Where we come from

Our history starts in 1994 with Ludotec, a digital material shop in the French Alps, founded by Lionel Chataignier. He quickly understood how important customer service is, and he developed his business around this axis. He customized computers according to his clients’ needs, and offered computer science lessons for those who needed help to use their devices. Based on this strength, the local shop quickly grew into several stores. Then the stores were sold and a wholesaler company called E-Concept was created.  Since 1999, E-Concept has been trading games, gaming accessories and computer accessories.

In 2012, a holding was created, in order to host E-Concept for the trading part, as well as a company dedicated to innovation. Thanks to this new company, we were able to create highly innovative products, such as the Lexip gaming mouse, the interactive Cube, or a digital pinball cabinet.

Throughout the years, Pixminds has developed several brands of its own.

  • R-Cade is the fusion of retro-gaming spirit and new generation technologies in gaming. Our French-made Arcade cabinets enhance the History of gaming.
  • Steelplay creates smart gaming accessories for console and PC gamers.
  • Lexip is about to become one of the most innovative brands on the PC peripherals market.

About Pixminds

Pixminds is a French company based in Chambery, with a focus on man-machine interfaces applied to multimedia environments. Over the last couple of years, Pixminds was awarded 36 major prizes – including 22 CES Innovation Awards – for its products and is one of the leading French companies in the High Tech sector.

5 brands 13 patents 36 awards

Ark

Giant interactive
screens

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Lexip

Premium range of pro and
gaming accessories

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Steelplay

Consumer grade gaming
accessories brand

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Greenplay

Eco-friendly range of
computer accessories

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R-cade

Retro Arcade & Digital pinball machines

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Beyond innovation, Pixminds is also present with Pixminds Distribution and Pixminds Manufacturing respectively distributing and manufacturing accessories and derivative multimedia products which are present in 40+ countries.

Meet Pixminds' founder

The Ark Classroom of the Future at Inseec U.  is a great example of our Ark technology at work. It is also the result of a common thought process with Inseec U., Liris and the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region to bring relevant innovation in the field of education and training. We do hope it will equip students with critical assets to navigate tomorrow’s professional environments. It paves the way to more innovative projects in sectors such as education, entertainment, retail and enterprise.

Lionel Chataignier, CEO & Director of Innovation

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