Captivator 360: Sound Leisure

POA | New | 20/08/2012

Sound Leisure’s innovative Captivator-360 is now available with a 46 inch professional grade NEC screen which includes a three-year warranty and 24 hour onsite replacement. Sound tell us that the Captivator packaged with the NEC screen is available with immediate effect.

The unique Captivator housing discreetly hides an Xbox 360® games console, Kinect™ sensor and associated cables and equipment securely behind any large format screen. This removes the need for any pre fabrication or cable extensions as Captivator simply bolts to the wall with the screen then attaching to the housing.

Sound Leisure Director Mike Black commented “Our patented Captivator-360 housing is a unique and unobtrusive solution which enables customers to bring free to play, controller free social gaming to any venue in a simple, cost effective way.” He added “All the venue needs is a mains socket, a wall and some space to play!“

Sound Leisure has already started to roll out the Captivator into Greene King sites and the first units will be installed in Stonegate’s, Scream sites shortly. Sound created the Captivator solution, which will be sold through its SLKids division, in direct response to ongoing discussions with leading retailers who are eager to introduce new concepts to venues.

Slkids Nick Chandler commented “Over the past 12 months the growth of the SLKids division of Sound Leisure has been amazing, especially given the general trading conditions. We believe the addition of the NEC screen with a comprehensive onsite warranty will really appeal to our customers, who now more than ever, are looking for long term value with hardware purchases.”

Captivator-360 fits perfectly with SLKids ‘Customers who play, stay’ concept which is gaining a following among our key retailer client base.

“Because the solution is free to play and very easy to use, the customer decision making process is much simpler than with traditional games. We are seeing this translate through to really impressive customer engagement, including ‘hard to reach’ groups such as females and the forties to fifties age group. By encouraging these groups to stay in venues longer we can bring huge benefits to businesses.”

Sound also report that Captivator is drawing sales from diverse new sectors including hospitals, universities and care homes. Black added “We’re really upbeat about this fantastic new product. All the indications are that there is massive potential here for our clients and operators.”