Omnixie Smart Wifi Clock | Omnixie 智能Wifi辉光钟

严 泽远发布


How time flies, six years have past since my last Nixie clock released, I thought I had performed a perfect interpretation of Nixie Tubes, never thought that I redefined it again after six years, a perfect smart Wifi Nixie Clock released today.


For now though, all Nixie clocks that have been done before include most of DIYer’s Nixie clocks are merely replaced the element of display components with Nixie tubes, and the appearance was modified to make it more classical. In addition, the perfect combination of the so-called time-spaced ancient devices and modern technology is not highlighted. So when a new idea was created three years ago, it’s hard to give it a new definition. The Omnixie project was launched for the first edition from the beginning of 2015, it has undergone five revisions in the past three years. Each revision has its origins in the rigorous demand and innovates all the problems encountered in the previous creative process, integrated and applied the popular science and modern technology, but never leave the essence of the clock. Before we go into details, let’s look at it first:

Omnixie支持多种型号的辉光管 | Omnixie compatible with dozens of different types of Nixie tubes


The 19mm-diameter series of Nixie tubes is the most common type with numerous models. In order to compatible with different types of Nixie tubes and different installation methods have been considered from the design stage.
According to the pin definition, The Omnixie fall into three series:

Omnixie S系列 | S series:
S series compatible with the Nixie tubes with RTS-54 pin definition. E.g.: NL-5440/5441/5442/5448/NL-5440A/5441A from National made in U.S., B-5440/5441/5440A/5441A from Burroughts made in U.S..

Omnixie E系列 | E series:
E series compatible with the Nixie tubes with RTS-11 pin definition. E.g.: NL-840/841/842/845/846/848/900/901 from National made in U.S..

Omnixie C系列 | C series:
C series compatible with the 19mm-diameter Nixie tubes with fly pins. E.g.: IN-14/IN-8-2 made in USSR, Z570M/Z573M/Z574M from RFT made in Germany, ZM1080 from Mullard made in U.K. or from Telefunken from Germany.

Omnixie支持的所有辉光管均可插拔更换 | Omnixie supports swappable Nixie tubes.

辉光管的更换一直以来是个难题,由于辉光管寿命有限,在需要更换辉光管时,除了一些可插拔的辉光管型号以外(如NL-5441/NL841等),软脚的辉光管就需要一些工具和焊接技术来拆装(如IN-14/IN-8-2/Z570M/ZM1080等)。在这之前,也有朋友简单的使用直径较小的插孔来为软脚的辉光管设计可插拔的管座,将辉光管的软脚直接插进这样的管座,但软脚的辉光管由于管脚很细,而且又是镀锡脚,有些管脚由于年代久远已经氧化锈蚀,直接将这种管子的管脚插到插孔里非常容易接触不良,而且不同年代和批次的管脚粗细不同,也很容易固定不牢,容易脱落。此次Omnixie C系列兼容的软脚辉光管全部采用镀金插针的转接板连接,确保插拔牢靠,接触良好。

Replace Nixie tubes has always been a difficult problem. Due to the limited life of the Nixie tube, when the Nixie tube needs to be replaced, except for some pluggable Nixie tube models (such as the NL-5441/NL-841, etc.), the fly pins Nixie tube requires some tools and soldering techniques to disassemble (such as IN-14/IN-8-2/Z570M/Z1080M, etc.). Prior to this, some friends simply used a smaller diameter socket pins to design a pluggable socket for the fly pins Nixie tube, the soft pin of Nixie tube was directly inserted into such a socket, but the soft fly pins of Nixie tube is tin plated and very thin, some of the pins have been oxidized easily lead to poor contact and easily fall off. The Omnixie C series compatible fly pins Nixie tubes are all connected with adapter with gold-plated connectors ensure stable and reliable connection with easy  tube replacement.


The Omnixie compatible with 6 models of Nixie tubes, they are NL-841, NL-5441, IN-14, IN-8-2, ZM1080, Z570M, all fly pins Nixie tubes installed pin adapter with gold plated pins as shown below:

Omnixie底座采用天然实木、铝合金、不锈钢三种材质构成 | Omnixie base is made of aluminum panel, hardwood frame and stainless steel base plate


Natural wood can set off the beauty of classical art, but only use of wood is too monotonous, so this time we use the aluminum alloy panel, with carbon gray anodizing, 600 mesh drawing process and high light edge processing, and the middle frame is made of nature wood. There are three types of wood: Bamboo, Beech and Ebony, and the bottom plate is made of 304 stainless steel with wire drawing.

