Andamiro launches Personal Player Shields for protection between player stations
As arcades and family entertainment centres are grapple with the early stages of reopening and explore best safety practices during the COVID-19 era, the amusement industry needs to consider which cleaning and safety protocols will provide customers with the most peace of mind.
For this reason, Andamiro has developed machine-specific partitions for some of its games with two player stations. These Personal Player Shields (PPS) are easy to install and provide a stylish separation solution for Andamiro’s SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, perhaps the most widely placed pusher game, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which was on its way to becoming this summer’s blockbuster arcade attraction.
Several partitioning products have been introduced over the past two months, many of them appearing to be self-supporting bulkheads that can be arbitrarily placed between individual games. Andamiro’s solutions are specific to its games, creating a protective barrier and precise fit between two player stations on single cabinets.
Andamiro’s Personal Player Shields are made of 1/4” clear acrylic that is lightweight, durable, flexible and insulative. SpongeBob Pineapple’s shield, which installs between the game’s two front windows, has white trim along the outer edge and offers precise separation without attracting attention. Jurassic World’s shield is a freestanding system that slides into position; when the base is positioned under the cabinet front, the shield aligns to form a snug fit between the two player stations.
“Our shields are intended for temporary use,” said Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco. “We’re happy to offer them to help operators address customer concerns about safety.”