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See us at ProLight and Sound Frankfurt 2016 02 february 2016

XLNT Advanced Technologies and CyberHoist Germany will be on booth G73 in Hall 3.0 at ProLight+Sound, Frankfurt, 5-8 april 2016.

Since the system's successful preview launch at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt 2015, XLNT's research and development team has continued to fine tune its pro-user-valued features.

Although the system still features its signature strength, smooth operation, intuitive plug and play interface and compact design, under its hood is a range of improved software and hardware features, each steered by XLNT's valued customer feedback. Today it offers a motion controller, world-wide multi-voltage power supply (200-440V (+/- 10%) / 50-60Hz), absolute positioning (0.1 mm), elevated duty cycle (60%) for fast lifting of heavy loads and network controlled E-stop and Dead Man's Handle without additional cabling.

The CyberHoist II™ CH528 (2015) enables a show designer to create precise, complex 2D and 3D movements at variable speed (up to 30 m/min. = 100 ft/min), with multiple actuators in single, group or subgroup formations.

 

 

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CyberHoist II automates huge Par Can rig for Kanye West 30 november 2015

Arizona, USA -  XLNT's CyberHoist II system has automated an incredible 415-strong Par Can rig on hip hop giant Kanye West's headlining set at Arizona's Summer Ends festival.

Over 28,000 revellers descended on Tempe Beach Park for the four-day event, with West bringing it to a close on the Sunday evening. The rapper performed on the East Stage under a spectacular, moving array of 360 Par 64 lamps and 55 ETC Source Four Par lamps. The motion of the rig was controlled by a 17-hoist CyberHoist II system.

Leading technical supplier Creative Backstage supplied full production for the stage, led by Project Manager John Garberson. The CyberHoist system was supported by CyberHoist North America.

"We worked closely alongside Kanye's creative team to make his old school stage lighting vision come to life," explains Garberson. "As they had used the CyberHoist II system on previous shows, including this year's Glastonbury festival in the UK, it was the ideal solution for the automation."

The SIL3 (Safety Integrity Level 3) compliant CyberHoist II motion control system was pre-programmed to cues to automate the 32ft by 42ft rig and create the set's main looks, which included rising the front of the grid to expose the entire array of lights then later rising the back to create a different perspective.

"It was my first time using the system, and I was very impressed with the pre-programming of cues and the variable speed of the motors," continues Garberson. "

The CyberHoist II enables a show designer to create precise, complex 2D and 3D movements at variable speed (up to 30 m/min. = 100 ft/min), with multiple actuators in single, group or subgroup formations.

"I really liked the fast connection from the hoist to the control panel, which was set up on a laptop. It made everything run very smoothly," says Garberson.

Summer Ends festival ran from the 24 - 27 September 2015.

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XLNT CyberHoist II unveils new system surprises at LDI 2015 19 october 2015

Las Vegas, USA - LDI 2015 will see the North American premiere of the latest upgrade to entertainment motion control systems expert XLNT Advanced Technologies' industry respected CyberHoist II™ system on Booth #142.

The new incarnation of the world's first intelligent, variable speed, robust chain hoist and control system, CyberHoist II CH528 (2015), has been specifically designed to overcome the creative, logistical and physical rigours of automation design for entertainment environments, large scale events and touring.

Since the system's successful preview launch at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt 2015, XLNT's research and development team has continued to fine tune its pro-user-valued features.

Although the system still features its signature strength, smooth operation, intuitive plug and play interface and compact design, under its hood is a range of improved software and hardware features, each steered by XLNT's valued customer feedback. Today it offers a motion controller, world-wide multi-voltage power supply (200-440V (+/- 10%) / 50-60Hz), absolute positioning (0.1 mm), elevated duty cycle (60%) for fast lifting of heavy loads and network controlled E-stop and Dead Man's Handle without additional cabling.

The CyberHoist II™ CH528 (2015) enables a show designer to create precise, complex 2D and 3D movements at variable speed (up to 30 m/min. = 100 ft/min), with multiple actuators in single, group or subgroup formations.

Since its launch, the SIL3 (Safety Integrity Level 3) compliant system has provided the smooth, silent scenic automation solution on such large-scale, heavy-duty projects as the colossal KCON LA convention this summer and Linkin Park's sell-out European tour earlier in the year.

Esteemed Belgium-based lighting, video and motion control house Gravity recently invested in the system and praised XLNT's attention to customer feedback: "We greatly appreciate that we can participate in the development of the product's software as XLNT takes our comments on board," says Gravity's Robin van Bael.

XLNT will be demonstrating the system in live presentations throughout LDI 2015 and invites show visitors to come along and test drive its extensive capability and ease of use.

LDI will take place between the 23 and 25 of October at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit XLNT Advanced Technologies on booth 142.

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XLNT CyberMotion provides 'flawless' automation on KCON 08 october 2015
Los Angeles, USA - CyberMotion North America (CMNA) has supported Brea, California-based customer Visions Lighting while using XLNT's fast and precise chain motion control system CyberHoist on the USA's annual Korean pop (K-pop) convention, KCON.
 
