Astera LED Technology develops AsteraBox wireless control device for event lighting

Astera LED Technology has uncovered its new wireless control solution for event lights, the AsteraBox™ (ART6). This Bluetooth receiving, RF-transmitting device overcomes the inconsistency and quality issues of Astera’s previous controller, the AsteraTouch™, by offering more flexibility and variety to the user. The advantage of the AsteraBox™ over previous controllers is that it works with the AsteraApp™; a free Android-based application designed for use with users’ Android tablets or phones to control Astera lights.

The AsteraApp™ can be downloaded from the Astera website for free, and then installed on any Bluetooth-enabled Android device (optimized for 1024x600 and 1280x800 resolutions). Users should then link their Android tablet or phone to the AsteraBox™ to initiate control. Acting as the middleman, the AsteraBox™ receives commands from the user’s tablet via Bluetooth, and these commands are processed inside the AsteraBox™ then transmitted as Radio Frequency (RF) signals to all Astera lights within a 300m range.

The AsteraBox™ can be clipped to users’ belts or placed at a point of height to maximise the signal strength when transmitting. The Bluetooth distance ranges from device to device, but it is generally understood to be 5m. The added range allows lights to be spread out further than before when being controlled with the AsteraApp™ or ARC2 controllers.

Simon Canins, R&D Director at Astera LED Technology, commented; “The AsteraBox™ is a more reliable solution than previous controllers. We feel it is not simply the best alternative, but also the most flexible approach to control our lights while maintaining the ability to use modern hardware such as tablets and smart phones”. Also on offer from Astera is a package where the AsteraBox™ is sold with an AsteraApp™-enabled Nexus 7 tablet. This package is the same price as the AsteraTouch™, offering Astera users even more value for money.

Furthermore, the AsteraBox™ is already enabled with the technology to support forthcoming Astera improvements such as their 2.4GHz band and DMX capabilities.

Astera LED Technology manufactures wireless LED event lighting and is based in Germany. With a complete product range from small and versatile fixtures to larger and more powerful spotlights, revolutionary controllers, various decorative polyethylene objects, and many other accompanying accessories, Astera offers a tailored variety of wireless lighting solutions for event and lighting designers, DJs, wedding organizers, and corporate event management companies.

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Astera LED Technology GmbH
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