Wireless Solution Sweden AB was recently part of one of the largest permanent installations of High End Systems’ DL.2s onto one of the largest stages on the East Coast—all controlled with WDMX—at Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Creative Stage Lighting from North Creek, NY supplied all of the new equipment and the complete wireless system, which included: 4 - A40001 W-DMX Transmitter - 512ch Blackbox S1; 4 - A40102 W-DMX Receiver - 512ch Blackbox R512; and 8 - WDMX Antenna Indoor 5 Omni - 5dbi to send wireless signal to 10 High End DL.2s, an Axon Media Server to manage all content, and an additional DP2000 Processor, in addition to Evangel’s very large existing lighting rig consisting of Wholehog 2 and Wholehog 3 Consoles, High End Systems x.Spots and Cyberlights, Morpheus Color Faders, Vari*Lite VL1000s, and over 575 dimmers.
Koster Design of Branson, MO was responsible for the design and installation of the entire project. Kelly Koster and Mike Gormley of Koster Design first met with Bryan Meares from Evangel Cathedral at the High End Systems’ booth during LDI 2006, where he immediately loved the idea for the expansion. Throughout the process, the entire team made careful choices to ensure that project got the very best solutions for the budget.
The new gear was shipped directly to Creative Stage Lighting, where a staff of four worked exclusively on setting up the DL.2s, WDMX, and Axon Media Server to make sure the install went quickly with no onsite downtime. The final package was then cased and trucked directly to the venue for the start of installation.
A three-day schedule was slated for the install, which included the fixture hang, making all custom new DMX jumper cables, the WDMX install, and the AXON integration. The new gear was rolled in at 9am, and after only one day the system was up and ready to go with not a single problem.
Gormley was particularly pleased with the WDMX system saying, "During the installation, the WDMX gear was installed, trained, and operational within 15 minutes with no interference or operational issues. I have been specifying and using Wireless Solution products on events and installs for almost a year with no problems.”
A high-res video can be seen at the Koster Design website.