Connect&GO, a leader in guest experience engineering and wearable RFID technology for events and attractions, has announced that it has acquired two companies – Nomad Logic and 3DB Solution. As a result of this move, Connect&GO will also be launching Kapture: Memory Maker, a new solution that enables attractions operators to create memorable experiences and increase customer engagement, loyalty and revenue.
Nomad Logic is an experiential technology studio that was founded in 2000, and 3DB Solution is one of the leisure and amusement industry’s longest operating countries.
Nomad Logic & 3DB Solution
Nomad Logic has a wealth of experience in creating sharable content, using a range of technology such as advanced photography, video, and augmented reality. It has previously worked on large-scale projects across the globe, for well-known clients such as Norwegian Cruise Lines, Vans, Capital One, Lincoln Park Zoo, Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet à la Ronde, Nintendo, and Facebook.
“I’m very enthusiastic to join the Connect&GO team, who are global leaders in technology for the leisure, sports, and entertainment industry,” says Jean-Sébastien Lessard, President and Founder of Nomad Logic, and now Partner, Vice President of Experiential Solutions at Connect&GO.
“The synergies generated by the combination of our teams, our innovative technologies as well as our expertise in creating shareable experiences will enable us to become global leaders in the creation of memories very quickly.”
Meanwhile, 3DB has been involved in the amusement park photo industry since 2001, and its the creator of the “Ride Photo System”, designed for high-speed rides, which is in use in dozens of major amusement parks. Its capture technology uses GigE digital cameras, meaning it can deliver previously unattainable image quality and delivery speed.
“After over 20 years in the entertainment industry, I wanted to hand over my business operations to a company with the same focus on customer experience and support – the key principals of success I’ve seen over the years. With Connect&GO, it’s mission accomplished!” says Daniel Bleau, President of 3DB Solution and now Partner at Connect&GO.
Kapture: Memory Maker
The two companies now form Kapture: Memory Maker. This will be a key part of Connect&GO’s Play&GO experiential engine.
“For the owner of an amusement park, the potential revenue of such a service is very
important,” says Marc-André Dubé, Connect&GO’s Product Manager. “The majority of systems today only allow for the purchase of a single printed photo after the attraction. With Kapture and our virtual wallet platform, visitors can purchase the souvenirs at the time they purchase their tickets, at on-site kiosks, and even after their visit.”
Users will be able to access a range of souvenir formats and automated MARC photo printing on-site, as well as digital content that can easily be shared on social media platforms.
“We are very proud to see the Nomad Logic and 3DB Solution teams join the Connect&GO
family. In addition to adding a powerful technological offering to our system, it allows us to add unmatched expertise to our ranks,” says Dominic Gagnon, President of Connect&GO.
The company now places to bring the Kapture: Memory Maker platform to parks around the globe, as well as investing in R&D within the industry.
Earlier this month, Connect&GO also announced a new partnership with UEAT, in order to provide a contactless self-ordering online solution for restaurants. The solution will be ideal for stadiums, resorts, amusement parks, sporting events, festivals and more.