Wireless Solution Sweden AB had the honor of celebrating Benedictus XVI on his first voyage as Pope back to his home country of Germany. He began his journey in the capital of Munich before heading to his birthplace of Marktl am Inn, in Germany's southeastern corner near the Austrian border, the pilgrimage town of Altötting and Regensburg, where he still owns a house.
In Altötting, a town of 13,000, he held a grand open air mass in the Kapellplatz Square with approximately 70,000 visitors. Lighting during the ceremony was done by the German production company Neumann & Muller.
The team used one W-DMX S-1 Transmitter and two W-DMX R-512 Receivers (one on each stage) and one Booster from Wireless Solution to control 12 High End PC Beams and several daylight fresnels with dowsers at each stage. Lighting was programmed with a grandMA console with backup. The distance was over 800 feet from FOH to the stages, with numerous broadcast stations (ZDF; ARD; N24; NTV and others) each using their own wireless cameras and intercom systems to broadcast live to 35 transmitters worldwide, reaching a global audience of 250 million TV spectators. Thanks to the interference-free technology of W-DMX, everything worked fine without any problems.
Denis Rudolph, project manager comments, "It’s amazing what you can do with the W-DMX system–it is so reliable and so easy to set up."