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W-DMX G4 MK I and MK II
USER MANUAL
BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1
BlackBox and WhiteBox R-512
BlackBox and WhiteBox F-2
Micro F-1 Lite
Micro R-512 Lite
ProBox F-2500
W-DMX G4(S) User Manual
Issue date: 2013-10
Edition: 2
Subject to modifications.
All trademarks referenced are trademarks or
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owners, whose protected rights are
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Copyright Wireless Solution Sweden Sales AB
Wireless Solution Sweden Sales AB
Stureparksvägen 7
451 55 Uddevalla
Sweden
Tel.: +46 522 511 511
Fax: +46 522 440 885
E-Mail: helpdesk@wirelessdmx.com
Web: www.wirelessdmx.com
Contents
Contents
1
Your Wireless DMX G4 system (W-DMX G4S) ................................................... 7
2
The W-DMX technology ....................................................................................... 8
3
About this document ......................................................................................... 10
4
3.1
Target group of this document ................................................................ 10
3.2
Signs and symbols in this document ....................................................... 10
BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1 ............................................................................. 11
4.1
4.2
4.1.1
BlackBox F-1 .............................................................................. 11
4.1.2
WhiteBox F-1 .............................................................................. 11
Connectors and ports .............................................................................. 12
4.2.1
BlackBox F-1 .............................................................................. 12
4.2.2
WhiteBox F-1 MK I ..................................................................... 13
4.2.3
WhiteBox F-1 MK II .................................................................... 14
4.3
LEDs ....................................................................................................... 15
4.4
Installing the unit ..................................................................................... 16
4.4.1
BlackBox F-1 .............................................................................. 16
4.4.2
WhiteBox F-1 .............................................................................. 17
4.5
Switching FLEX modes ........................................................................... 19
4.6
Operation as a transmitter ....................................................................... 20
4.7
4.8
5
Scope of delivery ..................................................................................... 11
4.6.1
Prerequisites for successful linking with receivers ...................... 20
4.6.2
Linking receivers......................................................................... 21
4.6.3
Unlinking all receivers ................................................................. 22
Operation as a receiver ........................................................................... 22
4.7.1
Linking with transmitters ............................................................. 22
4.7.2
Unlinking from transmitters ......................................................... 23
Switching CTRL modes ........................................................................... 23
BlackBox and WhiteBox R-512 ......................................................................... 25
5.1
5.2
Scope of delivery ..................................................................................... 25
5.1.1
BlackBox R-512 .......................................................................... 25
5.1.2
WhiteBox R-512 ......................................................................... 25
Connectors and ports .............................................................................. 25
5.2.1
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5.2.2
6
5.3
LEDs ....................................................................................................... 26
5.4
Installing the unit ..................................................................................... 26
5.5
Operation as a receiver ........................................................................... 26
BlackBox and WhiteBox F-2 ............................................................................. 27
6.1
6.2
7
Scope of delivery ..................................................................................... 27
6.1.1
BlackBox F-2 .............................................................................. 27
6.1.2
WhiteBox F-2 .............................................................................. 27
Connectors and ports .............................................................................. 27
6.2.1
BlackBox F-2 .............................................................................. 27
6.2.2
WhiteBox F-2 MK I ..................................................................... 29
6.2.3
WhiteBox F-2 MK II .................................................................... 30
6.3
LEDs ....................................................................................................... 31
6.4
Installing the unit ..................................................................................... 32
6.5
Switching FLEX modes ........................................................................... 32
6.6
Operation as a transmitter ....................................................................... 33
6.7
Operation as a receiver ........................................................................... 33
6.8
Operation as a repeater .......................................................................... 33
6.9
Switching CTRL modes ........................................................................... 34
Micro units .......................................................................................................... 35
7.1
7.2
4
WhiteBox R-512 ......................................................................... 26
Micro F-1 Lite .......................................................................................... 35
7.1.1
Scope of delivery ........................................................................ 35
7.1.2
Connectors and ports ................................................................. 35
7.1.3
LEDs ........................................................................................... 35
7.1.4
Installing the unit......................................................................... 36
7.1.5
Switching FLEX modes .............................................................. 36
7.1.6
Operation as a transmitter .......................................................... 36
7.1.7
Operation as a receiver .............................................................. 36
7.1.8
Switching CTRL modes .............................................................. 36
7.1.9
Battery option ............................................................................. 37
Micro R-512 Lite ...................................................................................... 38
7.2.1
Scope of delivery ........................................................................ 38
7.2.2
Connectors and ports ................................................................. 38
7.2.3
LEDs ........................................................................................... 39
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7.2.4
Installing the unit......................................................................... 39
7.2.5
Operation as a receiver .............................................................. 39
ProBox F-2500 .................................................................................................... 40
8.1
Scope of delivery ..................................................................................... 40
8.2
Connectors and ports .............................................................................. 40
8.3
LEDs ....................................................................................................... 41
8.4
Installing the unit ..................................................................................... 41
8.5
Switching FLEX modes ........................................................................... 41
8.6
Operation as a transmitter ....................................................................... 41
8.7
Operation as a receiver ........................................................................... 42
8.8
Operation as a repeater .......................................................................... 42
8.9
Switching CTRL modes ........................................................................... 42
Technical data .................................................................................................... 43
9.1
BlackBoxes (BB) and WhiteBoxes (WB) F-1, R-512 and F-2 .................. 43
9.2
MicroBox F-1 Lite and MicroBox R-512 Lite ............................................ 45
9.3
ProBox F-2500 ........................................................................................ 47
10
FAQ – Frequently asked questions .................................................................. 49
11
Appendix:Certificates ........................................................................................ 52
11.1
E1551 RFC ............................................................................................. 52
11.2
ETSI Test Report .................................................................................... 53
11.3
GRANT OF EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION ......................................... 55
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1 Your Wireless DMX G4 system (W-DMX G4S)
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Your Wireless DMX G4 system (W-DMX G4S)
Thank you for purchasing the Wireless DMX G4 system (W-DMX G4), the
industry’s leading system for transmitting and receiving DMX signals reliably.
There are one or two operating modes for W-DMX G4 units, depending on
which unit you have purchased:
•
W-DMX G4 Receivers to receive W-DMX signals
(denoted with an R in their product model name)
•
W-DMX G4 Transceiver to receive, transmit or repeat W-DMX signals
(denoted with an F in their product model name)
W-DMX G4 Transceivers (or ‘Flex’ model units) can be changed between
Transmit Mode and Receive Mode with the procedure described in chapter
4.5 Switching FLEX modes", page 19.
W-DMX units are available in four different series:
•
BlackBox MK I / MK II
•
WhiteBox MK I / MK II
•
MicroBox
•
ProBox
The unit you have purchased is marked on the outside of the unit's packaging.
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2 The W-DMX technology
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The W-DMX technology
W-DMX technology is the core of all our products. W-DMX is specifically
engineered by Wireless Solution Sweden AB to provide the same quality,
reliability and performance as in any hardwired DMX data link.
W-DMX gives you even greater freedom to create reliable point-to-point, pointto-multipoint and even multipoint-to-multipoint installations over large distances
and in any environment.
