Pacific Coast Dream Machines Goes Hi-Tech: Show Introduces Free Wi-Fi, Square Credit Card Payment Sy
Thanks to the generous support of local businesses, this year’s Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 28-29 at Half Moon Bay Airport, will feature a slew of leading-edge technologies for the convenience and benefit of event attendees. The list of technological advancements available at this year’s show include free Wi-Fi, accepting credit card payments at admission gates using the Square card reader, and a new, free Dream Machines mobile app.
Alifano Technologies is providing the Dream Machines Show with hardware, including smartphones and Square, the increasingly popular smartphone app that allows merchants to wirelessly process credit card payments. Alifano Technologies will provide pre-event training to show event staff how to use Square and also be on-site to make sure the credit card processing runs smoothly. With this technology, Dream Machines patrons will be able to pay quickly and easily.
“This event is a critical fund-raiser for the Coastside Adult Day Health Center and other local non-profits,” said Mike Alifano, of Alifano Technologies. “We’re a small, close-knit community and we simply want to do what we can to help out. Donating knowledge, know-how, and equipment to help an organization is the best way to give back.”
A major problem big events often suffer from is overloaded, unreliable cellular service and internet access. To prevent this from happening, local internet service provider Coastside.Net will provide fast, free internet access via Wi-Fi so patrons are able to make cellphone calls, text, check and send emails, and browse the web while at the event.
“Dream Machines is a signature event for our community,” said Rob Genovesi, Operations & Systems Administrator for Coastside.Net. “We’re pleased to support it by donating our time, resources and technical expertise. We put a high value in helping organizations in our local community and want to see everyone succeed.”
Another exciting technological advancement is the new, free Dream Machines mobile app. Currently being developed by Half Moon Bay’s Phondini Partners, the app is designed to enhance the event experience for users by providing everything from a fact sheet with key details, information on special attractions, a detailed site map, event and entertainment schedules, door-to-door directions, push messaging alerts, Facebook and Twitter integration, and visitor information via Phondini’s iCoastside app. The app will be available for Apple and Android devices.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to work with the Dream Machines Show,” said Joe Falcone, Chief Technology Officer for Phondini Partners. “Living here on the coastside, we feel it’s important to support the many, fine community service groups here.”
ABOUT ALIFANO TECHNOLGIES, LLC
Alifano Technologies offers a full range of products and services for software, hardware and network support, from installations of high speed DSL/Cable to building custom workstations and servers for large organizations, small businesses and home users. For more information, visit http://alifano.com/.
ABOUT COASTSIDE NET, INC
Coastside Net, Inc. is a full-service Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the San Mateo County Coastside community. Coastside Net provides Internet access to the City of Half Moon Bay, the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Cabrillo Unified School District and many other businesses, as well as several hundred private households. For more information, visit http://www.coastside.net.
ABOUT PHONDINI PARTNERS
Phondini Partners builds mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry platforms using local resources. Their products include iPumpkin, iCoastside, CoastInfo, Coastsearch, and Coastnews. For more information about Phondini Partners visit http://phondini.com/.
ABOUT THE PACIFIC COAST DREAM MACHINES SHOW
The 22nd Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show runs April 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Half Moon Bay Airport, located on Highway 1, 5 miles north of Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay. Admission is $20 for adults ($30 for 2-day pass), $10 for seniors and kids ages 11-17 ($15 for a 2-day pass), and free for children age 10 and under. The event benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. For more information, call 650-726-9652 or visit http://www.miramarevents.com/dreammachines