The new Insider Connected platform by Stern Pinball
Last month Stern Pinball launched their new Insider Connected Platform, describing it as “…a comprehensive technology initiative to connect the universe of Stern pinball machines.” But what exactly is it and how will it enhance our pinball experience?
Stern’s new platform went live with the launch of Godzilla earlier this month, with the full scope of features, including a mobile app, scheduled for roll out over the next year. Moving forward, all Stern Spike 2 LCD games produced after the September launch will ship with the Insider Connected system installed; this includes new runs of previously released titles. In addition, any existing Stern LCD game can be added to Insider Connected by installing a simple, inexpensive retrofit kit available from Stern distributors.
Insider Connected Overview
Enhance & Extend Player Engagement
Stern’s new platform is designed to enhance and extend player engagement with games across both home and commercial environments. It also presents professional operators of pinball machines with a robust set of tools to drive location play, build player loyalty, analyse performance, make adjustments remotely and maintain the machines. Furthermore, Stern can utilise the platform to highlight a particular game title or to engage the community.
Insider Connected: Free Registration
Registration for Insider Connected is free. Players can either scan a QR code at the games or go to the Stern Pinball website where they will need to enter an email address and create a password. Once players register for Insider Connected, they are issued a unique QR Code that can be used to identify that player at any connected pinball machine, anywhere in the world. When a player logs into the machine, they can track their progress, earn new game specific achievements, engage with the player community and participate in promotions and Challenge Quests.
“Insider Connected will transform how players interact with pinball machines, and operators will benefit greatly from new tools,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.
With pinball always having had some level of community interaction behind it, Stern’s new Insider Connected platform seems like a great way to expand pinball past the player standing at the machine and enter a wider, more interactive community.
For more information on the new Stern Insider Connected system, including retrofit to existing Spike 2 LCD machines, call Pinball Heaven on 01772 816677.