This year at the NASCAR race, many fans will be carrying around their smartphones. The reason is the new wireless ticketing system, which is being tested at the speedway this year. The system is called GoKiT, and it’s designed to make it easier for fans to gain entry into the races. While most fans will use their phones for this purpose, others will use paper tickets. However, the most convenient method, of course, will be to use a handheld scanner.
If you’re planning on attending any of the NASCAR races this year and own a handheld scanner, here’s how you can use it.
Get A Working Prototype
The first thing you’ll need to do is get a working prototype of the handheld scanner. You could download one of the free apps that come with the operating systems of most smartphones or search the Google Play Store for “handheld scanner” and you’ll be presented with a number of options. You’ll then need to make a decision as to which one you want to purchase and install on your phone.
Once you’ve got this installed, you can start inputting data. There are a few things you need to check before you input your first race date:
- The screen resolution needs to be at least 320 by 240 pixels.
- It should have a physical button for taking pictures as well as an adjustable focus.
- There needs to be a dedicated space for entering text (typing area).
- The scan should be as quick and responsive as possible.
Wireless Ticketing System
Once you’ve managed to get your hands on a functional prototype of the handheld scanner, you’ll need to move onto the next step of installing the wireless ticketing system at autoclub speedway. To do this, you’ll need to contact the speedway‘s IT department and ask if they can assist you.
Once they’ve given you the green light, you can start configuring the wireless network in such a way that it only allows approved devices to connect to it. This can be a tricky process, so please be sure to ask for help if you’re not familiar with routers and wireless technology.
Once this is done, you can test the wireless connection by trying to access the GoKiT mobile website from your phone. This is usually done by typing “www.nascar.com” into the URL bar and pressing Enter.
If this works, you’re good to go and can continue configuring the system according to the instructions that come with it. Remember: the less you have to remember, the better.
Use Your Scanner At The Gate
The last step is to use your scanner at the gate. This means that you’ll need to walk around with it in your hand and scan each ticket as you enter the venue. At the end of the day, you’ll either have to collect all of the tickets you scanned and enter them into the system manually or attach a USB drive filled with scanned tickets to your online account and upload them manually after the race.
This step is critical, as it will determine how easy or how difficult it is to use the wireless ticketing system at the speedway. For example, if you have a lot of trouble using the device because they are too jam-packed or the line is too long, then it might be a good idea to find an alternative way to get your tickets. It’s also worth noting here that if you use your phone to scan the tickets, you’re free to move about the venue as long as you stay within the range of the Wi-Fi hotspots. This could mean that you’ll need to find a place in the bathroom or at a table in a restaurant to do this.
The Final Word
To conclude, using a handheld scanner at the speedway is not as easy as it seems. However, if you’ve got one and it functions well enough, it’s a great way to get your tickets while also being within the venue. You’ll just need to make sure that you’ve got everything planned beforehand and are able to use the device without any errors.