Ticket admission system technology has become quite advanced that it has enabled widespread technological and multiple interface applications.
This scheme can read a variety of configurations including a broad cross-section of barcodes and radio-frequency identification (RFID). This allows for greater industry utility. Configured RFID chips implanted in tickets, cards or wristbands are for use as identification, payment, security and statistical tracking purposes. This technology tracks the number of users, the time the ticket admission system is activated and purchases in real time.
Since RFID is tough to forge, this reduces fraud. RFID tags are easy to read, and they do not have to be positioned directly under a scanner. This greatly speeds up access to terminals. This admission system reads automation so well that it can reduce the number of staff required to attend to the admission system.
RFID readers include Mifare and HID technologies. HID and MIFARE are contactless mechanisms used for access control, cashless purchases and ticket events. These two technologies allow for multiple functions. Information is cryptically protected.
The ticket admission system interfaces with various equipment to allow for automated entry control coordination:
• Turnstiles and Revolving Doors – The non-contact RFID system allows for quick entrance and exit points. This is suitable for high traffic areas such as sports, concert venues, banks or airports, for example. Ticket purchases required before entry are easily interfaced with a REA ticket admission reader. If the ticket matches the pre-purchased ticket barcode, the turnstile becomes unlocked allowing the patron to pass.
• Door: Access Control – Tickets and cards can be custom programmed to allow for specific entry protocols with the ticket reader. There may be time-frame (including limited holiday access) and certain personnel restrictions to enable building security.
• Locker: Access Control – Provides additional guard to provide access and monitor locker use. This system of card access allows for an appropriate level of security required as per industry.
• Port ACC: Access Control – These are portable entrance security systems enabled with electronic access control. They represent a guard-house style with turnstiles accompanied by ticket validation systems enabled with a RFID/Bar Code scanner. This type of system lends itself to venues such as music festivals, for example. The ticket reader biometrics provides information such as customer purchase behaviours for tickets, merchandise, and food and drink prices. This admission system is also suitable for use for projects.
• Car Park Payment Access Systems – These come in different types of units and allow for various levels of calculations to include tax and time/rate charges. Cards or paper tickets for the validation system can be as robust to allow for repeat access. This behaviour can be monitored if required. Paper tickets can be dispensed for one-time parking events.
Advance Systems, Access Control has a variety of automated point-of-access systems accompanied by ticket admission peripherals to suit any business or organisation. A unique and well-designed access scheme is integrated. An example of their work can be seen at McHale Park in Mayo, Ireland. REA ticket entry terminals are installed as well as a block of turnstiles.
An existing ticket sales program now works with an out CardPay authentification server. When an event is held, live ticket sale information is digitally recorded. Turnstiles are released and allow patrons to pass when scanned tickets match the live sale information. The system allows for statistical record keeping as well as a security system.