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Yalp interactives in cold climates

Yalp interactives in cold climates

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 durability of the panels. Weight of 50kg (110.23 lbs) was dropped a thousand times on the center of the panels, without any damage.

The metal parts of the interactives are made from galvanized and powder-coated steel, which provides 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 does not influence the operation of the product. The Sona is located at Pikku Kakkosen puisto, the most popular public playground in Tampere, 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 not to affect the operation of the product, snow increases the fun! Play statistics show that the Sona in Tampere is played throughout the year. During the warmer periods of the year over 40 hours a week and during the winter period a little bit less, but still 2.5 hrs on average a day.

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 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 coldest 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 arctic and polar climate areas, according to the Köppen climate classification. 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 license.

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. Also, 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 new feature for the Yalp interactives, the Yalp+, a free web app, and an add-on that connects players to our interactive sport and play equipment worldwide. It offers even more fun and functionality in a user-friendly and straightforward way. For example, users can participate in local and global leagues every week and automatically find game information without an account! The app automatically shows you the rules of the games currently available on the product.


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.

Fono; DJ-booth; Inclusive; Social; Snow

Let it snow

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