Fig. 1: Point-to-point operation versus multipoint-to-multipoint operation
W-DMX is unique in its use of advanced radio technologies that are also used
in mobile phones and military communication.
Rather than using fixed frequency channels, W-DMX uses Adaptive Frequency
Hopping technology to continually check the radio channels for interferences
and to rapidly move operation to clear radio channels.
The checks are carried out in combination with another advanced technology:
time division multiple access. This technology makes the most efficient use of
every visited frequency channel.
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W-DMX has the following advantages:
•
Consistent and wide-ranging control of lighting systems over long
distances.
•
The complex communication protocols are fully automated and concealed
from view - you just plug-and-play, the W-DMX G4 units do all the hard
work.
•
From the DMX connector of one W-DMX G4S unit to the DMX connector of
another, the W-DMX system is totally transparent.
The W-DMX G4 system includes additional features that help to enhance
reliability: both in its installation in any type of environment as well as in its
stable operation.
W-DMX meets the USITT DMX512 and DMX512-A standards. Furthermore,
W-DMX G4 units support Art-Net (I/II/III), Streaming ACN and RDM protocols
(Ethernet and RDM functionality depends on model used). For this reason, the
W-DMX G4 units continually are awarded the first prize for distance covered,
resilience against interference and easy installation.
For additional information about our technology, please visit our website at
www.wirelessdmx.com.
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3 About this document
3
3.1
About this document
Target group of this document
This document is designed for lighting designers, lighting operations managers
and lighting engineers.
W-DMX is an easy-to-use plug-and-play system. Basic knowledge of lighting
technologies is an advantage. Every user has to be familiar with local
regulations regarding frequencies and their usage.
For advanced settings and projects, contact your distributor.
3.2
Signs and symbols in this document
Sign / symbol
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Description
Danger
Indicates notes that, if not observed, will inevitably lead
to severe injuries or death.
Warning
Indicates notes that, if not observed, can lead to severe
injuries or death.
Caution
Indicates notes that, if not observed, can lead to light
injuries.
Caution
Indicates notes that, if not observed, can lead to damages
to property.
Hint
Indicates useful information designed to make working
with the unit easier.

Indicates a requirement that must be met before you can
complete the corresponding tasks.
1.
2.

Indicates tasks you have to complete. The tasks must be
completed in the specified order.
Indicates the result of a task or a series of tasks.
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BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1
BlackBox and WhiteBox are functionally identical. The BlackBox is intended for
indoor usage, the WhiteBox for outdoor usage.
4.1
4.1.1
4.1.2
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BlackBox F-1
•
1 x BlackBox F-1 device
•
1 x user manual
•
1 x antenna adapter
•
1 x antenna indoor (2 dBi)
•
2 x mounting bracket
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
•
1 x power cable without plug (MK I)
WhiteBox F-1
•
1 x WhiteBox F-1 device
•
1 x user manual
•
1 x outdoor antenna (2 dBi)
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
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4.2
4.2.1
Connectors and ports
BlackBox F-1
Caution
Damage to the unit!
Connecting more than one DMX Universe at a time
damages the unit.
•
Connect only one DMX Universe input at a time.
Fig. 2: Connectors and ports of F-1
No.
Port
Description
1
AC power input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz
MK I: IEC 2.5A connector
MK II: PowerCon 20A connector
2
Reserved
–
3
Ethernet (optional) RJ 45 port (MK II: EtherCon RJ 45 port)
4
DMX OUT bypass XLR female 5 pin Universe 1
5
DMX IN
XLR male 5 pin Universe 1
6
Reserved
–
7
DMX IN / OUT
RJ 45 port (not BlackBox MK II):
12
1: Universe 1+
5: –
2: Universe 1-
6: –
3: –
7: Universe 1 GND
4: –
8: –
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No.
Port
Description
8
DC power input
Input for Phoenix gold connector:
• Left: Ground
• Right: UDC = +12 V
9
DMX OUT bypass XLR female 3 pin (BlackBox MK II only)
10
DMX IN for
Universe 1
4.2.2
XLR male 3 pin output for Universe 1 (BlackBox MK II only)
WhiteBox F-1 MK I
Fig. 3: Connectors and ports of the WhiteBox F-1 MK I
To ensure safe transmission of signals for outdoor use, the WhiteBox does not
have XLR connectors. For this reason the connection of DMX signal cables
differs slightly from the BlackBox models, which are for indoor use only.
To install the unit it is necessary to open the housing. See
chapter "4.4.2 WhiteBox F-1", page 17.
No.
Port
Description
1
Cord Strip
For AC power input (2)
2
AC power input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz:
• Left: Outer conductor (L)
• Middle: Ground (GND)
• Right: Neutral conductor (N)
3
Cord Strip
For DC power input (4)
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No.
Port
Description
4
DC power input
Phoenix gold connector 12 V DC:
• Left: Ground
• Right: +12 V DC
5
Cord Strip
For signal cable (DMX or Ethernet)
6
DMX IN / OUT
RJ 45 port:
1: Universe 1+
5: –
2: Universe 1–
6: –
3: –
7: Universe 1 GND
4: –
8: –
7
Ethernet (optional) RJ 45 port
8
DMX IN
for Universe 1
(depeding on
production date)
4.2.3
•
•
•
Left: GND
Middle: DMX Data – (for Universe 1)
Right: DMX Data + (for Universe 1)
WhiteBox F-1 MK II
Fig. 4: Connectors and ports of the WhiteBox F-1 MK II
To ensure safe transmission of signals for outdoor use, the WhiteBox does not
have XLR connectors. For this reason the connection of DMX signal cables
differs slightly from the BlackBox models, which are for indoor use only.
To install the unit it is necessary to open the housing. See
chapter "4.4.2 WhiteBox F-1", page 17.
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No.
Port
Description
1
AC power input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz:
• Left: Outer conductor (L)
• Middle: Ground (GND)
• Right: Neutral conductor (N)
2
DC power input
Phoenix gold connector UDC = 12 V:
• Left: Ground
• Right: UDC = +12 V
3
DMX OUT
for Universe 1
•
•
•
Left: GND
Middle: DMX Data – (Universe 1 OUT)
Right: DMX Data + (Universe 1 OUT)
4
DMX IN
for Universe 1
•
•
•
Left: GND
Middle: DMX Data – (Universe 1 IN)
Right: DMX Data + (Universe 1 IN)
5
Antenna ports
Connector for antennas
6
Cord Strip
For signal cable (DMX or Ethernet)
7
Cord Strip
For DC power input (2)
8
Cord Strip
For AC power input (1)
4.3
LEDs
Fig. 5: LEDs of F-1
Name
Signal
bar
LED signal
–
Description
RX (receiver) mode: Currently received signal strength
TX (transmitter) mode: Yellow and green LEDs indicate
output power
TX
•
•
LINK
TX mode:
• On: Normal operation
• Flashing: Receivers are being unlinked
• Rapid flashing: Receivers are being linked
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Flashing: Transmitter in repeater mode
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Name
LED signal
Description
RX mode:
• Off: Unit is not linked to any transmitter.
• On: Unit is linked to transmitter.
