RFID and Cashless Specialists Intellitix and Metapay Announce Strategic Alliance

Press release   •   Mar 14, 2012 13:33 UTC

Technology game-changers join forces to provide next generation cashless payment systems to live events.

RFID solutions company Intellitix and cashless payment specialists Metapay have today announced a strategic alliance that will increase the provision of cashless services at festivals from this summer. Both companies are market leaders in the RFID space for live events. Last year alone, Hungarian-based Metapay flawlessly serviced 4 million transactions at festivals including Sziget and Heineken Balaton Sound, while Intellitix activated over 1 million RFID wristbands at the majority of North American festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits.

“The response to our cashless payment systems has been so positive that this strategic alliance will allow us to comprehensively service our existing and prospective clients, many of whom are looking to trial or implements these revenue-generating solutions shortly,” says Serge Grimaux, Intellitix head. “Cashless payment systems, which bring a wealth of benefits to event organizers, are one of the game-changing environments made possible via RFID, and working closely together will allow us to realize this new reality even faster.”

Gábor LÉVAI ceo of Metapay, adds: “As the global leader of cashless payment services in the live event world, we are happy to start cooperation with Intellitix, the global leader of access control. In the digital world, the services we provide and the platforms we are using are based on the same standards worldwide, which makes our knowledge and experience globally valuable. We are happy to share our services with the rest of the world.”

This summer, Intellitix RFID technology, which includes access control, social media integration and staff management, is estimated to be used to activate 3 million chips in North America and Europe, and Metapay will be underpinning all Intellitix cashless services.

For more information, please contact:

Intellitix – CIO Greg Parmley: +44 7740 868 956

Metapay – PR Peter Koczian: +36 20 3650072

Intellitix is a global provider of RFID access control and cashless payment systems for live events. This year alone the company activated over 1 million RFID tags at festivals in North America. The technology cuts queues to a minimum, eradicates ticket fraud and unwanted resale, and its proprietary software and fully integrated hardware is 100% secure and reliable.

With offices in Canada and the UK and in the USA, the company also specializes in cashless payment systems and social media integration, both of which link with its proprietary access control technology. The Intellitix platform works with any existing ticketing system or partner, and more closely connects performers, promoters and brands with their audience.