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Apple Industries Launches Media Purchasing -
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Available media include 4x6” photo strips for nearly all Face Place booths and the oversized 6x8” strips for the “Magazine Me” photo booth. Operators may purchase by media by the roll or by the case. The system automatically calculates the correct taxes and shipping fees for the operator’s destination address. All online financial details and account details are secured via Apple’s SSL Certificate-bearing content management system, which validates all data prior to processing.
Operators may continue to place media orders by phone (516-619-8000). “Our ecommerce portal is so easy and convenient it can be used from a smartphone as well as from the operator’s desktop computer,” said Allen Weisberg. “This is one more significant step to make operating our booths even faster and more efficient – and there’s more to come!”
Apple Industries Inc. is a leading provider of digital imaging solutions for retail environments. Apple Industries manufactures, markets and sells the award winning line of Face Place digital photo booths. Face Place photo booths contain Smile 2.0 software, which allows customers to purchase photo strips, 4x6 photos, and to share their photos directly from the photo booths by email, Facebook or Twitter. Apple Industries has been in the photo, vending, coin-operated machine and event planning industries for more than 30 years. The company’s website is www.faceplacephoto.com; the telephone number is (516) 619-8000.
EMV POS Terminals Easily Cleaned with Waffletechnology®
AUBURN, Maine—April 23, 2013—The challenge of properly cleaning the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) read pins within new EMV ready point of sale (POS) Card Reader Terminals, is now greatly reduced by a new product from KICTeam, the industry leading manufacturer of cleaning cards. This Universal Card Reader Cleaning Card featuring Waffletechnology has a unique patented design which engages the EMV read pins to easily, quickly and efficiently clean them without taking the terminal out of service. Studies on proper cleaning of POS Terminals have shown that 80% of all devices sent for repair could have remained in service if cleaned.
“This ability to immediately clean an EMV Terminal will save merchants money, time and increase the longevity of the equipment,” said Kevin Stearn, Director of KICTeam Europe. “Cost saving conscious merchants will have this product available on demand for every card terminal, to improve card terminal and employee efficiency while keeping checkout lines moving and customers satisfied.”
“As the US embraces the European EMV / ”Chip and Pin” style payment terminals, the responsible terminal and terminal component manufacturers have tested this latest Waffletechnology cleaning card with extremely positive results” said Peter Klein, CEO / President KICTeam, Inc. “We are proud of our relationships worldwide that have resulted in approved OEM products, detailed ROI service studies and an acceptance by the end-user, that Waffletechnology is the most efficient means of cleaning their POS equipment.”
About KICTeam: KICTeam is the world leader in designing and manufacturing custom cleaning disposable solutions that reduce maintenance and ownership costs. Headquartered in Auburn, Maine, USA, with warehousing, order fulfillment and sales offices in the United States, Canada, Oceania, Europe, Brazil and Singapore, KICTeam works closely with its OEM partners to educate the market about the benefits of using their patented products. For more information, visit www.kicteam.com.
About EMV: EMV® is a global standard for credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology.
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NEW PRESS RELEASE: Fresh From A&A
Cockeysville, MD., April 2013, - A&A has a crop of new products fresh from
this year’s NBVA and Amusement Expo:
A&A Global Industries
Laserforce Celebrates 25th Anniversary and Sets Another Industry Benchmark
Brisbane, Australia - April, 3, 2013 - Laserforce International has been operating, developing, manufacturing and supplying high-quality laser tag systems to professional laser tag operators since 1987. For twenty-five years, owner and founder, Len Kelly, has built a solid reputation based on hard work and constant dedication to ongoing R&D. Having founded the world's longest running Laserforce site in Brisbane, Australia, he has shown an unwavering commitment to providing the ultimate laser tag experience.
"To still be in business after twenty-five years has taken perseverance and a great deal of hard work," stated Len. "Throughout that time, it has particularly been a pleasure to see laser tag go from something that was brushed off as little more than a passing fad, to now being in the main stream and a must have for many FECs and bowling centers. I feel a sense of accomplishment and think it's a great testament to our hard work that 120 businesses worldwide are now operating with Laserforce equipment."
