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Obsidian Control Systems’ Powerful NX 4™ Now Shipping

Obsidian Control Systems is pleased to be shipping the powerful NX 4™ lighting controller. Equipped with professional features and prepared to host Obsidian’s innovative DYLOS™ pixel composition engine, the NX 4 is the newest member of the innovative ONYX™ lighting control platform and is designed to handle even the largest show with ease. With a well-arranged combination of motorized and manual faders, along with an array of playback buttons, it offers 44 total playbacks in a compact yet extremely powerful package.  

Using the latest in industrial components, the NX 4 includes a high-brightness, 15.6”, full-HD multi-touch screen with support for two external 4K touch displays. Eight assignable parameter encoders, a dedicated Intensity encoder, an assistive mini-touch screen, full keypad and command section, and a dedicated grand master make for an intuitive control surface. Two independent playback sections offer instant access. The main playback with 10 motorized faders plus 10 play-pairs allow for quick page changes while the sub playback with 12 faders and 12 button playbacks means important cues are always at your fingertips. 

The console houses a powerful new Intel Hexa-Core processor, high-speed NVMe SSD drive and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Fast boot times, instant operation and the ability to process 64 Universes right inside the console without the need for costly external processing networks results in unprecedented power in this form factor.

The NX 4 is also ergonomic with motorized playback faders, short depth, easy screen access, full ONYX command and keypad section, and bright, adjustable HD touch screen. With four DMX ports, Timecode, MIDI and dual Gigabit ports for up to 64 Universes of Art-Net, sACN plus the ONYX X-Net protocol, the NX 4 has all the connectivity and power the ever-increasing sizes of shows demand.

DYLOS™
Obsidian Control Systems will offer DYLOS™ in each NX 4 console, a pixel composer that far exceeds the capabilities of regular pixel-mapping systems. It is the first of many exciting steps for the ONYX™ platform to provide a comprehensive toolset of dynamic fixture animation, exciting content generators and powerful media playback, easily accessible through an elegant and well-thought-out user interface. Following the natural workflow of ONYX, the DYLOS pixel composer seamlessly integrates and is available at a moment’s notice to enhance lighting designs. Based on a full 3D environment and powerful DirectX graphics processing, the DYLOS engine has been designed from the ground up for power and performance to manage thousands of fixtures and parameters with ease. 

ONYX™
The NX 4 runs innovative ONYX™ lighting control software. ONYX is a powerful yet easy-to-learn lighting control platform designed for both hardware consoles and PC systems. It is a rebranding of the well-established M-Series control platform and is designed for use with all new ONYX and existing M-Series hardware. Obsidian Control Systems products are distributed exclusively by Elation Professional worldwide and are available in various sizes to accommodate any scale and budget. More information on Obsidian Control Systems and the ONYX platform can be found at www.obsidiancontrol.com.

About Elation Professional
Based in California with facilities in Florida and Mexico City, as well as European offices in The Netherlands, Elation designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of innovative lighting and video products known for its superior performance, excellent efficiency, and outstanding price:value ratio, all backed by a hard-earned reputation for Total Support. Through nearly three decades of intelligent lighting development, our mission has always been simple: to provide best-in-class products and service while offering the best value:performance ratio in the industry, helping show designers and producers achieve their vision. From discharge to LED, intelligent to conventional, Elation products continue to be a part of the industry’s most exciting projects across the globe and our list of references is always growing. We invite you to take a closer look at www.elationlighting.com

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