PLASA Show 2023: Obsidian majors on innovation
Tuesday, 29 August 2023
obsidian-plasa-2023Obsidian Control Systems will show a host of new innovations
UK - Obsidian Control Systems (Stand D50) will show a host of new innovations including the modular NX1 lighting console and latest ONYX software, as well as the world’s first IP65 data distribution range and other Netron data distribution devices.
The latest software expansion of the popular Onyx control platform will be available to view and test drive. Featuring NDI Video Input, Realtime audio analysis and Beat Sync, this updated version enhances workflow across Obsidian’s various console and PC solutions, such as the popular NX1 in combination with the NXP expansion wing and NXK portable keypad add-on.
Visitors will have a chance to demo the NX1, Obsidian’s scalable, full-featured lighting console that has propelled the Onyx platform's popularity to new heights. A compact, motorised 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.
Despite the immense amount of IP-rated entertainment technology on the market, until now, there has been no IP-rated data distribution devices. Netron introduces the world’s first IP65 product range for entertainment data distribution. Utilising a custom-designed sealed chassis, IP ports and touch controls, IP65 solutions are provided as a six-port RDM splitter (RDM6 IP), six-port EtherDMX Node (EN6 IP) and an eight-port managed POE switch (NS8 IP).
Obsidian is also launching a comprehensive line of Netron products in smart form factors optimised 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 Terminal, IDC (Insulation Displacement Connector) and RJ45 DMX options all included. Data ports can be repositioned to the top, bottom or front of the devices, accommodating various wiring and mounting requirements.
Other new devices from Netron 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 two-way DMX power relay that serves as a protective device for lighting fixtures.

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