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W-DMX G4
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
User Manual
W-DMX G4 User Manual
Issue date: 2012-02
Edition: 1
Subject to modifications.
All trademarks referenced are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
owners, whose protected rights are
acknowledged.
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: [email protected]
Web: www.wirelessdmx.com
Contents
Contents
1
Your Wireless DMX G4 system (W-DMX G4) ..................................................... 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
Scope of delivery..................................................................................... 11
4.1.1
BlackBox .................................................................................... 11
4.1.2
WhiteBox .................................................................................... 11
Connectors and ports.............................................................................. 12
4.2.1
BlackBox .................................................................................... 12
4.2.2
WhiteBox .................................................................................... 13
4.3
LEDs ....................................................................................................... 14
4.4
Installing the unit ..................................................................................... 15
4.4.1
BlackBox .................................................................................... 15
4.4.2
WhiteBox .................................................................................... 16
4.5
Switching FLEX modes ........................................................................... 17
4.6
Operation as a transmitter....................................................................... 18
4.6.1
4.7
4.8
5
Prerequisites for successful linking with receivers...................... 18
4.6.2
Linking receivers......................................................................... 19
4.6.3
Unlinking all receivers................................................................. 20
Operation as a receiver ........................................................................... 21
4.7.1
Linking with transmitters ............................................................. 21
4.7.2
Unlinking from transmitters......................................................... 21
Switching CTRL modes........................................................................... 21
BlackBox and WhiteBox R-512 ......................................................................... 23
5.1
5.2
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5.1.1
BlackBox .................................................................................... 23
5.1.2
WhiteBox .................................................................................... 23
Connectors and ports.............................................................................. 23
5.2.1
BlackBox .................................................................................... 23
5.2.2
WhiteBox .................................................................................... 24
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5.3
LEDs ....................................................................................................... 24
5.4
Installing the unit ..................................................................................... 24
5.5
Operation as a receiver ........................................................................... 24
BlackBox and WhiteBox F-2 ............................................................................. 25
6.1
6.2
7
Scope of delivery..................................................................................... 25
6.1.1
BlackBox .................................................................................... 25
6.1.2
WhiteBox .................................................................................... 25
Connectors and ports.............................................................................. 25
6.2.1
BlackBox .................................................................................... 25
6.2.2
WhiteBox .................................................................................... 27
6.3
LEDs ....................................................................................................... 28
6.4
Installing the unit ..................................................................................... 29
6.5
Switching FLEX modes ........................................................................... 29
6.6
Operation as a transmitter....................................................................... 30
6.7
Operation as a receiver ........................................................................... 30
6.8
Switching CTRL modes........................................................................... 30
Micro units.......................................................................................................... 31
7.1
Micro F-1 Lite .......................................................................................... 31
7.1.1
7.2
4
Scope of delivery ........................................................................ 31
7.1.2
Connectors and ports ................................................................. 31
7.1.3
LEDs........................................................................................... 32
7.1.4
Installing the unit......................................................................... 32
7.1.5
Switching FLEX modes .............................................................. 32
7.1.6
Operation as a transmitter .......................................................... 32
7.1.7
Operation as a receiver .............................................................. 32
7.1.8
Switching CTRL modes .............................................................. 33
7.1.9
Battery option ............................................................................. 33
Micro R-512 Lite...................................................................................... 34
7.2.1
Scope of delivery ........................................................................ 34
7.2.2
Connectors and ports ................................................................. 34
7.2.3
LEDs........................................................................................... 35
7.2.4
Installing the unit......................................................................... 35
7.2.5
Operation as a receiver .............................................................. 35
7.2.6
Switching CTRL modes .............................................................. 35
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ProBox F-2500.................................................................................................... 36
8.1
9
Scope of delivery..................................................................................... 36
8.2
Connectors and ports.............................................................................. 36
8.3
LEDs ....................................................................................................... 37
8.4
Installing the unit ..................................................................................... 37
8.5
Switching FLEX modes ........................................................................... 37
8.6
Operation as a transmitter....................................................................... 37
8.7
Operation as a receiver ........................................................................... 38
8.8
Switching CTRL modes........................................................................... 38
Technical data.................................................................................................... 39
9.1
BlackBoxes (BB) and WhiteBoxes (WB) F-1, R-512 and F-2.................. 39
9.2
MicroBox F-1 Lite and MicroBox R-512 Lite............................................ 41
9.3
ProBox F-2500 ........................................................................................ 43
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1 Your Wireless DMX G4 system (W-DMX G4)
1
Your Wireless DMX G4 system (W-DMX G4)
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 two operating modes for W-DMX G4 units, depending on which
units you have purchased:
•
W-DMX G4 Receivers to receive W-DMX signals (denoted with an R in
their product model name)
•
W-DMX G4 Transmitters to transmit or repeat W-DMX signals (denoted
with an F in their product model name)
G4 Transmitters (or ‘Flex’ model units) can be changed over to Receive Mode
with the procedure described in chapter “4.5 Switching FLEX modes“, page 17.
