Intellitix and cashless payment specialists Metapay have announced a strategic alliance that will increase the provision of cashless services at festivals from this summer. 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. Sziget festival won the Best Major European Festival award at the European Festival Awards in January this year.
“The response to our cashless payment systems has been so positive that this strategic alliance will allow us to more comprehensively service our existing and prospective clients, many of whom are looking to trial or implement 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 LévaiGabor Levai, 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.