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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Why Invest in Automatic Bowling Scoring Systems?


With the dawn of the digital era, a new innovation was introduced to the classic game of bowling – the bowling scoring systems. This technology drastically changed the way that participants keep score of their game by allowing a computer to keep track of the players’ scores.

It was introduced in the year 1970, but was not instantly embraced by the people during that time. They continued to use the traditional way of keeping track of scores, which was done with the use of pen and paper. This is because they did not trust the accuracy of the new technology back then.

But over time, innovators were able to create a really good software and hardware which were able to flawlessly keep track of the scores and bowling enthusiasts were finally able to appreciate the system. Today, these automatic bowling scoring systems can be found in most, if not all, of the bowling alleys.

If you are planning to have a business venture with bowling alleys, it is a good idea to include a good automatic scoring system in your new alley bowling construction plan. Here’s why:

1. It sets the modern atmosphere of your bowling alley.


These automatic bowling scoring systems do more than just keep track of the score. Their screens are home to live-action scoring grids which make the game of bowling more thrilling as customers will be able to see a closer view of the ball hitting the pins on-screen. They can even replay the scene if they want.

Aside from this, their screens are also display customizable backgrounds, animations, advertisements, and marketing features, which can be another source of revenue for your business.

2. It increases customer satisfaction.


Your customers will not need to manually take note of the score. The user friendly interface it houses allows your customer to easily operate the system. They will also be able to reduce issues in terms of scoring as people rely on the system for a reliable report of the scoring.
The system also gives them a more exciting experience, because of the modern features it offers, as already stated above.

3. It helps with running the business.


One surprising fact about automatic bowling scoring systems is that it does not only exist for the customers, but for the staff and business owners as well. Many bowling equipment manufacturers are working on integrating clerical work usually done in the back office. Now, the staff can easily create reports, track bills and payments, and control the bowling equipment with ease.

Hence, your staff will be able to focus on other things, like giving out stellar customer service in your food shack or bar, since their time will not be consumed by working in the back office.

Many advances in technology will surely help business people who run entertainment upgrade their services. Bowling alley operators are lucky to have the automatic bowling scoring systems developed, as this will surely give their customers a fun bowling experience like never before.  As Matt Mullenweg said, technology is best when it brings people together.


If you have a new alley bowling construction, get a high quality scoring system.

What is a Boutique Bowling Alley?


A boutique bowling alley is the perfect picture of how different people nowadays enjoy the classic sport of bowling.

Traditional bowling alleys usually have a retro atmosphere, with furniture, arrangements, and decors that give out the old-school vibe.  They also have a lot of bowling lanes to cater to the number of people who want to play. These traditional bowling alleys are still found everywhere, but most of them now have an upgrade in their facilities.

However, you can find boutique bowling alleys in a lot of places especially in upscale metropolitan areas. These can often be located in hotels, entertainment centers, resorts, and even in residential areas.

Compared to traditional bowling alleys, this more modern version of bowling centers is very different, as it primarily focuses on catering to the other needs of its patrons.
Here’s what make them different from the traditional bowling alleys:

Facilities


Boutique bowling alleys are usually smaller in size compared to traditional alleys, and contain a lesser number of bowling lanes. However, they contain more than just the bowling lanes. They also house a stage for live music, billiards, a bar, a restaurant, and a lounge.
This is because boutique bowling lanes do not only focus on the game, but focuses on giving the patrons an atmosphere perfect for socializing. They give them a lot of choices for entertainment, and patrons are free to choose whatever they want to do to spend their time.
The objective of patrons for visiting bowling alleys have changed from just playing and winning to actually enjoying a good time with other people.

Interior Design


When you step inside, you’ll see all the traditional bowling equipment, however, there are no traces of the old-school vibe in boutique bowling alleys. Instead, everything is modernized. From the flooring, furniture, bowling equipment, lights, and sounds, everything screams of the 21st century.

Automatic Bowling Scoring System


Gone are the days of keeping track of score with pen and paper. Even the bowling scoring systems have received a modern makeover. This enables patrons to customize their game and their score screens.

These new bowling scoring systems have new features, such as being able to switch and see the scores in the other lanes, being able to capture on video and display on-screen a closer view of the ball hitting the pins.

Customer Service


Stellar customer service is one of the things that give you a unique experience in small bowling alleys. For the reason that the place has a smaller number of lanes, the staff are able to focus more on the other activities of the people.

Food and Drinks


Since these new alleys usually house restaurants and bars, the food is a whole lot different from traditional alleys, too. Here, you can get a serving of a sumptuous meal and a carefully mixed cocktail. These can even be prepared for group sharing. Gone are the days of just munching of fries and nachos, and gulping canned soda. In a boutique bowling alley, everyone can have a more fun time playing their favorite sport.


