Digital Hoist Controller from Show Distribution is a handheld computer controller specially designed for the entertainment rigging industry that can synchronize positioning and load balancing on over 250 hoists of any brand or type, including winches and scenery elevators. The controller features user-defined access to control, so that certain users may be assigned to a certain group of hoists or move hoists as groups only and not individually. The unit is housed in an industry-standard heavy-duty remote enclosure, and it can be reprogrammed for a different setup or configuration. It can also be upgraded to add features such as position monitoring, synchronization, load monitoring, speed control, and more, depending on the features of the hoists or winches.