Intellitix joins elite group of IT providers including Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, Symantec and Philips
Intellitix has obtained Common Criteria EAL3+ for its IntelliPay brand, which puts it into an elite group of IT products recognized by 26 countries around the globe such as Australia, UK, USA, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Germany.
The rating means that IntelliPay (Intellitix’s proprietary cashless payment system) is now officially certified as being the most secure closed loop cashless system on the market.
Common Criteria is an international standard for computer security and its EAL3+ rating requires a very high standard of both software and hardware. Other companies to have achieved the 3+ rating include Apple (for its Mac OS X system), IBM, Microsoft, Linux, Symantec, Phillips and Cisco. IntelliPay is unique in being the only system of its kind in the world to have achieved this level of certification.
“EAL3+ gives our clients further peace of mind that IntelliPay is not just the most innovative cashless payment system on the live event market, but also the most secure,” says Intellitix CEO Serge Grimaux. “We had hoped to gain the EAL3 rating, but to be awarded the 3+ is truly fantastic.”
Included in the criteria for the rating are tests that the system and hardware used is fully functional; safe and stable; homologated (officially approved); usable by trained operators without the need for professional coders; and the data contained in its reports are valid, real and complete.
Intellitix is the leading global provider of RFID access control and cashless payment systems for live events. Since 2011 the company has activated over 5 million RFID tags at music festivals and live events. Its cashless payment system, IntelliPay, premiered at Harley-Davidson’s Open Road Festival in June and was subsequently deployed at six other events around the world this summer including Rock in Rio in Brazil, Electric Zoo in New York City and Slottsfjell in Norway. Promoters recorded a minimum of a 15% increase in spend per head, while many operational efficiencies were identified.
In 2013 alone, Intellitix has deployed RFID solutions at festivals including Coachella and Bonnaroo (US), UEFA Champions Festival and Barclaycard British Summertime (UK), Splendour in the Grass (Australia), Way Out West (Sweden) and Festival d’Été de Quebec (Canada) and worked with brands including Ford, Spotify, HTC, Sony, Gazprom, Playstation, Unicredit, Adidas and Red Bull.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and with offices also in the UK, Australia, Hungary and the USA, Intellitix technology cuts queues to a minimum and eradicates ticket fraud and unwanted resale, while its social media tools more closely connect promoters and brands with their audience.