GEPPS™ (Griffin Enterprise Positioning & Payment System) is a unique system developed by H&D Wireless AB for Amusement parks and other large facilities like large hotel resorts, water lands and sports arenas. The system offers visitors to locate people, find attractions and restaurants and locate other important spots of interest. The management of an amusement park can use GEPPS™ Visualizor to monitor what is going on in the park. Visitor walking patterns can be studied over time and by that draw important conclusions what can be improved and better managed in the park. GEPPS™ offer the following main values from the location service:
Amusement Park Management
- A better planned layout of the park to increase revenue and visitor experience
- A better staff allocation. Staff need to be where the visitors are!
- Customized marketing strategy with turn-by-turn way finding
- People can find each other
- People feel safe
- Optimize attraction experience by turn-by-turn way finding. Chose attraction order based on queues and location.
- Great overview of the park
The visitors will receive wristbands. Those wristbands can be pre-loaded with money and visitors can pay cashless at all available POS within the facility. This enables also kids to dispose a proper amount of money. Instead of kids losing cash they have the money safe and practical loaded on the wristband. GEPPS™ offer the following main values from the payment service:
Amusement Park Management
- Credit card fees can be reduced from multiple to one or two
- Drives revenue. Very easy to spend!
- Handling of cash can be minimized
- Number of employees can be reduced
- People can avoid wearing cash
- Easier to use than credit cards
- Kids can dispose their own money
Real Time Location system
H&D Wireless has developed a state of the art location service. GEPPS™ supports several wireless technologies such as UWB, BLE, RFID and Wi-Fi. Depending on what accuracy, cost, battery life time and real time experience is required H&D Wireless can recommend the right technology to use for your application. Wristbands, tags to be set on clothing, assets or gods is available in different form factors. The tags transmits/receive radio frequency signals that the infrastructure (Sensepoints) gathers and report to the cloud. The cloud use complex algorithms to calculate the actual position on a regular basis. The positioning service works equally well for moving as for still items or persons. The user can monitor the service through iOS or Android visitor APPs as well as enterprise terminal through Web.
The GEPPS™ wristband has an integrated RFID-chip supporting Mayfair readers and other standard RFID readers. GEPPS™ has an easy to use REST API for smooth integration to a wide range of POS. GEPPS™ wallet display all purchases and holdings to the user in the visitor iOS or Android APP. When assigning money to a wristband the POS make a purchase that will be reported as a lumpsum to Griffin™ Cloud server. For each spending/purchase a visitor do the POS will report the category, time and price of the item to GEPPS™. Visitors can easily find and manage all purchases in the APP.
GEPPS™ has been installed at Exploria Center. The facility is located just outside Stockholm in Sweden and is Europe’s largest indoor amusement park with a wide range of attractions. The total area is 20 000 m2 and has a play area that is larger than 6 000 m2. GEPPS™ installed at Exploria facilitates a nice and safe visitor experience both for kids and adults. Kids wearing wristbands can easily be located by their parents looking at their smartphone APP ”Exploria Center” or by staff looking at enterprise GEPPS™ Visualizor tool.