CyberHoist II launches at LDI 2012 05 october 2012

XLNT CyberHoist II™, the new generation of world's first intelligent, variable speed chain hoist, and XLNT C-Trolley™, the latest additions to the XLNT CyberMotion™ range, will receive their North American premier at LDI 2012.

Join us for a live presentation at Booth 614.

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XLNT to launch CyberHoist II at Plasa 2012 05 september 2012

The latest addition to the XLNT CyberMotion™ range, the CyberHoist II™, will premier at PLASA 2012 on the booth C34 of UK sales partner Lift Turn Move Ltd (LTM).

CyberHoist II, the new generation of world's first intelligent, variable speed chain hoist, is part of the CyberMotion™ family. XLNT's CyberMotion™, including CyberHoist II™, is a complete range of plug & play motion control products- C-Hoist, C-Winch, C-Track & C-Trolley and is designed specifically for the entertainment industry.

It embraces SIL3 (Safety Integrity Level 3) technology in a unique series of inter compatible motion products for breath-taking shows and cost efficient global touring, controlled by CyberMotion’s MotionCue3D Performance Console and software. It is compliant with all applicable international safety standards and codes of practice (EN61508, DIN56950, BS, FEM, UL).

The intelligent hoist for global touring and large-scale events, CyberHoist II™ is a variable speed (0-28 mtr/min.) chain hoist for heavy-duty, world-wide touring.

XLNT CyberHoist II™ allows a show designer to create precise, complex 2D and 3D movements with multiple actuators in single, group or subgroup formations. Extra creative power and convenience are enabled by combining products within the XLNT CyberMotion™ family.

Features include a compact all-in-one design including motion processor; world-wide multi-voltage power supply (175-440V / 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.

Easy maintenance and extremely short set-up and tear-down times make CyberHoist II™ both time and cost efficient.

XLNT and LTM will present a live presentation with all all CyberMotion™ mechanics at Plasa 2012.

Also on show at booth C34 will be the rock solid XLNT DS8 solid state motor controllers for all type of standard chain hoists.

You are welcome to see the LTM/XLNT team!

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Star Events gives CyberMotion™ its UK début for BT London Live Hyde Park shows 05 september 2012

Star Events Group, the first UK purchaser of the new CyberMotion™ C-Trolley & C-Track system from XLNT’s UK sales partner Lift Turn Move, Ltd (LTM), has successfully débuted the system on three weeks of BT London Live shows in Hyde Park during the Olympic Games 2012.

The systems were bought by Star Events Group, leading UK supplier of stages, support structures, rigging and design services.

51 meters of CyberMotion™ C-Track, along with four active and two passive C-Trolleys, were used to safely lift and split a giant 16 x 9 meter video screen of 5200 kg, 144m², at Hyde Park from between 28th July and 11th August 2012.

The versatile C-Track and C-Trolley wide beam track systems are part of XLNT’s new CyberMotion™ integrated motion control system, with automated variable speed chain hoist, winch and trolley/track systems. The CyberMotion™ systems meet the international safety standard SIL3 and can achieve speeds up to 240 mtr/min. with loads of 1 tons per trolley. It can also be used on the ground, for example as camera track.

The screen in Hyde Park showed Olympic sporting events and splitted into two halves to reveal the stage for live performances included artists such as Will Young, McFly, Amy Macdonald, Rebecca Ferguson, The Feeling, Alexandra Burke, Kenny Thomas, Blur and many more.

Star Events Group had been asked by Locog 2012 (London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), in cooperation with concert organizers Live Nation, to supply their services for the BT London Live Hyde Park events.

Neil McDonald who was the production manager for BT London Live shows in Hyde Park stated: “The smooth and stealth like opening and closing of the giant screen never failed to raise a reaction of surprise and delight from the audience and crew alike.”

Dan Holme, director of entertainment at Lift Turn Move Ltd, said: "We were given the brief of creating a pretty adventurous giant split screen system, using XL Video's latest lightweight LED panels, to very precisely track a pair of 8x8m screens along a 51m run across the stage width, so that they merged into a single 16x8m videowall for the shows and created a reveal for bands coming onto stage. "We used two powered and one slave trolley per video wall, each running along the specialised, ultra compact C-Track system. With each trolley having a load capacity of 1000kg, and a maximum running speed of 60m per minute or 1m per second, with precision alignment, we were able to achieve the designers' vision for this spectacular effect." He adds: "As they are also rated to handle 500kg with a running speed of up to 240m/min, they open up opportunities to use them as a unique type of camera track, whether hung from a stage roof or used on the floor."

Star Events Group head of rigging, Rick Waterworth, commented: "CyberMotion is incredibly special - it's designed specifically for use in the entertainment industry with the trolley wheels 100 per cent captive inside an extruded track, which is another unique safety feature. It achieves SIL3 status, and in combination with the dedicated C-Controller control desk, it's like nothing else on the market; it's 100 per cent specifically designed for our industry."

 

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XLNT Opens Cyberhoist North America Office 11 april 2012

XLNT Advanced Technologies has announced the opening of a new, dedicated CyberHoist sales, training and customer support office for North America. A West Coast branch will be announced shortly.

The CyberHoist office, based in Manheim, PA, will be handled by PJ Visser, while a further expansion of the team will be announced shortly. The office will handle sales activities, product support and training to rental and install clients, and will also provide equipment support services for CyberHoist rental network members based in Canada and the USA.

