Smart Band® RFID Wristband System to be
Implemented at First Completely Cashless Waterpark
Attraction in 2008
Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), the
global leader in automatic wristband identification, is
implementing its Smart Band RFID Wristband System at
KeyLime Cove Water Resort, Gurnee, Illinois in what will
be the first completely cashless waterpark in the USA.
PDC's Smart Band RFID Wristband System features will be
demonstrated at PDC booth 2071 during the International
Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA),
November 13-16, in Orlando, Florida.
Scheduled to be completed in late February 2008, KeyLime
Cove Water Resort will feature 414 Hotel Suites, a
64,500 square foot waterpark and 12,000 square feet of
meeting space. PDC announces that its Smart Band RFID
Wristband System will consist of PDC Smart Kiosks (with
a touch-screen monitor that allows parents to deposit
money into pre-funded children's accounts by utilizing
cash, credit cards or existing room credit), PDC Smart
SuperBand Wristbands as well as third party software and
hardware at the venue.
"KeyLime Cove Water Resort will be the convenient year
round family getaway destination in Illinois," said
Robin Barber, Vice President of Advanced Marketing &
Technology (AMAT) at PDC. "PDC's role includes RFID
consulting and RFID project management services to
KeyLime Cove Water Resort making this facility
completely cashless. With the Smart Band RFID system,
KeyLime Cove Water Resort patrons will not have to worry
about carrying their keys or losing money. Also, there
is the added security of families being able to pre-fund
and monitor their children's purchases. It's secure,
easy to use, and increases park spending. PDC's Smart
Band RFID System provides convenience for both park
owners and patrons alike."
"The implementation of the RFID wristband system will
provide our guests with an exceptional level of ease and
convenience," said Rick Warmouth, KeyLime Cove Water
Resort Assistant General Manager and Director of
Operations. "We are very excited to be able to offer
this state-of-the-art technology at America's newest and
most exciting indoor water resort."
PDC, working along with the following third party
software and hardware partners, will complete the
process of creating KeyLime Cove Water Resort as the
first totally cashless waterpark attraction. These RFID
applications will provide KeyLime Cove Water Resort and
its patrons with automated cashless point-of-sale (POS),
keyless entry to hotel rooms and lockers, cashless
vending, digital photography, and cashless spending in
the arcade using RFID enabled token machines.
-- Salto Systems has been chosen to secure keyless guest
room access. PDC's Smart Band RFID wristband is read by
the KeyLime Cove Water Resort guest room lock and
authorizes guests in their rooms. Guests no longer have
to worry about losing the keycards while they enjoy the
-- MICROS Systems, Inc. has been selected to deploy the
flexible and scalable MICROS 9700 Hospitality Management
System to support KeyLime Cove Water Resort's
point-of-sale requirements. In addition, several tools
from the fully integrated OPERA Enterprise Suite will be
installed, including its Property Management System,
Sales and Catering, and Web Booking applications.
-- cStar Technologies Inc. will provide KeyLime Cove
Water Resort with RFID readers for wireless vending.
cStar's application eDispense HT, the engine behind
cStar's Vending Genie Hospitality, can also deliver the
same cashless payment method for all other self service
areas such as arcades, business centers, photo booths
and laundry facilities.
-- NAMCO CYBERTAINMENT INC. is responsible for the
installation, service, and management of the amusement
games in the arcade and other areas at KeyLime Cove
Water Resort. They will also be assisting with the prize
selection, ordering, stocking, and maintenance of the
-- Jackson Digital Imaging Corporation's Automated Photo
Identification will use its RFID technology at KeyLime
Cove Water Resort. Each guest will receive a Smart Band
RFID wristband prior to entering the wet water rides.
Wristbands are scanned by an RFID reader to link the
guest with their photograph, which is later captured
during the ride via a triggering mechanism. Guests can
then view their photographs on monitors at the ride
exit. Throughout their stay, visitors can conveniently
view ride photos by scanning their wristbands at photo
centers located across the park.
-- Smarte Carte, Inc.'s electronic locker concession at
KeyLime Cove Water Resort utilizes Smart Band RFID
wristband technology to let waterpark and hotel guests
open their lockers with a wave of their wrist. The
Smarte Locke keyless locker system has revolutionized
the way park patrons interact with their stored personal
items by combining the RFID access and multiple-entry
features to provide convenient and secure access to
their personal items, which encourages secondary park
-- Ideal Software Systems, Inc. will be providing the
RFID readers for the KeyLime Cove Water Resort token
machines and the software to post token purchases to
folio (room account and pre funded accounts.)
