Thursday, January 19, 2006
World Cup Tickets Via SMS
From PC Advisor World Cup tickets with an SMS
Smartmachine and its technology partner Skidata have developed a mobile ticketing system that allows customers to have a ticket sent to their mobile phone via SMS (Short Message Service) in the form of a 2D barcode. At the gate, they slide their mobile phone display showing the barcode through a barcode reader.
The technology, which has been tested by Southend United, will be installed at 10 of the 12 stadiums selected to host the Fifa World Cup football tournament this year.