LONDON, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, has signed a five-year deal with Malaysia's newest theme park, Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), to install its patented smartphone-based queuing solution – QsmartSM. During the first half of 2014, accesso signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") for the installation at MAPS, an agreement that saw the group begin to forge deeper ties with attractions in the important Asian market.
Scheduled to open in Perak, Malaysia by mid 2016, MAPS will feature more than 40 rides, shows and attractions including the world's first DreamWorks-dedicated zone, Malaysia's tallest drop tower, and a thrilling live-action car stunt show.
"Our park is purpose-built for mobile connectivity which made incorporating the industry's most advanced queueless technology - Qsmart - a necessity for us to provide to our guests," said MAPS Chief Executive Officer Darren McLean.
Used by more than 11 million guests since 2001, accesso LoQueueSM virtual queuing technology solutions allow users to queue without having to stand in line. Instead, they reserve their place in a queue line electronically and are notified when it is their turn to ride. For attraction operators, this means increased guest satisfaction and increased revenues by unlocking guests from queue lines, allowing them to enjoy the rest of the attraction instead and spend time in retail and food and beverage outlets.
"MAPS is one of the most unique and exciting projects underway in the leisure and tourism industry in Malaysia," said Tom Burnet, accesso CEO. "We are thrilled with the role our technology will play in helping guests maximize their time in the park as well as drive incremental revenue for Movie Animation Theme Park Studios."
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 11 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 Movie Animation Park Studios Perak, Malaysia
Animation Theme Park Sdn Bhd is the developer, owner and operator of Movie Animation Park Studios "MAPS", Asia's 1st animation theme park, located in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. It is a joint venture between PCB Development Sdn Bhd and RSG MAPS Sdn Bhd.
RSG MAPS Sdn Bhd is a private Malaysian property development company specializing in developing theme parks, themed attractions and integrated developments.
PCB Development is a wholly owned subsidiary of the listed company Perak Corporation Berhad and is responsible for developing the Bandar Meru Raya City in Ipoh, Perak.
Sanderson Group is the turnkey contractor responsible for designing and building MAPS and is Australia's first integrated thematic construction company specializing in designing and constructing theme parks and entertainment destinations in Asia Pacific with 25 years experience in the industry.
SOURCE accesso Technology Group plc