XLNT commercial director Marc van der Wel said: "The new North America CyberHoist office will allow our clients in the USA to receive the same high level of technical support as they get from our headquarters in the Netherlands, and all member countries of the worldwide CyberHoist network, and will also be our focus for driving the brand forward in the USA sales market. It also allows us to prepare in advance for our developing product line.” CyberHoist North America will at LDI 2010 on XLNT Advanced Technologies booth #600."

The award-winning CyberHoist series of high precision, ultra low noise, intelligent chain hoists and dedicated control systems sets the world standard at the high end of the motion control market. The system continues to be specified by international top designers for productions like Madonna, Britney Spears, Rammstein, Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, Tokio Hotel, Sensation, Pur, Rihanna, James Taylor and Carole King, Volkswagen, Smart and DJ Tiësto

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XLNT Grows in South America with Colombia 11 april 2012

XLNT Advanced Technologies announces its expansion in South America with the confirmation that Andres Chamorro Iluminacion of Bogota, Colombia, is to take a significant delivery of a complete rental-ready CyberHoist system package including 10 CyberHoist CH 1000 1 ton, 4 ultrafast CyberHoist CH 250 ¼ ton (37 mtr/ min!) and 2 InMotion3D CyberHoist control systems for rental clients in the entertainment and broadcast industries.

Marcel Albers, Director of Communications and Marketing at XLNT parent company, the Ampco Flashlight Group, says the move is a key milestone in strengthening the brand’s presence in South America.

"XLNT Advanced Technologies, in its current and forthcoming products ranges" said Albers,"has a great deal to offer the South America entertainment and installation technology markets, from 'high end' touring and special events and installations, right through to regional and local theatres, multi-purpose venues and smaller-scale tours."

Andres Chamorro, Director of Andres Chamorro Iluminacion commented: "We are very excited to introduce these superlative products to our customers. XNLT's CyberHoist products are designed to have an excellent and distinguished performance over anything else on the market."

"We work with our lighting and rigging specialists to put together shows of all shapes and sizes, and we're excited that we can now offer motion control products that are both technological and value-for-money world-beaters."

Albers concludes: "Having the strength of Andres Chamorro in our CyberHoist rental network for Colombia is another great step forward for XLNT and we're very upbeat about the prospects."

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Reed Rigging strengthens XLNT CyberHoist’s North America network 11 april 2012

XLNT Advanced Technologies today announces  a significant addition to its North America XLNT CyberHoist rental network. Chicago based Reed Rigging, the largest show rigging company in the Midwest, has taken delivery of its first rental-ready XLNT CyberHoist motion control system, including two InMotion3D control systems and eight XLNT CyberHoist CH500 half-ton intelligent chain hoist motors.

Michael Reed, President and founder of Reed Rigging, said: “I recognized the potential of XLNT CyberHoist as a unique product on its US tour debut, on Phil Collins’ Last Final Farewell World Tour. As motion control has become an increasingly important tool in creating major productions, I and our Head of Automation, Neil C. Montour, have compared XLNT CyberHoist with other motion control brands and concluded that nothing matches its combination of accuracy, intuitive operation, reliability and quietness. We also appreciate that the XLNT CyberHoist product family is continuing to grow and will be applicable in even more market sectors in future. XLNT’s commitment is unquestionable and we want to grow our motion control business with them.”

Reed Rigging Inc. is uniquely qualified to design, engineer, and install lifting and support equipment overhead. The company’s Equipment Rentals division maintains the largest inventory of stage rigging equipment in the Midwest, backed by the expertise of an ETCP certified production staff. Its Production division provides engineered designs, equipment and staff for every rigging job. Each production staff member is ETCP Certified and has years of industry experience. Reed Rigging also has the engineering and installation expertise to safely install permanent rigging systems in theaters, schools, museums, and houses of worship.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer this outstanding technology to our clients,” said Reed Rigging CEO Steve Johns. “We have spent the past two years evaluating motion control systems on tour, which gave us a real insight into the real-world requirements of the motion control rental market. But when XLNT demonstrated an XLNT CyberHoist system in our warehouse we were so impressed by its positional accuracy, robustness, quiet operation and simple, flexible programming, that we made an immediate decision to invest in it.”

He added: “With the backup of XLNT Advanced Technologies’ North America offices and the company’s global reach and presence in every continent, we are able to offer this service to tours and events of every size.”

The agreement follows the opening of the first XLNT CyberHoist East Coast office in October 2010, providing sales, training and customer support office for North America based in Manheim, PA. A West Coast support point in Los Angeles will be confirmed shortly.

Marc van der Wel, Commercial Director at XLNT Advanced Technologies in the Netherlands, said: “We are delighted to sign an agreement with a company as well respected as Reed Rigging. Their endorsement and presence in the market will add to our other rental partners in making XLNT CyberHoist the leading motion control brand in North America.”

 

Photo caption:

Reed Rigging’s Russ Dusek (standing, left) and Neil Montour at the controls of the XLNT CyberHoist and InMotion 3D motion control system.

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XLNT Advanced Technologies develops specialist solutions for a variety of entertainment technology applications across a broad spectrum of audio, lighting and rigging applications. XLNT CyberHoist clients include Madonna, Superbowl 2011, Paul McCartney, 2011 Asian Winter Olympics, Eros Ramazzotti, Tokio Hotel, We Will Rock You, Skoda and Mercedes-Benz in Germany, Mamma Mia, Rihanna, Holiday On Ice Energia, Yannick Noah, DJ Tiësto, Josh Groban and Rammstein.

 

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