LONDON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, today announced the next generation of QbandSM, the wearable virtual queuing solution specifically designed for water parks. The new version of the award-winning wristband that lets guests wait for popular slides without standing in line now includes enhanced display technology, expanded RFID capability and a new sleek design.
"This next generation Qband allows water parks to further enhance guest experience and tap new revenue opportunities with the ability to incorporate a broader range of functionality," said Tom Burnet, accesso CEO. "The enhancements to the Qband solution include significant updates to the guest device itself, including an expanded screen size and the ability to more readily facilitate integration with cashless systems, making Qband a multi-purpose device that can be utilized to make the park experience simpler and more fun for guests."
The upgraded Qband features a number of aesthetic improvements including a sleeker design and the added benefit that the wearable device will now display ride names. Specific developments offered with the new model include:
- Bigger display screen that provides full ride name and countdown timer
- Improved battery life of 4-5 years
- Replaceable wrist straps
- Multi-functional RFID capabilities to increase support of cashless payments and locker rentals
- Ability to support multiple languages
accesso has also made enhancements to the Qband checkpoint scanner used by water park employees to validate guest entry at each attraction, including a more ergonomic and sleeker design, brighter LED indicator lights and improved charging capability.
accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry. The company's patented and award-winning solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators by significantly improving the most important part of an attraction visit: the guest experience. accesso solutions add value to operators at every point in the guest journey:
- We drive attendance
The accesso PassportSM ticketing suite is a comprehensive, easy-to-use cloud solution that processes many millions of ticket and season passes every year, 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 over nine million guests have used a patented accesso LoQueueSM solution to queue less, ride more, enjoy a better experience and increase in-attraction spend.
- 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 more than 2.75 million people 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 140 attractions worldwide currently employ accesso technology – from theme parks, to water parks, cultural attractions and sporting events. accesso 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 publicly traded company, listed on AIM: a market operated by the London Stock Exchange.