Archive for March, 2014

Waste Not, Want Not
How Zoos and Aquariums Are Reducing Food Waste

March 1, 2014 No Comments

By Julie Ritzer Ross Spurred by spiraling ingredient costs and a desire to be more environmentally responsible, zoos and aquariums are striving to minimize food waste by visitors and also behind the scenes. “It’s definitely an issue we have to address,” said Vicki Jones, whose responsibilities as guest services manager for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, […]

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Trends on the Horizon
What’s ahead for vending machines that sell food items?

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Don Delaney, president, AYSV Food Services, Erlanger, Ky., said more and more companies are using the latest technologies. For instance, Sure-Vend technology will sense if a food item doesn’t fall and will try to turn the item further so it falls, or will refund the customer’s money. “People can get upset and shake a machine […]

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Food Vending Machine Report
Tips to Sell More Meals, Snacks and Beverages

March 1, 2014 No Comments

By Karen Appold So what’s new on your fair’s menu this year? Expect no end to the popularity of the familiar corn dog. Food vending machines can be a good choice for hurried customers or individuals with few other onsite food choices. How can vending operators boost sales from these devices? Mike Digilio, director of […]

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Today’s Top Trends

March 1, 2014 No Comments

 By Scott C. Borowsky and Frank Seninsky Looking for and tracking the ups, downs and sideways movements of collected information and data can identify what is referred to as a trend or a pattern. A trend is also what is popular at a certain point in time. The following are trends that we have noticed […]

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Spotlight on the Coin-op Industry
A Question and Answer Interview with TRIOTECH

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The coin-op industry remains important for TRIOTECH. It is where the company made its debut and still represents a solid portion of its revenues. Some of the company’s most tenured and loyal customers are in this segment. This is why TRIOTECH is still a member of the key industry associations and attends shows such as […]

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GameALERT Reports Bill Changer and Game Problems

March 1, 2014 No Comments

The GameALERT system from Tokens Direct reports what other systems do not, automatically sending alert messages whenever a changer is out of service. The system solves problems caused by, for example, an accidentally unplugged machine. In this scenario, patrons may walk away from the changer rather than reporting a disabled unit to a manager. The […]

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Betson Enterprises Announces Distribution Agreement with Three Square Market

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Betson Enterprises, a leading world-wide distributor of coin-operated amusement and vending equipment and coin-operated parts and service, is proud to announce that a distribution agreement has been reached with Three Square Market, a leading provider and innovator of micro market technology. As an authorized distributor, Betson will market, finance, promote and distribute Three Square micro […]

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Free Computer Monitor with GameALERT® Systems

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Give your floor staff access to a GameALERT dashboard without the need for a new computer. Beginning in 2014, new GameALERT systems from TokensDirect ship with a free computer monitor and keyboard, providing direct access to real-time problem alerts for staff members. For a family entertainment center (FEC) with 30 games and two changers, GameALERT […]

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Street Beat: Sacoa Playcard® Offers Integration to Facebook for Online Sales and Party Booking Applications

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Developer of the Playcard® system, Sacoa has announced the integration of their Online Sales and Party Booking applications to Facebook. Both applications can now be accessed from within a Facebook fan page allowing users to interact with them directly from their Facebook accounts. The 2.0 version of Sacoa’s Online Party Booking application allows users to […]

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LAI Games Now Shipping New Skill-based Color Match Prize Merchandiser

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LAI Games is now shipping the new Color Match prize merchandising game. The highly anticipated game got an enthusiastic reception when it made its debut at the 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo. Color Match is an innovative video merchandiser, with addictive game play and an intuitive operator menu that makes game setup a breeze. To play […]

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Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Embed

Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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