Xantrex Collaborates with Film and TV Industry Firm Involved in Vancouver Olympics and the Local NHL Team

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Xantrex collaborates with HollyNorth, a Burnaby-based supplier to the film and entertainment industry, to create a Zamboni using a modified golf cart – a Fanboni, for the city’s National Hockey League (NHL) team. Capable of playing music and distributing T-shirts during tailgate parties, the Fanboni brought much excitement for the hockey fans and was widely reported by the media.

Xantrex, a very popular brand of AC power products, has the distinction of designing and manufacturing category-defining solutions for both commercial and recreational applications. HollyNorth, which specializes in providing equipment for props and special effects for TV and film, is known for its superior design and quality of the production. HollyNorth was chosen to create opening and closing ceremony effects for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Not surprisingly, they also helped design the Fanboni. Xantrex was the obvious choice for the onboard AC power solution. With HollyNorth’s creativity and Xantrex’s reliable Freedom HF inverter, the modified golf cart project – Fanboni – turned into a reality for the NHL team. Whether it is playing music at the tailgate party or shooting T-shirts from the organ pipe during the game, the Fanboni is a crowd pleaser everywhere.

“Xantrex products are very reliable. I use them for a lot of projects,” says the CEO and owner of HollyNorth, Mike Kaerne. “The Freedom HF, in particular, is light and compact so it fits in the small compartment, which is exactly what we needed for the Fanboni. The Freedom HF works perfectly with AGM batteries on the vehicle.”  

To learn more about HollyNorth, visit hollynorth.com

For more information on the Fanboni project, please contact Mitul Chandrani at Mitul.Chandrani@schneider-electric.com.

About Xantrex

The Xantrex brand, owned by Schneider Electric, is one of the most successful and popular brands of onboard AC power technology. Xantrex products are used in a variety of applications in the RV, marine, military, construction, EMS, bus, work service vehicle and commercial truck markets. Xantrex ensures its products are put through extensive reliability testing and certifies its products to comply with various regulatory standards to meet or exceed the applicable requirements for safety, quality, efficiency and environment. With more than three decades of design, engineering and manufacturing experience backed by Schneider Electric’s global infrastructure, Xantrex power solutions offer an enviable mix of advanced technology and unmatched bankability.


About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable and efficient, the company's 170,000 plus employees achieved sales of 25 billion euros in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”


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