Sydney, Australia, February 21, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- From 20 foot screens on the gold coast to the local club down the road, 199QUERY has developed devices that allow live SMS messages sent to its service to be displayed on any TV screen.
The technology, developed by 199QUERY enables live questions and their answers to be displayed over the top of normal programming within a few minutes of being received by the customer.
199QUERY is a bespoke answer service where questions texted to 199QUERY are answered by a team of researchers within a few minutes. These questions, often quite strange are then displayed across all plasmas in a club with their humorous yet accurate answers.
The second installation at Cube Nightclub in Canberra represents 199QUERY's commitment to pushing the boundaries of club - patron interaction and is the first of its kind in Australia. "With this service a club can display a custom message on the screen and have patrons respond to it instantly." Says 199QUERY founder Sebastien Maslin. "From competitions to win free drinks to the thrill of seeing their name displayed across all the screens in a club this is a unique and exciting venture between 199QUERY and Cube - the first in Australia."
Already 199QUERY has seen a huge number of patrons use the service, eager to see their questions appear on the screen. "Its a bit of good fun" says Cube PR/Marketing and Events Manager Candice Easter "people send in their name, 199QUERY sends back some info on them and then we put it up on the screen for everyone to see".
With orders for 20 more units, 199QUERY will be rolling out the service across bars and clubs around Australia and New Zealand.
Examples of questions shown on the screens at Cube so far have included:
Q. What's the top speed and average of hippopotamus
A. Hippo sprinting speed averages between 30-40 km/h. Max speed is 50 km/h. The hippo can maintain these higher speeds for only a few hundred meters though!
Q. How far is it from new zealand to aussie
A. Closest distance between New Zealand and Australia is about 1600km from Tasmania to SW coast of Sth Island. Sydney to Auckland is 2,157km
Q. Is malcolm mc'dowell the guy from a clockwork orange star on the set of entourage?
A. Yes, Malcolm McDowell from A Clockwork Orange (1971) Plays Terrance in 7 episodes of Entourage. He also played a character who "killed" Capt Kirk in Startrek.
199QUERY was started in 2006 by 25 year old weapons engineer and entrepreneur Sebastien Maslin.
Cube Nightclub is Canberra's Premier and only gay venue, located in Garema Place Civic.