WHAT IS AN E-TICKET?
An electronic ticket, often called e-ticket, is a digital ticket displayed on an electronic device such as a phone or tablet instead of on paper. E-tickets provide a more efficient method for entering and processing information and help fight against fraudulent or counterfeit tickets. To effectively process e-tickets, devices must be able to read ticket barcodes either on printed media or electronic screens with accuracy and at a high throughput. The data collected must be transmitted and processed quickly, either locally or on a network. Datalogic has devices that specifically support e-tickets barcode scanning, processing, and transmit data efficiently.
HOW TO USE E-TICKETS
Each e-ticket is scanned at the entrance to the venue and its validity is checked using the unique and different barcode (usually QR code) for each ticket. Presentation of your e-tickets at the entrance is mandatory. Unlike the traditional ticket, e-tickets can be printed before being displayed.
Whether automatic or manual, access control solutions can also be divided according to the kind of code they are designed to process:
- Barcode Entry System
- Barcode Access Control
- QR Code Access Control
Ticket reading requires the ability to read both mobile e-tickets and paper tickets without any degradation in overall performance. Paper tickets often become damaged due to handling, and difficult to read by scanners. E-tickets validation can be challenging as the screen brightness may vary presenting lower contrast barcodes.
WHAT IS GATE CONTROL?
Gate control is the management of access into and out of a gated place. It is the way to ensure that authorized visitors can enter, while preventing unauthorized persons from going inside. Typically, gate control is used by airlines, rail, and other public transportation, as well as the entertainment and sports industry to access travel and events.
As electronic ticketing becomes increasingly important due to the reduced need for physical contact caused by the global pandemic, new and emerging technologies are on the rise. Self-service kiosks offer users an efficient means of controlling access to a flight or venue, paying for a ticket and boarding public transportation. These kiosks are becoming more and more popular to control gate entry versus manual verification by personnel with employing handheld scanners.
TICKETS BARCODE SCANNING
Datalogic has invested significant time and resources into increasing the reliability of our scanning hardware and software. With world class decoding algorithms to quickly read both paper and mobile tickets, your ticket reading solution will offer a positive user experience while raising your throughput and creating boosting higher efficiency. Customers can choose among a wide variety of embedded barcode reading technologies to satisfy all applications and requirements within the electronic ticketing market. Additionally, they can leverage features like the Datalogic “Green Spot” unique technology, which will provide the user with visual indication of a successful reading. This is a benefit to users in both noisy or quiet environments, where the audible tone is disabled or unrecognizable.
Datalogic has various sizes of scan engines/modules for customers to design their various kinds of kiosk applications. The snappy scanning performance and intuitive use of the scan modules provide a great user experience for customers.
It is becoming more popular for logistic companies to have central delivery services to increase efficiency and cost effectiveness. Datalogic scan modules provide an intuitive tickets barcode scanning operation to provide a greater ease of use for all customers.
DATALOGIC DEVICES FOR SCANNING E-TICKETS
Datalogic has a very wide range of devices for scanning e-tickets, here are three products from Datalogic that offer all the needed characteristics:
- Gryphon 4500 imager series - It is an extremely powerful and beautifully designed handheld scanner that perfectly fits your grip. Its balanced, ergonomic shape reduces operator fatigue ensuring effortless continued use throughout the day. A rich feature set and a high-performance megapixel sensor can be found housed within its body. Additionally, the scanner is available in both corded and cordless versions. The cordless model offers battery inductive charging without the need for physical contacts.
- Memor 10 - The Memor 10 is a state-of-the-art full touch PDA with a megapixel scanner and a 5-inch display. Designed for enterprises seeking the power of a mobile computer with a robust case, ultra-reliable battery management, and enhanced scanning performance. It is ruggedly built to withstand the toughest conditions, yet slim and compact for a comfortable fit in your hand.
- Magellan 1500i - A high performing presentation scanner for a variety of applications. With Datalogic’s latest digital imaging technology, it seamlessly decodes both 1D and 2D bar codes of SKUs. With the most compact footprint in its class, the Magellan 1500i is an ideal choice for space constrained applications. Additionally, intelligent host cable routing ensures that the scanner is both comfortable in the hand and can back right up to a wall or display for maximum space efficiency.