In tandem with our telemetry project we also developed a compatible software system which enabled us to display, print and record all festival goer movements be they first time entrants, pass outs or returnees. An essential feature of this newly commissioned package was the ability to retrieve all data generated to determine flow rates and individual gate movements it would also enable post event analysis and planning for future events to be undertaken.
As the Glastonbury festival has gone from strength to strength in the 30 years of our involvement so the entry system has grown with it. It would now typically record over 500,000 personnel movements through the perimeter gates, which have now evolved into state-of-the-art, modern, stainless steel tripod turnstiles. The increase in the festival attendance over 30 years has meant that the telemetry system, and its associated software have also been expanded and refined to provide modern data capture and can be customised for all large or small events.
Happily, our continuous involvement since 1991 with the Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts continues to the present day and we are immensely proud to have played a small part in its success.