Betson offers scaled down webinar version of BTU class

Leading provider of arcade games and location-based amusement equipment Betson Enterprises is offering a free scaled-down version of its popular Betson Technical University (BTU) class as an online webinar taking place Wednesday, 12 August at 1pm EST.

‘Virtual BTU’ will cover: electricity, wiring, cranes, machine troubleshooting, computers, preventive maintenance, and more.

Space is limited, so organisers recommend signing up in advance.

BTU plans to hold its traditional hands-on class 16-17 September 2020 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD, US, and is working closely with the hotel to provide a safe space during the class.

Organisers will adhere to social distance standards with each student at their own 6′ table, masks and sanitiser will be provided and stations and room will be sanitised daily.

“A key component of a successful FEC is amusement equipment support, because broken equipment means you aren’t generating revenue. We launched Betson Technical University as part of our commitment to helping our FEC’s be successful,” said a BTU spokesperson. “Our skilled, experienced in-house technicians conduct the training, sharing their knowledge, experience and best practices. These two-day courses provide extensive family entertainment center training, whether the technician is an experienced mechanic or is new to the field. Attendees tell us they appreciate interacting with their peers from other FECs, as well as learning directly from technical experts.”

Topics discussed include game system overview, digital multi-metre, basic soldering/splicing techniques, game maintenance, card reader 101, troubleshooting, electric circuit theory, advance troubleshooting, wiring schematics, computer repair, and basic LCD repair.

Students typically receive hands-on training, manual, multi-metre, 8-in-1 tools, ticket emulator, tamper proof torx bits, receptacle tester, and a BTU Certification.

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