Cygnus eTransactions Group, Inc. (OTC: CYGT) today announced that Valleyfair, an amusement park located near Minneapolis/St. Paul, owned and operated by Cedar Fair, L.P. has launched Print-at-Home ticketing utilizing Cygnus' wireless, hand-held credential tracking system marketed under the brand name ceTracker™.
Admission tickets can now be purchased online at www.valleyfair.com, printed immediately by the customer, and authenticated by Cygnus' datacenter in real-time when the guest arrives at the park. Valleyfair staff are supplied with hand-held, wireless barcode scanners that operate the ceTracker software application.
"We are pleased with the access control system and I am truly impressed with the customer support we receive from Cygnus," said Alan Schwartz, spokesperson at Valleyfair.
The ceTracker system functions as both an access control system that validates and redeems tickets and reservations in real-time, and as a private network, stored value card system for cashless transactions for purchasing tickets, rides, merchandise, food and beverages. Valleyfair sells admission tickets and season passes utilizing Cygnus' ceShop™ eCommerce ticketing application, and is using the access control feature of ceTracker to validate tickets.
Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE: FUN) is a publicly traded partnership, which owns and operates seven amusement parks and five water parks. Cedar Fair's seven amusement parks are Cedar Point, located on Lake Erie between Cleveland and Toledo; Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, near Los Angeles; Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom near Allentown, Pennsylvania; Geauga Lake, located near Cleveland; Valleyfair near Minneapolis/St. Paul; Worlds of Fun, located in Kansas City, Missouri; and Michigan's Adventure near Muskegon, Michigan. The Partnership's water parks are located near San Diego and in Palm Springs, California, and adjacent to Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm and Worlds of Fun. Cedar Fair also owns and operates the Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
About Cygnus eTransactions Group, Inc. (Cygnus)
Cygnus is a transaction-driven company that processes sales and payments for its customers' wholesale and retail channels. Working primarily with customers in the leisure and entertainment industry, the Company provides proprietary technologies that enable its customers' eCommerce, ticket office, call center and kiosk sales. In addition to online, point-of-sale and self-service solutions, Cygnus also provides electronic ticket fulfillment via Cygnus' proprietary print-at-home and kiosk technologies, admission control systems, stored value cards and integrated payment processing.
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