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W-DMX at Super Bowl Village

PLSN Staff • News • March 13, 2012

Uddevalla, SWEDEN – W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden proved to be MVP at the Super Bowl Village, a 10-day, three-block interactive festival of football in Indianapolis. Jason Greene, wireless technician and programmer, explains, “We chose to use W-DMX because the number of fixtures, the fixtures’ positions and the weatherproof domes around the fixtures made running 5-pin DMX impractical.”
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Uddevalla, Sweden –  W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden proved to be MVP at Super Bowl XLVI, where Indianapolis transformed the heart of downtown into Super Bowl Village, a 10-day, three-block interactive festival of football. The Village entertained hundreds of thousands of visitors with live concerts, food and beverages, an ESPN Broadcast Studio, and even ziplines running down the main street.

Dodd Technologies of Pendleton, IN, created a dazzling lighting design for the Village, using W-DMX by Wireless Solution to send a flawless signal to 134 Elation Platinum Beams with W-DMX cards built in. Nine W-DMX Pro Box F2500 sent signal with Directional Antennas.

Ninety-six of the Platinum Beams were spread out across three city blocks. At the beginning and end of each of six blocks was a W-DMX transmitter. Each transmitter broadcast to half a block worth of lights and was fed with DMX from a grandMA2 port Node. Fourteen Platinum Beams were used on the main stage, fed from a W-DMX ProBox.

Sixteen Platinum Beams were placed on top of the 12-story-tall Pan American Tower. Directional antennas were used to get the W-DMX signal to the top of the building, and then two transmitters were used as repeaters. Eight Platinum Beams were placed on top of the Indiana Convention Center and fed with a ProBox.

Jason Greene, wireless technician and programmer, explains, “We chose to use W-DMX because the number of fixtures, the fixtures’ positions and the weatherproof domes around the fixtures made running 5-pin DMX impractical. The solution worked perfect in spite of high traffic and cold temperatures.”

Wireless Solution Sweden is the world’s leading manufacturer of Wireless lighting control equipment, now celebrating 100,000 units sold worldwide and over 35 OEM partners. Hailed for its reliability and ease of use, Wireless Solution’s W-DMX range of products is the consistent choice for top professionals in the lighting industry and specified with perfect results in high-profile events and installations around the world. W-DMX is also hailed as the best wireless OEM solution. W-DMX has been used for lighting major events including the Youth Olympics in Singapore; Season of Light in Helsinki; Olympics in Vancouver; Times Square in New York City; the Nobel Prize Banquet; the Berlin Wall 20-year Anniversary; Eurovision Song Contest; and many more.

Dodd Technologies SBV Team:
Andy Meggenhofen: Producer, Principle Designer
Jason Greene: Wireless Technician, Programmer
James Lederman: Associate Lighting Designer
Scott Renick: Associate Lighting Designer
David Steitz: Lighting Technician Extraordinaire

Photos courtesy of Dodd Technologies.

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