Apollo

DMX System

Complete wireless DMX control in an instant

When time and resources are short, Apollo delivers fast and stable wireless DMX control, configured and running in minutes. Change lighting settings, DMX addresses and control modes on the fly for precision lighting control not previously possible on time-short productions.

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Freedom to move, power to create

Move around large sets freely knowing you’re always connected to your lighting and in control with Apollo’s industry leading signal range and reliability. See your light settings on screen and adjust in real time for a streamlined workflow with instant results. Run the Apollo bridge and your lighting directly from batteries and control everything with your phone or tablet for complete wireless control with instant response.

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One intuitive app to enable your creative vision

Artistic control of lighting comes naturally with the Apollo Control app. Take control of all lighting features in a visual way for ultimate clarity, direction and precision. Simple enough to pick up and start painting with light immediately, and advanced enough to create multiple, complex lighting setups, Apollo is the fastest wireless system to realize your creative vision.

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Ultra-reliable connectivity with instant response

No interruptions and no fixture drop-offs. Built-in dynamic RF transmission automatically avoids network interference and creates a signal level you can depend with no latency for complete reliability.

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Universal compatibility, infinite scalability

Apollo has been designed to operate with any fixture with a DMX input, as well as existing DMX networking and wireless DMX equipment. Run just one system and centralize control of your lighting, with no compromise on which lights you choose use. With full sACN capabilities, add multiple Apollo bridges to provide wireless DMX control to as many lights and universes as you need perfect for even the largest productions.

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Apollo Bridge

FEATURES

  • Industry leading wireless DMX technology.
  • Reliable, responsive long-range wireless with dual band Wi-Fi.
  • Compatible with any DMX Lighting device or controller.
  • Pair with Apollo Control app for effortless lighting control.
  • Multiple connector ports for wired DMX distribution.
  • Easily configure network settings from a mobile device.
  • Add multiple Apollo Bridges to expand your lighting network.
  • ¼ 20” thread for easy rigging / mounting.
  • USB-C power connector for simple battery attachment.
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Apollo Bridge FAQs

 
 

Yes. Any light or dimmer pack that has a DMX512 input and/or Lumenradio CRMX receiver can be connected to and controlled though the Apollo bridge.

 

Lights can be connected one of two ways, hardwired with a 5-pin XLR cable or connected wirelessly by linking the Apollo Bridge to a LumenRadio CRMX receiver that is either inserted to the light’s 5-pin DMX512 input, or in some cases, built into the light itself. The Litepanels Gemini and Astra require a Litepanels CRMX dongle or Module (sold separately), or a third party CRMX receiver to be able connect wirelessly.

 

The Apollo Bridge transmits its own Local Area Network (LAN) stream using the sACN protocol. Like with any other wireless router, you can connect your control device by joining the ‘Apollo Bridge’ wireless network as you would with your home or office internet network. You can also connect a laptop, console or other network device via the LAN ethernet port.

 

A singe Apollo Bridge can stream DMX commands wirelessly and/or hardwired to one universe (512 channels) of DMX 512. The number of lights will vary based on the number of control channels in each light’s chosen control profile or personality. For example, The Astra requires 2 DMX channels so one Apollo can control up 256 Astras at a time. The Gemini in the 8-bit RGBW personality profile requires 8 DMX channels, so up to 64 could be controlled at one time. You can add one additional universe of DMX512 output for every additional Apollo Bridge you connect to your lighting network. This can be done wirelessly or by using the LAN ethernet ports.

 

Yes. Any control software or console that is streaming the sACN DMX protocol can send commands through the Apollo Bridge either wirelessly or via the LAN ethernet port. Most common industry consoles and software such as Blackout, Luminair, ETC, GrandMA and Chamsys all work with the Apollo Bridge as long as they are set to stream sACN. Single DMX512 universe slider boards can also send commands by connecting them through the Apollo Bridge’s 5-pin XLR I/O port.

 

This feature is not yet implement, but a VPN based Wide Area Network workflow will be coming with a firmware update in 2021. This will allow users to control lights from across the globe by connecting their Apollo Bridge devices to the internet.

 

Yes. The Apollo Bridge uses unique frequency hopping algorithms to cut through radio interface specifically found on film and video productions for the most reliably wireless network on the market

 

Ensure there is a clear and direct LINE OF SIGHT between the Apollo Bridge and connected wireless devices. Arrange external antennas from connected devices on the same plane. Separate the Apollo from radio device antennas of other networks as much as possible. Avoid scenarios where glass, metal caging, liquid or large groups of people are in between connected wireless devices. Also, in your control device’s network settings turn auto join off for any other commonly used area Wi-Fi networks, turn cellular data off if using an iOS device and make sure control device is within range of Apollo Bridge.

 

Lighticians Apollo Control FAQs

 
 

Yes. The Lighticians Apollo Control App has DMX personality profiles for all the major cine LED lighting brands. There are also generic profiles for basic mixed CCT & RGB personalities as well as for single channel dimmers. You can make custom profiles for specific lights that may not be in the library and share them with your colleagues!

 

Since mobile devices and laptops are aren’t inherently compatible with the universal DMX512 protocol, an sACN to DMX512 bridge is required to convert the sACN stream coming from the Lighticians Apollo Control App to the DMX512 protocol that most professional lights are able to receive. This is essential to making a control system that is universally compatible. An Apollo Bridge or other sACN to DMX512 bridge is required to connect the Lighticians Apollo control to any lighting fixture.

 

Not at this time. The Lighticians Apollo Control app is currently only available for iOS devices, but we plan on supporting Android sometime in the future

 

Not Yet. But keep an eye out for a major software update early 2021 that will include all of these exciting new features!

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