• Rapid Flashing: Transmitters are being searched or
linked transmitter is lost.
•
•
G4
•
Off: Unit is in G3 mode.
On: Unit is in G4 or G4S 2.4 GHz mode.
G4/G4S is indicated by red SIGNAL LED on the unit.
Flashing: Unit in G4S 5.8 GHz mode1
SIGNAL
TX mode:
• Off: Unit is in G4S mode.
• On: Unit is in G4 mode.
RX mode: Part of signal strength
PWR
Power on / off
RX
•
•
DATA
Data is available at the input / output.
RDM
WhiteBox: included, BlackBox: optional
• Off: No RDM data is available on output.
• On: RDM data is available on output (RDM Downstream
activated).
CTRL
•
•
4.4
4.4.1
On: Unit is in RX (receiver) mode.
Flashing: Receiver is in repeater mode.
Off: Normal operation.
On: Switch between normal operation (CTRL LED off)
and CTRL mode (flashing).
• Flashing: CTRL mode is active
To set the frequency band, see chapter "4.8 Switching
CTRL modes", page 23.
1
5.8GHz is not available in all countries. For more info please contact
Wireless Solution (see page 2).
Installing the unit
BlackBox F-1
1. Choose one of the following options to make the DMX connection:
– Connect the DMX source to the XLR 5 pin DMX IN port, XLR 3 pin DMX
IN port (BlackBox MK II only) or to the RJ 45 DMX IN port (BlackBox
MK I only).
– Connect the DMX fixture to the XLR 5 pin DMX OUT port, XLR 3 pin
OUT port (BlackBox MK II only) or the RJ 45 DMX OUT port (BlackBox
MK I only).
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– Unit with optional Ethernet lighting protocol support:
Connect the Ethernet lighting source or output to the Ethernet in port.
2. Attach the supplied standard antenna(s) and standard adapter(s) or other
suitable antenna(s) / adapter(s) available from Wireless Solution to the
matching connector(s).
Warning
Risk of death by electrocution!
AC power connection must be carried out correctly.
•
•
Make sure that only a qualified and trained electrician
carries out AC power connection.
Make sure the correct Schuko connector or other
connector suitable for your country is used.
3. Choose one of the following options to connect the power to the unit:
– Attach a suitable mains plug to the supplied power cord and connect the
power supply to the AC power input.
– Connect the power supply to the DC power input.
4. If required, attach the unit to the supplied mounting brackets or other
mounting hardware available from Wireless Solution.
4.4.2
WhiteBox F-1
1
2
3
4
Fig. 6: Housing of the WhiteBox models
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When connecting a WhiteBox model it is necessary to open the housing.
Warning
Risk of death by electrocution!
AC power connection must be carried out correctly.
•
•
Make sure that only a qualified, trained electrician
carries out AC power connection.
Make sure the correct Schuko connector or other
connector suitable for your country is used.
1. Remove the 4 screws (1) by turning them couterclockwise.
2. Open the housing.
Caution
Damage to the unit!
•
•
Make sure no contact voltage is transferred when
touching the connection cables.
All non used Cable Glands need to be sealed to
achieve IP65 rating.
3. Loosen the cord strips (3) by turning the screws counter-clockwise.
4. Put the cables through the cord strips (3).
5. When using AC, put the AC power cables into the socket (see
chapter "4.2.2 WhiteBox F-1 MK I", page 13 or "4.2.3 WhiteBox F-1 MK II",
page 14) and tighten the bolts of the socket.
6. Couple the connectors to the cables:
– When using 12 V DC power, couple the 12 V DC power cable to the
Phoenix gold connector
– Couple RJ 45 connector:
MK I: to DMX signal cable (or Ethernet cable if option is installed and
should be used).
MK II: to the socket (see chapter "4.2.3 WhiteBox F-1 MK II", page 14)
7. Fit the connectors within the sockets (see chapter "4.2.2 WhiteBox F-1
MK I", page 13 or "4.2.3 WhiteBox F-1 MK II, page 14).
8. Fit the cord strips by turning them clockwise.
9. If the FFC cable to the overlay is loose:
– rotate the lid by 180°,
– insert the FFC cable,
– secure the FFC cable in the connector
– rotate back the lid before you close the housing.
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10. Close the housing.
11. Tighten the 4 screws (1) by turning them clockwise.
4.5
Switching FLEX modes
The FLEX mode determines if the unit is used in Transmit Mode (TX) or
Receive Mode (RX).
To switch the FLEX mode, proceed as follows:
1. Disconnect the power cable.
1
2. Press and hold the red function button (1) on the front panel.
3. Reconnect the power cable.
4. Release the red function button (1).
1 2
 The mode is switched. The LEDs indicate the current mode: either TX (1)
or RX (2):
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4.6
Operation as a transmitter
 The unit is in Transmit Mode (TX) working as a transmitter.
4.6.1
Prerequisites for successful linking with receivers
Hint
The figures are maximum figures and depend on output
level and environment. Local settings may be required.
1. For advanced settings and projects, contact your
distributor.
 Max. distance to transmitter (air):
– 200 m (Micro units)
– 500 m (BlackBox, WhiteBox and ProBox in ETSI mode)
– 750 m (BlackBox, WhiteBox and ProBox in FCC mode)
200 m (Micro)
500 m (ETSI mode)
700 m (FCC mode)
Tx
Rx
 Distance to transmitter (glass): up to 500 m
 Distance to transmitter (wall, except concrete): up to 350 m
 Distance to transmitter (concrete): up to 150 m
150 m (concrete)
350 m (wall)
Tx
20
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 Position above crowds: min. 1 m
 Position above trees: min. 1 m
Tx
Rx
Min 1m
Tx
4.6.2
Rx
Linking receivers
Hints
You can link receivers at any time, also during operation.
During the linking procedure the DMX transmission is
interrupted.
Linking a transmitter to a receiver means that any
DMX data put into the transmitter is output at the receiver.
1. Power on the receivers you want to link.
2. Ensure that the receiver is not connected to any other transmitter, i.e., the
LINK LED on the receiver is off:
If required, see chapter "4.7.2 Unlinking from transmitters", page 23.
3. Press the red function button of the transmitter momentarily (1 second).
 The transmitter scans for all unlinked receivers for a period of about
5 seconds. The LINK LED flashes rapidly:
 If the connection is successful, the LINK LED on the receiver goes on. If
DMX input is available, the DATA LED goes on as well:
 If the connection fails, check the position of the receiver, see chapter "4.6.1
Prerequisites for successful linking", page 20.
 The signal bar on the receiver indicates the received signal strength.
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4.6.3
Unlinking all receivers
Use this procedure to unlink all receivers connected with the unit.
1. Press the red function button on the transmitter for 3 seconds, until the
LINK LED flashes slowly.
 The LINK LED on the transmitter flashes slowly:
 The signal bar of the receivers fall back to zero.
 LINK LED on receivers goes off.
 All connected receivers are unlinked.
Hint
To unlink one specific receiver, press and hold the red
function button on the specific receiver for 3 seconds, until
the LINK LED is off.
4.7
Operation as a receiver
 The unit is in Receive Mode (RX), working as a receiver.