About Precision Dynamics
With over 50 years of experience, PDC is the global
leader and pacesetter in the development of Auto ID
wristband systems for healthcare, leisure and
entertainment, and law enforcement. The company
introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband,
patented Smart Band RFID Wristbands, AgeBand System, and
PDC Smart Kiosk Cashless RFID System. PDC is committed
to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing
and has ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003
certification. For more information, visit
About KeyLime Cove Water Resort
KeyLime Cove Water Resort is the result of a strong
partnership among industry-leading experts in family
entertainment, resort architecture, finance, and
hospitality management: David W. Anderson of Edina, MN,
Morrissey Hospitality Companies of St. Paul, MN,
Planning Design Build of Madison, WI and Virchow Krause
Capital LLC of Madison, WI. The partnership does
business as KeyLime Cove of Gurnee, LLC. KeyLime Cove
Water Resort opens February 29, 2007. For more
information please visit www.KeyLimeCove.com.
About Salto Systems
Altanta based Salto Systems is the world largest RFID
lock vendor for guest room doors and lockers. Salto is
the selected access control option on over 400,000
doors, on more than 4,000 projects in over 60 countries.
The power of the SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) allows
people to work wire free, enabling them to manage their
key control requirements efficiently, flexibly and cost
effectively. For more info, please visit: www.salto.us.
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications
for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide.
Over 220,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in
table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels,
casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail
operations in more than 130 countries, and on all seven
continents. In addition, MICROS provides property
management systems, central reservation and customer
information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for
more than 20,000 hotels worldwide, as well as
point-of-sale and loss prevention products through its
subsidiary Datavantage for more than 50,000 specialty
retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit the
MICROS website at www.micros.com.
About cStar Technologies Inc.
cStar Technologies Inc. is a global provider of wireless
(LAN/WAN) data communication solutions for M2M
(Machine-to-Machine/Men) and mobile commerce
applications. Protected by multiple patents, its core
solutions include award winning cashless wireless
vending, RFID life science, and security applications.
For more information, cStar Technologies Inc. will also
be exhibiting at IAAPA, booth # 5634 and please their
website at: www.cstartech.com.
About NAMCO CYBERTAINMENT INC.
NAMCO CYBERTAINMENT INC. is one of the largest and most
diversified amusement game operators in North America
and the Caribbean with over 30 years of experience.
NAMCO owns, operates, and/or manages more than 1,300
arcades, parks and partnership game sites and owns some
25,000 games appealing to players of all ages. NAMCO is
an experienced developer of a wide range of locations,
from small game rooms to turnkey, fully staffed
entertainment centers in such diverse locations as
hotels, indoor waterparks, casinos, restaurants, retail
stores, movie theaters, shopping malls, and family
entertainment centers. For more information, please
About Jackson Digital Imaging
Jackson Digital Imaging Corporation (JDI) was
established in 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For several
years, JDI's primary product was Visionary, a popular
high-end faces-on-bodies fantasy imaging system. In
1998, JDI developed Thrill-Pix; one of the world's first
fully digital ride photo systems. With over one and a
half decades of experience, JDI is among the most
experienced digital imaging vendors in the amusement &
tourism industry. JDI's corporate office is in Kingman,
Arizona; approximately a two hour drive south of Las
Vegas. The southern hemisphere is served by our office
in Queensland, Australia. For more information please
About Smarte Carte, Inc.
Smarte Carte, Inc., headquartered in St. Paul,
Minnesota, pioneered the airport luggage cart industry
40 years ago. Success in managing airport cart
concessions allowed Smarte Carte to expand its no-cost,
revenue-generating concession programs to management of
strollers, electronic lockers and other passenger/guest
services at transportation, retail and entertainment
centers. Today, Smarte Carte has more than 1,200
employees managing its services at more than 1,000
locations on five continents. For more information,
please visit: www.smartecarte.com.
About Ideal Software Systems, Inc.
Since 1983, Ideal Software Systems, Inc. has been
committed to designing products to help businesses run
more efficiently, and in turn, more profitably. Ideal
provides point of sale (POS) systems, redemption center
management systems as well as a complete system for
arcade and games in a cashless environment. Ideal also
specializes in comprehensive business management systems
for the retail and financial industries. With thousands
of clients worldwide, Ideal has developed a reputation
for providing the highest quality of service and support
in the industries we serve. For more information please