About Us

Intelligent Venue Solutions [IVS] is Europe’s market leading provider of integrated contactless payment, access and social media solutions to the live event sector. Our system can work with RFID, NFC, mobile and barcode technologies to create bespoke intelligent operational solutions that add significant value to event producers, their customers, artists and brand partners, for any budget or scale.


Our track record and capabilities are second to none and our clients and events speak for themselves.

Our track record is unrivalled

We have deployed award-winning solutions at music festivals including T In The Park, The Isle Of Wight Festival, Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park, V Festival, BBC Proms in Hyde Park, Cornbury, Snowbombing, WOMAD, Weyfest plus sporting events including The UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, The Ashes and The Open Championship.

The future of live event payments

The future of live event payments

We are committed to delivering the most robust and cost-effective solutions available in the marketplace. We delivered the UK’s first cashless festival activation for The Isle Of Wight in 2012 (in collaboration with MasterCard and Vodafone) and the first integrated access, payments and experiential solution using RFID at Wireless in Hyde Park for Barclaycard and Live Nation in 2012.

2015 sees the launch of Cashless Plus, a revolutionary new solution that delivers brilliantly in any live event environment – the future of live event payments.

As well as RFID, our technology works with barcode wristbands (a fraction of the cost of RFID ones) as well as mobile devices, and we are able to provide super-fast credit and debit  payment acceptance as a stand-alone feature or integrated with our cashless system.

We have developed unique partnerships in the banking world, which enable us to offer the fastest, most reliable, flexible and secure cashless payment acceptance solution in the market, with the lowest transaction rates for our clients.

Our Solutions Include:

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • TRACK RECORD – We are the UK’s leading provider of integrated access, payments and experiential solutions, with an unrivalled track record of successful deployments at live events.
  • CAPABILITY – We are the only provider able to offer an innovative hybrid open/closed loop cashless payment system with full EMV certification, PCI-DSS compliance for maximum security and integrated credit and debit card acceptance
  • COST EFFECTIVENESS – Our access and social systems also work with barcode devices (a fraction of the cost of RFID chips) and all of our crew & equipment are based in the UK & Europe, minimising transportation costs
  • RELIABILITY – Our solutions are fail-safe and proven to dramatically increase efficiency, revenues and customer experience at the live events and venues we work with
  • CREDIBILITY – Our open loop cashless payment solution is the most effective and secure in the market. This is why we are the preferred supplier to major financial corporations including Barclaycard and Mastercard
  • EXPERIENCE – We have over 50 years’ operational service working with promoters, venue owners, agents, sponsor brands and stakeholders across the whole of Europe
  • FLEXIBILITY – We tailor our solutions to the fit the unique parameters of every event and audience we work with, no two of which are the same
  • INNOVATION – Our In-Site solutions are built from the ground up for the connected world, enabling the next generation of intelligent events
  • INTEGRATION – Our applications are built on open standard technologies such as SQL, Web 2.0 and xml making it simple to connect into your wider enterprise
  • SIMPLICITY – Our easy-to-use reporting dashboard can be accessed via your web browser and offers a wealth of real-time and post-event analytics

We are  very proud of our close working relationships carefully selected partners, including universities, leading payment providers, and cutting edge technology companies. We believe that having great partners who are experts in their own domains improves our flexibility and allows us to offer comprehensive solutions tailored to our clients’ unique needs.

In-Site Event TechnologyIVS technology consists of a suite of modular enterprise applications and services for the connected world which we call ‘In-Site’. We add intelligence to your event and remove the guesswork when it comes to marketing and meeting your customers’ expectations. We have all the hardware and software components necessary to deliver to small or large scale indoor or outdoor events, supporting RFID, NFC, mobile and barcode as well as online or offline operation.

From full access control, integrated cashless facilities, automated social media tie-ins and many other added value options such as voucher redemption, managing VIP ticket collection, surveys and prize draws, we bring these together in a seamless solution, tailored to your event.

All the data from our solutions is available for analysis, both real-time during an event and afterwards for more in-depth analysis and future planning.

Katt Alexander, Production, T In The Park: Moving to the use of smart access controlled solutions on site at T in the Park was something we have wanted to do for several years. With the help, support and innovative response of IVS to our particular requirements we created a very successful system that we plan to build on in years to come. Their knowledge of the events industry, flexibility to customise services to particular customer needs and management team are first class and we look forward to working closely with the team in the future.”

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