4.7.1
Linking with transmitters
Hint
You can link receivers at any time, also during operation.
During the linking procedure the DMX transmission is
interrupted.
1. Power on the receiver.
2. Ensure that the receiver is not connected to any other transmitter, i.e., the
LINK LED on the receiver is off:
If required, see chapter "4.7.2 Unlinking from transmitters", page 23.
3. Press the red function button of the transmitter momentarily (1 second).
 The transmitter scans for all unlinked receivers for a period of about
5 seconds. The LINK LED flashes rapidly:
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 If the connection is successful, the LINK LED on the receiver goes on. If
DMX input is available, the DATA LED goes on as well:
 If the connection fails, check the position of the receiver, see chapter "4.6.1
Prerequisites for successful linking", page 20.
 The signal bar on the receiver indicates the received signal strength.
4.7.2
Unlinking from transmitters
1. Press the red function button on the receiver until the LINK LED goes off:
 The receiver is unlinked and now can be linked, see chapter "4.6.2 Linking
receivers" on page 21.
4.8
Switching CTRL modes
The CTRL mode determines which frequency band is used and if Legacy G2
and G3 units can be used in the wireless environment.
Wireless DMX G4 units in Transmit Mode (TX) can switch the CTRL mode of
the entire system:
•
G3 2.4 GHz mode (Legacy G2 and G3 units)
•
G4 2.4 GHz mode
•
G4S 2.4 GHz mode
•
G4S 5.8 GHz mode
Hint
•
•
•
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Unlink receivers before switching CTRL mode. The G4 receivers will
automatically detect the mode the transmitters are in and adapt to it
during linking.
G4S 2.4 GHz Repeater mode and G4S 5.8 GHz Repeater mode can only
be set with dongle or RDM command.
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To change the CTRL mode, proceed as follows:
 The unit is in Transmit Mode (TX), working as a transmitter.
1
2
1. Press and hold the red function button (1) on the front panel for at least
10 seconds.
 The CTRL LED (2) is on. TX, RX, DATA and LINK LEDs are rotating.
Hints
•
•
•
•
Do NOT release the red function button (1) until TX, RX, DATA and
LINK start rotating and CTRL is on.
Keep holding the red function button (1) even if the LINK LED starts
blinking. This allows you to go through the unlink mode without
unlinking.
Old G4 software indicate CTRL mode with CTRL and TX on, RX,
DATA and LINK off. Therefore, to exit control mode with Old G4
software, unplug power.
Old G4 software is compatible only in G3 and G4 mode.
G3 units are compatible only in G3 mode.
2. Release the red function (1) button.
3. Press the red function button (1) repeatedly until the desired mode is
displayed via the status of the following LEDs:
G4 LED
RED SIGNAL LED
G3 2.4 GHz mode
G4 2.4 GHz mode
G4S 2.4 GHz mode
(on transmitter)
G4S 5.8 GHz mode
(on transmitter)
 The desired mode is set.
4. Press and hold the red function button (1) for 3 seconds.
 The unit exits CTRL mode (configuration) and CTRL LED turns off.
 Normal operation restarts.
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BlackBox and WhiteBox R-512
BlackBox and WhiteBox are functionally identical. The BlackBox is intended for
indoor usage, the WhiteBox for outdoor usage.
5.1
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.2
5.2.1
Scope of delivery
BlackBox R-512
•
1 x BlackBox R-512 device
•
1 x user manual
•
1 x antenna adapter
•
1 x antenna indoor (2 dBi)
•
2 x mounting bracket
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
•
1 x power cable without plug (MK I only)
WhiteBox R-512
•
1 x WhiteBox R-512 device
•
1 x user manual
•
1 x outdoor antenna (2 dBi)
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
Connectors and ports
BlackBox R-512
Fig. 7: Connectors and ports of BlackBox R-512
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No.
Port
Description
1
AC power input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz
MK I: IEC 2.5A connector
MK II: PowerCon 20A connector
2
DMX OUT
•
•
3
DMX OUT
XLR female 5 pin
4
DMX OUT
RJ 45 port:
5
5.2.2
DC power input
MK I: XLR female 5 pin
MK II: XLR female 3 pin
1: Universe 1+
5: –
2: Universe 1–
6: –
3: –
7: Universe 1 GND
4: –
8: –
Input for Phoenix gold connector:
• Left: Ground
• Right: +12 V DC
WhiteBox R-512
Connectors and ports of the WhiteBox R-512 are identical to the
WhiteBox F-1:
5.3
•
MK I: See chapter "4.2.2 WhiteBox F-1 MK I", page 13.
•
MK II: See chapter "4.2.3 WhiteBox F-1 MK II", page 14.
LEDs
LED signals are identical to F-1, see chapter 4.3 LEDs", page 15.
Hint
•
•
5.4
The R-512 does not have transmission functionality.
The R-512 does not provide CTRL mode, because the
receiver detects the right mode automatically.
Installing the unit
Installation is identical to:
5.5
•
BlackBox F-1: See chapter "4.4.1 BlackBox F-1", page 16.
•
WhiteBox F-1: See chapter "4.4.2 WhiteBox F-1", page 17.
Operation as a receiver
Operation as a receiver is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.7 Operation as a receiver", page 22.
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6
BlackBox and WhiteBox F-2
BlackBox and WhiteBox are functionally identical. The BlackBox is intended for
indoor usage, the WhiteBox for outdoor usage.
6.1
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.2
6.2.1
Scope of delivery
BlackBox F-2
•
1 x BlackBox F-2 device
•
1 x user manual
•
2 x antenna adapter
•
2 x antennas indoor (2 dBi)
•
2 x mounting bracket
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
•
1 x power cable without plug (MK I only)
•
1 x Powercon connector (MK II only)
WhiteBox F-2
•
1 x WhiteBox F-2 device
•
1 x user manual
•
2 x outdoor antennas (2 dBi)
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
Connectors and ports
BlackBox F-2
Caution
Damage to the unit!
Connecting more than one DMX Universe to each pair of
Universe connectors (XLR / RJ 45) at a time damages the
unit.
• Connect only one DMX Universe input to each pair of
Universe connectors (XLR / RJ 45) at a time.
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Fig. 8: Connectors and ports of the BlackBox F-2
Hint
On BlackBox F-2 MK I, the Universe 2 output is only
available via RJ 45 ports.
No.
Port
Description
1
AC power input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz
MK I: IEC 2.5A connector
MK II: PowerCon 20A connector
2
Reserved
–
3
Ethernet
RJ 45 port (MK II: EtherCon RJ 45 port)
4
DMX OUT / bypass
XLR female 5 pin output for Universe 1
5
DMX IN
XLR male 5 pin input for Universe 1
6
DMX IN / OUT
standard for
Universe 2
RJ 45 port:
7
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DMX IN / OUT
standard for
Universe 1
1: Universe 2+
5: –
2: Universe 2–
6: Universe 1–
3: Universe 1+
7: Universe 2 GND
4: –
8: Universe 1 GND
RJ 45 port:
1: Universe 1+
5: –
2: Universe 1–
6: Universe 2–
3: Universe 2+
7: Universe 1 GND
4: –
8: Universe 2 GND
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No.
