Obsidian Releases Dedicated Lighting Control for System Integration at ISE

by | Gear, Lighting, Lighting Connections, Production

The Obsidian Control Systems team from Europe and the U.S. headed to the ISE tradeshow in Barcelona with groundbreaking additions to its popular and award-winning NETRON data distribution range, including a comprehensive line tailored for system integrators and fixed installations, plus the world’s first IP65-rated devices for entertainment signal distribution.

New installation devices

Obsidian showed a comprehensive line of NETRON products in smart form factors optimized for system integrators and fixed installations. Two new compact devices with interchangeable connection plates offer performance and flexibility. Available as RDM6D (6-port RDM Splitter) and EN6D (6-port EtherDMX Node), these rugged chassis can be DIN-Rail or wall mounted and provide data ports that can be repositioned to the top, bottom or front of the devices.

Other new devices include the EN12i, a powerful hardwired rackmount node; EP1, the new single-gang size EtherDMX node in the NETRON line; NS8, NETRON’s half-rack-sized managed switch solution; and RP2, an intelligent 2-way DMX power relay that serves as a protective device for lighting fixtures. 

World’s first IP65 range for entertainment data distribution

Despite the immense amount of IP-rated entertainment technology on the market, until now, there has been no IP-rated data distribution devices to provide the required infrastructure. On display will be the world’s first line of IP65-rated data distribution products for entertainment, winner of a 2023 PLASA Award for Innovation. 

The NETRON IP65 range blends the proven chassis and connector technology of Elation’s market-leading IP65 Proteus range of lighting fixtures with the NETRON data platform. Utilizing a custom-designed die-cast body, impact resistant paint, IP ports and touch controls, the NETRON IP65 range provides reliable data distribution for any location that requires dust and moisture protection. Available is a 6-port RDM Splitter (RDM6 IP), 6-port EtherDMX Node (EN6 IP) and an 8-port managed POE switch (NS8 IP). 

Flexible, full-featured NX1

Visitors to ISE were also able to demo Obsidian hardware and PC systems, including the NX1, Obsidian’s scalable, full-featured lighting console that has propelled the ONYX platform’s popularity to new heights. A compact, motorized fader wing, the NXP, as well as a small USB-powered control surface for ONYX, the NXK, both ideal companions to the NX1 console, will also be on display.

About Obsidian Control Systems

Obsidian Control Systems is an accessible line of advanced yet intuitive lighting control products for professionals. Refined by passion, Obsidian Control Systems combines over 30 years of experience developing professional entertainment lighting control solutions for automated and theatrical lighting fixtures. Obsidian lighting control software and hardware is easy to use and accessible to every level of user, whether a novice programmer or a designer at the highest level. All Obsidian lighting control systems run innovative ONYX™ lighting control software, a powerful yet easy-to-learn lighting control platform designed for both hardware consoles and PC systems. Obsidian Control Systems also offers a complete line of NETRON™ data distribution products. Obsidian products are distributed exclusively by Elation worldwide and are available in various sizes to accommodate any scale and budget. Visit the Obsidian Control Systems website at www.obsidiancontrol.com to learn more.

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