PRODUCED BY FUNWORLD—THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF IAAPA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016


Alcorn McBride Unveils RidePlayer

Do you face a challenge synchronizing the onboard audio in a ride vehicle with animatronics, effects, and other offboard audio/video features? Alcorn McBride (Booth #869), a company with more than 30 years of experience doing show controls for parks across the globe, has launched a new product called RidePlayer to solve this problem. It uses GPS and other wireless technologies, as well as a master clock, to schedule playback and maintain a lock between on-board and wayside systems.

“It takes a lot of cool design to make this happen reliably every time,” said Scott Harkless, the company’s director of sales. “It’s been tried a number of different ways, but we’re really attacking this using the Alcorn McBride methods—embedded design, special circuits, things like that—to make it happen.”

RidePlayer, which is suited for dark rides, coasters, parade floats, and tour vehicles, will be ready to ship in March 2017.

www.alcorn.com

 

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