W-DMX units are available in four different series:
•
BlackBox MK I / MK II
•
WhiteBox
•
MicroBox
•
ProBox
The series you have purchased are 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.
W-DMX hast the following advantages:
•
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Consistent and wide-ranging control of lighting systems over long
distances.
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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 G4 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 units support Art-Net (I/II), Streaming ACN, ETCNet3, RDM and
Pathport protocols (Ethernet and RDM functionality depends on used model).
This is why 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 lightning technicians.
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, please 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.
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
•
1 x BlackBox F-1 device
•
1 x User manual
•
1 x Antenna adapter
•
1 x dual band antenna indoor (2 dBi)
•
2 x mounting bracket
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
•
1 x power cable without plug
WhiteBox
•
1 x WhiteBox F-1 device
•
1 x User manual
•
1 x Outdoor antennae (2 dBi)
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
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4.2
4.2.1
Connectors and ports
BlackBox
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.
1
8
2
3
7
6
4
5
Fig. 2: Connectors and ports of F-1
(Upper picture: MK I; lower picture: MK II)
No.
Port
Description
1
AC power input
90 – 250 V AC
2
Reserved
–
3
Ethernet (optional) RJ45 port (MK II : EtherCon RJ45 port)
4
DMX OUT bypass XLR female 5 pin (BlackBox only) universe 1
5
DMX IN
XLR male 5 pin (BlackBox only) universe 1
6
Reserved
–
7
DMX IN / OUT:
RJ45 port (not BlackBox MK II):
12
1: Univ 1+
5: –
2: Univ 1-
6: –
3: –
7: Univ 1 GND
4: –
8: –
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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 3 pin (BlackBox MK II only)
10
DMX IN
4.2.2
XLR male 3 pin (BlackBox MK II only)
WhiteBox
Fig. 3: Connectors and ports of the WhiteBox
On the WhiteBox models there are no XLR connectors to ensure safe
transmission of signals for outdoor use. For this reason the connection of
DMX signal cables differs slightly from the BlackBox models, which are for
indoor use only.
For installation of the unit it is nessecary to open the housing. Refer to the
chapter “4.4 Installing the unit“ > “4.4.2 WhiteBox“, page 16.
No.
Port
1
Cord Strip
For AC power input (2)
2
AC power input
90 – 250 V AC
• 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
RJ45 port:
1: Univ 1+
7
4.3
5: –
2: Univ 1–
6: –
3: –
7: Univ 1 GND
4: –
8: –
Ethernet (optional) RJ45 port
LEDs
Fig. 4: LEDs of F-1
Name
Signal bar
TX
LINK
LED signal
Description
–
Currently received signal strength (in RX (receiver) mode)
Unit in TX (transmitter) mode
TX (on)
LINK (off)
LINK (on)
LINK (flashing)
LINK (rapid flashing)
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In TX (transmitter) mode:
• On: Normal operation
• Slow flashing: Receivers are being unlinked
• Rapid flashing: Receivers are being linked
In RX (receiver) mode:
• Off: Unit is not linked to any transmitter
• On: Unit is linked to transmitter
• Slow flashing: Transmitters are being searched or
linked transmitter is lost.
• Rapid flashing: Transmitters are being linked
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Name
G4
LED signal
G4 (off)
G4 (on)
Description
•
•
•
Off: Unit in G3 mode
On: Unit in G4 2.4 GHz mode
Flashing: Unit in G4 5.8 GHz mode
G4 (flashing)
PWR
POWER (off)
Power on / off
POWER (on)
RX
RX (on)
Unit in RX (receiver) mode
DATA
DATA (on)
Data is available at the input / output
RDM
RDM (off)
WhiteBox: included, BlackBox: optional
• Off: No RDM data is available at the input / output for
a minimum of 2 seconds.
