All tickets (including PDF tickets issued online) are printed with bar codes which enables tickets to be scanned at the entrance to a venue to validate admission.
Most hand held or wireless scanners can be used with the ticketing system.
If using a stand alone wireless scanner, it must operate with Windows Mobile operating system - Windows CE is not compatible. We recommend using a wireless Windows Mobile PDA with scanner functionality built in such as Motorola MC55 which has built in wireless LAN, Windows Mobile 6.5, and 1D/2D bar code scanner.
Since barcodes are normally validated from the live database, this requires a PC with the Admission Control software installed (or wireless scanner with Windows Mobile operating system and internet access) to be present at the entrance to the venue.
it is not essential for the main Tickets program and files to be installed on the same (or nearby) computer, although this is advisable since you may wish to check or validate a presented ticket manually. Note that the ticketing and ACL files can be easily held and accessed on a USB memory stick if required.
If a live internet connection cannot be accessed at the venue, it is possible to download the barcodes to a file which can then be used to validate entry. The disadvantage of this option however is that it would mean closing off sales of tickets prior to downloading the barcodes. Installation of additional software is also required.
The Admission Control software permits two scanners to be attached to a single PC and operated in dependently.
The software will permit validated exit and re-entry.
Statistics on attendance as validated by barcodes can be downloaded on demand.
The software allows manual input of barcode numbers in the event of any mis-scans.
The ticketing system typically uses Code 128 bar codes.