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Elation Launches 'Obsidian Control Systems' Lighting Controller Brand

Following its acquisition of the M-Series of lighting controllers from Harman Professional, Elation Professional has now launched a new company an brand, Obsidian Control Systems, an accessible line of advanced lighting control products. Stay tuned at www.obsidiancontrol.com for news and updates - the countdown has begun!

Following completion in late March of the acquisition of the M-Series range of entertainment lighting controllers from Harman Professional Solutions, Elation says it received feedback from the thousands of M-Series users worldwide. “Based on this feedback, we sought to create a dedicated company and brand focus for the continued development and evolution of the product series,” says Elation Sales & Marketing Director Eric Loader. “The Obsidian development will continue to be focused on stable and compatible software and hardware for all existing M-Series products”

Obsidian lighting control software and hardware is designed for professional to be easy to use and accessible to every level of user, whether a novice programmer or a designer at the highest level.

“Our pillars are that we believe in innovating together to create intuitive products that are both forward thinking and reliable,” Loader continues. “We asked ourselves what it would look like to remove creative and financial obstacles so that designers and programmers can go beyond where they have before, and so that the next generation can be taught and encouraged. By innovating together, we’re creating products that are focused on the user. We have the user in mind and they can always speak directly to our innovative team with feedback.”

Obsidian products are designed by an international team of lighting professionals with over 25 years of industry experience. Obsidian’s core development team, located in the Elation European office located in The Netherlands, goes back to 1992 with the award-winning CASE control console series, followed by the MAXXYZ control console, and MAXEDIA media servers, the M-Series platform and now the dawn of a new evolution of lighting control systems.

Obsidian offers a wide range of lighting controllers, including entry level options. The brand is being distributed in Canada by Elation's Canadian distributor, SFM.

For more information, go to www.obsidiancontrol.com.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Professional Lighting & Production. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.