PST is best known for its seating prowess however during the pandemic we’ve been able to change by developing our own range of Social distancing and protective equipment.
The most recent issue of Intergaming features a special on Casino seating in which we explain why it’s important to keep players comfortable when gaming.
Basic components such as research, design and technology will always compose the foundations but for a seat to be outstanding it should be complemented with psychology, experience and craftsmanship. Influencing a player through textile, temperature, smell, pressure and distribution all prolongs the experience however, while innovation enables design led technology PST understands it must also be combined with traditional handcraftsmanship. Comfort and durability are paramount as with any form of seating, however, so are the ergonomics where seat height, angle, foam density and distance from a machine must be taken into consideration.PST Seating
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PST has developed a new range of safety screens to enable operators create clear barriers between machines while simultaneously adhering to government social distancing measures.
As international lockdown restrictions gradually ease, PST understands it is imperative that the gaming industry resumes promptly, however as social distancing looks set a prerequisite to opening, operators must ensure the health and safety of customers.
PST’s solution is a Social Safety Screen which can be fitted between any form of gaming equipment such as slot machines, multiplayer automatic table games, even a redemption terminal.
The one-size-fits-all design of the divider can be delivered chrome or sprayed in any colour powder coating in addition to being manufactured bespoke with logos and branding.
The screen element of the divider is frosted in order to provide privacy for players while ensuring visibility of the screen in subdued light without hindering the flexibility for customers wishing to play on several machines at once.
Overall size is approximately 2.0m x 1.0m, however PST can customize size and design according to specific requirements.
As a mark of respect and gratitude, PST will also be making a donation from each sale to NHS Charities Together which is raising vital funds for NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.
“Take a seat”, one of the most commonly used phrases in modern day society and yet something almost always taken for granted that a chair will be there when needed.
Often, little or no attention is paid to what someone is sat on yet the science, technology and even psychology behind the seating is not only extensive but also profoundly researched and developed. Indeed, one of a casino’s most important expressions has always traditionally been through its seating. Influencing a player through textile, temperature, smell, pressure and distribution all prolongs the experience, all of which contribute
eventually to overall profits.
Recognised throughout the world as a leader and specialist in this discipline, PST’s acclaimed history of innovation began more than 50 years ago when this family-run manufacturer incorporated design and science into the functionality of casino seating, defining is future ever since.
Today, PST employs a diverse team where talent is only surpassed by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence and sustainability. Never just reacting to the gaming industry’s needs but anticipating them, this technology is uniquely combined with its heritage and experience, indeed many engineers have been with the company for decades with one particular craftsman celebrating 48 years this month.
PST’s proprietary technology, bespoke manufacturing and attention to detail has always ensured the player is comfortable while completely immersed in the experience being created and according to Betfred’s Retail PM Nick Lowe “is one of our only suppliers which constantly goes above and beyond. Nothing is ever too much and they consistently deliver high quality products prior to deadlines.”
Praise indeed, but this applied creativity and customer support has been refined to set a new global gaming standard, as the company is keenly aware that its products must evolve alongside those it supports.
Renown for its development of comfort systems, motion technology and control devices adapted to a variety of seating applications, PST’s core product lines include an extensive range of bespoke models with adjustable mechanisms, heat and sound systems, brand embroidery, USB charging ports, power cup holders and other industry-specific prerequisites.
Indeed, many of these exclusive functions and components are designed internally by a specific team of experts prior to being manufactured at its Tyneside facility in the north of England.
From the Derby chair launched over half a Century ago, PST’s most recent offering, the Cosmpolitan and Monte Carlo are the epitome of innovation, technology, durability and traditional hand craftsmanship.
Featuring higher seating and comfort, both design options can be customised through PST’s bespoke system affording customers a selection of different colours, armrest, pull handle and castors or glides for ease of movement.
Standard features of these chairs for maximum comfort and support, as well as ease of maintenance, include PST’s unique Comfort Spring Back technology, self-levelling self-returning gas lift and durable Electro plated or powder coated bases with glides and any bespoke size. These chairs are also available with a number of options including a unique easy change seat, trumpet base, protective edge back and several finger grip options.
Interestingly, casino chair architecture is increasingly crossing over into
mainstream designer furniture with inspiration taken from the gaming environment being used to create exquisite luxury interior home designs.
Who know show long it will be before we see a version of the Cosmopolitan or Monte Carlo in the home?
In light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the necessary counter measures required to combat it, PST is taking steps to ensure its ability to maintain service levels, whilst simultaneously protecting its valued employees, customers and suppliers.
South Shields Head Office
Following the Government directive, PST has had to furlough the majority of its production team while retaining a skeleton staff in order to maintain a reduced service level.
Such measures will ensure PST will be in a position to return to normal production immediately when the lockdown is lifted.
Therefore, current production is obviously reduced and restrictions on overseas transportation are causing a slight delay in some supply and deliveries.
Please be assured that every possible measure is being taken to minimise any disruption. PST is committed to maintaining service levels during these unprecedented circumstances in order to continue to exceed customer and supplier expectations.
Obviously, to comply with Government advice, we would ask that no one attempt to visit the factory or offices in person without prior arrangement.
Landline numbers are diverted and emails are monitored with sales and accounting staff working from home during the lockdown.
In short, we will do our utmost, and continue to support and service all our valued stakeholders needs in any way we can, until normality returns.
PST would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding during this difficult period, wishing you all good luck and good health.
Stay Indoors – Save Lives – Support the NHS.
The PST Team.
With ICE now over it’s a good time to recap over what we accomplished with our new branding and how we plan on progressing through the next chapter of PST.
We are proud to announce the launch of the newly redesigned PST Brand along with the new website pstseating.com . The new site features a modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential information to help customers effectively manage complexity and optimise their ordering process.
The new company website is part of the ongoing evolution of the PST brand. We have refreshed our website reflecting the personality of PST. Our design is more modern, intuitive and with this new look, we wanted to make the user experience as simple as possible. The new site is easy to use and easy to navigate, we now have a clearer structure featuring a drop-down menu on the top of the page for a streamlined experience.
We have chosen a clear contrasting colours for the NEW PST brand that resonate with the industry.
Proudly exhibiting for its 26th consecutive year, PST is once again looking forward to meeting customers at ICE Totally Gaming 2020 being held February 4th-6th at Excel, London. Located in the South Hall on stand number S8-140, PST will be proudly celebrating its rich history while simultaneously unveiling its exciting and innovative new product range for 2020.
PST has announced the launch of a brand new showroom in Derby, conveniently located in the heart of the Midlands, United Kingdom.
Serviced by various regional airports and motorway networks, this exciting new showroom is easily accessibly and has been created as a design led experience to showcase the PST product range capabilities, which continually evolve.
The ultimate in convenience for gaming professionals, interior designers, architects and clients alike, the showroom will facilitate the personal creation of bespoke briefs in addition to visualising traditional ranges, fabrics, metalwork and innovation.
The new showroom will also complement PST’s mobile exhibition vehicle, which was developed in response to customer demands by clients who wanted to visualise the diverse range in concepts and options personally.
PST Derby. 3 Prospect Place, Pride Park , Derby, DE24 8HG, United Kingdom