Security wristband company, ID&C are set to provide a full RFID solution for the admission control at the famed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California.

ID&C, leaders in admission control for live events, will supply RFID wristbands to accompany a complete contact-less access control solution for April’s Coachella Festival. The wristbands will enhance the fan experience and offer a new level of security for organisers.

Coachella is one of the most popular events on the festival calendar, with a line-up boasting some of the world’s most exciting music artists, including Kings of Leon, Kanye West and recent Brit Award winners Arcade Fire.

‘Using RFID technology to improve the security and reduce admission times at festivals is a concept we’ve been working on for the last few years, being able see it in action at a festival like Coachella will be amazing.’ states Steve Daly, Operations Director at ID&C. Daly continues ‘From a security point of view, the microchips can’t be copied, making it difficult for passbacks and counterfeit opportunities. For fans, it’s a non-invasive way of admittance, making the experience enjoyable from the moment they arrive on site.’

ID&C have developed a durable, waterproof RFID enabled wristband fitted with their patented Smartlock system – providing Coachella with ‘the ultimate security and admission solution.’ The wristbands will work together with state-of-the-art entrance gates, which read the unique frequency without physical contact. The impressive system can admit 2000 fans per gate, per hour and reduces staffing costs.