Manhattan Nightclub Hopes RFID Will Grant VIP Treatment to Patrons
developed a radio frequency identification application designed to help businesses instantly recognize VIP customers. A company called 13th Street Entertainment is currently testing the RFID system at its restaurant, nightclub and lounge in New York City, to identify guests entering through the doors of the three venues, and thus provide the appropriate service. As part of that test, which is taking place at the building in which all three venues are located, the firm has its own staff walking through the entrance carrying their RFID-enabled ID cards. But if the technology operates as hoped, says Christian Dacus, 13th Street Entertainment's creative director, VIP guests of the Beaumarchais restaurant, the Kiss and Fly nightclub or the RdV lounge will receive cards that can help earn them special treatment.