How to be wireless?
Whether your installation demands wireless for cosmetic, cost saving or technical reasons, there are a few factors you should be aware of to ensure optimum performance of a wireless system. LumenRadio has a team of dedicated wireless experts available to guide you through your installation, but here are a few pointers to get you started:
What range can I expect from my wireless system?The quick answer is "up to 1000 meters with line of sight". The longer answer is that wireless signals can be transmitted over vast distances, into tens of kilometers - it's simply a question of correct selection of antennas and repeaters. Likewise, materials placed "in the way" of the wireless link, such as walls, windows, trees and people, all cause a reduction in signal strength of the wireless link. With the correct selection of antennas, use of repeaters and some forethought, a reliable wireless link can be delivered in even the most challenging scenarios.
Where should I place my wireless units?The key to avoiding most common obstacles is to place transmitters and receivers as high as possible. One example is an audience, which consists of 75% water (which absorbs radio waves). By placing your transmitters and receivers above an audience's head, you can dramatically improve signal strength and reliability.
Which antenna should I use?All CRMX products ship with a 2dBi antenna as standard. Although this is suitable for over 95% of applications, a range of higher gain and directional antennas is available for those applications which are particularly challenging. It is preferable to fit the higher gain antenna to the receiver, as this provides optimum signal strength without increasing signal transmission power, which is often controlled by regulations to a maximum level.
How do I choose which product to use?LumenRadio offer a range of products to suit your installation - indoor Nova units are suitable for use on temporary events, as rental stock or for other indoor applications. The durable Slim units are perfect for permanent installation both in- and outdoors, whilst the Outdoor units offer industry leading IP67 classification for vandal and weather protection. Whatever the environment, LumenRadio have a product to meet your requirements.
What is Coexistence?LumenRadio's patented Cognitive Coexistence technology allows our radio to ensure optimum performance even when other wireless systems are operating in the same area. As the world becomes more and more wireless; systems such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, wireless microphones, wireless cameras, smart phones and even microwave ovens all occupy the same wireless frequency range. This frequency range is often congested and this can affect the performance of all these systems, with radio systems transmitting on top of one another or canceling each other out. CRMX enabled products constantly scans the wireless frequencies, detecting activity from other networks and where gaps are available. The radio modules then "hop" into these available frequencies, making best use of the available space whilst reducing the effects on other networks to almost zero.
Wireless is as easy
as 1, 2, 3 ...
- Unlink all receivers by pushing and holding the link button until the RF link LED turns off
- Push the link button on the transmitter... The transmitterwill automatically link to all receivers within range and immeiately start sending DMX data to them.
- Job done! Relax, knowing your wireless link is being managed by CRMX technology.