Connect&GO, a leader in guest experience engineering and wearable RFID technology for events and attractions, has announced the launch of its new product, Konnect Express.
Konnect Express combines an innovative POS system with secure payments, allowing visitor attractions to simplify operations, accelerate processes and reduce costs. Integrated on the same handheld terminal, the flexible and secure mobile solution adapts to operators’ needs, simplifying operations management by reducing the quantity of fixed POS terminals required, helping reduce unnecessary costs.
“A major innovation”
Several customers around the world have already committed to using Konnect Express, with locations such as Granby Zoo in Canada, Fabrikus World in France, and New York’s Playland all utilising the system as of early next year.
Connect&GO’s newly-appointed senior vice president of sales and marketing, Tara Morandi says “Konnect Express is the most advanced integrated mobile point-of-sale solution on the market. It allows for the sale of various items (ticketing, F&B, parking, etc.) and the reloading of products on an existing virtual wallet from any location.
“Installed on a mobile device, this application allows the operator to be completely flexible, whether from the parking lot or inside the attraction.”
Dominic Gagnon, president and CEO adds “I am particularly proud of Konnect Express, a major innovation that brings together a complete point-of-sale and payment system, a tangible example of the merging of our payment and POS capabilities, and an essential step in our growth strategy.”
The new product release forms part of Connect&GO’s plans to become a global leader of integrated attraction management solutions within four years. That goal has been made more achievable following a $3 million round of financing closing with the Canadian company’s current investors.
Chief operating officer François-Pierre Moffet says “What sets us apart from the competition is that we use a cloud-based technology with point-of-sale, e-commerce, access control, and payments all integrated into the same platform. This allows our clients to centralise the management of their attraction all in one place, and to have access to all their operating data which eases decision making.”
This additional funding brings the total to $16 million since the company launched. This will allow Connect&GO to work towards becoming the attractions industry’s preferred operations management partner by 2025, accelerated by a period of international expansion.
The past six months have seen Connect&GO’s technology, such as virtual wallet system Konnect, be rolled out deployed to over a dozen new customers across North America and Europe.
Connect&GO will continue its expansion into the US and European markets in the coming year as well as investing in the development of its customer-focused, cloud-based platform by funding development in AI, payment technologies and experiences that enable revenue generation for operators.
Gagnon continues “The attractions technology solutions market is highly fragmented and dominated by less innovative and less flexible players. With our latest round of financing and the support of our investors, we are determined to offer the best-integrated attraction management platform, and to become an international leader in this field.”
Connect&GO acquired two photo and video companies as part of its growth plans earlier this year, 3DB Solution and Nomad Logic.