Omnixie底座实木中框厚度仅为6mm | Omnixie wooden frame thickness is only 6mm


In order to make Omnixie base to achieve the ultimate thin, components selection and PCB design overcome a lot of diffculties, but also in the 6mm chick space to place tubes, power inductors, speakers and other big size components, we all know NL-5441 Nixie tube has 6mm long pin already, basically in the installation space of the Nixie tubes can not arrange any of electronic components, but the visual impact of the thin base is shocking.

Omnixie支持WIFI网络校时 | Omnixie supports WIFI synchronization with NTP server


WIFI synchronization is the innovation of this design, WIFI network is very popular, the Omnixie has a built-in WIFI module that can connect to router automatically and sync the date and time from NTP server (NTP time accuracy can reach 1-50ms) after initial setup, NTP is a protocol used to synchronize the time of a computer. NTP servers are distributed all over the world, user can choose the fasted NTP server based on their location.


With the WIFI timekeeping function, we are not relying on a high-precision RTC chip, and no longer need to set the clock from time to time, it can automatically adjust for leap year, leap second, daylight saving time, etc. without human adjustment, and after the Omnixie successfully connecting to the NTP server, it will communicates with the NTP server in real time to ensure that the date and time is accurate in real time.


Compared with GPS receiver, it is no longer necessary to connect expensive GPS receivers, and it is not necessary to place clock or GPS receiver in the open air. Compared to the timekeeping of the radio module (E.g.: DCF77, JJY, BPC, WWV etc.), it does not require a big size and poor anti-interference ability radio module.

Omnixie支持WIFI远程设置 | Omnixie supports Web configuration via WIFI


For the various settings of the clock, we have been looking for a simpler and more user-friendly setup method. Most of the current methods are using the buttons on the clock, or using an IR remote, and make settings following the instructions. The Omnixie abandoned buttons, there’s no buttons on the clock, we provide a new setting interface, users can access the Omnixie dashboard to configuration of all the Omnixie features through any web browser, including iPhone, Android, Mac or PC. The setting interface is clearly even don’t need the user manual.


Before using the Omnixie for the first time, it needs to be set to use your home network and requires a ‘one time’ setup, then you can access the Omnixie’s dashboard through the mobile phone or through the browser of the Mac or PC just like using an APP to configure it, including WIFI parameter settings, NTP settings, system status, general settings, display settings, alarm settings and firmware upgrade.

Omnixie支持DHCP、mDNS、SSDP等功能 | Omnixie supports DHCP, mDNS, SSDP


The Omnixie supports DHCP settings for external network access, supports mDNS for browser domain name access (no need to remember device IP address), supports SSDP for fast network discovery.

在Microsoft Windows的网络里可以直接发现“家庭自动化”设备,双击图标即可打开Omnixie的控制台。

With Microsoft Windows, open the Network, in the Home Automation category will see the Omnixie’s icon, double-click the icon to open the Omnixie Dashboard.

Omnixie支持GMT时区设置和DST夏令时设置 | Omnixie supports GMT setting and DST setting


No metter where the Omnixie is used in the world, you only need to set the local GMT time zone, and also can set the local daylight saving time rules, Omnixie will always provide accurate local time.


The Omnixie supports custom DST rules, you can set the start time and end time of daylight saving time, the Omnixie will automatically adjust the time at the start and the end of daylight saving time according to the set rules, don’t need to change the clock in Spring and Fall.


Omnixie支持8级辉光管亮度调节,并可根据环境光线亮度自动调整辉光管亮度 | Brightness of Nixie tube and back light adjustable


8 brightness levels for the Nixie tubes and backlights, which can also be automatically adjusted according to ambient light conditions to allow sleep at night.


The Omnixie uses a visible light sensor, which is not an ordinary light-sensitive resistor, effectively filters infrared light, and collects visible natural light to control the brightness of the Nixie tubes.

Omnixie支持四国语言语音报时 | Omnixie supports talking clock with four languages


The Omnixie intelligent speech system in English, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese and German, can trigger talking clock in any time by press the button on IR remote, also can be set to talking clock automatically at regular intervals.

Omnixie支持USB供电 | Omnixie powered by USB power supply

Omnixie采用USB供电,工作电压5V 700mA (Max),插头类型Micro-USB。
The Omnixie uses standard USB power supply with 5V input (700mA Max), Micro-USB plug.

