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Signature RFID by VingCard: A Success Story
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Thousands of Hotel Guestrooms Now Rely on Contactless RFID
Electronic Locks from Industry Leader
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DALLAS – March 17, 2008 – VingCard®, a leading hospitality security provider and part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group, today announced that Signature RFID is its fastest growing product launch in recent company history, with thousands of hotel guestrooms throughout the U.S. and Canada now operating the contactless RFID electronic door locks. Since the system’s introduction in 2007, VingCard has installed Signature RFID at premium-level properties around the globe, with many notable North American installations, including the 282-room Plaza Hotel in New York City and the 221-room Nelsen Lodge in Revelstoke, British Columbia. 

“We are pleased to announce that a quickly growing number of properties in the United States and Canada have chosen Signature RFID as their locking system of choice,” said Rune Venas, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Inc. in North America. “As hoteliers become more conscious of their customers’ needs, they know they can count on this revolutionary product from VingCard to provide top-notch security as well as convenience and ease-of-use, pleasing guests and hotel owners alike.” 

Signature RFID employs the latest technology to offer a unique contactless design for user-friendly, intuitive guest interaction and unsurpassed security to hotels. By installing Signature RFID, hotels also have the option to offer remote check-in to guests with NFC-compatible cell phones, allowing them to skip the check-in line upon arrival and go straight to the room, where their NFC-cell phone will unlock the door. Additionally, Signature RFID employs anti-cloning technology for all guests and staff cards, making it virtually impossible for keycards to be cloned and used. 

Signature RFID is a secure open-platform system compatible with the three leading RFID ISO standards (ISO 14443A/MiFare, ISO 14443B, ISO 15693) and also the Near Field Communication (NFC) transaction platform for cell phones, therefore eliminating the guesswork for hoteliers in choosing the right technology standard.

Part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, VingCard is the 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. 


 
Contact:

Karin Melrose for VingCard
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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