Global leader: Aaron Hornlimann, CEO
Core activity: SMS ticketing solutions
Revenue: Not disclosed
Key customers: Qantas Group
Employees: 3 full-time, 15 contractors
Sissit Group has spent the better part of the year developing a new SMS check-in system for Qantas’s budget airline, Jetstar.
The technology is due to be implemented across Australia and New Zealand before Christmas and will mean customers can check in for flights even via a standard, non-internet-enabled mobile phone.
The Sissit Group Universal Scanner was developed in a research and development partnership with Qantas Group. The “tickets” it produces are compatible with 99 percent of mobile phones.
The technology involves the creation of what the company terms a “true SMS mobile boarding pass solution”, using the Hornlimanntech imaging library.
Sissit plans an aggressive growth strategy in the year ahead, moving towards the implementation of the technology at other airlines and in other markets including the retail sector, events and venues.
An as yet unannounced retail chain customer is due to come onboard with the technology in early 2010. Rachael Bolton
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