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EAG 2014


Organiser Karen Cooke talks us through EAG 2014 and we preview some of the products visitors will be able to see

EAG 2014

Karen Cooke, Organiser, EAG International

What is EAG 2014?
EAG International is a trading and networking event for the amusements and family leisure sectors. Held at ExCel in London on 21- 23 January 2014, buyers, operators and other professionals can experience the latest products and services from 180 companies. EAG 2013 welcomed 5,411 attendees from 59 countries and we’re expecting even more next year.

What’s new this year?
We’ve just launched a redesigned website and EAGLive, an up-to-the-minute information service encompassing email bulletins and a portal on our website to release product information. EAGLive, powered by Coin-op Community, uses Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

What will people will be talking about?
Analysing the previous trading year and the prospects for 2014, the latest product releases and government fiscal and legislative policies.

Also, trends such as taxation, the Triennial Review, and public and private sector investment in coastal towns will be covered in seminars and through the trade associations and other meetings.

Sega Amusements

Making its blockbuster European debut will be Sega’s Transformers Human Alliance, an action adventure game which see’s players saving the world from the evil Decepticons and will be available in 55in theatre and 42in deluxe cabinets. Visitors to Sega’s booth will get to play Plants vs Zombies™ The Last Stand, a video redemption game based on the award-winning video game Plants vs Zombies™.

Sega’s product portfolio now also encompasses redemption, novelty, pushers, cranes, sports games, vending, shooting galleries, kiddie rides and 6D motion theatres.

 



Visitors can meet Sega’s zombies
 


The new Transformers will debut
 
Kiddy Rides

Kiddy Rides, a trading division of Northern Leisure Group, is a UK independent manufacturer, operator and supplier of children’s coin operated rides. At EAG, the company will be showing a number of rides including its Peppa Pig range, which it’s increasing with a Peppa Pig carousel.

Kiddy Rides is also launching a ride from its latest license, Poppy Cat, with interactive movement and lead characters from the book series and children’s TV show. All Kiddy Rides products are made in the UK.

 



The Peppa Pig range has expanded
Astrosystems Ltd

Astrosystems Ltd is the European/UK regional office of Astrosys International Ltd, which specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of currency handling products, under the Microcoin and Global Bill Acceptors (GBA) brands.

Both the Microcoin and GBA validators are well established products, with a strong presence in markets across the world. The versatility of the solutions ensures a wide range of industries are supported, with the amusement sector perfectly suited to the multitude of benefits provided.

 



The currency machines suit varied markets
Digital Centre

Photobooth developer Digital Centre will be showcasing its new Photobooth I-Go – the most portable in its range. The I-Go is divided in three parts allowing it to be transported in a standard vehicle. The screens and photo strips are customisable, making it perfect for different types of celebrations.

Digital Centre also offers a photobooth with two printers to serve 1,200 customers, two dollar bill acceptors, a credit card reader, Smartphone payment ability and the highest technology in photobooths, such as the QR-Photo Technology, Secure Share, and social networks. The company also has an interactive photo booth with the capacity to accommodate 50 people.

 



Photobooth I-Go is highly portable
 


Photobooth I-Go is highly portable
 
PDS Design Solutions Limited

PDS Design Solutions Limited will be displaying its range of 12Vdc LED strip lights. Supplied on 5m reels, these can be cut to size with single colours with different brightness or RGB colour changing strips. These are popular for use within crane operated games, as the speed and colour pattern can be controlled.

PDS’s high brightness cool white LEDs are popular for coin pushers, as they can replace older style fluorescent yellow tubes, modernises the equipment and reducing heat.

World of Rides

World of Rides will be showcasing its new battery operated models. The coin-operated and pollution-free battery rides are designed to be reliable and profitable and include parent and child twin seats. Customers include operators of seaside resorts, visitor attractions, holiday parks, piers, FECs, zoos, bowling alleys, play centres and farm parks.
 



Cars have parent-child twin seats
Antrim

Established in 1989, Antrim Carpets designs, manufactures and installs bespoke high grade Axminster carpeting specifically for the leisure and hospitality sector in the UK and Northern Europe. Contracts manager Robbie Taylor says: “We have our own in-house designers and our carpets are woven on our own fully computerised looms to the customer’s exact requirements. We use only English wool and produce in extra wide contract widths in five qualities to match varying traffic levels. As far as colours and designs are concerned, the choice is limited only by the customer’s imagination.”
 



Antrim Carpets use English wool
Kalkomat

In operation in the amusement coin-op machines market since 1997, today Kalkomat offers a wide range of strength testers, especially boxing machines (15 models). The company focuses most on quality, attractiveness of the games and service. Kalkomat will be premiering an entirely new machine at EAG 2014.
 



Kalkomat will unveil a new machine
Teddy Mountain

Teddy Mountain is a worldwide, wholesale product provider in the ‘Make your own teddy bear’ stuffing industry. The concept is simple: children choose an unstuffed toy animal and get it filled using a child-safe stuffing machine or by hand. They make a wish for their new special friend, say the Teddy Mountain promise and get a birth certificate. They can customise their teddy bear with clothing and accessories, such as shoes, sunglasses or sporting gear.
 



Tailor your own super-teddy

Originally published in Attractions Management 2013 issue 4
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