Patrons of the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival earlier this month were able to use prepaid stored value cards for food and beverage purchases. The festival took place from April 10-13.

Although paper tickets were available this year, the smart card program is expected to replace tickets in the future.

Primeco Personal Communications, a digital telephone service provider that sponsored the festival, footed the bill for the smart card program, developed by Precis Smart Card Systems Inc. of Oklahoma City. Prepaid Primeco Smart Cards were available in denominations of $10, $15, and $20.

The issuer is hoping the cards will become collectibles.

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