Germany - Entertainment motion control systems expert XLNT Advanced Technologies is exhibiting its CyberHoist II™ system at ProLight + Sound Frankfurt in Hall 3.0, Booth G73.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.