The Entertainer Management System is a turnkey solution for effectively supervising private dance reporting, as well as managing dancer and other personnel club accounts. The system consists of proprietary modules and software installed on one or more computers. The modules are small, multipurpose devices that provide a variety of functions: Dancer accounting, booth usage, bill acceptor status, door access (grant/deny), check in/out, and alarm notification. The EMS software runs under Microsoft Windows XP Pro and provides the user with the rich, graphical point and click environment for all configuration and operational function.

System Operation

Each entertainer is issued a personal “iButton” electronic key that contains a unique ID number, which is used to access his or her information in a database. The record consists of their key serial number, their name, the money on their account and their work history.

Before performing any dances, the dancer must deposit money out of her own pocket into her account at a charge-up station. For example, a deposit of 200.00 allows her to do 200.00 worth of dances. An alternate to this method is to allow the girl to touch her iButton to a dance area at which time the customer inserts the required dance fee into a bill acceptor tower located at each dance booth area. The dancer is paid by the house at the end of shift based on her printout of dances performed and house split.

The dancer's tip is any money that she collects in excess of the required fees deposited by the customer.


All account transactions are logged to a redundant encrypted database. Account transactions include dances, locker rental, check in/out, initial dance fees, cash-outs, credits, debits, and alarm initiation and acknowledgment.


The EMS system provides the club with very flexible rate structure configurations. In addition to structuring rates based on dancer and booth, rates can associated with multiple schedules- for example, holiday rates, weekend versus weekday rates, time of day etc. The DJ also can have a touch screen display which shows the current status of each checked in dancer and her position in the dance Que along with weather she is doing a customer dance and time remaining on the dance. The DJ can also initiate floor specials such as 2 for 1s, DVD special etc. which are set up in the rate structuring.

Both customer and dancer costs can be specified as well as corresponding dance times, ensuring that the accounting is accurate even with cash transactions. Also the dance times are based on actual time vs. song length. This ensures that the customer gets the correct amount of dance time for his money spent which makes for a more pleasant experience. While EMS provides this advanced rate structure capability, it still retains simple rate setup for clubs that do not require this level of sophistication.


Sophisticated reports are built into the EMS system. With all the transactions logged to the database, many system management reports can be generated. A few of the standard reports include: income from booths, dancers and bill acceptors, door access and hours worked. Additional custom reports can be requested from Video Simplex for a nominal charge.


The EMS software can be configured for multiple operators. Operators can be restricted from any area of the software. This restriction is not limited just to menus and screen views, but can be specified down to particular buttons and on-screen controls. This feature provides the club with a very detailed level of control of the operators’ access to software features.


In addition to electronic door locks, motion sensors and pressure sensitive pads at dance areas, the EMS software can be customized to meet specific customer needs. In addition to automated daily database backups to our secure FTP server, off site relaying of transactions every 5 minutes ensures that in the event of a system hardware failure the club will always have a current status of each dancer’s transactions.


Communication between the central computer and the modules is performed over standard Ethernet cables. This is superior to other serial protocols: data rates are higher and cable runs can be longer. The EMS provides a high level of security for all data transmitted over the Ethernet. All data and command packets are encrypted using a revolving encryption key synchronized between the server and each individual module.


The central computer provides several real time views to display the status of booths, dancers, door alarms, bill acceptors et.. For example, the operator can view the current booth status (dancer name, dance time remaining, location) and/or current dancer status (booth occupied, dance time remaining) either on the computer screen or on a specific camera monitoring screen. Real time dancer accounts can be displayed as well.


The system recognizes the following type of alarm conditions: security alarm for when a secure enclosure is opened, panic alarm the dancer can initiate if she feels threatened; motion sensor alarm and or pressure sensitive pads that are triggered when there is motion/presence detected at a dance station for more than a short time without the station being activated.