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Automated Social Distance Seating

 

Jixaw Technologies implements online, automated, Social Distanced seating. Working closely with client partner, the Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Jixaw implemented a configurable system, fully integrated with their Tessitura CRM. Utilizing the existing Jixaw seat map platform, dynamic algorithms enable a flexible solution, providing piece of mind for audiences, and control for the client.

 

The Need:

  • Applying social distancing rules in theatres and venues. Providing safe, comfortable entertainment spaces for patrons, while aligning with the ever changing dynamics of local Covid19 regulations

 

The Issues:

  • Pre defining seating groups by assuming patrons attended venues in, for example, pairs, reduced capacity to such low numbers to make events unfeasible.
  • Social distance restrictions are ever changing, and differ greatly across jurisdictions

 

The Solution:

  • Develop locale specific, dynamic algorithms, that allow for real time seating of groups of varying sizes, while, at the same time, maintaining the required social distancing for each venue.

 

In the world of project management, rarely do things go as expected nor without hiccups.

As I look back at the Eisemann Center / Jixaw rollout of our automated Social Distance seating, I see that “rare” actually happened.

Smooth negotiation, smooth delivery, smooth product.

The Eisemann Center and all of our knowledgeable clients and patrons are extremely impressed (and grateful!) with the end-product.

Big thanks to Blair and the Jixaw team.

Well done.

 

Philip B. Nelson

General Manager

Tix on the Square

After several months of hard work and dedication, Jixaw is delighted to officially announce the launch of the new Tix on the Square website! The fully responsive, mobile-first design, provides Tix on the Square, Edmonton’s community box office, with a powerful site, fully integrated with the TN Express Web purchase path.

 

We kicked off the project with a bunch of big ideas, all centered around creating inspiring experiences for the end user. Ease of use and intuitive site navigation were a must. It was important that new and repeat visitors could get where they needed to go, find inspiration, and seamlessly navigate through the purchase path. In parallel, a ‘must have’ for our client was the need for a flexible tool for site editing and maintenance. One that was intuitive, flexible and if possible, integrated with the client’s CRM and database. The flexible, extendable, UMBRACO Content Management System (CMS), was chosen as the platform. Jixaw integrated Umbraco with the client CRM using the Tessitura API, providing ease of setup and avoiding the need for duplicate entry of data and/or content. The result is a user friendly site, built on an easy to learn CMS, that lets Tix on the Square staff add or update events and content whenever needed, especially important when you’re working with 60+ organizations and 75+ venues around town.

Studio Theatre

We are excited to announce that Jixaw has been awarded the contract to design, develop and support Studio Theatre’s new web site. Studio Theatre is Washington’s premier venue for contemporary theatre, “where local audiences will find today’s edgiest playwrights” (Variety). Studio produces the work of today’s greatest writers, augmented by occasional productions of modern classics. Studio’s work is marked by its emphasis on excellence in acting and design, and the signature intimacy of its four theatres, all of which seat fewer than 225 patrons. The quality of this work has been recognized over its 41-year history by sustained community support and 72 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in professional theatre.

 

We are very pleased to have been selected by Studio Theatre, this award follows a comprehensive procurement process where Jixaw was able to successfully demonstrate the functionality and value of existing web implementations, products and new innovations. Jixaw will be providing a team of designers, developers, testers, analysts and system specialists who will work closely with Studio’s team in the development of the new Tessitura integrated web site.

 

Look for the launch of the new site in early 2020 – Watch this space.

Nashville Symphony

Jixaw is proud to announce the launch of the new Nashville Symphony website. The launch of this TNEW integrated site continues our expanding role as a leader in web design & development and technical services for the Non-Profit Arts industry. This new site is built on the powerful Umbraco content management system, which provides ease of use for client side editors, marketers and developers alike. Further, utilizing our extensive experience with the client’s Tessitura CRM and API, we were able to provide a whole new level of functional options to the Nashville Symphony.

 

We’re really proud of this website and feel it creates an unique, seamless, user experience, while still allowing our client organization the flexibility and control they need for their online product.

Jixaw Celebrates 15 Years!

 

We thank all our clients, partners and our staff, for making Jixaw Technologies first decade and a half such a success. We look forward to the next stage of our journey, growing our partnership with our clients, providing a path to success in the ever-changing world of technology.

Though we specialize in complex, technical solutions, the spirit of the people we work with, is the essence of what we do, and how we do it.

 

There is more to come…