August 05, 2011

Pictures of Ticketmaster Walmart

Nice pictures of the ticket stations in California Walmarts released, Thanks to MarieSam Sanchez -- Ticketmaster Kiosk Now Available at Cerritos Walmart - Cerritos-Artesia, CA Patch

Nice pictures of the ticket stations in California Walmarts released, Thanks to MarieSam Sanchez -- Ticketmaster Kiosk Now Available at Cerritos Walmart - Cerritos-Artesia, CA Patch

Posted by staff at 11:45 AM

August 04, 2011

Ticketmaster Kiosk Now Available at Cerritos Walmart

You can now purchase your sporting event or concert tickets at your neighborhood Walmart

Ticketmaster Kiosk Now Available at Cerritos Walmart - Cerritos-Artesia, CA Patch

Go ahead and add Lakers game tickets and Jay-Z-Kanye West concert tickets to your "Buy at Walmart" list, because your local neighborhood discount department store just added Ticketmaster outlet to its description.

People can now purchase concert and sporting-event tickets at the Cerritos Walmart through a new touch-screen Ticketmaster terminal, the ticketing outlet announced Tuesday.

Customers can use the kiosks to browse available concerts, shows and sporting events. Once a customer picks an event, a Walmart employee will help complete the transaction and immediately print the tickets.

"By integrating ticketing into Wal-Mart stores, we are able to offer
fans this very convenient way to learn about upcoming events, purchase and take home tickets without leaving their neighborhood,'' said Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard.

Besides the Cerritos location, the terminals are available at 68 other Southern California Walmart stores in Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Buena Park, Industry, La Habra, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Palmdale, Panorama City, Paramount, Santa Clarita, Santa Ana, Torrance and Santa Fe Springs.

Ticketmaster Kiosk Now Available at Cerritos Walmart - Cerritos-Artesia, CA Patch

Posted by staff at 07:18 AM

November 04, 2008

Ticketing Kiosks, Fujitsu and Movie Theatres

RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. has partnered with Ready Theatre Systems (RTS) of Hartford, Mich. to provide Fujitsu's U-Serv 100 and U-Serv 150 self-service kiosks to movie theater companies across North America.


Under the agreement, RTS will integrate its RTS Ticketing Software with the Fujitsu kiosks and Fujitsu will provide ongoing hardware services and maintenance for the systems. Currently, RTS software is installed in more than 1,000 theaters across the United States.

"RTS is well respected among movie theater owners, and will be an excellent partner as we continue targeting our U-Serv kiosks and other technology to that industry," said Cathy Boss-Fessel, director marketing, channels/alliances for Fujitsu Transaction Solutions. "Their niche among Tier 3-5 companies will help us reach theater chains of all sizes."

Fujitsu's U-Serv systems are versatile self-ordering kiosks designed for a variety of food-service and entertainment venues such as quick-service and family casual restaurants, casinos and theatres. The kiosks complement and easily integrate with existing point-of-sale (POS) systems, helping companies improve service and lower costs by reducing peak-time traffic and redeploying labor to more productive activities.

"We've had significant demand from our client base for Fujitsu's quality U-Serv solutions, and this partnership will benefit those customers and attract new business," said Mary Snyder, director of operations at RTS. "The U-Serv kiosks, combined with our RTS Ticketing Software, offer a fast, user-friendly system that will greatly benefit both theater companies and movie-going patrons."

About Fujitsu Transaction Solutions
Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), collaborates with retailing companies to relentlessly reduce their costs and facilitate consumer interactions that improve their profitability. Fujitsu's Pervasive Retailing(TM) approach enables companies to minimize the time; cost and risk of creating interoperability between disparate applications and devices that support a multitude of consumer touch points. Fujitsu's offering includes solution software, point-of-sale store technology, U-Scan (CA:R: news, chart, profile) self-checkout systems, U-Serv(R) self-ordering systems and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Customers include Canadian Tire, Chevron Corporation, Hallmark, H-E-B, Kroger, Loblaws, Nordstrom, Payless ShoeSource, Regal Cinema, Staples, Stop & Shop and The TJX Companies, among others. Web site: us.fujitsu.com/retailing.

About Ready Theatre Systems
Ready Theatre Systems develops comprehensive and affordable ticketing/concession software and hardware. They also offer round-the-clock technical support, credit card processing, internet ticketing and remote access at no extra charge. RTS ticket applications can be found in theatres all across the United States and in several other countries. Web site: www.rts-solutions.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: For sales and product information call 1-800-340-4425.

