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USTA Selects TimeLox to “Serve” Its Security Needs
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Hospitality Security Leader Provides Electronic Locks
for USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
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DALLAS – Nov. 11, 2008 – TimeLox®, the world’s leading supplier of ZigBee online electronic locking systems for hotels and resorts, announced today that it has installed DC-One electronic door locks on each hospitality suite at the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing, NY. Home to the US Open, the National Tennis Center recently constructed state-of-the-art indoor facilities, including 90 hospitality suites that are leased to Fortune 500 companies during the annual tournament, which this year took place from Aug. 25 to Sept. 7.  

“When it came to securing the National Tennis Center’s new hospitality suites, the USTA needed an electronic lock with unsurpassed tracking and audit capabilities to ensure the security of its high-end guests during the US Open,” said Rune Venas, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Inc. “TimeLox DC-One smartcard electronic locks were the ideal match for that unique security need.”  

DC-One is a dual-card (magnetic stripe and smartcard) system that allows hotels to enjoy the unique advantages that each technology offers, while maximizing security for both the property and guests. Combining the economy and reliability of magnetic cards with the flexibility of smartcard technology, DC-One not only makes hotel staff functions easier to perform, but also decreases the overall workload. 

Part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, TimeLox is the leading developer of online locking systems for the international hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security solutions that meet the unique operational needs of large hotels, casinos and resorts. For more information, 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 USTA 
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 94 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. A not-for-profit organization with 725,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. For more information on the USTA, log on to www.usta.com.


 
Contact:

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

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

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