Vialand Signs Agreement With Lo-Q for Virtual Line Reservations

Vialand Signs Agreement With Lo-Q for Virtual Line Reservations

Turkey’s First Inter­na­tion­al Mega Theme Park, Exhi­bi­tion and Shop­ping Cen­tre Signs 2 Year Deal for Q‑bot and Q‑smart solutions

LON­DON (8‑April-2013) – Lo‑Q plc (AIM: LOQ), the AIM-list­ed tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions provider to the attrac­tions and leisure indus­try, has announced an agree­ment with Gür­soy & Via Devel­op­ment and Man­age­ment Co., to bring its inno­v­a­tive line queu­ing tech­nol­o­gy to Via­land – Turkey’s first inter­na­tion­al mega theme park, exhi­bi­tion cen­tre and shop­ping cen­tre open­ing lat­er this year. 

Lo‑Q’s patent­ed queu­ing solu­tions, Q‑bot and Q‑smart will allow the guests at the new Via­land theme park to make vir­tu­al line reser­va­tions for eight of the park’s largest rides. Guests will have an option to rent their own dig­i­tal assis­tant, Q‑bot, or access Lo‑Q’s smart phone based queu­ing solu­tion, Q‑smart. Guests who pur­chase either prod­uct will be able to select and reserve rides direct­ly from their device, allow­ing them to enjoy the rest of the park while the solu­tion vir­tu­al­ly queues for them. When it’s the guest’s time to ride, the guest receives a noti­fi­ca­tion and enters the ride using a sep­a­rate entrance avoid­ing the reg­u­lar queue line. 

Lo‑Q’s patent­ed vir­tu­al queu­ing tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions will be installed at the new theme park for a peri­od of two years with an option to extend the agree­ment for an addi­tion­al two years. 

We are delight­ed to be work­ing with Lo‑Q at Via­land and are con­fi­dent that the addi­tion of their vir­tu­al queu­ing solu­tions will help us pro­vide real val­ue and fan­tas­tic mem­o­rable expe­ri­ences to our guests as we open our brand new theme park to the pub­lic,” said Mehment Emec, Via­land gen­er­al manager. 

With invest­ment totalling TL1 bil­lion, Via­land marks one of the biggest retail invest­ments in the Republic’s his­to­ry. Spread over 600,000 square meters of land at the heart of Istan­bul, the attrac­tion is expect­ed to wel­come approx­i­mate­ly two mil­lion guests each year. Not only does Via­land plan to trans­form the face of the Euro­pean side of Istan­bul, it is also pre­dict­ed to increase the num­ber of local and for­eign tourists vis­it­ing the city by 15 percent. 

I am delight­ed Gür­soy & Via Devel­op­ment and Man­age­ment Co sought to install both our Q‑bot and Q‑smart solu­tions at Turkey’s first mega theme park,” said Tom Bur­net, Lo‑Q CEO. This is a par­tic­u­lar­ly excit­ing deal for Lo‑Q not only because it is our first instal­la­tion in Turkey, but also because Via­land marks the sec­ond cus­tomer win for our newest tech­nol­o­gy solu­tion, Q‑smart. Adding Via­land to our park port­fo­lio adds to our already strong pres­ence in the Euro­pean theme park arena.”