SOURCE: Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.
Michael A. Burns & Associates Inc.
Jeff Green, 214-521-8596
greenj@mbapr.com
or
Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.
Wes Bates, 972-479-6758
wes.bates@us.fujitsu.com

Posted by staff at 06:41 AM

March 12, 2008

Ski-Lift Ticketing Kiosks

Ski-Lift Ticketing Kiosks Allow Sports Authority to Reduce Shoppers' Lift Ticket Purchase Times From Half-Hour to Less Than a Minute

Ski-Lift Ticketing Kiosks Allow Sports Authority to Reduce Shoppers' Lift Ticket Purchase Times From Half-Hour to Less Than a Minute

BM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Sports Authority, the largest full-line sporting goods retailer, is using IBM self-service kiosks to provide skiers and snowboarders a faster, easier way to purchase ski-lift tickets.
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The IBM AnyPlace Kiosks, running Livewire interactive software, are installed in 24 Colorado Sports Authority stores, enabling the company to automate a manual system and significantly reduce the amount of time ski-lift ticket-shoppers stand in line.

A recent U.S. consumer survey showed a 50 percent growth in the use of self-service technology in the past year, with 70 percent of respondents saying they expect businesses to offer more self-service options. Of the many reasons stated for using self-service, ease-of-use and less time standing in line are top priorities for consumers.

"This is a perfect example of a great idea that is simple and smart," said David Campisi, president of Sports Authority. "It has been a complete success, and a tremendously appealing program that our customers have quickly embraced. From our end, it's practically turn-key."

In the four months since installing the new kiosks, ticket sales have increased 500 percent over last year's numbers, according to Sports Authority. Also, previously at resorts, customers would spend as much as 30 minutes waiting in lines. Using the user-friendly self-service kiosks, shoppers at Sports Authority are now able to pay for and print tickets for up to 14 area resorts in less than a minute.

Consumer experience was identified in IBM research with 20,000 consumers as the primary driver of loyalty in retail. The self-service ski-lift shopping kiosks were developed by IBM in collaboration with Livewire International, Inc. to deliver improved customer service, flexibility and a convenient sales tracking system for retailers and busy winter resort communities.

According to Livewire, a leading provider of turn-key self-service kiosk technology, its ski ticketing system has been operational for seven years, and is now used in over 200 locations throughout the U.S. ski market.

The solution is powered by the newest generation of the IBM AnyPlace Kiosks.

About The Sports Authority:

For more information about The Sports Authority, please visit www.sportsauthority.com.

About Livewire:

For more information about Livewire, please visit www.livewirekiosk.com.

About IBM Retail Store Solutions:

For more information about IBM Retail Store Solutions, please visit www.ibm.com/retail.

Media Contact:
Hanna Kiviniemi
IBM Media Relations
(914) 766-4439
hlkivini@us.ibm.com

Posted by staff at 01:49 PM

May 16, 2007

KIOSKS Case Study -- Amtrak Ticketing Kiosks

After 10 years of successful ticketing, Amtrak embarked on its second generation of self-service ticketing. Amtrak's new line of ticketing kiosks, designed by KIOSK Information Systems, includes a security camera, barcode and credit-card readers, dual printers, encrypted PIN pad, and updates to meet the needs of visually impaired users.

Amtrak raises bar, makes ticketing kiosks ADA compliant | KioskMarketplace

Amtrak opted to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines — a move above and beyond what is required in the industry. The new kiosk line incorporates Braille and specially adapted headsets.

Click here to read an overview about this new kiosk line. To download the full case study, visit KIOSK Information Systems' Web site.

Posted by staff at 02:58 PM

January 16, 2007

Kiosks Case Study: Ferry ticket machines

News1130 - ALL NEWS RADIO VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Foot passengers at BC Ferries terminals in Horseshoe Bay, Departure Bay and Duke Point will soon be able to buy their tickets from a machine. The Ferry corporation has been experimenting with the automated ticket dispensers at the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay terminals, and will expand them this year. So far there are no plans to automate ticket sales for vehicles.

Posted by staff at 03:50 PM

September 16, 2006

Philly Ticket Firm Takes on Ticketmaster

ComcastTIX takes over some ticketing venues from Ticketmaster in the Philly area.

Kioskcom Blog � Philly Ticket Firm Packs on the Perks

Kiosk vendors eyeing the growing ticketing industry should take note of a new Philadelphia company that’s taken over some local venues, having replaced Ticketmaster’s system with its own.

ComcastTIX ownership promises more services to event-goers, such as packaging parking and concessions with a ticket purchase. It will also profile users in order to provide special offers based on past purchases, discounts to certain shows, and an easy way for ticketholders to exchange tickets with others by e-mail.

