ACCESS Event Solutions
(formerly Access Pass & Design)
September 10, 2014
New Technology Turns Event Passes into Action Badges
Have you ever had the opportunity to go back stage to see Bon Jovi, John Mayer or another music sensation? Or attended a VIP event for a major league sports team?
Chances are, you have an ID badge made by ACCESS Event Solutions (formerly Access Pass & Design) tucked in a drawer.
These badges are more than just security and access tools, they are works of art meant to capture the feel of the event and give the audience members a commemorative souvenir. This year, Access Event Technology won two gold awards for quality of printing and design from the Visual Media Alliance for backstage passes and custom VIP passes designed for Bon Jovi and Phish.
Advances in technology are revolutionizing the access badge industry, and ACCESS Event Solutions is staying at the forefront by using technology to increase the functionality of its badges. The company is getting ready to launch proprietary software that increases an event organizer’s ability to interact with fans, businesses, attendees and sponsors.
These new tech savvy badges have embedded RFID or NFC tags, which enable multi-tiered security access at live events, social media collaboration and dynamic data interaction.
Event goers could, for example, enable a social media tool that will automatically update their social media feed with their photo taken at an event booth. Or, they can tap the badge or wristband to pick up pre-paid meals, drinks, giveaways, etc. These tags make it easy for voting, registering for drawings, accessing websites, and even tracking locations of participants in racing events.
“By putting technology into the badges, we are servicing both the management and the magic of the event,” says Cecil McCumber, director of marketing/business development for the company. “By digitally tying in all of these new options, event organizers have many more assets to offer attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.”
Recently, esurance used embedded tags at SXSW to register booth visitors, send them customized daily schedules and encourage them to return to the booth with the badge to discover in real time if they had won a prize.
It’s an emerging market, and ACCESS Event Solutions is planning to be at the top of the game. The company feels Reno is a great place for their operations, with the growing influx of tech companies, the ability to maintain security for its products, and access to efficient shipping services.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at ACCESS Event Solutions:
- Tour the company’s sales, design, printing and assembly operations.
- See award-winning designs and custom-shaped badges for music legends, major companies, festivals and events at venues here and across the nation.
- Learn more about RFID/NFC tag technology and how it could enliven your next event.
- Hear an overview of the proprietary software that is helping revolutionize the industry.
- Learn about the wide variety of printed products, badges and collateral material available.
- Meet the staff that makes this all happen – many of whom are Nevada natives, including CEO Seth Sheck who likes to say: “We merge security with sexy.”
Don’t miss Tech Wednesday on September 10 for an introduction to ACCESS Event Solutions
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30
• $15 – NCET members
• $25 – non-members
• $10 – children under 18
• $35 – walk-ins and all payments made at the door
Please note: Members or non-members who would like to bring a child under 18, please register yourself first and then re-register for your child.
NCET events have been selling out! RSVP early so you don’t miss this great event.
Advance reservations required. RSVP by 5:00 pm on Monday, September 9. (Sorry, walk-ins not available)
We encourage you to pay in advance—there is a $10 service charge for payment at the door.
No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.
ACCESS Event Solutions (formerly Access Pass & Design)
1410 Greg Street, Suite 412 (behind Specialty Lighting & Signs)
For more information, contact NCET at (775) 453-0130 or info@NCET.org.