go~mus + entry | Access control

Reliable access solutions are just as essential in museums as they are in all other visitor contexts. The requirements vary with size, concept and general attitude. Whether tickets are validated at the POS, staff validates tickets via visual inspection, an app is used for validating or a turnstile is set up, go~mus + entry enables you to do reliable access control.

go~mus can connect existing infrastructure or supply you with new hardware.

go~scanner

go~scanner is our Android based Scan-App. It communicates with your go~mus instance to validate tickets and booking confirmations. It can be used on smartphones as well as industry scanners.

go~scanner can validate 1D- (barcodes, e.g. Code39) and 2D-Codes (e.g. QR-Codea) as well as NFC chips on tickets and booking confirmations from paper and displays.

Smart phones can be a cheap entry into access control for your venue.

While mobile phones don’t have high performance imagers to read 1D- and 2D-Codes, when used under good lighting conditions scanning with the camera of your smart phone will do just fine.

It is usually difficult to restrict access to other apps on smart phones but that might be an advantage on less busy days.

Battery life can vary a lot and is usually not as good as with an industrial scanner but newer devices have high battery capacities and allow for a sufficiently long usage.

Wir liefern go~scanner auf Wunsch auch auf professionellen Industrie Scannern aus. Diese bieten einige Vorteile gegenüber Mobiltelefonen, sind aber in der Regel auch etwas teurer.

Industrie Scanner verfügen in der Regel über eine höhere Akku-Kapazität. Insbesondere bei langen Öffnungszeiten oder vielen Besuchern ist das ein großer Vorteil.

Imager in Industrie Scannern können 1D- und 2D Codes zuverlässiger und schneller von allen Medien (Papier, Bildschirme) lesen. Das ermöglicht schnellere Kontrolle und größeren Abstand zwischen Aufsicht und Besucher.

Die höhere Schutzklasse der Industrie Scanner garantiert besseren Schutz gegen Sturz, Staub und Wasser und sorgt so für längere Lebensdauer der Geräte.

Für Industrie Scanner ist Zubehör wie Ladeschalen, Mehrfach-Ladeschalen, ergonomische Griffe, Holster uvm. verfügbar.

Manche Museen setzen auf Vereinzelungsanlagen für die Zutrittskontrolle.

Wir können solche Systeme anbinden oder auf Wunsch auch gemeinsam mit einem Partner solche Systeme liefern. Wir arbeiten hier mit Systemen der Axess AG.

Häufig bietet sich ein Mittelweg an, bei dem das eigentliche Drehkreuz erhalten bleibt, aber der Scanner und die Logik darin sowie das Besucherdisplay getauscht werden.

In vielen Museen ist eine separate Ticketkontrolle nicht möglich oder erforderlich.

Für Tickets, die Online verkauft werden kann die Validierung mit einem an der Kasse angeschlossenen Scanner ermöglicht werden.

So können Tickets auch ohne zusätzlichen Personal- und Materialeinsatz zuverlässig und komfortabel kontrolliert und entwertet werden.

Egal ob separate Ticketkontrolle oder Kontrolle an der Kasse, häufig ist es sinnvoll, dass Tickets, die an der Kasse verkauft werden, direkt entwertet werden.

go~mus + entry zusammen mit go~mus + kasse ermöglicht genau das. Tickets werden beim Druck direkt entwertet, sodass diese Besucher nicht zusätzlich durch die Ticketkontrolle müssen.

Wir setzen auf allen Scannern ein professionelles Flottenmanagement-System oder auch Mobile Device Management System ein.

Dieses ermöglicht es uns Geräte schnell und zuverlässig zu updaten aber auch bei Problemen per Fernzugriff und Fernsteuerung helfen zu können.


go~mus + entry cloud | Access control plus

In addition to the access control add on go~mus also provides additional access control functionality with its Entry Cloud add on.

go~mus + entry cloud provides additional features to go~mus + entry, such as defining entry ares, entry points, ticket area access, average time of stay and area capacity.

This allows you to cover even the most complex access concepts.

go~mus + entry allows you to designate ticket scanners and turnstiles as points of either exit or entry. This allows you to capture the exact visitor count exactly, regardless of the number of entry and exit points an entry zone has.

For ticket scanners the mode can be switched in a password protected menu in the scan app or by scanning a configuration code. The mode is displayed and can be signaled with a background color in the scan app.

go~mus + entry cloud can capture visitor entries and exits per entry zone and can calculate a visitor count per entry zone. Ticket scanners with the go~scanner app can display this count of one or many entry zones. This allows supervisors to direct visitors to less crowded areas based on accurate and current information.

The visitor count can be an exact calculation given the entries and exits to and from a specific entry zone. This is most often the case, when turnstiles are in place but can also be achieved with ticket scanners. Depending on the amount of entry zones and entry points as well as the amount of visitors this can require a lot of staff and scanners.

When only entries are captured go~mus + entry cloud allows you to calculate visitor count per entry zone based on average time of stay which can be defined per entry zone. This achieves a good estimate of the actual visitor count with less staff and hardware.

The visitor count can also be displayed in the backend.

