Boston-based Color Kinetics Inc. and Robe Show Lighting of the Czech Republic announced this week a global licensing agreement whereby Robe will have access to Color Kinetics’ complete patent portfolio, enabling the development and sale of its LED Series and Anolis product lines.

“The entertainment lighting market was among the first to embrace intelligent LED lighting technology, and with ever-increasing LED performance, we believe that demand will grow in stride with a host of new, exciting applications. Robe is the latest in a growing number of major entertainment lighting companies to recognize this opportunity and the value of licensing our well-established international patent portfolio. We’re very pleased to enable their efforts,” says Bill Sims, President and CEO, Color Kinetics.

Robe is a 15-year manufacturer of moving light systems that are widely used in theatrical, touring, television, and other entertainment applications. Its LED-based product lines apply Color Kinetics’ proprietary control methods to generate millions of colors and color-changing effects. The global license will apply to sales of Robe products in all markets covered by Color Kinetics’ patent portfolio.

“The early commercial success of our LED Series and Anolis products suggests that LEDs are perfectly suited for a wide range of uses in entertainment and themed environments,” comments Josef Valchar, General Manager and CEO, Robe Show Lighting. “We recognize that LED lighting will be an important focus for Robe moving forward, and our commitment is underscored by our decision to align with Color Kinetics.”