Omnixie的其他功能描述 | Omnixie other features

1. 支持远程固件升级
OTA firmware upgrade
The system firmware can be upgraded directly through the Web inteface without any special equipment.
2. 支持4组闹铃
4 alarms
Four individually configurable alarm clocks, supports snooze function, weekend activation optional.
3. 支持音乐按键音和闹钟铃声
Music key tone and alarm
Variety of key tone sound effects for easy setting confirmation. 12 kinds of alarm music, the alarm volume can be set independently.
4. 支持定时开关机
Switch On/Off automatically
On and Off time can be set for longer tube lifetime.
5. 支持红外线遥控
IR remote
IR remote controller operation.
6. 支持8级音量调节
Volume adjustable
8 volume levels. Independent Alarm volume, mute does not affect the alarm sound.
7. 支持4种数字显示特效
Digits transition effects
具备1.正常切换 2.淡入淡出 3.交叉呼吸 4.翻牌显示 四种数字显示特效。
1. Normal 2. Fade in-out 3. Crossfading 4. Slot machine.
8. 支持10级特效切换速度
Transition speed adjustable
Ten speeds available for the transition.
9. 支持4种冒号显示特效
Colons effects
具备1.呼吸模式 2.闪烁模式 3.常亮模式 4.常闭模式 四种冒号显示特效。
1. Fade in-out 2. Blinking 3. Always on 4. Always off
10. 支持3种背景光显示模式
Background light effects
具备1.常亮模式 2.呼吸模式 3.常闭模式 三种背景光显示模式
1. Always on 2. Fade in-out 3. Always off
11. 支持14种背景光颜色方案
Background light color scheme
14 types of background light color scheme can be configured.

Omnixie技术规格 | Omnixie technical specifications

辉光管型号 Nixie tubes Omnixie S series
                                             Omnixie E series NL-840/841/842/845/846/848/900/901
                                             Omnixie C series
电源接口类型 Power input
电源输入电压 Voltage 直流5V DC 5V
工作电流 Current 700mA Max
WIFI标准 Wifi standard
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
频率范围 Frequency range
天线形式 Antenna 内置板载PCB天线
外形尺寸 Dimension
底座 长 x 宽 x 高 192mm x 62mm x 6mm

辉光管高度 40mm-55mm
外壳材质 Material of housing 铝合金面板、实木中框、不锈钢底版
工作温度 Operation temperature
0℃ to 60℃ (32℉ to 140 ℉)
重量 Weight
240g 仅主机 500g 完整包装

红外线操作说明 | IR remote

POWER: Power On/Off
LIGHT: Set brightness
SET: Enter setup
DATE: Check date
ALARM: Display alarms
LEFT/RIGHT: Set position
FUNC: Enter menu
OK/CANCEL: Save & exit
NUMBER: Enter numbers

Omnixie实拍照片欣赏 | Omnixie pictures

Omnixie的尺寸及包装 | Omnixie dimensions and contents

Omnixie的底座长192mm/7.5”,宽度62mm/2.5”,厚度6mm/0.2”,辉光管直径19mm/0.75”,辉光管高度52mm/2.0” (不同型号辉光管高度可能有所差别)
Base dimension of the Omnixie is 192mm/7.5” x 62mm/2.5” x 6mm/0.2”, diameter of Nixie tube is 19mm/0.75”, height of Nixie tube is 52mm/2.0” ( different types of Nixie tubes have different heights).

包装尺寸 | Box dimension:318mm x 115mm x 95mm/12.5” x 4.5” x 3.75”

包装内容包括:Omnixie Clock主机(含辉光管)、5V USB 电源适配器、Micro-USB电源线、红外线遥控器。
Package contents: The Omnixie clock including Nixie tubes, 5V power adapter, Micro-USB cable, IR remote.

Omnixie兼容的部分辉光管照片 | Nixie tube pictures of Omnixie compatible


Listed below are some Omnixie compatible Nixie tube models and displayed photos for reference only.

NL-5441 (National U.S.A.) B-5441 (Burroughs U.S.A.)
NL-5440A (National U.S.A.) B-5440A (Burroughs U.S.A.)
NL-841 (National U.S.A.)
NL-821 (National U.S.A.)
NL-812 (National U.S.A.)
NL-901 (National U.S.A.)
IN-14 (Rovno USSR)
IN-8-2 (Melz USSR)
Z570M (RFT Germany)
ZM1080 (Telefunken Germany)

