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Skidata launches digital tool to aid return of events

Skidata launches digital tool to aid return of events
August 11, 2020

Skidata has launched Safe Guest Solution, a new fully digitised tool that combines electronic ticketing with event organisers’ safety requirements and Coronavirus tests.

The Austrian-based access control specialists’ new technology will aid event organisers in being able to activate a ticket for use following a negative COVID-19 test, with the time and entry point details confirmed via a text message.

The system is also set up to accredit staff following a negative test one or two days before an event.

Developed with partners mtms Solutions and leading healthcare test laboratories, the new access system premiered at Formula E’s Berlin E-Prix, which got underway on 5th August, electronically accrediting several thousand people including staff, media representatives, drivers, technicians, local suppliers and medical crews.

As per German Government guidelines, a maximum number of 1,000 people were allowed on site at any one time.

Introducing the product, Skidata Vice President Marketing and Technology, Florian Schneeberger stated “especially in these times of Coronavirus, verifying the health of your guests and staff is a crucial precondition for an event.

“With the Safe Guest Solution it’s now possible to ensure compliance with all the stringent safety requirements in a fully contact-free process.”

In use, test results are returned several hours after a saliva test, with the system communicating the result directly to the person tested.

Skidata assures fans that if the result is negative, the registration is confirmed automatically without disclosing any health data.

In case of a positive test result, the accreditation can be locked or modified instantly as needed. The company also noted that accreditations can be verified in advance, such as on the bus while traveling to the event venue, by using portable scanners.

In addition, Skidata has collaborated with Mastercard to allow attendees to submit secure registration information to better facilitate on-site access permissions. Looking ahead, the company said the Safe Guest Solution will be the first to use Mastercard’s ‘Identity Check Mobile’ biometric authentication solution.

By verifying individual registration and accreditation for all attendees and combining pre-scheduled access permission, the system offers event organisers insights into real-time visitor numbers.

Click here to contact SKIDATA Australia via their listing in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Supplier Directory.

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