Leading Scottish operator Fair City Amusements has placed an initial order for 20 flagship VenueHub jukeboxes from Sound Leisure and Soundnet.

The order follows extensive site testing and is the start of a larger planned investment in the market-leading digital jukebox technology by Faircity, which has an extensive client base throughout Scotland.

“The V-Hub with Gen 2 software has exceeded our expectations and outperformed any other jukebox on site,” says Brian Campbell, Managing Director of Fair City. “This is a jukebox which delivers what our customers expect, not just the latest music, but social media compatibility and the innovative soundjack app, housed in a great-looking cabinet and accessed by an intuitive interface. There is nothing else on the market to touch it.”

Chris Black commented, “We have worked closely with Brian and the Faircity team to pull this together and are thrilled with this initial order To have yet another leading operator choose V-Hub is a ringing endorsement for Sound Leisure and the quality of our product.”

“Brian and the team at Fair City appreciate the importance of the music content on their jukeboxes and we are pleased to further cement our working relationship with this new order,” added James Luck from Soundnet. “The development of the soundjack app which we released this year gives greater functionality to Soundnet-enabled jukeboxes and offers something unique to the pay per play market.”

VenueHub was first unveiled by Sound Leisure at EAG 2012 and at this year’s EAG the company unveiled its Gen 2 V-Hub software which completely overhauls the design and look of the user interface of the jukebox, making it much more intuitive for the customer. It is based on a new software platform that speeds up the processes, to create a slicker, quicker experience that also means Sound Leisure can add greater functionality going forward.

The new software update includes three major new apps:

  • soundjack – this offers users the opportunity to choose and pay for music via their smart phones. It is ideal for reaching customers who may not be situated close to the jukebox within the venue, such as those seated in a smoking area, or playing pool.
  • Twitter – this allows a pub or club to have their own Twitter feed, with a dedicated hashtag, which can be accessed on the jukebox as a timeline and via a full-screen advert. This is a fantastic way for a site to promote their presence by encouraging customers to Tweet their location and that of their friends while out having fun.
  • Flickr – another huge social media phenomenon, this time based on images. Customers to the site are encouraged to upload their photos onto the site’s flickr feed. If they tag their pictures #fs – they will be able to see their pictures full screen in the pub!