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Nanotech has a distributor, so what's next?

June 30, 2008

We’ve had a few posts recently on a new company that is joining the coin-op scene and once again they have another press release to share with the world. After revealing the licensing of Gottlieb pinball tables for their new MultiPin system, Nanotech is announcing that they have partnered up with Too Fun Inc., a distributor based in Dallas Texas that will carry their products

worldwide. So in case you were excited about seeing their new MultiPin with it’s recreated Gottlieb tables then you soon may find one. According to the release the product is ready to go now so I assume that within a few months we should have a good idea of how well this system will do and if it will leave UltraPin in the dust or not. At the very least it’s an important step for them as a coin-op company without a distributor is a little like a boat without water unless they are willing to undertake that particular challenge by themselves.

The release does indicate that there is more going on with Nanotech in relation to coin-op products so now we will wait and see if it’s another video pinball type table or a video arcade game. Hopefully if it is arcade-related, it isn’t another MAME-style system that will do for arcades what they are doing for pinball as in the past I have seen new startups do something like an official MAME machine and then don’t go anywhere beyond that. Don’t get me wrong, something like Arcade Legends is nice and all but we’ve seen it already and it would be nice to see a new company try out something other than a MAME type system for a change. At least Nanotech has started with a video pinball system which looks to be different enough and their business model of designing the technology and games and licensing them for a different company to manufacture is interesting as well so we’ll keep on waiting to see what’s next from them, with high hopes.

Hit the post break for the press release

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Nanotech has a distributor, so what’s next?

June 30, 2008

We’ve had a few posts recently on a new company that is joining the coin-op scene and once again they have another press release to share with the world. After revealing the licensing of Gottlieb pinball tables for their new MultiPin system, Nanotech is announcing that they have partnered up with Too Fun Inc., a distributor based in Dallas Texas that will carry their products

worldwide. So in case you were excited about seeing their new MultiPin with it’s recreated Gottlieb tables then you soon may find one. According to the release the product is ready to go now so I assume that within a few months we should have a good idea of how well this system will do and if it will leave UltraPin in the dust or not. At the very least it’s an important step for them as a coin-op company without a distributor is a little like a boat without water unless they are willing to undertake that particular challenge by themselves.

The release does indicate that there is more going on with Nanotech in relation to coin-op products so now we will wait and see if it’s another video pinball type table or a video arcade game. Hopefully if it is arcade-related, it isn’t another MAME-style system that will do for arcades what they are doing for pinball as in the past I have seen new startups do something like an official MAME machine and then don’t go anywhere beyond that. Don’t get me wrong, something like Arcade Legends is nice and all but we’ve seen it already and it would be nice to see a new company try out something other than a MAME type system for a change. At least Nanotech has started with a video pinball system which looks to be different enough and their business model of designing the technology and games and licensing them for a different company to manufacture is interesting as well so we’ll keep on waiting to see what’s next from them, with high hopes.

Hit the post break for the press release

[Nanotech Entertainment] [Discuss on the Forum]

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Immersion Copr. invests into new startup called NanoTech Entertainment

June 18, 2008

You might be wondering why I am bringing this up as the names of these companies don’t sound familiar, but it is arcade related. Some time ago a company called Immersion Corporation signed an agreement with GlobalVR to put their force feedback technology into games like NASCAR and Blazing Angels. From what I have experienced in those games, the technology is pretty good and it’s one thing that helps set Blazing Angels apart in the arcade. Now Immersion has invested into a new company that is working on arcade-related products called NanoTech Entertainment and we will be keeping an eye open on this development to see what will come out of it for arcades. In taking a look at the NanoTech site they have some PC perhipherals that work to emualte arcade controls, including a pinball controller which is new to me. They also have created a digital pinball table called MultiPin (pictured to the right) and according to the press release this investment will lead to “future products that include innovative technologies for the arcade, PC, and console gaming platforms.”

and

““Beyond the investment, we intend to feature Immersion’s force feedback technology in our upcoming consumer and coin-op products.”

(my emphasis added).

That last part doesn’t sound like a PC add-on but whether or not they will be creating a brand new arcade game is anyone’s guess at the moment but it is good to point it out now and see where it goes from here in case they do. New startups to the arcade industry are always welcome and I hope we will see more soon. Hit the post break for the press release.

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