Coherent Inc. has launched the Obis family of integrated lasers featuring true plug-and-play simplicity for continuous-wave applications. Based on direct diode and optically pumped semiconductor laser technologies and using state-of-the-art miniaturized components, they have the control functions integrated inside the compact laser head, in contrast to the traditional architecture of head, dedicated cable and controller. With power up to 100 mW, models are available at seven wavelengths from the UV through the near-IR: 375, 405, 445, 488, 640, 660 and 785 nm, all with a circular TEM00 output beam. The lasers offer functionality developed in response to customer requests for greater ease of integration and operation. They have applications in the life sciences, metrology and inspection.