From November 15 to 18, Epson exhibited at the International Attractions& Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA) Expo in
For those of you who don’t know IAAPA, it is a very large tradeshow; with over 25,000 attendees from amusement parks, museums, zoos, waterparks, arcades and may other types of entertainment centers.
At the show, we demonstrated an entirely new product/market concept; on-demand color tickets and wristbands using the TM-C3400 ColorWorks printer and the new prototype printer currently called Egis or the TM-C3400 LT. Egis is an all-in-one durable terminal with Windows embedded OS and multiple interfaces.
|Dave Murphy in the Epson booth|
During the show, we found a significantly number of end users interested in producing either color tickets or wristbands on-demand; split approximately 50%-50%. Most of these prospects said they had never heard of the capability to produce color tickets and wristbands like the ones produced by the TM-C3400.
During the show, Tropical Security of Wellington FL demonstrated the TM-C3400 in their booth. According to Ray Horton (CEO) of Tropical Security Inc, “we had a significant number of prospects for and completed lots of demonstrations of on-demand color tickets. The prospects loved the “1-Stop” approach to producing color tickets and wristbands only when needed.” We see a great future for this new solution.”
Tropical not only demonstrated the printer in their booth, but also created a pop up poster:
Also at the show, Ken Willis of Microsale demonstrated on-demand color tickets. At the end of the show, Ken said, “a market exists for on-demand tickets and wristbands. As a result of having the printer in our booth, we have many leads for this new solution; some ready to buy now! Overall, the TM-C3400 produces high quality images at a great price!”
By offering a unique solution, on-demand color tickets and wristbands, you will provide your customers new ways to communicate to their customers, enable more flexibility in their ticketing operations and eliminate the requirement to inventory large qualities of valuable tickets. In addition, you will create a new on-going revenue stream for yourself.
Contact me if you have any questions on producing on-demand tickets or wristbands; or if I can help you with your prospects and customers.
PS: Congratulations to Joe Callis of Gatemaster Systems who won an Epson Artisan 730 printer. Joe won the printer as one of the ISV's and VAR's who came to the Epson booth to see on-demand tickets and wristbands from the TM-C3400.