Precision Dynamics Corporation to Showcase RFID Solutions for Patron Management at IAAPA
Smart Kiosk and Smart Reader Join Smart Band® as Part of PDC’s Cashless Payment Solutions
San Fernando, CA (November 17, 2004) – 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 Orlando, Florida, November 17-20.
Smart Kiosk is a free-standing booth with touch-screen that allows patrons to load money using cash, credit or debit cards onto RFID (radio frequency identification) wristbands which are provided to patrons at admissions. Smart Reader is a free-standing combination point-of-sale (POS) system and reader that replaces the need for expensive stand-alone POS systems and readers. PDC’s cashless payment solution consists of Smart Kiosks, Smart Band® RFID Wristbands, and Smart Readers, located at points-of-sale throughout a venue for quick and easy purchases.
“Smart Kiosk is a money loading device that works similar to ATM machines, but instead, funds are transferred onto patrons’ RFID wristbands,” comments Victor LaRosa , PDC RFID Manager. “It is part of the latest cashless payment technology which 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.”
The system helps increase throughput at concession stands, reducing long lines that often deter patrons from making additional purchases. Most of the time spent waiting in lines is attributed to the financial transactions of handling and counting cash or processing credit cards.
“A significant barrier to entry for park owners has been removed with the introduction of Smart Kiosk and Smart Reader. Before, interfaces between POS systems and readers were needed, making the leap to cashless payment more cumbersome,” adds LaRosa.
Smart Band® RFID Wristbands can be 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.
Stop by PDC’s booth #3048 to see new product demonstrations. For customer and sales support, please call 818-897-1111 ext.1320. For more IAAPA Trade Show information, visit www.iaapaorlando.com.
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.