Flumes and water slides have traditionally been controlled
by timer systems, leading to a lack of flexibility and reduced ‘rider
throughput’, as safety dictates that the timer has to be set for
the slowest rider.
Ui-Sense is a reliable, flexible sensor based system
that works by detecting the entry and exit of a rider into the flume.
This means that the stop / go lights will be based on the exact position
of the rider, rather than the assumed position based on a time.
The sensors used in Ui-Sense are unaffected by the
water turbulence which has caused problems with these types of systems
in the past; the high speed detection electronic circuitry ensures that
even if the torso of the rider misses the sensor, the lights are triggered;
and the detection algorithms prevent false / multiple detections.
The benefits of this system are reduced queue times
and increased safety. The installation of this system will also ensure
your flumes are fully compliant with BS EN 1069- 1:2000.
Ui-Sense also includes the option of rider timing:
the rider speed may be shown on a display or plasma screen, enhancing
the customer experience and, with the integration of the Ui-Band system,
even providing additional revenue opportunities in the form of certificates
and merchandise showing fastest ride time and speed.
Ui-Sense may also be integrated with Ui-Pic, a flume
photography system for water parks; the unique serial number means that
the customers can view, print and then purchase photos of themselves
when leaving the park - a revenue generation opportunity that is relatively
new for the water park sector.
The Ui-Sense system has been developed, manufactured
and tested in the UK by Access Point Controls, in conjunction with one
of the UK’s leading water parks.
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