Converting a cellphone into a credit card reader is nothing new, but transforming one into a box office for live events could shake things up a bit -- or, at least provide a bit of friendly competition for NFC-based alternatives. In Ticketing has just launched InHand Box Office software for use at live events. The company claims to be one of the greener ticketing outfits out there, and plans to turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a device capable of wirelessly processing payments (and printing out paper receipts, unlike Square or PayPal Here) at independently run concerts or festivals. Potentially reducing time spent in line and preventing congestion at the entrance translates into more people inside the venue, and using your phone instead of a difficult-to-establish credit card merchant account should reduce the friction in throwing such an event. As long as you tend to carry the appropriate iDevice with In Ticketing's new app installed, you can marry it to that iAPS Sled you see above to create your own personal CC processing machine. The only issues? Convincing Gotye to play your house party instead of Coachella next year, and that awkward lack of support for Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
In Ticketing Launches InHand Mobile Box Office for Mobile Ticketing at Live Events
Leader in online ticketing provides mobile ticketing solution coupled with market-proven box office software
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In Ticketing (www.inticketing.com), the World's only official green ticketing business and leader in online ticketing, introduces the InHand Mobile Box Office, a revolutionizing, wireless, box office point-of-sale solution for iPhone® and iPod touch®. InHand leverages the In Ticketing market-proven online ticketing system and box office ticketing software with the iAPS® sled from Daily Systems, which adds credit card swiping and ticket printing to the already feature-rich Apple handhelds. Producers can now use mobile ticketing for their entire box office ticket sales, producing sale-to-receipt transactions as well as processing will call tickets wirelessly from the iPhone or iPod touch, using Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G MiFi networks to communicate. The all-in-one, mobile ticketing solution promises to increase ticket sales while preventing long lines at entrances. The InHand Mobile Box Office is powered by the In Ticketing mobile app, available in the ITunes app store at no cost to event organizers registered with InTicketing.com.
"By teaming up with Daily Systems, we have created the ideal mobile ticketing solution for onsite box office operations, which will provide event producers an immediate ROI"
"By teaming up with Daily Systems, we have created the ideal mobile ticketing solution for onsite box office operations, which will provide event producers an immediate ROI," says Steve Weisz, founder and CEO of In Ticketing. "The InHand solution increases on-site ticket sales and improves guest satisfaction and security by drastically reducing the wait time and preventing congestion in box office entrance areas."
"Through our partnership with In Ticketing, we are tapping into a new market, where a mobile ticketing point-of-sale solution is a perfect fit," says René Oliver, CEO of Daily Systems. "By combining the versatile iPhone and iPod touch with the iAPS sled, In Ticketing customers get access to a more feature-rich and affordable ticketing solution than ever before and event guests will spend less time in line."
In Ticketing leads the event ticketing industry through innovation and technology in ticketing software and ticketing solutions, making it easier, less expensive and more fun for promoters, box office managers and fans to pass through the event main gates. With the launch of InHand, In Ticketing becomes the only ticketing company to offer instantaneous, portable, real-time credit-card sales and ticket confirmation printing on the spot. The InHand mobile ticketing solution fits in the palm of your hand, does not require any extra cables, peripherals, external power or hardware. It allows organizers to quickly add more capacity and reduce waiting times. The equipment does not require any installation and is cost-efficient to ship and maintain.
About In Ticketing:
Founded in 1999, In Ticketing provides environmentally conscious, economical options to venues, event organizers and fans, and has developed such innovations as paperless will-call, wireless handheld POS systems and live ticket scanning. Excellent service, industry insight, community involvement, and environmental values have made In Ticketing a respected leader among concert fans and the industry.
In Ticketing servers such clients as Burning Man, Yoshi's Jazz Clubs, Great American Music Hall, Mill Valley Film Festival, Monterey Bay Blues Festival, The Catalyst, Infinity Hall, Neighborhood Theatre, Orpheum Theater, Le Poisson Rouge, Gathering of the Vibes, Buku Project and Vegas on Demand.
About Daily Systems:
Daily Systems is the inventor of the iAPS® sled, the World's only all-in-one mobile POS solution for iPhone and iPod touch, adding bar code scanning, credit card reading and receipt printing to the Apple handhelds. Daily Systems was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in California. Visit www.dailysystems.com for more information about the iAPS sled.