German wireless LED lighting specialist Astera has appointed NMK Electronics to distribute its products in the GCC region.
NMK Electronics was chosen for its vast experience and exposure in the GCC events market.
The company was founded in 1987 to focus on the professional audio, video and lighting industry. From modest beginnings in Sharjah, UEA, it has grown into a leading distributor of professional AV products and musical instruments throughout the Middle East and is now headquartered in Dubai. With a portfolio of premium brands, a dynamic, knowledgeable team and a strong financial foundation, NMK is a market leader in the world of entertainment technology.
True to its roots in the mid-2000s, Astera manufactures innovative, cool, high-quality battery-powered lights and wireless controlled LED fixtures together with a range of extremely practical and useful accessories.
Over the years, the brand has kept enhancing technology and adding unique features to its range of lights – a trend that caught the eye of the team at NMK, who serve a wide range of clients in live events and other markets who will use products like Astera Titan Tubes for a diversity of applications, from straightforward up-lighting to funky pixel mapping.
NMK also sees the potential for Astera in some install projects, based on the high volume and quality of the light output and the fact they can also be mains powered. Facade lighting is an obvious one, and throughout the region, there is a big push on being carbon conscious, so LED is clearly the direction of the future.
Astera’s range of entertainment and architainment LED lighting has been used to illuminate numerous high profile and world-class events. The dynamic range of eco-friendly portable lights can be used on stages, at live events and product launches, for TV productions, video and movie shoots as well as for illuminating buildings and public spaces, thanks to award-winning products like the Titan Tube, the Helios Tube, the AX3 and AX5.
Adding to this, the AsteraApp is a key feature of the brand, offering quick, intuitive, advanced and straightforward control over multiple fixtures.
“Having simple and powerful control of complex lighting programs and effects coupled with the portability of Astera means that lighting designers can focus on being creative without worrying about potential limitations like cables and rigging,” stated Darren Caithness, Lighting Business Manager – NMK Electronics.
This agreement with Astera will further complement NMK’s growing lighting division.
Alex Kemanes, NMK’s chief operating officer noted: “We are delighted to become Astera’s distribution partner due to their focus on invention and commitment to quality which make them a perfect fit for the GCC stage and events market. Astera has a well-established reputation in the market and we plan to further develop this”.
Astera’s Sales & Marketing Director, Sebastian Bückle, commented: “I am delighted to be working with NMK and confident that we have a highly motivated, innovative, progressive-thinking and well-connected partner who will really be pushing and making it happen for us in the region.”
Following an expo in Dubai earlier this year, Sebastian was impressed with the enthusiasm, drive and knowledge of the players, people and companies. “There is a lot of activity in the GCC and it is a vibrant market with huge potential for Astera, so we look forward to a busy, positive and productive long-term working relationship with NMK.”