The SkyNode Remote Device Management micro-radio DMX receiver.

SkyNode now with RDM

SkyNode RDM – The SkyNode micro-radio DMX receiver now comes in a Remote Device Management version.

At 26 x 50 x 10 mm,  it is the same depth as the standard SkyNode, but just slightly longer allowing for the addition of RDM technology.

Still the smallest unit on the market, it docks to the back of any light to become an integral feature. It fits into any DMX input instantly giving RDM radio control.

For more information on our products please click here.

40 way radio desk transmitter

40 Way Radio Desk Transmitter

Following the success of our standard radio desk transmitter which provides easy and portable control of 8 channels, we have been asked to develop a desk with the same features but more channels. Introducing the 40 way desk….

There 32 sliders, and 8 flash buttons delivering 40 channels. Each slider provides a channel of easy access and real-time control.

With a manual interface, Lumen Radio technology inside, it takes just 5 AA batteries to run for over 24 hours.

The unit works well with the LV4 & LV4 Pro.


Sliders 1- 32 – to vary brightness, movement direction or axis control

Flash buttons 33-40 –  turn from 0% to 100% instantly

Sync button – clears memory and connects to new source

Down / Up buttons – to change DMX address

Digital DMX Address display

Radio Desk

New extended operating mode for Radio Desk software

every DMX channel can now be assigned as an active channel

Introducing ‘Pages’ – New Radio Desk Software 

In collaboration with Cinelex, our developers have created new software that will drastically change the capabilities of our Radio Desk from 8 active channels to a full DMX universe.

Our 8 channel desk was designed as a simple, compact, portable unit to provide instant access to 8 easy channels of control. It is a highly popular item in the film and TV industry and is used around the world. However, speaking to users, we had requests for more complex functionality to allow the same unit to be used to set up more complicated and detailed lighting scenes, which would normally require a much larger desk.

With the new software, Pages mode allows  every-single address to be assigned as an active channel. Users can move through the 512 DMX channels in pages. Each Page represents 8 channels, with 64 Pages in total.

 Intelligent Memory

The new pages can be saved  and edited as part of an ‘Intelligent Memory’ system. This ensures parameter states are retained,  meaning a light will remain continually active and set, even when controlling  fixtures across multiple Pages. In addition, all fixture settings remain constant until the applicable fader is activated, avoiding sudden jumps when Pages are changed.

With some complex LED lights requiring multiple channels to control one head, this software extends the capability to control significantly more lights and larger scenes.

Research & Development

At EMP Designs, we take great pride in talking to our clients and product users and ensuring that we deliver the best technology and solutions. We are always seeking to evolve and develop to meet new requirements.  Users often know what they want, but don’t understand how it might work and what the problems might be. We listen, then design, develop and test as quickly and responsively as possible to deliver high functioning, quality products.


All DESK-TX8 from January 2018 will include the new features as standard, at no extra cost. We are delighted to have worked with Cinelex on this project. The new desks are available from them now.

The LV4 Pro handheld dimmer is our market leading, 4 channel, RGBW LED controller with embedded radio and with up to 8 amps per channel.

LV4 Pro – Smaller & More Powerful, Handheld Dimmer

We’ve just launched our LV4 Pro handheld dimmer. The standard LV4 is our market leading,  4 channel, RGBW LED controller with embedded Lumen Radio. Working closely with our clients, we are always seeking to improve the technology and functionality. As such we have developed the LV4 Pro, a smaller, slimmer device that handles twice as much power as the standard LV4, with up to 8 amps per channel.

With a custom CNC machined enclosure,  we’ve been able to make the controller even more compact and efficient than before. The width has been reduced by 30% and we’ve added a DMX output so the device can be used as a DMX receiver if required.

Both the LV4 Pro and the standard LV4 feature short circuit protection, black out function and work with a supply of 12-24 VDC. For full details on the standard features click here.

As with all our products, we can create any additional custom modes for our clients’ specific requirements.

Our research and development team have been busy and we will be launching a 32 / 40 way desk shortly, along with new radio desk software to significantly improve functionality.


Office Expansion & Seeking Electronic Product Designer

At EMP Designs, we have recently extended our team and our workshop  and are now seeking an Electronic Product Designer 

We are delighted to welcome Jackie Andrews as a new permanent member of the team, and our key assembler. In addition, we have recently expanded our office footprint, introducing a new anti-static workshop area, and some excellent new equipment including a state-of-the-art CNC machine. In addition, we are seeking a new Electronic Product Designer to be based in our Farnborough premises and would love to hear from you if you fit the description below.

Electronic Product Designer

EMP Designs is an electronic and industrial design company with an inventive edge. As our business grows, we are looking for an Electronic Product Designer to join our friendly, small and busy team.

Our projects are diverse and we offer a dynamic environment where no 2 days will be the same – from industrial mechanics, to retail projects, to working with leading film production companies on new concepts for special effects, props and set lighting control. Essentially, we are looking for the right fit – someone passionate about solving electronics problems and willing to embrace new challenges and be part of the team.  The extent of the role will depend on the person and their experience.

If you have 3 or more years’ electronics experience, a minimum of a HNC or HND, and skills in the following areas, we’d love to hear from you.


  • Electronic product development
  • Analog and digital electronic design / engineering
  • Schematic design
  • PCB layout
  • Understanding of micro controller integration
  • 3D design and prototyping

Please send your CV and with brief covering letter detailing how your skills match those above, to


Cinelex Project Spectre

EMP Designs Partner Cinelex to Develop their Project Spectre DMX Lighting Control Range

Cinelex have just launched their new website featuring their Project Spectre range of universal wireless DMX control products. EMP Designs is delighted to have worked closely with Cinelex on the design, development and realisation of these leading systems.

The range features:

  • Spectre TRX – univeral wireless DMX controller
  • Spectre desk TX8 – portable wireless DMX control desk
  • Skynode – micro plug and play DMX control

For more information on the Project Spectre range please visit the Cinelex website, or contact Cinelex.

For more information on design and development of electronic products, parts or systems please contact us at EMP Designs.


Sky Node – the micro radio DMX receiver

As technology improves, the market continues to call for smaller and smaller products. In response to this, EMP Designs have developed the SkyNode, a micro radio DMX receiver that we believe to be the smallest available. It docks to the back of any light unit with great ease and can be left in, becoming an integral part.
The SkyNode was originally designed for a client to use with the excellent soft lighting Arri Sky Panel, but it fits into any DMX light to instantly enable radio control. It features the CRMX technology of LumenRadio, giving the best interference free connections.

Radio dongle

All you need is Radio Dongle!

First developed a couple of years ago, our radio dongle remains popular. With LumenRadio technology inside, this small neat device can be plugged into any light to enable it to be remotely controlled by DMX radio.

The radio dongle works well with our other products and lighting systems.

TrueLED is our sister company, who offer a range of flexible, state-of-the-art lighting controllers for the film, TV, event and entertainment industries. All standard TrueLED products can be manipulated or developed to any requirement by EMP Designs.