• On: RDM data is available at the input / output
CTRL
CTRL (off)
•
•
CTRL (flashing)
4.4
4.4.1
Off: Normal operation
Flashing: CTRL mode to set the frequency band, see
chapter "4.8 Switching CTRL modes", page 21
Installing the unit
BlackBox
1. Choose one of the following options to make the DMX connection:
– Connect the DMX source to the XLR 5 pin DMX IN port (BlackBox only)
or the to the RJ 45 DMX IN port.
– Connect the DMX fixture to the XLR 5 pin DMX OUT port (BlackBox
only) or the RJ 45 DMX OUT port.
– 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).
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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.
3. Choose one of the following options to connect 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
1
2
3
4
Fig. 5: 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. Unscrew the housing by the 4 screws (1).
2. Open the housing.
Caution
Damage to the unit!
•
Make sure no contact voltage is transferred when
touching the connection cables.
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“, page 13) and tight 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 to DMX signal cable (or Ethernet cable if option
is installed and should be used).
7. Fit the connectors within the sockets (see chapter “4.2.2 WhiteBox“,
page 13).
8. Fit the cord strips by turning them clockwise.
9. Close the housing and fit 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.
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2. Press and hold the function button on the front panel (1).
3. Reconnect the power cable.
4. Release the function button.
 The mode is switched. The LEDs indicate the current mode: either TX (1)
or RX (2):
1 2
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
levels. Local settings may be required. For advanced
settings and projects, contact your distributor.
For successful linking, the receiver must fulfill the following conditions:
 Distance to transmitter (air): up to 200 m (Micro units)
 Distance to transmitter (air): up to 500 m (BlackBox, WhiteBox and ProBox
in ETSI mode)
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 Distance to transmitter (air): up to 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
Rx
 Position above crowds: min. 1 m
 Position above trees: min. 1 m
Tx
Rx
Min 1m
Tx
4.6.2
Rx
Linking receivers
1.
2.
3.
Rx
Rx
Rx
Rx
1s Tx
Tx
Tx
Hint
You can link receivers at any time, also during operation.
1. Power on the receivers you want to link.
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2. Ensure that the receiver is not connected to any other transmitter, i.e., the
LINK LED on the receiver is off.
LINK (off)
3. Press the function button of the transmitter for 1 second.
 The transmitter scans for all unlinked receivers for a period of about
10 seconds. The LINK LED flashes rapidly.
LINK (rapid flashing)
 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.
DATA (on)
 If the connection fails, check the position of the receiver, see chapter "4.6.1
Prerequisites for successful linking", page 18.
 The signal bar on the receiver indicates the received signal strength.
4.6.3
Unlinking all receivers
1.
2.
Tx
Rx
Tx
Rx
Use this procedure to unlink all receivers connected with the unit.
1. Press the function button on the transmitter for 3 seconds, until the LINK
LED flashes slowly.
 The LINK LED flashes slowly.
LINK (flashing)
 The signal bars of the receivers fall back to zero.
 All connected receivers are unlinked.
Hint
To unlink one specific receiver, press and hold the function
button on the specific receiver for 3 seconds.
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4.7
Operation as a receiver
 The unit is in Receive Mode (RX), working as a receiver.
4.7.1
Linking with transmitters
Hint
During the link 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.
LINK (off)
3. Press the function button of the transmitter for 1 second.
 The transmitter scans for all unlinked receivers for a period of about
10 seconds. The LINK LED flashes rapidly.
LINK (rapid flashing)
 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.
DATA (on)
 If the connection fails, check the position of the receiver, see chapter "4.6.1
Prerequisites for successful linking", page 18.
 The signal bar on the receiver indicates the received signal strength.
4.7.2
Unlinking from transmitters
1. Press the function button on the receiver until the LINK LED goes out.
LINK (off)
 The receiver is unlinked.
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:
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G3 2.4 GHz mode (Legacy G2 and G3 units)
•
G4 2.4 GHz mode
•
G4 5.8 GHz mode
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All G4 receivers automatically detect the mode the transmitter is in and adapt
to it.
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 function button on the front panel (1) for at least
10 seconds.
Hint
Keep holding the button even if the LINK LED starts
blinking. This allows you to go through the unlink mode
without unlinking.
 The CTRL LED (2) flashes. The unit is in CTRL mode.