It all points to the complexities — and marketing opportunities — present in the ticketing business. Kiosks are just one of the many technology advancements being used in the industry, and there are plenty of venues, from ballparks to concert halls, in the market for a better way to service customers.

Posted by keefner at 05:01 PM

August 29, 2006

Las Vegas Ticketing Software for online and kiosks

Livewire Lights Up Las Vegas Ticketing. Lower ticket prices and increased customer convenience are driving factors.

York, PA—August 21, 2006—Livewire International, Inc. announced today that its TicketEngineÔ self-service and web-based ticketing system has been implemented by Dan Showsm VIP, a Las Vegas company that produces THE DAN SHOW: VEGAS television show, self-hosted by Dan Sherbondy.

Dan Showsm VIP self-serve ticketing kiosks were recently deployed throughout Las Vegas tourist areas, along highways leading to Las Vegas and in areas frequented by locals, such as convenience stores. This self-serve ticketing system offers a wide selection of entertainment choices, including shows such as Carrot Top, Penn and Teller, and Mama Mia, and adventure activities including helicopter tours. Customers may also place themselves on nightclub guest lists and buy and print tickets to multiple clubs. Secondary displays, driven by the kiosks, present multimedia previews of shows to enhance the customer buying experience.

In addition to the kiosks, Livewire is hosting the Dan Showsm VIP ticketing web site (www.danshowtickets.com), providing the convenience of print-at-home tickets for patrons. An affiliate program is incorporated to allow cab drivers, limo drivers, retailers and other individuals to enjoy a ‘piece of the action’ by directing customers to the kiosks and entering a promotion code or providing links to the Dan Showsm Tickets web site.

Mr. Sherbondy likes to do things “in his own gutsy way”, similar to his television show that showcases hidden camera tricks and other ‘extreme, sexy, and fun’ things to do in Las Vegas. In his search for a partner to create and develop his ticketing system, Sherbondy was looking for a company with experience in delivering tickets via an array of distribution methods and also had the means to support a variety of unique features within the self-service kiosks and web site. Dan found what he needed in Livewire. “Livewire is a boring, but brilliant technology company”, he says, referring, in his typical comedic style, to the company’s robust product offering that “just works”.

David McCracken, Livewire’s President said, “We’re excited to enter the Las Vegas market, and continue the growth of our self-service ticketing and content management network. In particular, this system is another opportunity to showcase the wide variety of technologies we have incorporated in self-service products, web-based ticketing, digital signage, and remote management.”

About Livewire International, Inc.

Livewire is an award-winning leader in interactive technology based in York, Pennsylvania. Livewire, a Microsoft Certified Partner, specializes in self-service solutions including ticketing, gift card dispensing, gift registries, electronic concierge, and human resource portals. Livewire provides integration into a multitude of delivery devices such as kiosks, ATMs, and handheld devices, while providing the ability to remotely monitor each device and manage the content available from each unit. Livewire provides The Power to Connect. Visit www.livewirekiosk.com or www.livewiretickets.com for more information, or call us toll-free at 877-595-4675.

Posted by keefner at 01:02 PM

July 13, 2006

Will Call Ticket Kiosks In Cincinnati

Tickets-com-kiosks-100pix.jpgWill Call Ticket Kiosks -- Starting tonight, fans who ordered tickets in advance will swipe their credit cards at a kiosk to print the tickets.

Source: Dayton Daily News

CINCINNATI — The Reds have launched new will-call ticket kiosks in Crosley Terrace at the main entrance to Great American Ball Park.

They will be in use for all home games, beginning tonight against the Colorado Rockies.

How does it work?

If you purchase Reds tickets in advance on the Internet (at reds.com or mlb.com) or by telephone (513-381-REDS and 877-647-REDS) and plan to pick them up at the stadium, the tickets will be available at the kiosks rather than at the traditional will-call window.

At the kiosks, fans must swipe the original credit card used for the purchase, then the tickets will be printed. If multiple-game ticket orders exist, fans can print all tickets at the same time or select an option to print tickets for the particular game they are attending.

Two hours prior to game time, kiosks will print tickets only to that day's game to speed fans' admission into GABP.

What's the benefit?

"The kiosks not only will allow fans easier entry to the game, they will allow additional ticket windows to be used for day-of-game sales," Reds COO John Allen said.

Can you print tickets?

Yes. When purchasing tickets at reds.com, you can use the "print tickets at home" option.

A valid bar-coded ticket is printed on the home or business printer and is read by scanners at the gates. This feature allows fans to enter the ballpark as they would with any other advance ticket.
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Posted by keefner at 08:06 AM