Over the years, Laserforce products have set the benchmark for standards in the industry in terms of reliability, innovative new features, and quality of the product. Since its release in November 2012, Laserforce's Gen 7 has set new records for the company.With it's innovative new features, Laserforce has taken the game to a whole new level of entertainment and interaction.
"It's been a joy witnessing technology change and seeing the reliability of the equipment improve," said Len. "It's amazing how far we have come compared to when we first started."
After a very successful quarter of a century as a leader in laser tag, Len has been slowly turning the reigns over to his son, Sam Kelly, who has shown the same commitment to the industry and the company as his father."It has been a great experience and has taken a lot of hard work getting heavily involved with Laserforce over the past 3 years," commented Sam. "I am passionate about Laserforce because it is my family's business. I take great pride in my work and I want to see the company grow. I would love to see laser tag played in every FEC, Bowling Center and Theme Park in the world because I know how much fun it is. It is something I grew up with."
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Turn your breakroom into a Self-Service Market!
Three Square Market is pleased to announce its' no franchise-fee Micro Market solution. Founded on the backbone of a ten year kiosk system, Three Square Market makes the Micro Market affordable for any vending company. Our system offers a complete solution from a time-tested kiosk, smart phone applications, complete inventory and financial management software, and a well established product distribution and support system.
Three Square Market is a subsidiary of TurnKey Corrections, a leading provider commissary and video visitation technology to the corrections industry. Franchise partners will also have the opportunity to become a commissary franchise partner in select areas opening the door for vending companies to profitable government contracts with a proven system.
Last, Three Square Market offers the latest in technology with a full array of smart phone apps, an array of ancillary services such as dry cleaning pick up, and an advertising revenue stream through its' www.BreakRoomAds.com strategy.
ANNOUNCEMENT :Spring into a New Vending Season
Another licensed new 2” item from A&A is
Disc Shooters. Inspired by two of Cartoon Network’s beloved animated television
series, Adventure Time and Regular Show, Disc Shooters are a unique, fun item
for all audiences. Squeeze the sides and watch the discs propel from the
attached shooter. A collection of 12 colorful discs feature popular characters
from both of the hit cartoon shows.
For more information on these and other great products visit us at www.aaglobal.com. Call (800) 638-6000 to
speak to a sales representative today.A&A Global Industries has two
shipping locations in Baltimore and Los Angeles to minimize freight costs and
expedite order processing.
Betson announces the appointment of Scott Gilmore to Director of FEC Sales and Consulting
CARLSTADT, NJ – February 18, 2013 – Betson Enterprises, the largest world-wide distributor of coin-operated equipment and a division of H. Betti Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Gilmore to the role of Director of FEC Sales and Consulting.
This newly created position will allow Scott to work directly with current and newly developing location based amusement centers directing their entertainment projects. Scott will be offering a complete line of services including floor plan layout, game room selection, redemption design and merchandising which will help maximize ROI and increase revenue through his extensive industry knowledge.
Scott Gilmore, a 14 year veteran employee of H. Betti Industries, with over 30 years industry knowledge, learned the coin-op business by running his family's amusement and street route business before joining the Betson team. Through his tenure at Betson, Scott has focused primarily on the seasonal Jersey Shore customers and large regional installations. In doing so, Scott has developed a well-rounded knowledge of the components that make for a successful and profitable family fun experience.
"Scott's new role gives him
jurisdiction to work with all Betson offices, salesman and customers on their
entertainment projects," says President of H. Betti Industries,
Inc., Bob Geschine.
"We are confident that Scott's experience, expertise and personality will
bring positive results to all of those points of interactions. We are
excited about his future, and wish him much luck as Betson's Director of FEC
Sales and Consulting".