2. Release the function button.
3. Press the function button repeatedly until the desired mode is displayed via
the status of the G4 LED:
– G3 2.4 GHz mode: G4 LED is off
G4 (off)
– G4 2.4 GHz mode: G4 LED is on
G4 (on)
– G4 5.8 GHz mode: G4 LED flashes
G4 (flashing)
 The desired mode is set.
4. Power-cycle the unit to leave control mode and restart operation.
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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
•
1 x BlackBox R-512 device
•
1 x User manual
•
1 x Antenna adapter
•
1 x dual band antenna indoor (2 dBi)
•
2 x mounting bracket
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
•
1 x power cable without plug (not MK II)
WhiteBox
•
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
Fig. 6: Connectors and ports of R-512
(Upper picture: MK I; lower picture: MK II)
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No.
Port
Description
1
AC power input
90 – 250 V AC
MK II: PowerCon connector
2
Reserved
–
3
Reserved
–
4
DMX OUT
•
•
5
DMX OUT
XLR female 5 pin
6
Reserved
–
7
DMX OUT
RJ 45 port:
MK I: XLR female 5 pin
MK II: XLR female 3 pin
1: Univ 1+
8
5.2.2
DC power input
5: –
2: Univ 1–
6: –
3: –
7: Univ 1 GND
4: –
8: –
Input for Phoenix Gold Connector:
• Left: Ground
• Right: +12 V DC
WhiteBox
Connectors and ports of the WhiteBox R-512 are identical to the WhiteBox
F-1, see chapter "4.2.2 WhiteBox", page 13.
5.3
LEDs
LED signals are identical to F-1 (see chapter “4.3 LEDs“, page 14).
Notes
The R-512 does not have transmission functionality.
The R-512 does not provide CTRL mode, because the
receiver detects the right mode automatically.
5.4
Installing the unit
Installation is identical to:
5.5
•
BlackBox F-1: see chapter “4.4.1 BlackBox“, page 15
•
WhiteBox F-1: see chapter “4.4.2 WhiteBox“, page 16
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 21.
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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
•
1 x BlackBox F-2 device
•
1 x User manual
•
2 x Antennae adapter
•
2 x dual band antennae indoor (2 dBi)
•
2 x mounting bracket
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
•
1 x power cable without plug (not MK II)
WhiteBox
•
1 x WhiteBox F-2 device
•
1 x User manual
•
2 x Outdoor antenna (2 dBi)
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
Connectors and ports
BlackBox
Caution
Damage to the unit!
Connecting more than one DMX universe to each pair of
universe connectors (XLR / RJ45) at a time damages the
unit.
• Connect only one DMX universe input to each pair of
universe connectors (XLR / RJ45) at a time.
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1
8
2
3
7
6
4
5
Fig. 7: Connectors and ports of the BlackBox F-2
(Upper picture: MK I; lower picture: MK II)
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
90 – 250 V AC
MK II: PowerCon 20A
2
Reserved
–
3
Ethernet
RJ 45 port
4
DMX OUT / bypass
XLR female 5 pin output (BlackBox only) for Univ 1
5
DMX IN
XLR male 5 pin input (BlackBox only) for Univ 1
6
DMX IN / OUT
standard for Univ 2
RJ 45 port (not BlackBox MK II):
7
26
DMX IN / OUT
standard for Univ 1
1: Univ 2+
5: –
2: Univ 2–
6: Univ 1–
3: Univ 1+
7: Univ 2 GND
4: –
8: Univ 1 GND
RJ 45 port:
1: Univ 1+
5: –
2: Univ 1–
6: Univ 2–
3: Univ 2+
7: Univ 1 GND
4: –
8: Univ 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 (BlackBox MK II only) for Univ 2
10
DMX IN
XLR male 5 pin input (BlackBox MK II only) for Univ 2
6.2.2
WhiteBox
Fig. 8: Connectors and ports of the WhiteBox
On the WhiteBox models there are no XLR connectors to ensure safe
transmission of signals for outdoor use. For this reason the connection to
DMX signal cables differs slightly to the BlackBox models, which are for indoor
use only.
No.
