Ticket, Please? Nope, Your Smartphone’s Audio Data Will Do

PCMag.com reports that Ticketmaster is launching a new smartphone-based system called Presence, which aims to get you into events quicker and reduce fraud.

The online ticketing company is launching a new smartphone-based system called Presence, which aims to get you into events quicker and reduce fraud. According to VentureBeat, the new system doesn’t rely on QR codes or near-field communication (NFC), but instead uses “nothing more than a discrete digital audio broadcast from your smartphone” to admit you to live events and track your movements while you’re there.

Here’s how it works: As you approach a venue, you’ll take out your phone, which will broadcast your ticketing data. This data can be recognized by the venue itself or a person standing at the gate, confirming your identity and speeding up the process of entering.

Read more at https://www.pcmag.com/news/354766/ticket-please-nope-your-smartphones-audio-data-will-do