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Wichita Wingnuts Welcome WirelessConsumers Crave Cashless Concessions (September 22, 2008)
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Instead of using folding money, fans purchase cash cards that are used throughout the stadium. The cards can be purchased in any denomination, collected as souvenirs, used by local merchants as sales promotions, and any remaining funds in the card can be redeemed anytime, anywhere. Game Time Food & Beverage Services is the stadium's concessionaire. EZ Pay, the country's fourth largest credit card processor, handles all back office funds processing. And Renaissance Network Solutions integrated pieces together drawing on their important PCI Security Standards experience. Total Venue Control is a marketing and operations company that has pioneered smart card payment technologies in sports venues. All these players came together and fielded a team that has hit a home run for the Wingnuts.
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An essential element of this leading-edge solution is the wireless capability. In addition to freeing vendors from handling cash, Trapeze Networks lets vendors process transactions anywhere in and around the stadium. This means that point-of-sale stations can be rapidly deployed anywhere and everywhere anyone wants to buy anything. "Trapeze Networks is like the legendary short stop
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"Every game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is like the seventh game of the World Series for Trapeze," said
"Our turnkey solution increases concession and sponsorship revenues, decreases operating expenses, effectively eliminates cash-for-product theft and enhances each fan's event experience," says Wall. Cashless venues decrease time lost in crowded concession lines by as much as 30 percent and that translates into fans spending more time enjoying the event with their families, friends and clients. "It all adds up to increased revenues, decreased expenses and an enhanced fan experience," Wall says.
About Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks, a Belden brand, is a leading provider of enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software. Trapeze was the first company to introduce NonStop Wireless -- delivering unmatched reliability to the enterprise wireless LAN and its solutions are optimized for companies requiring mobility and high bandwidth such as healthcare, education, and hospitality. Trapeze delivers Smart Mobile(TM) providing scalable wireless LANs for applications such as Voice over Wi-Fi, location services, and indoor/outdoor connectivity.
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