Port
Description
8
DC power input
Input for Phoenix gold connector:
• Left: Ground
• Right: +12 V DC
9
DMX OUT / bypass
XLR female 5 pin output for Universe 2
10
DMX IN
XLR male 5 pin input for Universe 2
6.2.2
WhiteBox F-2 MK I
Fig. 9: Connectors and ports of the WhiteBox F-2 MK I
To ensure safe transmission of signals for outdoor use, the WhiteBox does not
have XLR connectors. For this reason the connection to DMX signal cables
differs slightly to the BlackBox models, which are for indoor use only.
No.
Port
Description
1
Cord Strip
For AC power input (2)
2
AC power input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz
• Left: Outer conductor (L)
• Middle: Ground (GND)
• Right: Neutral conductor (N)
3
Cord Strip
For DC power input (4)
4
DC power input
Phoenix gold connector 12 V DC
• Left: Ground
• Right: +12 V DC
5
Cord Strip
For signal cable (DMX or Ethernet)
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No.
Port
Description
6
DMX IN/OUT
standard for
Universe 1
RJ 45 port:
7
DMX IN/OUT
standard for
Universe 2
1: Universe 1+
5: –
2: Universe 1–
6: Universe 2–
3: Universe 2+
7: Universe 1 GND
4: –
8: Universe 2 GND
RJ 45 port:
1: Universe 2+
5: –
2: Universe 2–
6: Universe 1–
3: Universe 1+
7: Universe 2 GND
4: –
8: Universe 1 GND
8
Ethernet (optional)
RJ 45 port
9
DMX Universe 1
(depending on
production date)
•
•
•
6.2.3
Left: GND
Middle: DMX Data – (for Universe 1)
Right: DMX Data + (for Universe 1)
WhiteBox F-2 MK II
Fig. 10: Connectors and ports of the WhiteBox F-2 MK II
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No.
Port
Description
1
AC power input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz
• Left: Outer conductor (L)
• Middle: Ground (GND)
• Right: Neutral conductor (N)
2
DC power input
Phoenix gold connector 12 V DC
• Left: Ground
• Right: +12 V DC
3
DMX IN/OUT
for Universe 2
•
•
•
Left: GND
Middle: DMX Data – (Universe 2)
Right: DMX Data + (Universe 2)
4
DMX OUT
for Universe 1
•
•
•
Left: GND
Middle: DMX Data – (Universe 1 OUT)
Right: DMX Data + (Universe 1 OUT)
5
DMX IN
for Universe 1
•
•
•
Left: GND
Middle: DMX Data – (Universe 1 IN)
Right: DMX Data + (Universe 1 IN)
6
Antenna port
Connector for antenna of Universe 1
7
Cord Strip
For signal cable (DMX or Ethernet)
8
Cord Strip
For DC power input (2)
9
Cord Strip
For AC power input (1)
10
Antenna port
Connector for antenna of Universe 2
6.3
LEDs
The F-2 units are equipped with two identical sets of LEDs and red function
buttons:
•
Left: Universe 1
•
Right: Universe 2
Fig. 11: LEDs of F-2
For the description of the LED meanings, see chapter "4.3 LEDs", page 15.
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6.4
Installing the unit
Installation is identical to:
•
BlackBox F-1: see chapter "4.4.1 BlackBox F-1", page 16.
•
WhiteBox F-1: see chapter "4.4.2 WhiteBox F-1", page 17.
Hint
•
•
6.5
You have to install two antennas.
On BlackBox MK I and WhiteBox MK I, Universe 2 is
only available via RJ 45 port.
Switching FLEX modes
The FLEX mode determines if the unit is used in Transmit Mode (TX),
Repeater Mode (TX flashing) or Receive Mode (RX).
To switch the FLEX mode, proced as follows:
1. Disconnect the power cable.
1
2 3
2. Press and hold the left red function button (1) on the front panel
(Universe 1).
3. Reconnect the power cable.
4. Release the red function button (1).
 The FLEX mode is switched. The LEDs indicate the current mode: either
TX (2) or RX (3).
5. If necessary, repeat the procedure for Universe 2 on the right side of the
front panel. Functional elements are identical to the left side (Universe 1).
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6.6
Operation as a transmitter
The operation as a transmitter is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1,
see chapter "4.6 Operation as a transmitter", page 20.
Carry out the procedures for each Universe individually.
Hints
When you link the receivers for Universe 1, power-on only
the respective receivers for Universe 1.
Once the receivers for Universe 1 are connected, you can
power-on the receivers for Universe 2 and link them.
Universe 2 will have a delayed start after Universe 1 is in
operation.
When linking Universe 1, Universe 2 will stop transmitting.
When linking Universe 2, Universe 1 will stop transmitting.
Operating an F-2 as a single universe transmitter, put
Universe 2 into RX mode and keep the Universe 1
unlinked to avoid interference.
6.7
Operation as a receiver
The operation as a receiver is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.7 Operation as a receiver", page 22.
Carry out the procedures for each Universe individually.
6.8
Operation as a repeater
Since the F-2 unit provides 2 Universes, it is possible to use the unit as a
repeater.
 W-DMX Co-Existence dongle or RDM command is available.
Hints
If Universe 1 loses link in active repeater mode:
•
•
•
LINK LED of Universe 1 will flash rapidly.
Universe 2 will stop sending radio.
Receivers linked to the repeater also will lose link.
RDM is not available when running G4S in repeater mode.
You have only access to master transmitter.
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Hints
Master transmitter is the initial transmitter that receive
DMX input on cable.
Universe 2 will have a delayed start some seconds after
Universe 1 has received LINK.
•
If required to operate with G3 receivers or old G4
receivers, repeater can work in G3 mode as well.
This function requires G4S software on the repeater.
1. Set Universe 1 and Universe 2 into transmitter mode, see chapter
"6.5 Switching FLEX modes", page 32.
2. Use the W-DMX Co-Existens dongle or a RDM command:
– To set the master transmitter into "G4S repeater mode".
– To set the Universe 2 of the F-2 unit into "G4S repeater mode".
3. Set Universe 1 into receiver mode, see chapter "6.5 Switching FLEX
modes", page 32.
4. Link Universe 1 to the master transmitter.
5. Link the receivers to Universe 2 of the F-2 unit.
6.9
Switching CTRL modes
The CTRL mode determines which frequency band is used in G4 mode and if
Legacy G2/G3 units can be used in the wireless environment.
Switching CTRL mode is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.8 Switching CTRL modes", page 23.
Hint
The F-2 unit provides 2 Universes.
•
•
•
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Carry out the procedures for each Universe individually.
Keep the 2 Universes in the same mode to avoid
interference.
Power cycle the box after changing CTRL mode, to let
Universe 2 receive a complete configuration.
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Micro units
7.1
Micro F-1 Lite
7.1.1
Scope of delivery
7.1.2
•
1 x Micro F-1 Lite device
•
1 x user manual
•
1 x external power supply unit
•
adapters for several electrical outlets
•
1 x hook-and-loop belt
Connectors and ports
1
2
3
ON
OFF
Fig. 12: Micro F-1 Lite, side view
No.
Port
Description
1
DMX IN
XLR male 5 pin.
