Ice Palace St. Petersburg is now equipped with the latest Colosseo access control system with biometrics


December 16, 2015 - St. Petersburg, Russia

After multimedia installations in 2012 and 2013, where Colosseo installed LED ribbon boards and single media platform, the management of the arena decided for increased security and installed the latest generation biometric access control system from Colosseo.

25 tripod turnstiles with face recognition heads and a turnstile for disabled persons were installed at the arena entrances for verification of every entry.

The security personnel is also equipped with tablets and mobile Colosseo ticket scanners enabling them to additionally check every person and ticket in case of any potential problems.

The installed biometric system assigns each face to the used ticket and compares each face with the blacklist database in order to prevent vandals or unwanted persons from entering the arena. The scanning process lasts less than 0.5 seconds which means there are no queues at the turnstile entrances and fans enter the arena seamlessly while biometric scanning is active.

All turnstiles are equipped with the Colosseo combo reader – a universal ticket scanner with the ability to read all types of tickets – printed or electronic  – furthering fan convenience.

ColosseoEAS, Inc. is the producer of the first completely integrated software platform for content creation, distribution and control for venues. With custom designed LED display systems, center hung scoreboards, timekeeping and scoring systems, mobile applications and IPTV, Colosseo has developed the most complete turnkey solution for sports venues, convention centers, shopping malls and transportation available on the market today. The Single Media Platform solution enables customers to optimize their operational process and resources while increasing media visibility, marketing revenue, fan experience and safety. With more than 45 installations in North America, Europe and Asia in the past 5 years, Colosseo is providing control room operators with cutting edge technology to take multimedia management, interactivity, entertainment and infotainment to a significantly higher level. Colosseo’s most prestigious installations includes famous venues like the Verizon Center in Washington DC, Allianz Park in London, AccorHotels Arena Bercy in Paris and VTB Ice Palace in Moscow.