About Betson Enterprises
Headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, Betson Enterprises with 12
distribution offices nationwide is the leading distributor of coin operated
amusement and vending equipment, coin operated parts, and service in the United
States. With over 75 years of experience and leadership in the coin-operated
industry, we will help you make informed decisions that are best for your
business. Betson offers entertainment and vending solutions for your business
through our relationships with the operator community. For locations looking
for a simple and profitable solution or vendors looking for equipment that fits
any situation, Betson Enterprises can help you. Betson Enterprises has an industry
proven reputation for quality and customer focus.
Betson offers entertainment and vending solutions for your business through our relationships with the operator community. For locations looking for a simple and profitable solution or vendors looking for equipment that fits any situation, Betson Enterprises can help you. Betson Enterprises has an industry proven reputation for quality and customer focus.
AirVend unveils Touchscreen Technology Solution for Vending Operators to Boost Profitability and Comply with Affordable Care Act Requirements
AirVend, an innovative technology firm focused on the vending industry, has today released AV 7, a streamlined touchscreen solution for vending operators to improve profitability and enable compliance with government regulations.
(PRWEB) 7, February 2013 – AirVend, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the vending industry, has today unveiled an innovative touchscreen solution for improving profitability and ensuring a vending company is in compliance with Affordable Care Act requirements.
David Loveland, Co-founder and CMO of AirVend, said, “For those of us passionate about solving business problems with technology, the last few years have been very exciting. The release of Android, a free operating system, as well as consumerization of tablets and smartphones has commoditized small, powerful computing devices and components. Now, making mobile hardware solutions for business use is much more affordable than ever before.” AirVend provides a single multipurpose hardware device that can do it all, at a price point that makes mass adoption of this technology possible.To find out more about AirVend, Inc., or their powerful vending technology, visit the company at http://www.Air-Vend.com.
About AirVend, Inc.: AirVend, Inc. was founded in April 2012 for the express purpose of bringing affordable, advanced technology to the vending industry. The AirVend system is an interactive touchscreen device that displays nutritional information, provides cashless options and sends real-time data and alerts wirelessly, ensuring that Vending Operators reap the rewards they deserve.Phone: (800) 321-9601, Web Address: http://www.Air-Vend.com , Email: contact@Air-Vend.com
LAI’S LITTLE SPEEDY NOW SHIPPING
Dallas, TX, February 6, 2013 – LAI Games is now shipping Little Speedy, the new pint-sized version of the popular Speed of Light redemption game. The game was a hit during its IAAPA debut, with children playing it continuously throughout the show. Videos of the game can be found on the LAI Games YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/LAIGames.
About LAI Games
LAI Games USA, a subsidiary of Leisure and Allied Industries (LAI), has been a leader in the interactive entertainment and game industry for over 50 years. The company develops, manufactures, and sells coin operated prize merchandising games, ticket redemption games, photo booths, and kiddy rides to distributors, operators, and entertainment centers around the world. For more information, please visit www.LAIGames.com.
Register now for NAMA's Supervisor Development Program April 22-24, 2013----
Registration now open for NAMA's 13th offering of the Supervisor Development Program! Download the brochure for program and registration info http://www.vending.org/images/education/sdp_brochure_2013_lo_res.pdf
ANNOUNCEMENT: Apple Industries Face Place Website Goes Mobile - With Cool New Tools & Capabilities -
“Mobile access is vital because operators spend so much time on the road, whether it’s visiting locations or behind the wheel,” said Apple’s Umberto Totino, Technical Service Manager. “That’s why one of our favorite new features on faceplacephoto.com is a 15-second process to add the app to the home page of your Android phone or Apple iPhone or iPad. You literally tap three buttons on the screen of your mobile device and you’ve installed an app-type interface that gives you instant access anytime, from anywhere.”
Velopresso is an espresso vending tricycle that is fully self-contained and requires no electricity to operate. The trike features an ingenious pedal-powered coffee grinder and a gas-powered espresso machine. Designed by Lasse Oiva and Amos Field Reid, Velopresso will be produced in the UK later this year.
