What Do I Need To Use Wireless DMX?

Wireless DMX allows you to remotely control intelligent lighting fixtures from a device without the use of data cable or a stationary desk. To get started you will need a transmitter and a receiver.


One transmitter is needed per DMX universe. The transmitter will communicate between your device and receivers on your wireless DMX network. We recommend using CRMX radios for maximum performance.

If you are only controlling one DMX universe (up to 512 channels), you can take advantage of the Luminair iOS app and a Ratpac AKS transmitter. This will allow you creative control of intelligent lighting fixtures such as SkyPanels.

To control more than one DMX universe you will require a lighting console and multiple transmitters or multiple devices and transmitters to distribute the wireless DMX network.


One receiver is required per DMX universe. The receiver will receive the DMX data from the transmitter and output the data to the fixture. The data can then be daisy-chained with the data cable to other fixtures. To increase efficiency, multiple receivers can be used in one universe to save time running data cable.

CRMX receivers are built into the latest lighting fixtures such as the SkyPanel 360. Some lighting companies such as Astera have their own CRMX receiver that communicates with their fixtures.

Ratpac Cintenna is perfect for adding a receiver to traditional DMX devices that feature a DMX-in port. They are compatible with everything from dimmer racks to haze machines.


Flex devices act as a unit that is configurable to act as either a transmitter or a receiver. They can be switched at any time.

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