Connect&GO acquires two specialist photo-video companies
Connect&GO has announced the acquisition of Nomad Logic, an experiential technology studio founded in 2000, and 3DB Solution, one of the longest operating companies in the leisure and amusement industry. The acquisitions will expand the company’s offering for attractions.
Founded in 2000, Nomad Logic is an experiential technology studio that specializes in creating unforgettable and shareable connected experiences using advanced photography, video, and augmented reality. Recognized as an industry leader, Nomad logic has deployed large-scale projects around the world. Included are Norwegian Cruise Lines, Vans, Capital One, Lincoln Park Zoo, Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet à la Ronde, Nintendo, and Facebook.
“I’m very enthusiastic to join the Connect&GO team, who are global leaders in technology for the leisure, sports, and entertainment industry. The synergies generated by the combination of our teams, our innovative technologies as well as our expertise in creating shareable experiences will enable us to become global leaders in the creation of memories very quickly,” shares Jean-Sébastien Lessard, president and founder of Nomad Logic, and now Partner, Vice President of Experiential Solutions at Connect&GO.
Founded in 2001 by Daniel Bleau, 3DB Solution was among the first players in the world in the amusement park photo industry. The company is behind the “Ride Photo System” specially designed for high-speed rides. The capture technology uses GigE digital cameras which allows this next-generation system to achieve what was previously unattainable image quality and delivery speed. 3DB Solution’s system has been deployed in dozens of major amusement parks generating millions of unforgettable memories for visitors over the years.
“After over 20 years in the entertainment industry, I wanted to hand over my business operations to a company with the same focus on customer experience and support – the key principals of success I’ve seen over the years. With Connect&GO, it’s mission accomplished!” says Daniel Bleau, President of 3DB Solution and now Partner at Connect&GO.
The two companies form what is now Kapture: memory maker. This solution will be an integral part of the Play&GO experiential engine that enables amusement park operators to easily create unforgettable experiences and increase customer engagement and loyalty, in addition to increasing revenue.
“For the owner of an amusement park, the potential revenue of such a service is very important. The majority of systems today only allow for the purchase of a single printed photo after the attraction. With Kapture and our virtual wallet platform, visitors can purchase the souvenirs at the time they purchase their tickets, at on-site kiosks, and even after their visit,” says Marc-André Dubé, Connect&GO’s product manager.