Obsidian Control Systems is pleased to announce that Controllux BV has been named the exclusive distributor of Obsidian products in the Netherlands. The agreement, which went into effect on July 1, 2023, covers Obsidian’s full range of lighting control products, including the company’s growing range of NETRON data distribution devices.

Founded in 1968, Controllux is a leading full-system integrator for professional lighting and operates in the key markets of theatre, broadcast & film, entertainment, and architectural. The company has grown over the years to add audio and architectural lighting to its portfolio, evolving into a one-stop-shop for system integration.

Controllux distributes a large range of brands and is delighted to have added Obsidian Control products to its offerings. “As we’ve transformed from a sales company to a full support system integrator with lighting, audio and architectural solutions, the demand for high-end networking and lighting control solutions has also grown,” stated Bas Entius, Front Office Manager at Controllux.

“We had the need for a product line of our own which could meet both our high demands and the quality demand from our customers and Obsidian controls was the right fit. Obsidian products are complementary to our existing range of products so when customers now ask for reliable control solutions, we are able to provide even wider support for all their needs.”

Obsidian, whose products are distributed exclusively by Elation Professional worldwide, has experienced sustained growth since its launch and is perhaps the fastest growing lighting control brand on the market. All Obsidian lighting controllers run ONYX, a powerful yet easy-to-learn lighting control platform designed for both hardware consoles and PC systems. Especially the scalable NX1 lighting console has created a buzz in the lighting control community since launching in 2022 as has the NETRON line of data distribution devices.

“We are quite familiar with ONYX, which we are very keen on, and the NETRON package was exactly what we were missing—reliable quality, good looks and easy in use,” Bas stated, recalling its similarity to other data distribution equipment they have used in the past but which didn’t fulfill their need for versatile network solutions. “We sort of fell in love with the brand and our complete organization embraced it, both sales and technical personnel.”

With more than forty experienced employees, Controllux possesses a lot of in-house knowledge in which to support customers. “We carry stock, hold demo units, and have an experienced technical team actively in the market carrying, introducing and supporting the entire portfolio of Obsidian products,” Bas emphasizes. “We are happy to be a part of the Obsidian story and look forward to a successful partnership.”

Photo (l to r): Michel Hubert (Sales Field, Controllux), Bert Schmeits (Key Account Manager Benelux, Elation), Romec Berendsen (Sales Field, Controllux), Bas Entius (Sales Inside, Controllux), Enrico Daamen (Management, Controllux)