Check out website at: http://www.velopresso.cc
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"Face-Lift" your Store & Increase Profits- from HK LAUNDRY NEWS RELEASE -
This article is a testimonial to Bill Gerardi who recently renovated his Norwalk, Connecticut Laundromat. The Laundromat on 280 Connecticut Avenue was built in the late 1980's and has had the laundry equipment renovated over the years, but never a cosmetic "Face-Lift". Recently Bill decided to cosmetically overhaul and modernize his Laundromat and this has achieved great results.
Bill Gerardi's business experience has been from operating a successful wine & liquor store for 43 years in the high end community of Stamford, Connecticut. Bill first got into the Laundromat business when my father sold him our Laundromat that was in the same shopping center as Bill's liquor store. Bill found that he loved the Laundromat business and eventually acquired 2 more stores. Bill moved his focus from the liquor business to Laundromats, thus allowing Bill to play with his Laundromats and his sons to make their own mark in the liquor business.
Bill has over the course of several years, modernized the laundry equipment in his Norwalk Laundromat but had never done anything to the décor of the store. Last year, Bill had some new competition come into his market and he saw his business start to drop. Business had fallen and it looked like it could drop even further when Bill decided that he needed to do something to keep his customers. Bill decided that the 1980's "look" of his Laundromat had to go and be decided to overhaul the image of the Laundromat. Bill had an interior designer match the New colors for the tiles, walls and folding tables. Bill tiled over the 1960's red quarry floor tile with a light colored porcelain tile and carried a matching tile 4 foot up on all of the exposed walls. Bill also tiled the washer slabs and this tile work set the stage in dressing up the entire store. An added benefit is that the wall tile now protects the walls from marks & damage due to laundry carts and heavy customer traffic. Bill also replaced the existing washer covers with nice new clean looking covers with decorative trim. Bill replaced all of the folding tables with a more colorful design. The hardest problem Bill encountered was that the original lights had all of the diffusers removed creating a bare bulb look. Bill had a real challenge finding the correct size lighting diffusers to cover his existing lights.
As you can see in the
before & after photos, Bill has done a terrific job in modernizing his
Laundromat and making it bright and more appealing. A side benefit is that the
Laundromat is easier to keep clean due to the all the tile work and now Bill
looks forward to visiting the Laundromat. It makes him feel proud to own and
operate this store. The store cosmetic overhaul has translated in a net 5%
overall increase in Laundromat revenue and more appreciative laundry customers.
Bill figures that with some simple promotions for this un-attended Laundromat,
that he can increase his business even further. Now that Bill has seen the
results of the new "look" and the resulting customer appreciation, he plans to
clean-up his other Laundromats. Cleaner nicer looking Laundromats have greater
customer draw & customer appeal and have greater profits. www.HKLaundry.com
April Deadline Set For FDA To Finalize Calorie Disclosure Rule -
MDBPro - Accept
cash, credit or debit cards on any pc, plc or pulse based vending
Speed up the the development of future vending machines or
retro-fit existing system. Engineers can concentrate on the development of the
delivery mechanism and leave the transaction management to the MDBPro.
Maintenance and changes to the system are simplified and software updates can
remedy problems that otherwise would have required expensive changes to the
We will provide technical assistance for impementation and have
the know how to develop custom software and PLC solutions.
Survey: 2012 Was Good Year for
Many Coin Laundries
Sprucing up stores, raising prices among 2013 plans -
CHICAGO — More than half of respondents to this month’s AmericanCoinOp.com Wire survey say business was good (39.3%) or even great (14.3%) last year, while another 28.6% say 2012 business was average. The remainder—17.9%—call it below average.
Regardless of how their individual business fared, 58.6% say 2012 turned out as they expected. Thirty-one percent didn’t expect last year’s business results, and 10.3% weren’t sure what to expect in 2012.
