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W-DMX lights up Latin America’s tallest building for Copa América

Duncan Proctor 24 July 2015
W-DMX lights up Latin America’s tallest building for Copa América

W-DMX by Wireless Solution has been utilised in a number of projects in South America with distributor Iluminación Profesional VALOOK S.A. in Santiago, Chile working on the Gran Torre Santiago tower in the Costanera Center complex and also the tallest building in Latin America.

From 4 June to 4 July this year, VALOOK worked with Icardi Producciones to light the Santiago tower for the Copa América football tournament. Icardi lighting designer Toni Amoros washed the building with 4kW searchlights displaying the colour of the teams playing. Clay Paky Mythos projected a gobo onto the building when a team scored and DMX signal was sent using W-DMX WhiteBox units.

During Christmas, VALOOK also worked with Icardi using W-DMX to paint the tower in Christmas colours, which could be seen from across Santiago. At 9pm each evening for 15 days, the show started and lasted 15 minutes.

W-DMX was used to send signal to the 44 Xenon 4kW Searchlights providing the colour. Francisco Yañez Valdivia, product manager for VALOOK, explained: “The biggest challenge for this project was to send signal to the top floor of this building over 300m high and distribute it to four points around the building through high-traffic streets. We used six W-DMX WhiteBox F1 G4 2.4 GHz, one WhiteBox F2 G4 2.4Ghz, six directional antennas 8db and two directional antennas 5db for the six points of reception and transmission. Everything worked perfectly and without interference or signal loss.

“In both events W-DMX was a great solution, especially for the Copa América because they had to send the signal from the top floor of the building where the control was located to the lights that were located on the street. For both installations, W-DMX worked to perfection and made these projects possible.”

Niclas Arvidsson, CEO of Wireless Solution, commented: “Working with VALOOK is always interesting, they do a wide variety of projects which showcase their clients beautifully. We’re always looking to see what they’ll do next. They’re doing a great job in Chile together with their production partners to build the trust in Wireless DMX technology and work without DMX Cables.”

Picture courtesy of VALOOK

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