Port
1
Cord Strip
For AC power input (2)
2
AC power input
90 – 250 V AC
• 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 Univ 1
RJ45 port:
7
8
6.3
DMX IN/OUT
standard for Univ 2
1: Univ 1+
5: –
2: Univ 1–
6: Univ 2–
3: Univ 2+
7: Univ 1 GND
4: –
8: Univ 2 GND
RJ45 port:
Ethernet (optional)
1: Univ 2+
5: –
2: Univ 2–
6: Univ 1–
3: Univ 1+
7: Univ 2 GND
4: –
8: Univ 1 GND
RJ45 port
LEDs
The F-2 units are equipped with two identical sets of LEDs and function keys:
•
Left: Universe 1
•
Right: Universe 2
Fig. 9: LEDs of F-2
For the description of the LED meanings, please refer to “4.3 LEDs“, page 14.
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6.4
Installing the unit
Installation is identical to:
•
BlackBox F-2: see chapter “4.4.1 BlackBox“, page 15.
•
WhiteBox F-2: see chapter “4.4.2 WhiteBox“, page 16.
Notes
•
•
6.5
You have to install two antennas.
On BlackBox MK I, Universe 2 is only available via
RJ45 port.
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 3
2. Press and hold the left function button (Universe 1) on the front panel (1).
3. If necessary, repeat step 2 for Universe 2 on the right side of the front
panel. Functional elements are identical to the left side (Universe 1).
4. Reconnect the power cable.
5. Release the function button.
 The FLEX mode is switched. The LEDs indicate the current mode: either
TX (2) or RX (3).
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6.6
Operation as a transmitter
Operation as a transmitter is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.6 Operation as a transmitter", page 18.
Carry out the procedures for each universe individually.
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.
6.7
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 21.
Carry out the procedures for each universe individually.
6.8
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 21.
Note
The F-2 unit provides 2 universes.
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7
Micro units
7.1
Micro F-1 Lite
7.1.1
Scope of delivery
7.1.2
•
1 x Micro F-1 Lite
•
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
Fig. 10: 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
RJ45 port: +12 V DC (Connector for EMS120050-P19-SZ)
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LEDs
Fig. 11: LEDs of Micro F-1 Lite
SIGNAL/BATT: Identifies if the signal strength or battery power is displayed on
the LED bar.
Other LED signals are identical to F-1 (see chapter “4.3 LEDs“, page 14).
Note
Micro F-1 Lite does not have the G4 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 17.
7.1.6
Operation as a transmitter
Operation as a transmitter is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.6 Operation as a transmitter", page 18.
7.1.7
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 21.
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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 mode is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.8 Switching CTRL modes", page 21.
Hint
This unit does not support the G4 5.8 GHz mode.
7.1.9
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. 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 1.2 V DC per cell). Note, that the 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 33.
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
Fig. 12: Micro R-512 Lite, side view
No.
Port
Description
1
DMX OUT
XLR female 5 pin
2
DC power input
RJ45 port: +12 V DC (Connector EMS120050-P19-SZ)
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LEDs
Fig. 13: LEDs of Micro R-512 Lite
SIGNAL/BATT: Identifies if the signal strength or battery power is displayed on
the LED bar.
Other LED signals are identical to F-1, see chapter “4.3 LEDs“, page 14.
Note
•
•
•
7.2.4
Micro R-512 Lite does not have the G4 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 32.
7.2.5
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 21.
7.2.6
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 mode is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.8 Switching CTRL modes", page 21.
Hint
This unit does not
•
•
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support RDM,
have CTRL mode
(receivers detect the right mode automatically).
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8
ProBox F-2500
8.1
Scope of delivery
8.2
•
1 x ProBox F-2500 device
•
1 x User manual
•
2 x Antennae adapter
•
2 x dual band antennae indoor (2 dBi)
•
1 x Phoenix gold connector
•
1 x power cable without plug
Connectors and ports
Fig. 14: Connectors and ports of ProBox F-2500
(Upper picture: front panel; lower picture: connector rear)
No. Port
Description
1
Antennae Ports
Connector for antennas
Universe 1: left, Universe 2: right
2
Display & Buttons
See chapter 6.3, page 28
3
DMX IN Universe 1
•
•
Front: XLR male 3 pin
Back: XLR male 5 pin
4
DMX IN Universe 2
•
•
Front: XLR male 3 pin
Back: XLR male 5 pin
5
DMX OUT Universe 1
XLR female 5 pin
6
DMX OUT Universe 2
XLR female 5 pin
7
DC power input
Input for Phoenix Gold Connector:
• Left: Ground
• Right: +12 V DC
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No. Port
Description
8
AC power input
PowerCon 20A connector
9
Ethernet
EtherCon RJ45 port
Supports Power over Ethernet 802.3af
8.3
LEDs
The ProBox F-2500 is equipped with two identical sets of LEDs and function
keys:
•
Left: Universe 1
•
Right: Universe 2
Fig. 15: LEDs of ProBox F-2500
For the description of the LED meanings, please refer to “4.3 LEDs“, page 14.,
8.4
Installing the unit
Installation is identical to the BlackBox F-1, see chapter “4.4.1 BlackBox“,
page 15.
