[[File:|thumb|e:cue lighting control]] In 2001, e:cue lighting control was established in Paderborn, Germany, by Philipp van Beeck and Dirk Beiner. The entrepreneurs for PC based lighting control started their business and R&D for lighting control in the entertainment and architainment industry.
In 2002 and 2003, the company launched the e:series devices and e:net backbone and established relations to its sales partners in Austria and Japan. e:cue lighting control participated in international shows like PLASA  and World Lighting Fair. Between 2004 and 2005, the number of its international sales partners expanded and within four years its sales network covered 19 countries. The international company developed its first LED driver model and launched butler/SMART series (control engines). During 2006, Traxon became an additional shareholder.
In 2006, the first office in New York, United States of America, was opened. Additionally, the Research and Development center of Traxon Technologies Ltd. was established in Paderborn, Germany. Traxon Technologies Ltd. and e:cue lighting control formed one global set-up with two brands offering customers full turnkey LED systems and solutions including a dedicated control product portfolio. In 2008, e:cue lighting control launched ten new architectural control products. On March 2009, together with Traxon Technologies Ltd., e:cue entered into a joint venture partnership with OSRAM, part of the Siemens Group.
e:cue lighting control is headquartered in Paderborn (Germany) but it has major offices in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East. Distribution and support is also managed through its partner network around the world.
e:cue lighting control focuses on dynamic lighting control and automation which can be applied in lighting projects for the following applications: Architainment & Architectural, Themed Entertainment & Museums, Hospitality, Retail, Residential as well as Healthcare.
Products are grouped in the following product categories:
Software: Lighting design software.
Engines: DMX controllers, which store and run lighting shows.
User terminals: User interface devices for end- user control of lighting.
Interfaces: Various interfaces for protocol conversion.
Light-drives: Standalone DMX controllers and user interfaces in a single unit without software.