 目前在售的Omnixie型号 | Omnixie models currently in stock

Bamboo 竹子
Beech 榉木
Ebony 黑檀
φ19mm, 0.75” Nixie tubes
Model AX
Model AY
 Model AZ
No tubes, including 6pcs IN-14 tube PCB adapter + 68pcs gold plated pins.
Model AXE
Model AYE
 Model AZE
Model BX
 Model BY
 Model BZ
No tubes, including 6pcs IN-8-2 tube PCB adapter + 68pcs gold plated pins.
Model BXE
Model BYE
 Model BZE
Model CX
 Model CY
 Model CZ
No tubes, including 6pcs Z570M tube PCB adapter + 68pcs gold plated pins.
Model CXE
Model CYE
 Model CZE
Model DX
 Model DY
Model DZ
No tubes, including 6pcs ZM1080 tube PCB adapter + 68pcs gold plated pins.
Model DXE
Model DYE
 Model DZE
Model EX
Model EY
 Model EZ
No tubes, compatible with RTS-54 pin definition Nixie tubes.
Model EXE
Model EYE
 Model EZE
Model FX
 Model FY
Model FZ
No tubes, compatible with RTS-11 pin definition Nixie tubes.
Model FXE
Model FYE
 Model FZE

使用说明书下载 | User manual download link

简体中文 (Chinese):
Omnixie Clock v1.0.3 User Manual Chinese

英文 (English):
Omnixie Clock v1.0.3 User Manual English

严 泽远


34 条评论

XANA · 2018 年 3 月 13 日 下午 5:04


爸爸 · 2018 年 3 月 13 日 下午 6:05


Kam · 2018 年 3 月 13 日 下午 11:23


Jeff W. · 2018 年 3 月 14 日 上午 2:17

Excellent features and finely crafted!

Kenzo · 2018 年 3 月 18 日 下午 10:08


geniuskim · 2018 年 3 月 20 日 下午 3:59


Yoga Raj · 2018 年 4 月 6 日 上午 1:08


Just got your nixie clock.

I have questions

1) where is the manual ?
2) how to connect to internet

Thank you


Yuri · 2018 年 4 月 9 日 下午 6:41

Hi Yan!

I got your Clock on IN14 and IN8-2.
In my collection there are all your Clock and they are beautiful, but these Omnixie Smart Wifi Clock are the highest class! Thank you for the pleasure and for the gift that was in the parcel!

Regards, Yuri.

Stalky · 2018 年 5 月 2 日 上午 12:01


Alica · 2018 年 6 月 29 日 下午 10:07


    ♂唯有→奋斗 · 2018 年 6 月 30 日 上午 12:39


zhengbo · 2018 年 9 月 8 日 下午 5:42


zh7720555 · 2018 年 10 月 8 日 上午 9:35


Vladimir · 2018 年 10 月 16 日 下午 7:13

Its a DIY kit ?

    ♂唯有→奋斗 · 2018 年 10 月 16 日 下午 8:51

    Sorry we only provice assembled clock since it’s very compact inside, thanks.

Evan Jones · 2019 年 1 月 25 日 上午 5:33

Hello is the Omninixie Smart Wifi clock available? How much US Dollars and shipping to zipcode 23324. Thanks. Model I am interested in is the IN-8-2 BZ Ebony case.

    ♂唯有→奋斗 · 2019 年 1 月 25 日 上午 11:22

    Hi, we have a authorized dealer Aiden in CA US, he will contact you soon, thanks!

NIXIE · 2019 年 3 月 9 日 上午 4:07

你好, 请问会有替换的辉光管卖嗎

Jeff W. · 2019 年 5 月 22 日 上午 2:46

The Omnixie is a masterpiece! There is no other clock that can match the slim profile and full complement of features in the Omnixie. The web interface and IR control provides all of the options needed for setup. With the Omnixie understanding of time zones and daylight saving time, you will never need to touch the settings after the clock has been set up.

    ♂唯有→奋斗 · 2019 年 5 月 29 日 下午 8:15

    Hi Jeff, thank you for your recognition, I’m always trying to do my best 😉 Thanks.

sabibi · 2019 年 7 月 10 日 下午 1:15

博主,很感兴趣,顺便浏览一下TB,发现您这个商品淘宝已经有人开卖高仿山寨,(鉴于不给他反向宣传,链接就不发出来了),不过山寨水平令人捧腹 Lmao。

    ♂唯有→奋斗 · 2019 年 7 月 10 日 下午 9:27


Paul · 2019 年 10 月 16 日 下午 1:47


    ♂唯有→奋斗 · 2019 年 10 月 17 日 上午 12:42


bill · 2020 年 4 月 7 日 上午 12:02

where can i buy one and a few replacement bulbs?

    ♂唯有→奋斗 · 2020 年 4 月 7 日 上午 1:46

    Just let me know what type and how many you need, I can provide tubes with modified gold plated pins.


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