in Guestroom 2010® at HITEC
Contactless Door Lock Selected for Exclusive Display of Innovative Hotel Technologies
DALLAS – June 11, 2008 – VingCard, a leading hospitality security provider and part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group, today announced that Signature RFID by VingCard, featuring Near Field Communications (NFC) cell phone compatibility, will be exhibited in Guestroom 2010 at HITEC 2008, June 17-19 in Austin, Texas.
“Being selected to take part in this widely renowned showcase is an honor and a testament to Signature RFID’s innovative use of cutting-edge locking technology,” said Marc Freundlich, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality North America. “Since its inception in 2006, Guestroom 2010 has been recognized as the hospitality industry’s go-to source for the latest and greatest products and services, and this year’s display will undoubtedly create even more buzz about the future of guestroom technology.”
Signature RFID/NFC was developed to answer hoteliers’ needs for a design-centric, operations friendly radio-frequency identification (RFID) contactless lock that is convenient for guests. The locks operate on an open-platform system compatible with the three leading RFID ISO standards (ISO 14443A/MIFARE, ISO 14443B, ISO 15693), and also the NFC secure transaction platform, which allows hotel guests to use NFC-enabled cell phones in lieu of keys or keycards.
Hotels equipped with Signature RFID/NFC locks can offer remote check-in to guests with NFC-enabled cell phones. Prior to arrival at a hotel, guests receive a booking confirmation number, room number and encrypted room key access code through Short Message System (SMS), allowing them to skip the check-in line upon arrival and go straight to the room, where their cell phones will unlock the door. Guests use their cell phones again at the end of their stay to check out directly through the NFC-enabled TV in the room, or the NFC-enabled hotel kiosk.
In addition to its remote check-in and check-out capabilities, Signature RFID/NFC also employs the latest technology to offer a unique contactless design for more intuitive guest interaction.
The 2008 version of Guestroom 2010, a model hotel room featuring the latest hotel technologies like Signature RFID/NFC, will be unveiled on June 17 during HITEC at the Austin Convention Center. For more information about the display, visit www.guestroom2010.org.
Part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, VingCard is world leader in developing locking systems for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, visit ASSA ABLOY Hospitality during HITEC at booth 1315, or visit www.vingcard.com.
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