Sona, All-Weather
Designed for heavy-duty outdoor use

We designed all interactive playsets specificalle for heavy-duty outdoor use. The interactives are all-weather proof and developed to withstand the tough conditions outdoors, according to EN 1176: 2008. All electronic components are housed in a solid steel or concrete construction.

The products are made of high quality materials. For instance, the transparent panels of the Yalp Sutu are made of 15mm thick polycarbonate. This material is also used in the safety shields of the police and is similar to bullet-proof glass. We successfully tested the panels durability.. A weight of 50kg (110.23 lbs) was dropped a thousand times on the centre of the panels, without any damage occurring.

The metal parts of the interactives are made from galvanized and powder coated steel, which provides an ultimate protection against extreme weather conditions and vandalism. Hence why there are seldom reclamations due to vandalism.

The products have been subjected to a temperature test and have proven to withstand temperature differences of -35°C until +85°C. (-95°F, +185°F)

Sona snow fun in Tampere Finland

The Sona in Tampere Finland is a great example proving that the climate has no influence on the operation of the product. The Sona is located at Pikku Kakkosen puisto, which is the most popular public playground in the city of Tampere, the is the third biggest city in Finland. During the coldest season, in the months December, January, February and March, temperatures can drop below -10 ℃  (-50 ℉) and there is a lot of snowfall. While this has shown to have no effect on the operation of the product, snow just increases the fun!  Play statistics show that the Sona in Tampere is played throughout the year. During the warmer periods of year over 40 hours a week and during the winter period a little bit less, but still 2.5 hrs on average a day.

(Source: screenshot of online my.yalp interactive remote control tool)

Yalp Sona at Bergvretenskolan in Enkoping Sweden

Bergvretenskolan is a school in Enkopig that offers inspiration, dedication and a challenging and exciting learning environment. The yalp sona adds to this and provides an interactive playful learning facility outdoors and has been given a prominent place on the schoolyard. Sweden is known for its cold winters, in the coldest months temperatures can drop below -5 ℃ (-50 ℉). But, that does not spoil the fun. Statistics show that even in January, the coolest month, people use the Yalp Sona for more than 10 hours a week, that’s 2 hours each school day.

Yalp interactives in cold and polar climates

we have installed several Yalp interactives in cold and polar climate areas, according to the Köppen climate classification, which indicates the latitude climate zones. Yet we have never had reclamations due to cold. 

We are convinced of the quality of our products, therefore every product comes with a 5 year warranty and service licence. Download the case study PDF here and please feel free to contact us directly for more information.

The creativity of children

Yalp interactives incorporate technology into the playground like never before. The electronic play equipment blends the exhilarating and heart-pumping excitement of video games with the aerobic rush of outdoor fun. In addition, the creativity of today’s children is endless. The panels of the Yalp Sutu react on vibration, which makes it possible to play the games by throwing snowballs. You can even start a snowball throwing competition. Because the speed radar in the middle of the Sutu wall will tell who can throw it the hardest.

Even more interactivity with the Yalp App

This brings us to the next cool feature of the Yalp Sutu. Recently the Yalp Sutu competition App was released, which can be downloaded for free in the App store and Google play store. With this App, one can join the worldwide competition by playing on the Yalp Sutu interactive soccer wall. It is possible to claim your scores with the app. You can compete against players all over the world and keep track of your personal progress. Click here for more info or watch the Yalp Sutu app teaser video.

Are you the coolest DJ in town?

Ice cold winter conditions do not affect the operation of the Yalp Fono DJ booth. Just scoop the snow to the side and place your phone on the pad. The video below shows the weather and vandalism resistance of the Yalp Fono.