- Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:32
Zone Laser Tag (as the parent company P&C Micros) made a splash at AALARA tradeshow this year with the Australasian release of Bankisa. AALARA is Australia’s amusement industry conference and tradeshow, with manufacturers, industry figureheads and operators all in one place. Zone Laser Tag showed an extensive booth, with laser tag, accessories and Banksia.
AALARA saw two major product releases: Banksia Family Entertainment Management Software and Helios2. Both were received well, with interest across the amusement industry in Banksia and discussions with several operators on the potential of Helios2.
Although small, AALARA 2017 was a successful tradeshow for Zone Laser Tag as we seek to stamp our mark on the Australian laser tag scene and the amusement industry generally. For too long misinformation spread about the state of the industry in Australia as Zone has focused globally.
Aalara Banksia Release
- Wednesday, 03 May 2017 04:36
This year Zone is making a splash at the AALARA trade show with the Australasian release of Banksia Family Entertainment Management Software. Banksia FEMS is a Family Entertainment Management System designed to cater the growing needs of your business. Banksia is a fully integrated system that provides full control of your operations, meeting your precise requirements, without the thousands of dollars price tag.
While Zone is first and foremost a Laser Tag company, Management software is something we certainly specialise in. Our Laser Tag systems are reliable and ground-breaking, with many industry firsts being released by Zone. Banksia is not the first booking and management system Zone has produced. Nearly a decade ago, Acacia was bundled with Laser Tag installations and many sites still use it to this day.
Banksia in use at Darkzone Box Hill.
With Banksia, we have used our considerable industry experience to produce a system that meets the needs of small venues up to multi-attraction FEC installations. Banksia is modeled on modular design architecture, enabling you to purchase only the modules that your operation currently requires. Modules can be added at as your business grows and the demand to streamline your operations increases.
“We use the CIP arcade control system, and it is a vast improvement over our previous swipe card system. We have all the customisation we could possibly need at our fingertips”
– Ben Baker, Laserzone Lawnton.
Arcade controllers in Fun City Shepparton
Banksia has been in development for several years with successful worldwide beta testing ongoing for the past 18 months. Here at Zone, we feel it is time to release to the Australasian market. Visit us at booth 25 to see Banksia in action and try out the popular Arcade Management card system.
Pickup Pads and Hot Potatoes
- Monday, 10 April 2017 02:08
The Pickup Pad is a Zone exclusive arena device which players stand and use their touch screen Helios Pro phasers to interact with. The Pickup Pad is a bright and colourful arena device that draws and wows customers. Since its release last year, Zone has installed over 30 Pickup Pads worldwide.
But we’re not leaving it at that! The Pickup Pad is receiving exclusive Helios Pro game support with Survivor and Hot Potato recently released included in our list of 54 Pro games (check it out here).
Hot Potato is a hilarious game in which players access the Pickup Pad to grab the “Hot Potato”. The Hot Potato is going to explode, so you need to get rid of it by tagging another player. As long as player holds the hot potato, they will lose points. When it explodes, the player who is holding it will lose points and the person who first acquired the potato will gain them.
The Largest Laser Tag Competition Ever
- Tuesday, 28 March 2017 01:53
This year’s 2017 Zone Laser Tag Australasian Championship was the largest in it’s nearly 20 year history, and the largest ever laser tag competition – period! The event spanned two weeks with 33 teams from every state and territory, and lets not forget New Zealand – The Cobras just barely missing out on team finals this year.
Team Wolfpack, after completing a “Golden Game” and qualifying for finals
The competition has been held on the Helios Pro system for several years now and the system worked without a hitch as games were played constantly from 8am to 1am the next morning. As we look forward to the largest Zone Worlds competition coming up in August, there is little doubt that Zone is the competition standard in Australia and the world. (Even several Laserforce teams come along and compete at the Zone competition.)
Singles, Doubles, Triples, Junior’s, Women’s, Master’s, Lord of the Rings, and the all important Team competition. All in all it was an amazing event that Zone encourages and supports. But it would not happen without the help of hundreds of volunteers, committee members and site operators. Congratulations to the Brisbane Maroons for winning their third consecutive team championship. And congratulations to all the for competing in the most prestigious laser tag competition in existence.
A Brisbane Maroons player protecting their base from attack