Over 40,000 fans flocked to the L.A. Live entertainment complex to see South Korea's biggest pop superstars perform in what the Los Angeles Times called "the year's most significant concert for one of the world's most fascinating musical and cultural scenes."
 
Project manager Todd Roberts of California-based Visions Lighting was responsible for the concert's technical production, specifying a 24-hoist system for the integral automation element with support from CyberMotion North America. CMNA provides support, including supportive rentals, to the CyberHoist Rental Network partners in the region.
 
"We chose CyberHoist for a number of reasons," explains Roberts. "In the past we had used a different system but the client was ultimately not happy with the speed. They had purchased some CyberHoist systems in Korea and were delighted with the products so it was the obvious choice. We needed super fast yet smooth operation and CyberHoist delivered this."
 
The CyberHoist system, operated by Joeri Swagemakers and Martin Hoop, automated three sections of a vast inverted pyramid which was suspended above a centralised concert stage. Various striking visuals were projected onto the pyramid's surface.
 
"KCON's visual designer made it very easy for us as programmers. We were provided with drawings of the desired looks in advance which meant, after setting the limits of the CyberHoist system, we were ready to go," explains Hoop. "One of our biggest challenges was the precise timing necessary for the video projection. When the sections started moving, the video had to shift to the preset position and obviously stop at the same time and position as the CyberHoist system. We are proud to say this worked perfectly every time!"
 
"Both Joeri and Martin were excellent," continues Roberts. "The CyberHoist gear went in well and performed flawlessly. We were in a tight time frame so it was fantastic that it all worked without issue."
 
PJ Visser of CyberMotion North America adds: "It was a pleasure to work with Visions Lighting to support them with the off-the-shelf, plug and play motion control system to fulfil their custom motion control needs. With CMNA's knowledge in this specialized field, we were able to come up with a solid plan that was easy to execute in a timely manner."
 
KCON USA is a celebration of Korean culture, from music to film to fashion. It took place between the 31 July and 2 August 2015.
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Gravity invests in XLNT Advanced Technologies CyberMotion system 07 october 2015

Belgium - Belgium-based lighting, video and motion control design house Gravity has boosted its technical offering with an investment in XLNT CyberMotion's CyberHoist II system, the next generation of intelligent, variable speed chain hoist.
 
Designed for heavy-duty, worldwide touring and large-scale events, the SIL3 (Safety Integrity Level 3) compliant CyberHoist II system greatly appealed to safety conscious Gravity, who design for corporate functions, theatre and live concerts.
 
"One of the things we liked most about the CyberMotion system was that it is SIL3 compliant - it makes it a perfect product as safety is our number one priority," says Gravity's Robin van Bael. "We were also very impressed by its ease of installation particularly as we have found there are increasingly tighter load in times because of budget and venue restraints. With the fast set up, we've reduced production costs and seen an impressive return on our investment."
 
The CyberHoist II system is highly intuitive, offering options such as dual channel load cell and bi-channel high-speed communication including actual load and status information from hoists and programmed objects to the operator. These specially designed motion control chain hoists operate with a powerful 3000W engine yet move very smoothly and silently, making the system ideal for the wide scope of Gravity's projects.
 
In addition, CyberMotion's dedicated MotionCue3D control console and software allows fast and easy programming of objects, leaving the team more creative time to serve its clients.

"We are looking forward to using the CyberHoist II system to add an extra dimension to our design concepts," continues van Bael. "We are also eager to tour the system and are delighted it can be used anywhere thanks to its universal power supply.
 
"The service from XLNT has also been very good, and we greatly appreciate that we can participate in the development of the product's software as they take our feedback on board."
 
XLNT Advanced Technologies is based in the Netherlands, with a dedicated CyberHoist North America office to provide services to Canada and the USA. Germany is taken care of by the CyberHoist Germany office.

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XLNT launches brand new CyberHoist II system at ProLight+Sound 14 april 2015
Germany - XLNT Advanced Technologies is launching the brand new CyberHoist II™ system at ProLight+Sound, Frankfurt in Hall 9.0, booth E88.

 

CyberHoist II is the 2nd generation of world's first intelligent, variable speed chain hoist specifically designed for heavy-duty, worldwide touring and large-scale events. The system has already proven to be an instant hit with safety conscious professionals across the world.

 

Designed and manufactured by entertainment motion control systems expert XLNT, CyberHoist II has - right after its release - been ordered by customers in Europe (Germany, Belgium, Finland, Georgia and The Netherlands) and Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Israel and Kazakhstan), with first performances on projects varying from Linkin Park's critically acclaimed dynamic set for the band's European tour to the recent KinKi Kids arena shows in Japan, to name but a few.

