When the first European Games were held in Baku, Azerbaijan, this summer, event organizers turned to RFID technology to enhance security by tracking more than 250,000 attendees and the 6,000 athletes that participated from more than 50 countries.
The solution relied on Mojix’s innovative STAR wide-area sensor network technology and its ViZix real-time IoT platform.
UHF RFID tags were embedded in the printed admission tickets and event credentials so visitors and personnel could be located at all primary venues, including the main Olympic Stadium, The National Gymnastics Arena, and the Crystal Hall Arena.
“The Mojix STAR sensor network combined with the ViZix IoT solution provided Main Development the ideal platform for event management by keeping track of tens of thousands of attendees while providing visibility of their location at all the main venues,” says Kazem Askari, President of Main Development, which partnered with Mojix on the project. “The system assured safety and security for all visitors and event personnel over the course of three weeks.”
Mojix and Main Development collaborated to develop and deploy the solution in record time to meet the timeline of the European Olympics Committee.
During the event, The Mojix solution allowed event organizers to record attendance information when attendees registered at self service kiosks, and to monitor attendance by location and venue. In addition, the solution allowed for alarms that kept unauthorized people from entering high security areas.
The event marked the first use case since Mojix acquired Internet of Things platform innovator TierConnect in June. In April, Mojix announced that it was unveiling TierConnect’s ViZix platform, a fully configurable software solution with advanced analytics that enables end-to-end business intelligence and data visibility across multiple industries.