If you want to use the unit as a receiver, you can buy an
optional XLR 5-pin female-to-female adapter.
2
DC power input
RJ 45 port: +12 V DC (Connector for EMS120050-P19-SZ)
3
Power Switch
Turn on / off the unit.
7.1.3
LEDs
Fig. 13: LEDs of Micro F-1 Lite
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SIGNAL/BATT:
– SIGNAL identifies if the signal strength or battery power is displayed on
the LED bar.
– BATT is a coming feature.
Other LED signals are identical to F-1, see chapter 4.3 LEDs", page 15.
Hint
Micro F-1 Lite does not have the G4S 5.8 GHz mode.
7.1.4
Installing the unit
1. Choose one of the following options to make the DMX connection:
– Connect the DMX source to the DMX IN / OUT port.
– Connect the DMX fixture to the DMX IN / OUT port.
2. Connect the power supply to the DC power input.
7.1.5
Switching FLEX modes
The FLEX mode determines if the unit is used in Transmit Mode (TX) or
Receive Mode (RX). Switching the FLEX mode is identical to the BlackBox
F-1, see "4.5 Switching FLEX modes", page 19.
7.1.6
Operation as a transmitter
The operation as a transmitter is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1,
see chapter "4.6 Operation as a transmitter", page 20.
7.1.7
Operation as a receiver
The operation as a receiver is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.7 Operation as a receiver", page 22.
7.1.8
Switching CTRL modes
The CTRL mode determines which frequency band is used and if
Legacy G2/G3 units can be used in the wireless environment.
Switching CTRL modes is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.8 Switching CTRL modes", page 23.
Hint
This unit does not support the G4S 5.8 GHz mode.
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Battery option
The W-DMX G4 Micro units are equipped with a holder for 6 AAA batteries. If
batteries are installed in the unit and 12 V DC power is disconnected, the unit
runs on battery power.
Indication of battery status is a coming feature.
The BATT and SIGNAL LED light up alternately every 5 seconds:
•
When the BATT LED is on, the signal bars indicate battery status.
•
When the SIGNAL LED is on, the signal bars indicate signal strength.
On average, the W-DMX receiver can receive for approximately from
4 to 8 hours in battery mode. The exact battery life depends on the brand of
batteries and mode of the W-DMX unit.
Hint
We recommend testing the discharge time of your selected
batteries before using them in a show environment.
The W-DMX G4 Micro units are compatible with rechargeable batteries (down
to UDC = 1.2 V per cell).
Hint
Batteries cannot be charged with the Micro units.
Please use an appropriate battery charger.
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7.2
Micro R-512 Lite
The unit is provided with a battery option, see chapter "7.1.9 Battery option",
page 37.
7.2.1
7.2.2
Scope of delivery
•
1 x Micro R-512 Lite device
•
1 x user manual
•
1 x external power supply unit
•
adapters for several electrical outlets
•
1 x hook-and-loop belt
Connectors and ports
1
2
3
ON
OFF
Fig. 14: Micro R-512 Lite, side view
No.
Port
Description
1
DMX OUT
XLR female 5 pin
2
DC power input
RJ 45 port: +12 V DC (Connector EMS120050-P19-SZ)
3
Power Switch
Turn on / off the unit.
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LEDs
Fig. 15: LEDs of Micro R-512 Lite
SIGNAL/BATT: Identifies if the signal strength or battery power is displayed on
the LED bar.
BATT is a coming feature.
Other LED signals are identical to F-1, see chapter "4.3 LEDs", page 15.
Hint
•
•
•
7.2.4
Micro R-512 Lite does not have the G4S 5.8 GHz mode.
Micro R-512 Lite does not have a transmission function, LED "TX" is never
used.
Micro R-512 Lite does not have RDM support.
Installing the unit
Installation is identical to the Micro F-1 Lite, see chapter "7.1.4 Installing the
unit", page 36.
7.2.5
Operation as a receiver
The operation as a receiver is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.7 Operation as a receiver", page 22.
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ProBox F-2500
8.1
Scope of delivery
8.2
•
1 x ProBox F-2500 device
•
1 x user manual
•
2 x antenna adapter
•
2 x antennas indoor (2 dBi)
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
•
1 x PowerCon connector
Connectors and ports
Fig. 16: Connectors and ports of ProBox F-2500
(Upper picture: front panel; lower picture: connector rear)
No. Port
Description
1
Antenna Ports
Connector for antennas
Universe 1: left, Universe 2: right
2
Display & Buttons
See chapter "4.3 LEDs", page 15
3
DMX IN for Universe 1
•
•
Front: XLR male 3 pin
Back: XLR male 5 pin
4
DMX IN for Universe 2
•
•
Front: XLR male 3 pin
Back: XLR male 5 pin
5
DMX OUT for Universe 1 XLR female 5 pin
6
DMX OUT for Universe 2 XLR female 5 pin
7
DC power input
40
Input for Phoenix gold connector:
• Left: Ground
• Right: +12 V DC
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No. Port
Description
8
AC power input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz
PowerCon 20A connector
9
Ethernet
EtherCon RJ 45 port
Supports Power over Ethernet 802.3af
Includes an embedded BlueBox
8.3
LEDs
The ProBox F-2500 is equipped with two identical sets of LEDs and red
function buttons:
•
Left: Universe 1
•
Right: Universe 2
Fig. 17: LEDs of ProBox F-2500
For the description of the LED meanings, see chapter "4.3 LEDs", page 15.
8.4
Installing the unit
Installation is identical to the BlackBox F-1, see chapter "4.4.1 BlackBox F-1",
page 16.
8.5
Switching FLEX modes
The FLEX mode determines if the unit is used in Transmit Mode (TX) or
Receive Mode (RX). Switching FLEX mode is identical to the BlackBox and
WhiteBox F-2, see chapter "6.5 Switching FLEX modes", page 32.
8.6
Operation as a transmitter
The operation as a transmitter is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1,
see chapter "4.6 Operation as a transmitter", page 20.
Carry out the procedures for each Universe individually.
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Hint
When you link the receivers for Universe 1, power on only
the respective receivers for Universe 1.
Once the receivers for Universe 1 are connected, you can
power on the receivers for Universe 2 and link them.
8.7
Operation as a receiver
The operation as a receiver is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.7 Operation as a receiver", page 22.
8.8
Operation as a repeater
Since the ProBox F-2500 provides 2 Universes, it is possible to use the unit as
a repeater. The operation is identical to BlackBox and WhiteBox F-2, see
chapter "6.8 Operation as a repeater", page 33.
8.9
Switching CTRL modes
The CTRL mode determines which frequency band is used in G4 mode and if
Legacy G2/G3 units can be used in the wireless environment.
Switching CTRL mode is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.8 Switching CTRL modes", page 23.
Hint
The ProBox F-2500 provides 2 Universes.
•
•
42
Carry out the procedures for each Universe individually.
Keep the two universes in the same mode to avoid
interference.
