High End Systems announced April 15 the preliminary details of a merger with Flying Pig Systems Ltd. Flying Pig is known throughout the professional lighting industry as the manufacturer of the Wholehog control console series.

As part of the merger, High End Systems will become the exclusive worldwide distributor of the Wholehog range. Customer service support for Flying Pig products will also be accommodated through High End.

According to Flying Pig's Nils Thorjussen, "Everyone at High End and Flying Pig is very excited about this merger and the opportunities it creates. This alliance makes strong strategic sense and will accelerate development of cutting-edge products that set the standard for lighting and control."

Thorjussen says while the merger will have a significant impact on future product development, not much is likely to change for Wholehog II users and customers in the short term. Consoles will still be available from the same dealers; technical support functions will be handled directly by Flying Pig. "Everyone will continue to enjoy the same positive experience they've come to expect from Wholehog II and the team behind it," he says.