Unlimited Vision & Sound for Astera

Unlimited Vision & Sound is a full production event rental company based in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, capital of the North Brabant area.

Owner and CEO Pascal van Engelen, started the business in the 1990s while studying electronics at the local university, initially supplying his own DJ shows and party sets. After he graduated in 2000, he was enjoying the industry so much, that he decided to make it a more serious enterprise, adding several corporate clients and events to the portfolio, with the idea of providing the full technical package.

Clients liked his energy and attitude, so Unlimited Vision & Sound grew steadily and sensibly during this time. The company earned a great reputation for being creative, delivering excellent value and investing in quality technology, and the full-time team is currently 15 people, all retained through the COVID-19 pandemic.

van Engelen has kept the rental stock relevant and contemporary, and right from the start wanted to work with leading brands, so Astera was going to cross their path sooner or later. AX3s were purchased in 2021, van Engelen believes that they are “great little fixtures” with so many ingenious mounting options. In 2022, the firm purchased AX9 PowerPARs, which he reckons is a “perfect product in every way” again offering so much flexibility.

Using their time and space effectively during the two pandemic years, a high-quality streaming studio was added to the warehouse, as the demand for this service continued growing even once in-person events returned, with the part-live-part-streamed becoming a dynamic and good option for many businesses and brands.

“Streamed events need very specific lighting to ensure that the space works well and has the best impact on camera, adding depth and presenting a rich, textured 3D style and great flesh tones,” noted Operations Manager, John van Gaal. “AX9s are excellent for our high-end streaming events and also cross over nicely to all the live events we are doing.” They both agree that the battery life on Astera products is “amazing” and the software is powerful and logical to use. In fact, van Gaal says a case of AX9s goes on the truck for every job leaving the warehouse, ‘just in case’.

“As a rental company, we want to be as adaptable and offer our clients the best possible service and results,” added van Engelen. All Astera luminaires were supplied by Astera’s Benelux distributor, Controllux.