ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Demonstrating its unique ability to offer the ProAV industry’s most complete line of state-of-the-art market specific unmanned aerial vehicles, Stampede (www.stampedeglobal.com) today announced the market introduction of xFold (www.xfoldrig.com) — the strongest and most advanced multi-rotor sUAV drone platforms ever developed for top level aerial work in film and television production. xFold will be showcased at INFOCOMM 2015 in Booth #1759 on the main show floor and Booth #7042 in the Drone Pavilion sponsored by Stampede and Unmanned Vehicle University.
According to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, three specific xFold drones are being unveiled at INFOCOMM 2015. “The xFoldline of multi-rotor sUAVs offers professionals involved in top level aerial work with a complete range of options across a broad price range,” Kelly emphasized today. “The xFold platform has been proven to be extremely reliable and effective in major motion pictures, television shows, and commercials, and now they are available to customers all across the country through our dealer network. It is completely appropriate to make this introduction at INFOCOMM 2015 — the industry’s largest gathering ProAV professionals and systems integrators."
According to TJ Diaz, President & CEO of xFold, “This introduction of the xFold line through Stampede joins together the world’s best multi-rotor sUAV platforms with the world’s best channel sales team in North America. I believe that this partnership will help to bring the benefits of our technology to more commercial markets, faster.”
While xFold offers a complete line of multi-rotor sUAV platforms to choose from, Kelly said that Stampede would be focusing its efforts on marketing the company’s new line of full-featured ultra-professional RTF/ARF sUAV solutions for the commercial AP marketplace. The XFold Mapper is ideally designed for every type of surveying, inspection, and mapping application. The xFold Cinema, which features 3D scanners, is designed for high-end feature film and television production. The xFold Dragon is for real heavy lift and features dual RED EPIC for 3D, fully rigged ARRI ALEXA, heavy scanners (LIDAR), and several sensor options. Each frame can be configured as Quadcopter, Hexacopter, x8 Octocopter and x12.
The xFold line of sUAVs is so appropriate for the entertainment production industry because the core rig was designed by company co-founder Ziv Marom (www.ZMinteractive.com), an experienced sUAV pilot and cinematographer with years of experience in aerial video and cinematography for feature films that include Expendables 3, HomeFront, Sparks, documentaries, television and other applications.
According to Kelly, xFold’s founders Ziv Marom and TJ Diaz will be demonstrating the xFold product line all during INFOCOMM 2015. What’s more, the drones will be operational in a specially constructed Fly Cage on Wednesday, June 17 at 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:00 PM; Thursday, June 18 at 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM; and Friday, June 19 at 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM.
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1000-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.