locking DC Jack, 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel, center positive, 12.1mm mating depth (this power supply connector is not compatible with SHoW Baby)

    5-Pin XLR DMX512 in and out/thru ports

    RP-SMA female antenna connector

    USB Type-A port


    User Interface

     4 Button/Backlit LCD display

    RDM Features

     RDM Proxy, RDM Responder



    Input Power

    5-30VDC, 0.6W

    Max Draw

     45mA max draw at 12V

    AC Adapter Voltage

    100VAC to 240VAC 50/60Hz

    Radio Technology


    4 ms average

    RF Sensitivity


    Loss of Data Behavior

    Output stops

    Broadcast Power

    3.2mW, 10mW, 32mW, 100mW EIRP

    Broadcast Modes

    Adaptive, Full, Low, Mid, High, Max

    DMX Burst Modes

    Auto Dynamic

    Show IDs

     307 (North America)

    217 (World)

    Other Product Information

    Use Environment


    Operating Temperature

    0° C to 40° C

    Storage Temperature

    -40° C to 85° C

    IP Rating



     FCC, IC



    One year




    Getting Started with Multiverse Node 900MHz/2.4GHz* (P/N 5902):
    *This product is licensed for use in North America only.
    Cut Sheet (5902)
    Quick Start Guide
    User's Manual

    Getting Started with Multiverse Node 2.4GHz (P/N 5903):
    Cut Sheet (5903)
    Quick Start Guide
    User's Manual

    Firmware for both P/N 5902 and 5903:

    Instructions to download: 
    Firefox: Click the link below and click "Save File" to download.
    Chrome and other browsers: Copy and paste the desired link to a new tab in your browser. Press enter and the download will begin.

    Latest firmware: (Version

    Firmware v1. Change Log:
    - Version number update as part of MV SHoW Baby added auto sleep feature.
    - No fixes or features added

    Multiverse Case Studies:
    Balmoral Resort Florida Case Study
    Super Bowl LIVE Case Study
    CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell Case Study
    The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Case Study
    Hadestown Case Study

    Multiverse Resources:
    Antennas for Multiverse
    White Paper: What you need to know about Wireless DMX
    White Paper: How Advances in Wireless DMX Will Changes the Way We Do Lighting
    Multiverse Module or Multiverse Receiver Card:How to Decide Which is Right for You

    Multiverse Tech Reviews & Brochure:
    Multiverse in Lighting&Sound International Magazine
    Multiverse in Lighting&Sound America Magazine
    Multiverse in Mondo*dr Magazine
    Multiverse Wireless DMX/RDM Brochure (USA / UK)


    Case Studies

    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

    Super Bowl LIVE Case Study

    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 

    CBS Case Study

    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

    Blaze Case Study

    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

    Hadestown Case Study