Anolis and ArKaos have announced a highly innovative collaboration which will see the two brands working together on several future product developments.
Anolis’s LED lighting, pixel-based fixtures and other hardware will have ArKaos’s newly launched cloud-based communications protocol An-Ki embedded, meaning that the growing trend for video-mapped content being run through LED ‘media’ installations can be maintained remotely from anywhere in the world.
ArKaos’ MD Agnes Wojewoda commented: “This will add huge value to installation designers working in all fields, it offers the possibility of fully flexible and stable control which will be added to future Anolis products, although the protocol will work with any LED fixture”.
Anolis MD Tim Van den Eede, stated: “We are hugely excited to be the first brand to team up with ArKaos on this unique project alliance, as two extremely strong and forward-looking European brands, working together, we can provide cool and comprehensive lighting and media fixture ranges and control solutions at affordable prices”.
The move will involve a fluid bi-directional commercial relationship whereby ArKaos products like An-Ki and MediaMaster will be distributed by Anolis; while Anolis fixtures including ArcPix, ArcDots, DVPs and others will be sharing sales resources with ArKaos.
Customers who invest via one brand will get the ingenuity, quality, experience and support of both established partners. Tim confirmed: “Having media server and remote control technology like this as integral will set Anolis apart.”
Anolis underwent a major re-branding exercise at the start of 2018 when Tim was appointed as MD. Tim said: “We and the team at ArKaos all share the same lively and proactive management style and can-do attitude, so we’re anticipating a long and proactive working relationship for the benefit of our respective client bases”.
Agnes concluded: “We are all looking forward to this combination of cutting-edge technologies. We will be able to offer faster, more flexible and even more versatile products and outstanding after-sales and client support”.