CenterEdge Software Rolls-Out Innovative New Wristband Feature at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013

ROXBORO, N.C.--Entertainment facility solutions provider CenterEdge Software (www.centeredgesoftware.com) has announced the addition of an innovative new wristband feature to its full suite of technology solutions to help manage time-based capacity ticketing. The new feature was rolled-out during the recent International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attractions Expo 2013 in Orlando, Florida November 18-22.


“Facilities can now have one computer printing to multiple wristband printers, which can be set up to print different colored wristbands to differentiate ticket purchasers’ time or other purchase options such as skate rental,” Marcus Mayer, CenterEdge Software director of operations, said.

According to Mayer, the wristband feature has applicability in many different types of venues and facilities such as skating rinks, trampoline parks, and laser tag venues.

“Automating the wristband printing gets people in and out more quickly and helps prevent employee theft where individuals are handing out wristbands to friends or pocketing money,” he added.

Different types of facilities will be able to take advantage of multiple wristbands in a variety of ways. A trampoline park, for example, will be able to print wristbands whose colors indicate a jumper's end-time, making it easier to get jumpers off the trampolines at the correct time. Skating rinks could use different color wristbands to indicate different skate sessions or whether a guest had paid for skate rental, and laser tag facilities would have a different color printed for each game time.

CenterEdge chose to unveil the wristband feature at IAAPA due to the amount of interest on behalf of the thousands of reps from water parks, theme parks, and FECs at the show.

This year’s IAAPA attendance was up significantly from 2012, with an estimated 29,000 attendees as compared to the 26,500 individuals at last year’s show.

Mayer said hot topics at IAAPA included a resurgence in sites going back to FEC operations, providing multiple entertainment options instead of just one specific focus. Two facility types bucking that trend include trampoline parks, which continue to grow in number and popularity, as well as a new breed of “tactical ops-themed” laser tag facilities.

“The ability to sell time-based capacity ticketing in these types of entertainment venues is going to be essential as they begin to attract more users,” Mayer explained.

Since 2004 CenterEdge Software has been redefining the successful operation of family entertainment centers across the country with an integrated single-point solution addressing the major challenges of the amusements industry. CenterEdge Software’s full suite of technology solutions helps FECs attract guests and their entertainment dollars, while reducing facility management expenses, managing labor and reducing employee theft through innovative point of sale, reservation, and timecard applications as well as reporting, cash and control, and time clock solutions.

For more information email info@centeredgesoftware.com or call (336) 598-5934.

About CenterEdge
CenterEdge Software is a leading entertainment facility solutions provider helping owners and operators successfully manage revenue and labor with innovative technology and dependable customer service. Our experienced staff is well-versed in the amusements industry, applying first-hand knowledge of important aspects of everyday operations like point of sale, reservations, timecards, cash and inventory control to developing improved functionality in our popular CenterEdge Advantage suite. Headquartered in North Carolina, CenterEdge Software has been redefining the successful operation of family entertainment centers, trampoline parks, roller skating rinks, and large-scale amusement parks across the country since 2004. For more information visit www.centeredgesoftware.com.