Respondents were asked to list the best thing that happened to their laundry
in 2012. There some expected responses, such as increasing or maintaining sales,
adding commercial business, attracting more customers and putting in new
equipment. Some mentioned the closing of nearby competitors. And how about the worst thing to happen last year? The increasing cost of
utilities, dealing with competition, and the re-election of Barack Obama
received multiple mentions.
So, what does 2013 hold for the respondents? They’re planning to spruce up
their stores (63.3%), raise vend prices (56.7%), add new washers and/or dryers
(50%), and do more marketing (40%). Shares of less than 10% will add other
equipment or another service. Ten percent don’t plan to make changes this
SNIKIDDY NEWS & EVENTS -Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2013 with a new way to snack - our newly
reformulated Snikiddy snacks are now made with non-GMO ingredients! Our snacks
featuring the non-GMO label are now hitting shelves, so keep your eyes out for
these new and improved snacks to share with your entire family.
Greenvale, NY – Paul Jacobs has joined Apple Industries as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing, where he will lead the company’s ongoing sales and marketing of its line of advanced Face Place digital photo booths to Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Apple Industries Inc. is a leading provider of digital imaging solutions for retail environments. Apple Industries manufactures, markets and sells the award winning line of Face Place digital photo booths. Face Place photo booths contain Smile 2.0 software which allows customers to purchase photo strips, 4x6 photos, and to share their photos directly from the photo booths by email, Facebook or Twitter. Apple Industries has been in the photo, vending, coin-operated machine and event planning industries for more than 30 years. For additional information, please visit the Apple Industries website at www.faceplacephoto.com or call 516.619.8000.
ANNOUNCING - NEW "FUN TYPE" OF FRANCHISE ON 4 WHEELS:
All necessary equipment is built right into the vehicle. We are completely self-sufficient including even a generator to keep everything cold. This allows us to go anywhere to provide anyone with our delicious ice cream. Nothing is better that the wonder on the faces of kids and adults as you hand them the cup or cone filled with their favorite ice cream. It's made even better as there is no unloading, no mess, and the ease of using our own equipment.
CONCESSION TRUCK FRANCHISE TYPE OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY!
Part-time or Full-time, up to 6 figure income. Purchase the Complete package: Truck, machines, equipment, vendors, etc. Serves quality soft serve Eddy's ice cream. Exclusive territories, Financing available, easy to maintain. Private parties, fundraiser, 3 day shows, ice cream socials. No royalties, no commissions, one flat fee to get started in your new ice cream concession truck business!
My Vend Track is an easy and affordable vending machine management solution! We are a web based company here to help out vendors of all types with managing their vending business. With our system vendors can manage unlimited locations/routes/products, get turn by turn directions for routes, manage on the go with our mobile web app, generate reports, submit feature requests to help improve our system, and much more! Our system is very easy to setup and use and the best part is the first 14 days are totally FREE! Check us out at www.myvendtrack.com for all the details.
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE from Coin Mechanisms Inc. – MDB Coin Changer Box
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The Lobster Zone - A Crane Game with Live Lobsters!!
The Game that is breaking all the rules and lets you catch your own meal!
What makes The LOBSTER ZONE so special?
The Lobster Zone offers a great business opportunity in a break-out niche.
This state-of-the-art attraction is built with the highest quality materials and a clean and inviting look that's designed to fit into any establishment.
Enormously successful in restaurants, sports bars, clubs, bowling lanes, and grocery or convenience stores, The Lobster Zone is always a hit. In no time at all, The Lobster Zone creates a buzz around town and brings in new clientele looking for a fun, exciting and rewarding experience.
Laserforce Announces the Release of the
World's Next Generation of Laser Tag
Brisbane, Australia - Laserforce announces the release of the NEW Gen7 advanced laser tag system. Gen7 offers astounding profit making features, including two that are pending patent applications to protect your investment from imitation by your competitors.
