Ticket Validation for 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden

The Eurovision Song Contest is the longest-running annual international TV song competition, held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally. The Eurovision Song Contest 2013 was the 58th edition contest taking place in Malmö, Sweden. Thirty-nine countries participated and the winner that year was Denmark with the song "Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest.


  • This grand event receives various competitors from a total of thirty-nine countries. It is quite challenging to manage all the participants well.

  • That players come from different countries has high technical requirements for ticket inspection.

  • Relying on inspectors' naked eyes to check tickets results in low efficiency and low accuracy.

  • There is no access to know the real-time attendance of the contestants. This may affect the contest process.

With Chainway C2000 Handheld Computer, the whole ticket validation becomes more efficient. By easily scanning the contestants' tickets with unique 1D bar codes, the speed of identity verification has obviously been accelerated. At the same time, all information collected can be transmitted to the backend database via Wi-Fi, which brings great convenience for personnel management.


  • Intelligent identification system instead of the traditional manual operations brings a substantial increase in efficiency, greatly shortened competitors' admission time.

  • Barcodes scanning effectively reduces forged tickets, identity fraud and so on.

  • Management personnel can have real-time access to information like how many contestants have been admitted, how many haven't, who are them and so on, making overall management more convenient.

  • It ensures that admission tickets are checked with high precision and efficiency, thus contributing to a safe and smooth Eurovision Song Contest.

PDA Configuration
P/N: C2000 Handheld Computer
Functions: HF RFID, 1D, Wi-Fi