LIGHTING TODAY12 Jul 2022
Modular NX1™ console system from Obsidian offers complete ONYX lighting control experience
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Limburg, Netherlands – Following a successful launch at the Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Germany in April, Obsidian Control Systems is pleased to announce availability of the NX1™, an  ultra-compact yet full-featured lighting controller designed to handle a huge variety of shows using the intuitive ONYX™ lighting control platform. The NX1 also features an expandable playback wing (NXP™) along with a 10-digit keypad (NX K™) that combined with the NX1 creates an even more powerful and flexible console.

Designed for smaller to medium projects where an intuitive console is needed without a PC, the NX1 will be valued by rental companies and the mobile lighting programmer alike. The NX1 joins the compact yet fully-integrated NX2™ and Obsidian’s flagship NX4™ under the ONYX lighting control platform. 

Full ONYX Operating System

The NX1 is a small yet powerful console where Playback and Programming interfaces are fully supported with no compromises. Utilizing the full ONYX Operating System, the NX1 offers a slate of professional features like a high-brightness 10.1" HD multi-touch screen plus 1 HDMI output for one additional external touch monitor that allows for additional customizable views (optional touchscreen monitor not included). Included are 4 assignable parameter encoders; 10 full motorized playbacks with four freely assignable buttons plus an extra playback and function key hybrid array. A dedicated Master Go section rounds out the efficient front panel design.

Made of rock solid construction, the latest in industrial grade components like a powerful new Intel processor, high-speed NVMe SSD drive and 8GB of DDR4 RAM allow for fast boot times, instant operation and the ability to process 8 Universes right inside the console. With four DMX ports, a Gigabit network port for up to 8 Universes of Art-Net, sACN plus the ONYX X-Net protocol, the NX1 has ample connectivity and power for a wide variety of shows and applications. One additional touch monitor is supported for even more direct access at any time. Measuring only 298.5 mm x 636 mm x 71 mm (11.75 x 25 x 2.8 in.) and weighing a light 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs), the NX1 fits under one arm and is portable enough carry on commercial flights. Included items include an LED USB desk lamp, dust cover, USB 3.0 recovery drive and IP65 locking power cable.

Expandable

The NX1 is expandable with the NX P™ playback wing with motorized faders and dedicated NX K™ keypad that on their own can operate as a PC wing. A simple magnetic alignment system allows attachment to either side of the NX1. The keypad and playback wing are part of the ONYX platform and can be utilized with all other NX devices or ONYX on any PC system.

NX P™

The NX P is a compact, motorized fader wing for the ONYX platform. The ideal expansion for any ONYX 1 console and ONYX PC systems, it replicates the full playback section of the NX1. Four integrated DMX ports provide instant connectivity to the lighting system. Multiple NX P wings can be connected to any ONYX console or PC system, expanding direct access with 20 playbacks at a time. The flexible button array can be mapped to playback control or powerful function keys.

The NX P replicates the layout and all functionality of the NX1 and NX4 console surfaces so all operation is seamless and intuitive. A simple magnetic alignment system allows attachment on any side of the NX1 console or NX K command pad.

NX K™

The NX K is a small USB-powered control surface for ONYX. The ideal companion for the NX1 console and ONYX PC systems, it replicates the full keypad and command section of larger consoles. Four encoders complete the programming experience for fast and direct parameter access. A simple magnetic alignment system allows attachment on any side of the NX1 console or NX P motorized fader wing.