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TAS12 Pedestals

Guest self-scanning admission pedestals

TAS12 pedestals validate all types of physical or digital media, including 1D / 2D barcodes and RFID/NFC. Integrated high-speed kiosk printers are also available to instantly print tickets or seat locator slips right at the gate.



Compact Design
Barrier-free design is compact and ideal for indoor and outdoor installations where space is limited

Media Validation
Validates 1D/2D printed and digital (mobile phone) barcodes, option to add other media readers, including RFID/NFC

Fast Entry Throughput
Intuitive for guests; highly responsive validation – accommodates up to 30 entries per minute

Bright TFT Display
Color display provides visual instructions for guests; touchscreen interface allows operator to access administrator functions

Attendant Notification
LED lights on the rear of the device notify attendants of presented credential status

Custom Graphics/Audio
Allows customized screen graphics and sound files to be associated with presented credential status

Easily Upgradeable
Modular design allows field installation of additional media readers and other components

Server Communication
TCP/IP based via wired or optional wireless communication

A great patron experience

Advantages for venues

Like all our intelligent admission products, TAS12 pedestals integrate seamlessly with Alvarado’s GateLink10 admission control software. Backed by over 15 years of development, GateLink10 is installed in hundreds of facilities, including some of the world’s largest stadiums.

Our pedestals and GateLink10 support superior real-time validation of printed and digital 1D/2D barcodes, RFID/NFC and other types of media. Other available functionality includes entry/exit validation, operator assisted entry using dual display/scanning devices, and the printing of seat locator slips, receipts and coupons during the entry process.

Pedestals are ideal for both indoor and outdoor access locations where floor space is limited. The compact, barrier-free design provides venues the flexibility to create custom sized passageways suitable for comfort of patrons and the needs of the venue.

Interaction with the pedestal is intuitive for users. A bright color TFT touchscreen display provides clear visual instructions to patrons. The screen can also be used for advertisements. LEDs on the rear of the device notify attendants of presented credential status (good/bad) and identify when specialty tickets, such as a child, senior or VIP, are presented.

TAS12 pedestals allow guests to self-validate entry credentials. Guest self-scanning of credentials is becoming increasingly popular at venues because it provides many benefits over hand held validation terminals, including faster throughput and, when compared to handhelds, superior digital barcode scanning – even in bright sunlight.

Allowing guests to self-validate credentials greatly reduces the handling of customer phones, as well as attendant and guest frustration when printed or digital tickets don’t scan. Use of our guest self-validation products allow attendants to focus on guests – not the scanning process.


What’s included with each TAS12 pedestal model:

All TAS12 pedestals models come with color touchscreen displays and 1D/2D barcode imagers that quickly scan printed and digital barcodes in all types of environments. Integrated high-speed printers and additional display/scanning devices can also be added (for entry/exit scanning or attendant assisted entry applications). See table below for an overview of the available pedestal variations.

To facilitate movement within the facility, TAS12 pedestals can be installed on portable baseplates using our wireless communication option (802.11a, b-n), which outperforms the often spotty communication provided by many handheld terminals. Our optional battery system provides over 12 hours of continuous operation under a full load, even if a printer is used.

Plug and play for partners

Partner benefits

No one knows more about intelligent entry control than Alvarado. Our suite of intelligent admission products provide robust solutions for all types of venues and applications. All our products operate with Alvarado’s GateLink10 admission software. We also offer API’s to allow 3rd party systems to integrate directly to our admission devices. We’re also willing to customize integration for select partners.

We manufacture and support our products and provide competent layout, configuration and training services. Let us show you why working with Alvarado is a smart choice.

Benefits of working with Alvarado:

  • Simple, straightforward integration
  • Over 60 years in business; over 20 years’ experience in the market
  • Support and experience working with all media types
  • Real-time and offline controls
  • Robust designs that require minimal maintenance
  • Consultative services to assist with layout, throughput requirements and special needs entry needs
  • Responsive and collaborative support

Gate admission pedestal applications

Sports Stadiums and Arenas

Secured entry control for theme parks and stadiums

Theme and Water Parks

Zoos, Aquariums and Museums

Multipurpose Facilities

Speedways and Raceways

Ferry Operators


Real integration with any ticketing system

There are two ways to integrate with Alvarado’s intelligent admission devices:

GateLink10 – Alvarado’s GateLink10 is integrated with leading ticketing providers and is used at hundreds of facilities worldwide. GateLink10 users benefit from ongoing product enhancements driven by our large installation base. We’re also willing to customize integration for select partners.

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

Convenient Device Management

GateUtility – Alvarado’s intelligent admission devices come with our highly convenient GateUtility device management application. This browser-based application allows authorized users to change display graphics and audio sound files, download software updates and restart devices from a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. GateUtility can address individual devices, devices in a section or area, or all installed devices.

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Options And More

Additional Information

Other Intelligent Admission Devices and Entry Gates

In addition to our TAS12-AS1, we offer a wide assortment of additional gate admission devices, including solutions for disabled and stroller entry.

Software Applications

Alvarado’s intelligent admission devices operate in conjunction with our GateLink10  admission software. Alvarado also offers the following software solutions:

  • GateWatch patron counting software provides real time and in venue counts and a historic database of entry and exit activity.

TAS12 pedestals have several available options, including:

  • Wi-Fi communication (802.11a,b/n)
  • Portable baseplate with AC outlet or battery power
  • Highly responsive RFID/NFC or magnetic stripe readers

Field upgradeable to allow the addition of the following:



  1. Second display/scanning device for entry/exit scanning or attendant assisted entry applications
  2. Additional types of readers in entry and exit direction
  3. High-speed printer


  1. Optional modes that enable attendant assisted entry applications
  2. Additional types of readers in entry and exit direction
  3. High-speed printer

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