“KidZania” provides children and their parents a safe, unique, and very realistic educational environment that allows kids between the ages of four to twelve to do what comes naturally to them: role-playing by mimicking traditionally adult activities. As in the real world, children perform “jobs” and are either paid for their work (as a fireman, doctor, police officer, journalist, shopkeeper, etc.) or pay to shop or to be entertained. The indoor theme park is a city built to scale for children, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of “establishments” sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.
Kids earn “kidZos”, the official currency of” KidZania”, with every job they perform. Recognized at every KidZania city throughout the world, kidZos are used to buy products and services in KidZania. The more children work, the more they earn, and the more they can experience. On their first visit to a KidZania, children open their own personal savings account at the KidZania bank. Kids receive kidZos in cash and a working debit card to be used at any of the city’s ATMs. With it, they can withdraw kidZos from their account to play or shop or they can save their kidZos for future visits.
As “KidZania” is opening a new park for the first time in Egypt during April 2013 eT3 has developed an ATM Gateway capable of performing mainly the following tasks: –
Receiving the several requests performed by kids on any of the ATMs installed in the park
Transforming incoming requests into a standard message understandable by KidZania’s international standard application and communicating these messages to the main application.
Waiting for KidZania’s application answer, and communicate the answer to the concerned requestor ATM.Kidzania 1
The following picture summarizes eT3 ATMs gateway functionality as developed for KidZania: –