 

Designed with safety as a priority, CyberHoist II embraces SIL 3 (Safety Integrity Level 3) compliant technology, controlled by CyberMotion's MotionCue3D™ Performance Console and is compliant with applicable international safety standards and codes of practice (EN61508 - Sil3, DIN56950, BS, FEM). It includes all top-notch options, such as dual channel load cell and bi-channel high-speed communication including actual load and status information from hoists and programmed objects to the operator.

 

"We believe this is the first premium quality performing SIL 3 compliant chain hoist to be manufactured in the world, and is even competitively priced," says Marc van der Wel, XLNT's Director of Sales and Marketing.

"We specifically developed it to meet the unique needs of the entertainment industry, where quiet, smooth, fast and safe functionality is a top priority. In addition, a CyberHoist II system is very fast and intuitive to program. It has a particularly short set-up and tear-down time making it both time and cost efficient on a busy and demanding touring production." 

 

The CyberHoist II compact, all-in-one design fully incorporates the drive and motion controller and facilitates absolute positioning (with 0.1 mm accuracy), which enables everything from basic repetitive positioning through to complex 2D and 3D movements.

 

"Busy touring professionals will be delighted to know that CyberHoist II is also multi-voltage for global use (200-440V - 50/60 Hz)," continues Marc. "It features an elevated duty cycle (60%!!), which expedites easy fast lifting of medium to heavy loads and the system includes a network controlled E-stop and Dead Man's Handle."  

 

Absolute positioning and unique object-oriented programming, using multiple actuators and objects, can be achieved with the MotionCue3D™ operating consoles. Furthermore, the dedicated C-Power™ power distribution and e-stop units add to the system.

 

"We're really looking forward to demonstrating the CyberHoist II to the touring and installation professionals visiting Frankfurt for ProLight+Sound 2015," says Marc. "We think they will be impressed with its impeccable safety credentials and super quiet precision operation that our team will show them, which will allow them to get on with creating no compromise, dynamic designs."

 

XLNT Advanced Technologies and CyberHoist Germany will be on booth E88 in Hall 9.0 at ProLight+Sound, Frankfurt, from 15 to 18 April 2015.
XLNT Advanced Technologies is launching the brand new CyberHoist II™ system at ProLight+Sound, Frankfurt in Hall 9.0, booth E88.

 

CyberHoist II is the 2nd generation of world's first intelligent, variable speed chain hoist specifically designed for heavy-duty, worldwide touring and large-scale events. The system has already proven to be an instant hit with safety conscious professionals across the world.

 

Designed and manufactured by entertainment motion control systems expert XLNT, CyberHoist II has - right after its release - been ordered by customers in Europe (Germany, Belgium, Finland, Georgia and The Netherlands) and Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Israel and Kazakhstan), with first performances on projects varying from Linkin Park's critically acclaimed dynamic set for the band's European tour to the recent KinKi Kids arena shows in Japan, to name but a few.

 

Designed with safety as a priority, CyberHoist II embraces SIL 3 (Safety Integrity Level 3) compliant technology, controlled by CyberMotion's MotionCue3D™ Performance Console and is compliant with applicable international safety standards and codes of practice (EN61508 - Sil3, DIN56950, BS, FEM). It includes all top-notch options, such as dual channel load cell and bi-channel high-speed communication including actual load and status information from hoists and programmed objects to the operator.

 

"We believe this is the first premium quality performing SIL 3 compliant chain hoist to be manufactured in the world, and is even competitively priced," says Marc van der Wel, XLNT's Director of Sales and Marketing.

"We specifically developed it to meet the unique needs of the entertainment industry, where quiet, smooth, fast and safe functionality is a top priority. In addition, a CyberHoist II system is very fast and intuitive to program. It has a particularly short set-up and tear-down time making it both time and cost efficient on a busy and demanding touring production." 

 

The CyberHoist II compact, all-in-one design fully incorporates the drive and motion controller and facilitates absolute positioning (with 0.1 mm accuracy), which enables everything from basic repetitive positioning through to complex 2D and 3D movements.

 

"Busy touring professionals will be delighted to know that CyberHoist II is also multi-voltage for global use (200-440V - 50/60 Hz)," continues Marc. "It features an elevated duty cycle (60%!!), which expedites easy fast lifting of medium to heavy loads and the system includes a network controlled E-stop and Dead Man's Handle."  

 

Absolute positioning and unique object-oriented programming, using multiple actuators and objects, can be achieved with the MotionCue3D™ operating consoles. Furthermore, the dedicated C-Power™ power distribution and e-stop units add to the system.

 

"We're really looking forward to demonstrating the CyberHoist II to the touring and installation professionals visiting Frankfurt for ProLight+Sound 2015," says Marc. "We think they will be impressed with its impeccable safety credentials and super quiet precision operation that our team will show them, which will allow them to get on with creating no compromise, dynamic designs."

 

XLNT Advanced Technologies and CyberHoist Germany will be on booth E88 in Hall 9.0 at ProLight+Sound, Frankfurt, from 15 to 18 April 2015.
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