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9.1
Technical data
BlackBoxes (BB) and WhiteBoxes (WB) F-1, R-512 and F-2
BlackBox (in mm):
WhiteBox (in mm):
210
122
180
28,5
250
BB F-1
WB F-1
BB R-512
WB R-512
BB F-2
WB F-2
Electrical data
Regulations complied with
Certified Worldwide (FCC, ETL, ETSI, CE, Japan, Russia)
High voltage input
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz
Low voltage input
UDC = 12 V
Average current (TX mode)
450 – 700 mA / 12 VDC
Average current (RX mode)
200 mA / 12 VDC
DC power supply
Phoenix gold connector
Dimensions
Width x height x depth
Weight
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219 x 131 x
50 mm
250 x 180 x
67.5 mm
219 x 131 x
50 mm
250 x 180 x
67.5 mm
219 x 131 x
50 mm
250 x 180 x
67.5 mm
MK II
234 x 150 x
60 mm
–
234 x 150 x
60 mm
–
234 x 150 x
60 mm
–
1005 g
1200 g
1005 g
1200 g
1005 g
1200 g
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BB F-1
WB F-1
BB R-512
WB R-512
BB F-2
WB F-2
Environmental conditions
Ambient temperature range
(standard)
0 °C to 45 °C
Ambient Temperature range (12 VDC)
0 °C to 40 °C
0 °C to 55 °C
Humidity
90 %
Input protocols
DMX512
Yes
RDM (1)
Yes
Optional
Yes
Ethernet
Optional
No
Optional
Streaming ACN
Optional
No
Optional
Art-Net 1 / Art-Net 2 / Art-Net 3
Optional
No
Optional
Radio performance
Loss of date behavior
As wire
Output protocols
DMX512
RDM (1)
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Streaming ACN
Optional
No
Optional
Art-Net 2
Optional
No
Optional
Radio technologies
G3/G4/G4S 2.4 GHz
Yes
G4S 5.8 GHz
Yes – depending of local regulations, not in EU
Adaptive Frequency Hopping
Yes
W-DMX G3 compatibility
Yes
License free
Yes
W-DMX Datasafe Redundancy
Yes
External antenna
Yes
Standard range
Up to 750 m (standard antenna)
Expandable range
Unlimited (optional antennas)
Latency
< 5 ms
Sensitivity (0.1% PER)
–97 dBm
Modulation method
GFSK
Max. power 2.4 GHz EIRP (2)
400 mW
Max. power 5.8 GHz EIRP (2)
400 mW
DMX capabilities
Max. number of Universes
Input / output Opto Isolation
32
Yes
64
No
Fully compliant USITT DMX512A
Yes
W-DMX Invisi-wire
Yes
Yes
Product functionality
Front panel control
Yes
W-DMX Uglybox compatible
Yes
W-DMX Dongle compatible
Yes
Free software updates
Yes
Update over Dongle
Yes
PC configurable
Configurable over RDM
44
Yes
Yes
Optional
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MicroBox F-1 Lite and MicroBox R-512 Lite
MicroBox F-1 Lite
MicroBox R-512 Lite
Electrical data
Regulations complied with
Certified Worldwide (FCC, ETL, ETSI, CE, Japan, Russia)
High voltage input
UAC = 90 - 250 V (external power supply)
Low voltage input
UDC = 12–24 V
Average current (TX mode)
450 to 700 mA / 12 V
Average current (RX mode)
200 mA / 12 V
DC power supply
Connector EMS120050-P19-SZ
Dimensions
Width x height x depth
122 x 69 x 43 mm
Weight (without battery)
130 g
Environmental conditions
Ambient temperature range
(standard)
0 °C to 55 °C
Ambient temperature range (12 VDC)
0 °C to 55 °C
Humidity
90 %
Input protocols
DMX512
RDM (1)
Yes
Yes
Ethernet
No
No
Loss of date behavior
As wire
Output protocols
DMX512
RDM (1)
Yes
Yes
No
Radio technologies
2.4 GHz
Yes
5.8 GHz
No
DMX capabilities
Adaptive Frequency Hopping
Yes
W-DMX G3 compatibility
Yes
License free
Yes
W-DMX Datasafe Redundancy
Yes
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MicroBox F-1 Lite
MicroBox R-512 Lite
Radio performance
External antenna
No
Standard range
Up to 200 m
Latency
< 5 ms
Sensitivity (0.1% PER)
–97 dBm
Modulation method
GFSK
Max. power 2.4 GHz EIRP (2)
Max. number of Universes
250 mW
4
4
Input / output Opto Isolation
No
Fully compliant USITT DMX512A
Yes
W-DMX Invisi-wire
Yes
Product functionality
Front panel control
Yes
W-DMX Uglybox compatible
Yes
W-DMX Dongle compatible
Yes
Free software updates
Yes
Update over Dongle
Yes
PC configurable
Configurable over RDM
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ProBox F-2500
ProBox F-2500
Electrical data
Regulations complied with
High voltage input
Low voltage input
Average current (TX mode)
Average current (RX mode)
DC power supply
Certified Worldwide (FCC, ETL, ETSI, CE, Japan, China , Russia)
UAC = 90–250 V / 50–440 Hz
UDC = 12–24 V
450 to 700 mA / 12 V
200 mA / 12 V
Phoenix gold connector
Dimensions
Format
19" rack format. Height: 1 U, depth: 120 mm
Weight
800 g
Environmental conditions
Ambient temperature range
(standard)
0 °C to 45 °C
Ambient temperature range (12 VDC)
0 °C to 55 °C
Humidity
90 %
Input protocols
DMX512
Yes
RDM (1)
Yes
Ethernet / PoE
Yes
Streaming ACN (incl. ETCNet3)
Yes
Art-Net 1 / Art-Net 2 / Art-Net 3
Yes
Loss of date behavior
As wire
Output protocols
DMX512
Yes
RDM (1)
Yes
Streaming ACN (incl. ETCNet3)
Yes
Art-Net 2
Yes
Radio technologies
2.4 GHz
Yes
5.8 GHz
Yes – depending on local regulations, not in EU
Adaptive Frequency Hopping
Yes
W-DMX G3 compatibility
Yes
License free
Yes
W-DMX Datasafe Redundancy
Yes
Radio performance
External antenna
Standard range
Expandable range
Latency
Sensitivity (0.1% PER)
Modulation method
Yes
Up to 750 m
Unlimited
< 5 ms
–97 dBm
GFSK
Max. power 2.4 GHz EIRP (2)
400 mW
Max. power 5.8 GHz EIRP (2)
400 mW
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ProBox F-2500
DMX capabilities
Max. number of Universes
Input / output Opto Isolation
64
Yes
Fully compliant USITT DMX512A
Yes
W-DMX Invisi-wire
Yes
Product functionality
Front panel control
Yes
W-DMX Uglybox compatible
Yes
W-DMX Dongle compatible
Yes
Free software updates
Yes
Update over Dongle
Yes
PC configurable
Yes
Configurable over RDM
Yes
(1) RDM only available in G4S radio modes, except for configuration of transmitter. RDM
needs to be activated, "Enable RDM Downstream" at both transmitter and receiver, can be
performed with Co-Existence dongle or RDM command.
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FAQ – Frequently asked questions
Is W-DMX compatible with other systems on the market?
