CONEXPO 2017 - Team ITI [Photo Diary]
5 Days, over 2,500 exhibitors, 100,000 attendees, and over 2,500,000 square feet of show space. CONEXPO 2017 is officially in the books! Before you start to prepare for the 2020 industry staple, here is a quick look back at the mammoth event from the perspective of the ITI Team.
CONEXPO 2017 | Las Vegas, Nevada | March 7-11, 2017
The view from over the Gold Lot and Gold Hall at CONEXPO 2017. The Gold Lot featured the majority of the cranes and heavy equipment present at the event. In addition to these two exhibition spaces, the show featured seven more "halls" and three more "lots" to host the 2,500+ exhibitors from all over the globe.
There will be cranes - Ground-level view from the NCCCO exhibit space near the entrance of the Gold Lot. Its safe to say that there were some booms in the air.
The calm before the storm - Exhibitors in the Gold Lot prep for the 100,000+ attendees just before the show opens.
Its always more fun with friends, Part I - Caleb Steinborn from ITI and Andrew Czarnietzki from Serious Labs prep the Motion Base VR Mobile Crane Simulator Unit that was available for demo at the Tadano exhibit. This particular Motion Base hardware unit was manufactured with an actual Tadano crane seat and the actual control levers from a crane that was taken out of service.
Its always more fun with friends, Part II - The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators' (NCCCO) exhibit space housed an ITI VR Mobile Crane Simulator Desktop Hardware Unit for the full length of the event. This portable unit secures with ease to any table, further lowering the existing barriers to simulator training.
1 booth, 3 VR simulator options - Members of the ITI team run through final tests before the opening of the show. The ITI exhibition featured two VR Mobile Crane Simulators including a desktop hardware unit and a motion-base hardware unit. Additionally, the VR Aerial Work Platform (AWP) Simulator offered a valuable demonstration of a solution to help bridge the gap between theory and competency for trainees.
The real fun begins! - Crowds begin to gather as operators and non-operators alike experience ITI VR for the first time.
The VR buzz - All week long CONEXPO attendees waited for their chance at the ITI VR experience. Although, maybe it was the matching t-shirts that drew everyone in? We may never know the truth...
Iron Planet - Oh yeah there were a few cranes on site...
Top shelf entertainment - The Las Vegas street performers really took it up a notch for CONEXPO this year.
"I felt like I was 50 feet in the air!" - A common response from CONEXPO attendees who tried out the ITI VR Aerial Work Platform (AWP) Simulator. The motion base hardware unit is completely immersive and provides the most realistic AWP simulator training available. The all inclusive hardware and software package is available now and retails for $89,950.
To be continued in 2020?!