Follow-me names Axente distributor for France
Thursday, 15 July 2021
follow-meThe Follow-Me team - Yannick Danguy, Vincent Palese, Frédéric Fochesato, Alain-René Lantelme, Dennis Bruynseels (Follow-Me support manager) and Jérôme Bréhard
France - Follow-Me B.V. has announced the appointment of Axente S.A.S. as its sole distributor for France with immediate effect.
Since 1996, Axente has been providing installation and support for entertainment lighting and audio, providing solutions and support across the professional rental and installation markets.
“Axente is a well-established name in France, having built a strong reputation as a solution provider for the entertainment technology industry, both for rental production as well as for installation and integration,” says Gary Yates, with Erik Berends, founder of Netherlands’ based Follow-Me. “We see Axente as the perfect partner for supporting Follow-Me products towards our growing client base in France. It is a great step to expand our network with this partnership, becoming our 12th partner worldwide”.
Since its inception in 2013, Follow-Me has developed a cost effective, flexible and easy to implement followspot and tracking solution. The fixture-independent product allows you to track performers on-stage both manually and automatically, making it the only hybrid tracking system on the market. In addition to announcing Axente as its dealer for France, Follow-Me has also recently added ACE Lighting as its distributor for China, expanding on their worldwide distributor network.
Follow-Me has recently introduced a new licensing structure to provide its customers an even more flexible and cost-effective offering, with two choices of manual packages with an upgrade to automatic tracking. The company is also working hard to add additional software features whilst expanding its product portfolio. “What is also interesting,” says Jérôme Bréhard, CEO of Axente, "Is that the system is able to receive PSN-data (PosiStageNet) to control automated fixtures in moving objects, also dynamic video mapping and 3D audio.
“Follow-Me is undoubtedly one of the products of the future. We are delighted to announce our distribution contract as they bring not only a great product but also extensive experience and specialist technical skills to the table.”
Follow-Me will soon be introducing the sACN network protocol to Follow-Me 3D as well as PTZ camera integration for close-up performer following. Axente now has Follow-Me demo systems available at their headquarters in Paris where Axente’s lighting specialists can advise, demo and supply Follow-Me systems.

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