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Obama, Martin MAC Viper™ U.S. Election Night Winners!

Thousands of supporters gathered at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago on Tuesday evening, November 6th, to celebrate Barack Obama’s election night victory.

Broadcast worldwide, lighting designer Bob Peterson used Martin Professional’s new MAC Viper Profile™ for top and backlight onto the main podium walkways that President Obama, the First Lady and their daughters, as well as Vice President Joe Biden and his family, used at the victory celebration.

“I was impressed by the Viper’s intense and stable output, color temperature correction, and gobo selection,” Peterson said of the 1000 W moving heads, which were supplied for the event by Chicago-based rental company Upstaging.

Martin Professional

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. For more information please visit

For more information contact your local Martin distributor or PR Coordinator Larry Beck at Martin Professional at:

Telephone: +45 40 80 57 03

Fax: +45 87 40 00 10



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