   

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Guide to Planning your New Bowling Alley Construction at Home

In this day and age, even homes can opt for a new bowling alley construction. Bowling is every family’s go-to sport for fun and entertainment, as it is very easy to learn and play. Playing together also gives the family a chance to gather in one room and talk while enjoying the thrill of rolling balls to hit standing pins and competing for the win. This is a way for them to exercise together, as well.

Hence, it is not a surprise for these bowling-loving families to find means for them to play the game conveniently. By incorporating bowling alleys in their very homes, they get to play the game without the struggle of traveling from their home to the bowling center.

Some also just want to upgrade their entertainment center in their homes. They did this by putting bowling lanes in their home bars or home theaters, thereby creating a mini version of a boutique bowling alley.

Celebrities, politicians, socialites, and business tycoons are among the few who have considered starting on new bowling alley construction in their homes, including the popular couple Beyonce and Jay-Z.

If you are one of those who would also like to designate a portion of your house to a bowling alley, continue reading the article and go through some considerations that will guide you in making your home bowling alley a wonderful reality.

Space for Bowling Equipment


Make sure you have ample space for the bowling lanes you want to install. Home bowling alleys usually have two lanes. Aside from that, also ensure that you have space for the other bowling equipment that you will be installing, including the pin setters, scoring machines, and ball return hoods. You will also need space for all the furniture and other appliances you want to place in the room.


It would be a good idea to talk to professionals about this so you could get the measurements needed for your new bowling alley construction.

Personalize with a Theme


The best way to make your home bowling alley yours is to give it a theme that matches your personality! You are going to be free with what colors and textures you want to use from your walls to your bowling balls.


If you want to recreate a boutique bowling alley inside your home, you can place a small bar and make sure you have comfortable seating so as to foster socialization in the room.


Take some time to go out to find inspiration everywhere. Then, sit down and review your options before deciding on giving your new bowling alley construction a go signal. When you’ve got a draft of the design you want for your home bowling alley, tell your architects and interior designers about it. Ask them about the aesthetic appeal and feasibility of your project, and consider their comments, too. This way, you’ll be sure that this new entertainment center in your home will be built with the approval of a professional. 

A Quick Guide to New Bowling Alley Construction for Your Business


You can see many bowling alleys nowadays. In fact, there’s always a new bowling alley construction somewhere, at any given time. This is probably because businesses can see that bowling has become a timeless sport and pastime. From the time it was introduced decades ago until this very day, people from different generations flock to bowling alleys to relax and spend some quality time together in a game of bowling.

No matter what the occasion, bowling alleys will always be there for people from all ages. With a market this big, a bowling center is undoubtedly a very lucrative business.

If you are thinking of putting up a new bowling alley as your next business venture, here are a few things to think about before you decide to have a new bowling alley construction:

  1. Look for a good location.

Whether you plan on constructing it inside an existing building or you plan on putting up the building itself, make sure that it is in a place which has high visibility, easily accessible, and with a good spot for your signage. This way, people be able to identify and be aware of your new business immediately.

Make sure to check your location for a good parking space, too. You’ll get less people to come to your place if you give them a hard time parking their cars.

  1. Think of a themed interior.

Instead of giving your customers the traditional bowling alley feels, think of some new themes that will excite people to visit your place. Make it upscale, modern, and colorful. Use lights, paint, and furniture to give them a different experience with the same game they have been playing for years.

  1. Step-up your bowling game.

Revolutionize the sport by setting up automated bowling scoring systems. These innovations give the traditional game of bowling a more modern feel, with a digital scoring grid. Giving your customers a bowling scoring system this easy to comprehend and use will surely keep them coming back to you. You can even use these screens for advertising purposes and generate additional revenue.

  1. Think of additional facilities to put up.

Give your customers the complete entertainment experience by including other entertainment options in your new bowling alley construction plan. Study your target market and find out what other facilities you can put up that they can enjoy and bring in more profit for you. You might consider arcades, bumper cars, and vending machines if you want to attract families. On the other hand, you might want to put up a bar, nightclub, and billiard tables if you want to attract upscale millennials.

Once you have gone over this checklist and thought things through, you are ready to start your new bowling alley construction! Deciding upon these factors should give your bowling alley a unique identity. Remember that in this day and age, people do not just go to bowling alleys to strike down some pins, but to have a great time with their family and friends as well. Just give them a unique and satisfactory experience, and they will surely keep coming back.


Monday, June 6, 2016

Automatic Scoring

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Automatic Scoring Rental Program Now Available!


