Blizzard Lightcaster Wireless Light Transceiver
Blizzard Lighting presents the LightCaster W-DMX 2.4 GHz wireless system; which consists of aW-DMX transceiver, and at least one W-DMX receiver (or another transceiver unit) to receive the signal.For those not already familiar with W-DMX, it is a two-time award winning wireless DMX technology,created and owned by Wireless Solution Sweden AB... and is today the un-official standard for thosethat require the most dependable product available for transmitting lighting control datawirelessly.
Users of the LightCaster W-DMX system can expect an outstanding wireless range of up to 500 meters(line-of-sight) for any of their DMX512 compliant equipment, and leave any worries behind concerningloss of signal due to its built-in FHSS technology (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum). FHSS arefrequency hopping techniques, in which the transmitter jumps from sub-channel to another at a veryrapid pace. This technique was first used by the U.S. military precisely because they are difficultto disrupt, and unless you knew the frequency hopping sequence, practically impossible to intercept.
Setting up a wireless DMX system with LightCaster W-DMX is a very simple procedure, with each ofthe two units having only a single function control button and a power, DMX, and mode status LEDindicator. Users simply power on a transceiver to act as the transmitter, choose one of three modes(frequencies), then power on any number of receivers and the system will automatically synctogether. For multiple transmitter setups, it's as simple as choosing a different frequency groupfor the next transceiver, then powering up the next receiver or a group of receivers. An unlimitednumber of receivers can be controlled by each transceiver, each one able to control 512 channels ofDMX (1 universe).
Endless setup possibilities can be achieved by using either point-2-point, or multipoint-2-multipoint operation:
- Basic point-2-point systems are used when you want to send wireless DMX data from a console to a single receiver. As the receiver accepts all 512 DMX channels from the transceiver, you can easily daisy chain more fixtures by cable from the fixture with the wireless connection.
- Up to 16 universes of DMX can be transmitted simultaneously using a multipoint to multipoint approach. All receivers in a multipoint system will listen only to the designated transmitter without any delays or interference from the systems working alongside.
Each LightCaster W-DMX unit also features an integrated clamp for mounting to 2" truss, is housedin a durable anodized aluminum casing, and equipped with a POWERCON compatible power connection, sono wall wart is necessary.
This product includes the transceiver only.