Rilix LLC Awarded ETL Mark for Its VR Roller Coaster Simulators

Permission Note: The news release below is issued by Rilix LLC, the manufacturer of Andamiro’s SpongeBob VR Bubble Coaster, and is republished with permission.

MELBOURNE, FL—April 22, 2024— Rilix LLC, a leading developer of commercial-grade virtual reality entertainment devices, is proud to announce that its roller coaster simulators, including Andamiro’s SpongeBob VR Bubble Coaster, have received the prestigious ETL Mark, affirming compliance with UL Standard 22 for amusement machines.

Logo EtlThe ETL Mark, issued by Intertek, is recognized globally as a designation of quality, safety and performance. Products bearing the ETL Mark underscore conformity with all applicable North American safety standards.

“Receiving the ETL Mark after a yearlong evaluation demonstrates our commitment to safety and quality, asserting to operators, distributors and consumers alike, that our VR coaster simulators meet critical safety and regulatory standards,” said Michael Carvalho, chief operating officer of Rilix. “This milestone not only reflects the hard work and dedication of the Rilix team, but also reinforces the company’s mission to deliver innovative and immersive top-tier entertainment technologies.”

Over the past year, Rilix has significantly improved its coaster system, focusing on easier assembly, enhanced aesthetics and robust construction. Some notable enhancements include adjustable brackets for flexible marquee positioning, reinforced structures for increased durability and diamond plate surfaces for added traction in high-traffic sections. Additional updates comprise protective measures for wiring and wind system tubes, along with a redesigned fiberglass structure with streamlined (and stronger) contours and an enlarged card-reader shelf.

Recently, Rilix upgraded the coaster’s security cable and headset frame assembly, introducing a thicker steel rope with dual connection points for improved stability and load distribution. Plastic sleeves now protect the cable ends. To safeguard this highly tamper-resistant assembly, a 12-ton swaging press is employed to secure the cable end to the cable shaft.

“With continuous improvements like these backed by the ETL Mark, Rilix is set to expand its market reach, ensuring that more amusement operators can offer their patrons the thrill of VR roller coaster rides with the assurance of safety and quality,” Carvalho said.

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The Rilix VR coaster is a standalone (all-in-one) virtual reality entertainment system using Meta Quest 2 headsets for a fully immersive experience. Designed with a durable fiberglass body comfortably seating two guests, it is the most cost-effective, unattended VR attraction on the market. The original Rilix coaster ships with 12 exciting rides, while Andamiro’s SpongeBob VR Bubble Coaster offers with three scenic Bikini Bottom episodes.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in 100-plus countries, delivers innovative and bespoke assurance, testing, inspection and certification solutions for its customers’ operations and supply chains. It provides unrivalled Total Quality Assurance for its customers businesses. Electrical Testing Labs (ETL), founded in 1896 by Thomas Alva Edison, has a storied history of warranting product safety and performance. The ETL Listed Mark symbolizes a legacy of innovation, influence and independence when applied to a manufacturer’s product. Visit www.intertek.com to learn more.

About Rilix
Founded in 2014, Rilix specializes in creating digital coaster rides and games on an affordable virtual reality platform. More than 1,000 location-based VR simulators have been placed in 25 countries, attracting million users. Its versatile VR pods snap into small spaces in retail locations and arcades. The company markets its own Rilix-branded coasters and ride content and builds the SpongeBob VR Bubble Coaster, sold exclusively by Andamiro, a leading amusement machine brand. Amid these offerings, Rilix is best-known for its attentive customer service, thorough technical support, and timely upgrades. Please visit www.rilix.business for additional information.