Access control tech provider Connect&GO acquires Kool Replay
Connect&GO, Canadian creator of RFID technology and operations management systems for the leisure, attractions, sports and entertainment industries, has announced its recent acquisition of Kool Replay.
Founded in 2016, Kool Replay has developed a proprietary system that uses connected capture technology to make it easier than ever for guests to take and share branded photos and videos. The innovative technology is currently used at multiple leisure attractions around the world. The Kool Replay system has produced over 750,000 digital souvenirs for guests.
According to Mathieu Dupuis, vice president of technology at Connect&GO, “The Kool Replay system is a unique and complementary addition to the existing Connect&GO platform for permanent installations. It’s the first technology we’ve found that makes it possible to easily share edited, branded video content, with multiple view-points using a cloud-based distribution platform, powered by patent-pending algorithms.”
Kool Replay will continue to develop it’s offering autonomously; but it will operate as a Connect&GO business unit. The two company co-founders will work to grow the business with the new added benefit of Connect&GO’s expertise and resources.
“We are very proud to welcome François and Benoit into the Connect&GO family,” says Dominic Gagnon, co-founder of Connect&GO. “They are two remarkable entrepreneurs that have made impressive strides in the entertainment market and have gained the confidence of major amusement parks like Luna Park on Coney Island.”
In the next year, Connect&GO plans to triple the size of Kool Replay team and make significant investments in the company’s research and development.
“We are thrilled to be joining a global leader in guest experience technology for the leisure, sports and entertainment industries. The combination of our technologies will allow us to create added value and offer a completely connected experience,” says François Tremblay, Co-Founder of Kool Replay.
The two companies will combine their leading technologies to launch a new and unique product: “the FunPass”. The comprehensive offer will include a smart connected wristband dispenser, RFID scanners and Kool Replay’s signature photo/video capturing system, allowing leisure attraction guests to easily access tons of photo and video souvenirs.