Today there is no standard for wireless transmission of DMX signals and there
is no possibility of mixing different brands of wireless DMX solutions in a
system. For example, you cannot use a Martin® Wireless DMX-512 - Pro
Diversity® with Interactive Technologies® CueLink® even though they use a
similar type of physical radio transmission standard. Because of this, no
wireless-DMX brand today is compatible with another.
Is W-DMX built on Bluetooth®?
No. It is built on standard radio components with a GSM influenced radio
system protocol. Bluetooth® lacks the range needed.
Is W-DMX plug and play?
Yes. W-DMX doesn’t need any configuration for IP address and net mask like
WLAN. W-DMX is “plug and play”.
Is it made for use outdoors?
Yes. Receivers, transceivers, repeaters and boosters are all available in
outdoor versions, all with an IP65 rating.
What are the differences between the indoor and outdoor models?
The outdoor units would use a different antenna. And, of course, the outdoor
units are rated IP65 weatherproof.
What is IP65?
IP65 is a rating of how weather resistant an item is. IP65 means that the
device is totally protected against dust and protected against low pressure jets
of water from all directions. On the Outdoor models, WhiteBox, the end user
open the box during the installation, care need to be taken to ensure that cable
glands and lid is properly sealed to ensure that the installed unit is IP65 rated.
What is the difference between the standard and the pro models?
The pro model W-DMX have a built support for S-ACN and Art-Net, and a build
in RDM controller in the embedded BlueBox module, it has also a built in
Power over Ethernet module
Do the transmitters and receivers have built-in power supplies?
All units have built-in universal power supplies that can operate from a supply
range of UAC = 90–250 V, 50–440 Hz (except the MicroBox, F-1 Lite and R-512
Lite which requires a 12–24 VDC external supply).
The BlackBox, WhiteBox can run on UDC = 12 V input and the ProBox can run
on UDC = 12–24 V as well.
Will the signal go through solid objects?
Yes, the W-DMX signal will penetrate walls, glass, metal and most objects.
One thing that will interrupt the signal is people. Antennas should be above
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audiences to ensure reliable operation. Care need to be taken to ensure
proper functionality.
Will other electronics and other W-LAN users interfere with it?
No, it is not affected by cell phones. Heavily loaded W-LAN can be a problem,
care need to be taken when you can expect a high use of several W-LAN’s.
How many channels of DMX does it control?
Each transmitter can control 512 channels (1 universe) of DMX, unlike some
wireless systems which only have “half universe” or 256 channels. The F-2
and the ProBox can additionally control a second DMX universe.
What antenna should I use?
For most indoor applications the 2 dBi antennas work fine. Longer distances,
outdoors or unique applications most likely will require different antennas.
Please contact us with your intended application questions. Warranty is voided
if using other antennas than W-DMX branded.
What is the transmission range?
With standard antennas the, maximum distance is 700 m/2300 feet (FCC
version). As an option it’s possible to connect other antenna models to achieve
longer distances or where there is a specific need for higher gain. (Distances
valid at 300 mW FCC)
Antenna
Transmitter
Antenna
Receiver
Maximum
Distance
2 dBi
2 dBi
750 m
5 dBi
2 dBi
1000 m
7 dBi
5 dBi
1450 m
9 dBi
8 dBi
2300 m
How many receivers can be assigned per universe to the W-DMX in a
DMX512, DMX512A, or RDM installation?
DMX Receivers is only limited to the 512 channels per universe.
If RDM is activated, you are limited to 34 RDM devices, where each W-DMX
device is counted as one RDM device.
Can multiple transmitters run side by side (to support more than one
universe)?
Yes, up to 8.192 receivers can be controlled from one system, and the
standard configuration is with 512 DMX Channels and can easily be updated
with 8.192 DMX channels (16 DMX-512 Universes).
Is it FCC approved?
Yes. Please see chapter "Technical data", page 43, 45 and 47.
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Are these products UL listed?
UL pending.
What is the typical power consumption?
450 mA average, 700 mA maximum.
Please see chapter "Technical data", page 43, 45 and 47.
Is there a warranty?
All BlackBox products are covered by a standard 12 month full warranty.
Can the antenna be mounted away from the transmitter or receiver?
Yes, there are indoor and outdoor cables available in lengths from 0,5 m to
30 m (1.6 to 98 feet).
Will the receivers stay logged on to the transmitter if the DMX signal is
lost?
Yes, even if the DMX signal is interrupted the receiver(s) will remain logged in.
Will the units stay logged in to each other if power is cut?
The log-in information is stored in an EEPROM and will not be erased. No
battery backup is needed. In theory, the units stay logged in forever.
In an operational system, can I log on an additional receiver without
disrupting DMX transmission to other receivers?
This is not possible with the BlackBox unit. Logging on an additional receiver
will make the logged-in units revert to idle mode for 10 seconds; once the new
units are logged-in they will all start again together with the new unit.
What is the difference between Multicast and Point to Point?
Multi-cast: transmitting to multiple receivers simultaneously.
Point to Point: data is a single path of data transmission.
What is FHSS?
Short for Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum – Frequency hopping
techniques, in which the transmitter jumps from sub-channel to sub-channel at
rapid pace, were first used by the U.S. Military. Such techniques were
developed precisely because they are difficult to disrupt and, unless you know
the frequency hopping sequence, practically impossible to intercept. Spread
spectrum techniques have two main advantages: Firstly, they are more
resistant to interference than conventional systems. Secondly, they can be
used to provide multiple access functionality.
Does W-DMX support on-site service with technical documentation after
visit?
Wireless Solution and/or its distributors offer Cell Planning Service for larger
projects. Please contact your local distributor for a quote. This is highly
recommended for all larger projects to save time and money.
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GRANT OF EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION
TCB
TCB
GRANT OF EQUIPMENT
AUTHORIZATION
Certification
Issued Under the Authority of the
Federal Communications Commission
By:
Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.
70 Codman Hill Road
Boxborough, MA 01719
Date of Grant: 09/04/2012
Application Dated: 08/17/2012
Interlite AB
Interlite AB
Stureparksvägen 7
Uddevalla, 451 55
Sweden
Attention: Niclas Arvidsson , CEO
NOT TRANSFERABLE
EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION is hereby issued to the named GRANTEE,
and is VALID ONLY for the equipment identified hereon for use under the
Commission's Rules and Regulations listed below.
Grant Notes
FCC IDENTIFIER: NY2-WDMXTRX
Name of Grantee: Interlite AB
Equipment Class: Part 15 Spread Spectrum Transmitter
Notes:
FHSS radio transceiver for DMX communication
in lighting industry
Modular Type:
Single Modular
Frequency
Output
Frequency
Range (MHZ)
Watts
Tolerance
FCC Rule Parts
15C
2402.0 - 2459.0
0.0851
Emission
Designator
Modular approval. Output power is conducted. The antenna(s) used for this
transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from
all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter. Users and installers must be provided with antenna
installation instructions and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF
exposure compliance.
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Stureparksvägen 7
451 55 Uddevalla
Sweden
Tel.: +46 522 511 511
Fax: +46 522 440 885
E-Mail: helpdesk@wirelessdmx.com
Web: www.wirelessdmx.com
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