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Delta Chelsea Hotel Enlists TimeLox® to Install
Wireless Electronic Locking System
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Canada’s Largest Hotel to Utilize New TimeLox
Wireless DC-ONLINE System
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DALLAS – Nov. 12, 2007 – TimeLox, a leading supplier of electronic hotel-locking systems, has signed an agreement with the Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto to install its new wireless DC-ONLINE system by the end of the year. 

The TimeLox wireless DC-ONLINE system will allow the 1590-room Delta Chelsea to establish reliable two-way communication from stand-alone electronic locks to the property’s host security system. DC-ONLINE offers more than just electronic locks, bringing more security and control to properties like the Delta Chelsea, more services to hotel guests, more effective front desk operations and more efficient engineering and maintenance. The system utilizes bi-directional RF communication that eliminates the need to travel to each guestroom to reprogram individual locks or retrieve audit trail and allows hotel operators to remotely identify locks with low batteries or cancel cards without reprogramming the locks. DC-ONLINE provides centralized control not possible with traditional off-line stand-alone locks. 

The installation at the Delta Chelsea will allow most information updates and data retrieval to be managed remotely from the hotel’s main computer system, offering two-way command and control from one desktop. With transmission distances of up to 50 feet, DC-ONLINE components communicate with multiple rooms at once, significantly reducing the number of components required for installation compared to other online technologies. 

Additionally, the Delta Chelsea will employ the TimeLox DC-One dual card system, which combines reliable magnetic card technology with flexible smart card technology. Both systems were developed by TimeLox specifically to meet the unique security needs of large hotels, resorts and casinos according to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality North America president and CEO Marc Freundlich. 

“We are excited and honored to outfit Canada’s largest hotel, the Delta Chelsea, with DC-ONLINE, the newest addition to the TimeLox family of security products,” Freundlich said. “Additionally, working with the Delta Chelsea represents an important step in TimeLox’s to bring its unique features to the Canadian market.” 

After a rigorous review, the Delta Chelsea selected TimeLox based on the brand’s strong reputation as the premiere locking solution for casinos, resorts, and large hotels, according to Delta Chelsea’s general manager Robert Housez.

“Enlisting an industry leader like TimeLox will enhance the prestige of the Delta Chelsea Hotel,” Housez said. “The security and convenience offered by the DC-ONLINE and traditional DC-One systems will help distinguish this hotel even further.”

Built on the ZigBee™ Standard ISO 802.15.4 platform, the only wireless highly-secured and open standards-based platform to address the unique needs of remote monitoring and access-control network applications, DC-ONLINE provides the Delta Chelsea with increased system reliability and performance at an affordable cost. Operating on an open, reliable and secure platform like ZigBee also enables smooth interface and integration opportunities for other online devices such as safes, energy management and mini bars.

Part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group, TimeLox is a leading developer of locking systems for the international hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of large hotels, casinos, and resorts. For more information, please visit www.timelox.com. 

About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc. North America
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 35,000 properties worldwide, securing more than 6 million hotel rooms. The ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company, is a world leader in security and hospitality systems. The North American division of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality brings three security brands to hotels throughout the United States and Canada, including VingCard (www.vingcard.com) electronic locking system solutions, Elsafe (www.elsafe.com) UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series, and TimeLox (www.timelox.com) security solutions for gaming properties and other large resorts. 

About the Delta Chelsea Hotel
The Delta Chelsea is the flagship hotel of the Delta Hotels brand, the leading first class hotel management company in Canada.  As Canada's largest hotel, the Delta Chelsea is centrally located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is just steps from the city's best shopping districts, world-class theatres, vibrant nightlife and exciting attractions.  A full-service urban resort, the Delta Chelsea has room types to suit everyone and the hotel offers six restaurants and lounges, separate adult/family recreation areas and pools – including the "Corkscrew" - downtown Toronto's only indoor waterslide.  Delta Hotels is owned by the British Columbia Investment Management Company. More information is available online at www.deltachelsea.com


 
Contact:

Ariel Herr for VingCard
Michael A. Burns & Associates
Tel: (214) 521-8596
acherr@mbapr.com

Karin Melrose for TimeLox
Tel: +1 (713) 831-6813
kmelrose@mbapr.com

Riise Walker
Marketing Supervisor
VingCard, Elsafe, TimeLox
Tel: (972) 692-3167
rwalker@vcegroup.com

Tracy Ford, 
Public Relations Manager
Delta Chelsea Hotel
Tel: +1 (416) 585-4396
Tracy_ford@deltachelsea.com

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