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Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia Chooses Signature RFID
by VingCard to Secure the Nelsen Lodge

First Phase of High-end Ski Resort to be Outfitted with Contactless RFID Electronic Locks

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DALLAS – Sept. 22, 2008 – VingCard®, a leading hospitality security provider and part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group, announced today it will install Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks with NFC cell phone compatibility at the Nelsen Lodge in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Set to open in fall 2008, the lodge is the first phase of development of the multi-phase Revelstoke Mountain Resort community.

“When it came to securing the lodge, we needed to select an electronic door lock that offers the ultimate in quality and security, while complimenting the resort’s natural environment and unique architecture,” said Mike Duggan, president of Boutique Hotels & Resorts of British Columbia. “Signature RFID was the ideal choice not only because of the locks’ good looks, but also because they provide the security and reliability the industry has come to expect from VingCard.” 

Upon completing the lock installation, the 221-room Nelsen Lodge will be fully equipped to provide user-friendly and intuitive guest interaction, including NFC cell phone compatibility, while decreasing the overall workload of the resort’s management and staff. Signature RFID also provides unmatched control and security – with a 600 event audit trail and innovative anti-cloning software – creating a sense of ease for hoteliers according to Laura Cigana, vice president of Canadian sales for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality North America.

“We are very pleased to equip the first phase of the Revelstoke resort community, and we are confident that Signature RFID will help increase guest satisfaction at the Nelsen Lodge,” Cigana said. “Additionally, the satin chrome hardware that was selected will blend perfectly with the unique atmosphere of the resort.” 

Signature RFID is a secure open-platform system compatible with the three leading RFID ISO standards (ISO 14443A/MiFare, ISO 14443B, ISO 15693) and the new NFC transaction platform for cell phones. By installing Signature RFID locks, the Nelsen Lodge will be ready to offer remote check-in to guests with NFC-compatible cell phones. After making a reservation but prior to arrival at the hotel, guests will receive a booking confirmation number, room number and encrypted room key access code through an encrypted Short Message System (SMS) to their NFC-enabled cell phone, allowing them to bypass the check-in line upon arrival and go straight to the room, where their NFC-enabled cell phones will unlock the guestroom door.

Nelsen Lodge at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is located at the base of Mount Mackenzie in Revelstoke, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.revelstokemountainresort.com

VingCard is a 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 www.vingcard.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. 

Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) is a four season destination resort located in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia, just minutes from the established town of Revelstoke. RMR is North America’s most significant resort development in over a quarter century. In winter, the resort boasts the longest lift-serviced vertical descent in North America and is the only resort in the world which offers lift-skiing, cat-skiing, and helicopter-skiing right from the village base.  In other seasons, the area offers a diverse range of leisure activities. Planning is underway on the Nick Faldo designed golf course which will open in the summer of 2011.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a multi-phased resort community, featuring its own village with restaurants, retail shops, skier services, hotels, condominiums, townhomes and single family lots.  


 
Contact:

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

Morgan Field for TimeLox
Tel: +1 (214) 521-8596
mfield@mbapr.com

Riise Walker
Marketing Supervisor
VingCard, Elsafe, TimeLox 
Tel: +1 (972) 692-3167
rwalker@vcegroup.com
 

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