Depending on the ticketing and entry concept this allows you to refine ticket quotas and entry area capacities on the go, based on current information.

go~mus + api provides visitor count and further information via REST api. This allows you to display relevant information in visitor guidance systems.

When entry area capacity limits are exceeded, scanners give an acoustic and visual warning. This allows supervisors to redirect visitors to less crowded areas.


go~mus + api | Integration

Use go~mus + api to integrate go~mus with existing systems.

For many tasks aside from daily educational work, specialized and proven tools exist. Be it CRM, CMS, newsletter tools or tools for feedback management. go~mus + api enables you to continue using these systems while not having to enter data twice or worry about synchronicity of data.

go~mus + api further enables you to integrate regional and national partners. Whether it’s resellers or affiliate partners, the integration of partners allows you to increase your reach and your visitor numbers.

Possible connections

go~mus + api allows you to connect regional and international resellers to your system. Whether as resellers or affiliate partners, resellers allow you to increase your reach, increase impulse buying and allow you to address markets and languages you might not be able to on your own.

Always keep in mind that resellers charge fees for their services and that sales via your own online shop are always more profitable.

Content management systems provide contents to websites and visitor control/guidance systems. Connecting a CMS to go~mus via the go~mus + api reduces redundant data maintenance and ensures consistent data being displayed.

go~mus + api provides an interface to connect the event calendar of your website to go~mus. This ensures that customers always get up to date information on what events take place and whether there are still seats available. It can also be used to link directly into the online shop to provide a means for booking/registering for the event.

Online catalogues from museum service agencies and other cross institutional providers can be connected using the gomus + api.

Customer data originating from the many sources an institution has, should ideally be managed in one central system, a CRM. go~mus provides an interface that allows you to connect your CRM. This allows you to properly keep track of customer data, orders, order values, customer lifetime values and other important metrics.

It should also be the foundation of your public procedure directory in regards to questions of GDPR and how long you keep which record.


go~mus + shop | Online shop

E-Commerce is no longer just a thing for large museums, museum associations and blockbuster exhibitions. It increases your museum’s reach and improves your accessibility and thus potentially increases your visitors.

Meanwhile it is the cheapest way to make sure your customers get what they are looking for.

It furthermore enables you to provide your offering to foreign language visitors with reasonable effort, since just as go~mus allows you to enter content in various languages, go~mus + shop allows you to display this content accordingly.

go~mus + shop enables your visitors to buy your tickets in the online shop.

Regular tickets (not time slot tickets) are usually valid for a specific day which the customer has to select.

The buying process is straight forward and consists of date selection and ticket selection. It can be displayed on consecutive pages or in a onepager layout.

With go~mus + shop you can also sell time slot tickets. Those allow your customers to enter the museum in the specified time slot.

The buying process for time slot tickets is slightly more complicated than for regular tickets, but this allows you to control the visitor flow as well demand through simple measures, such as:

  • Reduced prices for less frequented time slots
  • Increased prices for high demand time slots
  • Limited access to certain visitor groups during specified hours (e.g. schools, elderly)
  • Differentiate ticket quota per time slot to account for differences in time of stay

go~mus + shop also allows you to sell events, public tours and generally all offerings for individual visitors online.

This includes all offerings for which you create events with a specific duration and attendance limit and for which several visitors can book a number of seats. Popular examples are public tours, lectures and concerts.

The online shop provides a selection of events on the starting page as well as calendar widget to search events by date.

Looking at the details of an event the visitor will see a picture with caption, title, subtitle and description.

The visitor can then select the date and time of the event and the number of seats per category and add them to the shopping cart.

Most museums have a dedicated offering for groups and offer a variety of tours. With go~mus + shop you can offer these online directly to your visitors.

Much different to events, when offering touts online, there aren’t predefined events for which visitors can sign up but rather a scheme consisting of products, availabilities of rooms, staff and resources that define what offering is available at what time.

You control the availability of tours online through a variety of measures, including, opening hours, starting times, a pre sale time per product category and many more.


go~mus + pos | Cash register integration

The Point of Sale is and will remain the most important contact point for your visitors. To them, aside from friendly staff and reasonable prices, there is only one thing that counts: Speed. Reliability, the second most important factor, is not really noticed by customers, but of course essential for the museum.

go~mus is able to connect existing POS-Systems from the most common suppliers, thereby keeping investment low and adaption easy.

We work with Korona.pos from Combase.

Korona Cash registers from Combase AG and the go~mus visitor management software are seamlessly integrated. Every product in go~mus (tickets, events, group offerings, etc.) is connected to an article in Korona.retail. This ensures that all sales channels rely on the same article master data.

Every receipt for every order from every integrated sales channel is stored in the retail management system Korona.retail. Given the aforementioned article synchronisation this allows for very detailed reports in Korona.

Ticket quotas are managed in go~mus for all integrated sales channels (visitor service, online shop, POS, reseller). Tickets bought at the till via the “Fast Buttons” are always for the current time slot, be it the day or any given shorter timeframe. The presale feature also allows you to sell time slot tickets for future time slots at the cash register.