Precision Dynamics and Intellitix to Exhibit RFID Technology at the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON)
Innovative Technology Reduces Admission Lines, Increases Spending, and Connects Event Planners to Guests via Social Media
Valencia, CA (Nov. 27, 2012) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), the global leader in automatic wristband identification, and Intellitix, the global leader in RFID solutions for live events, will showcase their RFID solutions designed to enhance guest experiences at the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) from December 2 to 4, at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, TX.
IMFCON is the largest international organization representing today’s music festival market. Industry experts will have the opportunity to personally experience PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System in an interactive, live demonstration with Intellitix’s access control system and social media technology. An RFID chip containing a unique 16-character code is sealed inside each Smart Band®. This code is validated by the Intellitix system when the wristband-wearing person comes in contact with one of its custom-built entrance portals or other RFID hardware.
For electronic access control, each Intellitix entrance portal has a throughput rate of more than 2,500 persons per hour. Dramatically reducing queuing times, the system allows guests to spend more time inside the venue focusing on performances and concessions. The identifying code programmed in each Smart Band® deters counterfeiting and scalping, while providing peace of mind to promoters.
Intellitix and PDC’s RFID technology also enables fans to take advantage of the latest social media craze at festivals—linking live to Facebook to instantly share concert experiences with friends. Guests are able to sync their PDC Smart Band® to their Facebook page, then with a quick flick of the wrist, communicate online via Intellitix’ RFID-enabled Live Click Stations that can be installed near concert stages, or anywhere throughout an event.
“RFID technology is a perfect avenue to connect promoters to their guests via social media. The social media aspect of RFID technology transforms guests into international event ambassadors, providing free advertising and branding for the festival,” said Robin Barber, vice president of leisure and entertainment for Precision Dynamics.
Since its launch in 2001, PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System has been implemented at music festivals across North America as part of time-saving applications that help redefine the guest experience, while bringing significant bottom line benefits to the festivals that use them. Applications for the Smart Band® include: cashless point-of-sale; cashless arcade and vending; social media integration; keyless hotel and locker access; electronic access control; photo management systems; and customer loyalty programs. Additional PDC RFID Solutions include PDC Smart® Cards, Key Fobs, Lanyards, and Parking Passes. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com/rfid.
Since Intellitix launched its suite of services in 2011, it has become the leading global provider of RFID technology for live events that includes access control, cashless payment systems, social media integration, staff management, brand activation tools, audience profiling and active RFID. Intellitix technology both reduces overhead for event organizers, while simultaneously generating additional income streams and directly improving the patron experience. For more information, please visit www.intellitix.com.
About Precision Dynamics Corporation
With over 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband and label systems for healthcare, leisure and entertainment, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient bar code ID wristband, patented Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) wristbands, and the award winning PDC Smart® Kiosk. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing and complies with ISO-9001 standards (Organization for International Standards).
Intellitix is a global provider of RFID access control and cashless payment systems for live events. Since 2011, Intellitix has activated over 2 million RFID tags at festivals in North America and Europe. The technology cut queues to a minimum, eradicated ticket fraud and unwanted resale, and its proprietary software and fully integrated hardware is 100% secure and reliable. With offices in the USA, Canada and the UK, the company also specializes in cashless payment systems and social media integration, both of which integrate with its proprietary access control technology. The Intellitix platform works with any existing ticketing system or partner, and more closely connects promoters and brands with their audience.