Tired of shelling out big dollars for a scoring system only to have it be obsolete after a couple of years? Then be required to pay for a large upgrade or buy a new system to remain current.

US Bowling's "New" PULSE Automatic Scoring Rental Program lets you get started with a small deposit and easy monthly rental payments. Included with the Pulse Rental Program are free 7 day a week Technical Support, free parts exchange warranty and free software updates.  This means your scoring software will never be obsolete again. There are no maintenance or upgrade fees to pay - just one low rental payment each month. 

Would you like to hear more about how you can afford PULSE AUTOMATIC SCORING today? Call us at 909-548-0644 and mention our blog, or hit the more info link below and we will get back to you with the details.





1)     The rental program only requires a low down payment. 
2)     During the first 7 years, the scoring rental program can save you up to a 40% over purchasing.
3)     The rental program includes the warranty over the LIFE of the rental program.  Not just the 18 months provided by other manufactures.
4)     The rental program includes free tech support over the LIFE of the rental program.  Not just the 18 months provided by other manufactures.
5)     The rental program includes ALL software updates, software upgrades and software improvements over the life of the rental program.  
6)     Monthly rental payments are easily made through normal business operations. 
7)     Rental payments can be written off 100%.
8)     The rental program does not require underwriting to review tax returns, personal financials or other business financials that are required to approve a loan or lease.
9)     The Rental program does not tie up assets or property that hinder the customer’s ability to borrow future money
10)   If approved by Fortune 5 Capital, the rental program only requires a signature and personal guarantee.
11)   With the rental program, if a customer decides they would like to upgrade any part of their Pulse hardware system in the future, this can be done by simply sending the center the upgraded equipment.  The customer then returns the other and Fortune 5 Capital will modify the rental.




Why Purchase a New Scoring System?

1)      If you have a pile of cash you don’t know what to do with, then purchase.
2)      If you want to pay up to 40% more for a scoring system over the same period of time, then      
         purchase.
3)      If you want to collateralize your business or home to a bank or leasing company, then purchase.
4)      If you want to own a major capital investment that will have very little value in the next 5   
         years, then purchase.
5)      If you want to own a software system where the software is outdated after it is installed, then 
         purchase.
6)      If you don’t like the tax advantages of renting, then purchase.
7)      If you want to pay upwards of $550 per lane per year for tech support and warranty, then 
         purchase.
8)      If you don’t like the ability to upgrade your hardware system without another great capital 
         expenditure, then purchase.
9)      If you just like the thought of owning, then purchase.
10)   There are no advantages to owning, so RENT!







Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tips For Setting Up Maintenance Free Bowling Alleys

Are you planning to build a bowling alley? Regardless of whether you are planning to install a commercial bowling alley or a residential bowling alley, regular maintenance is of paramount importance to keep your bowling alley in fully functional condition. Before you rush to install your bowling alley or before you contact your bowling equipment manufacturer to signup, you need to do your homework. Maintenance being one of the major concerns while setting up bowling alleys, you will need to make the right choices. Here are some quick tips for you to set up maintenance free bowling alleys.

Most of the maintenance issues are linked to the quality of the bowling equipment used. You will therefore need to first make a detailed survey of top bowling alley equipment manufacturers in your area. Before signing up with them you will need to make sure that your service provider makes use of the best equipment. Have all your questions on the quality of the equipment answered before you sign up.

Second major reason why frequent maintenance issues erupt with bowling alleys is improper installation of the equipment. It is not enough to buy the best in class bowling equipment but it is equally important to have the bowling equipment installed professionally. It is your responsibility to therefore find an experienced and reputed bowling equipment manufacturer to take care of your installations.

Thirdly, you will need to sign up only with companies that are ready to provide you with ongoing maintenance service and not with companies that just sell the equipment but provide no further support so that if at all there should be any problem, you will know where to go for help.

Fourthly, do not choose your service provider just based on the quote that they give but take all the above factors into account and let the cost be the last factor that you compare. This is where most people make mistakes. They first rush to compare quotes without taking into account the other important factors. If you want to set up maintenance free bowling alleys, do not settle for substandard bowling equipment or for a mediocre service provider. It is best to invest in top quality products that are less likely to have frequent maintenance issues rather than going for cheap equipment that will cost you more money down the line.

It is best to get your service provider visit the place where you would like to install the bowling alley and establish the feasibility. This again will go a long way in avoiding unnecessary confusions during the installation process.

You will be able to enjoy the use of your bowling alley only if the entire system operates smoothly without any issues. You will be able to save you the hassles by carefully selecting your service provider and by reviewing their reputation before signing up. Reputed service providers never leave their customers stranded with maintenance issues but provide them with complete support.