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W-DMX kinetic light structures on display in Alibi nightclub

Duncan Proctor 19 January 2015
W-DMX kinetic light structures on display in Alibi nightclub

W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden is now permanently displayed at the Alibi nightclub in Belfast as part of a new installation of kinetic light structures suspended over the dancefloor.

The display involves 12 large independently moving triangles, with the sides consisting of 36 digital pixel DPPT1000 pixel tubes (each tube contains 16 Pixels with 48 channels of control). Lighting control was carried out by ShowCAD Artist and 8-way Artnet device and signal sent via W-DMX.

Lighting designers Dave Charman and William Barrett of Liteworx AV designed the ceiling and also supplied the equipment. The W-DMX System was specified and supplied by Nick Teryll from W-DMX UK distributor Whitelight.

Charman explained: “The W-DMX system was used solely to transmit data to the moving triangle pixel tubes, while the motor data was hard wired.

“One issue that we had to work around was that one of the venue’s new requirements was to provide a strong Wi-Fi signal throughout the building for its clientele, and we encountered some interference to the W-DMX system with that heavy use of the wireless spectrum. Our worries were very quickly overcome after a phone call to the W-DMX tech guys from Wireless Solution who logged into our W-DMX BlackBox Transceivers on site via a PC and teamviewer and adjusted the parameters of the transceivers to overcome the issues in full.”

Niclas Arvidsson, CEO of Wireless Solution, commented: “W-DMX has been used with great success even with moving pieces and heavy Wi-Fi traffic, but occasionally it requires adjustments, which is exactly what our tech team is for, and we have a worldwide network of trained technicians prepared to go on site if any problems are encountered during set up.”

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