Tens of thousands of people from all over the world gathered together last week at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to celebrate the one-year countdown ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Within the venue, several large lighting towers were rigged with more than 300 computer lighting fixtures plus several powerful searchlights, totaling more than 500 lighting fixtures in all. All of these lighting fixtures were controlled with only four lighting consoles.

To achieve the multitude of lighting changes while overcoming the difficulty of the long transmission distance without any cables, Leifull Light and Sound of Guangzhou supplied four WDMX systems from Wireless Solution Sweden AB to control the searchlights and the area light of the Tiananmen Tower, and used a 6dB high-power antenna to guarantee the signal’s stability.

The WDMX system performed flawlessly from the time lighting programming commenced on August 5 to the end of the ceremony on August 8. After the ceremony, lighting designer Sha Xiaolan noted, “It is so stable and user-friendly.”