Use our hardware with any access control system

Alvarado’s DirectConnect API option allows use of our latest generation of intelligent admission devices in conjunction with third-party systems that support access control functionality.  The API provides clear, easily implemented web service protocols that support real-time validation of printed and digital 1D/2D barcodes, RFID/NFC and other types of media. The API also supports advanced functionality such as the printing of seat locator slips, receipts or coupons during the entry process.


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Access control applications


Access control and gate admissions for stadiums and arenas

Sports Stadiums and Arenas


Access control and gate admissions for amusement and theme parks

Theme and Water Parks


Access control and gate admissions for zoos, aquariums and museums

Zoos, Aquariums and Museums


Access control and gate admissions for multipurpose facilities

Multipurpose Facilities


Access control and gate admissions for speedways

Speedways and Raceways


Access control and gate admissions for ferries

Ferries



Direct integration with Alvarado’s product portfolio

Our DirectConnect API provides a simple way for Alvarado’s suite of intelligent admission devices to communicate directly with third-party systems with access control functionality. This makes it possible to upgrade to Alvarado’s patron self scanning devices at venues that were previously limited to mobile handheld entry validation.

Benefits

  • Allows venues to take advantage of the operational and client benefits of patron self-scanning.
  • Allows direct integration between a third-party system that supports access control functionality and Alvarado’s latest generation of access control devices.
  • Real-time validation of printed or digital 1D/2D barcodes, RFID/NFC and other media.

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Ticketing Provider Benefits

With the ever increasing prevalence of smartphone usage for facility access, more and more venues are looking at using patron self-scanning equipment for entry validation. Our intelligent admission turnstiles, intelligent admission pedestals, and similar equipment, provide faster throughput, better scanning in sunlight and eliminate the problems associated with gate attendants handling customer phones. Self-scanning equipment also frees attendants, currently focused on scanning, to become customer service advocates.

For companies with their own access control system, Alvarado’s DirectConnect API opens access to a world of hardware beyond a mobile handheld device or tablet. The API is easy to follow and we can provide sample code in C# and Java.

Features


Access to Intelligent Hardware Solutions

Utilize a wide range of intelligent admission equipment for ticket validation.  Offline support available if connectivity is interrupted.


Flexible Hardware Options

Supports real-time validation of printed or digital 1D/2D barcodes, RFID/NFC and other media types.


Cost Effective, Easy to Maintain

Devices communicate directly with existing ticketing or other third-party systems that support access control functionality—no need to purchase additional servers or hardware.


Straightforward Integration

Easily implemented web service protocols for validation of tickets and credentials.

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Developer Support

Clear API with sample code provided.

Real integration with any ticketing system

Alvarado’s DirectConnect allows our intelligent admission devices to communicate directly with third-party systems that support access control functionality.  DirectConnect provides clear, easily implemented web service protocols that support real-time validation of all types of media and enables the printing of seat locator slips, receipts or coupons during the entry process.

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Sports and Entertainment
Access Control Solutions Catalog

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Access Control Solutions Catalog

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Additional Information

Intelligent Admission Devices

Alvarado offers a wide assortment of intelligent gate admission devices, including solutions for disabled and stroller entry.


Other Software Applications

Alvarado also offers the following software products

  • GateLink– Entertainment facility access control software that validates tickets and entry credentials at facility access control points.
  • GateWatch – Patron counting software provides real time venue counts and a historic database of entry and exit activity.

Interested in our gate admission solutions?

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