IVS’ summer kicks off with three world-class events in one very big weekend

Lisbon's Estadio da Luz

BBC Big Weekend LogoUK-based RFID cashless & card payments provider Intelligent Venue Solutions (IVS) is gearing up for a massive start to its summer season this weekend, which sees the company in action at three huge simultaneous events in different countries: The BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend on Glasgow Green, the UEFA Champions League Final in Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz and Paris’ Roland Garros French Open Tennis Tournament.

In Glasgow, IVS will be deploying its managed fast card payment system for VIP guests on behalf of bar operators Central Catering Services. The system – previously rolled-out across festivals including The Isle Of Wight, T In The Park, V Festival, Cornbury and Weyfest –  enables ultra-fast credit and debit card payment processing with real-time transaction visibility, in high capacity live event environments and serves as an ideal first step towards a fully cashless event.

Up to 50,000 revellers will attend the BBC festival on Glasgow Green this Saturday and Sunday to see some of the world’s biggest music stars including Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, One Direction, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Pharrell, Jake Bugg, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran, The Vamps, John Newman, Rita Ora, The 1975, Tinie Tempah and Paolo Nutini.

Lisbon's Estadio da Luz
Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz

The Champions League Final (24th May) and French Open (25th May – 8th June) both see IVS providing a suite of innovative RFID solutions designed to enhance the experience for VIP guests, and building on the pioneering success achieved at last year’s Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium.

In Lisbon, excitement levels in the 65,000 all-seater stadium will be sky-high, as Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid fight it out for the title, marking the first final in the cup’s history to feature opponents from the same city.

Stade Roland Garros - home of the French Open
Stade Roland Garros – home of the French Open

Over in Paris, the clay-court grand slam is set to be no less dramatic as the world watches to find out if Rafael Nadal will seal his legacy as the greatest tennis player of all time by winning his ninth French Open, if Andy Murray will unveil Martina Navratilova as his new coach or if Serena Williams can hold on to her title.

IVS Director Paul Pike says: “What better way to start our biggest and most exciting summer to date? 2014 is set to be a significant growth year for the adoption of our technology and we are thrilled to be leading this charge, having already confirmed a full summer programme of incredible music, sports and brand events.

Last year saw IVS scoop the award for Best Use Of New Technology at the UK Festival Awards in honour of its RFID work at the British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park, on the back of a breakthrough year for the company and its technology.