FC Bayern Basketball Relies on Advanced Access Control System from Riedel/DECA and Ticketmaster

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Riedel/DECA Card Engineering has completed the installation of new ticket-scanning electronics at Munich's Audi Dome, home to current German champion FC Bayern Basketball. Working in partnership with Ticketmaster, Riedel/DECA implemented an access control system that simplifies and speeds guest entry into the arena.

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The innovative concept offers not only fan security but also efficient visitor management for the club. Within just 90 days, the company integrated Ticketmaster technology into scanning terminals that were delivered and installed in time for the start of the basketball season.

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"We have observed the market for a long time and have opted for the well-known quality of Riedel/DECA and Ticketmaster. In a remarkably short time frame, they provided us with a robust, cleverly integrated solution featuring the latest in access control technology," said Benedikt Peine, head of ticketing and merchandising at FC Bayern M√ľnchen Basketball GmbH. "The terminals themselves have a fresh, modern, and customized design combining new innovations such as mobile ticketing and fast barcode recognition, and the minimal cabling needed to support them made installation both convenient and cost-effective. The speed of the installation and the efficiency of the ticket-scanning systems allowed us to start the new basketball season with a more secure entry system that has eliminated lines and streamlined entry for fans."

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In this joint project with Ticketmaster, Riedel/DECA quickly provided ticket-scanning terminals that ensure optimum security, validating tickets with bright LED indicators that prevent ticket misuse or counterfeiting, and increasing the rate at which guests can enter the arena. The clean cylindrical design of each terminal also affords plenty of space for branding. The installed solution supports guest management for more than 6,000 attendees per event. "It was essential for FC Bayern to get a complete solution", said Carsten Kerner, COO at Ticketmaster GmbH, who, as general manager of ALBA Berlin for many years, understands the requirements of professional basketball very well. "This is a collaboration of two partners who are leaders in their industries. We've already worked successfully with Riedel/DECA at the European Song Contest in Baku and know, that with their know-how and reliability, they are the ideal partner for this challenging project."

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Unlike the former system, which had to be set up manually, the new scan modules automatically recognize the date and event enabling effective and cost-efficient processing. The barcode reader integrated in the terminals can recognize and screen contactless mobile, print@home, and standard tickets as well as season tickets.

"Riedel/DECA has long provided access management systems for premier sports and entertainment facilities, so the company was uniquely prepared to meet the tight delivery timeline for the Audi Dome installation," said Rainer Kluth, managing director at DECA Card Engineering GmbH. "Going forward, FC Bayern Basketball and its fans will benefit from the most modern access control system available today."

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About Ticketmaster
A Live Nation Entertainment, Inc company, Ticketmaster is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit our sites. Live Nation Concerts produces 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world's top artist management company, representing over 200 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. In Germany, Ticketmaster GmbH has more than 60 employees in the Berlin headquarters and offices in Hamburg, Munich, and Frankfurt.

About DECA Card Engineering
Ratingen-based DECA Card Engineering GmbH, a Riedel subsidiary, is specialized in accreditation and access control. From simple ID solutions to complex access systems, DECA provides planning, integration, and delivery of complete single-source solutions.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 350 people at 12 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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