Alvarado's GateLink solution deployed by Chicago Auto Show

Chino, CA - February 26, 2010 Alvarado Manufacturing, a leading provider of entry control, queuing products and admission entry software solutions kept things rolling smoothly at last weeks Chicago Auto Show (February 12-21) celebrating a 10-year milestone as the provider of choice for the event.

The system implemented at this years Auto Show featured Alvarados handheld PocketGate scanners and GateLink Validation software designed to quickly process attendee tickets for the event. Each handheld scanner communicates wirelessly with GateLink Validation - one of several software solutions that Alvarado has developed for entry validation. Not only will the system validate traditional tickets, it can also validate print-at-home tickets and tickets purchased over a cell phone.

Alvarado is a great partner and the GateLink system worked flawlessly for us, said Jerry Cizek, general manager of the Chicago Auto Show, the second largest auto show in the nation. Alvarados system tells us the type of ticket scanned, where the ticket was purchased and the time of entry to the show. This is very valuable information for both our partners and the show managers. Best of all, the GateLink system keeps people moving through the entry process very rapidly, which is key for such a large event.

In business for over 50 years, Alvarado is no neophyte to these types of demands. Weve been developing and integrating electronic entry validation for over 15 years, says Bret Armatas, president of Alvarado Manufacturing. Over the years, weve created more sophisticated electronic entry systems with better reporting, quicker scanning and more accurate counting. Were currently providing admission control at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, for ISC (NASCAR) and at more than 250 other high-profile venues in the U.S and worldwide.