RealTime IT News

E-Stamp Unveils Online Ticketing Technology

E-Stamp Corp. Wednesday leapt into the online ticket fray by adapting its technology to distribute tickets for events.

Exhibiting its new dimension at the International Ticketing Association's annual exhibition, E-Stamp (ESTM) demonstrated printing tickets at home using a standard PC and printer.

E-Stamp's proprietary technology, first used to print postage via the Internet, can now be commercialized for business-to-business e-commerce solutions.

E-Stamp President and Chief Executive Officer Robert H. Ewald said E-Stamp will use a variety of trade association events to demonstrate its authenticated online document technology in the coming months as it moves forward in developing strategic partnerships in the entertainment, events and retail industries.

"We're in the business of helping companies meet the demand for e-commerce solutions," Ewald said. "By using E-Stamp technology as the platform for online event ticketing, businesses such as arenas, theaters and stadiums can skip years of in-house development enabling them to quickly bring these convenient services to consumers."

E-Stamp's (ESTM) announcement comes just a day after Ticketmaster (TMCS) said it was testing its own its "print-at-home" ticket application. The tickets will be bar-coded, which are then scanned by Ticketmaster's computer system that tallies attendance and other information at the venue.