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Virtual Queuing Becomes Wearable with accesso’s New Prism Device
On Tuesday, accesso (Booth #4863) unveiled new hardware for its line of LoQueue virtual queuing solutions. Called Prism, the new device uses watch-style wearable technology to put real-time data at guests’ fingertips.
“Technology has progressed so much, we realized it was time to step back and reflect on everything that’s available today and update our product offering with a new choice,” said Steve Brown, CEO of accesso.
The result is a device that combines society’s demand for wearables that provide easy access and functionality without the aid of a smartphone with parkgoers’ desire to avoid lines and carrying around wallets. The software that runs on Prism allows wearers to virtually queue (vibrating to announce notifications) and make cashless payments with just a tap. It also updates with ride or show announcements and can be used to push marketing messages.
Prism’s hypoallergenic adjustable band encases a Gorilla Glass screen; the device doesn’t rely on an outside information source like a smartphone or kiosk computer. Miniaturization was a priority and Prism’s sleek design offers a battery that can last more than 200 days.