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Muelle de la Bogeguita – Transport and Tourism in Columbia Entrance Control Management Case Study

Project Description:

Muelle de la Bodeguita is a wharf in Cartagena in Columbia, which is renowned of its beautiful sunset in Cartagena from the sea attracting tourists from all over the world. Visitors can admire the spectacular skyline of Cartagena while it lights up, and discover a new pleasant feeling while sailing. One of the major hot activities there is the 2-hour sunset cruise on on a great yacht from the Muelle de la Bodeguita pier in front of the Walled City, enjoy the relaxing but at the same time exciting sailing through the Bay of Cartagena de Indias, accompanied by good music, a cocktail of Sangria, Cava or a soft drink and a delicious appetizer in a magical atmosphere. Watch the sunset and the lighting of the spectacular skyline of the city of Cartagena and sail into the night.

Project Site: Cartagena, Columbia

End User: Muelle de la Bogeguita

Client Requirements

Project Requirements

Muelle de la Bodeguita is used by both local people and tourists every day, and the operator of the wharf required an effective entrance control system. As the project involves a public transportation on water, the operator requires an entrance control system with some major requirements.

QR Code Reading

The wharf offers sight-seeing traffics for visitors from all over the world. Thus if conventional printed tickets which contains text information are required for entry, it would cause inconvenience to both passengers and staffs as it consumes time and manual power.

A better method would certainly be quicker which enables passengers to present proof of purchase, and QR code reading has now widely applied in e-commerce. Our client also wished to adapt this method to their newly established entrance control system.

Effective Entrance Control

The wharf is accessed by a large amount of passenger flow. For it is expected to perform an actual transportation as well as a tourism spot, efficiency is a sing qua non in order to cope with the passenger flow in a short period of boarding. A quick and precise entrance control system thus would be critical.


As it is a waterway transportation, the entrance must be near water with semi-open environment. Cartagena faces the Caribbean Sea to the west. And features a tropical wet and dry climate. Although the climate tends to be hot and windy, its humidity averages around 90% with rainy seasons typically in May to June and October to November. Thus, a durable entrance control system with the capability of resistance humidity is important.

Implementation Solution



Device Name

Device Model

Entrance Control

Tripod Turnstile


Technical Features:

•The main entrance of the wharf is deployed with 3 units of TS1022 Series tripod turnstiles.

•All passengers are required to purchase tickets prior to their boarding. The tickets are delivered with QR codes containing related shifts’ information. Barcode readers are integrated into the tripod turnstiles. Passengers allowed to board after they present their tickets to be scanned by the readers embedded in the tripod turnstiles.

•Passengers are allowed to exit only after successful ticket scanning. All tickets are only available one-time to avoid any repeated use.

Function Description:

•Tripod turnstiles are compact and cost-effective entrance solutions. Designed for smooth and silent operation, reducing power consumption, wear and tear, It is suitable for areas with a high traffic.

•The TS1000 series with our stainless steel compact version offers high operating reliability in a small casework, which is ideal for sites where space is an issue. By receiving a signal from the access control system, or pushing button, it allows the entry of one person in a time. Entering into different directions are electronically controlled.

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