PDC to Debut RFID Cashless Payment Solutions for Amusement and Water Park at IAAPA
San Fernando, CA (November 03, 2005) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will showcase its newest products, Smart Kiosk™ and Smart Reader, during the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions) Trade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, November 14 -19.
RFID (radio frequency identification) is not a new technology, but using RFID wristbands for cashless payment at amusement parks is. PDC’s RFID Point-of-Sale (POS) Cashless Payment System consists of Smart Kiosk, Smart Band® RFID Wristbands, and Smart Readers all located throughout a venue for quick and easy purchases.
Smart Kiosk is a free-standing booth with touch-screen that allows patrons to load money using cash, credit or debit cards onto Smart Band RFID Wristbands which are typically provided to patrons at admissions. Smart Reader is a free-standing combination POS system and reader that replaces the need for expensive stand-alone POS systems and readers.
Most of the time spent waiting in lines is attributed to the financial transactions of handling and counting cash or processing credit cards. “The system helps increase throughput at concession stands, reducing long lines that often deter patrons from making additional purchases. Also, it is practical for water and amusement parks where patrons don’t like to carry wallets, and loose cash can get wet or lost. It provides an added convenience for both park owners and patrons alike,” comments Robin Barber, VP Advanced Marketing & Technology at PDC.
Smart Band® RFID Wristbands are used for a variety of functions including cashless payment, tracking of purchases, and access control. They provide nontransferable positive patron ID while helping to increase per capita spending, enable cashless transactions at the point-of-sale, and eliminate the need for tickets at events.
PDC’s Smart Bands are currently being used at Hyland Hills Water World in Denver, Colorado, as part of its new cashless POS System. “PDC’s RFID wristband offers our guests a convenient and hassle-free method of making purchases with a simple waive of their wristband. It’s secure, easy to use, and has increased in-park spending,” says Bob Owens, Hyland Hills Water World Assistant Manager.
About Precision Dynamics
With nearly 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband System in 1984, the Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System in 2000, and the AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System in 2004. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification at their main facility in San Fernando, CA. Plans to establish certification at their new facility in Tijuana, Mexico are underway. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.