Glownet digitalizes events across the world
Since 2012, Glownet, has been a game changer for event organization. The UK-based company has created a seamless and secure digital experience for attendees, vendors, organizers and brands.
Their platform delivers access control, cashless payments, crew management, social media activations, loyalty programs and customer insight solutions to music festivals, food & beverages festivals, nightclubs, trade shows, sporting events and more.
The Glownet platform has helped deliver 500 events in 38 countries worldwide including Australia, USA, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. Today, Glownet has been adopted by over 2 300 000 users.
Glownet applications are used by event organizers in the field to control access, process payments etc, and are linked to a backend platform for management and analytics. Event goers are given NFC wristbands that interact with the applications.
For each event, Glownet provides an end-to-end solution that includes the devices with the required applications and personalized wristbands. With this in mind, they were looking for an affordable Android device that was secure in order to process payments, with a large NFC antenna capable of efficiently reading large volumes of tags. The device needed to be robust enough to withstand the various, often outdoor, environments the events are held in, and compact in size to keep shipping costs to a minimum.
Glownet also required a built-in mobile device management platform to easily deploy new versions of their software securely, at the click of a mouse.