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 29.
8.6
Operation as a transmitter
Operation as a transmitter is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.6 Operation as a transmitter", page 18.
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
Operation as a receiver is identical to the BlackBox and WhiteBox F-1, see
chapter "4.7 Operation as a receiver", page 21.
8.8
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 21.
Note
The ProBox F-2500 provides 2 universes.
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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, China , Russia)
High voltage input
90 – 250 VAC
Low voltage input
12 VDC
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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MKI
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
MKII
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 / Art-Net 2
Optional
No
BB F-1
WB F-1
BB R-512
WB R-512
Optional
BB F-2
WB F-2
Radio performance
Loss of date behavior
As wire
Output protocols
DMX512
RDM (1)
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Streaming ACN
Optional
No
Optional
Art-Net
Optional
No
Optional
Radio technologies
G3/G4 2.4 GHz
Yes
G4 5.8 GHz
Yes
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
GPSK
Max. power 2.4 GHz EIRP (2)
450 mW
Max. power 5.8 GHz EIRP (2)
600 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 air
Yes
Update over Dongle
Yes
PC configurable
Yes
Configurable over RDM
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Yes
Optional
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9.2
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, China , Russia)
High voltage input
90 to 250 VAC (external power supply)
Low voltage input
12 VDC
Average current (TX mode)
450 to 700 mA / 12 VDC
Average current (RX mode)
200 mA / 12 VDC
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
No
Ethernet
No
Streaming ACN (incl. ETCNet3)
No
Art-Net
No
Pathport
No
Strand ShowNet
No
Loss of date behavior
As wire
Output protocols
DMX512
RDM (1)
Yes
Yes
No
Streaming ACN (incl. ETCNet3)
No
Art-Net
No
Pathport
No
Strand ShowNet
No
Radio technologies
2.4 GHz
Yes
5.8 GHz
No
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MicroBox F-1 Lite
MicroBox R-512 Lite
DMX capabilities
Adaptive Frequency Hopping
Yes
W-DMX G3 compatibility
Yes
License free
Yes
W-DMX Datasafe Redundancy
Yes
Radio performance
External antenna
No
Standard range
Up to 200 m (standard antenna)
Expandable range
Unlimited (optional antennas)
Latency
< 5 ms
Sensitivity (0.1% PER)
–97 dBm
Modulation method
GPSK
Max. power 2.4 GHz EIRP (2)
Max. number of universes
450 mW
4
Input / output Opto Isolation
4
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 air
Yes
Update over Dongle
Yes
PC configurable
Yes
Configurable over RDM
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Yes
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9.3
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)
90 to 250 VAC
12 VDC
450 to 700 mA / 12 VDC
200 mA / 12 VDC
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 V
DC)
0°C to 55°C
Humidity
90%
Input protocols
DMX512
Yes
RDM (1)
Yes
Ethernet / PoE
Yes
Streaming ACN (incl. ETCNet3)
Yes
Art-Net
Yes
Pathport
Yes
Strand ShowNet
Loss of date behavior
Yes
As wire
Output protocols
DMX512
Yes
RDM (1)
Yes
Streaming ACN (incl. ETCNet3)
Yes
Art-Net
Yes
Pathport
Yes
Strand ShowNet
Yes
Radio technologies
2.4 GHz
Yes
5.8 GHz
Yes
Adaptive Frequency Hopping
Yes
W-DMX G3 compatibility
Yes
License free
Yes
W-DMX Datasafe Redundancy
Yes
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ProBox F-2500
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
GPSK
Max. power 2.4 GHz EIRP (2)
450 mW
Max. power 5.8 GHz EIRP (2)
600 mW
DMX capabilities
Max. number of universes
64
Input / output Opto Isolation
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 air
Yes
Update over Dongle
Yes
PC configurable
Yes
Configurable over RDM
Yes
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