The Company Also Unveils Additional Feature Upgrades to the SafeTzone Child Locating System
ORLANDO, Fla. and LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – SafeTzone CEO, Timothy W. Giraldin, announced today the upcoming release of three new software modules that will complement the already successful SafeTzone Child Locating System that is now operating in amusement parks around the U.S. He also announced the new Version 3 of the SafeTzone Child Locating System.
The new software modules will allow park guests the convenience of cashless spending and line management by using their SafeTzone Locator(TM). The new modules not only bring guests the peace of mind that comes from keeping track of their kids, but also will enable them to make purchases at food, drink, and gift areas around the park without the need to carry wallets or cash around with them and to allow guests the ability to make reservations for their favorite rides. The new data analysis module will allow parks to record and study the buying habits and activity preferences of their guests and enable them to better serve their guests’ needs. Version 3 of the Child Locating System will have added features including Amenity Locator, Route Planner, Park to Guest Messaging, Guest to Guest Messaging, and Commercial videos run on LocationStations(TM), among other features.
SafeTzone CEO Giraldin says, “It is our goal at SafeTzone to provide the end-to-end solution for amusement parks and their guests in terms of these services. There is no longer the need to look to multiple apparatus to provide these core services to park guests. All of our services, including child locating, amenity locator, messaging, cashless spending, and line management, are provided by one apparatus, the SafeTzone Locator(TM). These are the most flexible and advanced products of their kind in the market today and are virtually paperless. Our technology partnerships with Texas Instruments RFID Systems and RF Code, Inc., have been integral factors in making these advances possible.”
The SafeTzone Cashless Software Module enables the SafeTzone Locator(TM) to act as a “virtual wallet” by associating it with a guest’s credit card or cash deposit. The SafeTzone Cashless Module will then keep a running balance of the amount authorized by the guest to be spent by members of his or her group over the course of the day. Each food, drink or gift purchase area would require a reader at the point of sale to identify the unique I.D. of the person wearing the SafeTzone Locator(TM).
With SafeTzone’s Line Management module, SafeTzone’s Locator(TM) will provide users the unique ability to make ride reservations to avoid spending long hours in line to ride popular rides at the amusement parks while still providing them location services and cashless spending. SafeTzone’s Line Management module is configured to maximize ride usage, and minimize wait times thereby saving valuable time for guests to explore other activities such as purchasing gifts and eating. The module will provide parks with the ability to reschedule guests’ ride time in the event of unforeseeable delays due to power outages or maintenance of rides and better manage ride traffic over the course of the day. Notices of any changes to schedules will be available at SafeTzone’s LocationStations(TM) situated throughout the park.
The new features of Version 3 of The Child Locating System as described above will be included in the basic software package for new customers in 2003. The new software modules will be made available for an additional fee.
SafeTzone Technologies Corporation is the premier provider of systems for real-time locating of individuals in family destinations. SafeTzone is headquartered in Laguna Hills, Calif. The SafeTzone Child Locating System is available at select amusement parks in Tennessee, Florida, Nevada, and California. Questions about SafeTzone may be directed to its Director of Corporate Sales at 1.949.855.8987 or to its website at http://www.safetzone.com .