LONDON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso (AIM:ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets, has been honored with The Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for the second time, in recognition of its virtual queuing solution, accesso LoQueueSM.
Now in its 50th year, The Queen's Award is the most prestigious award for UK businesses and champions the work that small firms do in the areas of exporting, innovation and enterprise promotion.
Since 1999, accesso LoQueue virtual queuing solutions have been helping theme park guests save vacation time by reserving their spot in line virtually using a proprietary handheld device, smart phone or RFID wristband. To date company officials estimate their technology has helped save guests more than 4.5 billion minutes in queuing time.
"We are immensely proud to receive this prestigious award," said Tom Burnet, accesso CEO. "Our dedication to innovation and technology has helped us become the leading provider of virtual queuing and ticketing solutions for venues around the world and we are proud to be recognized for our efforts,"
accesso previously received The Queen's Award for International Trade in 2011.
About accesso® Technology Group
accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to the leisure, entertainment and cultural markets. Our patented and award-winning technology solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators whilst improving the guest experience.
Our solutions add value to operators at every point of the guest experience with our technology facilitating the key points of contact with their many millions of guests.
- We drive attendance
The accesso Passport® and ShoWare™ ticketing suites are comprehensive, easy-to-use cloud solutions that process tens of millions of tickets every year for assigned seat and general admission venues, enabling operators to maximize up-sell and cross-sell with ease to drive greater revenue.
- We handle payments
Our payment gateway carries level 1 PCI security certification and 24/7 support. It provides the tools, security and support operators need to drive sales and has so far processed more than $5 billion in transactions.
- We take guests out of line
Since 2001 more than 10 million guests have used a patented accesso LoQueueSM solution to queue less, ride more, enjoy a better experience and increase in-attraction spend.
- We simplify point-of-sale
Our Siriusware™ point-of-sale solution offers software modules that combine ticketing, membership, retail, food/beverage transactions, rentals, credit card processing and many other functions into a single system eliminating the need for separate systems and databases.
- We increase engagement
accesso enables operators to engage more deeply and profitably with guests: pre-sale, in-attraction or post-visit. Our mobile apps have provided millions of guests with rich iOS and Android content to better plan their visit, buy their ticket on-the-go and unlock new experiences within an attraction.
More than 900 attractions and venues worldwide currently employ accesso technology – from theme parks, water parks, cultural attractions, live performance venues and sporting events to ski and snow parks. We are proud that our solutions are trusted by the majority of the leading names in the leisure industry, including Six Flags Entertainment, Cedar Fair Entertainment, Merlin Entertainments, International Speedway Corporation, Palace Entertainment, Compagnie des Alpes, and Herschend Family Entertainment.
accesso is a public company, listed on AIM: a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit: www.accesso.com.
About The Queen's Award
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. The entry process is rigorous and highly competitive, with a success rate of around 20 percent each year. The winners are announced annually on 21st April, the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.
The business award recognizes outstanding achievements by UK companies in three categories: International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The minimum entry criteria are very straightforward: a UK-based business with a minimum of 2 full-time, or equivalent, employees and a track record of outstanding commercial success over two or three years, depending on the Award category.
More information about The Queen's Award can be found at http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchUK/Prizesandawards/QueensAwardforEnterprise.aspx.