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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 2, February 2013, Posted On: 1/25/2013

Networked Phoenix Dart Game Features Live Video Images Of Remote Competitors

Marcus Webb
TAGS: electronic dart board, soft-tip dart machine, coin-op darts, dartboard, Hong International, Lansdale Amusement, Internet enabled dart machine, David Lausterer, dart tournament

HATFIELD, PA -- Hong International's VSPhoenix soft-tip dart game system was recently placed at a location serviced by Lansdale Amusement (Hatfield, PA).

Each Phoenix dart game cabinet includes an HD monitor mounted on top and connects to the Internet. Players in different locations can see and compete against opponents over a proprietary network; players in New York can compete against darters in Los Angeles, for example.

A second camera shows a close-up of the dartboard. A player's data are automatically stored in the system database.

Lansdale is a third-generation operating company that says it introduced electronic dartboards to southeastern Pennsylvania 30 years ago, forming the region's first dart league in 1986.

Lansdale's David Lausterer told local press outlets that he expects hundreds of darters to compete on 40 VSPhoenix machines during its inaugural local tournament, taking place from Jan. 25 to 27 at the Holiday Inn Lansdale (Kulpsville). | SEE STORY

South Korea's Hong International has displayed its Phoenix system at U.S. amusement trade shows in recent years. Gold Standard Games (formerly Shelti Inc.) offers a communicating board called Radikal Darts. The Radikal technology was developed by Spain's Gaelco Darts.

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