"It's amazing the
difference in technology now compared to what we had in 1988," comments
Laserforce founder Len Kelly. "The players have so much fun and the operators
make exceptionally good money through reliable equipment packed with hard earned
repeat play features. The latest gear has full offsite management tools that
analyze maintenance needs and usage reports."
Another stunning feature is the use of RFID or "Proximity Cards". Players need to have their Proxicard loaded with Laserforce credits and log into the game by swiping their Proxicard against the chest plate. For the first time anywhere in the world, battlesuits are equipped to take payment directly from the card payment system, which assists in preventing theft and fraud.
More Fun from Laserforce
Turnkey Haunted House Packages Now Available! - A new spooky Halloween game type has been designed for Haunted Houses and Halloween.
Laserforce at IAAPA
Laserforce will be at Booth #1666 where they will be showcasing the new Gen7 Laserforce system. Learn how they can help you start up a Laserforce attraction of your own with flexible payment options. They can supply a basic budget 14-suit system right up to a fully optioned 50 players plus system. Stop by or contact Dave Jackson at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Laserforce has been developing, manufacturing and supplying laser tag equipment for twenty-five years. They are a global leader with new sites opening all over Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. Laserforce is one of the most trusted names in the laser tag industry. For additional information regarding Laserforce and their state of the art technology visit their website at www.laserforcetag.com.
Doodle Jump Arcade
The busy summer season may be coming to an end but ICE and Raw Thrills are staying HOT, as they announce that one of the most popular iTunes apps ever made, is now a redemption game. Doodle Jump ® was created by Lima Sky and has had over 15 million copies downloaded worldwide. The popularity of the app and the successful conversion for a family fun redemption game.Doodle Jump Arcade is brilliantly displayed on a veritically mounted 42'' high definition monitor, accompanied by a bright vacuum - formed marquee andcomplemented by flashing multi-color LED’s. The game play is intuitive to all ages and players: Navigate “doodler” to the top by bouncing from the platforms to jump on various objects to accumulate points, if successful the player has an opportunity at the operator adjustable Super Bonus!
For more information on Doodle Jump, please check out these additional links:
Doodle Jump Arcade Press Release
Locking Systems International Inc. awarded U.S. Patent on its FLEX Padlock®
Locking Systems International Inc. has been awarded a U.S. Patent on its FLEX Padlock®. All together 20 claims were awarded under this patent. The FLEX Padlock® uses a unique Adaptable Cam that gives the end user the ability to change the security level of the padlock by changing the lock cylinder. The FLEX Padlock® is constructed of a hardened steel body and shackle. The shackle comes with either a one or two inch clearance and is user changeable. The FLEX Padlock® accepts most standard 7/8” cam locks such as the Cobra7, CobraMatic7, Medeco, Abloy plus many others. Founded in 1994, Locking Systems International Inc is a manufacturer and distributor of many different types and styles of locks and locking systems. LSI manufactures the Cobra 7 and the CobraMatic 7 cam locks, vending locks and padlocks. Locking Systems International Inc. is a leading distributor and service center for Abloy and Medeco.
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE - Coin Mechanisms Inc. Announces the Release of the New Azkoyen R1 Mini Hopper
Coin Mechanisms Inc., the North American Distributor
for Azkoyen Payout Hoppers and Electronic Multi-Coin Validators, announces the
release of the New Azkoyen R1 Mini Payout Hopper. The New R1 Mini Payout Hopper features: 3 coin
payout configurations (left side, right side, and top); anti coin jam design;
flash technology; both 12V and 24V DC operation in a single unit; payout rate
of up to 7 coins per second; both full and empty level sensors included as
standard equipment; coin size range from 14.5mm (.570”) up to 33mm (1.30”)
The New R1 Mini Payout Hopper features: 3 coin payout configurations (left side, right side, and top); anti coin jam design; flash technology; both 12V and 24V DC operation in a single unit; payout rate of up to 7 coins per second; both full and empty level sensors included as standard equipment; coin size range from 14.5mm (.570”) up to 33mm (1.30”) diameters.
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