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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, but the world cup venues won't be using them for the World Cup! So no SMS tickets. The barcode readers will only be used by the stadia AFTER the World Cup is over!