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W-DMX™ at The Pittsburgh 250 Three Rivers Regatta

W-DMX™ at The Pittsburgh 250 Three Rivers Regatta

W-DMXâ„¢ by Wireless Solution Sweden AB helped add WOW to the largest inland regatta in the United States with spectacular lighting effects, lasers, strobes and video projections. The Pittsburgh 250 Three Rivers Regatta held on July 4th on Pittsburgh's North Shore included the F-1 ChampBoat Series, a July 4 concert by Soul Asylum and a thrilling fireworks and laser

Pittsburgh 250 is the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the naming of the region in 1758. With the support of business, government and civic leaders, Pittsburgh 250 has set out to raise awareness, improve communities and attract visitors through a yearlong schedule of events. The Fourth of July celebration was probably the most eye-popping of events, attracting over 400,000 people. The show included over 100 lasers and large format lights, pyrotechnics, synchronized soundtrack, and a mid-river water screen. Lasers were distributed on downtown buildings and on Mount Washington over a 1-mile radius with W-DMX signal and show control via a GrandMA full size console.

pittsburgh250-4.JPGLighting Designer Martin Potoczny used 1 W-DMX BlackBox S-2 Transmitter along with a B-500 Booster to send flawless signal to 6 BlackBox R-512 Receivers. Martin chose 1 W-DMX Outdoor 8 Omni aerial 8dBi antenna, 3 Outdoor 9 Panel aerial antennas and 2 Outdoor 12 Panel aerial 12 dBi to ensure stability in the variety of challenging and distant receiver locations. The receiver points were located on the tops of mountains, tops of skyscrapers and across rivers to control the multitude of effects.

The W-DMX signal was used for over 100 Large Format Big Lights 6.0, Martin MAC 2000 Wash/Spot, plus strobes, water screen, video projectors, and Lightwave International Prism Series High Power Solid State Full Color Lasers (10-13 Watts each). There was not one interruption in signal and the entire show had breathtaking results. Lightwave International supplied the lighting equipment. George Dodworth, owner of Lightwave International was equally as pleased and plans to use W-DMX on future projects.

Martin said, "This project was breathtaking! It is one of my favorite projects I have designed for many reasons – the setting, the grand scale and the audience reaction and positive feedback! This project would not have been possible without W-DMX!"

pittsburgh250.jpgRight: Martin on the job

Martin Potoczny is owner of Visivo Visual Design,, email More information about Lightwave International and additional photos can be found at,com_zoom/Itemid,56/catid,42/.

For more information about the award-winning W-DMX product line, visit the Wireless Solution website at

Photos: Courtesy of Martin Potoczny.

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