Maltese ticketing platform www.ShowsHappening.com has recently expanded their ticketing service by using our Series 7 2D Cordless Hand Scanners for reading barcodes off paper tickets and phone screens at various music and social events.
Stefan Debattista, co-founder of ShowsHappening explains that reliability and speed to read tickets were their top 2 priorities when it came to choosing a scanner. “We have been extremely happy with the performance of the Socket Bluetooth scanner. It’s small, reliable and easily paired with our Windows 8 Tablet and we intend to continue to buy more to support our expanding business. We are already planning our requirement for 2013 New Year’s Eve parties who sell tickets on ShowsHappening - the Socket scanner will definitely be invited!”
At their most recent event ShowsHappening managed to scan 150 people’s tickets in under 1.5hrs. “Of course that includes a rush period that is always expected where the scanner did not stop for a good half hour” Stefan explains. He also recalled how even when an attendee arrived with their Samsung smartphone with a smashed screen any feelings of concern were short lived as the 7Xi scanned the QR code quickly and 1st time without causing any delays to the queue.
ShowsHappening is the source for online pre-sales of tickets for Malta’s well known music event ‘Perpendicular’ which was held recently in July. On the night the 7Xi helped keep the party goers moving by reliably scanning their tickets and getting them into the event in record time- another successfully managed event for the company.
Although it hasn’t been necessary so far, ShowsHappening were also confident in their choice of scanner partner due to the availability of the SDK. ‘We currently only need to scan the barcode in to a simple text box but we look forward to exploring the features of the SDK so that we can further develop our application’.