PDC's AgeBand Helps Prevent Underage Drinking at Lulu's Club Presidential Inauguration Party
San Fernando, CA (January 21, 2005) – Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras (Washington D.C.) will use Precision Dynamics Corporation’s (PDC) AgeBand Electronic Age/ID Verification System during their official presidential inauguration party to identify and verify patrons’ age. The AgeBand system will help eliminate instances of underage drinking and subsequent problems that could occur.
According to a study by The National Academies, underage drinking costs the nation an estimated $53 billion annually in losses stemming from traffic fatalities, violent crime, and other behaviors that threaten the well-being of America ’s youth. It is imperative that alcohol retailers take the necessary precautions to prevent underage drinking—such as adequately verifying the credentials used for identification—to help decrease instances of illegal alcohol consumption in public places.
“AgeBand is a great deterrent to those who have fake IDs—it makes them think twice before using one,” said Al Chadsey, Lulu’s Club Owner. “We’ve detected many fake IDs since using AgeBand, and the police and the ABC board [Alcohol & Beverage Control] like that we’ve implemented this system.”
AgeBand utilizes special software to verify the authenticity of state issued drivers licenses or ID credentials. The software is developed in conjunction with the credential testing lab for States’ Departments of Motor Vehicles. The system scans the magnetic stripe and 2-dimensional bar code of the credential and prints the patron’s name, “Age ID Verified 21,” and other pertinent information on an AgeBand Wristband. The non-transferable wristband is administered to patrons at admissions.
Blackie’s estimates 2,000 attendees at the inauguration party.
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.