COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 4, 2003–Rapidtron, Inc. (OTC BB: RPDT), a provider of Radio Frequency (RF) smart card access control and ticketing/membership systems, has teamed up with Bally Total Fitness Corporation (NYSE: BFT) to install 25 Rapidtron Smart Access turnstile systems within their health clubs.
The relationship was solidified following the success of Rapidtron’s installation of Smart Access turnstile systems at Bally’s < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
John Creel, President of Rapidtron, Inc., said, “This is a major contract for Rapidtron. As the world’s largest fitness chain with it’s 420 clubs, Bally’s due diligence process is respected by the owners of more than 22,000 fitness clubs in North America and will greatly enhance the credibility of our sales presentations. Bally’s purchase of our system resulted from months of careful testing, which proved our quality, speed and convenience for club members, as well as a solid return on investment. The Rapidtron system validated every member and demonstrated increased security and revenue, while allowing front desk personnel to provide even greater customer assistance. Based on the ongoing success with these first 25 installations, we can expect to continue with a major product rollout in more clubs. We look forward to working with Bally throughout the installation and providing follow-up support.”
“The Rapidtron systems have proved to be of great value to both the club staff and members. Our members enjoy the added benefit of “express entry” and secure membership validation, while our staff members have found that the new system allows them to spend more time taking care of membership service inquires,” said, Al Washburn, Senior Director of Operations.
About Rapidtron (http://www.rapidtron.com/)
Rapidtron intends to become the leading provider of Radio Frequency (RF) smart card access control and ticketing/membership systems by providing the premier technology for operator-free entry and exit turnstiles.
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