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New ‘intelligent turnstiles’ launched in Belgium
A new ‘intelligent’ access control system was unveiled at Belgium’s Graspop Festival, combining a secure turnstile entrance with integrated scanning capabilities, writes Event Industry News’ Adam Parry. Mojo Barriers launched the ‘Gatekeeper 2.0’ at the metal festival, which used 18 Gatekeepers to control the comings and goings of the 45,000 capacity crowd who enjoyed performances from headliners Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden and Slipknot. Graspop was the first music event to benefit from the Gatekeeper, which manages all aspects of entry and exit into events, festivals, venues and designated areas (such as VIP, staff only and camping). An intelligent portable turnstile, it links directly to an easy to use central computer system which gives accurate capacity data and real time counting. It incorporates full scanning capabilities and is compatible with any scanning methods. For Graspop, Mojo Barriers worked with Belgium-based Playpass which provided RFID wristbands to festival-goers, staff, press and artists. The company’s scanners were fitted to the Gatekeeper system offering a complete entrance control system, and instant access to data on the crowd’s movement and interests across the three day event.